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Crime Cruise to Dusseldorf

MS SWISS RUBY
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Berlin - Potsdam - Brandenburg - Magdeburg - Wolfsburg - Minden - Münster - Dusseldorf
  • 7 Nights
  • VIVA All-Inclusive
  • February - March 2022
p. p. from 995 €

3 Travel dates
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CRIME CRUISE TO DUSSELDORF

Berlin - Potsdam - Brandenburg - Magdeburg - Wolfsburg - Hanover - Minden - Münster - Dusseldorf

 

Winter break? Not with VIVA Cruises! At the start of the year 2022, we are offering exciting crime cruises in cooperation with Gmeiner Verlag, which focuses on German crime novels. The best time to escape stress in a cozy atmosphere on board our SWISS RUBY and fulfill your own desire for relaxation with a good book. Travel from the leisurely expanses of the Mittelland and Elbe-Havel Canals to the bustling hubs of the Rhine until you can finally plunge into the famous fashion and art city of Düsseldorf in the west. Selected authors will accompany the voyage and hold exclusive and exciting readings for our guests - first authors will be announced here and on our social media channels soon. Furthermore, visits to original locations of the books are also planned during the voyages and a bulging crime games library is waiting for you on board.

 

ALWAYS WITH US: OUR VIVA ALL-INCLUSIVE

  • Full board with breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner (multi-course gourmet menus, served at your seat) and snacks with free choice of table and flexible meal times
  • All day high quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the entire bar menu (including soft drinks, juices, a variety of coffee specialties, tea, cocoa, sparkling wine, Aperol, white wine, red wine, rosé, champagne, various beers, long drinks, cocktails, spirits, liqueurs)
  • High Tea: selection of homemade scones with clotted cream & jam, sandwiches, cupcakes, chocolates, macarones, exclusive teas and other delicacies
  • daily freshly stocked mini-bar in the cabin (water, beer, soft drinks)
  • welcome champagne in the cabin
  • WLAN and gratuities
day 127.11.2021
  • Berlin
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    17:00

    Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of Europe’s biggest and edgier cities, famous for its catchy lyrics that embody creativity, technology and culture. It’s a cosmopolitan hub that has grown and moved on with the times living a very open-minded spirit. Its history is a story if two parallel worlds, the end of World War two saw Germany divide, the East became communist while the west was capitalist. A 12-foot high concrete wall marked the division until 1989 when people were allowed to move freely. The city now draws 13 million visitors a year who come to visit Reichstag, Museum Island, East Side Gallery or the iconic TV Tower.

    The Reichstag Building is at the heart of West Berlin right by the Spree River, it’s the home of the German Parliament and it’s free to enter. The observation deck at the top of the building allows you to see across the whole city. One block south of the Reichstag is the emblematic Brandenburg Gate, an 18th-century neoclassical monument that came to represent German division during the cold war. Since 1986 the gate has become a symbol of peace and its now the backdrop of many tourists’ photos. This city has endless places to visit.

    Excursions Berlin

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 127.11.2021
  • Potsdam
    22:00
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    Potsdam city is the capital of Brandenburg Land (state) in eastern Germany. The city is located on the southwest border of Berlin and is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town has some interesting sites worth visiting, such as the Sanssouci Palace, Dutch quarter, Cecilienhof Palace, Alexandrowka, Film Museum, Barberini Museum (a private museum), and the Bridge of Spies.

    The city is also famous for its world-class cocktails, although its nightlife isn’t as vibrant as the neighbouring Berlin. At Potsdam, you also get an opportunity to visit one of the best-preserved Baroque squares in Europe. The Filmpark is also a very famous place in the city as it is where most of the German films were shot at. It is a beautiful city with lots of interesting places to visit.

    Excursions Potsdam

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 227.11.2021
  • Potsdam
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    12:00

    Potsdam city is the capital of Brandenburg Land (state) in eastern Germany. The city is located on the southwest border of Berlin and is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town has some interesting sites worth visiting, such as the Sanssouci Palace, Dutch quarter, Cecilienhof Palace, Alexandrowka, Film Museum, Barberini Museum (a private museum), and the Bridge of Spies.

    The city is also famous for its world-class cocktails, although its nightlife isn’t as vibrant as the neighbouring Berlin. At Potsdam, you also get an opportunity to visit one of the best-preserved Baroque squares in Europe. The Filmpark is also a very famous place in the city as it is where most of the German films were shot at. It is a beautiful city with lots of interesting places to visit.

    Excursions Potsdam

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 227.11.2021
  • Brandenburg
    17:00
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    Brandenburg Stadt is a lovely town in Germany. It is an excellent destination for architecture fans, as it boasts a variety of building both ancient and modern. Of particular note is Brandenburg Cathedral, built in a Romanesque/Gothic style in 1165. It contains a 15th century Angel Candelabrum and an area dedicated to the victims of World War II.

    A far more recent build is the Friedenswarte, Brandenburg Stadt's tallest building. A viewing platform affords visitors gorgeous views out over the surrounding park and town. For a change from architecture, try archeology at the National Archeology museum, which used to be a Dominican friary and has been loving restored. For further museum collections, try the Industrial Museum, which showcases 100 years of Brandenburg's steel-making. The perfect place for a quiet stroll or scholarly pursuits, Brandenburg makes a restful stop on a cruise itinerary.

    Excursions Brandenburg

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Brandenburg
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    11:00

    Brandenburg Stadt is a lovely town in Germany. It is an excellent destination for architecture fans, as it boasts a variety of building both ancient and modern. Of particular note is Brandenburg Cathedral, built in a Romanesque/Gothic style in 1165. It contains a 15th century Angel Candelabrum and an area dedicated to the victims of World War II.

    A far more recent build is the Friedenswarte, Brandenburg Stadt's tallest building. A viewing platform affords visitors gorgeous views out over the surrounding park and town. For a change from architecture, try archeology at the National Archeology museum, which used to be a Dominican friary and has been loving restored. For further museum collections, try the Industrial Museum, which showcases 100 years of Brandenburg's steel-making. The perfect place for a quiet stroll or scholarly pursuits, Brandenburg makes a restful stop on a cruise itinerary.

    Excursions Brandenburg

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 327.11.2021
  • Magdeburg
    21:00
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    As the first Gothic style cathedral in Germany, the Magdeburg cathedral attracts visitors by its external looks and its internal treasures. Guided tours are available. Although the buildings around the old town square were mostly destroyed in WW2, the area remains popular with visitors and local residents. This is due to the large number of shops and restaurants in the vicinity. The Buttergasse, a medieval guild house, is found at this location.

    The Elbauenpark is regarded as 'the lungs' of the city. The park houses the wooden 'Millennium Tower', reputed to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. Magdeburg Cultural History Museum displays paintings from the 15th - 20th Century. Furniture and ceramics also form elements of permanent and visiting exhibitions. The Monastery of Our Lady is a museum that houses a collection of paintings and sculptures. The building is probably the oldest surviving in the city.

    Excursions Magdeburg

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 427.11.2021
  • Magedeburg
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    11:00

    As the first Gothic style cathedral in Germany, the Magdeburg cathedral attracts visitors by its external looks and its internal treasures. Guided tours are available. Although the buildings around the old town square were mostly destroyed in WW2, the area remains popular with visitors and local residents. This is due to the large number of shops and restaurants in the vicinity. The Buttergasse, a medieval guild house, is found at this location.

    The Elbauenpark is regarded as 'the lungs' of the city. The park houses the wooden 'Millennium Tower', reputed to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. Magdeburg Cultural History Museum displays paintings from the 15th - 20th Century. Furniture and ceramics also form elements of permanent and visiting exhibitions. The Monastery of Our Lady is a museum that houses a collection of paintings and sculptures. The building is probably the oldest surviving in the city.

