Avalon Affinity

Avalon Affinity cruise ship
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Cruise line
Avalon Waterways

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
15 Jul, 2018 - 23 Jul, 2018

Avalon Affinity Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Affinity

Year built2009  /  Age : 9
Flag state Germany
BuilderDen Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
OwnerMS Main GmbH & Co KG Hamburg
OperatorAvalon Waterways
Speed12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage3350 gt
Passengers65 - 138
Crew39
Decks4
Cabins65
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Felicity, Avalon Luminary
Christened bySuzanne Hall

Review of Avalon Affinity

MS Avalon Affinity boat cruises on Moselle, Rhine and Danube Rivers along the inland waterways of Holland, France, Belgium and Germany. The ship is departing from Amsterdam, Zurich, Vienna and Budapest.

NEWS: In March 2018, Avalon Waterways announced that the 138-passenger sisterships Affinity, Felicity and Luminary will leave the company's fleet in 2019.

Avalon Affinity cruise ship was launched in 2009 and accommodates up to 138 passengers for their intimate river cruise experience, reflecting the uniqueness of European rivers. After an exciting day of exploring Europe's most beautiful cities, guests can relax in the two lounges, rest in a deck chair on the Sky Deck, or soak in the Avalon whirlpool.

Avalon Affinity cruise ship

MS Avalon Affinity is a contemporary river boat featuring popular amenities: free Wi-Fi access throughout and complimentary Internet Corner, hair salon, fitness center and elevator. As for the accommodations, Avalon Affinity boasts with well-appointed and spacious deluxe suites and staterooms, most of them featuring a large sliding-glass door, floor-to-ceiling, with a French Balcony.

Avalon Affinity river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Avalon river cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Avalon Waterways cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On Avalon Affinity cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Avalon Affinity itineraries as themes officially announced by the Avalon Waterways line:

  • (3-nights cruising) "A Taste of the Danube" 8-days river cruises from Vienna to Budapest (Eastbound, code WVB), and the reverse from Budapest to Vienna (Westbound, code WBV).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Capitals of Central Europe" 10-days Danube river cruises from Prague to Budapest (Eastbound, code WPB), and the reverse from Budapest to Prague (Westbound, code WBP).Both itineraries include bus transfer Prague-Passau (embarkation/disembarkation). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Passau to Budapest (code WPBO, non-inclusive of Prague hotel package).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Romantic Rhine" 8-days river cruises from Zurich to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WZA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Zurich (Southbound, code WAZ). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Amsterdam to Basel (code WAZ).
  • (5-nights cruising) "Austrian Highlights and Bavaria" are 9-days river cruises from Munich to Vienna (Eastbound, code WPV), and the reverse from Vienna to Munich/Passau (Westbound, code WVP). Departures from Vienna include disembarkation in Passau, then bus travel to Munich (luxury hotel package included /2-night stay). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Vienna to Passau (code WVPO) and from Passau to Vienna (code WPVO).
  • (12-nights cruising) "The Rhine and Moselle" are 13-days river cruises from Zurich to Amsterdam (Northbound, code WZRA), and the reverse from Amsterdam to Basel (Southbound, code WARZ).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Tulip Time Cruise" are Springtime themed 8-days Belgium and Holland river cruises from Amsterdam (round-trip, code WAA).

Avalon Affinity wiki

  • Cabin grades number: 9
  • Total number of cabins: 65 (of which 28 Avalon Suite, 30 French Balcony, 11 with non-opening windows).
  • Restaurants: Affinity (dining room), Sky Lounge (al-fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Lounge & Bar (observation, with an outside viewing deck), Club Lounge, Library/Internet Corner, Affinity Atrium Lobby, Hair Salon, Fitness, Sun Deck (Sky Lounge Bar, Whirlpool, shaded seating, games area).
  • Avalon Affinity cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, room-service, all land tours and excursions (by certified local tour guides), motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, Affinity cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.
  • The Avalon Affinity boat is in the same vessel class with the Avalon ships Felicity and Luminary, and also with Creativity and Scenery. This river cruise ship design features the "French Balcony" staterooms concept. Suite accommodations offer a French Balcony view in the seating area, in addition to a large floor-to-ceiling window. Each of these ships is equipped with two Caterpillar Marine diesel engines (type "C32 ACERT", total power output 1420 kW / 1930 HP). The ship's propulsion is diesel-electric, with an azimuth thruster and an SDS ("Silent Drive System" separating the ship's engines from passenger staterooms).
  • The Avalon cruise ship Affinity was launched in 2009 on May 9th. It was christened in Volendam (Holland) by mrs Suzanne Hall - Sr Director of "Ensemble Travel Group" (a members-owned organization of independent vacation travel agencies operating in North America /USA and Canada).

