Christmas and New Year on a Rhine River Cruise

Celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year in style on a GN Holidays adult only cruise on the Rhine River. What better way to enjoy the festivities than by partying with fellow forty-somethings surrounded by beautiful scenery? Read on for our top two getaways for the festive season.

An adult only cruise is the ideal escape if you’re keen to celebrate with like-minded travellers. Offering the perfect mixture of daytime culture highlights and evening entertainment, our Rhine New Year Party River Cruise and Three Countries & Christmas Markets Rhine Party Cruise promise to be unforgettable. Come along and enjoy the fun, party atmosphere with us.

A Journey through the Markets

What’s Christmas without a visit to some festive markets with a glass of mulled wine in hand? Our Three Countries getaway will take you to some of the most impressive and decorated stalls out there, so whether you’re looking for striking tree ornaments, gifts for the family or a tasty treat for yourself, you’ll have no trouble finding what’s on your wish list. Here are the top spots we’ll be visiting:

  • Strasbourg, France: Spend the daytime enjoying the beautifully decorated markets at your leisure before returning to the ship for dinner and some exciting live entertainment.
  • Colmar, France: Wander through the cobbled streets and admire the old medieval buildings before browsing the Christmassy stalls in the heart of town during the evening.
  • Mainz, Germany: Be dazzled by the festive display of lights outside the Cathedral of St Martin and browse for handcrafted gifts. The rest of the day is yours to explore the town at your own pace.

This adult only cruise also includes visits to Frankfurt, Basel and Breisach, so be prepared to explore a whole host of cultures, see various architectural styles and experience the Christmas season like never before.

Party into the Evening

Once you’ve explored the towns and their festive delights, get ready for even more excitement once you’re back on board the ship. Keith Slater, a professional musician who has worked with the likes of Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders and the award-winning band Inheritance, will be performing in the evenings throughout your stay.

There really is no better way to end your day on the Rhine River than by enjoying a hearty dinner followed by the folk sounds of Keith Slater. Free drinks will be available at the bar until 1am, so let yourself get into the party spirit with your fellow over-forties travellers and make sure each night is one you’ll never forget!

“I’ve never felt so festive! Perfect way to celebrate and a great opportunity to make new friends.”

E Connell

The Four-Star MS Swiss Pearl

Our Three Countries & Christmas Markets Rhine Party experience is more than just the destinations, fantastic food and great entertainment – the accommodation alone should have you bursting with excitement!

The recently renovated ship accommodates up to 119 guests, with each cabin stylishly furnished, spacious and complete with large windows for a great view of the scenery as you pass by. MS Swiss Pearl also features a stunning lounge and bar, dancefloor and indoor pool – what more could you wish for on an adult only cruise?

Whether you choose to stay on the Ruby Deck, Emerald Deck or one of the Ruby Mini Suites, this ship is sure to provide you with everything you need and more during your holiday.

Auld Lang Syne on the Rhine

Our Rhine New Year Party is a popular choice for over-forties travellers – especially those who like to celebrate in style. Travelling from Cologne to Rüdesheim, this getaway is the best of both worlds: a culture-fuelled break and an unforgettable New Year party! Here are some of the top stop offs.

  • Cologne: Begin and end your getaway in the stunning city of Cologne. Explore at your leisure on the first day before enjoying a dinner with your fellow guests.
  • Koblenz: Explore the colourful city streets at your leisure or join the guided walking tour to make sure you don’t miss out on any hidden gems.
  • Rüdesheim: Spend the afternoon of New Year’s Eve exploring this enchanting town and walking the famous Drosselgasse cobblestoned lane.

Since bringing in the New Year is of course the main event during this adult only cruise, celebratory drinks will be on offer throughout the day and evening entertainment will continue into the early hours. Make full use of the free bar and enjoy a wonderful evening surrounded by newfound friends.

Your Entertainer

We welcome Keith Slater once again to provide us with unmissable entertainment throughout the Party River Cruise. Sing and dance along to his upbeat rhythms before heading back to your cabin for some much needed rest!

“Entertainment top notch as always with GN Holidays. Best fun I ever had at New Year.”

B Geller

The MPS Switzerland II

Accommodating 108 guests, the MPS Switzerland II is a beautiful, spacious ship complete with all the amenities you could desire on an adult only cruise. From the lounge bar and dancefloor to library and large sundeck, this vessel really does have it all.

The restaurant is located on the Emerald Deck and features large windows to provide excellent views of the River Rhine as you sail. You will also have fantastic views from your cabin, as each comes with its own panoramic window.

Go the extra mile on your adult only cruise and opt for a Suite. Twice the size of the standard cabins and boasting a king-size bed and seating area, you can enter the New Year feeling like royalty.

Celebrate the festive season with us at GN Holidays and enjoy an adult only cruise you’ll remember for life. Our live entertainment is sure to have you up on your feet and singing along, and with free drinks on offer, there’s nothing stopping you partying till the early hours.

Can’t wait to hop aboard for this year’s Christmas and New Year parties? Take a look at our website for more information or call us on 01895 83 33 33 if you’d like to speak to one of our sales team. Your party experience on the River Rhine awaits.

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