    Excursions Magedeburg

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 427.11.2021
  • Wolfsburg
    19:00
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    Wolfsburg is a northern German industrial city famous for the production of popular cars such as the VW Beetle and the Volkswagen. Fittingly, the town has an automobile museum christened ‘Autostadt,’ which showcases different iterations of various classics. Visitors can also take a tour of the VW factory with multilingual tour guides who are well versed in the production process.

    Then there is the majestic Wolfsburg Castle in the middle of the city housing council offices and cultural sites. Further inside the city is the Planetarium, which is a delight for stargazers. The elegant blue spherical dome features optical instruments that allow visitors to explore the galaxy with all its splendour. The city is a haven for nature lovers courtesy of the Allerpark, which is the largest public park in Germany. It features plenty of lush green grass for relaxing and space for several activities such as bike riding, swimming, high rope courses, and water sports.

    Excursions Wolfsburg

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 527.11.2021
  • Wolfsburg
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    13:00

    Wolfsburg is a northern German industrial city famous for the production of popular cars such as the VW Beetle and the Volkswagen. Fittingly, the town has an automobile museum christened ‘Autostadt,’ which showcases different iterations of various classics. Visitors can also take a tour of the VW factory with multilingual tour guides who are well versed in the production process.

    Then there is the majestic Wolfsburg Castle in the middle of the city housing council offices and cultural sites. Further inside the city is the Planetarium, which is a delight for stargazers. The elegant blue spherical dome features optical instruments that allow visitors to explore the galaxy with all its splendour. The city is a haven for nature lovers courtesy of the Allerpark, which is the largest public park in Germany. It features plenty of lush green grass for relaxing and space for several activities such as bike riding, swimming, high rope courses, and water sports.

    Excursions Wolfsburg

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 627.11.2021
  • Minden
    06:00
    13:00
    Spanning both sides of the River Weser in North-western Germany, the picturesque city of Minden is the capital of the District. Its beautiful buildings and architecture are a feature of the city. The 11th Century Church of St Martin in the old part of the city is just one example. Founded in 800 AD, the city’s Cathedral exhibits an interesting display of national art treasures. Several museums are nearby, both Mindener Museum and the Prussia Museum offer interesting glimpses of the city’s history and culture. Visitors are drawn towards the canal by its aqueduct and the Shaft Lock (Schachtschleuse) which lifts vessels from the River Weser onto the canal. Nearby the Shaft Lock, canal boat trips take visitors past canal bridges, locks, and a reconstructed 18th Century Ship Mill (Schiffmühle). Local bars and restaurants serve a speciality, Grünkohl, a stew served with bacon, sausages, and roast potatoes.

    Excursions Minden

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 727.11.2021
  • Münster
    06:00
    17:00

    Münster is a city in Germany which its interesting statistics make it a tourist centre that brings in more visitors. It contains many education centres, many museums over thirty, which have a wide variety of subject matter like sciences, technology, and historical details like a building, churches, cafeterias, and cobblestone roads. Besides, it has a muenster alcoholic drink brewery, which offers study and sampling figures for learners interested in breweries research. Also, being on the lakeside, it has a green environment that welcomes visitors to tour, relax, and even enjoy meals and soothing drinks in its restaurants.

    Münster museums offer precious exhibitions showing incredible art scriptures, and all over its road are many historical images and art scriptures which are viewable even to those who never attend the presentations. Also, it is a great shopping centre with huge products and diverse bicycle businesses due to its parking and hiring site, making it easy to tour it.

    Excursions Münster

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.
day 827.11.2021
  • Düsseldorf
    11:00
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    Düsseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a mix of old and new Germany. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is centrally located behind the Rhine Embankment Promenade and has been dubbed “the longest bar in the world” due to the estimated 300 bars and discos in the area. Shopping aficionados will be more than pleased with the variety of shops and interesting boutiques on Königsallee and Schadowstraße while fans of history and culture will not want to miss visiting St. Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) or the 13th century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum. Those with more time on their hands may also consider short trips to visit the Baroque-style 18th century mansion of Schloss Benrath or the 12th century ruins of Kaiserpfalz in the picturesque town of Kaiserswerth.

