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Sharn Adela
Basel
Colmar
Samantha Lomax
Strasbourg Christmas Market
Colmar
BreisacherPanorama
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Sharn Adela
Basel
Colmar
Samantha Lomax
Strasbourg Christmas Market
Colmar
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Overview

Join us on a fun and friendly cruise as we party to festive entertainment and live music hosted by the talented Sammy Lomax and featuring two nights with guest singer Sharn Adela. Enjoy the magical Christmas markets in the historic towns of Speyer, Germany, and Strasbourg and Colmar in France plus a visit to the pretty Rhineside town of Breisach, on our exclusive cruise from Frankfurt, Germany to Basel, Switzerland. All transfers are included so there’s no optional excursions to buy. The popular 4-star MS Swiss Pearl hosts you in style with all meals, selected free drinks and entertainment in an informal, fun and friendly atmosphere.

Entertainment

Sharn Adela is a true Motown fan. Her professional CV includes West End Shows, UK tours, international tours, television and radio. Her distinctive voice has enabled her to sing and work along side a whole host of the UK’s top entertainers. Her Soul & Motown Tribute Show provides sensational vocals, glamour, class and outstanding costumes, and a wide range of great Soul & Motown Classics. A recipe to get any party started.

Sammy Lomax has performed for audiences all around the world with her sensational vocals and diverse repertoire, including pop, rock, motown, and songs through the decades from 60s to present day, but she is best known for her amazing life-like tribute to 60s soul icon Dusty Springfield. Sammy fully evokes Dustys diva-like appearance and vocal sounds.

Highlights

  • Free Drinks
  • Live Entertainment every evening
  • Exclusive Charter
  • Full board
  • Over 40s only

Included

• Escorted return rail travel from London St Pancras or return flights – see below
• 4 nights full board plus cruise on the MS Swiss Pearl sharing an Emerald Deck rear twin-bed cabin – upgrades available
• House wine by the glass (white & red), draft beer, juices, soft drinks, water, tea & coffee from the bar 10am to 1am daily, and served in the restaurant at lunch & dinner
• 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners with coffee (including the Captain’s dinner)
• Afternoon coffee/tea and pastries
• Entertainment
• Transfers abroad
• Services of our Cruise Team on board

Departures

By RAIL or AIR
Dates – Prices from – Tour Code
04/12/22 – From £899pp – SP12

Deposit:
£75pp if travelling by rail
£200pp if travelling by air
Balance payment 12 weeks before departure.

Travel

By Rail – Need to Know read more
By Air – See ‘Flights’ section
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Flights

Flights are currently possible from Heathrow, Manchester and Edinburgh airports, subject to availability at time of booking the flights, and a supplement may apply. Alternative UK departure airports may become available, we will look at all options when you book. Flights include 1 checked in bag per couple (usually no more than 20kgs) and 1 carry on bag per person – weight/size subject to airline rules. Flight time around 2 hrs each way.

Please call us on 01895 83 33 33 to discuss your flight requirements.

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      Three Countries & Christmas Markets Rhine Party Cruise

      5 days by Rail or Air, 4 December 2022, from £899 per person

      Itinerary

      Day 1: UK to Frankfurt
      Depart London St Pancras on the morning Eurostar to Brussels where we transfer to our onward train to Frankfurt arriving before dinner. Alternatively flights to Frankfurt can be made from regional UK airports with onward transfer to the ship – see flight information and options. Time to settle into your cabin or explore Frankfurt depending on your arrival time. The ship is docked within walking distance of the Christmas Markets for those arriving in time. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing to Speyer.

      Day 2: Speyer
      We arrive early to mid-morning in the historic old town of Speyer, one of the oldest towns in Germany and known for its UNESCO listed cathedral in front of which will be the stunning Christmas Market. Today is free in the town, the Christmas Market opens at 11am. The ship departs Speyer early evening. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing to Strasbourg.

      Day 3: Strasbourg, France
      This morning we arrive in Strasbourg. The ship will be docked in the modern part of the town and a transfer is included to the medieval centre where we will have a guided walking tour. Afterwards the rest of the day is at leisure to explore and visit the Christmas Market. Return transfer to the ship mid afternoon. For those who want to return to the ship for lunch the cruise director will help arrange transfers or travel by public transport at your own cost. The ship departs Strasbourg late evening. Dinner and entertainment on-board.

      Day 4: Breisach, Germany & Colmar, France
      This morning arrive in the riverside town of Breisach and enjoy a morning at leisure to stroll around the town. After lunch on board we join our coach for the short journey to Colmar and visit the old town with cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered medieval and early Renaissance buildings. The Christmas Market is set in the heart of this beautiful town. We return to the ship by coach late afternoon. Dinner and entertainment on-board. Overnight sailing towards Basel.

      Day 5: Basel to UK
      After breakfast we disembark and transfer to Basel Station where we take the train to Paris Gare de Lyon where we transfer to Gare Nord Station by coach for our Eurostar to London St Pancras arriving during late afternoon. Or, transfer to Basel Airport for your flight back to the UK.

      Note: Order of itinerary subject to change depending on local conditions.

      Accommodation

      MS Swiss Pearl

      MS Swiss Pearl
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      GN Holidays & Voyages is exclusively chartering the elegant, four-star Superior MS Swiss Pearl in 2022. She accommodates 119 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, furnished with quality materials in cool, colourful combinations to create a relaxing ambience
      The impressive Reception on the Ruby deck and the adjacent areas resemble a top quality boutique hotel. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. The ship also has an indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool.
      Restaurant – The restaurant on the Emerald Deck features large picture windows. It is light and airy with elegant decor and furnishings engendering a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Diners can enjoy generous breakfasts, lunches. Dinner is a daily highlight with four courses served at your table. On one of the nights of the cruise guests are invited to a special Captain’s dinner.
      Leisure facilities –In the centre of the ship there is a stylish library. Under the large awning on the Sun Deck there are plenty of chairs and deck chairs for guests’ comfort. On the Emerald deck you will find the wellness centre with swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool.
      Decks & Cabins
      The Ship has two cabin decks: the upper ‘Ruby’ deck on the same level as the reception, bar, lounge, stairs to the restaurant and ship gangway entrance/exit; and the lower ‘Emerald’ deck. The cabins are decorated in warm colours and beautiful fabrics All have panoramic window, TV, minibar, safe, hair dryer, air conditioning, shower and WC.
      Please note: When docking ships can be moored side by side so views from the cabin may be obscured.
      Ruby Deck Suites – The MS Swiss Pearl has two mini suites on the Ruby upper deck. These spacious suites are equipped with all the facilities of the standard cabins plus a queen-size double bed.
      Ruby Deck twin or double – They all have the standard facilities and have hotel-style beds which can all be configured as either 2 singles or 1 double bed.
      Emerald Deck twin or double – They all have the standard facilities and have hotel-style beds which can all be configured as either 2 singles or 1 double bed. We have a choice of cabins mid deck or further back closer to the engine room.
      Emerald Deck Triple – A larger cabin at the front of the Emerald deck with 3 single beds and all standard facilities.
      Emerald deck Rear Twin – Situated at the rear of the ship on the Emerald deck. All standard facilities but can only be configured as a twin
      Ship’s stats
      Length: 110 meters • Breadth: 11.40 metres • Passenger Capacity: 119 • Officers and Crew: 32 • Passengers decks: 2
      SP12 2022 deckplan for web
      SP12 2022 deckplan for web
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