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Explore Enchanting Castles Along the Rhine River With Us This Fall!

Exploring the Enchantment of the Rhine

Uncover the hidden gems of the Rhine River valley during the best time of year to visit—no fighting crowds as done during the hectic summer months. You’ll often enjoy incredible sights and experiences along the river seamlessly – and often, exclusively! We have truly unbelievable moments in store for you around every corner, with special overnights in Cologne and Frankfurt. Book by Friday, July 19th, and receive a complimentary pre-night in Amsterdam
(November 8, 2024)!

  • Day 1: Arrival/Amsterdam (Early Booking Bonus Pre-Night)
  • Day 2: Amsterdam/Scenic Sailing
  • Day 3: Scenic Sailing/Cologne
  • Day 4: Cologne
  • Day 5: Cochem
  • Day 6: Koblenz/Sailing the Rhine Gorge
  • Day 7: Speyer/Heidelberg
  • Day 8: Scenic Sailing/Frankfurt
  • Day 9: Frankfurt/Departure


  • One-of-a-kind LGBTQ+ exclusive program operated by Transcend Cruises and John Heath Travel

  • Never before seen aboard a river cruise, world-renowned LGBTQ+ favorite comedian Pam Ann

  • Performances from Envy Peru, winner of Ru Paul's Drag Race Holland, Nikita Vegaz and Metamorkid, Ru Paul’s Drag Race Germany contestants.

  • John Heath Travel favorites Kelly Carey, Rick Santamaria, and renowned DJ James Munich.

  • Chef Todd Erickson, renowned TV personality, winner of Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay, and LGBTQ+ advocate will curate theme dinners, lead hands-on culinary classes, and host guest culinary competitions.

  • A dedicated team of LGBTQ+ Cruise Managers and Expert Guides throughout your cruise.

  • Personal onboard LGBTQ+ Concierge Service to arrange independent exploration on your schedule or participate in our complimentary small group excursions.

  • More space to relax and enjoy the stunning holiday atmosphere onboard Advance by Transcend, with just 55 staterooms and suites. Our staterooms and suites are some of the largest on the rivers of Europe.

  • Your shipboard family will deliver service from the heart in a comfortable, open, and accepting environment that will have you returning every year.