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Cruise Information

Enjoy a relaxing and inspiring cruise on the Romantic Rhine, Europe's longest river. Travel onboard a luxurious river ship, during tulip time, visiting iconic ports of call, sampling incredible cuisine, and absorbing the local culture.



Additional Benefits:
•Two-night hotel stay and touring in Lucerne
•All gratuities included
•Complimentary regional wines, beer, and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
•Onboard Activity Manager
•Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
•Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
•Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

Emerald Cabin- $4,129.00
Panorama Balcony Suite- $4,799.00
Grand Balcony Suite- $5,739.00
Owner’s Suite- $6,569.00


Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Air and recommended travel insurance are additional. Passports are required and must be valid for six months after return date.

Government fees and taxes are included in the rates above.  Rates are per person, cruise only. All cruise specials are subject to availability and rates are subject to change. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Not responsible for publishing/printing errors.

Itineraries are subject to change; port sequence, scheduled time, and/or day.  For the most updated cruise information, please visit


Day 1  Depart the USA
Today you’ll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Zurich, Switzerland.

Day 2  Zurich to Lucerne, Switzerland
Upon arrival in Zurich, transfer to your hotel in Lucerne to begin your Swiss adventure. The afternoon is at leisure to begin discover- ing your beautiful new surroundings. This evening, join your Mayflower representative and traveling companions for an included dinner at the hotel. Meal: D

Day 3  City Tour of Lucerne
After breakfast, an included walking tour highlights the city’s land- mark, the famous 14th-century Chapel Bridge with its paintings of heroic town events, that crosses the Reuss River. See the 17th-century Renaissance Town Hall and town squares, all set among the beautiful backdrop of the Swiss Alps. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 
Meal: B

Day 4  Optional Excursion: Mt. Pilatus/Embark in Basel
Before departing for your ship in Basel, the day is free to enjoy at leisure or join the morning optional excursion to Mt. Pilatus – a mountain overlooking Lucerne that offers a unique alpine experience! This afternoon, travel by motorcoach to Basel, Switzerland for embarkation on to your Emerald Waterways luxury Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travelers for dinner onboard. 
Meals: B, D

Day 5  Breisach, Germany
Today you have a choice to visit a typical Black Forest Village, full of charm, cuckoo clocks and other German specialities or, take part in a guided hike along some of the Black Forest trails. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS: Black Forest cake demonstration and tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike in the Black Forest

Day 6  Strasbourg, France
Once docked in Kehl, coaches await to take you across the river to Strasbourg, the capital city of the Alsace Region in France. Your guided walking tour includes the Grande Île, the historical city center and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its medieval black and white timber-framed buildings, old tanning houses, baroque sandstone buildings, canals and river locks, the city’s star attraction is the cathedral, dominating the main square. 
Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS: Guided Tour of Strasbourg

Day 7  Mannheim / Heidelberg, Germany
Continue upstream to the town of Mannheim, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Neckar Rivers. From there, travel by coach to Heidelberg where you have the opportunity to either visit the medieval town of Heidelberg on a walking tour, or take part in an active hike to Heidelberg Hill. 
Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS: Guided tour of Heidelberg with wine tasting
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike from Mount Königstuhl to Heidelberg

Day 8  Koblenz, Germany
Cruise to the 2000-year-old town of Koblenz, which is situated at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers. Enjoy a walking tour of Koblenz and visit the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress on the opposite side of the river. This fortress was part of the Prussian defenses against the French in the 19th-century and later used as a headquarters for the American military during WWII. Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE: Moselle & Cochem (Reichsburg) Castle Visit (additional expense)

Day 9  Cologne, Germany
Cruise along the Rhine River to Cologne. Founded by the Romans, the city is one of Germany's oldest and is famous for its magnificent World–Heritage listed gothic cathedral. After lunch onboard, join your local guide for an included walking tour of the city, touching on the historical charm of the Old Town. Traverse quaint alleyways and see historic monuments. The tour concludes at the cathedral, whose twin spires dominate the skyline. This evening, back onboard join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner. 
Meals: B, L, D

Day 10  Amsterdam, the Netherlands
This morning, depart by coach for an included visit to the Keukenhof Gardens. Discover why it’s called the “Garden of Europe” as you admire gorgeous flowers at the peak of tulip season. Return to the ship in the afternoon to explore the city of Amsterdam at your leisure. 
Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldPLUS: A visit to Keukenhof Gardens

Day 11  Amsterdam / USA
Bid ‘auf wiedersehen’ to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your European adventure and cruise along the Rhine River during tulip time. 
Meal: B

Ship Information

Ship: TBA

Mayflower Tours has teamed up with Emerald Cruise Line for some magnificent itineraries. Ship TBA