2016 European river cruise schedules are not yet released but based on 2014 schedules and preliminary discussions with some cruise lines we propose the following:

Date: June/July 2016

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Itinerary: Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Basel (Switzerland) – one way

Price: expected to start from AU$4000 to AU$4500 (based on Feb 2014 exchange rates) - (US$3600 to US$4000 / GB£2100 to GB£2400 /NZ$4300 to NZ$4900).




Register your interest for a priority place on this cruise (see below)


Cruise conference:

  • if we can book the entire ship (approx 120 people maximum) we can run sessions of our own on board, however it is likely we will mostly run with the regular cruise program with the occasional evening presentation from an Unlock the Past invited expert. Days will be free to do the normal cruise program at places visited
  • if we do not book out the entire ship, we can’t run sessions of our own on board. However we can network with others in of our group, either one on one or in small groups. The regular cruise  program – on board and on shore – will of course interest all
  • an optional full day seminar on shore on embarkation day – or the day before – will be considered

An indicative itinerary for an Amsterdam to Basel cruise
River Cruise AvalonThis a possible itinerary based on 2014 June cruises by Avalon as a general guide:

  • day 1 – Amsterdam, Holland (embarkation – afternoon)
  • day 2 – Amsterdam
  • day 3 – Cologne, Germany
  • day 4 – Koblenz-Rhine Gorge-Rudesheim
  • day 5 – Excursions to Mainz and Heidelberg
  • day 6 – Strasbourg, France
  • day 7 – Breisach, Germany -  excursion to the Black Forest
  • day 8 – Basel, Switzerland (disembarkation)

When will more details be known and bookings open?

  • it is likely to be early 2015 before mid 2016 schedules are released publicly
  • we expect to have a window to take bookings exclusively for our group for some months before the cruise opens for public bookings. If we get sufficient numbers in this exclusive booking window we will charter the entire ship. To develop this we plan the following:
    • March 2014 – open for registrations of interest with $100 deposit (held by Clean Cruising, our cruise travel agent), refundable if you do not finally confirm a booking
    • later in 2014 – open for bookings with full deposit (amount to be advised) – those who have submitted a registration of interest will have precedence – in order of date submitted – should numbers exceed the maximum a ship can take