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4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

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  • Location: Cologne, Germany
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Cologne Rhine River Christmas Afternoon Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Fantastic. Exceeded our expectations. Food delicious . Entertainment great and we even had a photo with Santa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Lovely trip on a great boat for a Christmas river cruise. Great service, lovely coffee and waffles and Christmas entertainment. Well worth the money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Very good indeed, well organised, they were aware we were coming and had prepared for a member of our part who was in a wheel chair

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

we thouroughly enjoyed the trip and it was good value for money. would go again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

excellent afternoon cruise down the Rhine, great Xmas atmosphere on board , with live singers on stage singing Xmas carols and songs, met some great people on board, would do this cruise again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

A nice two hour cruise along Rhine river with lots of Advent time delights. Maybe it is not the best time to enjoy surrounding views (as it comes dark early in December), however it still worth visiting to feel that wonderful inimitable atmosphere of the coming holiday!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

A very enjoyable cruise, we were greeted by the crew and shown to excellent window seats with a table reserved just for us. Drinks (ie coffee, hot chocolate or tea) arrived together with delicious hot cherry waffles and cream, St.Nickalaus came on-board and the children sang German Xmas songs to music.

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Great for that afternoon where you want to take things slowly and have nothing planned for the day!

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

This was a great interlude - in middel of Christmas markets visit to Koln.
Warm and musical ! We even met Santa Claus and enjoyed the cherry waffles!

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

We had a great trip the ambience was fantastic coffee and waffle great
And enjoyed the night views
Singer was good bringing Christmas songs to us

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

We had a great trip the ambience was fantastic coffee and waffle great
And enjoyed the night views
Singer was good bringing Christmas songs to us

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2013

We had a great trip the ambience was fantastic coffee and waffle great
And enjoyed the night views
Singer was good bringing Christmas songs to us

Rodney D
United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2011

A nice trip but it did not depart until 3.40pm, in fact, the actual official KD Line start time is 3.30pm although the timing on our Viator schedule was 3pm. Thus we were hanging around on the boat for the best part of an hour, having arrived about 2.45pm. Also, you need to check once you board what table you have been allocated, we thought you could sit where you like on identical tables, but this is not the case and we had to stand around in a rather embarrassed manner and deal with at least three crew members before the man with the list arrived ! We were expected to know this information in advance but did a good impression of Silly Brits abroad. The coffee and waffles with cream and hot cherries were very nice as well the general ambience of the trip. The route back was was nice, darkness having descended and we could see the many floodlit buildings and Christmas decorations. Santa came around and had a chat , he liked the English and we exchanged views about the Euro. There was some nice, low key live Christmas music and you could order more food and drinks if you wished. Take a map with you if you want to find out where you are as no commentary is given. The boat is a typical KD Line boat. spotless and well run. With the slight warnings to future travellers as detailed above, we would recommend this trip. It would be wise to check at the KD Line office at the jetty where the boat sails from about the timings though.

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2014

This was a well organised river cruise with waffles and tea. Santa came around and spoke to all on board in a very friendly and engaging way. We were seated with another family from Australia too who were very pleasant company. The thing to note, however, is that for the short duration of the cruise, the scenery from the boat is not anything special - I'm sure you have to do a day cruise to get the most out of the views.

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2013

The ship was great. The waffles were delish. The only thing I can say to improve is that the interior lights could be dimmed after dinner so we could of enjoyed the lights of Cologne.

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