Gems of South East Europe
FRC-161096/155041 Danube
8 Nights from
£1,933
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

Cabin Upgrades:

AmaCerto & AmaSerena

D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
BB Cello French/Outside Balcony £933
BA Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,066
AB Cello French/Outside Balcony £1,199
AA Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,333
AA+ Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,733
SS Violin French/Outside Balcony £2,133

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Illuminations Cruise in Budapest
  • Belogradchik excursion and Baba Vida Fortress visit
  • Quburich Brandy tasting
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
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Day 1
Budapest, Hungary

The River Danube plays a vital role in the build-up of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. It flows right through the heart of the city and has led to the construction of seven magnificent bridges - which connect the old city of Buda, on the right bank, with more modern city of Pest, on the left bank. One of the city’s instantly recognisable highlights is the Hungarian parliament building – a spectacular structure which sits beside the Danube. Venture into Budapest, wander its many streets, and you will discover St. Matthias Church, which was originally built in Romanesque style in the 11th century, but later rebuilt in Gothic style, in the 14th century.

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Day 2
Mohacs, Hungary

The river port and industrial town of Mohács sits on the banks of the Danube River, in southern Hungary, close to the Croatian and Serbian borders. It is best known for its battlefield, of which was the site of a major battle in 1526 between Hungarians and Turkish forces. The Hungarians were defeated, which led to Hungary becoming part of the Ottoman Empire.

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Day 3
Vukovar, Slovenia

Vukovar is home to Croatia's biggest river port and can be found where the Vuka River meets the Danube. The city’s name literally means ‘fortress on the Vuka River’ and each year it holds a film festival that celebrates movies produced in the Danube area.

Despite a dark past that includes the Vukovar Massacre and the Croatian War of Independence, the city has worked hard to create a modern feel but still maintain its historical past. A memorial commemorates those who lost their lives and the Heritage Museum highlights events from prehistory to today.

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Day 3
Novi Sad, Serbia

The second largest city in Serbia, Novi Sad cuts an impressive figure along the banks of the Danube River. Dominated, by one of the largest fortifications in Europe, the mighty fortress of Petrovaradin, the city offers a range of ethnically mixed sites, buildings and landmarks to enjoy.  As well as being the administrative centre, Novi Sad is also a great cultural centre of the Vojvodina region. The city’s cultural offerings include the Serbian National theatre, a University, an art academy, an array of museums and The Magistrate Building, an exquisite example of empire architecture.

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Day 3
Danube River, Rivers

Flowing a total distance of 1,770 miles, the Danube is regarded as the second longest river in Europe. Flowing from the Black Forest Mountains of western Germany, it can take river cruisers on a journey through some of Europe’s most fascinating towns, cities, and landmarks. It passes through nine countries including: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. It is known as the river of Mozart symphonies and Strauss waltzes, due to the fact it is lined with castles and fortresses that date back to a period where it provided a border between empires.

Many river cruises begin in the Bavarian city of Passau, but some cruises will combine the Rhine and Danube via the Main Canal.

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Day 4
Belgrade, Serbia

Belgrade is the capital of Serbia and is located the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Its name means “White City” and since Serbia gained status as an independent nation in 2006, it has become one of south-eastern Europe’s must-visit destinations. It is home to St Sava Church, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world. After the original idea was put forward in 1895, construction of the church began 40 years later, in 1935, and was completed in 1989. Kalemegdan is the site of a former Belgrade fortress, which now serves as the central park of Belgrade and is the best place in the city to view the confluence of the rivers and the gorgeous sunset.

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Day 5
Iron Gate, Romania

The Djerdap gorge system on the Danube River divides the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains and forms a boundary between Romania and former Yugoslavia. The last gorge in this system is the Iron Gate, which is two miles long and 530 feet wide. Its towering rock cliffs have helped establish it as one of Europe’s most dramatic natural wonders. The history of this gorge extends back to the 2nd century, when Trajan, a Roman Emperor, ordered a road and stone bridge be built as Kladovo. In 1972, a dam and hydro-electric station was constructed which led to the creation of a 150-km lake.

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Day 6
Vidin, Bulgaria

Located in the extreme north-western region of Bulgaria is the port town of Vidin, which is renowned for its architecture. The 14th century Fortress of Baba Vida with its thick walls and beautiful towers is a wonderfully-preserved landmark. Take a stroll along the banks of the river and soak in the beautiful setting of this town. It is also worth noting that Vidin is highly renowned for its wines and there is annual fair dedicated to the produce of the local grape.

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Day 7
Giurgiu, Romania

The southern Romanian city of Giurgiu is situated on the north bank of the Danube River, 40 miles south of Bucharest. It was originally established as a Genoese citadel known as San Giorgio, which was established in 1403 on the island in front of which Giurgiu. In 1417, it was conquered by the Turks and remained under their control until 1829, when the Peace of Adrianople returned it to Walachia. Some of the city’s most significant sights include the Church of St. Nicholas, which was built in 1830 by Nicholas I, tsar of Russia.

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Day 8
Russe, Bulgaria

Located along the River Danube in northern Bulgaria is the city of Russe. The biggest river port on the Danube, Russe was once a garrison port of the Roman Danube fleets. Russe has been ruled by many nations over the centuries and enjoyed many reinventions, from the original 1st century Romans to the Ottoman Empire of the 1800s meaning there is a rich mix of cultures and architecture to be found. The main attraction of the city is also its oldest building, the Russian-style Church of Sveta Troitsa, which features many incredibly well-preserved murals.

