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01 - Overview

Pride Amsterdam River Cruise
July 26 thru August 5, 2024
Come OUTbound with us and show the world your pride as we experience Europe’s biggest and most fabulous pride event, Pride Amsterdam! Cruise with us from Nuremberg, one of the most historically significant cities in Europe, before sailing along the Danube through the best of Germany. Discover the charming town of Rothenburg and learn the incredible history of Miltenberg before touring the Gothic Cologne Cathedral. Finally, we’ll arrive in Amsterdam in time for the Drag Queen Olympics, street fairs, and of course the world famous Canal Parade! Close out your vacation in Europe with the ultimate Closing Party, one of the biggest, loudest and most OUTrageous celebration of its kind anywhere in the world!

02 - Payments

Come sail with us along the Danube from Vienna to the biggest party in Europe, Pride Amsterdam!
Book today and choose a payment plan that fits your budget! Choose from either convenient quarterly payments or spread your payments out over monthly installments. Either way, OUTbound has a payment plan designed for any budget!

All Included, All Inclusive!
All Meals & Alcoholic Beverages Included
All Shore Excursions Included

03 - Ship

MS Douce France
107 Passengers / 1 Suite / 50 Staterooms / 4 Single Staterooms
The MS Douce France is a unique ship specifically designed for more intimate ports of call. A limited number of lucky guests ensures you can spend time enjoying a drink from the extensive bar, reading in the lounge, or relaxing in the spacious and comfortable lounge, with abundant room to roam. All staterooms have twin beds that can be configured as a queen and full picture windows. The Douce France is ready to offer our OUTbounders an unforgettable experience cruising the Danube from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. Mixed drinks, wine, beer, sodas, juices and coffee are all included anytime onboard.

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Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

Friday, July 26Nuremberg12:00pm9:30pm
Saturday, July 27Rothenburg8:30am3:30pm
Sunday, July 28Würzburg8:00am1:00pm
Monday, July 29Miltenberg8:00am12:30pm
Tuesday, July 30Mainz10:00am3:00pm
Rüdesheim
5:00pmdocked overnight
Wednesday, July 31Cologne2:00pm7:00pm
Thursday, August 1Arnhem7:00am1:00pm
Friday, August 2Naarden8:00am3:00pm
Amsterdam6:00pmdocked overnight
Saturday, August 3Amsterdamdocked overnight
Sunday, August 4Amsterdamdocked overnight
Monday, August 5Amsterdam10:00amdisembark
01 - Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany

Willkommen to Germany! Today we’ll start our cruise in Nuremberg, a city steeped in history, tradition and culture. After comfortably settling into your cabins, take some time to explore this fantastic city on your own, or just unwind with a cocktail and get to know your follow OUTbounders up in the lounge. Later in the evening we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before sitting down for dinner. Later tonight we’ll begin our river cruise and set sail along the Danube for Pride Amsterdam!

02 - Rothenburg
Rothenburg, Germany

There are very few places in the world with such a wealth of original buildings dating from the Middle Ages as there are in Rothenburg. It may be small, but Rothenburg has a remarkable wealth of historical sights, museums, churches, abbeys and monuments. Its is also a great place to explore the Romantic Road, Germany’s most famous and possibly most beautiful scenic route, where the country looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, with royal palaces, beautiful countryside and delicious food. Rothenburg is also home to the largest Christmas shop in Europe, open all-year round for those of you feeling festive!

03 - Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

Würzburg is a pleasant harmony of history, culture and wine. This university city and former royal seat is idyllically situated on either side of the Main River and offers a vibrant atmosphere and an endearing charm. Würzburg is a Baroque city offering southern German flair and Franconian hospitality. Be sure not to miss Würzburg’s most famous landmarks... the Würzburg Residence with its Court Gardens and Residence Square, the Marienberg Fortress, home of the local prince-bishops for nearly five centuries, and the 180-meters-long Old Main Bridge, lined with impressive statues of saints throughout the ages.

04 - Miltenberg
Miltenberg, Germany

Intimate and off the beaten path, Miltenberg is centered on a main street that runs the entire length of the town. Dating back to 1237, this small Bavarian city has charm to spare. Set right on the Main River, Miltenberg is all about simpler pleasures, such as soaking up the ambience and perhaps tossing back a few local Faust beers. Miltenberg is the rare German town that wasn’t reconstructed after World War II. There are old touches everywhere including carvings, an ancient water system, historic buildings, and authentic, quirky half-timbered buildings at every turn.

05 - Mainz
Mainz, Germany

Mainz is famous for its university, its Romanesque cathedral, and the Gutenberg printing press. For more than 1,000 years, the city’s skyline has been dominated by one building, Mainz Cathedral, one of the most important religious buildings in Germany. In its shadows lie the Medieval and early modern districts of Mainz. The hustle and bustle centers around the twisting, narrow alleyways and small shops, boutiques and cafés surrounding the pretty Kirschgarten square with its timber-framed buildings and Marienbrunnen fountain.

06 - Rüdesheim
Rüdesheim, Germany

Rüdesheim am Rhein is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Germany. Strolling among the half-timbered buildings of the old town, you’ll see countless castles and vineyards along the Rhine River. At the heart of the old town in Drosselgasse, a cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings. It might be old world in architecture, but here you’ll find some of the best entertainment venues in the city, from live music in taverns to restaurants serving regional dishes. Don’t miss the chance to sip a local riesling and pinot noir in Medieval settings.

07 - Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Today we’re in Cologne... a city known for its kölsch beer and, of course, the cathedral. The UNESCO World Heritage Site and world-class religious landmark is the hub of this modern metropolis on the Rhine. Cologne’s Cathedral is a landmark of High Gothic architecture set amid the reconstructed old town. The twin-spired Cologne Cathedral is also known for its gilded medieval reliquary and sweeping river views. The adjacent Museum Ludwig showcases 20th-century art, including many masterpieces by Picasso, and the Romano-Germanic Museum houses Roman antiquities.

08 - Arnhem
Arnhem, Netherlands

Welcome to the Netherlands! Today we’re in Arnhem, a great place to enjoy culinary delights, no matter whether you visit an elegant restaurant or a cosy brasserie, an outdoor café in the city or a farmhouse garden. It’s a charming little place to enjoy local specialities or international cuisine. Arnhem is also known for its shopping. The city center has four major shopping areas, all connected with each other. They are the Roggestraat, Ketelstraat, Vijzelstraat, Rijnstraat. It’s a pedestrian zone almost a mile long, lined with endless shops, boutiques, and small local cafés.

09 - Naarden
Naarden, Netherlands

Naarden is a beautiful town in the green Gooi region. The city is one of the best preserved fortified towns in all of Europe. Naarden is an example of a Spanish star fort, complete with fortified walls and a moat. The Fortress Museum welcomes everyone who wants to see the underground casemates and learn more about the fortressed garrison town. As you stroll through Naarden you’ll find more historical buildings and monuments, such as the St. Vitus Church, a large Gothic basilica from the 14th and 15th centuries.

10 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Today we arrive in Amsterdam during the height of Pride! Pride Amsterdam is one of the best known and exciting pride celebrations in the world. The festival attracts over half a million visitors each year and is one of the largest events in Europe. Amsterdam Pride includes unique exhibitions, cultural and sporting events along with countless street parties throughout the city. Let your pride flag fly and dive head first into one of the largest parties on the planet! Our ship will stay docked near the Centraal Station for the rest of our stay in Amsterdam, so come and go as you please!

11 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This morning we say “tot ziens” to the city of Amsterdam and our epic OUTbound Pride Amsterdam river cruise. Spend your final hours exploring more of the city’s elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the Amsterdam’s 17th-century Golden Age. Take one last stroll through Dam Square in the heart of city, or head over to the Museum District which houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. However you choose to spend your time in Amsterdam, know that it will always be memorable!

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Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

Friday, July 26Nuremberg12:00pm9:30pm
Saturday, July 27Rothenburg8:30am3:30pm
Sunday, July 28Würzburg8:00am1:00pm
Monday, July 29Miltenberg8:00am12:30pm
Tuesday, July 30Mainz10:00am3:00pm
Rüdesheim
5:00pmdocked overnight
Wednesday, July 31Cologne2:00pm7:00pm
Thursday, August 1Arnhem7:00am1:00pm
Friday, August 2Naarden8:00am3:00pm
Amsterdam6:00pmdocked overnight
Saturday, August 3Amsterdamdocked overnight
Sunday, August 4Amsterdamdocked overnight
Monday, August 5Amsterdam10:00amdisembark
01 - Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany

Welcome to Germany! Today we’ll start our Pride Amsterdam River Cruise along the famous Danube. After boarding our ship and settling in to your cabins, we’ll mix and mingle and get to know you and your fellow OUTbounders up in the lounge over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Later we’ll introduce our crew before sitting down to our first dinner together onboard. Our ship will set sail later this evening, so after dinner settle in and head up to the lounge where you can grab a drink and get to know your OUTbound family!

02 - Rothenburg
Rothenburg, Germany

Today we’re touring Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on the hills over the river. Located along the ‘Romantic Road’, this town has kept its Renaissance layout virtually intact, making it one of the most authentic towns in Germany. Our guide will lead you to the 15th century ramparts, the Spital Bastion, the Market Square and Town Hall as well as the renowned St James’s Church. After our tour, you will have some free time to stroll through the romantic streets, visit the Christmas Museum, or have a taste of some of the local specialties.

