Special Interest Cruises

Indulge in your interests and celebrate your passions in 2022 with our Special Interest Cruises

What is a Special Interest River Cruise?

A Special Interest Cruise is an itinerary specifically adapted to focus on an interest or hobby. Whether you like good food and wine, the arts, culture or taking care of mind, body and soul, these fabulous, unique and exclusive cruises are a wonderful opportunity to indulge your favourite pastimes and your passion for travel simultaneously. Often including hands-on workshops with professionals and delicious tasting sessions with gourmets, you’ll also have the priceless opportunity to meet like-minded people with shared interests.

Our Special Interest River Cruise itineraries

Our journey planners have woven specially selected excursions and experiences into some of our most popular river cruise itineraries for 2022. Celebrate Christmas in fairy tale settings along the Rhine and Danube, experience once-in-a-decade wonders with the Floriade Expo in the Netherlands, including the chance to learn and grow with gardening expert Frankie Flowers, and Germany’s renowned Passion Play. Mingle with celebrity chef Michael Bonacini while dining on sumptuous local cuisine along Portugal’s “River of Gold”, all paired with the contemporary comfort of your innovative Star-Ship.

8-Day Wines of the Moselle Cruise

Perfect for: Wine-lovers, culture vultures & hikers

Setting sail in August 2022, this amazing itinerary from Mainz to Bernkastel takes you on a wonderful exploration of the Moselle Valley. A region rich in winemaking history and considered to produce some of the best Riesling in the world, you’ll enjoy tours of renowned wine estates, complemented by exciting tasting sessions and guided tours of fascinating towns along the way.

Taste the delicious Riesling of the Schloss Vollrads wine estate, as you learn all about eight centuries of tradition, and hike through the family-owned vineyards of Eberbach Abbey’s 900-year-old wine estate. Then, on board, attend an interesting presentation while admiring the sun-drenched hillsides from your contemporary Star-Ship.

Based on our popular 8-Day Legendary Rhine & Moselle river cruise, you can look forward to stops at the following destinations on this exclusive itinerary:
Day 1 Mainz - Embarkation
Day 2 Wiesbaden
Day 3 Rüdesheim
Day 4 Koblenz
Day 5 Cochem
Day 6 Trier
Day 7 Bernkastel
Day 8 Bernkastel - Disembarkation

8-Gardening Expert Frankie Flowers

Perfect for: Wine-lovers, foodies and wellness enthusiasts

In June 2022, this exclusive 8-day river cruise from Mainz to Basel uncovers the art and culture along the mighty Rhine River. Enjoy wine-tasting in the medieval halls of Eberbach Abbey, tour charming Koblenz, with time to visit the spectacular Forum Confluentes, and visit Heidelberg University Library to enjoy a romantic Philosopher’s Walk.

In the Black Forest spa town of Baden-Baden, unwind at the renowned Caracalla Spa, famous for the healing properties of its twelve thermal springs, dating back over 10,000 years. Embark on a photography tour of picture-perfect Strasbourg and taste your way around Colmar in the Grand Est region of northeastern France, as part of a delicious Alsace culinary tour.

Based on our 8-Day Majestic Rhine river cruise, you can look forward to stops at the following destinations on this exclusive itinerary:
Day 1 Mainz - Embarkation
Day 2 Rüdesheim
Day 3 Koblenz
Day 4 Mannheim
Day 5 Rastatt
Day 6 Strasbourg
Day 7 Breisach
Day 8 Basel - Disembarkation

8-Day Danube Spa, Arts & Culture Cruise

Perfect for: Art connoisseurs, photography lovers and foodies

In August 2022, journey along the mighty Danube on an exclusive celebration of art and culture. Beginning in Budapest, follow a wonderful arts and crafts tour of Szentendre with a traditional Hungarian spa experience, before visiting the home of a Slovakian family for coffee and cake in Bratislava. In Vienna, visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum as part of a Viennese art tour, before journeying onwards to Melk to witness its beautiful abbey.

Hike through the Wachau Valley, famous for its wine production, tasting local fare en-route, before sailing to the city of Linz for a photography tour and Linzer torte tasting. Conclude your trip in Passau, where you’ll visit a local farm for a delicious typical Bavarian brunch.

Based on our bestselling 8-Day Danube Explorer river cruise, you can look forward to stops at the following destinations on this exclusive itinerary:
Day 1 Budapest - Embarkation
Day 2 Budapest
Day 3 Bratislava
Day 4 Vienna
Day 5 Melk
Day 6 Linz
Day 7 Passau

Christmas Markets

Dutch Floriade Expo 

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