Chris James Cellars is a family owned and operated vineyard
and winery that produces unique and interesting wines
in Carlton, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 2012, with
additional blocks planted in each year since. What started with 
Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc has now expanded to include 17 varietals in 24 acres of grapes.  Some of the types grown include  Dolcetto, Lagrein, Gamay Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay, and more!

Wine Host, Chris Barnes is an engineer who has worked in
the technology sector for over 20 years. After taking classes
in winemaking, he was able to fulfill his dream of winemaking with his first vintage of just 200 cases in 2015 with the first grapes from his vineyard. Chris has become a fantastic winemaker receiving a variety of awards on his wines and in spring 2022, Chris James Cellars was named Oregon Winery of the year by Great Northwest Wine


Route: Amsterdam to Basel

Dates: July 14-21, 2025

Ship: AmaSerena

July 14, 2025 AMSTERDAM (Embarkation)

Board the ship for your Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps cruise. 

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam.

Enjoy cruising to Cologne, then join a guided tour through the enchanting Old Town, where you will see sites such as the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall; the Fishmarkt, which dates back to the 12th century and the Great St. Martin Church. End your city tour with a visit to a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer. As an alternative, examine the historic architectural styles on display throughout the Cologne Cathedral during a Guided tour. The 13th-Century Gothic marvel and UNESCO World Heritage Site was the tallest building in the world at the time of its completion, and the church withstood 14 hits from aerial bombs during World War II. Active guests will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching the winemaking town of Rüdesheim. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal, then join a wine tasting to discover the flavors of the town’s iconic vineyards. For a more active adventure, hike through the town’s beautiful vineyards or join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Instrument Cabinet charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee, ceremoniously made with brandy, coffee and whipped cream.

edievataty nestir in ten to a choir after on simans aside lead, theoret ernie red sandstone Heidelberg Castle and Great Vat, an 18th-century, 49,000-gallon wine cask. For a more active adventure while in Heidelberg, join a guided hike up the Philosopher’s Path, aptly named during the Romantic Period, and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Alternatively, you can visit one of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer, known for the largest Romanesque cathedral in Europe-a UNESCO World Heritage Site-and the medieval Old Gate, Altpörtel. Or pedal along the river Neckar to the picturesque medieval city center of Ladenburg and enjoy some free time to explore the shops.

Strasbourg offers flavors of both France and Germany because of its borderline location. Enjoy a panoramic louis thousan da Polite tane tic, in stant tom the age de a birat veneere through charming streets past the Cathédrale de Nôtre Dame with its famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride through the city and Parc de l’Orangerie.

Enjoy getting to know Basel, Switzerland’s third largest city. Long an important university, banking and trade center, Basel’s glorious past is still evident in its medieval town hall, richly decorated market square and exquisite 18th-century patrician homes. Tour the city by foot or on a guided bike tour that takes you through three countries: Switzerland, France, and German. Alternatively, go on a full-day excursion to Lucerne, or opt for one of the morning excursions and visit Lucerne in the afternoon. With either Lucerne excursion, you’ll have the opportunity to see its Lion Monument – the figure of a dying lion carved into a hillside in memory of the Swiss Guards massacred during the French Revolution in 1792 – which Mark Twain described as “the most mournful and moving piece of stone in the world.” You’ll also see Lucerne’s spectacular medieval walls and towers, dating back to the 13th century.

Bid farewell to Basel and prepare for your flight home.

*optional 2-night, pre-cruise extension in Amsterdam for $830/person double occupancy
*optional 3-night, post-cruise extension in Lake Como for $1650/person double occupancy

Suite - Violin Deck

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 300 sq. ft.

AA - Violin Deck

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.

AB - Cello Deck

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.

BA - Violin Deck

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.

BB - Cello Deck

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.

D - Piano Deck

Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.

On top of these Amazing prices, the next 20 guests to book will receive 5% off cruise fare

For more information on this cruise contact Nicole Zima

Phone: 407-457-9799 / Email:

Terms & Conditions

Schedule and times are subject to change without notice due to water levels, wind factors and other conditions.

To book a stateroom on this sailing, you must submit a completed registration form with deposit. For your convenience the registration form can be completed and electronically signed online by all passengers traveling.

For PC users the PDF form can be completed online, saved and returned via email to

For MAC users, the process for properly filling in and saving a PDF form is slightly different than on a Windows machine. By default, the Mac’s Preview application is set to open all PDF files, but Preview will not save the data you put into the forms. Right-click on the pdf or hold down the Control key on your keyboard and click on it. A menu will appear, select “Open With”. Choose Acrobat Reader from the list of programs. From within Acrobat you will be able to fill in the fields and save the file with your text and submit the completed form via email.

All Guests will be required to check‐in online to complete and submit their PASSENGER INFORMATION FORM before final documentation will be processed.

Sail Away Group Travel strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance to safeguard your trip investment.