03 - Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany

This morning we’ll take a guided tour of Würzburg, historic residence of the German Prince-Bishops. We’ll start with a visit to the Würzburg Residence (or Residenz), former palace of the Prince-Bishops where you’ll discover 40 rooms richly decorated with furniture, paintings and tapestries by 18th century master artists and climb the monumental Main Staircase designed by Balthasar Neumann. Our tour will continue to the historic city center of Würzburg where you will have some free time before returning to our ship by coach.

04 - Miltenberg
Miltenberg, Germany

Today we’ll arrive in Miltenberg, a charming little German village nestled along the banks of the River Main with a lovely scenic backdrop of mountainous woodland. Our walking tour will take us through the market square and half-timbered houses before arriving at the Hauptstrasse (Main Street) and former Town Hall. You’ll see firsthand why Miltenberg deserves its nickname ‘Pearl of the Main’ as we stroll into the heart of this quaint Bavarian town. Spend your free time shopping along the Hauptstrasse in the old town or wandering through the many shops of the Schnatterloch Marketplatz (Market Square).

05 - Mainz
Mainz, Germany

Today we’ll visit Mainz, where the Main River meets the Rhine. Our guided tour will visit the imposing Mainz Cathedral, built around 975 AD. In its shadows lie the Medieval and early modern districts of Mainz. The hustle and bustle of the town centers around the twisting, narrow alleyways and the small shops, boutiques and cafés surrounding the picturesque Kirschgarten square with its timber-framed buildings and Marienbrunnen fountain. Finally, we’ll pass the Gutenberg Museum, built to honor local hero Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the modern printing press.

06 - Rüdesheim
Rüdesheim, Germany

Today we’ll have a guided tour of Rüdesheim am Rhein, one of the most beautiful wine regions in Germany. On our tour we’ll stroll among the half-timbered buildings of the old town and Drosselgasse, see castles and vineyards, and sip local riesling and pinot noir in a Medieval setting. Along the way we’ll take a ride on a touristic train, taste a few of the famous wines of this rich region and have a guided visit of the Museum of Mechanical Musical Instruments, a museum started by German collector in an old manor house, the Brömserhoflater.

07 - Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Join us for a guided tour of Cologne’s most famous structure, the Cologne Cathedral. The cathedral, completed in 1880, survived World War II almost entirely intact. We’ll tour its impressive Gothic architecture before heading inside to see the shrine of the Three Wise Men, the outstanding stained-glass windows and other works of art of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, we’ll walk to Cologne’s Old Town to see its rustic narrow alleyways lined with traditional old houses. Enjoy a draft Kölsch beer or try Cologne’s typical Halver Hahn sandwich during your free time after our tour.

08 - Arnhem
Arnhem, Netherlands

Welcome to the Netherlands! Our first stop is Arnhem, where we’ll take a guided tour of this charming little country town. Arnhem has a rich and eventful past, partly reflected in a number of monumental buildings. Set in the heart of green surroundings, We’ll take a walking tour through the city’s center, which was named ‘The Best Inner City’ in 2007 and 2009. Our tour will end near several of Arnhem’s popular shopping streets... Grote Oord, Jansstraat, Vijzelstraat, and Roggestraat, all of which feature large and well-known chain stores as well as different kinds of boutiques and shops.

09 - Naarden
Naarden, Netherlands

Today we’ll tour Naarden, a beautiful town in the green Gooi region. The city is an example of a Spanish star fort, complete with fortified walls and a moat and one of the best preserved fortified towns in all of Europe. We’ll walk to the Fortress Museum to see the underground casemates and learn more about the fortressed garrison town. Further along in our walking tour of the city, we’ll find more historical buildings and monuments, such as the St. Vitus Church, a large Gothic basilica from the 14th and 15th centuries.

10 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pride Amsterdam is one of the best known and exciting pride celebrations in the world and is oh so much more than just its main event, the famous Canal Parade. The festival attracts over half a million visitors each year and is one of the largest events in Europe. Amsterdam Pride includes unique exhibitions, cultural and sporting events along with countless street parties throughout the city. This evening is yours to let your pride flag fly and dive head first into one of the largest parties on the planet! We’ll be docked near Centraal Station for the rest of our time here, so come and go as you please!

12 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Today experience the peak of the festival and Pride Amsterdam’s signature event, the Canal Parade. Known the world over, the Canal Parade is a procession of boats cruising the city’s canals celebrating the past, present and future of the LGBTQ+ community in lavishly decorated boats and barges. The Canal Parade is the festival’s centerpiece event where the passing barges give the term ‘float’ a literal meaning. Participants put on a show with their onboard DJs, show-stopping themes and plenty of smiles. Smaller boats line the canal walls, enjoying the party by shimmying up to each other, forming a huge flotilla of fun.

13 - Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Enjoy your final full day in Amsterdam. Catch your breath and head over to the official Closing Party of Pride Amsterdam where we’ll close the weekend out with a bang! Celebrate diversity and Pride in the most famous space in Amsterdam, Dam Square! The party starts at 2:00pm and runs until the “official” end at 10:00pm, although party goers have been known to celebrate on through the night while closing out Pride Amsterdam. The bars on Amstel and Reguliersdwarsstraat will be packed until the early hours of the morning, so make the most of your last night before heading home in the morning.

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01 - Lounge
Panorama Lounge

The Panorama Lounge is situated all the way forward on Upper Deck and features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for spectacular views of the passing scenery... a distinguishing feature of river cruising. Intimate seating areas are peppered throughout the open floor plan, allowing you the choice of going all in with the group or enjoying a little private time between you and a smaller gathering of friends. Enjoy cocktails, dancing, games and entertainment in this picturesque setting.

02 - Bar
Salon Bar

Enjoy a cocktail at the main bar with us while watching a spectacular sunset together. Located within the Panoramic Lounge, you’ll find originality and innovation, with a new twist on the ol’ purveyors of gin and tonics and buckets of beer. This is the place where you’ll spend an enjoyable evening nursing a cocktail with great friends, old and new! Whether you’re in the mood for a mixed drink or glass of wine, we invite you to join us and enjoy one of best bars on the water with your fellow OUTbounders. Order your favorite festive cocktail to savor after a long day celebrating your Pride in Amsterdam.

03 - Reception
Reception

At your service, OUTbounders will find everything they need at the reception desk, located at the heart of the ship on the Upper Deck. It's the perfect place to meet with friends before dinner or ask any questions you may have during our voyage. Here's where you'll leave each morning as we venture OUTbound to Pride Amsterdam, and where you will return at the end of each day... greeted by a friendly smile and warm drink.

04 - Dining
Dining

Located on the Upper Deck, the restaurant comfortably seats all our OUTbounders at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant. The selection and presentation of the food is outstanding, and you’ll find the quality of service is unmatched.

The food is incredible, every meal every day. You’ll enjoy plenty of fish, fruits and vegetables with every meal and be impressed by how fresh everything is. In fact, the only frozen item is ice cream! You’ll have plenty of healthy choices to choose from, and loads of unhealthy ones, too!

05 - Sun Deck
Sun Deck

For spectacular views of the passing landscape, head up to the Sun Deck that allows full enjoyment of the view, even when passing under low bridges. The top deck features an all-weather seating area and a walking track for those who want to keep active. It’s the perfect place to visit with old friends and new during the day while enjoying complimentary refreshments with the stunning scenery passing by.

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01 - Upper Deck Suite
Upper Deck Suite

Starting at $7,397 per person
The Upper Deck Suite features two large panoramic windows that let in the perfect amount of light. The Suite can accommodate up to three guests, with a couch that can be converted into a twin bed. A separate seating area and desk gives you even more space in which to relax. Your in-suite bathroom comes complete with a walk-in shower, and there’s plenty of space in the wardrobe and under the bed for storage during your cruise.

02 - Upper Deck
Upper Deck Staterooms

Starting at $5,497 per person
Staterooms located on the Upper Deck feature two large panoramic windows that let in the perfect amount of light, welcoming in the summer sun as we sail along the Danube. Enjoy a shower before settling into your two twin beds that can be configured into a single queen as you enjoy your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with a safe, and extra room under the bed for suitcases.

03 - Main Deck
Main Deck Staterooms

Starting at $4,997 per person
Staterooms located on the Main Deck have two large windows that provide unspoiled views of the passing Danube. Each Main Deck stateroom surrounds you with comfortable furnishings and your own full bathroom complete with walk-in shower. Storage space includes a full-length wardrobe closet with a safe, and extra room under the bed for suitcases. The two twin beds can be reconfigured into a single queen if you prefer.

04 - Upper Single
Upper Deck Single Staterooms

Starting at $6,997 per person
The single occupancy staterooms located on the Upper Deck offer a private space for our solo travelers, with two full picture windows that provide unspoiled panoramic vistas. Lay back in your own stateroom and watch a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Your luxurious bathroom features a shower complete with toiletries, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound. Your twin hotel-style bed offers the perfect night’s sleep.

05 - Main Single
Main Deck Single Staterooms

Starting at $6,797 per person
The single occupancy staterooms located on the Main Deck offer our solo traveler a space all their own, with windows that provide unspoiled panoramic vistas of the passing Danube. Lay back in your stateroom and watch a movie on your flat screen TV and infotainment system. Your luxurious bathroom features a full shower, perfect for unwinding after an unforgettable day OUTbound. Your twin hotel-style bed, draped in quality linens, offers the perfect night’s sleep.

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