MS William Shakespeare

MS William Shakespeare Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS William Shakespeare

Year built 2014  /  Age : 3
Flag state Netherlands
Builder BIJLSMA SHIPYARD, NETHERLANDS
Class
Speed 10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
Length (LOA) 110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width) 11.45 m / 38 ft
Passengers 76 - 152
Crew 43
Decks 3
Cabins 76
Decks with cabins 3

Review of MS William Shakespeare

A sister ship to MS Charles Dickens (launched in 2015), ms William Shakespeare offers 7-night itineraries on the Rhine River. The ship's 3 passenger decks are named after Shakespearean characters, Romeo, Othello and Hamlet, and the main public space, Globe Lounge, takes its name from 16th-century London theatre which showcased Bard's plays.

MS William Shakespeare features contemporary decor including brass and wrought iron fittings and sustainably sourced hardwoods. Design details include special sound absorbent paint on the ceiling of the restaurant reducing noise levels during mealtimes. The dining room operates an open dining system and has tinted panoramic windows so passengers won't miss any beautiful scenery by having to pull down blinds on sunny days. The bar is situated at the rear of ms William Shakespeare and is also used as an evening dining venue where the ship's chef offers signature dishes to 24 cruisers. This can be reserved at no extra charge at the time of boarding.

The majority of cabins aboard ms William Shakespeare are 15 m2 (161 ft2). On the upper deck there are 4 suites (23 m2 /245 ft2) with sliding glass doors that lead to a veranda with table and chairs. All other cabins on the middle and upper decks have floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies.

Amenities on ms William Shakespeare include a hair salon, sauna and fitness room. There is a large sun deck and cruise passengers are welcome to the bridge at any time, except when the ship is navigating locks or berthing.

MS William Shakespeare

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MS William Shakespeare Itineraries 2017

The below listed MS William Shakespeare cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises 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

01 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne
Prices starting
from $2247
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02 Jun      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
03 Jun - 04 Jun     Basel, Switzerland (Overnight)   
04 Jun     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
05 Jun     Strasbourg, France   
05 Jun     Rhine River   
06 Jun     Speyer, Germany   
07 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
07 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
08 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
09 Jun      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   
Cologne cruise port

08 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle
Prices starting
from $2098
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09 Jun      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
10 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
10 Jun     Boppard, Germany   
11 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
11 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
12 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
12 Jun     Moselle River   
12 Jun     Cochem, Germany (Afternoon)   
13 Jun     Moselle River   
13 Jun - 14 Jun     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Overnight)   
14 Jun     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Trier)   
15 Jun     Rhine River   
15 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
16 Jun      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   
Cologne cruise port

15 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2247
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16 Jun      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
17 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
18 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
18 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
19 Jun     Speyer, Germany   
20 Jun     Rhine River   
20 Jun     Strasbourg, France   
21 Jun     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
21 Jun     Basel, Switzerland   
22 Jun     Basel, Switzerland   
23 Jun      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Basel cruise port

22 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne
Prices starting
from $2247
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23 Jun      Departing from Basel, Switzerland   
24 Jun - 25 Jun     Basel, Switzerland (Overnight)   
25 Jun     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
26 Jun     Strasbourg, France   
26 Jun     Rhine River   
27 Jun     Speyer, Germany   
28 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
28 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
29 Jun     Koblenz, Germany   
30 Jun      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   
Cologne cruise port

29 June 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3974
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30 Jun      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
01 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
01 Jul     Boppard, Germany   
02 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
02 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
03 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
04 Jul     Miltenberg, Germany   
04 Jul     Wertheim, Germany   
05 Jul     Wurzburg, Germany   
06 Jul     Bamberg, Germany   
07 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
08 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
09 Jul     Passau, Germany   
10 Jul     Melk, Austria   
11 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
12 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
13 Jul - 14 Jul     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
14 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

27 July 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Cologne
Prices starting
from $3824
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28 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
29 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
30 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug     Melk, Austria   
02 Aug     Passau, Germany   
03 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
05 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
06 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
07 Aug     Wertheim, Germany   
07 Aug     Miltenberg, Germany   
08 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
09 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
09 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
10 Aug     Boppard, Germany   
10 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
11 Aug      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   
Cologne cruise port

