Over the last few years, we’ve been very lucky to have been invited to several Amadeus ship christenings. What we value the most about Amadeus River Cruises is their ethos of how they run their business and more importantly, how they value their customers.
Unlike other river operators, Amadeus River Cruise is a family owned company. For more than 40 years, the Lüftner family have steered the company through calm and sometimes choppy waters. Over the years, they have become well-known for their small fleet of custom designed river ships. Very recently, Amadeus has also been awarded the ‘Green Certification’ seal of approval by ‘Green Globe’ for sustainable tourism. They are the only river cruise operator to have the seal of approval. We think that their eagerness of using as little natural resources as possible will see new innovations in their upcoming release of new river cruise ships.
Amadeus River Cruises: Accommodation
The cabins on an Amadeus River Cruise ships are always very elegant. The tone of colours is very soft and quite sophisticated. The motto is less is more.
The lower deck cabins are some of the most inviting on the rivers. The new fleet of ships have the windows at a height that makes for a light space. You would happily lie on the bed and watch the enormous flat screen television. Or you can spend time reading on the large under window seat.
With cabins on the lower deck offering either no or very low single supplements, they are no longer a ‘second-choice’ option for a client who doesn’t want to share.
Amadeus River Cruises: Dining
As mentioned before, we’ve been on several Amadeus river cruises in the past. The food has always been excellent.
The beautiful breakfast buffet offers a great variety of choice for both continental and North American palettes. Alex had hardly sat down before a beaming smiling waiter – we’ve never seen an unsmiling Amadeus waiter or one that wasn’t wanting to have a little joke – had offered her coffee and an omelette or eggs in anyway her heart desired. They really are some of the friendliest staff on the rivers.
Lunch tends to be a buffet. In our experience, it’s pure heaven. We especially loved the waffle station. The chef prepared us some beautiful Belgium waffle with sour cherries.
The formal dinner is also very delicious and offers guests to try out some very good wines. Again, for us, the highlight was the desert of brandy snap and summer fruits.
Amadeus River Cruises: Facilities
The Amadeus fleet offers their guests health and fitness facilities. You can enjoy exercise and yoga classes. The choice is really yours.
Every evening, guests can look forward to listening to local musicians as well as expert talks focusing on the area you’re currently visiting. Their theme and folklore nights are always very popular among their guests.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to ensure you can keep in touch whilst away if you wish.
2020 Amadeus River Cruise Highlights
We had a closer look at the 2020 Amadeus River Cruise itineraries and put together our personal highlights. There are some offers available at the moment consisting of a 20% booking discount if you book before November 20th 2019. To get the best deal, we recommend getting in touch with us. Without further ado, here are our personal highlights:
Amadeus River Cruises Tulip Time Special
8 Days from £1,429 pp (Amsterdam to Amsterdam)
Departure May 6th 2020, only!
Experience Holland in the most beautiful way, by cruising along its extensive waterways, which flow through the country like an intricate net, past almost endless tulip fields and many small, picturesque places where you have the opportunity for an abundance of unforgettable excursions. In addition to Amsterdam, the so-called “Venice of the North”, other highlights of this trip include Rotterdam, Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels.
Amadeus River Cruises: Treasures of Burgundy & Provence
8 Days from £1,149 pp (Lyon to Lyon)
Departure starts from March 26th 2020, onwards.
This itinerary works really well as a no-fly cruise as it’s a Lyon round trip on the Rhone. You can either use train or self-drive. Get in touch and we can even include the cost of a week’s parking in Lyon!
Enjoy this uniquely beautiful cruise along the French rivers Rhone and Saône. You will experience picturesque villages, world famous wine regions such as the Cote d’Or, unforgettable stretches of land in the regions of Provence and Burgundy, and impressive views of historic cities and monuments. Food, wine, art, architecture, scenery and history – it all comes together in glorious harmony in the South of France. Travelling in comfort and style the Roman emperors would have envied, you’ll find yourself falling under the timeless spell of southern France on a journey that is nothing less than magnifique!
Amadeus River Cruises: Classical Rhine
8 Days from £1,689 pp (Basel to Amsterdam)
Departure starts from March 31st 2020, onwards.
Here at Global River Cruising, we really love this itinerary as it covers the Moselle as well. It’s also worth noting that this itinerary from Amsterdam to Switzerland is unique and can only be booked with Amadeus River Cruise.
Discover the many beautiful facets of “Father Rhine” during this weeklong cruise along one of the most important and attractive rivers of Europe. Along the way you will pass the Dutch Ijsselmeer and take a detour along the winding Moselle river. Delight in the panorama of the myth enshrouded Middle Rhine Valley with its winelands, the prominent Lorelei rock, and the highest density of castles in the world. Further highlights of this trip include visits to the very historic river cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg and Basel.
Amadeus River Cruises: Danube Rhapsody
8 Days from £1,549 pp (Passau to Passau)
Departure starts from April 6th 2020, onwards.
Journey along the most beautiful stretches of the Danube into the heart of the once illustrious Habsburg monarchy. Explore the art and cultural landscape of historic Europe as your vessel travels through four countries, scenic landscapes and visits three world famous capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. Explore the majestic Melk Abbey, the beauty of the Hungarian countryside and taste the regional wines of the Wachau Valley as you discover the best of Europe.
Amadeus River Cruises: 1200 miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube
10/11 Days from £2,249 pp (Bucharest to Vienna)
Departure starts from July 29th 2020, onwards.
We’re not supposed to have favourites but between us, this itinerary is ours! Visiting the Danube delta, UNESCO protected with its thousands of bird species, is something truly remarkable and should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s very popular. For 2020, we’ve already been informed that capacity is low BUT we’ll be able to get you on board. Global River Cruising as an exclusive offer of 20% off for the departure date on October 13th! It’s worth knowing the Dr Lüftner sailed his ships behind the iron curtain to this area and they are absolutely the experts. People who want to discover Eastern Europe and its diverse wildlife will love this cruise!
This is a special cruise program with many unforgettable highlights, including seven countries including Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, and five world famous capital cities, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest. A particular scenic highlight of this trip is the cruise through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains. The journey to kilometre zero, at the estuary of the Danube where it meets the Black Sea, and the visit to the Danube Delta with its amazing wildlife and scenery will remain unforgettable experiences. The trip is rounded off by a stay in Bucharest, the legendary Romanian capital full of history and tradition. The cruise can be booked either from Vienna to Bucharest or in the opposite direction, from Bucharest to Vienna.
Amadeus River Cruises: German Riverscapes
9 Days from £1,209 pp (Passau to Trier)
Departure August 13th 2020, only!
This is a brand-new itinerary for 2020.
This 9-day cruise combines the majesty of two great European rivers – the Rhine and the Danube. Explore the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles and experience the tranquil Main meanders.
Travel the man-made Main-Danube canal – a stunning technological marvel – as you transit onto the beautiful Danube. Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg.
Included with Amadeus River Cruises:
Flights or rail travel
Gourmet dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner
Selected wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
All port taxes and fees.
Get In Touch
In our operator section, you will find a great overview of available Amadeus River Cruise itineraries. For more details, please give us a call (0800 471 4754) or send us an email.