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Sail the legendary Danube River with AmaWaterways to receive up to $2,000, complimentary stateroom upgrade, PLUS $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom on select sailings!

Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

Budapest/Vilshofen
7-night Melodies of the Danube Cruise
August 24, 2020
AmaWaterways: AmaViola
Budapest/Vilshofen
Vacation Offer ID 1334171
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Cruise Inclusions

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-Fridge, Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Available Add-Ons

Optional roundtrip airfare from your city
Optional shore excursions

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Budapest

Budapest 08/24/2020

Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise past the capital's glittering riverfront. (D),
08/24/2020 08/24/2020
Budapest

Budapest 08/25/2020

Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition, and even a secret labyrinth of caves under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You'll see Heroes' Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D),
08/25/2020 08/25/2020
Bratislava

Bratislava 08/26/2020

Host to the crowning ceremonies of many Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title "Coronation City of Kings", as you'll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special "Tastes of Slovakia" tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D); Please Note: Wine Cruise itineraries are modified and will not visit Bratislava. Instead of visiting Bratislava, guests will enjoy visiting the charming winemaking town of Gobelsburg.,
08/26/2020 08/26/2020
Vienna

Vienna 08/27/2020

The "City of Waltzes" offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna's historic city center and then visit St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D),
08/27/2020 08/27/2020
Weissenkirchen

Weissenkirchen 08/28/2020

After reaching Weißenkirchen, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weißenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D),
08/28/2020 08/28/2020
Duernstein

Duernstein 08/28/2020

After reaching Weißenkirchen, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weißenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D),
08/28/2020 08/28/2020
Melk

Melk 08/28/2020

After reaching Weißenkirchen, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weißenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D),
08/28/2020 08/28/2020
Grein

Grein 08/28/2020

After reaching Weißenkirchen, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weißenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D),
08/28/2020 08/28/2020
Linz

Linz 08/29/2020

The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you'll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city's famed "Cultural Mile" and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit charming Ceský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D),
08/29/2020 08/29/2020
Passau

Passau 08/30/2020

Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephan's Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration—an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Passau River Cruise Shore Excursion
Itinerary Highlights:
  • Walking tour of the historic city center
  • Cultural Highlights
  • Visit to the oldest chocolate shop
  • Insider Shopping opportunities

Destinations Visited: Passau Germany
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Tour can operate: Morning or afternoon
Wheel Chair Access: No
Physical Activity Level: Light

Included:
  • Passau Cultural Expert

Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Admissions
  • Gratuities
08/30/2020 08/30/2020
Vilshofen

Vilshofen 08/30/2020

Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephan's Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration—an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D),
08/30/2020 08/30/2020
Vilshofen

Vilshofen 08/31/2020

Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (B),
08/31/2020 08/31/2020
AmaWaterways: AmaViola
The AmaViola is a sister ship to the AmaSerena and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms and suites. Passengers will enjoy gourmet dining with free-flowing fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues; a heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up' bar; fitness center and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and in-room Internet and entertainment on demand; and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for passengers to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.
Features and Amenities
  • Twin Balconies: Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in the lavish twin-balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony.
  • Public Spaces: From gorgeous contemporary artwork to the inviting hallways and lounges, AmaStella is built to make you feel at home.
  • Fine Dining: Enjoy several dining options in a sophisticated and stylish setting.
  • Entertainment: From classical quartets to local musicians and dancers, you're sure to be enthralled and entertained.
  • Complimentary Internet: Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to your in-room computer with internet access as well as Wi-Fi on board.
  • Massage and Beauty Salon: Pamper yourself as you sail through Europe's most beautiful and tranquil scenery.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2016
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
2016
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Switzerland
Tonnage (GRT)
2,650
Guests (Lowers)
156
Total Guests
156
Passenger Decks
3
Number of Crew
51
Officers' Nationality
International
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
International
Total Rooms
78
Suites
4
Balconies
63
Ocean/River View
11
Interior
Accessible
Gratuities:

Gratuities to the Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price, and are to be given at guests' discretion.

Dining and Cuisine:

AmaViola offers an array of dining options for your culinary enjoyment. Enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in the main dining room or in the Chef's Table restaurant with its own private chef. On select days, guests can enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck.

