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Adventures by Disney Announces New Themed River Cruises in 2018

Amanda Adler

by , Public Relations Manager, Adventures by Disney

Have you ever wanted to stroll through a quaint French town like Belle? Sip wine in some of the most noteworthy wine growing regions in the world? Dance along with a polka band during a rousing German Oktoberfest celebration? In 2018, Adventures by Disney will bring you all these experiences and more on our popular European river cruises!

Adventures by Disney river cruising allows you to enjoy variety and flexibility. You can truly customize your all-inclusive trip by choosing from a wealth of activity options offered both in port and onboard.

New activity options for summer 2018 include all-new “Beauty and the Beast” themed experiences on our Rhine river sailings. Be immersed in a tale as old as time during a special themed dinner, as well as other unique culinary experiences inspired by the film. Families will enjoy screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film onboard, and they can even choose to become part of this beloved story as they tour Riquewihr, an idyllic French village that will make guests feel as though they’ve stepped into Belle’s hometown from the movie.

Couple enjoys a visit to a wine cave on an Adventures by Disney food and wine themed river cruise

Are you more of a foodie? We’ve also doubled the number of our adult-exclusive food and wine themed sailings along the Rhine in 2018, offering two epicurean sailings during the fall. Here you can enjoy extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship, including wine tasting, gourmet demonstrations and workshops, culinary walking tours in several ports, a French patisserie class, local beer and wine pairings, craft cocktail blending seminars and more.

No matter which departure you choose, Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises give you the opportunity to experience authentic, immersive experiences as you revel in the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. From riding a toboggan and hiking in the Black Forest, exploring the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle, or sampling wine in a medieval basement wine cave, these enchanting vacations pair unforgettable adventures in port with luxurious river cruise accommodations and amenities onboard.

Enjoy Germany’s Oktoberfest on an adult-exclusive Danube river cruise

And we’ll also be returning to the Danube River in 2018, visiting iconic locations and hidden gems in four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. In addition to bringing back another season of summertime and themed holiday sailings, we’re also offering an all-new adult-exclusive Oktoberfest sailing in September 2018. This special itinerary will visit Germany during the iconic yearly Oktoberfest celebration, and will include festive themed parties and culinary treats both on and off the ship.

On all of our Danube river cruises you can choose to revisit scenes from the movie “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg, explore Devin Castle in Bratislava, take a traditional Austrian folk dancing lesson in Melk, and so much more.

Bookings for 2018 river cruise vacations open on March 2, 2017. Book early and save $500 per person on select 2018 river cruises* when you book by May 1, 2017 for sailing dates June 17 – Oct. 8, 2018 (Excludes suites and category E staterooms).

*Early Booking Rate offer valid for select Adventures by Disney river cruise departures with travel start dates between June 17, 2018 and October 8, 2018, inclusive. Qualifying river cruise departures have an Early Booking Rate designation on the applicable Rates and Dates page on; provided that the Early Booking Rate designation may not reflect real time offer availability; accordingly, availability of Early Booking Rate is subject to confirmation at time of booking reservation with Adventures by Disney. Availability of the Early Booking Rate for select departures will be determined at the time standard trip deposit is paid. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the Early Booking Rate for selected departure date. Early Booking Rate offer terminates on May 1, 2017 or when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier. The Early Booking Rate offer is not valid for Adventures by Disney land packages, Adventures by Disney Long Weekend land packages and Disney Cruise Line related packages. The Early Booking Rate is $500 less than the rate applicable to the same departure date and river cruise after the termination of the Early Booking Rate offer. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available on each applicable departure date at the Early Booking Rate. Early Booking Rate offer excludes suites and category E staterooms. Early Booking Rate is valid on new bookings only. Spaces on the river cruises at the Early Booking Rate are subject to availability. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise booked. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Void where prohibited. Booking is subject to conditions and restrictions. Early Booking Rate cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to Adventures by Disney’s standard terms and conditions.