Melodies of the Danube June 2020 | Craig Travel

Melodies of the Danube June 2020

Melodies of the Danube
Featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau
ms AmaViola
June 13, 2020 to June 27, 2020
15 Days
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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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Explore the magnificence of Europe along its majestic river network historically used for commerce and trade. Delve into centuries of history along the magnificent Danube as we cruise by fabled castles, Gothic cathedrals, centuries old marketplaces and explore quaint medieval towns.

Embarking our luxurious floating home in Budapest, Hungary, we discover historic towns and landmarks in Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Disembarking in Vilshofen, we continue our European exploration in the medieval town of Nuremberg, a jewel of the Bavarian region with well preserved fortifications and stone towers. Next we cross the Alps to the picturesque town of Rothenberg, on the banks of the Tauber River, and finally enter the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau. For almost 400 years, the people of the alpine town of Oberammergau have fulfilled a vow to honour God  through the Passion Play, a larger than life portrayal of the life and passion of Jesus. Every ten years the village devotes itself to this wonderful event, involving a cast of thousands, entirely made up of local residents. For over two years, characters take on their roles, reliving the important tales from the Bible. The Passion Play in Oberammergau only comes around every 10 years. With an event this rare and special most groups will sell out fast. Call today to reserve your places.  

Postponed until 2022!

The Oberammergau Passion Play 2020 | Trailer

Alternate Departures

Sunday, August 9, 2020 to Saturday, August 22, 2020

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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

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. Travellers should be in good physical condition, able to walk a kilometre or more without assistance to fully enjoy this cruise.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Illuminations cruise on Budapest’s waterfront
  • Vienna city tour including St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Exclusive visit to Greinburg Castle in Grein
  • Oktoberfest celebration with local food, beer and Bavarian entertainment in Vilshofen
  • Premium theatre tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Explore Munich, Bavaria’s capital
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 1 night hotel in Budapest at Novotel Budapest Danube or similar
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaViola
  • First class hotel accommodation in Nuremberg and Munich as indicated or similar
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau
  • Transfers between airports, hotels and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotels
  • Quality European wines, beers, and soft drinks, while on board, at every lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome and Captain Gala’s Dinners
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port and local guides in Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Munich
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and/or cruise director
  • All gratuities, including guides and ship staff, and taxes for included services, including departure and port taxes
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value included with purchase of group airfare
ms AmaViola

The ms AmaViola is a sister ship to the ms AmaStella and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. All staterooms have exclusive Entertainment-On-Demand, including complimentary internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music  library, plus flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels, complimentary bottled water replenished daily, and have individually controlled air-conditioning. Enjoy gourmet dining with unlimited fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues. The ms 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, enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck. Take a plunge into the heated sun deck swimming pool with a ‘swim-up’ bar; fitness centre and spa; complimentary ship-wide Wi-Fi and a fleet of bicycles carried onboard for those who wish to enjoy on their own or on guided bike tours.   


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


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

Cruise/Tour only price is based on joining at the ship in Budapest and leaving at the hotel in Munich. Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat E Outside Twin on Piano Deck. Airfares from other gateways are available on request.

Pricing Details

*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. Cruise/Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with a minimum 20 members travelling. Prices in this brochure are based on exchange rates as of October 2019. Itinerary and pricing are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members.

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 $312 to $415 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $201 to $405 pp plus applicable taxes. Clients 86 years and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. 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 our Terms and Conditions for more details.