RHÔNE & SAÔNE JAZZ RIVER CRUISE
FEATURING CURTIS STIGERS
AND THE HARMONY VOYAGES JAZZ BAND
15 - 22 AUGUST 2024

Welcome aboard our Rhône Jazz Cruise through the enchanting river valleys of southern France. Prepare to be swept away by the harmonious melodies and soulful rhythms of jazz as we embark on our cruise.

Providing your evening entertainment on this extraordinary voyage, are the incredible musical talents of the renowned Peter Long, leader of the iconic Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra and the amazing 'Harmony Voyages House Jazz Band'. Joining them for a one-off very special performance is the award-winning singer, songwriter and saxophonist CURTIS STIGERS.

In addition to the Jazz musical theme, Andy Webster (Warehouse of Thieves) will be aboard offering some laid-back Jazz/Swing themed Ukulele sessions. Andy will be on hand to offer useful tips on technique and playing in a Jazz style. Sheet music handouts will be provided and spare Ukulele's available for anyone wishing to borrow one.

Join us on a journey through the ages, including five nights of top-quality entertainment including; 'A History of Jazz,' an evening of music from Frank Sinatra to Ella Fitzgerald, an evening with our special guest, Curtis Stigers, another night filled with Latin, Funk & Blues - 'Havana, Herbie & Hendrix', a request only night and loads of fun.

Our carefully curated itinerary will take you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes and captivating destinations in the South of France. Immerse yourself in the beauty and cultural richness of this picturesque region. Prepare to be captivated by the unforgettable stretches of land in Provence and Burgundy, while enjoying panoramic views of historic cities and monumental landmarks.

But it's not just the scenery that will leave you in awe. Indulge in delectable cuisine, savour exquisite wines, appreciate art and architecture, and dive into the intriguing history of the region. This river cruise promises an all-encompassing experience that combines the very best of what the South of France has to offer.

To make this luxury week of jazz even more special, we have an exceptional offer for solo travellers, seize the opportunity to sail on board with no single supplement charges across all cabin grades!

With a maximum capacity of only 140 guests, this exclusive jazz river cruise is an experience not to be missed. So, secure your place and join us on this extraordinary voyage, where the harmonious blend of jazz, culture, and natural beauty will create memories to last a lifetime.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 7 night cruise onboard MS Amadeus Provence

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view

  •  Individual climate control and in-room safe

  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)

  • Bottled water in cabin

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (all specific dietary needs catered for*), afternoon tea and late-night snack *

  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club

  • Welcome Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Farewell Dinner

  • Services of your onboard Harmony Voyages Tour Manager and an experienced English-speaking Cruise Director

  • Onboard entertainment 

  • In-stateroom infotainment center

  • On board fitness centre

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout including cabins

  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles

  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for use on optional excursions

  • All local taxes & port charges

  • No single supplement charge for solo travellers

 

*All dietary requirements can be catered for, however please do let us know in advance of your cruise

 

ITINERARY

THURSDAY 15 AUGUST - LYON

Welcome to your cruise holiday! Your journey begins in Lyon with afternoon embarkation. After settling into your cabin, join us in the bar for a ‘welcome cocktail and introduction from your Cruise Director & Harmony Voyages Tour Manager. After a specially prepared welcome dinner take the chance to relax in the lounge and meet your fellow sailors. We depart Lyon at 10pm


FRIDAY 16 AUGUST- MACON

Stay Macon 6:00 to 18:00

In the morning your ship will arrive in Mâcon, located in southern Burgundy.

