Cruise Dialysis

From Basel to Amsterdam, The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River departing Basel 15 July 2019, 8 nights

Cruise Onboard CroisiEurope’s MS Douce France

BASEL – BREISACH – STRASBOURG – MAINZ – KOBLENZ – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF – AMSTERDAMBASEL – BREISACH – STRASBOURG – MAINZ – KOBLENZ – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF – AMSTERDAM

From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering 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.

ALL INCLUSIVE ON BOARD
THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE
  • All meals included – DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • 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 the Three Countries Bridge to Holland, discover a unique blend of nature and culture
  • Discover(2):
    • The Rhine Falls, a true wonder of nature
    • Basel and its rich cultural offer
    • Colmar and the Unterlinden Museum(3)
    • Haarlem, the golden age of the 17th century
  • This cruise exists with a biking-adapted program, ref. BCA_BIK

DAY 1

BASEL

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

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 dancing before our ship departs towards Breisach.

DAY 3

BREISACH

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.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4

BREISACH – STRASBOURG

We’ll arrive in Strasbourg early this 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.
Enjoy an evening of dancing as our ship starts sailing towards Mainz.

DAY 5

MAINZ – KOBLENZ

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum (closed on Mondays.)
DISCOVERY: Touring the Rhineland vineyards.
We’ll return on board and cruise up the most beautiful part of the Rhine River towards Koblenz, passing numerous castles as well as the infamous Lorelei Rock along the way. This evening, join our hostess for a tour of the city.

DAY 6

KOBLENZ – COLOGNE – DÜSSELDORF

We’ll depart for Cologne, reaching it later this morning. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Cologne on foot. Our tour will allow you to wonder at the majestic cathedral, the old town as well as the famous Fragrance Museum (exterior only.) Enjoy time at leisure in the city before we head back to the ship in Düsseldorf by coach. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 7

DÜSSELDORF – XANTEN – NIJMEGEN – AMSTERDAM

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of the open-air museum in Arnhem. Meanwhile, our ship cruises towards Nijmegen where we’ll board it again after our tour. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 8

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.

DAY 9

AMSTERDAM

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 2,348.50 € £2,073.18 Picture Window
Upper deck 2,536.60 € £2,239.23 French Balcony
Cabins for Single Occupancy
Single 2,941.40 € £2,596.57 Picture Window
Single Upper deck 3,129.50 € £2,762.62 French Balcony

 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

Upper Deck

Main deck

Please note the Douce France does not have elevators onboard.

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

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • I just wanted to send you an email and say THANK YOU so much for all your help with organising the cruise for my mum and me!  Anoop had a really good time on the cruise.  It was definitely an experience, we managed to go on the organised day trips and see new places.  Many thanks once again, I really appreciate all the help you gave me.

    Mrs A Chandhock
  • My father asked me to contact you upon his return from his recent cruise which we booked with you.  He wanted me to pass on what a great trip he had and a fantastic break.  On a personal note I would also like to thank you for your service throughout the booking and my endless enquiries.

    S Lupton
  • Trip was great and dialysis team work excellently together. Nephrologist and Charge Nurse were top notch.  Again thanks you did a great job.

    Mr R Gray