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Amadeus Silver II

Classical Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel - 8 Days

The Amadeus Silver II launched in April 2015 and continues the success of its sister vessel as well as implementing both new and familiar concepts including the outdoor glass-shielded ‘River Terrace’ and Cafe Vienna. Measuring 135 feet in length, the ship is substantially larger than the rest of the fleet allowing for more spacious cabins and innovative new facilities. There are 84 spacious cabins furnished to a very high standard and a range of amenities including fitness room, hairdressers, sun deck with Lido bar, golf putting green, giant chess and shuffleboard.





Embark the ship in Amsterdam.

Day 1: Amsterdam

Arrive in Amsterdam and check in from 4pm this afternoon. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you settle into your cabin, before joining the other guests for tonight's Welcome Dinner on board. This evening you can enjoy a Dutch folklore show on the ship.

Day 2: Amsterdam - Hoorn

Your day starts with an optional city tour of Amsterdam, including a cruise along the enchanting canals. Later, return to the ship as she sets sail along the Ijsselmeer. Arrive in Hoorn in the afternoon, where you can choose to join an optional excursion of the "Holland Waterland".

Day 3: Cologne

Spend the morning cruising towards Cologne, a cosmopolitan city with endless attractions. Upon arrival you may wish to join an optional guided city walk where you can admire the imposing Gothic Cathedral and numerous museums and galleries.

Day 4: Cochem

Cruise into the quaint wine-producing town of Cochem this afternoon. You may choose to join an optional guided walking tour of the city, followed by a wine tasting, before returning to the ship in time for dinner.

Day 5: Koblenz - Ruedesheim

This morning you may wish to join an optional walking tour of Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, before returning to the ship and continuing towards Ruedesheim. Late afternoon you can take an optional city walk of this enchanting city, including a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum. Alternatively spend the evening at leisure, exploring Ruedesheim at your own pace.

Day 6: Mannheim - Speyer

Arrive into Mannheim early today where you may join a city tour. Alternatively, there is an option to visit the ancient university town of Heidelberg, before continuing to Speyer. During the afternoon there is an optional walking tour of Speyer. Return to the ship in the early evening and prepare for the Captain’s Gala Dinner with a show performed by the crew.

Day 7: Strasbourg

This morning you cross into France and here you may choose to join an optional tour of the fascinating Alsatian capital of Strasbourg.

Day 8: Basel

Disembark the ship in Basel this morning, after enjoying your final breakfast on board.


Disembark the ship in Basel.


  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • Full board, including buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and late night snack
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Quality red and white wines served with dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Daily music performances by the onboard musicans
  • Evening cruise “Budapest by Night” and folklore show
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director
  • Port taxes and local taxes
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise


  • International travel and transfers
  • Optional excursions (please ask for details of our optional excursion packages to complement your cruise itinerary)
  • Gratuities
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Insurance and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses and onboard purchases
  • Beverages other than those already mentioned

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