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Amsterdam Pride 2018 &
Rhine River All-Gay Cruise

August 5–14, 2018
Amadeus Cruises MS Amadeus Silver II

10-day all-gay European vacation beginning during Amsterdam Pride 2018 featuring a 7-night Rhine River gay cruise with optional post nights in Prague!

 

Amsterdam & Rhine Gay Cruise 2018

 

Your adventure begins in Amsterdam, with its legendary canals and distinctive architecture. From the Netherlands travel on the Rhine to Cologne, Germany, a historic university town with a vibrant gay scene.

Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge, take in the picturesque landscape of vineyard-clad hillsides with stops in Rüdesheim, Miltenberg, Wurzburg, and Bamberg before joining the Main River. Marvel at the Main-Danube Canal – an engineering masterpiece – as you traverse Europe’s Continental Divide before ending the cruise in Nuremberg. From here you will transfer to historic Prague for 2 post nights in one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

 

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On board the ms Amadeus Silver II, you will be pampered by a crew of forty in an atmosphere of total relaxation. With this great riverboat, we’ve created an itinerary that includes three of Europe’s most popular cities which have become prime destinations for gay and lesbian travelers.

There's no better way to experience Europe than on a Brand g riverboat cruise. Discovery, friendship, style and comfort all come together for the perfect all gay vacation.

This gay cruise vacation has it all—historic sites, charming towns, world-class wine and cuisine and more!

Interested in more of Europe? Combine The Rhine River Gay Cruise with our Danube River All-Gay Cruise for an unforgettable 14-day European vacation! Ask about a combined cruise only rate.

 

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The Ship

At 188 square feet, the 72 staterooms of the Amadeus Silver II offer the most spacious accommodations of any ship in our fleet, all decked out with the high-tech hospitality and lovely decor that have won awards for the Amadeus Silver. With views from the panoramic windows stretching the width of the cabin, the passing scenery is yours to enjoy in all its glory. With our innovative French Balcony, you can lower the windows with the touch of a button to enjoy your own private balcony when the weather is fine. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed. Staterooms are located on all Decks, with the Mozart and Strauss Decks including the innovative French Balcony.

 

Amadeus Silver II Sun Deck

 

With their own private, walk-out exterior balconies and lounge areas, the 12 suites of the Amadeus Silver II are ideal for sipping your morning coffee or watching the starry skies at night. With 284 square feet of space to relax, you may not want to leave the ship at all! All suites include a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe as well as a minibar. Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

 

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Travel Itinerary

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Gay Pride With your free time, view the famous Canal Parade of the Amsterdam Gay Pride. Every year the parade is visited by more than 400,000 people. Alternatively, wander along the banks of the Amsterdam Canals, relax at an outdoor restaurant, or shop for local handicrafts and art work. Embarkation begins at 4pm.

 

Monday, August 6, 2018
Amsterdam / Utrecht, Netherlands

After breakfast, city tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland excursion.

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Cologne, Germany

Rhine River gay cruise - Cologne, GermanyArrive in Cologne this morning, where you will have a walking tour of Old Town and Cathedral Square and visit the spectacular 13th-century gothic cathedral – its twin spires are among the tallest in Europe. Afterwards, you’ll have free time to visit some of the local shops or have a coffee at a quaint café. Or, if you prefer, enjoy a glass of Kölsch, Cologne’s famous smoked beer.

 

Rhine river gay cruise castlesWednesday, August 8, 2018
Oberwesel, Germany

This morning, cruise through the picturesque Rhine Gorge, with its castles, fortress ruins, and the legendary Lorelei Rock. Arrive in Oberwesel, where you will enjoy an afternoon walking tour. You’ll have free time to explore the a narrow alleys lined with wine taverns and restaurants.

 

Rhine river gay cruise - WertheimThursday, August 9, 2018
Miltenberg / Wertheim, Germany

Arrive in Miltenberg, where a motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will see the historic city center followed by free time to explore the town on your own.

 

 

Rhine gay cruise - WurzburgFriday, August 10, 2018
Würzburg, Germany

This morning, take a guided tour of Würzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture.

 

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Bamberg, Germany

Rhine river gay cruise - Bamberg, GermanyArrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and see the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, the city’s serpentine streets, and elegant 18th-century mansions. Sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise this evening to Nuremberg.

 

Rhine river gay cruise - PragueSunday, August 12, 2018
Nuremberg, Germany / Disembarkation

Disembark after breakfast for your transfer to Prague for a 2-night post cruise tour. or
Stay onboard for another week and cruise the Danube river all the way to Budapest.

 

Monday, August 13, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Gay Prague tour After breakfast, enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour and see why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities. Visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before crossing the famous Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Departure day. Transfer to airport for your departure flight.
(Additional post hotel nights available are available if you would like to extend your time in Prague.)

 

Rhine gay cruise - Cologne, Germany

 

Add-Ons

2-nights pre cruise stay in Amsterdam, August 3 - 5, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal StationDoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station boasts a prime location adjacent to Amsterdam Centraal Station. From the hotel, which overlooks both the Amsterdam old city and the IJ River, walk directly into the most historical part of the city. The main shopping area and tourist attractions are also within easy range. Visit the fascinating Anne Frank house and learn about the life of Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank, or visit the beautiful Dam Square.

