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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For further information, or to book this cruise, please complete the form below or call 0844 995 1214.

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Testimonials

  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim
  • Just a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward
  • Just wanted to say many thanks for the Cruise. We had a fantastic time.

    Mr P McGouran
  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl