Enchanting Rhine May 2023 | Craig Travel

Enchanting Rhine May 2023

Enchanting Rhine
Zurich to Amsterdam
Luftner Cruises
ms Amadeus Queen
May 7, 2023 to May 19, 2023
13 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Email specialist Roselle King to discuss your travel plans

The magnificence of Europe is best seen and experienced along its massive river network. This outstanding river cruise begins in Switzerland and continues through the heart of Europe to the Netherlands. It is a feast in every sense of culture, history, and riches. Historically, people lived close to the rivers in Europe as they were the principal routes of commerce and trade. We wind our way along the mighty Rhine passing fabled castles and cathedrals and visiting centuries old marketplaces. We journey through Switzerland, France, Germany and Holland in style combining spectacular scenery with cultural enrichment while ensuring that all our creature comforts are met. Planned with the best of river cruising lifestyle in mind, we move at a leisurely pace, visiting historic sites and cities, comfortable staterooms, delicious food, and wined include with dinners. Virtually everything is included: most meals, all taxes, all gratuities, and even most of your shore excursions, leaving you free to enjoy every minute of your cruise holiday.

Book and Deposit by January 31, 2023 and save $200 per person.


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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on ms Amadeus Queen
  • 2 nights first class hotel accommodations in Lucerne and Zurich as indicated or similar with breakfast daily
  • Scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne
  • Baggage handling at hotels and shipside
  • All meals during the cruise
  • Quality European wines with every dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after every lunch and dinner on board
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome, and Captain Gala’s Dinners
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port including audio headsets
  • All gratuities (including guides and ship staff) and taxes for included services (including departure and port taxes)
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value included with the purchase of group airfare
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or cruise director
ms Amadeus Queen

Luftner Cruises

The beautiful ms Amadeus Queen was launched in spring 2018 and is 135 metres long with a distinctive pointed bow. With 69 cabins (172 sq. ft.) and 12 Balcony suites (259 sq. ft.), the ms Amadeus Queen carries passengers in spacious comfort. Purpose-built to sail the safe scenic waters of Europe’s rivers, she has three decks with cabins and public rooms plus a spacious Sun Deck for viewing the countryside. All cabins are outside, each featuring twin beds (which can convert to a large bed), a private bathroom with shower, telephone, TV, hairdryer, and air conditioning (the ship operates on 220 volts). Cabins on Haydn Deck (lowest) have a picture window while cabins on Strauss and Mozart Decks have full height glass patio doors that open (creating a French Balcony). On the Haydn Deck you will also find a hair salon and massage area. On the Strauss Deck is the Restaurant (seats all passengers at once), Reception, fitness room, and on board shop. On Mozart Deck you will find a Panorama Bar and Lounge area, plus an indoor pool. The open Sun Deck features deck chairs, a Lido Bar, chessboards, and a shuffleboard. The ship is a non-smoking environment, except for some areas on the Sun Deck (subject to change). There is a small elevator on the ship which serves Strauss, Mozart, and Haydn Decks.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat C-4 Outside Twin (panoramic window) on Haydn Deck. Cruise/Tour only costs exclude all airfare and airport transfers. Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
C-1 Deluxe Twin (Haydn - panoramic window)
B-4* Deluxe Twin (Strauss - drop down panoramic window)
B-1* Deluxe Twin (Strauss - drop down panoramic window)
A-1* Deluxe Twin (Mozart - drop down panoramic window)
Suite Amadeus Suite (Mozart - walk out exterior balcony)

*Cabins have a drop-down panoramic window that extends across the entire width of the cabin which can open to make the stateroom become its own balcony. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at the time of booking - book early for the best choice. See the deck plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited - please ask for rates. River cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with a private bathroom. Prices are based a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective July 2022 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This river cruise will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $348 to $486 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $197 to $404 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions.Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

Deposit Amount:
$1,200 per stateroom
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, February 1, 2023