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  • Writer's pictureDEAN NELSON (he/him) CRDE, LLD

Cruise the heart of Wilde Europe

Cruising with Wilde Abandon: A 15-Day European Extravaganza on the MS Oscar Wilde

Nuremberg on the river

Darling, if there’s ever been a way to travel that does justice to the legacy of the fabulous Oscar Wilde, it’s this: a 15-day river cruise through the heart of Europe aboard the luxurious MS Oscar Wilde. From April 23 to May 7, 2025, prepare to immerse yourself in the culture, history, and sheer opulence that Wilde himself would have adored.


The Price You See is the Price You Pay, Darlings!


On this voyage, you’ll experience guided tours of some of Europe’s most captivating capital cities. Imagine the streets of Budapest, the grandeur of Vienna, and the charm of Bratislava, all with ample free time to explore at your leisure.


Wander through the Bavarian city of Regensburg, once the northwestern frontier of the Roman Empire. Get lost in the beauty of Bamberg, known for its picturesque Little Venice and the unique town hall perched on a river island. Würzburg offers a walking tour that includes the impressive Marienburg Fortress and the magnificent Baroque Residenz palace.


Cruise along the enchanting Rhine to Koblenz and Boppard, then through the spectacular Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim for a guided tour of this charming city. Every corner of this journey is designed to captivate your senses and leave you spellbound.



At a Glance:

  • Superior drinks package included – Because who can resist a good toast?

  • 14 nights on board a 5-star ship – Pure luxury afloat.

  • 15 visits & tours – Cultural immersion at its finest.

  • Full board – Gourmet dining all day, every day.

  • Complimentary on-board tea & coffee – For those quiet moments.

  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi – Share your adventures in real-time.

  • Expert Cruise Director – Your personal guide to all things fabulous.

  • All port charges & taxes included – No hidden fees, just pure indulgence.

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A Journey Through Time and Beauty


From the medieval charm of Bamberg to the classical elegance of Vienna, this cruise is a tapestry of Europe’s richest cultural treasures. Start in Cologne, wind through the heart of the Rhine Valley, and end in the magnificent city of Budapest. Along the way, savor the luxury of one of the most sumptuous river vessels in Europe.


River map and itinerary starting in Cologne, Germany and ending in Budapest, Hungary

Unparalleled Experiences


  • Koblenz to Rüdesheim: Cruise through the scenic Rhine Gorge.

  • Mainz to Miltenberg: Discover one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval villages.

  • Würzburg: Explore the head of Germany’s Romantic Road and visit a stunning Baroque palace.

  • Bamberg: Experience one of Europe’s prettiest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Nuremberg: Delve into history with a guided tour of this pivotal city.

  • Regensburg: Learn about this picturesque city on the Danube.

  • Passau, Melk, Vienna: Soak in the splendor of Bavaria, Austria, and Hungary.

  • Budapest: Cap off your journey with a tour of this imperial city.


All-Inclusive Luxury


The MS Oscar Wilde boasts a five-star pedigree, with luxurious accommodations, delectable cuisine, and exceptional service. From the moment you step aboard, you’ll be enveloped in the elegance and style reminiscent of the golden age of cruising.


Accommodation and Facilities


Stay in well-appointed cabins with all the amenities you could desire, including:

  • Air-conditioned public areas

  • Gourmet dining at the Main Deck restaurant

  • Lounge and bar for cocktails and breakfast

  • Elevator access between decks

  • Laundry service

  • Spa and wellness area

  • Boutique gift shop

  • 24-hour reception

  • Sun Deck with splash pool and putting green


For those truly looking to indulge, the Diamond Deck Deluxe Balcony Suites offer the ultimate in space and comfort, complete with private balconies for those perfect al fresco moments.


Essential Details

  • Currency: Euro

  • Languages: English, Hungarian, German, Slovak

  • Countries: Hungary, Germany, Austria, Slovakia

  • Wi-Fi:Complimentary on-board (speeds may vary)

  • Mobility: Contact us to discuss any concerns regarding accessibility.


So, darlings, why settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary? Join us for a journey that Oscar Wilde himself would envy. It’s more than a cruise; it’s an experience, a memory, a celebration of life and luxury.


Pack your bags, your best Wildean wit, and get ready to cruise through the heart of Europe in style. See you on board!


Are you ready to go beyond? Book your MS Oscar Wilde - Heart of Europe River Cruise today. Click here to set up a consultation or to book today.

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