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Festive atmosphere on the Rhine

What a wonderful contrast! Whereas on land all is hustle and bustle as everyone attempts to get everything done on time, the ships of KD glide peacefully on the Rhine, much to the pleasure of those on board, who can enjoy the festive spirit on one of our many advent cruises.

Every year the same story: those who enjoy celebrating Christmas resolve once again not to get caught up in the general hustle and bustle and shopping frenzy, but rather to spend the festive season quietly and their dear ones. Whether that is possible depends on one's ability to find, amidst all the activity, a place to pause for a moment and find enjoyment. KD's advent cruises provide the ideal setting, whether it be with friends, family or colleagues, to celebrate advent in festive atmosphere and far from the hustle and bustle - in the morning, or afternoon, or evening.

All-inclusive evening cruise

You still have to make your own way to the KD landing stage, but as soon as you board the festively decorated KD ship our experienced service team takes over and leaves you to concentrate on doing what you came aboard to do: enjoy the Christmas-time atmosphere. Do you want a rich buffet, drinks, festive ambience? All included in the price for this Christmas-time evening on board. That makes this KD tour, which is available in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, particularly attractive for company parties. The ships of the KD fleet provide the perfect setting for a relaxed but stylish evening among colleagues, whether the company has five employees or fifty. KD makes sure that groups of all sizes feel comfortable and at home on board its modern ships. And because the event location is a ship, it goes without saying that an evening round-trip cruise against the backdrop of the festively illuminated city pamorama is also included in the price. But the evening on board KD's event ships is not only festive and tranquil. A live band or DJ will turn the ships in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt in the course of the evening into real floating party locations.  

So if you're looking for an idea for your company's Christmas party, we recommend you to take a closer look at this offer. It's certainly worth it! But of course the all-inclusive advent cruises are ideal not only for company parties. In fact they include all the ingredients for an evening with friends or a romantic tête-à-tête in the style of a candlelight dinner. This is, after all, a unique combination of Christmas festiveness, an excellent meal and a river cruise.

  • to the all-inclusive evening cruise in Cologne
  • to the all-inclusive evening cruise in Düsseldorf
  • to the all-inclusive evening cruise in Frankfurt

Afternoon cruises in Advent

Fresh coffee, delicious cake, good music and a view of the festively decorated cityscape which passes slowly by outside - these are the ingredients which make up the afternoon cruises offered by KD during the Christmas season on a regular basis in Cologne and Düsseldorf. And Santa Claus is always on board, with his sack full of presents for the younger passengers. So if you wish to enjoy festive ambience without the hustle and bustle of the city, or just want to pause a while before you move on to the mulled wine of the Christmas markets, the KD Advent cruise is perfect for you.

Afternoon Cruises Cologne

Interesting facts

Advent Cruises start in November
Perfect for a Christmas party

The pleasure of brunch

On each Sunday in Advent, when a new candle is lit, KD's modern event ship MS RheinFantasie weighs anchor in Cologne. On board there is an opulent buffet, stylish festive decorations and lots of families and groups of friends who wish to enjoy a special and pleasureable Advent Sunday. The ship cruises for two and a half hours against the backdrop of the Rhine metropolis, offering its passengers, between welcome drink and brunch buffet, extensive views of the unique panorama of the Old Town of Cologne, including of course the world-famous cathedral. 

Advent brunch Cologne

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