This historic region has a history stretching back over 2000 years and produces some of the finest and most expensive wines in the world. Take our optional excursion to city, and perhaps visit the wine museum, dedicated to the history and production of Burgundy wines. Near the city of Macon is the Cluny Abbey, dedicated to St Peter. This afternoon offers the opportunity to visit the ‘spiritual heart of medieval Europe’. Founded in 910 by Guillaume d’Aquitaine, the abbey is comprised of three abbey churches. At its height, it was home to over 10,000 monks. We depart 18:00

Today's optional excursions:

Mâcon and the Beaujolais

Château de Pierreclos with wine tasting

Visit to Cluny Abbey

 

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST- CHALON-SUR-SAON > TOURNUS

Continue to explore the wine region with a stop in the town of Chalon sur Saône. Half-timbered houses overlook the square, and it offers art galleries, speciality shops as well as a museum dedicated to photography. The morning brings the option to take a bus tour through the Burgundy Wine route with a wine tasting stop at Beaune. After lunch on board take time to admire the scenery as the vessel continues along the Saone or join the afternoon excursion to the medieval towns of Brançion and Comartin before rejoining the ship at Tournus. There is time to take a look around Tournus before we depart at 19:30

Today's optional excursions:

Beaune And The Burgundy

Medieval Brancion and Cormatin

 

SUNDAY 18 AUGUST - LYON

Stay Lyon 07:00 - 12:00

Today we return to Lyon, known for its architectural beauty and gastronomic excellence. Today brings two options for excursions; a guided tour to discover this UNESCO world heritage site with its famous landmarks, or head to the covered food markets of Paul Bocuse and sample local delicacies. We leave Lyon at midday and you can relax this afternoon as we sail through the picturesque countryside.

Today's optional excursions:

Lyon - Gastronomic Capital Of France

Les Halles Du Paul Bocuse With Tasting


MONDAY 19 AUGUST - AVIGNON

Stay Avignon 09:00 - 19:00

Spend the day exploring the Provençal city of Avignon, home to the Papal Palace, once the seat of Western Christianity in the 14th century. Provence is also home to the Pont du Gard, a three-level aqueduct constructed over 2000 years ago by the Romans and is one of the architectural masterpieces of the ancient world. After lunch, you can join the excursion to the hilltop town of Uzès and visit the Pont du Gard. We depart for Arles at 18:30. 

Today's optional excursions:

Avignon Walking Tour With Papal Palace

 

Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and Uzès


TUESDAY 20 AUGUST - ARLES

Stay Arles 12.01 - 18:30

Arles captured the imagination of the brilliant Impressionist painter, Van Gogh. Walking through the town, many of the settings may seem familiar as some of Van Gogh’s best known pieces reflect the beauty of the town. Your optional tour this morning is a two hour city walk taking in many ancient or Roman sights and monuments and a visit to the Roman arena.

Outside Arles is Camargue Nature Park which covers 86,000 hectares and is known for its unique flora and fauna as well as its astonishing range of wildlife including the renowned Camargue bulls and white horses.You can also visit Saintes Maries de la Mer, located on the Mediterranean Sea where the Rhone joins the ocean. Depart Arles at 18:30 to continue cruising the Rhône River

Today's optional excursions:

Arles Walking Tour With Roman Arena Visit

Camargue Nature Reserve

 

WEDNESDAY 21 AUGUST - CHATEAUNEUF-DU-RHONE/LE POUZIN

This morning your optional excursion offers the opportunity to view the Ardeche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and re-join the ship in time for lunch. Alternatively try the excursion to Grignan where you can explore the world of truffles with a. Visit and tasting at a local truffle farm. Join the vessel at Le Pousin in time for lunch. We stay in Le Pouzin from 12:30 to 14:00, after which we make our way back up the waterways of Provence. Those who do not want to participate in excursions can stay and relax on board. The evening brings the Captains Farewell Dinner

Today's optional excursions:

Valley Of The Ardeche Gorge

Grignan with truffle farm and tasting


THURSDAY 22 AUGUST - LYON - FAREWELL

After a generous breakfast it's time to disembark and join your transfer to the airport.

 

EXCURSIONS

Choose from a carefully curated selection of inspiring excursions and adventures! Our excursions can be booked with us in advance to ensure your place, or on board if you would rather keep your itinerary flexible. Booked excursions include a packed lunch. Excursions are subject to a minimum number of bookings and may be cancelled if there is not enough interest.

