Melodies of the Danube September 2017 | Craig Travel

Melodies of the Danube September 2017

Melodies of the Danube
Budapest to Prague
ms AmaViola
September 19, 2017 to September 30, 2017
12 Days
Escorted By:
Slightly Challenging
CT Rating:

The magnificence of Europe is best seen and experienced along its massive river network. This outstanding river cruise begins in Budapest and continues through the heart of Europe to Prague. It is a veritable feast 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 beautiful Danube, where music and romance are alive at every turn, passing fabled castles and cathedrals and visiting centuries old marketplaces. We journey through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic 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. Virtually everything is included: most meals, all tips, all taxes, all gratuities, even most of your shore excursions, leaving you free to enjoy every minute of your cruise holiday. 


Alternate Departures

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Slightly Challenging
CT Rating:

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.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaViola or similar
  • 3 nights first class hotel accommodation in Prague as indicated or similar
  • Transfers between airports, hotel and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside
  • All meals during the cruise plus quality European wines at every dinner
  • Enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ms AmaViola
  • All gratuities (including guides and ship staff) and taxes for included services (including departure and port taxes)
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value
  • Services of your tour escort and / or cruise director
ms AmaViola

The ms AmaViola, set to debut in 2016, is a sister ship to the ms AmaSerena 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 Infotainment system, 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
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver


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

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

*Cabins in categories BB through Suites have a French and an outside balcony.  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 price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 travellers and on rates, taxes, and fees effective May 2016 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. 

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



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 $314 to $520 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $191 to $414 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 the enrollment form for general information and conditions.


Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Monday, June 12, 2017