7 Nights – Labor Day Castles on The Rhine River Cruise

Aquafest Hosted Group of LGBT Travelers

Departs from Basel, Switzerland on August 13, 2019 returning August 20, 2019

Amadeus Waterways - Amadeus Silver III
Departs from Basel, Switzerland, visiting Strasbourg, Speyer, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Koblenz, Cochem, Hoorn and Amsterdam


Join Aquafest for our 8th annual river cruise in Europe during the PEAK River Cruise Season and US Labor Day Holiday as we sightsee Europe’s finest towns and cities along the fabled Castles Along the Rhine. You will certainly enjoy the festivities that Central Europe, Switzerland, France, Germany, and Holland have to offer.

Aquafest is pleased to offer you one of the most inclusive cruise programs in travel and most popular too. River Cruises sell out nearly a year in advance!


The Forward Facing Elegant Panoramic Lounge & The Aft Facing Amadeus Club

The 2016 built Amadeus Silver III impresses not only by its excellent service and first-class interior décor but also features a unique combination of modern elegance, spaciousness, and attractive comforts:

  • 12 spacious Suites with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony-284 square feet
  • 78 Staterooms with mainly drop-down panoramic windows, luxurious bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes-188 square feet
  • 16 River View staterooms are spacious with luxurious bathrooms- 172 square feet
  • Spacious public areas such as the classical “Café Vienna” or the outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”.
  • Popular AMADEUS amenities such as Panorama-Bar with lounge, Amadeus Club, Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, Fitness Room, Hair Salon and Massage Room.

Your Cruise Includes:

  • Accommodations based on the allotted group block.
  • Full board including: Early Riser (reduced breakfast buffet in the Panorama-Bar), Buffet Breakfast (includes omelet service), Lunch (Buffet or table service depending upon the itinerary), Light Lunch (served in the Panorama-Bar), Dinner (5 courses, 3 choices for main course), Coffee & tea, iced water with meals, midnight (late night) snack.
  • Music program every day in the bar by a pianist or by the Amadeus music group
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Experienced English speaking cruise director
  • Free-flowing red & white regional wines, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24-hour coffee station
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Audio headsets for optional shore excursions
  • All port charges and local taxes

What’s Not Included

  • Expenditures of personal nature
  • Shore Excursions-see the special offering and list below!
  • Transfers and other ground arrangements
  • Tips (we recommend USD 10.00 per person, per day)

Optional Shore Excursions-Save 15%

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DayPorts of CallArrivalDeparture
1 Basel, Switzerland ---5:00 PM
2 Strasbourg, Germany 9:00 AM11:00 PM
3 Speyer, Germany 7:00 AM12:00 PM
3 Mannheim 2:00 PM---
4 Mannheim ---1:00 AM
4 Rudesheim 7:00 AM12:00 PM
4 Koblenz 3:30 PM---
5 Koblenz ---6:00 PM
5 Cochem 1:30 PM6:00 PM
6 Cologne, Germany 7:00 AM2:30 PM
7 Hoorn 1:00 PM1:30 PM
7 Amsterdam, Netherlands/Holland 5:30 PM---
8 Amsterdam, Netherlands/Holland ------

Arrival and departure times may vary slightly.

Deposit: 10% of cabin price at the time of booking
Final Payment: Due 140 Days before Sailing

Additional Info: Ship Info | Public Areas | Deck Plans | Pricing |

Amadeus River Cruises Cancellation Policy

121 days and more prior to departure 10% of total cruise fare per person (full deposit)
120-90 days prior to departure 50% of total cruise fare per person
89-60 days prior to departure 80% of total cruise fare per person
Less than 60 days prior to departure 100% of total cruise fare per person

Cancellations must be made in writing.