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Adventures By Disney River Cruises

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Adventures by Disney has been known in the industry to provide a culturally immersive experience for the entire family. In 2016 they expanded their portfolio to include European river cruises. They partnered with AmaWaterways, the leader in luxury river cruising, to provide guests with exclusive sailings along the Danube and Rhine Rivers.

The river cruise ship becomes your floating hotel as you go down the river to your destinations. Here's a closer look at the destinations:

Danube River-8 days/7nights-4 countries:

Vilshofen, Germany

Passau, Germany

Linz, Austria

Melk, Austria

Vienna, Austria

Bratislava, Slovakia

Budapest, Hungary

~Your accommodations will either be on board the AmaViola or AmaLea

~There is also a special themed holiday sailing in December

~New for September 2018: adult exclusive Oktoberfest sailing where you become part of this iconic celebration.

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Rhine River-8 days/7nights-4 countries:

Basel, Switzerland

Strasbourg, France

Mannheim, Germany

Rudesheim, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

~Your accommodations with either be on board the AmaKristina or AmaStella

~There is also a special themed holiday sailing in December

~In the fall there will also be adult exclusive food and wine themed sailings where you can enjoy food and beverage experiences both off and on the ship.

~New for 2018: Beauty and the Beast themed cruises which include dinner and other culinary experiences inspired by the film. You can also tour a small French village, Riquewihr, which will make you feel like you just stepped into Belle's hometown.

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Many things are included in your unforgettable Adventures by Disney river cruise:

Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom

Your choice of multiple excursions daily

Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts

All Gratuities

Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on-board the ship

Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board

Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine

Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner

All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more

Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily


Bicycles will be available for use at each port for you to explore the town on your own

Once you are onboard you can customize your vacation to fit your needs. There are excursions at each port to fit all activity levels. Excursions were planned with families in mind. You will also enjoy local entertainment onboard the ship. Become totally immersed with the local cultures. Also enjoy many dining options based on the destination's cuisine.

When Disney embarked on this new venture in 2016 they partnered with AmaWaterways to have a new ship built, AmaViola, with families in mind-some connecting staterooms, as well as, some suites and staterooms that will accommodate 3 or 4 people. Space was also redesigned for activities catering to adults, teens, and kids.

Ship specifications for the AmaViola (2016) and AmaKristina (2017):

Built in the Netherlands

Ship dimensions: 443 feet long by 38 feet wide

Crew: 51

Staterooms: 78

Suites: 4

Passengers: 170

Registry: Switzerland

Sample deck plan:

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Disney has gone out of its way to ensure that their Adventures by Disney river cruises are truly a unique experience for each member of the family giving them an exciting way to experience the beautiful destinations along the Rhine and Danube Rivers. Their attention to detail, exemplary customer service, immersive cultural excursions, knowledgeable tour guides and local experts will help ensure everyone will create memories of a lifetime.

Judy Leitz is an independent contractor for Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency. She specializes in family vacations to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Line. You can reach Judy at

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