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.
Note: Optional excursion packages are available at extra cost but include a 15% discount when bought in the UK. Or individual excursions can be purchased on board the ship.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
• 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
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.
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.
|Dec 22||Amadeus Queen||Passau||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£906|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1128|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1359|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1482|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1655|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2017|
*We work very hard to make sure our prices are up to date at all times. However, please ring 0800 471 4754 for live availability of cabin types and pricing as specifics are always subject to change until booked.
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