Adventures by Disney will return to three European rivers in 2023: the Rhine, Danube and Seine with 27 action-packed departures. Guests will get a chance to experience the people, places and stories of the destinations while traveling with a team of specially trained Adventure Guides who provide a an experience that is marked by Disney’s signature service.
Adventures by Disney is maximizing the time guests spend in each port of call and allowing them to experience even more of Europe. River cruise vacations offer dedicated programming for adults and children that has been curated with activities that every member of the family will enjoy, both onboard and onshore.
Select departures are reserved exclusively for families traveling without children, including the Food and Wine and Oktoberfest-themed cruises. Other themed cruise experiences, for guests traveling both with and without children, include festive holiday sailings with stops at famed European Christmas markets.
Bookings open to the public on Jan. 28, 2022. Travelers interested in booking a vacation on 2023 river cruise sailings can take advantage of Adventure by Disney’s Early Booking Offer savings of $500 pp. Availability for this offer is limited.
Family Vacations in the Heart of Europe
Sailing with AmaWaterways, these 8-day, 7-night vacations are filled with active, immersive experiences developed by the family travel experts at Disney.
On Rhine River cruises, guests explore storybook villages in Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Highlights include a toboggan ride through the black forest, high-adrenaline thrills at an indoor winter park and a voyage through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley offering up-close views of 30 majestic castles.
Danube River sailings visit eight destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, where guests roam medieval ruins, scale treetop rope bridges and explore the rolling hills made famous in “The Sound of Music.”
Seine River cruises celebrate rural France with visits to picturesque provincial towns, the historic beaches of Normandy, Monet’s House and Gardens, the dramatic cliffs of Etretat, and Paris – the “City of Lights.”
Specialty, Seasonal and Themed Departures
The 2023 Adventures by Disney river cruise lineup includes a variety of specialty sailings that feature themed offerings onboard and onshore, in addition to the excursions and entertainment already built into each itinerary.
Throughout the year, select departures are reserved for families traveling without children. During these adult-exclusive sailings, guests 18 years of age and older enjoy all of the magic of an Adventures by Disney river cruise with the addition of tailored enhancements designed just for them. These dedicated sailings meet the demand among adult travelers for Adventures by Disney.
Special adult-only vacations include themed Oktoberfest sailings on the Danube River and Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River. Also, on the Danube and Rhine, families can discover the spirit of the holiday season during festive Christmas Market cruises.
Pre-Cruise Itinerary Enhancements in Paris
Adventures by Disney guests can extend their Seine river cruise vacation with a 3-day, 2-night Paris Escape that can be added as a pre-cruise package. Guests will enjoy views of the “City of Lights” from their seats at dinner in the Eiffel Tower, a private walking culinary tour, and an immersive visit to the Louvre Museum guided by a local expert and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers.
These guided group itineraries are designed to maximize vacation time, highlighting must see attractions as well as lesser-known hidden gems. Two dedicated Adventure Guides lead guests in enriching activities the whole family can enjoy.
Adventures by Disney Escapes can be booked as standalone getaways or as add-ons to other vacation plans.