Small Group Excursions:

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalized attention, on land as well as on the river. Complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. AmaWaterways hires the top local guides in every location. You won't find more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. AmaWaterways offers a “Gentle Walkers” group, for those who’d like to explore at a more leisurely pace. Wherever possible, they offer an “Active Walkers” group, for those interested in covering more ground, and a “Late Starter” group for those who prefer to sleep in.

Public Areas:

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Main lounge with bar, piano, and dance floor
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Heated pool with swim-up bar and whirlpool
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon
  • Bicycles onboard
  • Walking track
  • Glass Elevator (reaches Main Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge, and staterooms on Violin and Cello Deck)

Onboard Entertainment:

After dinner, guests are invited to enjoy engaging evening entertainment. You are sure to be enthralled as different performers come on board each night. It's the perfect complement to your daily discoveries.

Complimentary Bicycles and Bike Tours:

AmaViola carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for guests to use. The bicycles give you the freedom to venture out and explore the riverside bikeways. Or, meander through quaint cobblestone streets. The bikes are set up and ready for use as soon as the ship docks.

Impeccable Service:

With AmaWaterways you’ll enjoy the finest onboard service of any river cruise line. Passengers consistently rate AmaWaterways' personalized, professional, and friendly service as a highlight of their cruise. At AmaWaterways, customer service is their top priority.

Complimentary Internet and Entertainment On-Demand:

AmaWaterways is proud to offer the industry’s most comprehensive information and entertainment experience, known as “Infotainment.” Stay connected with friends and family back home, thanks to the computer provided in your stateroom and high-speed Internet access plus Wi-Fi. The exclusive movies-on-demand system offers Hollywood’s current releases, a selection of classic films, or informative and entertaining travel videos chosen to coincide with your itinerary. You’ll also enjoy a variety of English-language news, sports, and satellite TV stations, as well as a large selection of music channels. It’s all available on your flat-panel TV, and it’s completely complimentary.

Massage and Beauty Salon:

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? AmaViola has an expert hair stylist, masseuse, and beauty therapist at your disposal for the duration of the cruise. Nestled in a peaceful corner of the ship, next to a well equipped Fitness Center, the Massage, Beauty and Hair Salon offers a variety of treatments using only the finest products available. Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you’re on board with AmaWaterways.

Every feature in an AmaWaterways stateroom was thoughtfully conceived with guests' comfort in mind. Staterooms and suites give you the space to sit back and relax in between meals and exploration. Artfully crafted to a first-class standard, each room is equipped with innovative designs, plush bedding, multi-jet showerheads, and many other special touches that make you feel like you're getting the royal treatment.

Your stateroom was designed to ensure that you travel in luxury from one stunning destination to the next. Set the climate control to your preference and slip into a terrycloth bathrobe as you unwind. Turn on the Entertainment on Demand system and put on a newly-released movie. Switch your flat-screen monitor into computer mode and hop on the internet to post your adventures on social media. Your spacious stateroom is yours to relax in and enjoy as you see fit.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Rates are cruise only or cruise/land (where applicable), per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges of $189 are additional for all guests.

Rates are cruise or cruise/land only, per person, based on double occupancy. Port charges are additional. No additional government fees/ taxes or fuel surcharge. No fees for the rate of exchange US$-EUR.

 

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sun Deck

Deckplan Key

Violin Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CB)
  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CA)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BA)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AA)
  • Suite with Twin Balcony (Suite)
Cello Deck

Deckplan Key

Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with French Balcony (CA)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (BB)
  • River View Stateroom with Twin Balcony (AB)
Piano Deck

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Stateroom Key

  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (D)
  • River View Stateroom with Fixed Windows (E)

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an E category stateroom for Europe, BB (AB category for AmaMagna) for Holiday Cruises, and C for Mekong, unless stated otherwise. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from January 1 - March 31, 2020. Up to $2,000/ C$2,400 Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and varies by itinerary and sailing date. Complimentary upgrades apply to one category upgrade, based on a like-for-like stateroom category, and excludes suites; upgrades for Holiday cruises are applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna). Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Pre-paid gratuities apply to select Mekong sailings, apply to the cruise-only portion and have no cash value. 25% Single Supplement is applicable on the cruise-only portion, applicable to all stateroom categories excluding A+, AA+, S, SS, L, GS, OS; not combinable with any other promotions/discounts. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/ termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20