Mainz, Germany is a sightseer’s dream! From breathtaking churches to quaint cobblestone walkways, colorful architecture, and tons of significant history, visiting Mainz is like transporting back in time. A staple on many Rhine River cruise itineraries, Mainz is filled with many local delicacies! Enjoy locally brewed beer and wine alongside a dish of pork schnitzel and fresh pretzels. You will have your choice of shopping opportunities, museums, churches, and so much more when you take a cruise including Mainz.
Many river cruise lines offer cruises that include Mainz as a port of call in their itineraries. Currently, the only cruise line to offer cruises from Mainz is Riviera River Cruises. This British-inspired five-star river cruise line features 7-night Medieval Germany itineraries (including a solo traveler voyage) from Mainz to Nuremburg, stopping in ports such as Bamberg, Miltenberg, and Wertheim. A great time to take a cruise from Mainz is between May and September, when chances of rain are the lowest.
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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.
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.
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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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.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Mainz, along with a brief description:
♦ Gutenberg Museum
History lovers can learn all about the history of printing while visiting Mainz. The Gutenberg Museum (named after Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press), features a ton of fascinating artifacts from the era of printing. You can see an original collection of bookplates that once belonged to famous figures in history, such as Albert Einstein and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. There are also printed graphics, original prints, and a bunch of materials from small presses (including books, magazines, and flyers). You can find this museum located in Mainz’s old-town, across from Mainz Cathedral.
♦ The Dom (Mainz Cathedral)
Whether you know it as “The Dom,” “Mainz Cathedral,” or “St. Martin’s Cathedral,” there is no doubt this is one of the most beautiful and intricate 11th century churches in Mainz. This magnificent red sandstone building contains beautiful stained-glass windows designed by artist Marc Chagall, Bishop tombs, lion statues, and more. When spending time in Mainz before or after your cruise, this is a great landmark to visit, especially since its located in the old town.
♦ Mainz Old Town
Mainz’s Old Town is a highlight of this charming port city. Cobblestone streets wind between ancient buildings (restored post World War II), cathedrals, palaces, boutiques, walls, and more. It’s truly like walking through a storybook setting. The Gutenberg Museum and Mainz Cathedral are located in this area, so you can easily experience all of the city’s highlights without worrying about additional travel and time!
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