Grand Lower Danube October 2022 | Craig Travel

Grand Lower Danube October 2022

Grand Lower Danube
Bucharest to Vienna
Amadeus River Cruises
ms Amadeus Queen
October 6, 2022 to October 19, 2022
14 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Email specialist Stacey Harper to discuss your travel plans

This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Grand Lower Danube.

The theme of this special itinerary is the scenic heart of Eastern Europe, as we cruise along the shores of the Danube, which is considered one of the world’s greatest rivers. Our journey begins in Bucharest, at the very centre of Romanian heritage. After a couple of days exploring this fascinating city we embark on the gracious ms Amadeus Queen to cruise 1,200 miles up the Blue Danube through the heart of Eastern Europe. Along the way we’ll explore many of the wonderful cities, historic palaces, picturesque medieval walled towns and some of the most spectacular river scenery in the world. Designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, this journey moves at a leisurely pace. Days are filled with scenic cruising and exciting ports of call. The romantic evenings are filled with fine dining and relaxation. Almost everything is included: most meals, all tips, all taxes, and even your shore excursions, leaving you free to enjoy every minute spent in this spectacular corner of Europe. Call today to reserve your places!

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging with Early Booking Savings

2.5 Slightly Challenging

Excursions and land arrangements include some extensive walks, often over rough surfaces. Cobblestones are used in many European cities, making walking more difficult. Access to some decks and to shore in some ports may involve steep steps. Members should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Inclusive Features
  • Estimated return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 3 night accommodations as indicated or similar
  • 9-night deluxe cruise in an outside stateroom on the ms Amadeus Queen
  • Transfers between airports, hotels and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotels
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines with dinner
  • Welcome reception and dinner on the cruise
  • Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
ms Amadeus Queen

Amadeus River Cruises

The beautiful ms Amadeus Queen was launched in spring 2018 and is 135 metres long with a distinctive pointed bow. With 69 cabins (172 sq. ft.) and 12 Balcony suites (259 sq. ft.), the ms Amadeus Queen carries passengers in spacious comfort. Purpose-built to sail the safe scenic waters of Europe’s rivers, she has three decks with cabins and public rooms plus a spacious Sun Deck for viewing the countryside. All cabins are outside, each featuring twin beds (which can convert to a large bed), a private bathroom with shower, telephone, TV, hairdryer and air conditioning (the ship operates on 220 volts). Cabins on Haydn Deck (lowest) have a picture window while cabins on Strauss and Mozart Decks have full height glass patio doors that open (creating a French Balcony). On the Haydn Deck you will also find a hair salon and massage area. On the Strauss Deck is the Restaurant (seats all passengers at once), Reception, fitness room and on board shop. On Mozart Deck you will find a Panorama Bar and Lounge area, plus an indoor pool. The open Sun Deck features deck chairs, a Lido Bar, chessboards and a shuffleboard. The ship is a non-smoking environment, except for some areas on the Sun Deck (subject to change). There is a small elevator on the ship which serves Strauss, Mozart and Haydn Decks.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only (Join / Leave hotel)
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Air fees, taxes and carrier are subject to confirmation prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members, on rates, taxes and fees effective April 2021 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This cruise will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers. Prices are based on sharing a C4 outside cabin on Haydn Deck.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
C4 Deluxe (Haydn - panoramic window)
C1 Deluxe (Haydn - panoramic window)
B4* Deluxe (Strauss - panoramic window)
B1* Deluxe (Strauss - panoramic window)
A1* Deluxe (Mozart - panoramic window)
Suite Deluxe (Mozart - walk-out exterior balcony)

VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Pricing Details

Cancellation penalties for this cruise begin on Oct 29, 2021 at which time $800pp - $1,000pp will become non-refundable. Please discuss this and your insurance needs with a Craig Travel Sales Specialist when making your reservation.

*Cabins have a drop-down panoramic window that extends across the entire width of the cabin which can open to make the stateroom become its own balcony. Rates are per person sharing the category shown. Cruise/Tour only costs are based on joining group at the hotel in Bucharest and leaving the group at the hotel in Vienna. See deck plan for full details. Single rates are available on request.

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $314 to $486 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $191 to $404 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details. 

Deposit Amount:
$800 per person twin accommodation & $1,000 per person single accommodation
Final Payment Date:
Thursday, June 30, 2022