River Cruises are usually the quarry of adults and couples who want to float along slow rivers in Europe and Asia and experience cultures up close. But Adventures by Disney has created sailings that let families access these experiences in comfort.

Recently Adventures by Disney announced some expanded cruise vacation options for 2019 that can be the perfect answer for families who want a deeper experience of the places they are visiting, and also created some adults only options to give adults who have not experienced Adventures by Disney to find some unexpected fun in a river cruise vacation. 

New River Cruises on France’s Seine River

In 2019, Adventures by Disney offer 21 river cruise departures on three European rivers: the Danube, Rhine and, new for this year, the Seine River in France.

The new 10-day, 9-night Seine river cruise vacation combines two days exploring Paris on land, followed by eight days of cruising to picturesque French destinations such as Conflans, Vernon and others. Sailing with AmaWaterways, the cruises allow families to explore the heart of Europe in a way that’s active, immersive and easy.

Highlights include:

  • Interactive culinary experiences, including a gourmet food tasting tour, regional wine and cheese sampling and hands-on macaron making demonstration.
  • Guided tours of Paris icons, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.
  • Active excursion options for the whole family, including biking, canoeing, horseback riding, a ropes course and hiking on the stunning cliffs of Etretat.
  • Immersive local experiences, including a visit to Monet’s House and Gardens in Giverny, a hands-on painting workshop, an apple orchard visit with Calvados tastings and more.
  • Enriching visit to the Normandy American Cemetery.
  • Engaging castle tours and rich historical storytelling at Chateau de Bizy, Chateau Malmaison and Chateau Gaillard.

River Cruises for Families in France

Adventures by Disney guests can add on an extension package at Disneyland Paris Resort to complete their vacation.

The new Seine itinerary will include two Summer 2019 departures as well as two Fall 2019 epicurean sailings, which will be held exclusively for adults.

The latter will offer a wide range of special food and wine themed experiences both on and off the ship.

Each Adventures by Disney river cruise sailing focuses on variety and flexibility, allowing travelers to customize their trip by choosing from a wealth of carefully curated activity options.

Popular Rhine and Danube River Cruises

Adventures by Disney will also offer a mix of family and adults-only departures on Danube and Rhine river cruises in 2019.

Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises give travelers the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands and have firsthand fun: from riding a toboggan in the Black Forest to exploring the storybook Heidelberg Castle in eight-day, seven-night vacations.

Eight summer departures in 2019 offer experiences designed with families in mind, while two adult-exclusive epicurean sailings will take place during the Fall, serving up extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship.

Also in 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer seven departures of their Danube river cruise, including five family departures during the summer, a family holiday themed sailing in December and an adult-exclusive Oktoberfest-themed sailing in September. The eight-day, seven-night vacations will include the hidden gems in Germany, Austria and Hungary. Visitors will climb above the German treetops, try their hand at Austrian strudel making and stroll charming towns and villages along the way.

Disney Cruise lines and theme parks sailings in San Diego

Southern California Sailings

Meanwhile, a new four-Day, three-Night Southern California Adventure offered in conjunction with 
Disney Cruise Line will be sailing from San Diego.

Adventures by Disney also launched a new four-day, three-night Southern California land tour that can be booked as a stand-alone vacation, or in conjunction with Disney Cruise Line sailings departing from the port of San Diego, allowing travelers to have behind-the-scenes experiences in places where Disney magic is made: rare private tours of The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, VIP experiences at Disneyland Resort, an exclusive visit to Walt Disney’s Disneyland apartment, even a sneak peek at props and costumes from beloved Disney films at the Disney Archives.

This new Southern California Short Escape package is available on select dates in Spring and Fall 2018, an ideal pre-cruise option for Disney Cruise Line guests sailing during this time period.

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