Join our Christmas Cruise on the Danube and celebrate Christmas in a whole new way on a river cruise 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. You’ll love our Christmas on the Danube river cruise.
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.
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.
Passau walking tour Full-day excursion to Salzburg including Salzkammergut lunch and Christmas market
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.
Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & mulled wine party
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.
City tour of Vienna Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas market
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.
City tour of Bratislava
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.
Linz walking tour
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
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.
|Dec 22||Amadeus Star||Passau - Cruise only||SAVE up to £100 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£924||Was £974|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1159||Was £1209|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1395||Was £1470|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1504||Was £1579|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1689||Was £1789|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2059||Was £2159|
|Dec 22||Amadeus Star||Passau - Flight inc.||SAVE up to £100 pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1384||Was £1434|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1619||Was £1669|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||£1855||Was £1930|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£1964||Was £2039|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2149||Was £2249|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||£2519||Was £2619|
Optional Excursions & Packages
|Passau walking tour||£15||•|
|Full-day excursion to Salzburg incl. Salzkammergut, lunch and Christmas market||£81||•||•|
|Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & Mulled Wine Party||£49||•||•|
|City tour of Vienna||£30||•||•||•|
|Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas market||£40||•|
|City tour of Bratislava||£29||•||•||•|
|Linz walking tour||£17||•||•||•|
|Onboard Booking Price||£91||£206||£246|
|Prices for packages booked in advance||£77||£175||£209|
Single Cabins: These Amadeus vessels do not have single cabins but sole occupancy is available at the following supplements to the cruise price excluding flights and transfers.
Solo Supplement: Cat C4 & C1 15%; B4 30%; B1 50%; A1 60%; Suite 100%.
Flights and transfers included, Prices based on direct flights from London. Other flight options are available, supplements may apply.
Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.
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. You can find out more about Vienna and the Danube at Christmas. Click here If you like this cruise, you can also add our New Year on the Danube cruise and be away throughout the Christmas and New Year period.