An unforgettable Christmas
Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of an A-ROSA river cruise. Join the festivities in Antwerp and Amsterdam, and spend an evening exploring the lively inns and bars of Dusseldorf's old town.
As your A-ROSA river cruiser carries you away from Cologne overnight, you'll have time to unwind and enjoy all the benefits of your Premium, All-inclusive package. Whether that means cocktails and conversation at the bar, a leisurely meal from the on-board buffet or treating yourself to a little extra luxury and a pre-booked private meal in the elegant dining room, your time will be yours to fill as you please.
After a morning cruising the waterways of Holland and Belgium, an overnight stay in Antwerp will give you the chance to shop for last-minute gifts at the city's lively Christmas Market. Spend Christmas Day itself relaxing on board and exploring Amsterdam, and Boxing Day sailing back up the Rhine to Dusseldorf for a final night of festivities in this elegant, energetic town.
Fly to Cologne, then 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 and Three
Sit back and relax, this morning, as A-ROSA AQUA makes her way through the Dutch and Belgian countryside to the beautiful city of Antwerp. Here you'll find the pretty cobbled streets transformed for Christmas, and a delightful Christmas market in the city's main square, and you have the afternoon and most of the following day to explore, browse the seasonal stalls or sip mulled wine under the giant Christmas tree. perhaps spend an evening visiting one (or more) of the city's many bars and cafes.
At around 4pm on Christmas Eve, A-ROSA AQUA will leave the Antwerp behind and cruise back into Holland as the celebrations continue on board.
Enjoy a Christmas Day with a difference. Beginning with a relaxed breakfast as you arrive in Amsterdam, your day will be full of festivities and choice. Join an included city tour, or head off to explore Amsterdam's canals and narrow streets, step-gabled houses and cobbled squares by yourself. Back on board there will be special celebrations and festive fare available all day long.
Wrap up warm and head out on deck to take in the views as A-ROSA AQUA heads upriver towards Dusseldorf, today. You'll arrive in the city, where the riverside and skyline are dominated by the futuristic spike of the Rheinturm, in the early afternoon. Why not head ashore to enjoy a final evening of celebrations, and to discover why Dusseldorf's lively old town (and its 300-plus bars and brewery houses) has been awarded the unofficial title of 'The Longest Bar in the World'?
Your A-ROSA experience ends this morning, as you disembark and join your included coach transfer 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. In this case your payment will be refunded in full.
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.