Main-Danube Canal (Germany)

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Main-Danube Canal cruise port

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49.16035 N, 11.38173 E

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Rhine–Main–Danube Canal (aka Main-Danube Canal and by the abbrev RMD Canal) is located in Bavaria (Germany). It connects both rivers Main and Danube and runs from Bamberg to Kelheim via Nuremberg (Nurnberg). Main-Danube Canal also connects North Sea (Rhine delta at Rotterdam Holland) to Black Sea (Danube Delta in Romania through Danube–Black Sea Canal).

Rhine–Main–Danube Canal is part of each river cruise itinerary between Amsterdam Holland and Budapest Hungary or grand voyages all the way to Bucharest Romania, and also the reverse route from Black Sea (Romania) to North Sea (Holland). Along the route there are a total of 16 locks managed from all 4 control centres (in Neuses, Kriegenbrunn, Hilpoltstein, and Dietfurt). Each station is manned with 1 worker (night shift) and 2 workers (day shift). In 2007 the locks' old relay technology was replaced with computers.

Most popular facts about the RMD Canal are:

  • Length: 172 mk (106 ml)
  • Width (avrg): 55 m (180 ft)
  • Depth (draft): 4,25 m (14 ft)
  • Completion date: September 25, 1992 (construction started in 1960)
  • Building cost: 250 million EURO
  • Water-saving locks: 16
  • Canal pumping stations: 5
  • Canal locks length: 190 m (623 ft)
  • Canal locks width: 12 m (40 ft)
  • Canal bridges: 123

Highlights: Rural Bavaria, Nuremberg, Berching

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Port Main-Danube Canal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Main-Danube Canal, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

  1. October, 2016
Day Ships in port
2 October, 2016
SS Maria Theresa(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
8 October, 2016
River Ambassador(arriving at 08 Oct - departing at 08 Oct)
12 October, 2016
River Duchess(arriving at 12 Oct - departing at 12 Oct)
25 October, 2016
River Princess(arriving at 25 Oct - departing at 25 Oct)
30 October, 2016
SS Maria Theresa(arriving at 30 Oct - departing at 30 Oct)