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Accessible Rhine Cruise September 2019

Enjoy a fully accessible River Cruise sailing from the Netherlands to Germany on the Rhine river.

This River Cruise is fully booked. Click on the links below to see the River Cruises on which we do have availability:

Enjoy the beautiful views and cruise excursions during this unique cruise holiday on the Rhine River. This holiday is unique because the ship is wheelchair accessible and we can only offer two departures in 2019. 

This all inclusive wheelchair accessible vacation gives you the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable holiday and see the beautiful cities rich of history, such as Cologne and Dusseldorf.

Because of the interior and services on this accessible cruise ship, you can enjoy a carefree and unforgettable holiday. 

This ship is accessible for people with a manual wheelchair, electric wheelchair and mobility scooter. Mobility equipment is available on the ship and additional equipment can be delivered. 

Rhine River Cruise itinerary, September 1 to 6, 2019

  • Day 1: Arnhem (dock of departure in the Netherlands)
  • Day 2: Dusseldorf (Germany)
  • Day 3: Bonn (Germany)
  • Day 4: Andernach (Germany)
  • Day 5: Cologne (Germany)
  • Day 6: Arnhem 

Where will I stay?

Accessible cabins

The modern PWA river cruise ship has 25 spacious accessible cabins and 23 cabins for co-travellers and assistants. The cabins on the ship are equipped with two electric high-low beds, a wash basin, a television, an alarm system and plenty of closet space.

The bathrooms

The cabins are not equipped with private bathrooms but there’s one large fully adapted bathroom available per 3 cabins. The bathrooms have spacious step-free (wheel-in) showers, toilets with support rails on both sides and lowered wash basins.

The bathrooms have been designed as separate bathrooms in order to have bigger cabins and bigger accessible bathrooms. With regards to toilets, there are four additional accessible toilets on the main deck. Here is a remark from one of the travellers who participated the a river cruise holiday April 2017: “There are literally so many bathrooms it was not a problem ever. The 1 per 3 is for large bathrooms with showers. There are 4 other bathrooms on the main floor above the cabins :) My hubs and I went in April.”

​Facilities on the ship

  • Restaurant for breakfast and dinner
  • Bar for evening drinks and meetings with fellow cruise passengers
  • Room for leisurely activities such as playing games or reading a book 
  • Spacious Sundeck 
  • Standard and adapted toilets 

Accessibility information

Wheelchairs and mobility scooters are allowed on the ship and can be used at all times. Additional mobility equipment is available on the ship or can be delivered on the ship.

The restaurant, bar and game room are situated on the main deck and can be reached from the rooms by elevator. The spaces are easily accessible with a wheelchair, as there are no steps or stairs towards these rooms.

The spacious sundeck is accessible with a large elevator that is large enough for a care bed. The entrance of the ship is wide and has a ramp that's put down at each dock.

The ship provides the possibility to get assistance from a care taker or volunteer.

How to get there?

To get to the River Cruise dock in Arnhem, there are two options:

  • Private transfer from Schiphol Airport or Ferry Port 
  • Shared transfer from Schiphol Airport or Ferry Port 

Please note that the price currently shown does not include the transfer costs. 

What activities can I do?

This river cruise vacation includes a shore excursion each day of sailing! 

Each place you will explore with a local English speaking and knowledgeable tour guide. The guided tour starts at 13.00 and ends at 17.00. The guides take into account accessibility requirements and offer a suitable route to the centre of the towns. These cities are all old and are somewhat challenging with regards to cobble stones. However, the guides are locals and know exactly which streets are the most suitable. Also, they will know where to go for a drink or snack.

After the guided tour, you'll have time to explore the location by yourself. Enjoy a fresh beer, a hot coffee or a sweet pastry. You'll be expected on the ship around 17:30 for dinner begin served at 18:00 hrs. 

You will visit the following beautiful historic German towns:

Dusseldorf

Dusseldorf is known for its fashion industry and art scene. You can not miss out on Königsallee and Schadowstrasse which are lined with boutique shops. The old town of Dusseldorf, Altstadt, has the longest bar street in the world, with more than 260 pubs in line. The pubs are known for their hospitality and excellent service.

Bonn

For 40 years Bonn was the capital of West-Germany, while Germany was split in two by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War. But what are 40 years on a history on more than 2000 years. Bonn was established during the early zeros. Memorials of the rich history of Bonn can be found all around the city. In addition, this city is the birthplace of world famous musician Beethoven, which makes it a suitable place to experience his legacy.

Andernach 

Andernach is known for its architecture, with the tower of Wehrturm as the big eye-catcher. In addition, several castles, cathedrals and the well preserved city wall can be admired. Andernach has the highest cold water geyser in the world, which erupts up to a height of 60 meters.

Cologne

Cologne is one of the most popular German cities, because of the famous Christmas Market which happens yearly in November and December. The biggest eye-catcher of Cologne is the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Mary. Germans started building this masterpiece in 1248 and it was not until 1880 for the work was finished. It is considered the most ambitious building project of the middle ages. The famous cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Colognes old town you can experience the authentic Germany. The houses are traditional old and there are some traditional cafes and restaurants. 

Terms and conditions

  • The price per person varies and depends on the number of participants for this holiday.
  • The price is based on full-pension, this means that the following services are included; breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, tea and pastries during the day, excursions in all towns that are visited.
  • Care assistance is available, we can discuss the required assistance during the booking process and this can be arranged in advance. There are volunteers and professional care takers present on the ship.
  • The prices are based on occupation of two persons in one room.
  • An English-speaking tour leader will be on the ship on assist you and lead the tour excursions.
  • The price is excluding the transfer to and from the river cruise dock in Arnhem. These prices can be provided based on the type of vehicle needed for the specific number of people.

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