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station combines elegant modern rooms, business facilities with the latest A/V technology, a fitness centre and an ideal location. All of the guest rooms at DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station feature floor-to-ceiling windows, an Apple iMac PC/TV and complimentary WiFi.

DoubleTree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station hotelChoose from a wide range of international dishes and local flavours at one of the three dining options within the hotel. The light breakfast and lunch restaurant is transformed daily into the intimate Eastwood Beer & Grill for guests to enjoy dinner. Grilled on the broiler, they serve meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Enjoy a snack or a light meal at the Lobby Bar, then head over to SkyLounge Amsterdam on the 11th floor. In the evening the rooftop bar and terrace offer drinks and meals as well as cosmopolitan vibes from a DJ.

Optional Pre Night(s):
Single - $456 ; Double - $328, per person, breakfast included.

 

Rhine river gay cruise - Wertheim, Germany

 

Accommodations

Prague, Czech Republic
InterContinental Prague Hotel

InterContinental Prague Hotel Located on Prague's most famous and luxurious shopping boulevard 'Parizka' connecting the historical Old Town Square with the banks of the Vltava River, the InterContinental Prague is a truly exceptional Prague hotel. Our exclusive accommodations provide the perfect base to explore the shops, restaurants, and architectural treasures that give this region its distinctive character.

Enjoy majestic skyline and romantic river views at every turn. Or admire the city from our unique rooftop, gourmet restaurant, Zlata Praha. An enchanting destination unto itself, this exceptional Prague Czech Republic hotel offers elegance and comfort in a premier downtown setting.

InterContinental Prague HotelInterContinental Prague has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a business center, a meeting/conference room, and limo/town car service. This luxury hotel offers 2 coffee shops/cafés, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, a sauna, and a library. Onsite parking is offered for a surcharge. The property has designated areas for smoking.

The 372 air-conditioned guestrooms at InterContinental Prague include minibars and safes. Televisions are equipped with premium satellite channels and pay movies. All accommodations provide desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Bathrooms offer bathrobes and hair dryers. Additional amenities include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. In addition, amenities available on request include in-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding.

Additional Pre Night(s):
Single - $288 ; Double - $158, per person, breakfast included.

 

Brand G Rhine River Gay Cruise

Amsterdam Pride 2018 & Rhine River
All-Gay Cruise Itinerary

  Date Destination  
  05 August Amsterdam, Netherlands Embarkation
  06 August Amsterdam / Utrecht, Netherlands  
  07 August Cologne, Germany  
  08 August Oberwesel, Germany  
  09 August Miltenberg / Wertheim, Germany  
  10 August Würzburg, Germany  
  11 August Bamberg, Germany  
  12 August Nuremberg, Germany Disembark
  13 August Prague, Czech Republic Overnight
  14 August Prague, Czech Republic / Home  

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Included Features

• All-lgbt guaranteed charter
• 7 Nights Cruise Accommodation
• Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise
• COMPLIMENTARY FREE-FLOW SPIRITS, WINE, BEER AND NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES THROUGHOUT THE CRUISE
• Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• Services of an experienced cruise director and Brand g host throughout the cruise
Brand g signature entertainment
• Airport transfers in Amsterdam and Prague
• Optional pre hotel nights in Amsterdam to take in Pride
• Included 2 night hotel stay in Prague including a city tour

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Tips You Need To Know Before Your Cruise
Thank you for choosing Brand g. Your itinerary has been carefully selected to ensure you have memorable vacation. We hope you will enjoy your special journey as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. Our representatives are experienced professionals committed to delivering outstanding service. We will do everything within our power to make your river cruise experience the best ever! So, relax and absorb the ambiance of the magical settings and fascinating places you will visit.

To help prepare you for your vacation, we have compiled some important tips. We encourage you to read this information carefully and to bring it with you as a reference during your travels. While traveling, please keep in mind that patience, understanding and the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment will enhance your vacation experience. Despite careful planning, unavoidable circumstances may require last minute changes to your itinerary. However, we have discovered that these deviations often reveal unexpected discoveries.

Traveling reveals new and exciting lifestyles, cuisines and traditions that may be different from what you are used to. Respecting these differences will create an infinitely more pleasant and rewarding experience. We wish you an exciting and memorable vacation.

 

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Passports & Visas
A valid passport is required for all Brand g charters; your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and secure all required visas. Consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Vacations can be disrupted, or altered if the correct documents cannot be supplied at airports or border crossings; please check your itinerary carefully. In the event that you lose your passport while traveling, we recommend you photocopy the first pages of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license and/or birth certificate to simplify and expedite the process of replacing lost documents. Keep the originals separate from the copies. This will make replacement easier if you lose them en route. It is also useful to carry spare passport photos. You may wish to scan your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers and email them to yourself as attachments, so you may download copies to assist in obtaining replacements.

