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European River Cruises and Disney: A Match Made in Heaven!

Magical “Beauty and the Beast” themed activities make these European river cruises the best Disney cruises for family vacations!

European river cruisesIf you thought you had to choose between taking a Disney family vacation and enjoying a European river cruise, think again! Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways and Adventures by Disney recently announced new itineraries for 2018 that include six special “Beauty and the Beast” themed cruises along the Rhine River.  These are not your typical family sailing vacations – the partnership has reimagined family cruise vacations with all-inclusive European river cruises that feature destination immersive activities the entire family will love. Bookings for these 2018 family themed European river cruises are currently open, so you can reserve your family’s vacation through now!


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Incredible European river cruise experiences

Adventure by Disney and AmaWaterways have teamed up to create the best Disney cruises for multigenerational vacations, with unique excursions and activities designed so children, teens,  parents, and grandparents all enjoy the vacation of a lifetime. You’ll visit six destinations in four countries, exploring the best of France, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands on your 8 Day, 7 night Rhine River vacation cruise.

AmaWaterways’ river cruise ships were custom built with families in mind, with cabin configurations that accommodate three and four person families and connecting staterooms and suites available for larger family groups. These cruises are truly all-inclusive, with an exciting shore excursion included in every port of call, free Wi-Fi, and fine wine, beer, and soft drinks included with locally sourced lunch and dinner cuisine.  Adventure guides and local experts introduce you to local cultures and help your family connect with the people, culture, and traditions of the destinations you visit.


Fabulous “Beauty and the Beast” themed cruises

Six departures are available in 2018 celebrating the villages and culture that served as the inspiration for Beauty and the Beast. The Heavenly combination of one of the most beloved stories of all time and some of Europe’s most unforgettable river cruise destinations immerse you in the magic of the fairytale.

best Disney cruisesOn board, enjoy special screenings of live-action and animated versions of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ film and partake in unique culinary experiences inspired by the film, including a marvelous themed dinner. Then set off to explore the storybook setting of the iconic films in person at Riquewihr, one of the charming provincial villages that served as inspiration for Belle’s hometown in the films. There are so many exciting activities you can explore on your Rhine River cruise include:

  • Ride a toboggan, hike, and zipline as you explore the Black Forest
  • Take a privately guided tour through the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle
  • Explore the Alsace Region on a canoe trip
  • Take in the beauty of the Alsace countryside on a guided horseback ride
  • Learn the art of clog-making in Holland
  • Discover the history of chocolate and enjoy a chocolate-making workshop


European river cruises featuring epicurean experiences

AmaWaterways and Adventures by Disney also offer epicurean cruises along the Rhine River.  These adult-only, food-and-wine-themed sailings offer unique epicurean excursions that have gained them a reputation as some of the best Disney cruises for couples.  Guests enjoy exclusive interactive gourmet demonstrations and workshops including wine tastings, local wine and beer pairings, a French patisserie class, and much more.  A special adult-only sailing on the Danube in September 2018 takes guests to enjoy rousing Oktoberfest festivities.


Whether you are looking for an unforgettable couple’s cruise to satisfy your epicurean cravings, or an immersive family cruise that immerses your family in the storybook setting of Beauty and the Beast, a European river cruise with AmaWaterways and Adventures by Disney is certain to be the experience of a lifetime. To reserve your spot on one of these fabulous Disney European river cruises departing in 2018, contact us at 1-888-804-CRUISE (2784). Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and join our InnerCircle for exclusive offers and cruise news you can use! Also, check out our new Resource Center, where you can receive expert knowledge from us before your next cruise or cruisetour!

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