In my earlier post about the new Adventures by Disney river cruises, you read about some of the great activities for children, adults and families. Now we’ll take a look at why a Disney river cruise might just be the most stress-free vacation you’ll ever take.
Adventures by Disney is famous for taking Disney service to the next level and handling all the travel details. Don’t get me wrong … there are still important decisions you’ll have to make like “Should I have the chicken or fish tonight?” “What outfit am I going to wear today?” “Do we want to relax onboard the ship and watch beautiful Danube scenery go by or take in those same vistas on a 28-mile bike ride?” My biggest decision: Should I have another dessert? The answer to that last one is always “yes.”
But those will probably be the most stressful moments of your river cruise or any other Adventures by Disney vacation. On the river cruise, you have the added luxury of only needing to unpack once. Your “hotel room” travels with you, and you’ll often sail right into the heart of a city or town or a short distance from it.
On the Danube, Adventures by Disney sails aboard AmaWaterways’ brand-new, 170-passenger AmaViola. Here’s what’s really important for families to know: this ship is built with families in mind. That means several staterooms that accommodate three or four people and a select number of adjoining staterooms that sleep up to five. You won’t find that with any other river-cruise ship.
You’ll also find tremendous value on the ship. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t an iron or ironing board in my stateroom, but shock turned to awe when I learned that the AmaViola offers a complimentary pressing service. Wine aficionados in our group were similarly impressed with the selection of fine regional wines that were offered complimentary at lunches and dinners. There’s also free wifi. And how’s this for a fantastic detail? Every night you can find lovely post cards in the ship’s lobby. Fill them out and hand them to the front desk. The AmaWaterways team will add postage and mail them for free. While some of these details are exclusive to the river-cruise itineraries, it’s thoughtful touches and attention to detail that always make traveling with Adventures by Disney so incredibly special.
Convenience and value continues on land. Of course, all your scheduled excursions and activities are included, led by those amazing Adventure Guides and colorful local experts. Transfers are also pre-arranged and all tips and gratuities handled.
It all adds up, not just in value, but in your ability to completely relax. One afternoon I got into a conversation with parents who said that with the new river-cruise itinerary and other Adventures by Disney trips include so much that as parents they’re able to say “yes” to their kids more often. Yes to another excursion, to more ice cream to more time with new-found friends – little indulgences that let parents relish treating their young ones to special moments again and again.
While parents love that they can say “yes,” Junior Adventurers say “yes” to a lot more things too. Check back on the Disney Parks Blog, and I’ll tell you how an Adventures by Disney vacation can inspire kids to learn, open up and try new things.