Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise Launches in 2017

Adventures by Disney’s inaugural Danube River cruise with AmaWaterways launches in July, but they were already planning the next destination.  In 2017 Adventures by Disney Rhine River cruise debuts, doubling the number of sailings with AmaWaterways.  Like the Danube River cruise, the Adventures by Disney Rhine River cruise will take place on a brand-new ship, the AmaKristina, designed specifically with families in mind.  During the 8 day/7 night trip, travelers will visit four countries including, France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.   Continue reading for more details on the Adventures by Disney Rhine River cruise itinerary in their press release.

2017 Adventures by Disney Itineraries

Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruise itinerary, image courtesy Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney’s Press Release

Sailing with AmaWaterways, the premier luxury river cruise line, Adventures by Disney river cruises offer a new way for families to experience the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive and easy. In addition to offering a second season of Danube River sailings, Adventures by Disney will expand offerings to include sailings along the Rhine River in 2017. The new Rhine River itinerary gives adventurous travelers the opportunity to experience the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.

Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruise itinerary

Combining the award-winning service and luxury of AmaWaterways with the proven family travel expertise of Adventures by Disney, these river cruise sailings offer a vacation experience that is all-inclusive and hassle-free. Designed with guests of all ages in mind, travelers can customize their trip to fit their family’s needs by choosing from a variety of activity options offered at ports along the Rhine River and onboard each day.

“Last year, river cruising itineraries on the Danube River sold out rapidly, proving that families are eager to enjoy this immersive and luxurious new way to travel through Europe with Adventures by Disney,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “For 2017 we dreamt even bigger, expanding our offerings to include not only the already popular Danube sailings, but also exciting new experiences along the Rhine River. Here we can make unforgettable vacation memories a reality for even more travelers by offering family river cruise sailings that are effortless, personalized and exhilarating.”

2017 Adventures by Disney Itineraries

Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruise itinerary, image courtesy Adventures by Disney


Guests will sail on the Rhine River aboard the all-new, 170-passenger AmaKristina, a river cruise ship being custom built by AmaWaterways with families in mind. Family-friendly design elements include sets of connecting staterooms and suites, some of which accommodate three- and four-person families, and other details that lend themselves to luxury family vacations. Adventures by Disney has also worked closely with AmaWaterways to reimagine shipboard spaces and activities, offering unique programming for kids, teens and adults.

Highlights of the eight-day/seven-night adventures include:

  • Ride a toboggan, hike along a waterfall or zipline through the Black Forest.
  • Visit the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle.
  • Enjoy tubing, snow biking, curling and more at Germany’s first indoor ski hall.
  • Explore the Alsace Region of France by canoe or on horseback.
  • Get hands-on during clog painting and a cheese making demonstration in Holland.
  • Bike along the Rhine River, within the German wine countryside, through towns and beyond.
  • Savor unique local dining, including Swiss fondue, a French macaron cooking class, German chocolate tasting and more.

A post-cruise land package is also available in Amsterdam at the conclusion of the Rhine sailings, offering a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk and a private farewell dinner.

“AmaWaterways is ecstatic to continue working with Adventures by Disney, further expanding the options for family travelers seeking a unique way to explore Europe,” said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “A Rhine River cruise with Adventures by Disney, aboard the beautiful AmaKristina, will offer families an immersive, unforgettable experience. They will have the chance to witness firsthand the beauty, history and culture of the region’s most breathtaking destinations, while creating memories that will last a lifetime!”

2017 Adventures by Disney Itineraries

Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruise itinerary, image courtesy Adventures by Disney


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Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.