10.11.2017 - 12.11.2017

Your vegan weekend getaway on the Rhine, 10 - 12 November 2017

The romantic Rhine River originates in Switzerland and winds it's way through France, Germany and Holland. Along its banks are mighty fortresses, romantic palaces and ancient homes. 

The river nurtures the grapes of countless vineyards and small farms. It is the lifeblood of the region. A trip on the Rhine is trip back through history. Join our romantic weekend break:

10 November 2017 (Friday) Mainz, Germany (embarkation between 14.00 and 18.30)
10 November 2017 (Friday) Rüdesheim, Germany
11 November 2017 (Saturday) Loreley (Scenic Sailing)
11 November 2017 (Saturday) Koblenz, Germany
11 November 2017 (Saturday) Cologne, Germany (The "fifth season of the year" as Carnival is called, begins on November 11th)
12 November 2017 (Sunday) Duesseldorf, Germany (disembarkation after breakfast)


MS Serenade 1




Dining and Beverages

MS Serenade Restaurant 

Enjoy deliciously prepared all vegan cuisine, served in the elegant and relaxed dining room, as you set sail through one of the most beautiful areas in Europe. Our chefs draw inspiration from the regions through which you travel, serving a vast selection of hot and cold delicacies, ncluding a fantastic 6-course captain’s farewell dinner to complete the full mouth-watering vegan experience.

From the exquisite array of made-to-order breakfast choices to the midnight feast, the variety of cuisine will ensure we satisfy all of your needs. Breakfast on board consists of a wide variety of hot and cold dishes, and there is also a cooking station offering fresh dishes cooked to your liking.

A four-course lunch is served every day in the restaurant, consisting of a light salad, soup of the day, a choice of main courses and a selection of desserts. If nothing on the main menu tempts you, there’s also the chef’s dish of the day. Alternatively, a buffet will also be available, offering a selection of sandwiches and pasta dishes for a lighter lunch. If you’re off on an excursion, the chef would be more than happy to make you a packed lunch to take with you so that you can still enjoy lunch on shore.

 MS Serenade Restaurant

Dinner on board provides another tasty menu, with a four-course meal consisting of an appetiser, soup, a choice of main courses and a final course offering a choice of desserts. If you’re still a bit peckish after enjoying all of the evening entertainment, a midnight snack is served in the panorama lounge.


Cabins and Suites

With 68 outside cabins located across three decks, all with en-suite bathrooms which all have a separate shower and bathtub, we want yours to be your very own private sanctuary. Somewhere you can re-treat to after a full day of activities exploring a city, and we’re sure that with some of the most spacious cabins on Europe’s rivers, you won’t miss home for a second! All cabins are equipped with a shower and separate bathtub, fine vegan toiletries, twin beds, satellite TV, telephone, fully-stocked mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, heating/air conditioning, safety box and a hairdryer.


Superior cabin

The cabins offer 16 square metres of space, but thanks to the extremely efficient design of the cabins, they seem even bigger! The French balconies on all of the upper and middle deck cabins provide extra space, and means that you have a fantastic view of the river and surrounding areas. Enjoy waking up looking out onto the water, or perhaps sipping the cocktail of the day whilst watching the sun set.


Serenade suite

You may even want to upgrade to one of the suites, boasting even more space with a full private balcony and an outside seating area, for that ultimate cruise experience. The suites are situated at the rear of the ship on the Chopin Deck. Offering 22 square metres of space, both with full private balconies with a private seating area.




With the exception of two balcony suites at the stern, all cabins are 172sq ft, with twin/double beds, flat-screen TVs, mini-bar/fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, and ample wardrobe space. Unusually for river boats, the bathrooms actually have baths.

On Beethoven Deck, the cabins have high-level windows offering a swan’s-eye view; those on Mozart and Chopin Decks have full-length sliding windows like patio doors, opening up to a French balcony. Two cabins are adapted for wheelchair users, a lift connects the inside decks, and there’s a stairlift to assist access to the Sun Deck.

