All-Gay Xmas Rhine 2021 🇩🇪

Sat 27 Nov - Sat 4 Dec / Round trip from Cologne

• Saturday overnight in Cologne during Cologne Bear Pride
• Experience world-famous German Xmas markets, walking distance from the ship
• Daily Wellness onboard and naturist spas
• Exclusive Xmas-themed parties with drinks included and our own DJ / Entertainment

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Nov/Dec 2021 Itinerary* Time / Tour** Onboard Party*
Xmas markets everyday
1 - Sat 27 Cologne Embark 15:30h Bear Pride (in Cologne)
2 - Sun 28 Cologne Set sail 15:30h Ugly Sweater
3 - Mon 29 Koblenz City, cable car & fortress OktoBearFest
4 - Tue 30 Rüdesheim Riesling Wine Tour Glow Xmas Lights 
5 - Wed 1 Speyer / Baden Baden Roman Nude Spa Red, Hot & Sexy 
6 - Thu 2 Strasbourg, France Canal & city boat Gala Dinner
7 - Fri 3 Mannheim / Heidelberg Castle & City  White Elephant Gift Exchange
8 - Sat 4 Cologne Disembark after breakfast

* Exact itinerary, tours and parties to be confirmed. **Tours are optional and additional.

Work hard. Party harder.

  • Ugly Sweater

  • This is the perfect icebreaker for the first day onboard, and also the best time to wear that NSFW sweater you bought last Xmas. 
  • OktoBearFest

  • If Munich celebrates it in September, why can’t we do it in November? Eine Maß Bier Bitte! Prost!
  • Red, Hot & Sexy

  • Possibly the most classic Cruise4bears party, enhanced with a bit of Xmas spirit and a red twist. 
  • Xmas Lights 

  • It’s like a neon party but with Xmas lights. Batteries not included. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

Xmas markets, spas, castles and good beer.

  • 40 castles in 65 km

  • Unesco World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley, with its castles, historic towns and vineyards, illustrates the long history of human involvement with a dramatic and varied natural landscape. It is intimately associated with history and legend and for centuries has exercised a powerful influence on writers, artists and composers.

  • Weihnachtsmarkt

  • It all started in Dresden in 1454. A meat market evolved into a German gastronomy celebration: from fruitcake to gingerbread to Bratwurst. All religiously paired with Glühwein, delicious hot mulled wine to keep us warm. And if you came for home decoration, search for the traditional Pflaumentoffel figures. Amazingly you can eat them too. No, you didn’t have too much wine: they are made of dried plums.
  • Strasbourg, France

  • The capital of Alsace is located on the west bank of the Rhine and widely known as the seat of many European institutions. Centuries before that, it was settled from 1300 BC as into a Celtic market town. Its beautiful historical center, the Grande Ile, is the perfect example of a Rhine medieval city with its timbered houses, towers, canals and the Notre Dame cathedral. 
  • Spa au naturel 

  • When in a Roman spa, do like the Germans: leave all your clothes and troubles behind and immerse yourself in an invigorating experience. Body positivity is not just a hashtag here, nudism is a way of life that has been cultivated for centuries. As Mark Twain once said after visiting Friedrichsbad in Baden Baden: “After 10 minutes you forget about time, after 20 minutes you forget about the world”.

See how it was in Croatia:

8 days. Full board. Drinks included.

Upper deck French balcony cabins were partially renovated in 2018. Size is approx. 12-14 m² and include 2 single beds that can be arranged into a double bed. All cabins are equipped with a bathroom including shower/WC, hairdryer and also have TV, safe, minibar and telephone.

Main deck window cabins have a large window which opens in the upper third. Size is approx. 12-14 m² and include 2 single beds that can be arranged into a double bed. All cabins are equipped with a bathroom including shower/WC, hairdryer and also have TV, safe, minibar and telephone.

Booking conditions: A deposit of 500 EUR per cabin is required to book your cabin. If cruise does not confirm your deposit will be transformed into a RCN (refund credit note) valid for 3 years. If cruise confirms these will be the additional payments: at confirming time 50%. Balance due 3 months before setting sail.

Expected calendar: March: Pre-booking starts. July/August: Cruise final decision.

How many?

Our ship has 55 cabins and accommodates a maximum of 110 men. Because less is more.

Price includes

All drinks described below, free use of pool and sauna, full board (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner, from day 1 dinner to day 8 breakfast) afternoon coffee/tea and cake, midnight snack.

Price does not include

Additional tours, port taxes of 35 EUR per week per person, optional gratuities, personal expenses, travel cancellation insurance, visa fees (if required by the authorities), flights, pre/post-cruise hotel and transfers.

Flights

Cologne and Düsseldorf airports are the more convenient. Flights should be arranged by you. We strongly recommend arriving one or 2 days before cruise starts. Departure flights should not be before noon.

Beverage Pack

Draft, bottled and non-alcoholic beer, house wine (white/red/rosé), sparkling wine house blend, spirits, cocktails, mineral water, soft drinks, juices, coffee specialties, tea and hot chocolate. Only Gay cruise with drinks included!

Bucketlist bear events

Our cruise is programmed between 2 of the best european bear events: Bear Pride Cologne (scheduled 24-28 Nov) and Mad Bear in Madrid (scheduled 3-9 Dec)

Drive & Cruise

If you drive to Cologne, a staff member will await you at the parking area, take care of your luggage, park your car and accompany you to embarkation dock. Parking costs approx 100€ per week.

Cologne Gay Center

Our vessel will be like a floating hotel right by Cologne cathedral. It will be docked only steps away from the LGBT area that is full of bars, clubs and shops.

Gay Tours

Our tailor-made excursions are designed especifically for guys like us. The All-Gay tours will vary from visiting a castle to relaxing in a nudist spa to tasting Riesling wine.

Heated pool & Sauna on board. Hot.

  • Technical Data

  • Name: MS Amethyst Classic
  • Renovated: 2018 / Year: 1990
  • Category: 4* anchors
  • Language: English & German
  • Currency: Euro
  • Passengers: 110 (max)
  • Crew: 30
  • Decks: 3
  • Cabins: 55
  • 34 French Balcony Cabins
  • 18 Window Cabins
  • Highlights

  • Indoor heated pool 5x5m / 25 m2
  • Sauna
  • Big Saloon with live music
  • Sundeck partially roofed
  • Restaurant
  • Size matters

  • Length: 106.60 m
  • Width: 11.10 m
  • Draft: 5’10”