Plates & Places with Joanne Weir

Join Chef Joanne Weir for the Melodies of the Danube, August 21, 2020

Discover Europe’s legendary Danube River alongside James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, restaurant owner and television host Chef Joanne Weir as she hosts a special 7-night Melodies of the Danube river cruise with AmaWaterways. As a guest on this incredible sailing, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with the celebrated chef both on board and during shore excursions exploring local culinary and viticulture highlights of the Danube region. Joanne will also give two presentations highlighting the regional cooking and some of her favorite recipes.

A fourth-generation professional cook, Joanne Weir spent five years cooking at Chez Panisse after receiving a Master Chef Diploma with Madeleine Kamman. As proud sponsor of PBS series Joanne Weir’s Plates & Places since 2017, AmaWaterways last welcomed Joanne aboard AmaMagna where she filmed for the third season of her series launching in 2020. The author of 18 cookbooks, including her latest, Kitchen Gypsy, Joanne is thrilled to return to host a group on board AmaSonata August 21, 2020 and would love for you to join her.

AmaWaterways has turned into one of my favorite ways to discover the world. I can’t wait to go back and join all of you in experiencing all that this cruise has to offer.

Book your Melodies of the Danube cruise with Joanne Weir by June 30, 2020 and you’ll receive:

  • $1,500 savings per stateroom
  • With Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade
  • Plus $100 Onboard Credit per stateroom

  • Solo Traveler Savings: 25% single supplement (not combinable with Triple Savings Offers)

    Space is limited – contact your Travel Advisor or call 1-800-626-0126 today. Use the referral code “culinary” at the time of booking and join Joanne on board one evening in The Chef’s Table restaurant for a special wine-paired dinner.

    Itinerary Melodies of the Danube
    CRUISE FROM : Budapest to Vilshofen
    Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
    COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
    RIVERS: Danube

    Melodies of the Danube At A Glance

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    Included Features Melodies of the Danube
    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily
    • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • Internet and Wi-Fi access
    • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
    • Fitness room
    • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
    • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
    • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
    • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
    • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
    • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
    • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Bike tours and hikes
    • Special Interest Tours
    • Knowledgeable guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
    • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
    Dates & Prices Melodies of the Danube
    EMBARK August 21
    7-NIGHT CRUISEBudapestVilshofen
    Save $1500 Per Stateroom
    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$189 per person.

    Single Supplement for CruiseSingle Supplement for Cruise: Category E and D 25% of twin price; Category CB, CA/C, BB, BA, AB and AA 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for Cruise (AmaMagna)Category E and D 25% of twin price; Category AB, AA, SB and SA 50% of twin price; