Moselle River Cruises - the romance of the Moselle and nature at its purest
A journey along the Moselle will give you an opportunity to experience Germany's most charming river landscapes. The river's many winds and loops mean that each curve reveals a new, entrancing view of a breathtaking river landscape. Added to this are the very best levels of service and comfort on board the homely riverboats. Just jump onâ€¦
The Moselle River Cruise - where it takes place and when to go
The Moselle flows through France, Luxembourg and Germany. It rises at Col de Bussang in the Vosges and flows into the Rhine at Koblenz about 544 km later. The best time to travel is in the months of May through to September.
Moselle River Cruises - cities and tourist attractions
Travelling along the river through the vineyards of Rhineland Palatinate you will pass picturesque half-timbered villages, and old castles and ruined fortifications which cling to the steep rocky landscape and offer unique views of the river valley
Wine-growing with its long tradition is characteristic of the Moselle landscape. On your cruise ship you can treat yourself to a glass of Moselle wine as the famous wine-growing villages and vineyards glide by.
The charming French city of Metz is on the Moselle cruise agenda. You shouldn't miss the quaint city centre with its impressive cathedral of Saint-Ă‰tienne de Metz and numerous other historic monuments.
Thionville is also a city worth seeing. The MusĂ©e du Pays Thionvillois gives information about long gone eras. Some other buildings, such as the Old Castle of Volkrange, also bring history to life.
If your Moselle cruise should happen to take you to the Luxembourgeois winegrowing village of Schengen, you will get to know the landmarks of the village: the church and the castle. However, the traditional village idyll is inspiring in itself.
The panorama of the town of Cochem is best known for its fascinating imperial fortress from the first half of the 12th century.
The marketplace in Bernkastel and the bridge gate with art nouveau elements in Traben-Trarbach are other significant destinations on this unique journey.
A particular highlight is the loop in the Moselle at Bremm. As is revealed by the view from the lookout point, the Moselle winds past the vineyard in a loop.
On the way to Trier you will pass breathtaking landscapes, mighty vineyards, gaping gorges and meadows teeming with flowers. Trier is Germany's oldest city and awaits you with historic monuments such as the famous Porta Nigra or the Imperial Baths. Trier's cathedral of St. Peter and Monaise Castle are also worthy of mention.
At the end of your journey on the Moselle cruise ship you will come to beautiful Koblenz at the "Deutsches Eck". The synagogue and the Tahir mosque are worth a visit.
The Moselle River Cruise - experience the wealth of traditional culture
The Moselle is synonymous with perfect relaxation, recreation and the delights of wine-growing, all in one of the most romantic German destinations to which a riverboat can take you. The experiences on this journey will entrance you.
from Cologne (Germany) to Cologne - 3 days
23 departure dates: November 2017 - December 2018
from Cologne to Cologne - 3 days
7 departure dates: October 2017 - December 2018
Riviera will start its first Caribbean cruise in Miami
Riviera, which is the newest ship of the Oceania Cruises company, will depart for the first winter cruise from Miami on November 29, 2012.
More cruises in Northern Europe
It is expected that 2012 will be one of the most successful season in the modern history of the cruise traveling for the Northern Europe region. The European Cruise Council (ECC) has estimated that the number of passengers in the current season will increase by 16% compared with 2011 and reach 1 million 490 thousand people.
Norwegian: free cruises for children
Norwegian Cruise Line, the third-largest cruise company in the world, announced a special offer â€“ â€śKids Sail Freeâ€ť. As part of the offer potential customers will be able to book on favorable terms cabins on the cruise ships for themselves and their children â€“ the third and fourth beds in the cabin for the children under 17 years can be booked for free.