River Cruises, Adventures by Disney, Europe, 2018



Adventures by Disney announces new family cruises on the Rhine and Danube Rivers for 2018.

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In 2018, Adventures by Disney will offer exciting new experiences on its European river cruises, including special experiences celebrating Beauty and the Beast on the popular Rhine River sailings. 

The Rhine River cruises give travelers the opportunity to revel in the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands.  Whether riding a toboggan and hiking in the Black Forest, exploring the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle or sampling wine in a medieval wine cave, these eight-day/seven-night vacations pair unforgettable adventures in port with luxurious river cruise accommodations and amenities onboard.

On six departures in 2018, travelers will celebrate the quaint villages and culture that inspired the Beauty and the Beast films.  They’ll be immersed in a tale as old as time during a Beauty and the Beast-themed dinner, as well as other unique culinary experiences inspired by the film.  Families can enjoy screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film onboard and then become part of this beloved story as they tour Riquewihr, an idyllic French village that is as picturesque as Belle’s hometown in the movie. 

Also in 2018, Adventures by Disney will also offer six departures of its popular Danube River cruises.  These eight-day/seven-night vacations will visit iconic locations and hidden gems in 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 on these Danube adventures are seemingly endless.

“For 2018, we looked to find exciting new ways to make our incredibly popular river cruises even more enticing to every type of traveler,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney.  “By increasing the number of special themed sailings along the Rhine and Danube rivers, we now offer more choices than ever for our guests.  Whether you’re looking to explore the storybook setting of Beauty and the Beast, wine and dine on local specialties during interactive epicurean workshops, stroll charming European Christmas markets or celebrate during rousing Oktoberfest festivities, Adventures by Disney has carefully crafted personalized vacation experiences to suit your interests and tastes.” 

Adventures by Disney guests sail aboard river cruise ships that were custom built by AmaWaterways with families in mind.  Design elements include sets of connecting staterooms and suites, some of which accommodate three- and four-person families.  Adventures by Disney also worked closely with AmaWaterways to reimagine shipboard spaces and activities, offering unique programming for kids, teens, and adults. 

These new river cruises complement a lineup of more than 30 other Adventures by Disney guided land-based vacations to destinations on six continents.  Adventures by Disney trips take guests off the beaten path in search of the culture, art, and unique stories intrinsic to each destination visited.

Bookings for 2018 river cruise vacations open on March 2, 2017.  To book, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent.