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Emmerich am Rhein is a Rhine River cruise port and town in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia state (Kleve district), with a population of around 30,000. As a port, Emmerich has a harbor (at the river) and is located very close to the Germany-Holland border (Netherlands' Gelderland province) just 4 km (2,5 mi) to the north and 5 km (3 mi) to the west.
The settlement (Embrika) was founded by the Romans and known under its current name (Emmerich) since the 7th century AD. The Oberhausen-Arnhem railway links Emmerich with Oberhausen and Wesel (in Germany) and with Arnhem and Amsterdam (in Holland). Intercity-Express (high-speed trains) link with Amsterdam, Frankfurt am Main, Austria, and Switzerland. The hourly-running Rhein-Express train service links Emmerich with Koblenz, Duisburg, and Dusseldorf.
Rhine Bridge (1965-built) connects with Kleve (south) and by river span (500 m / 1640 ft) is currently Germany's longest suspension bridge under which daily pass 500+ vessels (passenger and cargo). The maritime-themed Rhine Museum has a collection of 130 ship models and features a Biber (1-man minisubmarine fitted with 2 torpedoes).
As cruise port, Emmerich was included in the 2020 schedule of one of Europe's largest river cruise companies - CroisiEurope. The next table shows the 8-day itinerary operated by the ship Douce France between homeports Amsterdam and Basel.
|Date / Time||Port|
|19 May 18:00 - 20 May 20:00 (overnight)||Departing from Amsterdam, Holland|
|21 May 06:00 - 18:00||Emmerich am Rhein, Germany|
|21 May 12:00 - 18:00||Xanten, Germany|
|21 May 19:00 - 22 May 03:00 (overnight)||Dusseldorf, Germany|
|22 May 08:00 - 18:00||Cologne, Germany|
|22 May 13:00 - 18:00||Konigswinter, Germany|
|22 May 18:30 - 23 May 07:00 (overnight)||Koblenz, Germany|
|23 May 15:30 - 18:00||Mainz, Germany|
|24 May 14:30 - 18:00||Kehl-Strasbourg (Germany-France)|
|25 May 03:00 - 18:00||Breisach am Rhein, Germany|
|26 May 04:00 - 27 May 09:00 (overnight)||Arriving in Basel (Zurich) Switzerland|
The 8-day CroisiEurope cruise tour is priced from ~USD 1650 per person (double-occupancy cabin rates).
Port Emmerich am Rhein 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 Emmerich am Rhein, Germany. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|5 April, 2020|
|ms Douce France||06:00||18:00|