Adventures by Disney will sail 30 river cruise journeys in 2021 along four European rivers – the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine – in partnership with AmaWaterways.
New for 2021 on the Rhine River is an excursion to Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, for an inside look at the construction of the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish. The limited-capacity experience will include an additional charge.
The Rhine River cruise will also take guests to storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Highlights include a toboggan ride through the black forest; a visit to an indoor winter park; horseback riding through the French countryside; and a voyage through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley offering up-close views of 30 castles.
Danube River sailings visit eight destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where guests will roam medieval ruins and the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.”
Rhone River vacations journey through the south of France. Interactive excursions include an art workshop inspired by Vincent Van Gogh; a private truffle-hunting experience and tasting; and kayaking beneath a 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct.
Seine River cruises explore rural France with visits to picturesque provincial towns; the historic beaches of Normandy; Monet’s House and Gardens; the dramatic cliffs of Étretat; and Paris – the “City of Lights.”
The 2021 Adventures by Disney river cruise lineup includes a variety of specialty sailings that feature themed offerings onboard and onshore, in addition to the excursions and entertainment already built into each itinerary.
Select departures are reserved exclusively for guests ages 18 and over. Special adults-only vacations include themed Oktoberfest sailings on the Danube River, and Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River. For the entire family, festive Christmas Market cruises sail on the Danube. Each of these specialty vacations is offered twice in 2021.
Adventures by Disney guests can extend their European river cruise vacations with three-day, two-night stays.
Two dedicated Adventure Guides lead guided group itineraries, such as the “Paris Escape,” which can be added to Seine and Rhone sailings to round out vacations in northern or southern France. Guests enjoy views of the “City of Lights” from their seats at dinner in the Eiffel Tower; a private walking culinary tour; and an immersive visit to the Louvre Museum guided by a local expert and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers.
The “Amsterdam Escape” can be added as a post-cruise stay following Rhine River sailings, to complete the cruise’s four-country journey. This itinerary features a canal cruise; a culinary tour of the trendy Jordaan neighborhood; and a visit to the Van Gogh Museum followed by an interactive painting workshop.
The “Budapest Escape,” which can be added to Danube River sailings, visits the city’s must-see sites with a focus on enriching cultural experiences like sampling authentic Hungarian cuisine; riding in a tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw); and reveling in a performance at the Budapest Opera House.
Advance booking begins Jan. 27, 2020, for all previous Adventures by Disney Guests; and Jan. 28, 2020, for Disney Vacation Club Members, Golden Oak Club Members and Disney Cruise Line Gold & Platinum Castaway Cay Club Members. General booking begins Jan. 29, 2020.
Travel advisors can save clients up to $750 per person when they book early on select 2021 Adventures by Disney river cruises; and $150 per person on 2021 Escapes to Paris, Budapest and Amsterdam through Mar. 27, 2020.