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Share in Germany’s famous holiday spirit on this Christmas dinner cruise departing from Cologne. Glide past illuminated landmarks such as the Cologne Cathedral and fairy-tale castles along the romantic Rhine River. Feast on seasonal German fare from an abundant buffet, and dine by candlelight as a live onboard band and free-flowing beer and wine set a festive mood.
3-hour Cologne Christmas dinner cruise along the Rhine River
Get into the holiday spirit with live onboard music
Savor a buffet dinner of German winter specialities
Enjoy unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks
See the Cologne Cathedral and other historic landmarks lit up against the night sky
Make your way to the dock, located a short walk from Cologne’s old town and central Christmas market, around 8pm, and climb aboard either the MS RheinEnergie or MS RheinFantasie. Settle into a table with other partygoers in the ship’s cozy dining room, and get into the holiday spirit with the help of cheerful live music.
Get a new perspective on Cologne’s Romanesque churches and the twin spires of the city's famous cathedral illuminated against the night sky. Watch the rippling reflection of the city lights in the water while cruising along the Rhine River, past towering castles and medieval towns nestled against the riverbanks.
Pleasure your plate at a generous buffet featuring German winter fare such as pork shoulder in Christmas spices, smoked salmon, corn polulard with hazelnut sauce, and rustic roasts and meatballs. Indulge in holiday sweets such as baked apples smothered in vanilla sauce, forest-fruit pancakes, and plum-cinnamon ice cream. Toast to the season with unlimited German beer and wine.
After three hours of dining, drinking, and Christmas cheer, say farewell to the crew and your new friends when the ship docks back at the pier.
Sample Menu (subject to change at any time without notice): Warm Dishes • Cream soup with mushrooms and herbs • Tagliatelle in creamy mushroom sauce with tomato cubes and grated Parmesan • Pork shoulder with Christmas spices and Burgundy sauce served with potato-cabbage mix • Baked corn poulard in hazelnut sauce with red cabbage and potato dumplings
Cold Dishes • Tomato and mozzarella with rucola salad • Marinated beef in herb sauce • Chicken cocktail in light yogurt sauce • Selection of fish including Norwegian smoked salmon and trout with cream of horseradish and honey-mustard dill sauce • Rustic selection of roasts, meatballs, raw hams • Wintery green and raw salads with two dressings • International cheese board with olives and grapes • Bread, rolls, and butter
Desserts • German-style baked apple filled with nuts and raisins, served with warm vanilla sauce • Pancake filled with forest fruits • Cappuccino-almond mousse • Plum-cinnamon ice cream