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Romance Down The Rhine

Posted February 14th, 2017

Picture you and your nearest and dearest with a glass of Riesling in hand, watching the verdant banks of the Rhine go leisurely by, all from the comfort of your cabin balcony.  On this special romantic day think about exploring quaint villages and cobblestoned streets with your loved one. Why not give yourself the chance to fall in love with the beautiful Rhine on a river cruise.

Romance of River Cruising

River cruising is a wonderfully romantic and gentle way to see a huge range of destinations. With its limited passenger numbers, sleek vessel design and personalised service, this guarantees an intimate atmosphere on board a river cruise. And like ocean cruising, you unpack once but wake up to a different destination every day! River cruising allows passengers to immerse themselves in the local culture and history of their surroundings. Sailing down the romantic Rhine clears the mind and frees the spirit. What a delight to have the busyness of your daily life removed and to have the only dilemma of what delectable main dish are you going to select for dinner this evening?

Fantastic Food

Fantastic food quality is a big focus for river and ocean carriers and they make a big effort to ensure there are exceptional dining options, right across the board. Riverboats might not possess the same number of eateries as larger ocean liners, but river cruising lines ensure that the same high standards are maintained, if not surpassed.

Buffet breakfast and lunch options allow guests to sample a broad mix of regional and international cuisine, while sit-down dinners cater to more sophisticated tastes. The blend of formal and casual dining is a feature of Rhine River cruising, and perfectly complements the delicious local fare on offer at each port-of-call. Travelling can be hungry (and thirsty) work, so it’s important that your riverboat provider has your culinary interests at heart.


Accommodation options are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Modern furnishings, tech features and big beds contribute to that “home away from home” feeling. The warm and inviting atmosphere continues throughout the vessel – from the welcoming lobby to the friendly lounges and bar.

Rhine Excursions

Cologne, Basel, Mainz, Strasbourg – with river cruising along the Rhine, the entire river is a destination and river cruising is all about immersive experiences in-destination. So along with the onboard luxurious service and facilities, you can easily hop off at any of these incredible locations and explore at your leisure.

The Rhine is captivating at any time of year, but for the best Christmas markets in the world, it’s hard to go past a December travel excursion to Cologne. Hearty meals, mulled wine and handcrafted gifts make it a festive celebration not to be missed. The Swiss city of Basel also boasts a lively atmosphere, with the medieval old town drawing large crowds of locals and tourists, alike.

Discover the unique history of each town and city on your itinerary. Celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the region and embrace the warm hospitality of its people. So why not take the one you love, on a one river, many countries cruise - it’s the best way to see the best of Europe.

Booking the European cruise of a lifetime can be done on your terms, meaning you can travel for less, and with less hassle. Call our experienced cruise consultants on 1300 954 661 today. We can help you with all aspects of your trip, including flights and travel insurance. 

Set sail on a dream holiday with Cruiseabout.

Images courtesy of Getty.

Tara Young

The experience of travel changes a person. I see my job as highlighting what amazing travel opportunities there are to broaden your knowledge of that great big world beyond your doorstep and what you may learn about yourself on the way.

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