Melodies of the Danube September 2019 | Craig Travel

Melodies of the Danube September 2019

Melodies of the Danube
Budapest to Prague
ms AmaSonata
September 19, 2019 to September 30, 2019
12 Days
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CT Rating 2.5 Slightly Challenging

2.5 Slightly Challenging

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.

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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.

Inclusive Features
  • Return economy airfare from Canadian cities listed
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaSonata 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 AmaSonata
  • 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 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 beautifully-decorated 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 / Tour Only
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / St. John’s / Fredericton
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

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.


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

*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 April 2017 and are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This cruise will be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

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 $280 to $451pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $186 to $395 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. 

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Final Payment Date:
Friday, June 14, 2019