*excursion timings are subject to change*

EXCURSIONPRICE PER PERSON
Macon And The Beaujolais£77
Château de Pierreclos with wine tasting£61
OR Cluny Abbey£66
Beaune And The Burgundy£76
Medieval Brancion And Cormatin£66
Lyon - Gastronomic Capital Of France£43
OR Les Halles By Paul Bocuse With Tasting£52
Avignon Walking Tour With Papeal Palace£43
Roman Aqueduct Pont Du Gard And Uzes£51
Arles Walking Tour With Arena Visit£30
Camargue Nature Reserve£51
Valley Of The Ardeche Gorge£50
OR Grignan With Truffle Farm And Tasting£74

Package A | for only £ 257 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Mâcon and the Beaujolais

  • Beaune And The Burgundy

  • Avignon Walking Tour With Papal Palace

  • Arles Walking Tour With Roman Arena Visit

  • Grignan with truffle farm and tasting

Package B | for only £ 370 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Mâcon and the Beaujolais

  • Château de Pierreclos with wine tasting

  • Beaune And The Burgundy

  • Lyon - Gastronomic Capital Of France

  • Avignon Walking Tour With Papal Palace

  • Arles Walking Tour With Roman Arena Visit

  • Camargue Nature Reserve

  • Valley Of The Ardeche Gorge

Package C | for only £ 502 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Mâcon and the Beaujolais

  • Visit to Cluny Abbey

  • Beaune And The Burgundy

  • Medieval Brancion and Cormatin

  • Les Halles Du Paul Bocuse With Tasting

  • Avignon Walking Tour With Papal Palace

  • Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard and Uzès

  • Arles Walking Tour With Roman Arena Visit

  • Camargue Nature Reserve

  • Grignan with truffle farm and tasting

ENTERTAINMENT

CURTIS STIGERS

For the past 30 years, the singer, songwriter, saxophonist and guitarist has been making records that confound those who try to categorize his music or put him in a box. Curtis Stigers has had several top ten hits as a long-haired, blue-eyed soul singer and he’s written and sung an Emmy nominated TV theme song. He’s recorded a track for one of the biggest-selling pop albums of all time and he’s released nine critically-acclaimed, award-winning jazz albums. He’s played for presidents and princes and he’s appeared in two Seth MacFarlane movies about a foul-mouthed cuddly bear called Ted. He’s recorded thirteen studio albums and a live album singing Sinatra songs with the world-famous Danish Radio Big Band. He’s toured with symphony orchestras, written songs with Carole King and duetted with Al Green, Shawn Colvin and Tom Jones.

DAVE CHAMBERLAIN - BASS

David Chamberlain is a double bassist and guitarist who has worked extensively on the UK jazz scene and internationally over the last 20 years, having performed with Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, Buddy Greco, the Halle Orchestra and many other well-known artists and orchestras. David was a regular member of Blue Note recording artist Stacey Kent's band from 2001 to 2008 and currently appears with popular show 100 Years Of Jazz In 99 Minutes as well as his own project Hard Bop Reductions.

MATT SKELTON - DRUMS

Matt Skelton is a drummer equally at home in modern and vintage Jazz styles enjoying a diverse musical career that has already spanned three decades. He has accompanied many leading Jazz luminaries such as Harry ''Sweets'' Edison, Conte Candoli, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Warren Vache, Scott Hamilton, John Hendricks, Kurt Elling, Curtis Stigers, Gregory Porter, and most recently Georgie Fame. He has recorded and appeared with singers such as Marion Montgomery, Dame Cleo Laine, Claire Martin and Dame Jessye Norman. In 2015 he toured in the USA and recorded with Seth Macfarlane.

NICK DAWSON - PIANO AND KEYBOARD

A graduate of the Royal College of Music, Nick has been singing and playing jazz since he was 11 years old. As a vocalist, the timing and phrasing of Sinatra is Nick’s inspiration, while his phenomenal piano techniques owes much to such legendary figures as Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson and , of course, Frederic Chopin!

MARK ARMSTRONG - TRUMPET, CORNET AND FUGELHORN

Mark is the RCM Jazz Professor, delivering academic jazz modules and directing large ensemble projects. Mark is the Artistic Director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with which he directs concerts around the UK and Europe and runs educational projects and workshops. As freelance jazz trumpet player, Mark played with Stan Tracey in his big band, recording a live album from Appleby Jazz Festival, and was a member of the quintet for his final album The Flying Pig. He is a member of the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra and Robin Jones's Latin Underground and has performed widely in the UK and abroad in a variety of jazz styles and genres during his career. As a commercial player Mark has performed in a diversity of settings from the London Sinfonietta to The Four Tops and on film and TV soundtracks.

DANNY ILETT - GUITAR AND VOCALS

Denny Ilett is a self taught multi-instrumentalist who specialises in guitar. His musical roots have allowed him to blossom into a highly sophisticated musician with an extensive knowledge of jazz. He is known equally for his prodigious ability in all fields of jazz, from New Orleans to blues and funk, and has been the main vocal artist celebrating the legacy of Frank Sinatra. He is also the founder member and bandleader of the Electric Lady Big Band, which celebrates the music of Jimi Hendrix re-imagined through the medium of the jazz orchestra.

LOUISE COOKMAN - VOCALS

Louise Cookman is one of the leading big band and swing era vocalists in the UK. Her rich, velvety voice, and vibrant stage presence have ensured that she has been a hit with audiences all over the UK and abroad for many years.

PETE LONG - CLARINET AND SAXOPHONES

Peter is currently the leader of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Described by Clive Davis in the Times as a “National Treasure”, Peter has been organising groundbreaking projects since the early 1990’s, when he formed the first professional Ellington repertory orchestra in Europe, the award-winning Echoes Of Ellington. He worked for five years as saxophonist and arranger for Jools Holland, and has worked on the playing and writing side with such luminaries as The Moody Blues, Paul MacCartney and Tom Jones.

ANDY WEBSTER

Andy Webster will be on board this fabulous cruise wearing 'two hats'. In his role as Harmony Voyages Tour Manager, he will be your main point of contact for any questions that you might have. In addition, he will also have his Ukes with him!

He will be offering some laid-back Jazz / Swing themed Ukulele sessions and will have sheet music for some popular standards to hand out.

Andy will be on hand with some useful tips on technique and playing in a Jazz style (he won’t be delving into improvisation on this occasion though). These will be relaxed informal sessions and will be aimed at all levels, although a knowledge of basic chords would be an advantage.

So grab your uke, a drink from the bar and enjoy a friendly Ukulele session on Jazz music with Andy.

Watercolour Art Classes

We are delighted to welcome Paul Clark and Margot Lofts on this cruise to take the watercolour art classes.

Paul Clark is a published author, professional artist, and a world renowned YouTuber with a following of over 200,000+ subscribers, who has been teaching watercolour painting and drawing techniques to adult learners of all levels for over 40 years.

Margot Lofts, a watercolourist in her own right, works alongside Paul to take extra classes to provide a varied programme.

A list of equipment required is available and can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking here.

All classes suitable for all levels.

£30 per class / £180 all classes
Payment on board by card (sterling) or BACS or cash (sterling / euros)
*Possible Extra Supplement for transport
**Van Gogh Museum additional entry fee

DateMorning Session
Times Vary
Afternoon Session
Times Vary
15 AugustEmbarkation
16 August10:00 - 11:00
Pay for your art classes at the Harmony Voyages Desk
14:00 - 16:30
A short introduction welcome followed by paint along class
17 August14:15 - 18:15*
En Plein Air
Brancion Village
18 August14:00 - 16:30
Painting on deck as we sail
19 August10:00 - 12:30
Painting in Avignon
20 August10:00 - 12:30
Painting on board on deck or inside paint along
14:00 - 16:30*
En Plein Air
Van Gogh Museum**
OR
Arles
21 August14:00 - 16:30
Painting on board

