Adventures by Disney Adds More European River Cruises in 2021 Plus New Early Booking Discount


Families can look forward to more Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations than ever before in 2021, with 30 available sailings along four European rivers: the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, and the Seine.

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!

Take a look below and see what guests can discover when river cruising with Adventures by Disney in 2021.

On Rhine River cruises, guests can 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 castles.

Brand 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.

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

On Rhone River vacations through the south of France, guests will be transported 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 take guests to 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.”

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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 River and Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River, each offering an extra serving of refinement and fun for culinary connoisseurs. 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.

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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.

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 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 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.


You can now save up to $750 per person when you book early on select 2021 Adventures by Disney river cruises* and $150 per person on 2021 Escapes to Paris, Budapest, and Amsterdam*—through March 27, 2020.

Advance booking begins January 27, 2020 for all previous Adventures by Disney guests, or January 28, 2020 for Disney Vacation Club Members, Golden Oak Club Members, and Disney Cruise Line Gold and Platinum Castaway Cay Club Members.

General booking begins on January 29, 2020.

Offers are valid for trips departing on May 11 – December 29, 2021:

  • Save up to $750 per person on Rhone River Cruises
  • Save up to $500 per person on Danube, Rhine & Seine River Cruises
  • Save up to $150 per person on Escapes to Paris, Budapest, and Amsterdam

If you book your Adventures by Disney vacation through Dreams Unlimited Travel – the official sponsor of the DIS – you can receive an exclusive early booking discount based on the price of your adventure at the time of booking.

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