Saarlouis is a Saar River/Moselle River cruise port and town in Germany's Saarland state (Urban district) with population around 35,000. Saarlouis is directly linked to Saarbrucken and Trier with hourly-scheduled trans on Saarstrecke (Saar Railway) connecting the states Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate. Highway A-620 (autobahn) connects to Saarbrucken, while highway A-8 connects to Luxembourg.
The town was founded in the late-17th-century as a star-shaped/hexagonal fortification (the fortress Sarre-Louis) named after Louis XIV (1638-1715, King of France between 1643-1715). The fortress was constructed in 1680 following the Treaties of Nijmegen (1678-79) signed in Nijmegen (Netherlands) that ended several wars between France, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany (Brandenburg, Munster) and the Holy Roman Empire (800-1806). The French king visited the new fortress in 1683 and granted its coat of arms and heraldic motto.
During the French Revolution (1789-99), the town was renamed Sarre-Libre, but in 1810 returned back to Saarlouis. In 1815, the town and the entire Saargebiet region became German (Kingdom of Prussia / 1701-1918). After WW1 (1914-1918), the town became French again. In the period 1936-1945, the town was part of Germany and named Saarlautern. After WW2 (1939-1945), the Saarland region was again part of France. In 1957 it was reunited with Germany as its 10th federal state.
Current-day city's economy is based on steel production, iron ore mining, chocolate manufacturing and the automotive industry (Ford Motor Company has here a plant producing the models Focus and Kuga). Saarlouis-Roden is Germany's 8th largest inland industrial port.
As cruise port, Saarlouis is included in the schedule of Nicko Cruises riverboat Casanova (2001-built). Next tables show ship's 7-day itineraries as call port sequences.
7-day itinerary between homeports Cologne and Saarbrucken (prices from ~USD 1200 pp)
|Date / Time||Port|
|27 Apr 18:30||Departing from Cologne/Koln|
|27 Apr 22:30 / 28 Apr - 13:00 (overnight)||Konigswinter|
|28 Apr 18:00 / 29 Apr - 06:00 (overnight)||Koblenz|
|29 Apr 14:00 / 30 Apr - 06:00 (overnight)||Cochem|
|30 Apr 15:00 / 01 May - 05:00 (overnight)||Bernkastel-Kues|
|01 May 14:00 - 18:00||Riol|
|01 May 23:00 / 02 May - 14:00 (overnight)||Remich, Luxembourg|
|02 May 21:00 / 03 May - 16:00 (overnight)||Mettlach|
|03 May 21:00 / 04 May - 06:00 (overnight)||Saarlouis|
|04 May 09:30||Arriving in Saarbrucken|
7-day itinerary between homeports Stuttgart and Saarbrucken (prices from ~USD 1900 pp)
|Date / Time||Port|
|17 Aug 18:30||Departing from Stuttgart|
|17 Aug 22:00 / 18 Aug - 12:30 (overnight)||Ludwigsburg|
|18 Aug 16:30 / 19 Aug - 05:30 (overnight)||Lauffen am Neckar|
|19 Aug 10:00 / 20 Aug - 05:00 (overnight)||Bad Wimpfen|
|20 Aug 15:00 - 21:00||Heidelberg|
|21 Aug 03:30 - 11:00||Mainz|
|21 Aug 16:00 - 19:00||Koblenz|
|21 Aug 23:45 / 22 Aug - 05:00 (overnight)||Treis-Karden|
|22 Aug 15:00 - 23:59||Bernkastel-Kues|
|23 Aug 07:00 - 13:00||Riol|
|23 Aug 23:00 / 24 Aug - 06:00 (overnight)||Saarlouis|
|24 Aug 09:30||Arriving in Saarbrucken|
Port Saarlouis 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 Saarlouis, Germany Saarland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|4 April, 2023|