PROGRAMME

NIGHT 1 Embarkation Day (Evening at Leisure)
NIGHT 2 A History of Jazz
NIGHT 3 Sing Me A Swing Song/ Frank Sinatra / Ella Fitzgerald
NIGHT 4 Latin / Funk & Blues - "Havana, Herbie & Hendrix"
NIGHT 6 Special Guest Curtis Stigers
NIGHT 7 Captain's Dinner followed by a quiz or request's night
Please note: performance dates may vary

ACCOMMODATION

Dive into an unforgettable adventure and enjoy the typically provincial feel aboard the AMADEUS Provence. On this Premium cruise ship, you can expect the most modern fittings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and the typically luxurious design that is the hallmark of the AMADEUS fleet. The generous interior planning and design provides comfortable room for 140 passengers and offers all the luxuries of a floating 5-star hotel.

The extensive restaurant and the Panorama-Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open regardless of the weather. In addition, the AMADEUS Provence is the first ship of the AMADEUS fleet to include a pool deck with a swimming pool and the Lido Bar, where you can enjoy hours relaxing on board in the sun. 

 
 

AMADEUS Suite (26.4m²) with walk-out exterior balcony

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Mozart Deck

Price from

£3,899

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Cabin A-1 (17.5m²) with drop-down panoramic window

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Mozart Deck

Price from

£3,399

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Cabin B-1 (17.5m²) with drop-down panoramic window

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Strauss Deck

Price from

£2,999

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Cabin B-4 (17.5m²) with drop-down panoramic window

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.
Strauss Deck

Price from

£2,799

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Cabin C-1 (16m²) with panoramic window

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Haydn Deck

Price from

£2,399

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Cabin C-4 (16m²) with panoramic window

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Haydn Deck

Price From

£1,999

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PRICE

SAVE £500pp off below prices - Early Booking Discount* OR no solo supplement
Cabin GradeDeckPrice per person (no solo supplement)
SuiteMozart Deck£3,899
A1Mozart Deck£3,399
B1Strauss Deck£2,999
B4Strauss Deck£2,799 - SOLD OUT
C1Haydn Deck£2,399
C4Haydn Deck£1,999

*Early booking discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer*

Prices are per person and do not include flights. Please contact us if you require assistance with your travel arrangements.

Please note: a deposit of £200pp is required to secure your booking.

