A European river cruise is truly something special, where days are spent meandering down rivers dotted with exciting cities, historical monuments and rolling hills.

Making a European river cruise even more enticing, APT has partnered with beloved classical singer and presenter Aled Jones MBE, inviting him onto their brand new Travelmarvel contemporary ship

The once-in-a-lifetime experience will take place in April 2021 on the ship’s Legends of the Rhine & Moselle itinerary, marking the elegant new vessel’s maiden voyage.

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The Rhine and Moselle offer some of the prettiest scenery in Europe

Sailing between Amsterdam and Basel, the eight-day cruise will stop at beautiful and historical ports like Cologne and Strasbourg, with Aled joining the ship in Amsterdam on day two.

Once on board, Aled will host a special gala dinner, delighting guests well into the evening with a special ‘meet and greet’ session in one of the ship’s elegant public spaces.

The following day guests arrive in Cologne, greeted by the breathtaking Cologne Cathedral on the banks of the River Rhine. Not only will APT guests experience a guided tour of this sacred site, but they will also be delighted by a private 60-minute concert performed by Aled.

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Step on board Travelmarvel Polaris, APT’s stylish new river ship

The Rhine and Moselle rivers have some of the most scenic landscapes in the whole of Europe, and along with being entertained by Aled, guests will get to experience the cobbled streets of Cochem.

Following a visit to Cochem and its majestic castle, guests will head back to the ship and join the singer for a lavish dinner. There will also be the opportunity to take photos with Aled and acquire his brand new album, signed by the man himself.

Giving passengers peace of mind, APT is even offering a no-fly option to board the ship, offering travel via Eurostar and vehicle transfer from Paris to the ship.

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Travelmarvel Polaris’ sleek, modern interiors

Anyone booking by the 30 Sept 2020 will also be covered by APT’s ‘covid flexible booking cover’. This generous policy gives passengers the flexibility to change the date of their 2021 holiday up to 100 days before departure, and re-book with no additional fee.

“I am delighted to be joining the new APT ’Legends of the Rhine & Moselle’ cruise aboard the new contemporary Travelmarvel river ship in spring 2021,” said Aled on the partnership.

“The relaxed pace of river cruising gives me the chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and soak up the delightful on-board atmosphere.

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Guests can even get a copy of Aled’s brand new album

“I will be dining and enjoying a chat with all the guests and whilst in Cologne I will be taking to the stage to perform an exclusive classical concert for the APT guests.”

Brand new to the APT fleet, Travelmarvel’s contemporary ship is the peak of style and innovation, with a 2 ½ deck design, allowing maximum access to the ship’s Sun Deck.

The ship boasts an elegant rooftop bar, terrace garden, heated whirlpool and facilities like an on board gym and putting green. Both the ship’s main restaurant and stylish True North Lounge feature floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, with the lounge featuring bi-fold windows for maximum airflow.

On sale now, with spaces still available, ‘Legends of the Rhine & Moselle with Aled Jones’ departs on 16 April 2021, with prices from £2,245 per person. Book now for a reduced deposit of just £250.