If you’ve got a river cruise on your vacation bucket list, Adventures by Disney has just announced three European river cruises for 2023 that might help you make that dream a reality.
Adventures by Disney will again ply the waterways of the Rhine, Danube, and Seine rivers while offering just a bit of Disney magic along the way. Offerings will include cruises specifically for adults sailing without children (Food and Wine and Oktoberfest, anyone?), as well as family-friendly cruises that offer the kids in the group their own immersive activities. Some of the themed cruises will also include stops at European Christmas markets. Sounds lovely, right?
As an important reminder, these special holiday river cruises are insanely popular and they sell out every year – very quickly, we might add – so, if you have any desire at all to go, we recommend that you book your desired trip on its opening day.
Additionally, travelers interested in booking a 2023 river cruise sailing can take advantage of Adventure by Disney’s Early Booking Offer savings of $500 per person. This offer can be combined with the Dreams Unlimited Travel exclusive early booking discount which makes for substantial savings!
The 2023 river cruises can be booked on the dates below:
- Tuesday, Jan. 25 – Adventure Insiders with 3+ Adventures
- Wednesday, Jan. 26 – All Adventure Insiders
- Thursday, Jan. 27 – Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Cruise Line Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members, Golden Oak members, and Club 33 members
- Friday, Jan. 28 – General public
Want the Disney specifics? You’ll find them below!
Family Vacations in the Heart of Europe
Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, these eight-day, seven-night vacations are filled with active, immersive experiences developed by the family travel experts at Disney.
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, and a voyage through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley offering up-close views of 30 majestic castles.
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.”
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.”
Specialty, Seasonal and Themed Departures
The 2023 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 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 River and Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River, each offering an extra serving of refinement and fun for culinary connoisseurs and “foodies” alike. Also on the Danube and Rhine, families can discover the spirit of the holiday season during festive Christmas Market cruises.
Pre-Cruise Itinerary Enhancements in Paris
Adventures by Disney Guests can extend their Seine river cruise vacation with a three-day, two-night Paris Escape that can be added as a pre-cruise package. Guests will 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.
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.
Request a no-obligation quote from Dreams Unlimited Travel today to be added to the queue for when your booking date opens!
Deni loves all things Disney, and, in 2013, moved to the Magic from Maryland. Walt Disney World is her happy place, and she loves getting to share it with others. Deni and her husband of almost 26 years have 2 grown children. Her favorite WDW snack? A Mickey Bar, of course. Is there any other?!