Magnificent Europe May 2018 | Craig Travel

Magnificent Europe May 2018

Magnificent Europe
Amsterdam to Budapest
ms AmaSonata
May 26, 2018 to June 10, 2018
16 Days
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Slightly Challenging
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There is something very magical about experiencing the beauty of Europe on its waterways. This outstanding river cruise begins in Amsterdam and continues through the heart of Europe to Budapest. It is a feast in every sense of culture, history and riches. Historically, people lived close to the rivers in Europe as they were the principal routes of commerce and trade. We wind our way along the mighty Rhine passing fabled castles and cathedrals and visiting centuries old marketplaces. We cross Europe’s Continental Divide, the highest point of our cruise at 1,332 feet above sea level, and then continue along the Danube where music and romance are alive at every turn. We journey through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary in style combining spectacular scenery with cultural enrichment while ensuring that all our creature comforts are met. Planned with the best of river cruising lifestyle in mind, we move at a leisurely pace with most nights spent in port ensuring restful nights complimented by days filled with scenic cruising and joyous touring. Seeing cities like Amsterdam, Melk, Vienna, and Budapest during their spring splendour is much better aboard an AmaWaterways river cruise. 

Magnificent Europe

We want to thank Gary Smith, a frequent Craig Traveller, for this exceptional video which covers many of the areas that we will visit on our upcoming journey. Gary has a longer (60 min.) version of this video which is available for purchase. For additional information please contact Gary directly -
Slightly Challenging
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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 without mobility issues, to fully enjoy this cruise.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed
  • 14 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaSonata or equivalent
  • Transfers between airports and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines at lunch and dinner
  • Quality European wines, beers, and soft drinks, while on board, at every lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala dinner
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • All gratuities (including guides and ship staff) and taxes for included services (including departure and port taxes)
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value  Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
  • Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
ms AmaSonata

For our cruise we will sail on the ms AmaSonata, which made its debut in 2014. This deluxe 164 passenger vessel will feature modern design elements including a magnificent glass elevator along with all the fine amenities that we have come to expect from AmaWaterways. We will be travelling in spacious comfort in beautifullydecorated cabins that include private bathrooms, a small sitting area, a writing desk, a flat-screen television with complimentary Internet and first-run Hollywood movies, ample wardrobes, individual temperature controls, a safe, and a telephone. All cabins come with twin beds that convert to one large bed if you so choose. Enjoy spectacular views of the river and countryside through large picture windows in cabins on the Piano Deck, while
all cabins on the Cello and Violin Decks offer French balconies with full-height glass doors that open and many with Outside balconies as well. Do step out of the luxurious comfort of your cabins occasionally, however, as the rest of the ship is equally inviting! Enjoy fine culinary creations in five separate dining venues, watch the scenery go by as you unwind in the entertainment lounge or wine bar, take advantage of the fitness facilities that include a heated swimming pool, a walking track and a fleet of bicycles (for the more
adventurous), or simply indulge yourself in the spa with a massage, hair or beauty treatment. There is a small elevator with access to all decks except the Piano and Sun Decks. Smoking is not allowed within the ship. The ship operates exclusively in English.


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

Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat E Outside Twin on Piano Deck. 

*Cabins have multiple balconies. Stateroom categories are subject to availability at time of booking - book early for best choice. See Deck Plan for full details on various categories available. Singles are extremely limited - please ask for rates. Bedding can be confirmed as either twin beds of one large bed. Cruise price is based on sharing a stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes, and fees effective April 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This river cruise will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

Past Passenger Bonuses! Travelled on AmaWaterways before? Be sure to mention it when you book! 


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat E Deluxe (Piano - Window)
Cat D Deluxe (Piano - Window)
Cat C Deluxe (Cello, Violin - French Balcony)
Cat BB* Deluxe (Cello)
Cat BA* Deluxe (Violin)
Cat AB* Deluxe (Cello)
Cat AA* Deluxe (Violin)

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

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 $423 to $795 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $220 to $493 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information. 

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Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018