Disney finally figured out a way to offer its world famous customer service-centric travel experiences beyond the gates of its world class theme parks. Disney first brought the magic to the high seas with Disney Cruise Line and then to beautiful and historic destinations around the globe with Adventures by Disney. A new line of Adventures by Disney (ABD) options combines both cruising and guided group travel into an ideal package for families and anyone looking for the ultimate vacation (some ABD river cruises are adults only).
In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer more European river cruise sailings than ever before, including all-new sailings down France’s Seine River. A new Southern California land package was also announced, adding “backstage magic” to 2018 Disney Cruise Line vacations setting sail from San Diego.
What is Adventures by Disney? It’s the ultimate all-inclusive concierge level luxury travel. When you add it to Disney Cruise Line’s already luxurious experience, you get the the best double-stuffed Macaron travel experience you can imagine. Yes, it costs more than most other vacations, but if it fits in your budget range, Disney will make sure you see every dollar you spent in the magical details they take care of.
In 2019, ABD guests will set sail on a record breaking 21 river cruise departures on three European rivers – the Danube, Rhine and, new for this year, the Seine River in France.
All-New European River Cruises on France’s Seine River
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 more. Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, the popular ABD river cruises allow families to explore the heart of Europe in a way that’s active, immersive and easy.
Highlights of this new Seine River vacation 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.
Adventures by Disney guests can also add on an extension package at Disneyland Paris Resort to complete their vacation.
This new Seine itinerary will include two Summer 2019 departures, offering enchanting activities for families, as well as two Fall 2019 epicurean sailings, which will be held exclusively for adults. The latter will offer a wide range of specially curated food and wine themed experiences both on and off the ship.
“Adventures by Disney river cruising continues to be an immensely popular vacation option for families, as well as adults looking for an exhilarating and immeasurably charming way to experience the rich culture of Europe,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “In 2019, we’re thinking bigger, expanding our river cruise offerings to include more departures than ever before. With the addition of new sailings along the Seine River, our guests now have a wealth of new destinations and experiences to enjoy in one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world, France.”
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 Return
Adventures by Disney will also offer a mix of family and adult-only departures of their popular Danube and Rhine river cruises in 2019.
Adventures by Disney Rhine river cruises give travelers the opportunity to delight in the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands. From riding a toboggan in the Black Forest to exploring the storybook Heidelberg Castle, these eight-day, seven-night vacations pair unforgettable adventures in port with luxurious river cruise accommodations and amenities onboard.
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. These eight-day, seven-night vacations will visit iconic locations and hidden gems in Germany, Austria and Hungary. Climb above the German treetops, try your hand at Austrian strudel making, stroll charming towns and villages, and more on these scenic adventures.
New 4-Day, 3-Night Southern California Adventure offered in conjunction with
Disney Cruise Line Sailings 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. This guided group vacation allows travelers to revel in a behind-the-scenes look at places where Disney magic is made, including 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, a sneak peek at props and costumes from beloved Disney films at the Disney Archives, and more.
This new Southern California Short Escape package is available on select dates in Spring and Fall 2018, making it an ideal pre-cruise option for Disney Cruise Line guests sailing during this time period.
Bookings for all of these new vacations open on Jan. 25, 2018. That’s today. Give The Disney Blog’s authorized Disney Travel Agent a call or email for your complimentary quote and booking Adventures by Disney or Disney Cruise experience.
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