FAQ

1Are flights included?
No, flights are not included to allow you the flexibility to travel from your airport of choice to and from Lyon.  If you would like a quote for a fully inclusive package, including flights from the UK please contact the office and we will be happy to assist.
2Can you travel there by Eurostar?
It is possible to travel by Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord. Change here to Paris Gare de Lyon (approx. 20mins by taxi) TGV to Lyon or in some cases it’s possible to change trains from London in Lille without having to change stations. This can be booked as a package together with the Cruise, please ask for details. Just give us a call on 01254 476075
3Which airport do I need to fly into/home from
The ship departs from and returns to Lyon. Easyjet, Air France and British Airways offer regular direct flights from the London Airports. If you want to fly from the Northern Airports it may be more expedient to fly to Paris Charles De Gaul airport from where you can catch a direct train to Lyon which takes 2 hours. Please contact us if you require assistance with your flight arrangements.
4Are airport transfers included?
For flights arriving on 15 August and departing on 22 August from Lyon Airport, a courtesy transfer will be provided. Should you opt to extend your stay at the start or end of your cruise, you will be responsible for your own transfer to/from the airport.
5What time can I board the ship on embarkation day?
You can normally board from 2pm but your stateroom may not be available until after 3pm. You will be able to enjoy the ship's facilities until your room is ready to be occupied.
6What time is disembarkation from?
As the ship has a quick turnaround, you will be required to vacate your cabin after breakfast on the day of departure. If you have a late flight or transfer you may be able to store your luggage on board until later in the day, depending on the ship’s itinerary. The crew on board will be happy to assist, however embarkation/disembarkation day is a day when the crew are busy cleaning, loading supplies and preparing for new passengers.  There will be no food or beverage service once the restaurant has closed after breakfast for disembarking passengers. 
7Is there WiFi on-board?
Yes, WiFi is provided in all public areas of the ship. However, during the trip the signal may be weaker in certain sections of the route.
8Is there an elevator on-board
All AMADEUS ships have a guest elevator, which operates between the Mozart and Haydn decks. The sun deck is not accessible by elevator.
9What is the dress code on-board
We want to you feel comfortable on board, the dress code is casual during the day and in the evening smart casual. Think what would I wear for a meal out in a restaurant at home?
10What is the electrical supply voltage on-board?
The voltage in hotels and onboard ship is 230V, European standard. To use any electrical product that is not dual voltage (e.g. from the US, Canada, Australia or the UK), you will need a plug adaptor and some devices will require an electrical converter. Many electronic devices have built-in electrical converters, however please check the manufacturer’s specifications for details. A two-pole adaptor is also available at reception.
11Mooring and Docking
Local river authorities allocate docking space around ship arrivals and departures in port. Occasionally port conditions require ships to tie up alongside each other, in which case guests may be required to walk through another ship to access their own ship. This is part of the river cruise experience and is perfectly normal and beyond our control. Guests may experience obstructed views from staterooms when the ship is docked.
12What is the currency on-board
The currency on board all AMADEUS ships is EURO. However, you may also settle your account in (GBP) Sterling or (USD) American Dollars
13What about gratuities?
Gratuities for the ship’s staff and crew are not included in your cruise price. The suggested amount is USD 12.00 / EUR 11.00 per person per day and you can choose to tip onboard in cash or add a gratuity to your onboard account. Gratuities for drivers and guides for optional excursions are not included in the excursion price. A suggested amount is 1-2 EUR per person for half day excursion & 2-3 EUR per person for the full day excursion given directly to the guide and driver.
14What to pack
The following items are essential for any destination: sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and maybe an umbrella. It is recommended that you bring duplicates of prescription eye wear, copies of prescriptions for any medications (generic equivalents are usually easier to obtain), copies of credit card information, and copies of your passport information pages. An adaptor / transformer may be necessary (the on-board power supply is 230V AC/50 Hz) if you bring any electronic devices with you.
15Clothing
Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate both onshore and onboard and we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered. Shorts are appropriate for most tours, however long pants may be required for inside visits on some excursions. Your cruise manager will advise when and if this is required. You may find a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option. Don’t forget to pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavier-weight wind-breaker for cooler temperatures. Also, keep in mind that the ship, coaches and other venues visited on our itinerary are air conditioned and may be quite cool. We recommend that you pack a lightweight sweater or long sleeve shirts and carry them with you on excursions.
16What happens if an artist that I wanted to see is unable to perform on the cruise / holiday?
As you have booked a holiday, then the holiday will still take place. In the event of a festival where there are multiple artists, the full programme will still be performed and any artists unable to travel will be replaced. In the event of a river cruise or other holiday where only one artist is performing, the artist will be replaced with an alternative artist of a similar genre. The cost of the holiday is not refundable.
17Is a river cruise ship suitable for someone with limited mobility
Harmony Voyages does not discriminate against persons with special needs. All means of transport used during our cruise itineraries comply with European standards. Most of the vessels have lifts that allow for easy access between decks (except for the Sun Deck). However, the route between the ship and the shore may have major obstacles that must be overcome by all passengers without the use of, for example, a wheelchair. Likewise, often embarkation, disembarkation can be via another ship moored alongside where access to the sun deck is necessary. For this reason, any person with special needs must decide themselves whether a river cruise is for them, before making a booking. In addition, for safety reasons, the transportation of wheelchairs may be prohibited by the ship's management.

We look after you every step of the way

We are a small experienced team who look after you from first enquiry, right through to the end of your holiday. The same people who help you with your booking, will be in the resort or on the cruise to look after you. We are extremely proud of the personal service that we provide and when you need to get in touch, there are no call centres, just the same people you've always being dealing with. Need help with flights, care hire or extra nights? ...we are just a phone call away.

 

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