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Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Passau - Passau) - Lueftner Cruises
7 days

Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Passau - Passau)

Start and end in Passau
Tour Operator:
Lueftner Cruises
Ship capacity:
150
Age range:
18 to 90
Operated in:
English, German
Tour id:
79220
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Highlights

  • Celebrate Christmas onboard the amazing Amadeus ship
  • Discover the historical Passau, Bratislava, Linz & Vienna
  • Enjoy a Glühwein and visit the remarkable Melk Abbey
  • Indulge in delicious food & enjoy onboard entertainment

Itinerary

Start and end in Passau! With the River Cruise tour Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Passau - Passau), you have a 7 days tour package taking you through Passau, Germany and 5 other destinations in Europe. Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Passau - Passau) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome Dinner
  2. Day 2: Christmas Market in Salzburg's old town
  3. Day 3: Visit to Melk Abbey & Mulled Wine Party
  4. Day 4: Visit Schönbrunn Palace
  5. Day 5: Captain’s Gala Dinner
  6. Day 6: Walk through the old town in Linz
  7. Day 7: Farewell
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Where You'll Stay

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Lueftner Cruises Ship

  • MS Amadeus Star
    MS Amadeus Star
    The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the AMADEUS STAR cabins on th… Read more
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    164
    Length
    135m / 443 ft
    Width
    11.4m / 37.5 ft
    Suites
    12
    Staterooms
    70
    Registry
    Germany

Customer Reviews

  • A
    · January 14th, 2019
    Time in and out of the ports like abbey were very limited. Night snack was not placed on a table. It was taken around and the server left the place on certain nights. Soup was mediocre quality. Lots to improve. New ship but had so many problems. Water... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
  • Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Passau - Passau) reviewer 2
    · January 8th, 2018
    Excellent cruise!
    Trip date: December 2017

Dates & Availability

7 days
Christmas Cruise on the Danube (Passau - Passau)
From Passau to Passau
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    English, German
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    28 Dec, 2021
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    22 Dec, 2022
    English, German
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • Is there a dress code on board?

      There is no strict dress code on board as Lueftner like their guests to feel comfortable, however, they do recommend elegant clothing for dinner and for special occasions.

In regards to what clothing to pack here are some recommendations: 

Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate both onshore and onboard and we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered. Shorts are appropriate for most tours, however long pants may be required for inside visits on some excursions. Your cruise manager will advise when and if this is required. Mix-and-match color schemes work best to help keep baggage light. You will find a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option.

Don’t forget to pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavier-weight wind-breaker for cooler temperatures. Also, keep in mind that the ship, motor coaches and other venues visited on our itinerary are air-conditioned and may be quite cool. We recommend you that you pack a lightweight sweater or long sleeve shirts and carry them with you on excursions.

    • How much luggage can you take on board?

      On Lueftner cruises there are no restrictions with luggage in regards to the number of bags each guest may bring on board the ships, however, please bear in mind storage space is limited, and it is recommended that each passenger brings only one checked bag and one piece of hand luggage.

    • Is wi-fi available?

      Wireless Internet access is available on all Amadeus ships and is provided in all public areas of the ship.

    • Do you have laundry services available?

      Lueftner have an onboard laundry service which would be happy to take over the washing and ironing of your personal clothes for an additional fee. Please note that there are no dry-cleaning facilities on board.

    • What languages are used onboard?

      The languages on board all Amadeus ships are German and English. Unless otherwise stated, announcements, notices and trips during the cruise are made in both languages.

    • What is it like to dine onboard?

      You will enjoy an open seating and will start your day with a generous continental breakfast buffet to which the staff will be pleased to add various freshly cooked egg dishes straight from the kitchen. For lunch you can choose between varied menus and buffet specialities in the Panorama-Restaurant or a light lunch alternative in the Panorama-Bar. For dinner, Lueftner offers a carefully composed 4- to 5-course menu and vegetarian dishes are always available if required. Complimentary hot coffee and tea are available all day for your enjoyment.

    • I have a special dietary requirement can this be catered for?

      There is always a vegetarian option for all meals on board the ships, however, if you have other special dietary requirements or suffer from food allergies, please inform your cruise specialist at the time of booking. On a request basis, Lueftner's chefs will certainly provide special dishes suitable for people with conditions such as lactose or gluten intolerance and will do their very best to offer an alternative to every guest where required.

    • What payment methods are accepted on board?

      You can make payments by cash, bank card with Maestro symbol and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express) on board. The currency on board is the Euro; however, the following currencies are accepted to settle your on-board account if needed: Swiss franc (CHF), British pound (GBP) US dollar (USD) and Norwegian krone (NOK).

    • What would be the average age of the travellers for this tour?

      The average age on this particular sailing is mid 40's, it is lower than their regular sailings since this is a holiday cruise and many families will be on board. That being said they don't offer much for travellers under 12 years of age so you won't find families with young children.On river cruises typically you'll find travellers are in their 50's however demographics are changing and cruisers are getting younger.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      Austria and Germany
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Austria, Germany and Slovakia
      Type E
      Austria, Germany and Slovakia
      Type F
      Austria, Germany and Slovakia
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Austria, Germany and Slovakia. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Slovakia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Slovakia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before August 10th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 10th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Lueftner Cruises. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 95 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Lueftner Cruises" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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