Melodies of the Danube Cruise

Taste of Bordeaux Cruise

7-NIGHT CRUISE
Or 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
Or 7-NIGHT CRUISE WITH 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE

CRUISE YEAR

2017 | 2018

CRUISE FROM : BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN
Journey along the Danube through four European countries and see first-hand why this fabled river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Explore the vibrant streets of Budapest and Bratislava and the elegant avenues of Vienna, known to music lovers as the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic Wachau Valley, home to picturesque vineyards, charming hamlets and a spectacular 900-year-old Baroque-style abbey.


COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
RIVERS: DANUBE

Melodies of the Danube

AT A GLANCE

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Limited Edition tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

EMBARK

June 19

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,399
Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

June 21

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,399
Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

June 26

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,399
Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

July 5

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,299
Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

July 17

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,299
Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

July 19

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,299
Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

July 24

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,299
Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,299
Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 9

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$3,299

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 14

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$3,299

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 16

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$3,399

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 21

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$3,399

Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 23

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$3,399

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

August 30

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,499

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 11

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 6

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 11

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 13

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 18

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 20

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 25

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

September 27

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 2

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 4

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,599

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 11

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,399

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 18

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,299

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 23

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,199

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 25

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,199

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

October 30

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$3,099 $2,349

Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

November 1

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,999 $2,249

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

November 6

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON
$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

November 8

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899

Ship AmaStella
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

November 13

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,799 $2,049

Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

December 13

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

December 18

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaSerena
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

December 25

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaCerto
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320

EMBARK

December 27

7-NIGHT CRUISE

Budapest Vilshofen

SAVE $750 PER PERSON

PRICES ARE PER PERSON

$2,899 $2,149

Ship AmaViola
ADD 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
$780
ADD 3 NIGHTS MUNICH POST-CRUISE
$1,320
NOTES:

Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Port Charges not included in cruise price $168 per person.

Single Supplement for Cruise 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

Single Supplement for Land $480 per person.

Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Itinerary Change Please note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

DAY 1
EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. Tonight, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the capital’s glittering river front. (D)

DAY 2
BUDAPEST

Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. (B,L,D)

DAY 3
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Wake up this morning in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city’s top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
VIENNA

This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of two different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
WEISSENKIRCHEN – YBBS – GREIN

After reaching Weissenkirchen early in the morning, you’ll have a choice of several excursions. Partake in a walking tour in Weissenkirchen, along with a visit to the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk; or go to Dürnstein, known for its Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed blue church tower and then go to the Melk Abbey. For a more active option, you can bike from Weissenkirchen to Melk through the Wachau Valley or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held in Dürnstein. As an alternative excursion, visit a local vineyard in Dürnstein followed by a tasting of the region’s finest apricot products. Later in the morning, set sail through the Strudengau Valley to Grein, which will enchant you with its nostalgic charm. That evening be treated to an exclusive excursion to Castle Greinburg, Austria’s oldest residential castle which overlooks the Danube River. Tour the castle followed by a sparkling wine reception and folklore performance. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
LINZ

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by “The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three options are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN

Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Enjoy a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets and squares like Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen, where you will enjoy a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION

This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen. (B)

AmaCerto

This 164-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaCerto provides the most distinctive river cruise experience. A magnificent glass elevator is one of the unique design elements found onboard, as well as our exclusive “Twin Balconies”. The beautifully-decorated and spacious accommodations range in size up to 300 sq. ft. Relax in a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a “swim-up” bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations. The ship also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

AmaSerena

This 164-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaSerena is a sister ship to the AmaPrima and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 300 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with unlimited fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

AmaStella

This 158-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaStella – set to debut in 2016 – is a sister ship to the AmaSerena and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

AmaViola

This 158-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

The AmaViola is a sister ship to the AmaStella and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Our exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.

HOW CAN I BOOK THIS VACATION?

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