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We offer great value and affordable river cruises throughout worldwide destinations with CroisiEurope River Cruises

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From Berlin to Amsterdam (port-to-port cruise)

From Berlin to Amsterdam, explore the northern canals by cruising the Elbe and the Havel. You will discover the history of Berlin, before exploring Potsdam, Magdeburg or Bremen, cities that will make you appreciate the eclectic heritage of Germany. You will have the option to visit the Meyer Werft shipyard before diving into the heart of charming Dutch cities. Your cruise will end in Amsterdam, famous for its UNESCO World Heritage canals.

Trip code : BMA_PP

Duration : 12 days

Destination : BERLIN - POTSDAM - BRANDENBURG - BURG - MAGDEBURG - CALVOERDE - WOLFSBURG - ANDERTEN - MINDEN - NIENBURG - HOYA - BREMEN - OLDENBURG - DOERPEN - PAPENBURG - GRONINGEN - AMSTERDAM

Operator : CroisiEurope Cruises

Trip Highlights
  • An enticing mixture of nature and culture
  • Discover(1): The Charlottenburg Palace Berlin, iconic capital Potsdam, and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace Magdeburg, Hanseatic town Hanover, capital of Lower Saxony Bremen, the oldest maritime city in Germany Volendam, famous fishing village
  • The Charlottenburg Palace
  • Berlin, iconic capital
  • Potsdam, and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace
  • Magdeburg, Hanseatic town
  • Hanover, capital of Lower Saxony
  • Bremen, the oldest maritime city in Germany
  • Volendam, famous fishing village
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

Booking Confirmation

After purchase, you will receive a Booking Confirmation and Passenger Information Form by email. Within 24 hours of purchase you need to send us a copy of your passport together with your Passenger Information Form.

After purchase, you are required to make a deposit or full payment for your order. Please note most of our deposit is non-refundable. Please check your booking and your invoice for the Terms and Conditions which apply specifically to your booking.

If you would like to cancel your booking, please refer to our cancellation terms.

Please notes:

  • Any special requests, preferences MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form
  • Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges

Cruise Cabin

European river cruises*

  • All cabins are tastefully decorated and equipped with air conditioning, central heating, shower / toilets, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer— each providing a view of the river. Some cabins have French balconies or private terraces.
  • Our fleet of Premium ships offers additional comfort providing more space in the cabins.

Customers can choose between 3 categories of cabins:

  • Category A: premium location
  • Category B: intermediate location
  • Category C: standard location (close to public areas such as entrance, restaurants, public lavatory) - same size or sometimes slightly smaller than Cat A & Cat B cabin
  • PRM Cabin: Cabin for passengers with reduced mobility. This cabin is not recommended for passengers without mobility difficulties.

*The above cabin description is applicable to all ships except the canal barges, the ocean ships and the fleet of exotic river ships outside of Europe.

Dining Experience & Cuisine

On European river cruises, your meals are carefully designed and planned, and menus are developed in the pure tradition of fine French gastronomy. Each meal on your cruise will give you a delightful experience of French haute cuisine. For our gastronomic cruises, such Michelin-starred greats as Marc Haeberlin and the expert staff surrounding Paul Bocuse have been happy to join forces with CroisiEurope to take you on a memorable culinary voyage.

For cruises outside of Europe, our Chefs prepare local cuisine, colorful and tasty, while adapted to Western tastes.

Buffet Breakfast

  • Your day will start with an impressive self-served buffet breakfast in the onboard restaurant, which may include pastries, coffee, tea, juice, breads, jams and jellies, a variety of sausages and cold cuts, eggs, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

Lunch & Dinner

Lunch can be either buffet lunch or sit-down meals, while dinner will be 3-course sit-down meals. A menu of local specialties is prepared on a daily basis from fresh ingredients.

  • Please state your specific needs at the time you make your reservation (food allergies or special dietary needs)
  • Both lunch and dinner meals are paired with excellent complimentary wines. Complimentary wines may not be available for cruises outside of Europe. Check specific inclusions for your cruise.

Special Occasion

  •  Please let us know your special occasion requirements – such as cakes, champagne, or flowers – at the time of booking and ideally one month or more before departure, and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes

Languages

European river cruises

Onboard staff and crews speak French, English and many of them speak other major European languages such as German, Italian and Spanish. Notices and announcements are in French and English, as well as other languages based upon the needs of the passengers on board.

River cruises outside of Europe

Onboard staff and crews speak English and local languages.

Excursion Package

For European river cruises, two optional different excursion packages provide guests, who are looking for new experiences, adventures and sensations, with a range of dynamic, fun-filled and out-of-the-ordinary activities. Make your choice between these two options:

  • CLASSIC Package: Containing classic excursions based on culture, architecture and history. We’ve revamped several of our tours to give you a more authentic experience!
  • DISCOVERY Package: Discovery tours are for the adventurous, the offbeat, or those who are looking for something new.

It is recommended to book optional shore excursions prior to your cruise to ensure their availability and to benefit from cheaper prices than buying them on board.

Excursions on European canal barge cruises and exotic river cruises outside of Europe are included (except certain optional excursions).

Tipping & Gratuity

Tipping customs vary from country to country and culture to culture, and we understand that tipping is a way for passengers to show appreciation for services, quality and attention received during the cruise whether it be for the meals, rooms, reception or visits. To leave a tip, please use the envelope found in your cabin your last evening on board, and place this envelope in the specially designated box in the reception area as you disembark with the understanding that tipping is entirely at your discretion.

Tipping is not compulsory and is not included in this package. We believe that if you choose to tip, you should only pay for the service you receive. In general, tipping is widely accepted as a way to show your appreciation of good service but is not compulsory. Tipping is expected and often makes up a large part of people's wages.

If you are travelling on a river cruise and happy with the services provided by your crews and service onboard:

- Recommended tips - For the crews and guides - $10US per day per passenger.


Smoking

Smoking is not permitted inside all ships.  You may smoke in designated smoking areas on deck only.

Pets

Pets are not allowed on board.

Telephone and Internet

Free wi-fi is available on all ships in the reception area and lounge bar on most ships. On the newest ships such as the Ms Gerard Schmitter, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, the MS Lafayette and the fleet of four hotel barges, Wi-Fi is available throughout. For exotic river cruises outside of Europe, wifi may not be available when cruising in remote areas.

Your ship’s emergency telephone number will be provided in your on-board documentation, so that your family may reach you in the event of urgent need or emergency. If you would like to make or receive phone calls on a non-emergency basis, we recommend that you make arrangements with your mobile phone provider for more information.

Dress Code

You’ll be most comfortable during the day in smart casual clothing.  You may wish to bring items that do not wrinkle easily, or that transport well after being ironed at home, as there is no iron provided on the ship.  Bring a variety of clothing for the environments expected during your cruise, including light clothing and bathing suits for hot weather, a sweater or jacket for cooler weather, and of course a raincoat and/or small umbrella.

Please check the weather for your specific cruise countries, as the weather can vary quite a bit between the northern and Mediterranean areas.  Don’t forget to bring comfortable and sturdy walking shoes for sightseeing excursions.

For evening meals, as well as for cocktails or gala events ‘casual dressy’ clothing is appropriate.

Currency

On European river cruises, the primary currency is the Euro. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted. There are no currency exchange facilities on-board, so please ensure you have sufficient cash before boarding. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted.

On exotic river cruises outside of Europe, the primary currency is the US Dollar. Visa, MasterCard and American Express credit cards are accepted. There are no currency exchange facilities on-board, so please ensure you have sufficient cash before boarding. Traveller’s cheques are not accepted.

Electricity

Onboard electrical service is 220V; most standard American electrical appliances are 120V.

If you have any items that require electricity you must bring a two-pin plug European adaptor that will fit your item.  Many items such as cell phone chargers come already equipped with international adaptors – check the equipment that came with your cell phone.  In addition, you may find that you need to bring adaptors for other items such as your own razor, electric toothbrush, or curling iron (220V hair dryers are provided in each cabin).

For exotic cruises outside of Europe, an adaptor to the local plug standard is recommended.

Entertainment on board

While your  cruise is all about discovering wonderful destinations, on many days there will be entertainment activities to add an extra dimension to your voyage. A traditional evening of entertainment with a “Titi Parisien” theme or an evening with songs and guitares that capture the spirit of La Camargue. Dinner in Spain may be accompanied by a guitar player from the region. A classical string quartet could come aboard in Germany, or an entrancing fado singer in Portugal. On the Volga, you can choose to take part in a tea drinking ceremony or Russian classes. Or simply do nothing except relax to some light music in the lounge. In exotic river cruise, cooking class or destination lectures are available. 

Travel Insurance

Our cruise products DO NOT include Travel Insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our tours, cruises, day tours, private tours, group tours, transfers, and any of our packages.

For your protection, we strongly recommend that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance for your travel arrangements (without limitation) that include coverage for medical expenses, loss of luggage, cruise, land content and airfare charges that may occur. You need to provide us your Travel Insurance details upon booking, or at least before 30 days prior to your departure.

If you do not have travel insurance prior to your departure, we retain the rights to refuse boarding/joining our tours or cruises. We might refund / provide travel credits for you, less any unrecoverable fees including but not limited to admin fees, visas fees, other suppliers’ cancellation fees. We won’t be held liable for any costs associated with this matter.

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabin, enjoy a welcome cocktail with the crew before dinner. We'll remain in port overnight.

DAY 2

Join us for an optional tour of the city of Berlin which was long divided, illustrating the division of the world into two blocks. We'll return to the ship for lunch. Enjoy a free afternoon in Berlin. Dinner will be served on board. We'll head out for a tour of Berlin by night.
We'll leave for the optional excursion to Charlottenburg Castle. Our ship will then depart for Potsdam, which we will reach at the beginning of the afternoon. When we arrive, we'll set off on an optional excursion to Potsdam and the gardens of Sanssouci Palace. We'll return back on board at the end of the afternoon and continue to cruise in the direction of Brandenburg.
The ship will begin to cruise early in the morning for Burg. Join us for an optional tour of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. Its cathedral is one of the most important of Gothic-style edifices in Europe. During this time, the boat will sail to Magdeburg, where we will board it at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy some free time this evening to explore the city on your own.
We'll begin to cruise early this morning for Calvoerde. Join us for an optional visit to the Autostadt, a combination automotive theme park and museum with separate buildings for each VW brand. During this time, the boat will sail to Wolfsburg, where we will board it at the end of the afternoon. The ship will leave for Anderten.
Our ship will depart early for Hanover, arriving at the beginning of the morning. We'll then set off on an optional excursion to Hanover. The capital of Lower Saxony, Hanover is one of the main economic centers in Germany. During this time, the boat will continue its course for Minden. We'll board it again and continue to cruise to Nienburg. Our ship will cruise through the rest of the day.
Optional transfer for the free tour of the "Red Town” which has a magnificent town hall from the Weser Renaissance. During this time, the ship will continue its course for Hoya, where we will board it once again. We'll spend the afternoon cruising to Bremen.
Join us for an optional tour of Bremen (walking tour), the oldest maritime city in Germany and the second largest trading port in Germany after Hamburg. We'll then return on board and depart for Oldenburg. Enjoy a stroll in the city before we board our ship again and begin to cruise towards Dörpen which we will reach during the night.
We'll begin to cruise early in the morning for Papenburg. Join us for an optional tour of the Meyer Werft shipyard. We'll return on board and leave for Groningen.
We'll begin to cruise early in the morning, spending the day cruising to Amsterdam. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 11

In the morning, join us for an optional tour of the city of Amsterdam. In the afternoon, we'll leave for an optional excursion to Volendam and the Zaanse Schans. This evening, join us for an optional canal boat tour of the city.

