Our Favourite Rhine River Cruises

At GN Holidays, we specialise in fun getaways for adults only, and our Rhine river cruises are some of the very best. If you’re in the market for a holiday with your over-forties friends, read on to discover our four favourite Rhine river cruises.

Our cruises all have something special to offer, each taking our guests to exciting towns and cities along the river while providing entertainment throughout the holiday, free drinks and of course, fabulous food and accommodation. So, join us and discover some of our top cruises along the Rhine – and perhaps choose your favourite and get inspired for your next holiday!

4-star Christmas Markets River Cruises

If you love music, Christmas and non-stop entertainment, our five day Rhine Christmas Markets and our Three Countries and Christmas Markets Rhine cruises are without a doubt the ones for you! Free drinks, singing and dancing and beautiful accommodation in early December – what’s not to love?

The Markets

We will be visiting the beautiful markets around Basel, Strasbourg, Colmar, Mainz (Three Countries Cruise) and Cologne, Mainz, Bonn and Rüdesheim (Rhine Christmas Markets Cruise), so be prepared to witness the real magic of Christmas before your very eyes.

German Christmas markets are known around the world to be some of the most festive, boasting the classic twinkling lights, rich-smelling food carts and of course the quaint wooden stalls selling handmade decorations alongside other wares. If this cruise doesn’t make you feel Christmassy, nothing will!

Your Entertainers

Three Countries Cruise stars Uche Eke, a singer with a remarkable voice whose Soul and Motown repertoire is as smooth as silk. Winner of the first ever Karaoke World Championships in Finland he has performed as a solo artist with notable performances on his CV including the 21st Birthday Party for the ITV show This Morning. He has performed alongside 70s band Hot Chocolate, and former Drifter Roy G Hemmings with the Dictionary of Soul.

Rhine Christmas Markets stars Multi-talented Glen Leon who played the guitar from the age of nine and became a professional musician and singer at the age of 16. In a career spanning 30 years he has appeared on TV, radio and in theatres. Currently with bands The Soul Survivors and New Amen Corner, Glen also performs solo as ‘The Voice of Tom Jones’, an uncanny and evocative tribute where it’s ‘not unusual’ for certain garments to be thrown on stage.

P Otto

MS Swiss Pearl

Spend the festive season enjoying the luxuries of the MS Swiss Pearl, a four-star ship accommodating 119 guests. As well as beautifully furnished, comfortable cabins, the ship also boasts a magnificent lounge, dance floor, indoor pool and sauna and a stunning restaurant on the Emerald Deck. You’ll be treated to delicious buffet lunches, four-course dinners and even a special Captain’s Dinner on one evening. What better way to enjoy the festivities along the river?

“We LOVED Keith Slater and all the crew were just fantastic throughout. Everyone had so much fun and we all want to do this holiday again next year!”

K Strong

New Year Party

Rhine river cruises aren’t only for the Christmas season! Celebrate the arrival of New Year 2022 in style and hop aboard the MPS Switzerland II for a getaway you’ll remember for life. Our New Year Party Cruise – Amsterdam to Rotterdam is a holiday any over-forties traveller is sure to love.

Four Nights of Fun

Celebrate New Year in style on board the 4-star MS Verdi. We have two nights in the famous city of Amsterdam, a cruise past Kinderdijk with it’s 19 windmills – a landscape straight from a Rembrandt masterpiece, and New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam where we count down to 2022 with a New Year party on board and a spectacular fireworks display over the city’s Erasmus Bridge. New Year’s day is spent with a gentle morning sailing to Dordrecht before spending our last night in Rotterdam.

At It Again…

Steve Simone will be performing throughout this holiday, he is a soul singer with a dynamic stage presence, specialising in Motown classics as well as Jazz and R&B. Steve has been performing his extensive repertoire for many years where his velvety voice had wowed audiences around the world.

MS Verdi

GN Holidays & Voyages is chartering the elegant four-star sister ships, MS Carmen and Ms Verdi for some exclusive cruises in 2021. Both ships – identical in everything but name – were fully renovated to a high standard in 2016. They accommodate 136 guests in spacious and comfortable cabins, all freshly renovated with double and twin hotel style beds.
The impressive Reception on Upper deck includes a hotel style lift which goes from the upper deck to the lower deck. At the front of the ship you will enjoy the magnificent lounge with bar, spacious dance floor and easy chairs. There is also a Sun deck with sun loungers, chairs and covered areas with wind protection so suitable for all weathers.

Rhine Wine Festival, Lightning Night & Moselle River cruise

Take in the beauty of both the Moselle Rivers and the Rhine River, cruise past and explore enticing towns and step into culture with the Boppard wine festival and the ‘Lightning Night on the Middle Rhine’ fireworks display.. Our  Rhine in Flames, Wine & Moselle River Cruise really does have it all, including free beer and wine on board!

Eight Days of Exploration

From Cologne and Andernach to Rüdesheim and Cochem, this getaway promises exploration of some of Germany’s prettiest and most picturesque towns and cities along the river. Over eight jam-packed days, you’ll have the opportunity to hop on and off the ship to make the most of each town we pass by, with walking tours and other exciting activities available to guests throughout the holiday.

Fun for All

On day six you will visit the famous Boppard where the spectacular fireworks display will be taking place to celebrate the local wine festival. You’ll definitely want to take your cameras out for this event.

Those interested in regional wines will certainly want to be involved in the activities – wine tasting at the Wine Festival and, the following day, a walking tour around the town of Cochem and its luscious vineyards. There is also another wine tasting available here, so be sure to line your stomachs at breakfast before you go!

The MS Carmen

You’re in for a real treat if you choose this Rhine cruise on the MS Carmen. The guest cabins are beautifully decorated, with some featuring French balconies, and the restaurant is just pristine. You’ll be served buffet breakfasts daily, generous lunches and four-course dinners each evening. Coffee, tea and other snacks will also be available throughout the holiday, so you’ll certainly never go hungry!

On this GN Holidays getaway, you’ll also be presented with a selection of optional excursions to enjoy during the daytime, and of course live entertainment each evening. What more could you want on a Rhine cruise holiday?

These are just some of our River Rhine cruises, so if you’re looking for something a little different, don’t hesitate to ask. Forget your sea legs, the only rocking on these Rhine cruises is served up by our specially selected entertainers to end each day after enjoying the beautiful German waterside towns. We look forward to seeing you!

Love the idea of sailing carefree and content along a river? We’re sure to have a cruise for you. Take a look at our website for more ideas, or for further information, give us a call on 01895 83 33 33. Your Rhine cruise escape awaits!

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