CHRISTMAS MARKET CRUISE
Rhine River Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands
Tables groan and tents swell with candles, nutcrackers, nativity scenes, toys, gingerbread, gluhwein, and ornaments of every kind. The holidays bring a romantic shopper’s paradise to Switzerland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The cruise from Basel to Amsterdam dazzles the senses with Christmas markets in Breisach, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Cologne, and Amsterdam.
Don your warm coat, boots, gloves, and a hat, to hit the cobblestones of charming Old-World towns with their Gothic cathedrals, quaint squares, black and white timber framed buildings, canals, and locks. The beauty of the Rhine unfolds every day as we float by castles, fortresses, and the famous Lorelei Rock.
The Emerald Star is the perfect vessel on which to live this dream journey, with only 182 passengers, featuring all outside cabins. Its amenities include a cinema, walking track, putting green, gym, and pool. Additionally, wine, beer, and soft drinks are complimentary at lunch and dinner, wi-fi is complimentary, AND ALL GRATUITIES ARE INCLUDED.
BOOK NOW to assure your cabin choice.
7 nights cruising
Daily breakfast lunch and dinner
Wine, beer and soft drinks lunch and dinner
All gratuities on ship and shore
On board entertainment
Emerald Cruises Star
THIS SPECIAL PRICING IS GOOD UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2022.
Cabin availability is limited and is based on a first come, first served basis.
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Riviera (E) Emerald Stateroom $2995 per person based on double* Riviera (D) Emerald Stateroom $3195
Vista (C) Panorama Balcony Suite $3695
Vista (B) Panorama Balcony Suite $4095
Horizon (A) Panorama Balcony Suite $4245
*Single pricing upon request or inquire about the Guaranteed Share Program
for a roommate.
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Zurich 3 nights November 29-December 2
The city’s 50’ tree dripping with Swarovski crystals is enough reason to include a holiday stop in Zurich. There are also 9 other market venues to explore. Although you may have had cheese fondue, the classic raclette may be a new melted cheese experience for you in Switzerland. After catching the spirit of the season in Switzerland, we hop on the train to Basel to board our vessel. Pricing to be announced.
Amsterdam 2 nights December 9-11
There is much more to Amsterdam than windmills and canals. Consider a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank’s home, the Rijksmuseum, with its Rembrandts, and their Christmas Market. The food scene includes more cheese, Indonesian rijsttafel, and those huge pannenkoeken, with savory or sweet toppings. Pricing to be announced.
Your $600 deposit by check secures your space. Final payment due September 1, 2023. Travel insurance is strongly advised and available. It should be purchased at time of booking to protect your investment.
Guests must be able to independently maneuver stairs with our railings, walk unaided for intermediate distances uneven surfaces, be able to independently board and disembark a river vessel, bus, and train.
All guests must provide proof of complete COVID vaccination, agree to any required testing, and be willing to mask as requested.
Itinerary is subject to change without notice.
91 days or prior to departure: $400
90 days until day of departure: 100% of total tour
No refunds on unused portions of tour
Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man- made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours.
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DEC 2-9, 2023
Board Emerald Star in Basel, Switzerland. Get acquainted with the vessel and its crew. Enjoy your first dinner on board.
Begin your shopping with a guided tour to the Black Forest Highlands and the picture-perfect market at Ravenna Gorge. Free guided tour.