Adventures by Disney River Cruises for 2018

Riquewihr Christmas Market street
We arrived in Riquewihr around 2pm and it was fairly quiet. By 5pm, the crowds again swooped in.

Adventures by Disney, announced newly revamped river cruise itineraries for 2018.  Included are themed-cruises with Beauty and the Beast “experiences” along Europe’s Rhine river plus exclusively for the grown-ups onboard, special culinary options on Danube and Rhine cruises.

Once again, Disney has arranged private charter sailings with AmaWaterways, a luxury river cruise line. The idea behind the Adventures by Disney river cruises is to give families a new way to explore Europe.

There will be six Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises in 2018, with specially selected places to visit that resemble scenes from Beauty and the Beast.  Riquewihr, just a short motor coach drive from port, looks a lot like the French village that Belle sings and dances her way through, sans the bookstore!

Guests will be treated to a Beauty and the Beast themed dinner, plus unique culinary experiences inspired by the film. There will also be onboard screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film.


Adventures by Disney river cruise guests sail aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaKristina and AmaViola river cruise ships designed to accommodate families. Six sets of connecting staterooms, plus rooms and suites that accommodate three- and four-person families, were constructed specially for these Disney charters.

AmaWaterways is excited to expand our relationship with Adventures by Disney and looks forward to welcoming the family travel market to some of Europe’s most unforgettable river cruise destinations in 2018,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways.

Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises aboard the AmaKristina meander through Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands on seven-night vacations.

For grown-ups only – Rhine river culinary cruises

Adventures by Disney will offer two food and wine themed sailings along the Rhine in 2018.  Highlights include wine tasting, gourmet demonstrations and workshops, culinary walking tours in several ports, a French patisserie class, local beer and wine pairings, craft cocktail blending seminars and more.

Danube River Cruises

In 2018, Adventures by Disney will also offer six Danube departures aboard the AmaViola. In addition to summer and winter holiday sailings, there will be an all-new adult-exclusive Oktoberfest sailing in September 2018.  These seven-night vacations will visit Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

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