8 Day Castles Along the Rhine

Uniworld River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Basel

Read 7 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Uniworld's 8 Day Castles Along the Rhine. Find inspiration in the romantic, soul-stirring beauty of the fabled Rhine. Flowers tumble from baskets lining streets of half-timbered houses, and lights glint off quiet canals. A mighty...read more
Overview
Operator: Uniworld
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 8 Days
From: Amsterdam to Basel
Tour Code: UNICAR_R
Visits: Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland
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Day By Day
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Amsterdam (Embark)
Arrive at Amsterdam Schipol Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship. The ship will set sail in the afternoon for your first port of call, Cologne.
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Cologne
You simply cannot visit Cologne without paying homage to its most notorious site, the Gothic masterpiece that serves as the city’s cathedral. A local expert will show you favorite haunts around the Old Town and share some of the cathedral’s most intriguing and Magi-cal secrets with you.   Cologne is the largest and oldest city of the Rhineland and a cultural mecca, with more than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries. A congenial atmosphere and a mix of ancient, modern and reconstructed buildings characterize the heart of the city.
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Koblenz, Cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Boppard
No other river valley on earth boasts more castles than the Rhine, and today you’ll have an opportunity to experience real-life “Game of Thrones” ambiance deep within the medieval walls of Marksburg Castle. Not into dungeons and dragons? Get to know Koblenz, a historic town with a colorful past and eclectic architecture, and enjoy a walking discovery tour.   Today brings you a plethora of Rhine delights. You begin in Koblenz, a 2,000-year-old town at the northern end of the most scenic section of the Rhine, where you’ll decide between two very different experiences, a walking tour of medieval Koblenz or explore one of the most extraordinary castles on the banks of the river—followed by yet another choice: You see a close up view of the beautiful region via bicycle, or once you arrive in Boppard, you can opt to take a leisurely stroll through the fascinating village.
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Boppard, cruising the Romantic Rhine River, Rüdesheim
Experience Germany’s fabled Rhine River in one of two ways—an exclusive tasting of estate-grown Rieslings at Castle Vollards or an invigorating vineyard hike.   Your floating hotel arrives in Rüdesheim, one of the most charming ports of call in the Rhine Valley. This city has a long history going back to Roman times and is famous for the Drosselgasse, a narrow, bustling lane of shops and wine bars, as well as its impressive Niederwald Monument, built to celebrate the re-establishment of the German empire in the late 19th century. You may opt to visit a renowned vineyard or, for a more active jaunt, take the long way shoreward from Niederwald with a vineyard hike that includes a stop at a unique museum.
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Germersheim (Speyer)
Expect the unexpected in Speyer, where ancient treasures harmoniously co-exist with modern day innovation. For something really unexpected, venture into a spooky, candlelit tasting room to sample flavorful elixirs made from wine vinegars. Utterly unique and surprisingly delicious, and something you’ll experience with no other river cruise line.   The ship docks in Germersheim, where you’ll have to choose between boarding a motorcoach to the nearby town of Speyer for a guided walking tour or taking in an exclusive tasting at a local vinegar estate.
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Kehl (Strasbourg)
Strasbourg is invariably described as quaint, a rather overused word that in this case is perfectly apropos. Whether you see it via a canal boat or on foot with an insightful local expert, this historic town with its cobbled lanes, half-timbered homes, giant stork nests and impossible-to-resist pastry shops will win your heart.   Kehl, directly across the river from Strasbourg, will be your ship’s base while you explore the Alsatian capital, which is known as the “Crossroads of Europe” for its strategic location halfway between Paris and Prague. You may choose to see Strasbourg via its historic canals (the way Strasbourg has been seen by its visitors through the centuries), which would give you an enlightening and relaxing overview of this historically important city. Or you may experience the historic core as the locals do, with an exclusive walking tour. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of Uniworld’s bicycles or Nordic walking sticks and explore the banks of the river.
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Breisach (Kaysersberg and Riquewihr or Colmar)
Look up “charming and “picturesque” in the dictionary and it could very well show images of today’s choice of destinations—two of Alsace’s best-known wine villages or a town some have hailed as the prettiest in the world. Is it really? See for yourself from our uniquely Uniworld perspective.   A charming town dominated by a 17th-century hilltop cathedral, Breisach is your gateway to the Alsatian wine road. This is your launching point for one of two excursions along the celebrated route des vins, which hugs the foothills of the Vosges mountain range. You can visit Kaysersberg and Riquewihr, two of the most picturesque villages in the region, or take a tour of the larger town of Colmar, considered one of the most beautiful destinations along the wine road and the capital of Alsatian wines. If you’re interested in doing something a bit more physically challenging, you could stay in Breisach and walk or bike through the surrounding vineyards.
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Basel (Disembark)
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg for your flight home (unless, of course, you’ve decided to extend your trip with the post-cruise extension to lovely Basel and Lake Lucerne).
Uniworld Inclusions
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Included Meals
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
River Cruise Inclusions
  • 6 days of excursions, including "Choice Is Yours" options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided "Let's Go," "Do as the Locals Do," "Village Day" and "Gentle Walking" programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
Sightseeing Highlights
  • 4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: 'The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union'
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Exclusive Generations Family Program on select summer departures
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Reviews (7)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Castles Along the Rhine with Uniworld.
NSW, Australia
May 2018
4 Helpful Votes
9 Trips
“Excellent trip”
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We selected this trip as a fill in after the Tulips and Windmills cruise to slot in and meet the timing of the following trip to Iceland. Again we were not disappointed. Typical Uniworld, service, excursions and attentiveness to customers plus a good bunch of fellow travelers made this a great experience. Possibly the only downside was that the trip finished in Basel and that was it! No city tour to round of the trip, just disembarkation which seemed to be a lost opportunity as others, such as Viking, seemed to be catering for this a bit better.
QLD, Australia
Mar 2018
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Castles on the Rhine”
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Very comfortable journey, everything met our expectations. Crew and staff were first rate. Hannah from Global was very professional. Booking and all relative procedures went very smoothly. Very happy with whole exercise.
VIC, Australia
May 2016
1 Trip
“Our cruise was wonderful”
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The cruise was wonderful. The service was outstanding. I believe with feedback from our other companion travellers, we started with the best. Nothing was a trouble. Lots of fun. We knew we where somewhere special when there was a pillow menu. Beds where turned down with little treats each night. For us we know we will only travel with Uniworld if ever we cruised again. Out of 10 my score is 12!
Australia
Mar 2014
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“An amazing experience”
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An amazing experience with service second to none.
Australia
Sep 2013
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Highly recommend the Uniworld line”
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My sister Andrea and myself cannot say enough wonderful things about this cruise. The SS Antoinette is an amazing ship and the staff likewise. From the moment we stepped aboard, they could not do enough for us. The service was exemplary and everyone was wonderful. The tours were so well organised by the cruise director Tamas and staff, and we enjoyed experiencing this part of Europe. We would highly recommend the Uniworld line and, would also like to thank Yvonne at Global Journeys for her assistance in booking this cruise. Yvonne was prompt in answering all our questions and ensured that we received all the necessary paperwork to make this holiday a very memorable experience. Thanks again, we plan on booking a Christmas Markets cruise in 2015!
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Gratuities: All Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
Destinations: Asia & Europe
Deck Plans
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Cabin Types
Classic Stateroom
Classic Stateroom  Classic Stateroom Layout  

Classic Stateroom

  • Lavishly appointed riverview stateroom 151 sq ft/ 14 sq m
  • Half-Height Window(s)
  • Handcrafted Savoir® of England bed
  • Built-in closet, hair dryer, safe
  • Individual thermostat
  • Flat-screen TV with infotainment center and satellite
  • Bottled water
  • Marble bathroom with L’Occitane en Provence bath and body products, plush towels, heated mirrors, cozy bathrobes, and slippers
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24 Mar 2019
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31 Mar 2019
S.S. Antoinette

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1,770

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4,129

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21 Apr 2019
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28 Apr 2019
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6,599

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191

per person

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05 May 2019
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12 May 2019
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194

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19 May 2019
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26 May 2019
S.S. Antoinette

7,199

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209

per person

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21 May 2019
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28 May 2019
River Queen

6,099

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1,830

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4,269

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02 Jun 2019
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09 Jun 2019
S.S. Antoinette

7,199

per person

209

per person

6,990

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16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,999

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203

per person

6,796

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21 Jun 2019
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28 Jun 2019
River Empress

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1,300

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5,199

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30 Jun 2019
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07 Jul 2019
S.S. Antoinette

7,199

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1,440

per person

5,759

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05 Jul 2019
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12 Jul 2019
River Empress

6,499

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1,300

per person

5,199

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Sunday
14 Jul 2019
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21 Jul 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,799

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1,360

per person

5,439

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19 Jul 2019
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26 Jul 2019
River Empress

5,699

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1,710

per person

3,989

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28 Jul 2019
Sunday
04 Aug 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,599

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1,320

per person

5,279

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02 Aug 2019
Friday
09 Aug 2019
River Empress

5,699

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1,710

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3,989

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Sunday
11 Aug 2019
Sunday
18 Aug 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,599

per person

1,980

per person

4,619

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Friday
16 Aug 2019
Friday
23 Aug 2019
River Empress

5,899

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590

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5,309

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Sunday
25 Aug 2019
Sunday
01 Sep 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,999

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203

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6,796

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30 Aug 2019
Friday
06 Sep 2019
River Empress

5,699

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1,710

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3,989

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Sunday
08 Sep 2019
Sunday
15 Sep 2019
S.S. Antoinette

7,499

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218

per person

7,281

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22 Sep 2019
Sunday
29 Sep 2019
S.S. Antoinette

7,499

per person

218

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7,281

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Sunday
06 Oct 2019
Sunday
13 Oct 2019
S.S. Antoinette

7,499

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1,500

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5,999

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Sunday
20 Oct 2019
Sunday
27 Oct 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,599

per person

1,320

per person

5,279

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Sunday
03 Nov 2019
Sunday
10 Nov 2019
S.S. Antoinette

6,599

per person

1,320

per person

5,279

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Sunday
24 Mar 2019
Sunday
31 Mar 2019
S.S. Antoinette

9,779

per person

4,050

solo traveller

5,729

solo traveller

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Sunday
21 Apr 2019
Sunday
28 Apr 2019
S.S. Antoinette

10,999

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323

solo traveller

10,676

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Sunday
05 May 2019
Sunday
12 May 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,399

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335

solo traveller

11,064

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Sunday
19 May 2019
Sunday
26 May 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,899

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350

solo traveller

11,549

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Tuesday
21 May 2019
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28 May 2019
River Queen

10,579

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310

solo traveller

10,269

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Sunday
02 Jun 2019
Sunday
09 Jun 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,899

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350

solo traveller

11,549

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Sunday
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,699

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344

solo traveller

11,355

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21 Jun 2019
Friday
28 Jun 2019
River Empress

10,979

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322

solo traveller

10,657

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30 Jun 2019
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07 Jul 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,899

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2,380

solo traveller

9,519

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05 Jul 2019
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12 Jul 2019
River Empress

10,979

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322

solo traveller

10,657

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Sunday
14 Jul 2019
Sunday
21 Jul 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,499

per person

2,300

solo traveller

9,199

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Friday
19 Jul 2019
Friday
26 Jul 2019
River Empress

10,179

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298

solo traveller

9,881

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28 Jul 2019
Sunday
04 Aug 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,299

per person

2,260

solo traveller

9,039

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02 Aug 2019
Friday
09 Aug 2019
River Empress

10,179

per person

298

solo traveller

9,881

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Sunday
11 Aug 2019
Sunday
18 Aug 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,299

per person

3,390

solo traveller

7,909

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Friday
16 Aug 2019
Friday
23 Aug 2019
River Empress

10,379

per person

304

solo traveller

10,075

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Sunday
25 Aug 2019
Sunday
01 Sep 2019
S.S. Antoinette

11,699

per person

344

solo traveller

11,355

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Friday
30 Aug 2019
Friday
06 Sep 2019
River Empress

10,179

per person

298

solo traveller

9,881

solo traveller

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Sunday
08 Sep 2019
Sunday
15 Sep 2019
S.S. Antoinette

12,579

per person

370

solo traveller

12,209

solo traveller

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Sunday
22 Sep 2019
Sunday
29 Sep 2019
S.S. Antoinette

12,579

per person

370

solo traveller

12,209

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Sunday
06 Oct 2019
Sunday
13 Oct 2019
S.S. Antoinette

12,579

per person

2,516

solo traveller

10,063

solo traveller

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Sunday
20 Oct 2019
Sunday
27 Oct 2019
S.S. Antoinette

10,999

per person

2,200

solo traveller

8,799

solo traveller

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Sunday
03 Nov 2019
Sunday
10 Nov 2019
S.S. Antoinette

10,999

per person

2,200

solo traveller

8,799

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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
River Empress
Classic $ 0
Deluxe $ 800
French Balcony $ 1,300
Suite $ 4,500
S.S. Antoinette
Base Cabin $ 0
Classic $ 200
French Balcony $ 1,400
Deluxe Balcony $ 2,000
Suite $ 5,100
Grand Suite $ 7,600
River Queen
Base Cabin $ 0
Classic $ 400
Deluxe $ 1,200
French Balcony $ 1,700
Suite $ 4,900

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Cruise Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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