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Disney announces new river cruises for 2024

Although Disney Cruise Line sometimes sails in Europe, when it comes to river cruising, that’s handled by their Adventures by Disney division. And now they’ve announced their plans for 2024.

With 22 river cruise departures planned, guests will experience the beauty of European landscapes and culture with sailings on the Rhine River, the Danube River, and the Seine River. Each itinerary will offer Disney storytelling with the convenience of hassle-free travel and attention to detail provided by a team of Disney-trained cast members AKA Adventure Guides.

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New Year’s for the first time

Headlining the 2024 lineup is the new “Danube River Cruise: Magical Holidays,” departure which marks the first time the company will offer a themed river cruise voyage during the New Year’s holiday. Guests will board the ship in Munich and be greeted with an authentic German welcome, including oompah music. The ship will transport guests to Austria where they will enjoy privately guided tours in Mondsee with views of the Austrian Alps, a visit to the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and more. Following the Christmas holiday, the city of Schonbrunn will transform its traditional Christmas market into a special New Year’s market where guests will experience the beauty and splendor of a European winter. The voyage continues with onboard and in-town activities, plus ice skating in Vienna before sailing to Hungary for enriching tours, carriage rides and making and eating goulash. Special Disney magical moments are enjoyed along the way.

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Sight-Seeing from the River and Up-Close on Land

Guests become part of the story on an Adventures by Disney river cruise, and itineraries are designed for everyone in the family. The narratives, knowledge of the places visited, and culture and history are brought to life by the Adventure Guides. They include:

  • Dashing through the Black Forest on an Alpine toboggan ride (Rhine River Cruise).
  • Admiring the Notre-Dame Cathedral and imagining life nearly 900 years ago when its construction first began (Seine River Cruise).
  • Exploring the historic Schonbrunn Palace and its terrace garden named The Orangery (Danube River Cruise).
  • Dreaming of ballrooms and glass slippers while marveling at picturesque castles along the Rhine Gorge (Rhine River Cruise).
  • Gazing at the nighttime skyline view of the Eiffel Tower in the City of Light (Seine River Cruise).
  • Twirling on a hilltop and visiting the beautiful Mirabell Gardens (Danube River Cruise).
  • Honoring history by visiting the Normandy beaches, including Omaha Beach, the American cemetery and Les Braves Memorial (Seine River Cruise).

Not only will the sights from aboard the ship or walks through towns and villages take center stage, scenery is also explored up-close through optional bicycle excursions. Pedaling through the provincial towns in France, touring the quaint town of Rudesheim, Germany and surrounding wine country, or biking to the Klosterneuburg Abbey or along the Danube River in Vienna further enhances the travel experience.

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A Taste of the Destination 

On every adventure, guests are invited to tap into all the senses, including taking part in hands-on culinary activities for a true flavor of the destination. In Vienna, Austria, a traditional apple strudel tasting transforms into a cooking demonstration and baking lesson. At the Chocolate Museum in Cologne, Germany, chocolate sampling becomes a create-your-own chocolate bar activity. In Strasbourg, France, macaron cookie ingredients magically transform into fine delicacies as guests become baking experts.

Unpack Once and Explore Europe in Style

Guests sail on elegant ships offering stunning views and world-class service, all in collaboration with AmaWaterways. With the added convenience of knowing their “hotel” travels with them, guests unpack only once. Staterooms are designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the expansive windows provide optimal viewing and internet access and in-room entertainment are available. Most meals are provided, as locally sourced cuisine and wine are served onboard. Itineraries are planned to balance adventures and excursions with wellness activities and relaxation, and special activities are planned just for the “Junior Adventurers.” 

Booking Information and Details

Bookings open to the public on Jan. 20, 2023. More details can be found on the River Cruising with Disney page of adventuresbydisney.com.

To learn more about Adventures by Disney or to book a vacation, we suggest you contact MouseFanTravel.com. They can help you with a no obligation quote and all of their services are always free.

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