Seasonal fun & freedom
Enjoy the choice and comfort of a Premium All-Inclusive A-ROSA package on this wonderfully festive cruise along the Rhine. Explore a trio of great Rhineland cities, and pick up a few Christmas presents on the way.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the casual-yet-stylish atmosphere on board your A-ROSA ship. Whether that means cocktails at the bar, an informal buffet with friends, a little pampering at the on-board SPA-ROSA or an elegant dinner in the reserved dining room, you can be sure you'll be able to fill your time on board with fun and little luxuries to suit you.
Stroll among the 200 stalls, gathered around the city's iconic Baroque water tower, that make up the colourful Mannheim Christmas Market. Soak up the glorious festive atmosphere of the Alsace capital, Strasbourg, and its 400-year-old Christmas Market, and enjoy an included walking tour of historic Mainz, taking in its impressive cathedral and fascinating Gutenberg Museum.
Day One: Fly to Germany
Fly to Germany and join your included coach transfer down to the Rhine where your A-ROSA river cruise ship waits, ready to get underway this afternoon.
Day Two: Mannheim, Germany
After a day sailing upriver, A-ROSA AQUA arrives in Mannheim, this afternoon. This lively city guards the point where the River Neckar joins the Rhine and has a delightful Christmas market for you to explore. Choose to join an optional excursion to one of Germany's must-see destinations - the beautiful city of Heidelberg
This evening, A-ROSA AQUA will set sail once again, heading upriver to Strasbourg.
Day Three: Strasbourg, France
You'll arrive in Strasbourg not long after breakfast, and will have the day and evening to explore this beautiful city. Marvel at the city's soaring Gothic cathedral, stroll through the winding alleys of the Petite France quarter past lovely half-timbered houses, and browse the festive stalls of its famous Christmas market.
Day Four: Mainz, Germany
At noon, today, you'll arrive in Mainz, the capital of the Rhineland-Palatinate, once the site of a Roman border fort, and the city where Johannes Gutenburg set up his first printing press in the 1450s. An included walking tour will help to bring the city to life, and you'll also have time to explore the 100-or-so stalls of the city's Christmas market, before re-boarding your A-ROSA ship for the overnight cruise back to Cologne.
Day Five: Fly back to the UK
Say goodbye to all your newfound friends, this morning, as you join your included coach transfer and head back to the airport to check in for your flight home.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Optional shore excursions
Optional excursions are available on all cruises. If the number of bookings needed to operate any excursion is not reached, the excursion may be cancelled.
Tipping is not compulsory, but from experience we know that many passengers like to leave gratuities for the crew. At the end of the cruise you will find a tip box for the entire crew at the reception and the suggested amount is five Euros per guest per day. Of course, you are free to tip individual crew members at any time, should you wish.
Disabled guests and guests in need of assistance
All ships have stairs, are not equipped with lifts, and may not be suitable for passengers with restricted mobility.
The dress code on board and ashore is comfortable and casual; we recommend that you bring sturdy footwear for excursions. For the restaurant we recommend smart casual dress. Please remember to bring warmer clothes for evenings out on deck.
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in accordance with A-ROSA's conditions of use. You can request a login and password from reception. Internet reception is limited and will vary from location to location.
Where possible, we recommend non-rigid suitcases as these are easier to store within your cabin.
A heated pool can be found on the sun deck of the following ships: A-ROSA DONNA, FLORA, SILVA and STELLA.
A heated Whirlpool can be found on the following ships: A-ROSA AQUA, and VIVA.
In your cabin you will find a safe installed in the wardrobe, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, insect screens and pool towels. The power supply in your cabin is 220 V/50 Hz. All sockets are European two-pin, meaning you will need to bring an adapter.
All A-ROSA vessels are air-conditioned throughout, with individual climate control in each cabin.
The water on board potable and bottled water is provided in your cabin.
On rare occasions, the Captain may need to alter the Cruise Itinerary. If this happens, the Cruise Manager will keep passengers informed.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.