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Holiday Markets Along the Rhine River

Aboard the Luxurious 5-Star Advance by Transcend

December 1 - 7, 2024

Book by Friday, August 16th and Save!

To my most loyal travelers.

Dear Friends,

I’ve wanted to bring my loyal guests along on a river cruise for many years. So, finally, the perfect opportunity has arrived, and there is no better time of year to be in my home country of Germany than during the legendary Christmas Market season.

Please join me aboard the Advance by Transcend Cruises from incredible Cologne to cosmopolitan Frankfurt from December 1 to 7, 2024. Come early and join us for the iconic Cologne Bear Pride festivities on the optional pre-cruise extension program from November 29 to December 1, 2024!

This intimate 55-stateroom river ship is the most beautiful ship plying the Rhine River, and it’s an incredible value. Including nearly everything, when you book by Friday, June 28:

  • $100 Per Person Shipboard Credit
  • All Gratuities to Shipboard Crew and Local Guides
  • All Meals Onboard, Including Complimentary Room Service
  • Free Flow Open Bar Throughout the Cruise
  • All Shore Excursions Led by LGTBQ+ Expert Guides
  • Reduced Single Supplement, Limited Number Available!

This sailing will undoubtedly sell out quickly! Please get in touch with me to confirm, as I don’t want any of you to miss out.

See you onboard!

Arno Schuechen
CEO, Arno’s Bear Cruises
For Good

LGBTQ+ Exclusive Travel

Transcend Cruises is very proud to partner with non-profit organizations such as SunServe and FLoatarama, which are based right here in our South Florida community. Travel is the perfect way to broaden our awareness and understanding of different cultures, beliefs, and, most importantly, lifestyles. Therefore, as part of this ongoing commitment, upon selling out the Holiday Markets along the Rhine River sailing, we’ve committed to a $100,000 donation. This donation affirms our belief that luxury travel and social responsibility can go handin-hand.

Watch for our November announcement on when and where we’ll host our Bon Voyage party and present the check before we set sail!

SunServe's Michelle Santos, Lead Youth & Family Therapist, lead a group of young people and their families in one of our award-winning "SunServe: Art as Therapy" projects.


Welcome Aboard!

Dear Friends:

As the world grows smaller, finding genuinely authentic experiences to share with others becomes more difficult.  I founded Transcend Cruises based on uncovering these special moments from a local’s perspective for you, our very valued guests. Our shipboard crew serves our guests every day from the heart, providing a level of quiet luxury that is always inclusive – but never intrusive.  With just 55 spacious staterooms and suites, we provide a stunning floating boutique hotel experience that will be exquisitely decorated for the holiday season.

While enjoying a truly unique experience. Every moment of this sailing will undoubtedly remind you of the sheer magic of the holiday season along the River Rhine. The smells, sounds, and scenery will be unforgettable. Welcome aboard! I hope to personally show you how amazingly warm-hearted and fun-filled our Rhine River cruise will be. I promise you will come home with experiences and everlasting memories of our journey like no other.

So, grab that Christmas sweater your parents bought you out of the closet, and we’ll start warming the Glühwein!

Warm regards,

Hans Rood
CEO, Transcend Cruises

aboard Advance by Transcend

Your Cruise Managers


Daniel Duit

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Daniel has called Cologne home for almost a decade. With a background in education and hospitality, Daniel fosters connections and cultural exchange. Passionate about German LGBTQ+ culture, he brings warmth and care to every encounter, prioritizing unforgettable moments.


Lucas Bruno

A native of Rio de Janeiro, Lucas has managed events from small gatherings to more than 3,000 guests across Brazil. The Advance by Transcend is Lucas’ favorite river ship, and he’s excited to be aboard with each of you to ensure your expectations are exceeded every minute of your cruise.


Tom Markwell

A native of the cruise industry, Tom has spent decades along the rivers of Europe. This journey is especially close to his heart, as he calls Wilton Manors home. Tom has set out to make this a one-of-a-kind journey with many of the people who make his South Florida community truly special.

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