At this most contemplative time of year, you can enter a real winter fairytale. Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube, explore some sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.
A full complement of optional excursions are available and may be pre-purchased as discounted packages in advance or on an ad-hoc basis on board.
Your wintery Advent cruise begins in Vienna, where, after embarking, you can explore your AMADEUS ship and join the cruise director for a Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar. This is followed by a Welcome Dinner. Your ship remains in Vienna overnight.
Day 2 - Vienna
Enjoy exploring wintery Vienna today! A morning city sightseeing tour in a comfortable bus takes you past the most beautiful sights of the Austrian capital. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to view the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, as well as to visit the traditional, romantic Christmas market in front of the palace. In the evening, we recommend that music lovers attend the atmospheric “Sound of Vienna” concert, which will present a kaleidoscope of Viennese classical music. .
Day 3 - Melk - Emmersdorf
In the morning, your floating premium hotel reaches the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. Your ship docks in Melk/Emmersdorf, where you can join an excursion to Melk Abbey and Dürnstein. At the end of the excursion, defy the weather and join us for a mug of warming glühwein (mulled wine), after which you will return to your ship. The rest of the day is spent on board, where you will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as your cruise ship travels towards Passau.
Day 4 - Passau
During breakfast, arrive in Passau, also known as the “City of Three Rivers”, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. In the morning, enjoy the romantic old town with its historic buildings during the course of an optional guided walk. The afternoon is a perfect time to visit the traditional Passau Christmas market. Early this evening your ship will depart this lovely city and head towards Regensburg.
Day 5 - Regensburg
A full day is spent in festively adorned, historic Regensburg. This magical destination where time seems to stand still, is best explored during a morning optional guided sightseeing walk. After lunch, explore on your own or opt to join an excursion to the Christmas market in the royal Thurn and Taxis Castle. Revel in the festive pre-Christmas atmosphere filled with the aroma of lebkuchen (gingerbread) and roasted almonds, and stalls filled with local handicrafts. The captain invites you to join him at an elegant Gala Dinner onboard, while your ship continues its journey later this evening.
Day 6 - Roth - Nuremberg
After lunch, you arrive in the Bavarian town of Roth, where the city tour of Nuremberg starts. The tour will take you to the most significant monuments and sights in picturesque Nuremberg. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the romantic Christmas market and taste the world-famous Nuremberg lebkuchen (gingerbread) before returning to your ship, which will be waiting for you in the Nuremberg harbor. Your ship remains here overnight.
Day 7 - Nuremberg
Enjoy another generous breakfast on board before starting your homeward journey. The entire AMADEUS crew wishes you a pleasant journey and a happy festive season. We hope to welcome you again soon!
The Amadeus Queen, the 15th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, will tour the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as Dutch and Belgian waterways from spring 2018. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship will also continue the company’s orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.
This new vessel follows the award-winning model of the Amadeus Silver ships but offers even further innovative developments. The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner whilst the 69 standard cabins mainly have panoramic window fronts which can be automatically lowered and luxurious bathrooms. A new on-board highlight is the indoor pool, the roof of which can be opened in fine weather. In the evenings, this area may also be used for informative talks, functions and cinema showings. Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.
• Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar • Indoor Swimming Pool with Amadeus-Club Lounge • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with lounge chairs, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Sun Deck Lido-Bar • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Lift
Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.
Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 69 large staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC.
Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.
These 12 carefully designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a large luxurious bathroom with shower & WC, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.
Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.
Amadeus Star, launched in 2019, offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites catering for a maximum of 164 guests. A lovely new feature of this vessel is the glass enclosed Amadeus club lounge and wine bar at the rear of the ship.
Similar to other Amadeus ships, the cabins on the Mozart and Strauss Deck also feature lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the Amadeus ships. All deluxe cabins and suites offer comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen television, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and air conditioning which can be individually regulated. Furthermore, the suites feature walk-on external balconies with seating.
Explore this ship in a virtual 360 degree tour
Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.
Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 72 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed. Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.
These 12 deliberately designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar. Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.
|Nov 28||Amadeus Queen||Vienna||Save 10%||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1179||Was £1269|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1389||Was £1499|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1599||Was £1739|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1709||Was £1849|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1879||Was £2049|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2219||Was £2429|
|Dec 10||Amadeus Queen||Vienna||Save 10%||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1149||Was £1239|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1349||Was £1459|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1539||Was £1669|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1649||Was £1789|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1799||Was £1959|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2139||Was £2329|
|Nov 28||Amadeus Star||Nuremberg||Save 15 %||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1119|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1299|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1529|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1619|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1789|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2099|
|Dec 10||Amadeus Star||Nuremberg||Save 15 %||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1079|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1719|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1469|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1559|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1719|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2019|
Excursion Packages Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them – so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board. CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS PRICE City tour of Vienna £ 30 Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas market £ 40 Concert “Sound of Vienna” £ 49 Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & Mulled Wine Party £ 49 Passau walking tour £ 15 Regensburg walking tour £ 15 Christmas Market at the Thurn and Taxis Palace in Regensburg £ 32 City Tour of Nuremberg with Christmas Market £ 34
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
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