Rhine Holiday Markets

Europe River Cruise
From
$3,899*
per person twin share
Oceanview from
$3899*
per person in a twin-share cabin
*Indicative pricing only. Please view the important notice.
DepartsBasel
On19 Dec 2018
ToEurope
For7 nights
WithUniworld River Cruises
On BoardS.S. Antoinette

7 night cruise sailing from Basel aboard the S.S. Antoinette.

Description

Share in the joy of the season while cruising along the legendary Rhine through three wonderful countries. Make this season an unforgettable one, sailing the Rhine River through Switzerland, France and Germany on this special holiday itinerary. Explore charming towns and discover treasures in some of Europe’s finest traditional Christmas markets. You’ll revel in the brilliant holiday decorations and in tasting the many treats and spiced wines of the season. This is truly the way to celebrate Christmas! Switzerland, France, and Germany provide the perfect backdrop for this true connoisseur’s Christmas Markets cruise. Discover the roots of our Christmas traditions as you explore some of Europe’s most charming towns. Browse for unique ornaments in Basel’s Christmas Market. Sip vin chaud as you stroll to Place Kléber to behold the enormous, brilliantly lighted tree that Strasbourg offers modern celebrants. Find unexpected treasures in the red-roofed stalls clustered around Cologne’s magnificent cathedral. Savor tantalizing once-a-year treats with Uniworld’s “Taste of Christmas” Program, including gingerbread, crepes with cinnamon, and warm spiced wine. See how the Baroque town hall of Koblenz is transformed into an Advent calendar. Revel in brightly painted carousels and handmade ornaments, Medieval squares illuminated by twinkling lights, life-sized Nativity figures, and joyful brass choirs. Sail through castle-strewn hillsides and visit charming towns decked in holiday finery for a holiday season you will never forget.

Inclusions

  • Outside from:
    $3899
    8 Day Europe River Cruise departing Basel.
  • 7 Nights accommodation staying onboard the exquisite SS Antoinette in a Category 5 Cabin.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners including a Captain's Welcome Gala and Farewell Dinners.
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water.
  • 6 Days of excursions fully hosted by English-speaking local guides.
  • Guided "Taste of Christmas" and "Gentle Walking" programs.
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions.
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment.
  • Cultural enrichment including Signature Lecture.
  • An experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff.
  • Scheduled airport transfers on arrival and departure days.
  • All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services.

Itinerary

Date
Location
19 Dec 18
Basel
20 Dec 18
Basel
21 Dec 18
Kehl
22 Dec 18
Germersheim
23 Dec 18
Mainz
23 Dec 18
Rudesheim
24 Dec 18
Rhine River Cruising
24 Dec 18
Koblenz
25 Dec 18
Cologne
26 Dec 18
Cologne
S.S. Antoinette
Uniworld River Cruises

As Uniworld Cruises’ first ever new build, the SS Antoinette ‘Super Ship’ made quite a splash when it joined the fleet in 2011. Prepare yourself to be wowed from your first step on board – this luxurious ship is one of the most innovative river liners on Europe’s waterways and proudly boasts a decadent design, epitomised in the stunning ten-foot tall Strauss Baccarat chandelier made from blue sapphires that is found in the ship’s lobby.

Carrying 154 passengers, the SS Antoinette also features a range of exclusive services and facilities that cannot be found on any other river ship. Look out for the 22-seat cinema with Dolby Surround Sound, sheltered public spaces on the top deck, a pool and adjoining hot tub, plus many more innovative features!

If you’re looking for a little piece of luxury, then a cruise on the SS Antoinette might just be in order! Get in touch with a Cruiseabout consultant today to organise your holiday on 1300 769 228 or via the email form below.

Facilities

Food and Drink: 24-Hour Tea and Coffee Bar, Juice Bar, Restaurant.
Fitness: Fitness Center.
Other: Laundry Service, Tours Office.
Entertainment: Salon du Grand Trianon, Theatre.
Relaxation: Sun Deck, Swimming Pool.

Dining

The culinary program on board the SS Antoinette is nothing short of extraordinary – guests dine in the Restaurant de Versailles where they are treated to a variety of regional and classic meals prepared by the ship’s team of professional chefs. Freshest ingredients from the local markets are brought in to ensure that each bite brings you a burst of sensory pleasure, whether you’re there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Quick Stats
Cruise Line Uniworld River Cruises
Passenger Capacity 154
Length 443
Launched 1st Jan 2011
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FromBasel
On15 Apr 2018
ToEurope
For7 nights
WithUniworld River Cruises
OnS.S. Antoinette
From
$4,549* per person twin share
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FromBasel
On15 Apr 2018
ToEurope
For7 nights
WithUniworld River Cruises
OnS.S. Antoinette
From
$4,549* per person twin share
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FromBasel
On15 Apr 2018
ToEurope
For7 nights
WithUniworld River Cruises
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ToEurope
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Europe River Cruise
FromBasel
On19 Dec 2018
ToEurope
For7 nights
WithUniworld River Cruises
OnS.S. Antoinette
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$3,899* per person twin share
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