NB: ALL cabins have queen-sized beds that can be split into twins.

We will gladly reserve the cabin of your choice, but early booking is recommended to ensure your selection!

Cruise with Vegan Travel in 2017 and discover a whole new world of breathtaking natural landscapes, ancient cities and fairy-tale sceneries. Sail away the vegan way - together we can make the world more vegan.


ALL Prices BELOW are Per-Person based on double occupancy.


Riverview Stateroom, Beethoven Deck (fully booked)

EUR 199.00   BOOK NOW
C Stateroom with a French Balcony (Mozart Deck) EUR 261.00   BOOK NOW
A Stateroom with a French Balcony (Chopin Deck) EUR 333.00   BOOK NOW
S Junior Balcony Suite (private balcony; Chopin Deck) EUR 449.00   BOOK NOW

 Single supplement for cruise: 30-50%.

All prices are per person, twin share in Euro, based on two guests sharing. Pricing and availability is not live yet and should be used for guidance only – please call or email us for full details and live availability. Terms and Conditions apply. 

The Inclusions (among others)

  • 3-day / 2 night river cruise, all vegan
  • Superb vegan meals (full board)
  • Panorama Restaurant with open seating
  • Authentic local entertainment and activities
  • Room steward  & twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Evening turndown service
  • Hotel-style bed with optional twin-bed configuration
  • Flat-screen LCD TV (interactive)
  • 110/220 volt outlets
  • Vegan Travel Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • ...

Vegan River Cruise Highlights

  • Meet your fellow guests at a Captains welcome dinner on board your ship
  • Seize the opportunity to take easy paced bicycle rides at your leisure through spectacular scenery and villages
  • Sail along the beautiful Rhine
  • Delight in the vegan gastronomic specialties on board
  • Learn about vegan cooking during an on board cooking demonstrations
  • ...

 Enjoy your cruise!

MS Serenade 1 deck plan


We will gladly help you to book your flights, transfers and make all travel arrangements. We also work with 2-3 partner hotels at each departure / arrival city so that you can enjoy another night or two in a well-rated hotel where you can be sure a decent vegan breakfast is served in the morning.

This cruise departs from Mainz, Germany. Closest airport is Frankfurt (FRA).
From the airport, you simply take a train to Mainz Main Station.

Our weekend getaway ends in Duesseldorf, Germany. Closest airports are Duesseldorf (DUS) and Cologne (CGN). Ryanair operates from Weeze Airport which is not far away either.


Our ships often dock in cities for many hours, sometimes even overnight. This is to ensure that you have time to yourself on shore, to explore the cities and scenery at your own pace. But you can experience the fascinating sights and wonders of nature even more comfortably and in-depth on excursions that we and our partners organize, which we offer you as an option. 

Shore excursions are a wonderful addition to your Vegan River Cruise. With our diverse, balanced land excursion program, we want to bring new people, unfamiliar cities, fascinating cultural centers, and unforgettable scenery closer to you. We cordially invite you, at your leisure, to look over everything that awaits you – as you know, anticipation is the best kind of pleasure!

And there are many good reasons to book your excursions in advance; Vegan Travel and selected local partners offer you:

-Seamlessly coordinated programs
-Excellent value for the money
-Payment in Euros through your ship account
-English-speaking tour guides with helpful information and insider tips

The most beautiful cities have always been built near bodies of water. Come on land and experience the best view of Europe you can get. Experienced local tour guides will accompany you on an inspiring journey of discovery to the most desirable locations, introducing you to new and wonderful lands and cultures. A wireless audio system is always included, which will help you with your individual exploration on land, ensuring that you don’t miss out on any of the information provided by your tour guide.

You can decide for yourself which excursions you would like to participate in – we provide detailed and  informative excursion info packets. Whether it’s a city walking tour, shopping trip, cultural immersion, health and wellness, nightlife, or individual bicycle tours (on your own bicycle or a rental), you’ll be astonished at how multifaceted and inspiring the world on the rivers of Europe really is.