An interesting partnership began last year when Disney’s Adventures by Disney tour division teamed up with AmaWaterways. The goal was to introduce families to river cruising, a concept not often considered when discussing river cruises.
With Disney-quality programming and the beautiful new AmaWaterways AmaKristina, the family departures were a sell-out.
Enter new Adults-Only Disney river cruises.
For those that want the perfection of a Disney product combined with the upscale hardware from AmaWaterways, Disney included a handful of Europe river cruises for only adults; no kids allowed. Disney supplies the majority of the crew as well as their own cruise manager (called an Adventure Guide) and shore excursions.
If this sounds appealing, there are two Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises for adults next year, running from Basel, Switzerland and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Here’s a sample of what you can expect:
Board the AmaKristina in Basel
Welcome aboard Swiss Cheese and Wine Reception
Captain’s Welcome Cocktail
Evening Entertainment featuring a Swiss-themed performance
Half-Day Activity – Choose morning or afternoon
Riquewihr Walking & Tasting Tour and Alsatian Wine Tasting and Vineyard Visit
- Traverse the cobblestone streets of this quaint medieval town.
- Satisfy your hunger with some local food flavors of this lush region.
- Get a taste of the great wines produced in the village, including the Riesling, which Riquewihr is known for.
- Explore the vineyards that produce some of the most noted wines in the world.
Morning tour includes lunch during excursion with local wine and beer
After Dinner Evening Activity—Choose One of These Options:
- Option A: Visit a Beer and Wine Tavern in Strasbourg
Have a drink at a local beer and wine tavern. Mix and mingle with the locals. Knowing a little French will help!
- Option B: Enjoy Karaoke Onboard the Ship
If you don’t want to go ashore, there’s cruise ship-style Karaoke!
Every port offers the usual tourist sightseeing if that interests you. Active tours range from hiking and biking to kayaking and cooking classes and wine tours.
I’m the editor and creator of CruiseMaven.com, a solo traveler cruising the world on waves and wheels, collecting recipes along the way. I hope my articles and photos entertain, advise and inspire you to travel the world without flying. Take a breath…stop for a local meal and a glass of wine along the way.