Cruise Dialysis

From Amsterdam to Basel, Summer Cruise Along the Celebrated Rhine River departing Amsterdam 20 July 2020, 8 nights from £2154

Cruise Onboard CroisiEurope’s MS Douce France

AMSTERDAM – EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN – DÜSSELDORF – COLOGNE – KOBLENZ – MAINZ – STRASBOURG – BREISACH – BASEL

From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story. To end your cruise in beauty we give you the sublime Rhine Falls.

 

ALL INCLUSIVE ON BOARD

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE
  • All meals included
  • DRINKS INCLUDED 
  • Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance (Click here for information)
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • From Holland to the Three Countries Bridge, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • Discover(2):
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3)
    • Basel and its rich cultural offer
    • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature

DAY 1

AMSTERDAM

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

DAY 2

AMSTERDAM

This morning, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided panoramic tour of Amsterdam and visit to a diamond merchant’s.
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of Amsterdam in search of its most secret and unique locations.
In the afternoon, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Visit the Keukenhof Gardens(1).
Outside the opening dates of the park, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC:  Guided tour of Haarlem.
DISCOVERY: Guided bike tour of Haarlem all the way to the sand dunes along the Flower Route.
We’ll return on board in Amsterdam for an evening of dancing. Our ship will cruise to Wesel through the night.

DAY 3

EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN – WESEL – DÜSSELDORF

Our ship will cruise to Emmerich-am-Rhein. This morning, join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. We’ll return on board in Wesel and spend the afternoon cruising to Düsseldorf. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4

DÜSSELDORF – COLOGNE – KÖNIGSWINTER – KOBLENZ

We’ll depart early this morning for Cologne. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages:Guided tour of Cologne. Our cruise will then continue along the Rhine to Koblenz. In the evening, enjoy some free time to stroll through the town towards the famous Deutsches Eck.

DAY 5

KOBLENZ – MAINZ

We’ll cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River all the way to Mainz, reaching it in the afternoon. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
Enjoy an evening of dancing after dinner. Our ship will cruise to Strasbourg through the night.

DAY 6

STRASBOURG – BREISACH

We’ll arrive in Strasbourg in the afternoon. Join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the European capital.
DISCOVERY: Bird’s eye view of Strasbourg from the top of the cathedral.
We’ll return on board after our tour and cruise to Breisach. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7

BREISACH – BASEL

Enjoy time at leisure in Breisach, a city along the Rhine. The romanesque St Stephansmünster cathedral overlooks this lovely German town with a European feel.
This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3).
DISCOVERY: Bike tour of the Kaiserstuhl, a range of hills perfect for cycling amateurs. Our tour will take us through exceptional landscapes, orchards, small medieval villages and along the Rhine.
Afterwards, we’ll cruise to Basel. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 8

BASEL – SCHAFFHAUSEN – BASEL

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Basel.
This afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed: 
CLASSIC: Discover the Rhine Falls, among the most spectacular sites to visit in Switzerland.
DISCOVERY: Hike around and mini-cruise to the foot of the Rhine Falls.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 9

BASEL

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

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Cruise Fares

Fare per person (based on 2 passengers sharing Euro per person Approx GBP Cabin Type
Main deck 2499 € £2154 Picture Window
Upper deck 2723 € £2347 French Balcony
Cabins for Single Occupancy
Single 3824 € £3296 Picture Window
Single Upper deck 4009 € £3456 French Balcony

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

Upper Deck

Main deck

The MS Douce France does not have elevators onboard however the dialysis unit, restaurant, bar, reception and access on and off the ship are all located on the Upper Deck which also has cabins.

The Douce France does offer one PRM Cabin (Persons of Restricted Mobility) on the Upper Deck.  This cabin has an adapted shower/wet room – please contact us for further details.

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Testimonials

  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt