Thanks to popular demand, Adventures by Disney will expand its family river cruising program to the Rhine River next year. The company partners with luxury river cruise line Ama Waterways in the venture, and sailings are held aboard the new, 170-guest AmaKristina along the Danube River.
Adding Rhine cruises to the existing Danube schedule will double Disney’s river sailings. The new Rhine River itinerary gives adventurous travelers the opportunity to experience the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.
“Last year, river cruising itineraries on the Danube River sold out rapidly, proving that families are eager to enjoy this immersive and luxurious new way to travel through Europe with Adventures by Disney,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “For 2017 we dreamt even bigger, expanding our offerings to include not only the already popular Danube sailings, but also exciting new experiences along the Rhine River. Here we can make unforgettable vacation memories a reality for even more travelers by offering family river cruise sailings that are effortless, personalized and exhilarating.”
Family-friendly design elements aboard AmaKristina include sets of connecting staterooms and suites, some of which accommodate three- and four-person families, and other details that lend themselves to luxury family vacations. Adventures by Disney has also worked closely with AmaWaterways to offer programming for kids, teens and adults.
Highlights of the eight-day/seven-night Rhine adventures include:
* Ride a toboggan, hike along a waterfall or zipline through the Black Forest.
* Visit the famous Heidelberg Castle.
* Enjoy tubing, snow biking, curling and more at Germany’s first indoor ski hall.
* Explore the Alsace Region of France by canoe or on horseback.
* Bike along the Rhine River, within German wine country.
A post-cruise land package is also available in Amsterdam at the conclusion of the Rhine sailings, offering a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk and a private farewell dinner.
“AmaWaterways is ecstatic to continue working with Adventures by Disney, further expanding the options for family travelers seeking a unique way to explore Europe,” said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “A Rhine River cruise with Adventures by Disney, aboard the beautiful AmaKristina, will offer families an immersive, unforgettable experience.”
Costs vary based on departure date. A seven-day Rhine cruise in July 2017 starts at $4,489 per child and $4,719 per adult.