Adventures by Disney, Walt Disney Company’s tour operator brand, announced that it is joining the river cruise industry through a partnership with AmaWaterways. Beginning in 2016, Adventures by Disney will offer four river cruise sailings along the Danube River during the summer months and one holiday themed sailing in December 2016. The itineraries will take travelers through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Adventures by Disney will utilize a 170-passenger AmaViola vessel, which is being custom built to cater to families and multi-generational travelers. AmaViola will offer connecting staterooms suites that can accommodate families of three or four. Shipboard spaces are being reimagined to allow for activities geared towards passengers of all ages. There will be wine tastings, fine dining, music, dancing, and an onboard fitness center for adults, along with movies, karaoke, relay games, video games, and themed nights for children and teens.
On shore, special Disney excursions will be available, including a night time illuminations cruise through Budapest, a horse show at the Lazar Equestrian Park in Hungary, a visit to the Devin Castle in Bratislava, and a private marionette performance and strudel making demonstration at the Schonbrunn Palace in Austria, along with biking in every port.