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Cochem is a German port city that is reminiscent of a fairy tale storybook – ancient castles, rolling vineyards, and a historic city center filled with wooden homes. As such, it’s an incredible starting point for your next Moselle river cruise! Cruises that include Cochem are ideal for those who are interested in history, scenery, and Riesling wine, as those are the three things that the city is most famous for. If you’re excited by medieval castles, ancient ruins, charming old towns, scenic lookouts, and historic landmarks, then Cochem is the port city you’ve been looking for! With plenty of hiking opportunities, it’s also a great choice for active adventurers.

Several cruise lines offer cruises that visit Cochem, but CroisiEurope is the only cruise line that currently offers cruises departing from Cochem. Their sleek river ships MS La Boheme and MS Monet feature a series of cruises from Cochem to Western Europe. Depending upon your itinerary, ports of call may include Boppard, Rudesheim, Mainz, Strasbourg, and/or Breisach. Cruises range in length from 4- to 6-nights, providing you with a flexible selection. CroisiEurope is a value-friendly river cruise line that is best known for its gourmet French cuisine and incredible itineraries. Again, depending upon your itinerary, your ship may even overnight in Cochem before taking off for its final destination. A great time to visit Cochem is the warm season, which falls between June and September.

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Destinations for Cruises to Cochem

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Cochem. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Cochem

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Cochem. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Cochem:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Excursions Included in Cruise Fare
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Avalon Waterways
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 46 (16 - 226 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Authentic French Cuisine
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Emerald Cruises
  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • Valuable Inclusions
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Riviera River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Tauck Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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Uniworld River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (32 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Viking River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
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Things to do near Cochem

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Cochem, along with a brief description:

♦ Reichsburg Castle

How would you like to experience spending time at one of the highest hill castles in Germany? Undoubtedly the most famous highlight of Cochem, Reichsburg Castle (or Imperial Castle) is a must-visit before or after your cruise. This majestic castle features striking neo-gothic architecture and a breathtaking interior with many furnished rooms. From the top of the hill, you can drink in the stunning views of the Moselle River and surrounding vineyards. If you’re visiting during the first week of August, you might be lucky enough to catch the “castle festival,” where you can enjoy medieval performances and artisan vendors. Guided tours are also available, where you can learn more about the fascinating history of this iconic fortress.

♦ Altstadt

Cochem’s Altstadt is its enchanting old town that you simply cannot miss. Filled with colorful, half-timbered buildings and Baroque architecture, you’ll feel like you’ve instantly stepped back in time to the olden days when spending time here. Among some of the landmarks you can see in this area of town include town hall (built in 1739), the city’s original wall, three 14th century gates, the city’s original prison, and much more! It’s a great way to take in Cochem’s fascinating culture and traditions, and it also makes for some beautiful photo ops!

♦ Wineries and Vineyards

As mentioned above, Cochem is famous for its steep vineyards and production of Riesling wine. It only makes sense to check out its fascinating roots to wine while in town. A typical winery visit will include learning about the cultivation of Riesling grapes, as well as tours and tastings. There is also the option to partake in “wine hiking,” which involves hiking through Cochem’s vineyards and along the Moselle River as you discover native flora and fauna, archaeology, and other interesting topics. Guided wine hikes typically include a tasting.

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