Adventures by Disney River Cruises Expanding to the Rhine River in 2017

Adventures by Disney is expanding their river cruise offerings to the Rhine River in 2017. Last year, Disney partnered with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, offer ABD guests a family-focused river cruise on the Danube aboard a brand new vessel that was being custom built with a family focus.

In 2017, ABD will expand their European river cruise sailings to the Rhine River offering an immersive and easy way for families to experience the heart of Europe. The new Rhine River itinerary gives adventurous travelers the opportunity to experience the beauty of four countries – FranceSwitzerlandGermany and the Netherlands. In addition to the new Rhine Rivers cruises, ABD is offering a second season of Danube River sailings.

Rhine River Cruise | AmaKristina

  • Day 1 – Basel, Switzerland
  • Day 2 – Strasbourg, France
  • Day 3 – Strasbourg, France
  • Day 4 – Speyer, Germany
  • Day 5 – Rudesheim, Germany
  • Day 6 – Cologne, Germany
  • Day 7 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Day 8 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ABD Rhine River Cruise Map

Rhine River Cruise Departure Dates

  • April 8, 2017 Disney Vacation Club Exclusive
  • June 17, 2017
  • July 1, 2017
  • July 15, 2017
  • July 29, 2017
  • December 23, 2017

An Amsterdam Rhine River Cruise Extension is available as an post-cruise add-on for guests sailing on this itinerary.

Danube River Cruise East Tour | AmaViola

  • Day 1 – Vilshofen, Germany
  • Day 2 – Passau, Germany
  • Day 3 – Linz, Austria
  • Day 4 – Melk, Austria
  • Day 5 – Vienna, Austria
  • Day 6 – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Day 7 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Day 8 – Budapest, Hungary

ABD Danube River Cruise Map

Danube River Cruise (East Tour) Departure Dates

  • July 14, 2016
  • July 28, 2017
  • June 21, 2017
  • July 5, 2017
  • July 19, 2017
  • August 2, 2017

A post-river cruise Prague Danube River Cruise Extension – 3 Days, 2 Nights is available as an add-on for guests on this itinerary.

Danube River Cruise West Tour | AmaViola

  • Day 1 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Day 2 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Day 3 – Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Day 4 – Vienna, Austria
  • Day 5 – Melk, Austria
  • Day 6 – Linz, Austria
  • Day 7 – Passau, Germany
  • Day 8 – Vilshofen, Germany

ABD Danube River Cruise Map

Danube River Cruise  (West Tour) Departure Dates

  • July 7, 2016 Disney Vacation Club Exclusive
  • July 21, 2016
  • August 4, 2016
  • June 28, 2017
  • July 12, 2017
  • July 26, 2017

A pre-river cruise Prague Danube River Cruise Extension – 3 Days, 2 Nights is available as an add-on for guests on this itinerary.

Holiday Danube River Cruise East Tour | AmaViola

  • Day 1 – Vilshofen, Germany
  • Day 2 – Passau, Germany
  • Day 3 – Linz, Austria
  • Day 4 – Melk, Austria
  • Day 5 – Vienna, Austria
  • Day 6 – Vienna, Austria
  • Day 7 – Budapest, Hungary
  • Day 8 – Budapest, Hungary

ABD Danube River Cruise Map

Danube River Cruise  (West Tour) Departure Dates

  • December 15, 2016
  • December 22, 2016
  • December 20, 2017

A post-river cruise Prague Danube River Cruise Extension – 3 Days, 2 Nights is available as an add-on for guests on this itinerary.

There remainder of this article is mostly all press release info with same added links and itinerary graphics.

Combining the award-winning service and luxury of AmaWaterways with the proven family travel expertise of Adventures by Disney, these river cruise sailings offer a vacation experience that is all-inclusive and hassle-free. Designed with guests of all ages in mind, travelers can customize their trip to fit their family’s needs by choosing from a variety of activity options offered at ports along the Rhine River and onboard each day.

“Last year, river cruising itineraries on the Danube River sold out rapidly, proving that families are eager to enjoy this immersive and luxurious new way to travel through Europe with Adventures by Disney,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “For 2017 we dreamt even bigger, expanding our offerings to include not only the already popular Danube sailings, but also exciting new experiences along the Rhine River. Here we can make unforgettable vacation memories a reality for even more travelers by offering family river cruise sailings that are effortless, personalized and exhilarating.”

Guests will sail on the Rhine River aboard the all-new, 170-passenger AmaKristina, a river cruise ship being custom built by AmaWaterways with families in mind. Family-friendly design elements include sets of connecting staterooms and suites, some of which accommodate three- and four-person families, and other details that lend themselves to luxury family vacations. Adventures by Disney has also worked closely with AmaWaterways to reimagine shipboard spaces and activities, offering unique programming for kids, teens and adults.

Highlights of the eight-day/seven-night adventures include:

  • Ride a toboggan, hike along a waterfall or zipline through the Black Forest.
  • Visit the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle.
  • Enjoy tubing, snow biking, curling and more at Germany’s first indoor ski hall.
  • Explore the Alsace Region of France by canoe or on horseback.
  • Get hands-on during clog painting and a cheese making demonstration in Holland.
  • Bike along the Rhine River, within the German wine countryside, through towns and beyond.
  • Savor unique local dining, including Swiss fondue, a French macaron cooking class, German chocolate tasting and more.

A post-cruise land package is also available in Amsterdam at the conclusion of the Rhine sailings, offering a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk and a private farewell dinner.

“AmaWaterways is ecstatic to continue working with Adventures by Disney, further expanding the options for family travelers seeking a unique way to explore Europe,” said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “A Rhine River cruise with Adventures by Disney, aboard the beautiful AmaKristina, will offer families an immersive, unforgettable experience.  They will have the chance to witness firsthand the beauty, history and culture of the region’s most breathtaking destinations, while creating memories that will last a lifetime!”

For more on Adventures by Disney’s European river cruise offerings visit DisneyRiverCruising.com.

3 thoughts on “Adventures by Disney River Cruises Expanding to the Rhine River in 2017

  1. Anne

    I sent to see both the Amawayerways and adventures by Disney website. ABD is at least 50% more expensive than simply booking through Amawaterways. Considering the cost difference I am wondering what they add to justify the gap

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  2. Anne

    I think I would need to do a specific table of what the ABD experience would mean on an AmaWaterways cruise, considering they already offer all exclusive experience with dinning as well as shore excursions and entertainment. But I am definitely intrigued !

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