10 August 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3824
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11 Aug      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
12 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
12 Aug     Boppard, Germany   
13 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
13 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
14 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
15 Aug     Miltenberg, Germany   
15 Aug     Wertheim, Germany   
16 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
17 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
18 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
19 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
20 Aug     Passau, Germany   
21 Aug     Melk, Austria   
22 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
23 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
24 Aug - 25 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
25 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

14 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2174
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15 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
16 Sep     Esztergom, Hungary   
16 Sep     Danube River   
17 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
18 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
18 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
18 Sep     Melk, Austria   
19 Sep     Linz, Austria   
20 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
21 Sep     Danube River   
21 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
22 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

21 September 2017 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Cologne
Prices starting
from $3974
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22 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
23 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
24 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
25 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
26 Sep     Melk, Austria   
27 Sep     Passau, Germany   
28 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
29 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
30 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
01 Oct     Wurzburg, Germany   
02 Oct     Wertheim, Germany   
02 Oct     Miltenberg, Germany   
03 Oct     Mainz, Germany   
04 Oct     Rudesheim, Germany   
04 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Oct     Boppard, Germany   
05 Oct     Koblenz, Germany   
06 Oct      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

MS William Shakespeare Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS William Shakespeare cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest River Cruises 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
Cologne cruise port

03 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3748
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04 May      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
05 May     Koblenz, Germany   
05 May     Boppard, Germany   
06 May     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
06 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
07 May     Mainz, Germany   
08 May     Miltenberg, Germany   
08 May     Wertheim, Germany   
09 May     Wurzburg, Germany   
10 May     Bamberg, Germany   
11 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
12 May     Regensburg, Germany   
13 May     Passau, Germany   
14 May     Melk, Austria   
15 May     Vienna, Austria   
16 May     Bratislava, Slovakia   
17 May - 18 May     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
18 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

17 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2098
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18 May      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
19 May     Esztergom, Hungary   
19 May     Danube River   
20 May     Bratislava, Slovakia   
21 May     Durnstein, Austria   
21 May     Wachau Valley, Austria   
21 May     Melk, Austria   
22 May     Linz, Austria   
23 May     Vienna, Austria   
24 May     Danube River   
24 May     Budapest, Hungary   
25 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

24 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2338
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25 May      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
26 May     Esztergom, Hungary   
26 May     Danube River   
27 May     Bratislava, Slovakia   
28 May     Durnstein, Austria   
28 May     Wachau Valley, Austria   
28 May     Melk, Austria   
29 May     Linz, Austria   
30 May     Vienna, Austria   
31 May     Danube River   
31 May     Budapest, Hungary   
01 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

31 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2414
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01 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
02 Jun     Esztergom, Hungary   
02 Jun     Danube River   
03 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
04 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
04 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
04 Jun     Melk, Austria   
05 Jun     Linz, Austria   
06 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
07 Jun     Danube River   
07 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
08 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

07 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2414
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08 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
09 Jun     Esztergom, Hungary   
09 Jun     Danube River   
10 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
11 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
11 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
11 Jun     Melk, Austria   
12 Jun     Linz, Austria   
13 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
14 Jun     Danube River   
14 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
15 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

14 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2324
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15 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
16 Jun     Esztergom, Hungary   
16 Jun     Danube River   
17 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
18 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
18 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
18 Jun     Melk, Austria   
19 Jun     Linz, Austria   
20 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
21 Jun     Danube River   
21 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
22 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

21 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2324
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22 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
23 Jun     Esztergom, Hungary   
23 Jun     Danube River   
24 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
25 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
25 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
25 Jun     Melk, Austria   
26 Jun     Linz, Austria   
27 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
28 Jun     Danube River   
28 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

28 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2248
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29 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
30 Jun     Esztergom, Hungary   
30 Jun     Danube River   
01 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
02 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
02 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
02 Jul     Melk, Austria   
03 Jul     Linz, Austria   
04 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
05 Jul     Danube River   
05 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
06 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