 

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What To Wear
Comfortable clothes and good walking shoes while on land. And, since there are spa facilities, a putting green, shuffleboard and fitness room on the ship, we suggest workout clothes. Jackets and ties are not required. We recommend country club casual for dinner.

Special Diets
Please advise us prior to departure if you have any special dietary requirements. We will make every effort possible to always accommodate your requests, however, please note that local conditions and seasonality can restrict our ability on occasions.

 

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Settling Your Bill Onboard
The day before your cruise ends you will be given an invoice for any onboard charges you may have made. Please check the invoice to make sure all items are accounted for before payment/closing of the account. All onboard charges will be in Euros. Payment is accepted in cash (Euros) or by credit card. Your bank/credit card company will convert this into your card currency at their own exchange rate. Some bank/credit cards may charge a separate fee, as well.

 

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ATMs
ATM machines are widely available throughout Europe and readily accessible during shore excursions; the ship does not have an ATM machine onboard. Prior to traveling, we recommend that you notify your bank of your travel plans so they can inform you of any applicable transaction fees and provide any information on restrictions, etc.

Currency
For the Netherlands and Germany the currency is the Euro, Czech Republic uses Koruna.

 

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Who travels with Brand g?
All of our vacations are created for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) travelers, along with straight allies, who enjoy innovative escorted vacations to international spots. None of our current trips are designed for participants under the age of 21.

 

What can I expect on Brand g travel program?
All of Brand g Vacations will have at least two trip escorts. Depending on the size and location of the program, we will also include signature Brand g entertainment, including cabaret artists, DJs and comedians. The true stars of any Brand g travel program are the travelers themselves. Whether you’re traveling with a partner or interested in making new friends, our trips provide excellent opportunities to explore the world with others that share similar values.

 

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Do you offer a single supplement or a roommate sharing program?
We do offer a single supplement on all of our travel programs; however, it may vary depending on the destination. Our goal with roommate matching is to help facilitate an introduction with other solo travelers prior to your vacation to see if there is compatibility to share a room.

 

I am traveling by myself; will I be the only single traveler?
Not at all, depending on the trip, anywhere between 15 to 40% of the group will be solo travelers!

 

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Should I buy travel insurance?
Brand g Vacations strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances that might prevent you from traveling with us or unfortunate circumstances during your trip. Travel Insurance is an excellent way of protecting your vacation investment. We recommend Travel Guard, however you are welcome to shop and compare plans from other companies to find the best fit for you.

 

Is it hard meeting others?
Even the shyest among us end up in group hugs by the end of our cruises. The intimate size (generally 60-150 passengers) provides an opportunity for people to get to know each other in a way not at all possible on large ocean cruises. Countless guests have commented that they aren’t outgoing, and did not anticipate meeting anyone on their cruises, yet made extraordinary new friends – and, in some cases, partners – onboard.

 

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What does all-inclusive vacation mean?
All-inclusive can never mean every single thing; but at Brand g, we come as close as possible. Our trips almost inevitably include pre-cruise hotel stay, all transfers, unlimited wine and beer at lunch and dinner onboard, guided walking tours in every port, etc. When we say “inclusive”, we mean it! The specifics for this vacation are listed above.

 

Will I be the youngest onboard?
Mainstream river cruises sometimes have the perception that all the guests are well past retirement age. Brand g cruises, on the other hand, host a wide range of ages, from 20’s-80’s. The average age is mid-50’s, but on any given cruise there are a number of much younger and older guests. Brand g’s entertainment offerings onboard – from shows to parties – make our cruises, in the words of countless cruise staff, “the most fun group we’ve ever had on this ship”.

 

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Amsterdam Pride 2018 & Rhine River Gay Cruise Prices
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Amadeus Silver II Suite

Mozart Deck. French Balcony. 284 sq. ft. All suites include our Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe, as well as a minibar. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed.

$ 5799

Category A-1

 

Amadeus Silver II Stateroom

Mozart Deck. French Balcony. 188 sq. ft. All suites include our Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe, as well as a minibar. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed.

$ 5099

Category B-1

 

Amadeus Silver II Stateroom

Strauss Deck. French Balcony. 188 sq. ft. All suites include our Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe, as well as a minibar. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed.

$ 4799

Category B-4

 

Amadeus Silver II Stateroom

Strauss Deck. French Balcony. 188 sq. ft. All suites include our Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe, as well as a minibar. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed.

$ 4599

Category C-1

 

Amadeus Silver II window Stateroom

Haydn Deck. Fixed Window. 188 sq. ft. All suites include our Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe, as well as a minibar. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed.

$ 4199

Category C-4

 

Amadeus Silver II window Stateroom

Haydn Deck. Fixed Window. 188 sq. ft. All suites include our Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, and a safe, as well as a minibar. All staterooms include a seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, cabinet, safe and our Amadeus Signature Bed.

$ 3899


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Additional Terms, Conditions and Fees

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise/land only.

Port fees of $175 and pre-paid gratuities of $160 are additional.

Single Supplement for Cruise is $2,500 of twin price, limited to categories A1, B1, B4, C1, C4.

Initial deposit is $850 per person, with final payment due by April 23, 2018.

 

 

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