Disney Takes to the Danube River

Adventures by Disney has introduced its first-ever river cruising itineraries. Sailing with AmaWaterways, Adventures by Disney river cruises offer a new way for families to experience the heart of Europe.

Four sailings along the Danube River in the summer of 2016, as well as one holiday themed sailing in December 2016, will give adventurous travelers the opportunity to experience eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

From revisiting scenes from the movie “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg and exploring Devin Castle in Bratislava to taking a traditional Austrian folk dancing lesson in Melk, the opportunities for exploration are seemingly endless.

River cruises also offer maximum port time in each city, arriving at dawn and departing late night. That means more time for travelers to discover the destination through guided activities and individual exploration for a completely tailored and customizable vacation experience.

Opportunities include eight Adventures by Disney Adventure Guides on each sailing. Guides will serve as hosts in each destination and onboard the ship. Local experts will also be on hand at each port.

Adventures by Disney guests will sail aboard the all-new, 170-passenger AmaViola, a river cruise ship that is being custom built by AmaWaterways. New family-friendly design elements include specific room configurations, including six sets of connecting staterooms, as well as some rooms and suites that accommodate three- and four-person families, and other unique details that lend themselves to luxury family vacations. Shipboard spaces are being reimagined to provide for specially designed activities geared towards kids, teens and adults. T

Adventures by Disney exclusive sailings will take place July 7-14, July 14-21, July 21-28 and July 28 – August 4, 2016, with the holiday themed sailing departing December 22, 2016.

(Photo courtesy of Adventures by Disney)



Susan McKee

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