05 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2024
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06 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
07 Jul     Esztergom, Hungary   
07 Jul     Danube River   
08 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
09 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
09 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
09 Jul     Melk, Austria   
10 Jul     Linz, Austria   
11 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
12 Jul     Danube River   
12 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
13 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Budapest cruise port

12 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Blue Danube
Prices starting
from $2024
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13 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
14 Jul     Esztergom, Hungary   
14 Jul     Danube River   
15 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
16 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
16 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
16 Jul     Melk, Austria   
17 Jul     Linz, Austria   
18 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
19 Jul     Danube River   
19 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
20 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Cologne cruise port

19 July 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Cologne to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3988
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20 Jul      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
21 Jul     Koblenz, Germany   
21 Jul     Boppard, Germany   
22 Jul     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
22 Jul     Rudesheim, Germany   
23 Jul     Mainz, Germany   
24 Jul     Miltenberg, Germany   
24 Jul     Wertheim, Germany   
25 Jul     Wurzburg, Germany   
26 Jul     Bamberg, Germany   
27 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
29 Jul     Passau, Germany   
30 Jul     Melk, Austria   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
02 Aug - 03 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
03 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   
Cologne cruise port

02 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2248
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03 Aug      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
04 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
05 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
06 Aug     Speyer, Germany   
07 Aug     Rhine River   
07 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
08 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
08 Aug     Basel, Switzerland   
09 Aug     Basel, Switzerland   
10 Aug      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Cologne cruise port

09 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2248
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10 Aug      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
11 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
12 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
12 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
13 Aug     Speyer, Germany   
14 Aug     Rhine River   
14 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
15 Aug     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
15 Aug     Basel, Switzerland   
16 Aug     Basel, Switzerland   
17 Aug      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Cologne cruise port

16 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle
Prices starting
from $2098
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17 Aug      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
18 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
18 Aug     Boppard, Germany   
19 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
19 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
20 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
20 Aug     Moselle River   
20 Aug     Cochem, Germany (Afternoon)   
21 Aug     Moselle River   
21 Aug - 22 Aug     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Overnight)   
22 Aug     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Trier)   
23 Aug     Rhine River   
23 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
24 Aug      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   
Cologne cruise port

23 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine, Strasbourg & Heidelberg
Prices starting
from $2248
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24 Aug      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
25 Aug     Koblenz, Germany   
25 Aug     Boppard, Germany   
26 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
26 Aug     Mainz, Germany   
27 Aug     Heidelberg, Germany (Excursion)   
28 Aug     Strasbourg, France   
29 Aug     Rhine River   
29 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
30 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
30 Aug - 31 Aug     Cologne, Germany (Overnight)   
31 Aug      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   
Cologne cruise port

30 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2398
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31 Aug      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
01 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
02 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
02 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
03 Sep     Speyer, Germany   
04 Sep     Rhine River   
04 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
05 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
05 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
06 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
07 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Cologne cruise port

06 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2474
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07 Sep      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
08 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
09 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
09 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
10 Sep     Speyer, Germany   
11 Sep     Rhine River   
11 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
12 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
12 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
13 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
14 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Cologne cruise port

13 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2594
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14 Sep      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
15 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
16 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
16 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
17 Sep     Speyer, Germany   
18 Sep     Rhine River   
18 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
19 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
19 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
20 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
21 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Cologne cruise port

20 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel
Prices starting
from $2548
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21 Sep      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
22 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
23 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
23 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
24 Sep     Speyer, Germany   
25 Sep     Rhine River   
25 Sep     Strasbourg, France   
26 Sep     Breisach am Rhein, Germany   
26 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
27 Sep     Basel, Switzerland   
28 Sep      Arriving in Basel, Switzerland   
Cologne cruise port

27 September 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Rhine & Moselle
Prices starting
from $2398
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28 Sep      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
29 Sep     Koblenz, Germany   
29 Sep     Boppard, Germany   
30 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
30 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
01 Oct     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
01 Oct     Moselle River   
01 Oct     Cochem, Germany (Afternoon)   
02 Oct     Moselle River   
02 Oct - 03 Oct     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Overnight)   
03 Oct     Bernkastel-Kues, Germany (Trier)   
04 Oct     Rhine River   
04 Oct     Cologne, Germany   
05 Oct      Arriving in Cologne, Germany