ADVENTURES by Disney has teamed up with AmaWaterways to launch river cruising itineraries in Europe for 2016, the first time Disney’s group travel arm has ventured into river cruising.
AmaWaterways’ new 170-passenger AmaViola vessel will serve a total of five sailings, covering a total of eight destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, according to a press release.
The ship has been customised to suit Adventure by Disney’s family clients with six sets of connecting staterooms, and rooms and suites that can fit three- and four-person families.
Activities on board will be specifically tailored to adults, teens and children.
Each itinerary will have a Disney Adventure Guide acting as host on board AmaViola and at the destinations and summer sailings for 2016 are scheduled for July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28.
Highlights of the 8D7N river cruise include a tour of Mirabell Gardens and a salt mine in Austria, visiting Devin Castle in Bratislava, and celebrating Oktoberfest at a local brewery in Germany.
Meanwhile, the sole December itinerary leaves on December 22, 2016 to visit the renowned Christmas markets of Budapest and Vienna and includes a Christmas performance by the Vienna Boys Choir.
Guests can opt to add a 3D2N Prague extension before or after their trip.
Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney, said in a media statement: “Recognising the untapped potential and broadening appeal of the river cruising market, we worked with AmaWaterways to provide families with an immersive, personalized experience unlike anything we’ve presented before.”