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eWaterways Launch Rhine ‘Taster’ Cruise on Royal Crown River Yacht

eWaterways have just launched a 3-day 'taster' cruise along the magical Rhine with five-star river yacht Royal Crown. Ideal for those new to cruising or short on free time, the cruise comprises a trip from historic Speyer to cosmopolitan Basel, starting on the 22nd May 2013.

The mini Rhine 'taster' represents the perfect way for guests will enjoy a truly luxurious cruise experience on a vessel that is often described as "the Orient Express on Water" and is renowned for its bespoke client service. At just £559 per person on a full board basis the 4-day cruise takes in Speyer, Strasbourg and Basel.

Joining the Royal Crown on a southerly course through Germany, clients can visit the ancient university town of Heidelberg where you a visit to the impressive red-brick castle is a 'must do'. In the evening, enjoy dinner on board as the Royal Crown heads towards the French border. Once in Strasbourg, rich in both French and German influences, you can choose to join a guided sightseeing tour, taking in the city's quaint streets, half-timbered houses and the Cathedral of Notre Dame which soars above the city centre. On the last day the Royal Crown crosses into Switzerland and docks in Basel, where Switzerland, Germany and France meet. Here you can choose to spend the day exploring the city independently or join an optional guided coach tour. Back on board the ship tonight, mark your final night with a festive Farewell Dinner.

At full capacity, Royal Crown caters for just 88 guests in a total of 44 luxuriously appointed cabins with flatscreen TVs and fully-stocked mini bars to promise an all-inclusive and sophisticated cruise holiday. The river yacht's design exudes 1930's glamour and the 52-strong team caters to each individual's needs with every comfort onboard considered, from the choice of pillow to a favourite tipple. The traditional ambiance and décor is propelled into the 21st century with modern facilities including a spa, golf putting area, well-equipped fitness room and 24-hour multimedia business lounge. Those new to cruising or cruise lovers in need of a quick battery recharge can relax and enjoy a luxurious mini break inclusive of exquisite fine dining, entertainment and the Rhine's stunning vistas.

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