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Christmas Cruise on the Danube

From £1,256 pp

Celebrate Christmas in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated AMADEUS cruise ship.

Enjoy the Christmas stories, decorating the Christmas tree, and a joyous celebration of Christmas Eve on board when the restaurant will prepare a special gourmet dinner, after which you will have the option of attending a traditional midnight mass.

What’s included:

  • Fascinating river cruise in on outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows.
  • Flights from the UK based on London economy.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Transfers to the ship from airport/railway station
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck)
  • All port taxes and local taxes

Optional excursions are available from £13pp.  Pre-book a package in the UK and save 15%.

 

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Day 1 - Passau

Welcome to this magical Christmas cruise along the wintery Danube! You embark in the Bavarian “City of Three Rivers”, Passau, where a Welcome Cocktail with the AMADEUS-crew awaits you. At the start of your trip, the chef will spoil you with a festive Welcome Dinner.

Your ship remains in Passau overnight.

Day 1 - Passau

Dinner

Day 2 - Passau - Linz (Salzburg)

After breakfast, get to know the most beautiful sights of Passau during the course of a city sightseeing walk.

Alternatively, you can take part in a full-day excursion to the imposing Mozart-town of Salzburg, where you will visit the atmospheric Advent market in the old town, with its countless festive lights.

After this excursion, you rejoin your floating luxury hotel, which has made its way to Linz in the meantime. You can end your day and wind down with a walk through the festive Christmas market in Linz.

Optional Excursions:

Passau walking tour

Full-day excursion to Salzburg including Salzkammergut lunch and Christmas market

Day 2 - Passau - Linz (Salzburg)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Melk/Emmersdorf - Dürnstein (Christmas Eve)

Early in the morning, your ship arrives in Melk/Emmersdorf, which is situated in the beautiful Wachau region.

You can take a detour to the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and the famous wine-growers village of Dürnstein, followed by glühwein (mulled wine) and lunch.

Celebrate Christmas on board with us in a festive ambience. Take part in decorating the Christmas tree to the sound of contemplative carols, followed by the magical Christmas dinner on board.

Those who wish can attend a Christmas mass in Dürnstein after dinner. Late at night, your cruise continues to Vienna.

Optional Excursion:

Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & mulled wine party

Day 3 - Melk/Emmersdorf - Dürnstein (Christmas Eve)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna (Christmas Day)

Christmas day is spent in the Austrian capital, Vienna, which will amaze you with its countless sights and imposing architecture.

Don’t miss the city sightseeing tour in the morning!

In the afternoon you can take part in an excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. A unique and charming Christmas market is located in front of the palace, inviting you to stroll past its countless decorated stalls and beguiling you with the divine aromas of punch and lebkuchen (gingerbread).ainz.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Vienna

Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas market

Day 4 - Vienna (Christmas Day)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Bratislava (Boxing Day)

Spend the morning in Bratislava, where your AMADEUS ship docked during the night.

Discover this impressive Danube city during the course of a sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour coach and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of the city from the castle hill.

At midday you will return to your ship, which continues its journey downriver.

An elegant captain’s Gala Dinner awaits you in the evening, bringing a fitting and festive close to the second day of Christmas.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Bratislava

Day 5 - Bratislava (Boxing Day)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Linz

Spend the morning on board, enjoying the view of the passing wintery landscapes from the comfort of your five-star premium ship.

At midday, you arrive in Linz – Austria’s third-largest city. In the afternoon, you can explore the city on your own, or, if you prefer, during the course of a sightseeing walk.

In the evening, your ship weighs anchor and heads towards Passau.

Optional Excursion:

Linz walking tour

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Passau

After a generous breakfast on board, it is time to disembark and the entire AMADEUS crew wishes you a pleasant homeward journey and a happy New Year!

Arrival 8am

Day 7 - Passau

Breakfast

Amadeus Queen Pool & Amadeus Lounge

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.

Onboard Features & Facilities

• 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

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

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.

Balcony Suites

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.

 

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Queen Suite
Amadeus Queen French Balcony Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Queen French Balcony Cabin
Amadeus Queen Cat C-1 & C-4 Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Queen Deck Plan
Amadeus Star Sketch

The AMADEUS STAR will be the next highlight of our fleet from April 2019.

The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the AMADEUS STAR 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.

Amadeus Star Lounge Sketch

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club
• “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

>Classic Staterooms

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.

Balcony Suites

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.

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Silver III Suite
Amadeus Silver III Cabin

A-1 Stateroom

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Silver III Cabin
Amadeus Silver III Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Why Choose this Cruise?

Celebrate Christmas in Continental Europe onboard a luxury floating hotel with wonderful staff and like-minded travelers.  Something truly different.

Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you.

A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines. A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 22Amadeus QueenPassau£1882Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed WindowsSold  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French BalconySold  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1882  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2055  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside BalconySold  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 22Amadeus StarPassau£1256Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1256  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1465  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£1699  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£1824  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2017  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2409  

Optional Excursions & Packages (2018)

Price A B C
Passau walking tour £13
Full-day excursion to Salzburg incl. Salzkammergut, lunch and Christmas market £76
Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & Mulled Wine Party £45
City tour of Vienna £28
Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas market £37
City tour of Bratislava £27
Linz walking tour £16
Onboard Booking Price £84 £192 £229
Prices for packages booked in advance £72  £163  £194 

 


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