Cabins Types, Sizes, Categories (high to low) 

  • amenities in all types of staterooms - 2 twin beds converting to queen-sized, 3-door closets with shelves, private bathroom (glass-door shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers), sofa, coffee table, flat TV, vanity/writing desk, private French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding door), individual climate control, phone, mini bar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in room.
  • Suites - (x4, JR), size 258 ft2 / 24 m2)
  • Deluxe Staterooms (category, number) - P (x24), A (x18), B (x12), E (11) - size 172 ft2 / 16 m2).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Avalon Affinity Itineraries 2018

The below listed Avalon Affinity cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Avalon Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Basel cruise port

24 June 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3687
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24 Jun      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
26 Jun     Strasbourg, France   
27 Jun     Heidelberg, Germany   
28 Jun     Mainz, Germany   
28 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
29 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
29 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
30 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
01 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
02 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

01 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3090
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01 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
03 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
04 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
05 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
05 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
06 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
07 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
08 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
09 Jul      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

06 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4350
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06 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
08 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
09 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
10 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
10 Jul     Mannheim, Germany   
11 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
11 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
11 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
12 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
13 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
14 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

08 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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08 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
10 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
11 Jul     Heidelberg, Germany   
12 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
12 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
13 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
13 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
14 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
15 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
16 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

15 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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15 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
17 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
18 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
19 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
19 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
19 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
20 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
21 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
22 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
23 Jul      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

20 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4404
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20 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
22 Jul     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
23 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
24 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
24 Jul     Mannheim, Germany   
25 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
25 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
25 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
26 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
27 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
28 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

22 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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22 Jul      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
24 Jul     Strasbourg, France   
25 Jul     Heidelberg, Germany   
26 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
26 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
27 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
27 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
28 Jul     Cologne, Germany   
29 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
30 Jul      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

29 July 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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29 Jul      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
31 Jul     Amsterdam, Holland   
01 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
02 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
02 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
02 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
03 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
04 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
05 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
06 Aug      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

03 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4167
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03 Aug      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
05 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
06 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
07 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
07 Aug     Mannheim, Germany   
08 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
08 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
08 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
09 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
10 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
11 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

05 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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05 Aug      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
07 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
08 Aug     Heidelberg, Germany   
09 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
09 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
10 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
10 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
12 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

12 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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12 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
14 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
15 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
16 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
16 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
16 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
17 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
18 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
19 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
20 Aug      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

17 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4167
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17 Aug      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
19 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
20 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
21 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
21 Aug     Mannheim, Germany   
22 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
22 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
22 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
23 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
24 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
25 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

19 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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19 Aug      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
21 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
22 Aug     Heidelberg, Germany   
23 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
23 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
24 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
24 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
25 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
26 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
27 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

26 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
Prices starting
from $3966
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26 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
28 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
29 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
30 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
30 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
30 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
31 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
01 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
02 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
03 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

31 August 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4392
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31 Aug      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
02 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
03 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
04 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
04 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
05 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
05 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
06 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
07 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

02 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3686
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02 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
04 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
05 Sep     Heidelberg, Germany   
06 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
06 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
07 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
07 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
08 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
09 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
10 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

09 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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09 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
11 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
12 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
13 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
13 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
13 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
14 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
15 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
16 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
17 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

14 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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14 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
16 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
17 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
18 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
18 Sep     Mannheim, Germany   
19 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
19 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
19 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
20 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
21 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
22 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

16 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $4128
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16 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
18 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
19 Sep     Heidelberg, Germany   
20 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
20 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
21 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
21 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
22 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
23 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
24 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

23 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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23 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
25 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
26 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
27 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
27 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
27 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
28 Sep     Mainz, Germany   
29 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
30 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
01 Oct      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

28 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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28 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
30 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
01 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
02 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
02 Oct     Mannheim, Germany   
03 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
03 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
03 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
04 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
05 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
06 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

30 September 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3994
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30 Sep      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
02 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
03 Oct     Heidelberg, Germany   
04 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
04 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
05 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
06 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
07 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
08 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

07 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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07 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
09 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
10 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
11 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
11 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
12 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
13 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
14 Oct     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
15 Oct      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

12 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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12 Oct      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
14 Oct     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
15 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
16 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
16 Oct     Mannheim, Germany   
17 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
17 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
17 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
18 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
19 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
20 Oct      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

21 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel
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21 Oct      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
23 Oct     Amsterdam, Holland   
24 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
25 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
25 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
25 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
26 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
27 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
28 Oct     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
29 Oct      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   

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Basel cruise port

26 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
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26 Oct      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
28 Oct     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
29 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
30 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
30 Oct     Mannheim, Germany   
31 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
31 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
31 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
01 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
02 Nov     Amsterdam, Holland   
03 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Basel cruise port

28 October 20187 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $3627
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28 Oct      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
30 Oct     Strasbourg, France   
31 Oct     Heidelberg, Germany   
01 Nov     Mainz, Germany   
01 Nov     Rudesheim, Germany   
02 Nov     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
02 Nov     Koblenz, Germany   
03 Nov     Cologne, Germany   
04 Nov     Amsterdam, Holland   
05 Nov      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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