We recently attended a great presentation from Disney Cruise Line President Karl Holz and Adventures by Disney President Ken Potrock that looked at what was new and what’s is coming soon to two of Disney’s biggest non-theme park travel experiences. There was also a bit… Read More »What’s new, what’s next for Disney Cruise Line and Adventures by Disney
Adventures by Disney, the innovative guided group travel division, has announced the introduction of its first-ever river cruising itineraries. Sailing with AmaWaterways, the travel industry’s premier luxury river cruise line, Adventures by Disney river cruises offer a new way for families to experience the heart of Europe with Adventures by Disney’s trademark immersive level of service. Okay, it’s not a Disney Cruise Line river ship, but it is the next best thing.
The initial roll-out is just four sailings along the Danube River in the summer of 2016, plus one holiday themed sailing in December 2016. Each will give travelers the opportunity to experience iconic locations and hidden gems in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
The Adventures by Disney river cruise departures will take guests off the beaten path in search of the culture, art and unique stories intrinsic to each European city and town visited. From revisiting scenes from the movie “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg and exploring Devin Castle in Bratislava to taking a traditional Austrian folk dancing lesson in Melk, the opportunities for exploration are seemingly endless.
River cruises also offer maximum port time in each city, arriving at dawn and departing late night. That means more time for travelers to discover the destination through guided activities and individual exploration for a completely tailored and customizable vacation experience.
“Celebrating 10 years in the family tourism industry, Adventures by Disney is always looking for new ways to deliver extraordinary vacation experiences that are both memorable and effortless for our guests,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “Recognizing the untapped potential and broadening appeal of the river cruising market, we worked with AmaWaterways to provide families with an immersive, personalized experience unlike anything we’ve presented before.Read More »Adventures by Disney adds a River Cruise
The last day of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train event, we attended a breakfast presentation of “Around Our World.” The presentation formerly known as “What’s new, what’s next” lays out recent changes and upcoming projects at Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line & Adventures by… Read More »“Around Our World” Presentation Video – What’s new and what’s next
New Itinerary Brings Stories of Southeast Asia to Life in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia
I admit I’ve never been on an Adventures By Disney excursion, but the idea sounds intriguing. Guides, specially trained by Disney, provide a unique experience to various spots around the globe. But so far, no excursions into Southeast Asia. That will all change in 2013 as travelers will get the opportunity to experience some of Asia’s most exotic and culturally-rich cities. Adventures by Disney just announced an all-new destination for 2013 – Southeast Asia. Featuring Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, with an 12-day, 11-night itinerary.
“We are thrilled to invite families to experience new corners of the world with Adventures by Disney, as we expand our portfolio of more than 20 destinations to include Southeast Asia,” said Josh D’Amaro, Vice President, Adventures by Disney. “This exotic new itinerary holds true to Disney’s dedication to storytelling, exceptional customer service and incredible value. With our award-winning itineraries, families are treated to a worry-free experience, perfect for vacationers taking their first international excursion or even the seasoned traveler.”
The leader in privately-guided group excursions, Adventures by Disney specially designs its itineraries to engage guests of all ages, providing authentic, hands-on experiences that leave each participant with memories to share and deeper knowledge of the world around them. In Cambodia, adults will have time to take in the unique architecture of the Temples of Angkor Wat while Junior Adventurers live the history of the ancient structure on a tuk tuk vehicle treasure hunt. Families will work together in Laos at an organic rice farm where they will have a hand in each of the 13 stages of rice production. Meal preparation is a team effort in Vietnam where guests will hand-pick ingredients from a Hoi An market, and then learn to make their own Vietnamese delicacies with the guidance of a local chef.