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Accommodation

Suite Stateroom

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room.  Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite AA+ Stateroom

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite AA+ Stateroom offers luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed ensuite bathroom with shower and bathtub with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe, in room safe and a fully stocked mini-bar within the airy sitting room. Individually controlled air conditioning ensures a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite AA & AB Staterooms

Situated on the Violin Deck the Suite AA & AB Staterooms offer luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite BA & BB Stateroom

Situated on the Violin & Cello Deck the Suite BA & BB Staterooms offer luxurious accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A comfortable sitting area on the outside balcony. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite C Stateroom

Situated on the Violin & Cello Decks the Suite C Staterooms offer accommodation featuring a well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities.  A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed with a french balcony view and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Suite D & E Staterooms

Situated on the Piano Deck the Suite D & E Staterooms offer accommodation featuring 2 fixed windows. A well appointed shower room with complimentary spa-quality bath amenities. A spacious wardrobe and in room safe and individually controlled air conditioning ensuring a calming environment, coupled with, luxurious linens upon the double bed and robe and slippers to hand for ultimate comfort.

As well as a Flat screen television with local and satellite channels all staterooms have AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access.

Entertainment

After dinner, AmaWaterways invite you 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.

Main Lounge & Bar

This versatile space hosts a bar, dance floor, plenty of comfortable couches and big windows on three sides and is used for everything from the morning port talks, daytime reading and chatting to scenic cruising, afternoon tea and evening entertainment.

Complimentary Internet & 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. Our 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. 

Enrichment

Your river cruise with AmaWaterways will be a luxurious experience from start to finish. Customise how you explore Europe with a variety of included shore excursions and flexible tour options.

Complimentary Bikes & Bike Tours

AmaWaterways originated the concept of putting bicycles aboard river cruise ships in Europe. The idea sprung from the fact that so many of Europe's rivers are lined with paths that are perfect for pedalling. They're the only river cruise line that carries more than two dozen bicycles and plenty of safety helmets that are free for you 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. 

On-Shore Excursions

Set your own pace on shore excursions. Enjoy the full attention of your guide. AmaWaterways ensures that you’re treated with personalised attention, on land as well as on the river. Our complimentary Small Group Shore Excursions provide a world-class land tour in every destination. They hire the top local guides in every location. They’re confident that you’ll find no more intensive and immersive introduction to the culture and heritage of the region you’re visiting. They offer 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. 

Dining
  • Main Dining Restaurant - offering regional specialties using locally sourced ingredients
  • Private Dining in Wine Room - perfect for celebrating a special occasion
  • Opening seating amidst elegant and comfortable surroundings
  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace - open on select days for lunch
  • Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant - an intimate venue where guests can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu
  • Complimentary unlimited fine wine, beer, soft drinks and specialty coffees with every lunch & dinner, plus sparkling wine at breakfast

Main Restaurant

All the way forward on Cello Deck is the comfortable Restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served here in a relaxed, open-seating environment. Breakfast and dinner can be ordered off the menu or taken buffet-style, while dinners are a menu-driven affair, each offering their own, port-dependent local specialties.

The Chef's Table

Join a few of your fellow travellers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special, multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes paired with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner.

Seating at most 28 guests, it is an intimate, private venue secluded from the rest of the ship. With just you and a handful of other people, this is a fantastic atmosphere for meeting fellow travelers and making new friends over an exceptional dinner. There is no additional cost to dine at The Chef’s Table — all you have to do is make a reservation.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Complimentary specialty tea & coffee station available 24/7
  • Elevator reaches the Restaurant, Lobby/Main Lounge and staterooms on Violin & Cello Decks
  • Beauty salon, massage and spa services
  • Walking track, heated pool and fitness room

 

HealthFitness

As you sail through Europe’s most beautiful and tranquil scenery, why not take the opportunity to pamper yourself? They have 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 Centre, our 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.

Fitness Centre

Located on the aft of the Violin Deck you will find a well equipped gym at your disposal.

Spa

Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board at the deluxe Spa. Choose from a variety of treatments using only the finest products available.

Swimming Pool

Take a dip in the swimming pool or bask in the Whirlpool - lie back, relax and take in the scenery. 

Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

Located on the Violin Deck amble on down and treat yourself to a makeover. Choose from a variety of beauty treatments using only the finest products available and our expert hair stylist and beauty therapist will have you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Walking Track

Situated on the Sun Deck take in the views as you stroll around the walking track.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate the special needs of disabled cruise participants, but no responsibility will be undertaken for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, or other independent suppliers. Tour buses are not equipped with wheelchair ramps and cabin doors are not wide enough to allow access by standard wheelchairs.

Wheelchairs and walkers cannot be carried on tour buses, due to space limitations. Wheelchair passengers should be aware of these limitations. For safety reasons, passengers in wheelchairs cannot be carried on ramps in ports where the ship is at anchor. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance to a tour member for walking, getting on/off tour busses and other transportation vehicles, or other personal needs. A qualified travel companion must accompany travellers who need assistance.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is only allowed on the sun deck of all ships. 

Dietary Requirements

Please advise the AmaWaterways reservation agent at time of booking of any special dietary requirements you may have and they will make every effort to accommodate your request. Please note that not all diets are possible.

Dress Code

It is recommended that country club casual wear be worn for dinner. Guests typically wear dressier attire for the Captain’s Dinner. 

Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Lower Sun Deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Heated Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

 

Violin Deck

 

  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace
  • Observation Lounge
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Suite Staterooms 301, 303 & 304
  • Suite AA+ Stateroom 302
  • Suite AA Staterooms 305-314
  • Suite BA Staterooms 315-324
  • Suite C Staterooms 325-332

 

Cello Deck

 

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • Suite BB Staterooms 201-206 & 217-225
  • Suite AB Staterooms 207-216
  • Suite C Staterooms 226-233

 

Piano Deck

 

  • Suite D Staterooms 101-110
  • Suite E Staterooms 113-116
  • Crew Cabins

 

Upcoming Cruises
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