Treat yourself to a memorable year end celebration with a special highlight: our New Year’s party on board. After a 5-course gala dinner we invite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.
Optional excursions are available from £13pp. Pre-book a package in the UK and save 15%.
Your New Year’s cruise begins in Passau, a city located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. After embarking, the cruise director invites you to a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a lovingly prepared Welcome Dinner in the Panorama Restaurant. In the meantime, your ship travels towards Vienna. Depart at 6pm
Day 2 - Vienna
The first stop of your wintery cruise is in the Austrian capital city, Vienna. Explore the magnificent buildings of the Danube metropolis during the course of an afternoon sightseeing tour and view the impressive sights of this former residence of the imperial Habsburg family. After this cultural experience, return to your ship, which will depart during the night and pass through Slovakia, arriving in Hungary the following day.
City tour of Vienna
Day 2 Budapest (New Year's Eve)
At lunch time you arrive in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, also aptly known as the “Queen of the Danube”. During a city sightseeing tour you can admire the countless cultural treasures of this magical city, followed by an evening cruise through a festively illuminated Budapest, together with a Hungarian folklore show on board. Celebrate New Year on board in style while enjoying an excellent view of the spectacular fireworks from the sun deck! Optional Excursions: City tour of Budapest
Day 4 - Budapest (New Year's Day)
The morning of New Year’s Day is at your disposal, allowing you to enjoy it as you wish, for example by taking another stroll through the city and exploring it on your own. Alternatively, you may prefer to relax on board, enjoying the Panorama Bar and a relaxing walk around the sun deck. At lunch time, your ship leaves Budapest. Departure 1pm
Day 5 - Bratislava
During the night, your AMADEUS ship arrived in the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava, where you will spend the remainder of the day. Get to know this impressive Danube city during the course of a sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour bus, which will take you to the famous castle hill and the picturesque old town. An elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner awaits you in the evening, and in the meantime, your floating premium hotel weighs anchor and returns to Austria.
City tour of Bratislava
Day 6 - Melk & Emmersdorf
Spend the morning on board, enjoying the impressive views of the passing winter landscapes while your ship travels downriver into the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. At midday you will reach Melk/Emmersdorf, where you have the opportunity of joining an excursion to Melk Abbey and Dürnstein. At the end of the excursion you will have the opportunity to sample some of the famous Wachau wines. Thereafter you return to your ship and begin the last stage of your cruise.
Excursion to the Wachau including Melk Abbey and wine tasting
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 all the best for the coming year! Arrival 9.30am
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.
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• “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
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 29||Amadeus Star||Passau||Save up to £100pp||Cabin Upgrades|
|Lower Deck||C-4||172 ft², Fixed Windows||Sold||Was £1439|
|Lower Deck||C-1||172 ft², Fixed Windows||£1699||Was £1709|
|Middle Deck||B-4||188 ft², French Balcony||Sold||Was £1969|
|Middle Deck||B-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2009||Was £2109|
|Upper Deck||A-1||188 ft², French Balcony||£2229||Was £2329|
|Upper Deck||Suite||284 ft², Outside Balcony||Sold||Was £2769|
Optional Excursions & Packages
|City tour of Vienna||£30||•||•|
|City tour of Budapest||£29||•||•|
|City tour of Bratislava||£29||•||•|
|Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey & Wine Tasting||£49||•|
|Onboard Booking Price||£88||£137|
|Prices for packages booked in advance||£74||£115|
Single Occupancy: Please call for details Flights and transfers included, Prices based on direct flights from London. Other flight options are available, supplements may apply.
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Celebrate New Year 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.
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