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European Rivers, Canals & Cities Cruise



Sail to the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway

Combine beautiful port cities with idyllic landscapes on this delightful cruise aboard Astoria. Travelling north, she'll visit the Netherlands and Germany, then skirt the coast of Denmark to call in stylish Copenhagen and Aalborg, before crossing into Norwegian waters to reach lively Kristiansand.

Discover life on board Astoria

Discover life on board AstoriaThere's far more to life on board Astoria than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • 9 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Ship Information

Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.

Deck plans

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Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart Portsmouth, UK 1600 hrs
  • Day Two - Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Day Four - Hamburg, Germany
  • Day Five - Kiel Canal Transit, Germany
  • Day Six - Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Day Seven - Aalborg, Denmark
  • Day Eight - Kristiansand, Norway
  • Day 10 - Arrive in Portsmouth, UK 0800 hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Astoria. Please see the Full Itinerary for details.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Join Astoria in Portsmouth ahead of her sailing this afternoon.

Day Two

Astoria's first call is the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. See the progressive architecture of Erasmus Bridge and the dazzling Markthal food market, explore the world-class museums and the lovingly preserved Old Harbour, or visit the borough of Delfshaven to take a stroll past its step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

Day Three

Today is spent at sea, as Astoria cruises towards Germany.

Day Four

Enjoy a leisurely morning as Astoria cruises into the mouth of the River Elbe to dock in the great German port-city of Hamburg. Choose to step ashore to discover the atmosphere of the city's vibrant neighbourhoods, or simply enjoy an evening on board before Astoria sets sail late tonight.

Day Five

Relax as Astoria spends a day sailing through the Kiel Canal. This quiet waterway serves as a shortcut between the North Sea and the Baltic, saving over 250 miles of extra sailing around the coast of Denmark.

Day Six

Trendy Copenhagen, with its bicycle-packed streets and laid-back cafe culture, is today's destination. Why not join an optional shore excursion to discover the iconic Little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and the plush stores that line the Stroget - the city's elegant shopping street?

Day Seven

Today Astoria calls in Aalborg, a Danish port city set next to the narrowest point of the Limfjord. Explore the 17th-century castle and painted buildings in the charming old town, visit the distillery and museum to sample Aquavit, a Scandinavian spirit, or join an optional excursion to the Viking burial site at Lindholm Hoje.

Day Eight

Astoria crosses into Norwegian waters to call at Kristiansand, on the country's southern coast. Kristiansand is recognised for its glorious white sand beaches and Palmesus beach festival, its flourishing creative arts scene, and as the home of Norway's largest zoo.

Day Nine

Enjoy a final day at sea as Astoria begins her return journey to the UK.

Day 10

Astoria arrives back in Portsmouth in the early afternoon, where you'll disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.


Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Offer applies to new bookings made after 5th July only. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.