    Excursions Düsseldorf

    * Please note that your route may not include all the excursions listed here. You will receive further information about the excursions that can be booked with your travel documents and on board.

City overview

Inspiration

Let us inspire you. Here you will find some pictures and information about the cities on this route.

Berlin

Berlin is the capital of Germany and one of Europe’s biggest and edgier cities, famous for its catchy lyrics that embody creativity, technology and culture. It’s a cosmopolitan hub that has grown and moved on with the times living a very open-minded spirit. Its history is a story if two parallel worlds, the end of World War two saw Germany divide, the East became communist while the west was capitalist. A 12-foot high concrete wall marked the division until 1989 when people were allowed to move freely. The city now draws 13 million visitors a year who come to visit Reichstag, Museum Island, East Side Gallery or the iconic TV Tower.

The Reichstag Building is at the heart of West Berlin right by the Spree River, it’s the home of the German Parliament and it’s free to enter. The observation deck at the top of the building allows you to see across the whole city. One block south of the Reichstag is the emblematic Brandenburg Gate, an 18th-century neoclassical monument that came to represent German division during the cold war. Since 1986 the gate has become a symbol of peace and its now the backdrop of many tourists’ photos. This city has endless places to visit.

Potsdam

Potsdam city is the capital of Brandenburg Land (state) in eastern Germany. The city is located on the southwest border of Berlin and is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town has some interesting sites worth visiting, such as the Sanssouci Palace, Dutch quarter, Cecilienhof Palace, Alexandrowka, Film Museum, Barberini Museum (a private museum), and the Bridge of Spies.

The city is also famous for its world-class cocktails, although its nightlife isn’t as vibrant as the neighbouring Berlin. At Potsdam, you also get an opportunity to visit one of the best-preserved Baroque squares in Europe. The Filmpark is also a very famous place in the city as it is where most of the German films were shot at. It is a beautiful city with lots of interesting places to visit.

Brandenburg

Brandenburg Stadt is a lovely town in Germany. It is an excellent destination for architecture fans, as it boasts a variety of building both ancient and modern. Of particular note is Brandenburg Cathedral, built in a Romanesque/Gothic style in 1165. It contains a 15th century Angel Candelabrum and an area dedicated to the victims of World War II.

A far more recent build is the Friedenswarte, Brandenburg Stadt's tallest building. A viewing platform affords visitors gorgeous views out over the surrounding park and town. For a change from architecture, try archeology at the National Archeology museum, which used to be a Dominican friary and has been loving restored. For further museum collections, try the Industrial Museum, which showcases 100 years of Brandenburg's steel-making. The perfect place for a quiet stroll or scholarly pursuits, Brandenburg makes a restful stop on a cruise itinerary.

Magdeburg

As the first Gothic style cathedral in Germany, the Magdeburg cathedral attracts visitors by its external looks and its internal treasures. Guided tours are available. Although the buildings around the old town square were mostly destroyed in WW2, the area remains popular with visitors and local residents. This is due to the large number of shops and restaurants in the vicinity. The Buttergasse, a medieval guild house, is found at this location.

The Elbauenpark is regarded as 'the lungs' of the city. The park houses the wooden 'Millennium Tower', reputed to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. Magdeburg Cultural History Museum displays paintings from the 15th - 20th Century. Furniture and ceramics also form elements of permanent and visiting exhibitions. The Monastery of Our Lady is a museum that houses a collection of paintings and sculptures. The building is probably the oldest surviving in the city.

Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg is a northern German industrial city famous for the production of popular cars such as the VW Beetle and the Volkswagen. Fittingly, the town has an automobile museum christened ‘Autostadt,’ which showcases different iterations of various classics. Visitors can also take a tour of the VW factory with multilingual tour guides who are well versed in the production process.

Then there is the majestic Wolfsburg Castle in the middle of the city housing council offices and cultural sites. Further inside the city is the Planetarium, which is a delight for stargazers. The elegant blue spherical dome features optical instruments that allow visitors to explore the galaxy with all its splendour. The city is a haven for nature lovers courtesy of the Allerpark, which is the largest public park in Germany. It features plenty of lush green grass for relaxing and space for several activities such as bike riding, swimming, high rope courses, and water sports.

