New Years Cruise on the Rhine - a festive Extravaganza

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  • day 1
    Düsseldorf
     
  • day 2
    Gorinchem
     
  • day 2
    Rotterdam
     
  • day 3
    Rotterdam
     
  • day 3
    Antwerpen
     
  • day 4
    Antwerpen
     
  • day 5
    Amsterdam
     
  • day 6
    Amsterdam
     
  • day 6
    Nijmegen
     
  • day 7
    Düsseldorf
     

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Welcome to another world, welcome aboard the MS Swiss Sapphire. Throw everything you've ever heard or read about exclusive river cruises overboard. This newly redesigned riverboat debuts in 2017 with a new deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness – with 70% of her cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger. Despite being over 360-foot in length, the MS Swiss Sapphire has a relatively small capacity of just 104 guests and therefore offers an excellent guest-to-space ratio (similarly sized river ships average 160 guests).

Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering vegan toiletries. In addition to our main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur's, a second dining venue offering casual fare.

Indescribable Comfort

We couldn’t find just the right words to describe the sumptuous bedding and amenities we custom ordered for your in-cabin cruising comfort... puffy white duvets and pillows of very fine mako cotton... 100% cotton blankets, temperature balancing and so soft to the skin... and thick pillow-top mattresses that lull you to sleep... along with the vegan bath products... absorbent terry cloth robes and fluffy towels... hair dryers... but we do know they are key for waking up refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure.

Date Ports of Call Arrival Departure
27-12-23 Düsseldorf - 17:00
28-12-23 Gorinchem 06:30 18:00
28-12-23 Rotterdam 21:00 -
29-12-23 Rotterdam - 13:00
29-12-23 Antwerpen 23:30 -
30-12-23 Antwerpen - 17:00
31-12-23 Amsterdam 09:30 -
01-01-24 Amsterdam - 06:00
01-01-24 Nijmegen 14:00 20:00
02-01-24 Düsseldorf 08:30 -
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, lock closures or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate cruise programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This schedule is su bject to change. Your final itinerary will be provided with the cruise tickets.

MS Swiss Sapphire

THIS IS YOUR ALL VEGAN FLOATING HOTEL

Welcome to another world, welcome aboard the MS Swiss Sapphire. Throw everything you've ever heard or read about exclusive river cruises overboard. This newly redesigned riverboat debuts in 2017 with a new deck plan optimized for the utmost in spaciousness – with 70% of her cabins measuring 225 square feet or larger. Despite being over 360-foot in length, the MS Swiss Sapphire has a relatively small capacity of just 104 guests and therefore offers an excellent guest-to-space ratio (similarly sized river ships average 160 guests).

Guest amenities inside her 14 lush 300-square-foot Suites include brocade upholstery, roomy walk-in closets with built-in drawers, spacious bathrooms with separate showers, and two French balconies with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to idyllic riverscapes. She also sports twenty roomy 225-square-foot cabins, four 183-square-foot cabins and one 182 square-foot cabin, similarly furnished. Eight 150-square-foot cabins are cozy and comfortable, and are similar in décor and style to our larger suites. 85% have floor-to-ceiling windows with real French balconies that open on to a balcony in the fresh air; all have in-room movies, minibar, adjustable heating and cooling, private bathroom and shower with pampering vegan toiletries. In addition to our main dining room, The Compass Rose, the ship also features Arthur's, a second dining venue offering casual fare.

Indescribable Comfort

We couldn’t find just the right words to describe the sumptuous bedding and amenities we custom ordered for your in-cabin cruising comfort... puffy white duvets and pillows of very fine mako cotton... 100% cotton blankets, temperature balancing and so soft to the skin... and thick pillow-top mattresses that lull you to sleep... along with the vegan bath products... absorbent terry cloth robes and fluffy towels... hair dryers... but we do know they are key for waking up refreshed and relaxed for your traveling pleasure.

Cat. 1 Riverview Stateroom

Situated on the Emerald deck, eight 150-square-foot Category 1 cabins each feature a bathroom with shower and fine vegan toiletries.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108

Cat. 2 Large Riverview Stateroom

One spacious, elegantly appointed Category 2 cabin is located forward on the Emerald deck, measuring 183 square feet and featuring a roomy bathroom with shower.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 101

Cat. 3 Riverview Stateroom with French Balcony

Two 150-square-foot Category 3 cabins, located on the Ruby Deck, feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 4 MIni Suite with a French Balcony

Two spacious, well-appointed Category 4 cabins, located forward on the Ruby Deck, each measure 183 square feet and feature one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door for superior views.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 5 Mini Suite with a Frech Balcony

Set forward on the Diamond Deck, two spacious, well-appointed Category 5 cabins measure 183 square feet and sport one floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door.

Includes the following cabin numbers :

Cat. 6 Junior Suite with a French Balcony

Twenty spacious 225-square-foot Category 6 cabins, each featuring a floor-to-ceiling French balcony with one sliding door, are located on the Ruby Deck.

Includes the following cabin numbers : 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221

Cat. 7 Master Suite

14 luxurious 300-square-foot Category 7 suites on the Diamond Deck boast two floor-to-ceiling French balconies with sliding door and large bathrooms

Includes the following cabin numbers : 304, 306, 307, 308, 310, 312, 313, 315, 316

Does the ship have Wifi?

Yes, there will be WiFi onboard the ship, which is also already included in your cruise fare! Being close to shore, the connection is quite good at river cruises but internet on board can never be as reliable as on land. There will always be some level of unreliability, especially the further out to sea you sail.

Our connection relies on a cellular or satellite terminal—the best possible solution for river cruising. Due to the nature of data bandwidth and latency, as well as potential interruptions in satellite signals based on terrain and weather, you may experience slower online connections than you are accustomed to at home. That’s why we recommend to download your content such as movies, series or software updates before the cruise, so there is enough data for everyone to use the WiFi.

What is not included?

  • International Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Any additional food or beverages
  • Purchases of drinks, souvenirs, gifts and other personal items on board or ashore
  • Personal services such as spa, laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Baggage, travel cancellation and personal insurance

Where exactly will the ship be on embarkation day? 

The exact coordinates will be announced to us only a few weeks before the cruise starts. You will get the information with your travel documents. What we can say by now is that you can assume the ship to be centrally located in Düsseldorf. 

What are the typical demographics of other passengers onboard?

Travelers come from around the world, though all speak English fluently. They range in age from millenials to seniors. Couples, solo travelers, and honeymooners are all common. No one should feel out of place! A vegan journey of discovery not to be missed!