Castles Along the Rhine” 7night European river Cruise with
Tina & Uniworld
From the moment I stepped aboard for my 7night cruise from Basel to Amsterdam, I knew I was in for a full week of ultimate luxury.
SS Antoinette is classified as one of Uniworlds Megaships with an onboard cinema and indoor pool and sails the picturesque Rhine river of Europe. With a maximum capacity of 152 guests who are meticulously looked after by 59 staff, she is a luxurious boutique hotel on the water.
From the moment you step aboard, you cannot miss the Grand Staircase with its stunning 3 metre Strauss Baccarat Chandelier that once hung in Central parks famous Tavern on the Green Restaurant and now is the focal point of this impressive foyer. From here on this five-star beauty ticks all the boxes, with her stunning, one of a kind décor and personal touches that can be found throughout every part of your cruise experience.
Each cabin, although not large are beautifully appointed with plenty of storage and luxurious linen for the perfect night’s sleep. Each spacious marble bathroom with double sinks comes with heated towel rails and heated flooring for those extra special touches.
The food and drink on board were nothing short of amazing with locally sourced specials and local wines incorporated into the menu daily, along with a fine dining experience to be enjoyed every evening.
With a different town to explore each day the choice of all-inclusive excursions was organised to perfection. Allowing for a choice of both morning and afternoon tours escorted by expert local guides answering questions and ensuring you get the best out of each local experience. One of my favourite outings was an afternoon trip to romantic Heidelberg meandering through the local cobbled streets and enjoying amazing views over the township and river Rhine from Heidelberg Palace perched high up on the hill.
River cruising is an ideal way to explore the quintessential towns and cities of Europe in a relaxed and easy paced way. This is definitely suited to those professionals looking for that luxurious, all-inclusive experience in a very unpretentious way.