Minden

Spanning both sides of the River Weser in North-western Germany, the picturesque city of Minden is the capital of the District. Its beautiful buildings and architecture are a feature of the city. The 11th Century Church of St Martin in the old part of the city is just one example. Founded in 800 AD, the city’s Cathedral exhibits an interesting display of national art treasures. Several museums are nearby, both Mindener Museum and the Prussia Museum offer interesting glimpses of the city’s history and culture. Visitors are drawn towards the canal by its aqueduct and the Shaft Lock (Schachtschleuse) which lifts vessels from the River Weser onto the canal. Nearby the Shaft Lock, canal boat trips take visitors past canal bridges, locks, and a reconstructed 18th Century Ship Mill (Schiffmühle). Local bars and restaurants serve a speciality, Grünkohl, a stew served with bacon, sausages, and roast potatoes.

Münster

Münster is a city in Germany which its interesting statistics make it a tourist centre that brings in more visitors. It contains many education centres, many museums over thirty, which have a wide variety of subject matter like sciences, technology, and historical details like a building, churches, cafeterias, and cobblestone roads. Besides, it has a muenster alcoholic drink brewery, which offers study and sampling figures for learners interested in breweries research. Also, being on the lakeside, it has a green environment that welcomes visitors to tour, relax, and even enjoy meals and soothing drinks in its restaurants.

Münster museums offer precious exhibitions showing incredible art scriptures, and all over its road are many historical images and art scriptures which are viewable even to those who never attend the presentations. Also, it is a great shopping centre with huge products and diverse bicycle businesses due to its parking and hiring site, making it easy to tour it.

Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a mix of old and new Germany. The Altstadt, or Old Town, is centrally located behind the Rhine Embankment Promenade and has been dubbed “the longest bar in the world” due to the estimated 300 bars and discos in the area. Shopping aficionados will be more than pleased with the variety of shops and interesting boutiques on Königsallee and Schadowstraße while fans of history and culture will not want to miss visiting St. Lambertus Church, the Rathaus (Town Hall) or the 13th century Schlossturm (Castle Tower) which houses the nautical museum. Those with more time on their hands may also consider short trips to visit the Baroque-style 18th century mansion of Schloss Benrath or the 12th century ruins of Kaiserpfalz in the picturesque town of Kaiserswerth.

MS SWISS RUBY

Ship facts
  • Commissioning 2002
  • Length 85m
  • Width 10,60m
  • Number of decks 2
  • Crew 23
  • Passengers 88
  • Flag Switzerland

MS SWISS RUBY

MS SWISS RUBY has 44 comfortable outside double cabins with room for 88 guests. On the Diamond Deck there are cabins with French balconies, through which you can enjoy the beautiful scenery from your bed. Each cabin is comfortably equipped with TV, radio, minibar, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning and shower and toilet. The entrance hall with the reception, as well as the inviting lounge with panorama bar and dance floor can be found on the Diamond Deck. The boutique invites you to browse and store on the Emerald Deck. Pleasure for all senses is offered by the ship's restaurant with its timeless elegant style, which invites you to linger.

Travel dates

Travelers
Please note that only double and single occupancy are available via our website. For our family rates please contact us by phone or email. If you wish to book several cabins, a separate booking is required for each cabin.
Adults:

Deck plan
Here you can see an overview of the decks.
Diamond Deck
  • Double Cabin
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 15 m²
Equipment:
  • Double Bed
  • Floor-to-ceiling French balcony
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Workspace
Emerald Deck
  • Double Cabin
  • 2 persons / p. p.
  • 0
cabin size: 15 m²
Equipment:
  • 2 single beds (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Window (cannot be opened)
  • Exclusive beauty products from RITUALS®
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Minibar stocked with complimentary water, beer and soft drinks, replenished daily
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary wi-fi access
  • Telephone, safe and individual climate control
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Workspace