New Year Celebration Rhine Cruise 2019

River Rhine | Germany, Europe

5 days
per person
  • Fireworks
  • Koblenz
  • Cologne
  • Champagne
  • Rudesheim
Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure. To view departure specific itineraries please go to the Dates and Prices tab and click "View Itinerary" on a specific departure.

New Year Celebration Rhine Cruise

Step aboard the MS Serenity and get ready for a New Year’s Eve like no other! We’ll cruise the romantic waters of the Rhine and walk the cobbled streets of quaint riverside towns, before reaching the beautiful city of Koblenz where the festive atmosphere really sets in with our cracking party. Great food, great entertainment, great company – enjoy it all from the warmth of the MS Serenity, and when you’re ready to turn in, your cabin is just a short walk away. Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or as part of a group, by the time the clock strikes midnight you’ll be celebrating with friends against the unique backdrop of the Rhine valley.

Day 1: UK – Cologne
We travel to Cologne and join our ship for a relaxing evening.

Day 2: Rüdesheim
We cast off this morning and cruise upriver through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, stopping at the pretty town of Rüdesheim. You can visit the Drosselgasse, a narrow cobblestone street which is the cultural heart of Rüdesheim or join our optional excursion which includes a visit to the wonderful Mechanical Music Museum of Siegfried and a mug of glühwein.

Day 3: New Year’s Eve: Rüdesheim - Koblenz
New Year’s Eve starts with us cruising back down the Rhine Gorge to Koblenz. You are free to explore the quaint lanes and atmospheric squares which are filled with ancient buildings. Be sure to pack your glad rags for tonight’s highlight, our wonderful New Year’s Eve gala dinner and party night onboard, and enjoy the festive atmosphere in Koblenz.

Day 4: New Year’s Day: Koblenz – Cologne
Enjoy a leisurely morning onboard our ship as we cruise to our final destination, Cologne. This beautiful city is the largest on the Rhine and is dominated by its cathedral, a gothic masterpiece which hovers above the rooftops. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a New Year’s Day stroll, so join our Cruise Manager for an optional walking tour taking in the historic centre and the riverbanks with the iconic Hohenzollern Bridge.

Day 5: New Cologne – UK
This morning we bid farewell to our captain and crew and disembark for the return journey to the UK.


• See in the New Year in style on board the MS Serenity

• Enjoy a cracking New Year’s Eve Party on board our ship

• Cruise through the World Heritage-listed Rhine Gorge

• Travel to the well-known inclined street of Drosselgasse in Rüdesheim

•  Spend time in Cologne, equally revered for its cultural offerings and for being a shopper’s paradise


We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:

Coach via Dover

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.

Join a Ferry crossing at Dover

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover or Hull, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary. Hull crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration.

Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices for Ashford start from £59 per person per night and for Dover for £65 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and include parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.

By Air

Air travel is included as an air inclusive option with flights and return transfers to the ship included.

Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.

Dates and pricing

The details below show the travel options, pricing and the available departure dates for this itinerary. If you have any questions about this cruise please do not hesitate to call our Holiday Advisors.




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29 December 2019
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Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early!

Rudesheim Christmas Markets

Rüdesheim Delights


The quaint town of Rüdesheim holds a particular charm during the winter months, with the wine bars, streets and narrow alleys bustling with seasonal festive fayre and sales of its regional Rheingau wines and beers. In Rüdesheim’s most captivating , inclined street called the Drosselgasse, you can seek out a souvenir bottle or two along with some local Asbach brandy. A highlight of our excursion is a visit to the marvellous Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum, where fascinating examples of early 1900 mechanical music making systems can be viewed. Topping off our visit will be the offer of a complimentary mug of Glühwein, with the invitation to keep our mug as a souvenir.


Cologne highlights


With our cruise manager we walk to see the highlights of Cologne, a city dominated by the magnificent gothic cathedral, believed to be Germany’s most impressive building which took 600 years to complete. You can also enjoy free time to browse the famous shopping centres. In the run up to the festive season the city hosts its own Christmas market, which creates a magical atmosphere and offers a glorious array of original gifts.

Excursion Package Price


Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!

At a glance

Length: 5 days

From: Andernach

Ends: Cologne

Travel options available:

  • Coach via Dover
  • Join a Ferry crossing at Dover
  • Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
  • Eurostar from London St Pancras
  • By Air
  • Join at the Ship
5 days
per person

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Included in the Price

  • Welcome drink, Captain’s get-together and party night
  • Four nights’ cruise on a full board basis
  • Entertainment every night of your cruise
  • Visits to Cologne, Rüdesheim, Boppard & Koblenz
  • New Year’s Eve party
  • Services of our experienced and friendly Cruise Director and Cruise Manager


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