DAY 12

Enjoy some time on your own in Amsterdam this morning before disembarking. End of our services.
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CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2023

Included in tour package Berlin Berlin by night Charlottenburg castle (audioguided tour) Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace Magdeburg Aut

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 1,042 AUD

On-board : 1,221 AUD

CLASSIC
CLASSIC EXCURSIONS PACKAGE - 2022

Included in tour package Berlin Berlin by night Charlottenburg castle (audioguided tour) Potsdam and the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace Magdeburg Aut

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 959 AUD

On-board : 1,122 AUD

1 TRIPS OF DAY
EVENING
Amsterdam by night

Departure on foot from the ship in the company of our hostess to reach the riverboat dockside where we'll start our guided tour with commentary. We will pass the Port of Amsterdam, made famous by

DURATION 01:30 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 31 AUD

On-board : 35 AUD

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AM
Amsterdam and diamond producer

We’ll leave by coach for a guided tour of the city. Amsterdam is one of the most unique and extraordinary cities in the world. From its romantic canals to its world-renowned museums and historic

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 68 AUD

On-board : 76 AUD

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AM
Panoramic tour of Berlin

We'll leave by coach from Berlin-Spandau with a local guide who will help us discover the history, monuments and fascinating facets of this particularly historic city. We'll travel up the 17th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 89 AUD

On-board : 99 AUD

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EVENING
Berlin by night

After dinner you will leave by coach to explore contemporary Berlin. A guided walk will enable you to discover the contemporary architectural prowess of Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, etc. A true no man

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 77 AUD

On-board : 86 AUD

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AM
Guided tour of Bremen

Departure with your guide to visit the historic center of this Hanseatic city. One of the oldest German maritime cities, Bremen was granted the right to hold market as early as 965 and joined the Hans

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 73 AUD

On-board : 81 AUD

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AM
Tour of the Charlottenburg Castle

Departure by coach from Berlin Spandau in the company of your guides. We'll start off with a stroll in the gardens before a tour of Charlottenburg Palace with headset. A walk through the wonders e

DURATION 03:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 102 AUD

On-board : 114 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
PM
Guided tour of Magdeburg

Departure by coach for Magdeburg where we will meet up with local guides. Magdeburg was once the cradle of the German nation. The first Germanic Holy Roman Emperor, Otto the Great, had an imposing cat

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 101 AUD

On-board : 112 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Guided tour of the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg

Departure by coach from the Papenburg lock towards Meyer Werft Shipyard. Founded in 1975, the shipyard has been owned and managed by the Meyer family for six generations. The first ships that were bui

DURATION 02:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 81 AUD

On-board : 89 AUD

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1 TRIPS OF DAY
AM
Transfer to downtown Nienburg

Departure by coach in the company of your hostess towards downtown Nienburg. You'll be free to discover this beautiful little Lower Saxony town at your own pace. Nienburg is famous for its asparag

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 49 AUD

On-board : 54 AUD

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PM
Guided visit of the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg

We will reach the Autostadt either on foot - a 5 min walk crossing a bridge over the Mittelandkanal - or by coach, depending on mooring and sailing conditions. We'll meet up with our guides in the

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 97 AUD

On-board : 109 AUD

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PM
Excursion to Volendam and Zaanse-Schans

We'll leave by coach with our guide for Volendam, a charming village that has preserved its character for over six centuries thanks to the tough vitality of its fishermen. We'll then visit a c

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 77 AUD

On-board : 86 AUD

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PM
Panoramic tour of Potsdam and visit of the Sanssouci Gardens

We'll leave by coach with local guides who will help you discover the history of Former Prussia and its illustrious monarchs. In Potsdam, the visit will begin with a walk through the gardens at th

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 87 AUD

On-board : 97 AUD

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AM
Guided tour of Hanover

Departure by coach from the northern port of Hanover in the company of local guides to discover the capital of the Land of Lower Saxony. From the 17th century onwards, Hanover played a major role in p

DURATION 05:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 77 AUD

On-board : 86 AUD

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Guided tour of Nuremberg

Join us for a guided tour of Nuremberg by coach. We'll enjoy a panoramic visit of the monuments found outside of the city's medieval walls, including the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, the Nazi

DURATION 04:00 hours

PRICE PER PERSON

Pre-paid : 82 AUD

On-board : 92 AUD

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