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Exclusive Wine Cruise Captivating Rhine Mar 31 - Apr 7, 2022

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Hosted by Ron Noble & Yun Chu, Owners of Ron Noble Wines, Petaluma CA

As a civil and coastal engineer, and avid sailor, Ron Noble has spent most of his life near the sea. As the founder of two consulting engineering firms specializing in coastal and harbor engineering, he has spent most of his time near the sea overseeing projects on everything from beach stabilization to seawalls to ports and harbors. His work has taken him to over 35 countries in 50 years. His success in business and his attraction to great wine led him to found Ron Noble Wines. Ron acquired the hillside property of Noble Family Vineyards and Ron Noble Wines in 1999 with aspirations of owning his own vineyard and making his own wine. Ron’s passion for wines started in his early 20s and only intensified as the years went on. His incredible journeys took him around the world and he fashioned them into opportunities to visit premier wineries. Ron’s wife, Yun Chu, was born to Chinese parents in South Korea. She speaks, reads and writes fluently in three languages: English, Mandarin Chinese and Korean. Yun earned her black belt in Chinese boxing/fisticuffs when she was only 18 years old, taught by her father who was the Asian champion in karate and martial arts. Yun is a gourmet cook, having spent many years in the food and restaurant business. Now semi-retired, when he isn’t still consulting, Ron wanders the estate vineyard, spends time with his family, and nurtures his vision for Ron Noble Wines. Less than 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean and situated in the Petaluma Gap, the Ron Noble Estate exemplifies the ideal nexus of land, water and air. “Our approach to winemaking is one of precision and style. Simple in theory, yet challenging in practice, we strive for the perfect balance of elegance and soulfulness.”

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – The Rhine

The Rhine along with its main tributaries—the Moselle and Main—have created a wine connoisseur’s paradise, which can be discovered on our Europe’s Rivers & Castles, Enchanting Rhine, Captivating Rhine and Rhine & Moselle Splendors itineraries.

The Upper Middle Rhine’s slate soil combined with a semi-continental climate have proven to be a recipe for wine-growing success for the Rheingau vineyards, yielding high-quality white wine varieties, and some fine reds.

Overview Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)
CRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to Basel
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Then there is Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colourful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.
COUNTRIES: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
RIVERS: Rhine

Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise) At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Limited Edition tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
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Included Features Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
Dates & Prices Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)

EMBARK March 31
7-NIGHT CRUISEAmsterdamBasel
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 2-NIGHTS AMSTERDAM PRE-CRUISE AND 2 NIGHTS LUCERNE, 2 NIGHTS ZURICH POST-CRUISE
Category E
Fixed Window
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category D
Fixed Window
Piano Deck
160 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £230 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category CB
French Balcony
Violin Deck
155 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £615 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category CA
French Balcony
Violin & Cello Deck
170 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £845 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin & Cello Deck
Category BB
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,307 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category BA
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
210 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,461 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Category AB
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Cello Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,615 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Cello Deck
Category AA
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
235 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £1,768 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Suite
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
Violin Deck
350 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL £2,768 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Violin Deck
Notes:
ImportantDates, fares & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges (included in cruise fare)£162 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of per person double occupancy fare double occupancy fare in all categories except: AA+ & Suites: 100% of per person double occupancy fare double occupancy fare.

Single Supplement for Land£427 per person.

BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

Fares include port charges* and are cruise-only per person based on double occupancy of an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Fares do not include flights or transfers. Any offers shown are valid on select sailings only and are combinable with all past guest programmes and guest service certificates, but not combinable with any other offers or promotions. Solo guests must pay an additional solo supplement before receiving any savings. On certain sailings Solo Supplement Waivers are available (non-combinable with savings) – please ask for more details. Fares and offers are subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time Offers are capacity controlled and subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Land programmes and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions may apply. Please see our brochure or website for full Terms & Conditions.

Ships Captivating Rhine (Wine Cruise)
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