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Explore Europe with the 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise Itineraries

Explore Europe with the 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise Itineraries

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Have you heard the news? In 2021, families will embark on more Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations than ever before, with 30 sailings along four European rivers: the Danube, Rhine, Rhone and Seine. And as another exciting update, guests aboard 2021 Rhine River sailings will have the opportunity to travel to Papenburg, Germany for an inside look at the construction of the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish!

Here’s a look at what guests will discover when river cruising with Adventures by Disney in 2021.

Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, the Adventures by Disney Seine River cruise allows families to explore the heart of France, including stops in Vernon, Giverny, Le Havre, Rouen, Les Andelys, Conflans and Paris. (Disney)

Family Vacations in the Heart of Europe

Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, these all-inclusive vacations are filled with active, immersive experiences curated by the family travel experts at Disney. A team of specially trained Adventure Guides are master storytellers who bring each destination to life and provide a seamless, authentic experience marked by signature Disney service.

During the Adventures by Disney Rhine River sailings, guests explore storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Every Adventures by Disney trip is hosted by team of Disney-trained Adventure Guides whose guidance and expertise create an authentic connection to the people, culture and traditions of each destination. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

On Rhine River cruises, guests explore storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Highlights include a toboggan ride through the black forest, high-adrenaline thrills at 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 majestic castles. 

New on the Rhine River itinerary is a unique excursion to Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, where the newest Disney Cruise Line ships are being built. Guests who book this activity will go behind-the-magic at the building docks on a privately guided hard-hat tour led by a Disney Imagineer. This intimate, limited-capacity experience will be available at an additional charge on all 2021 departures.

The Adventures by Disney Danube River cruises visit eight unforgettable destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where adventurers roam medieval ruins, scale treetop rope bridges and marvel at the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.” (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Danube River sailings visit eight unforgettable destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where adventurers roam medieval ruins, scale treetop rope bridges and marvel at the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.” 

During the Rhone River itinerary, Adventures by Disney guests sail through the South of France, including the renowned region of Provence, with stops in Lyon, Tournon, Avignon and Arles. Engaging, authentic experiences are the highlight of every port-of-call, bringing the rich history, charming culture, distinguished art and distinctive cuisine of this diverse region to life. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

Rhone River vacations through the south of France transport guests to sun-soaked Provence, a region celebrated for its colorful culture, charming villages, lush vineyards and world-renowned cuisine. 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 celebrate the magnificence of rural France with visits to picturesque provincial towns, the historic beaches of Normandy, Monet’s House and Gardens, the dramatic cliffs of Etretat, and Paris – the “City of Lights.” 

During the specialty Christmas Market cruises along the Danube River, Adventures by Disney guests celebrate the holidays as they explore European Christmas markets and experience the culture of seven unique cities. (Todd Anderson, photographer)

Specialty, Seasonal and Themed Departures 

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. 

Throughout the year, select departures are reserved for families traveling without children. During these adult-exclusive sailings, guests 18 years of age and older enjoy all of the magic of an Adventures by Disney river cruise with the addition of tailored enhancements designed just for them. These dedicated sailings meet the increased demand among adult travelers for Adventures by Disney’s unique blend of sophistication, variety and adventure in a fun, comfortable setting. 

Special adult-only vacations include themed Oktoberfest sailings on the Danube Riverand Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River, eachoffering an extra serving of refinement and fun for culinary connoisseurs and “foodies” alike. Also on the Danube, festive Christmas Market cruises are a magical way for families to celebrate the holidays like never before. Each of these specialty vacations is offered twice in 2021.

Pre- and Post-Cruise Itinerary Enhancements in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest

Adventures by Disney guests can extend their European river cruise vacations with three-day, two-night stays in some of Europe’s most celebrated cities. These guided group itineraries are designed to maximize vacation time, highlighting “must see” attractions as well as lesser-known hidden gems. Two dedicated Adventure Guides lead guests in enriching, exciting activities the whole family can enjoy.

During the Adventures by Disney Paris Short Escape, not only will guests come face-to-face with one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, the Eiffel Tower, but they’ll also enjoy spectacular views of the “City of Lights” from their seats at dinner on the structure’s first floor. Other activities include a private walking culinary tour and a bucket-list visit to the Louvre Museum, which features a local expert guide and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers. (Adventures by Disney)

The Paris Escape can be added to Seine and Rhone sailings to round-out vacations in northern or southern France. Guests enjoy spectacular 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 Adventures by Disney Amsterdam Short Escape itinerary is comprised of hands-on activities, like a painting workshop following a visit to the Van Gogh Museum and a tile glazing activity at an earthenware factory. Adventurers will also visit quintessential Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk, embark on a canal cruise and taste their way through the trendy Jordaan neighborhood. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

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 bucket-list 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 Adventures by Disney Budapest Short Escape itinerary combines enriching cultural excursions — guests will indulge in homestyle Hungarian cuisine at a historic bistro, ride in a tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw) and revel in a performance at the Budapest Opera House — with visits to the city’s must-see locales, such as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. (Chloe Rice, photographer)

The Budapest Escape can be added to Danube River sailings as the perfect land complement to the Central European tour by water. The itinerary checks off 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.

Adventures by Disney Escapes can be booked as standalone getaways or as add-ons to other vacation plans.

Bookings for 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise itineraries are now open.

Want to learn more about a 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise? Let us know!

Explore Europe on the 2019 Seine River Cruise with Adventures by Disney

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There are few places in the world that rival France when it comes to romantic ambience and unforgettable food. Now, Adventures by Disney guests will have a new way to explore this scenic destination – aboard an all-new Seine river cruise vacation, launching in summer 2019! You can explore France while you sail down the Seine during the new 2019 Seine River Cruise with Adventures by Disney.

This 10-day, 9-night Seine adventure combines two days exploring Paris on land, followed by eight days of cruising to picturesque French destinations such as Normandy, Conflans, Vernon and more. Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, the popular Adventures by Disney river cruises allow families to explore the heart of Europe in a way that’s active, immersive and easy.

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Along the way guests will savor unique culinary experiences; enjoy guided tours of Paris icons, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre; visit stunning castles; delight in active excursions such as biking, canoeing, horseback riding, a ropes course and hiking; and more.

Adult-only epicurean themed sailings on the Seine River will also be offered in Fall 2019.

Adventures by Disney will continue to offer a mix of family and adult-only departures of their popular Danube and Rhine river cruises. In total, Adventures by Disney guests will have a record-breaking 21 river cruise sailings on three European rivers to choose from in 2019.

Check out river cruising highlights from the Danube, Rhine and Seine vacations in this video!

Bookings for 2019 Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations are now open!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Six Culinary Experiences on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise

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Many travelers love to experience new destinations, especially their cultures and food. If you consider yourself to be a foodie, you probably love the local specialties of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. You can sample them all on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise. Here are the top six culinary experiences on the Adventures by Disney Danube River cruise!

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Delight in Regional Cuisine
Eating the local specialties is a “must do” on any vacation. And on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise you can savor a wide array of delicious regional cuisine both on and off the ship.

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Savor Top-Notch Fare Onboard
Yes, the river cruise ship offers buffets, made-to-order omelet stations and more delicious carbs than you could possibly consume in one week, but meals onboard are also a true epicurean delight. Nightly dinner includes the region’s famous wines and beers, and the ship’s complimentary Chef’s Table offers hand-crafted dining creations that rival Michelin Star establishments back on land.

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Play with Your Food
Even if you are not an aspiring chef, you can learn how sausage and other delicacies are made. While sailing on the Danube, you can explore the many uses for apricots on an Austrian farm, reap the benefits of a perfected wine-making process, try your hand at sculpting marzipan and learn how to make a pretty perfect strudel.

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Prost! During a Themed Oktoberfest Celebration
Who doesn’t love beer, pretzels and accordion music? The Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise honors the Bavarian celebration of Oktoberfest in epic style with a special themed party that’s fun, and tasty, for the whole family.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
When you’re on vacation dessert is an absolute “must,” and sailing along Europe’s Danube River means you’re in for some real treats. Sweet jam-filled cookies, rich black forest cake, the legendary sacher torte, and more! Be sure to save room for these delicious, envy-inducing, Instagram-worthy morsels.

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Warm Up with Winter Weather Favorites
Adventures by Disney also offers a unique wintertime sailing along the Danube each December and there’s no tastier time to visit Europe. Warm up with hot chocolate and mulled wine, sink your teeth into spiced gingerbread and take in the intoxicating sweet aroma that fills the air during this festive season.

So yummy! And best of all, right now you can take advantage of special savings with $700 off* select staterooms (double occupancy required)—or $350 per person—on your dream Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise! Just be sure to book this limited time offer by Oct. 20, 2017.

*$350 per person (or $700 per stateroom with double occupancy required) discount is based on the non-discounted prevailing river cruise package price as quoted on AdventuresByDisney.com for the applicable departure date on the date of booking (“Regular Rate”). Offer valid on a limited number of select staterooms and stateroom categories (note that suites are excluded). Bookings are subject to availability. Valid on new bookings only. Discount not applicable towards deposit. Offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part and cannot be sold or transferred for commercial use. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise package booked. Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and Adventures by Disney’s standard Terms and Conditions.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

2018 Adventures by Disney Food and Wine Sailings Announce Hosts

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If you are a fan of the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll be sure to love the 2018 Adventures by Disney Food and Wine sailings along the Rhine River. The timing is fitting, as these 8-day, 7-night adult-exclusive epicurean sailings, departing in fall of 2018, expand on the theme of international eats by taking guests to the heart of Europe to indulge in the authentic foods from 4 different countries!

The sailings are hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, serving up extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship. On the Sept. 24, 2018 sailing, Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, including the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Victoria and Albert’s, will be hosting culinary presentations and demonstrations. Joining him onboard the river cruise ship will be George Miliotes, one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, who is also behind Wine Bar George at Disney Springs which will open in early 2018.

On the second sailing, departing on Oct. 8, 2018, guests will be joined by Chef Rudolf “Rudy” Muller, Executive Chef and Culinary Director at Hong Kong Disneyland along with Brian Koziol, Master Sommelier and Concept & Development Director, Food and Beverage at Walt Disney World Resort.

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While cruising along Europe’s Rhine River, you’ll also make visits to world-famous breweries and award-winning wineries, partake in gourmet demonstrations and workshops, sip your way through local beer and wine pairings on culinary walking tours, and much more. These activities will allow you to discover the unique culinary history and culture of four countries—Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Bookings for these special sailings are now open! And, don’t miss the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place now through November 13, 2017.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.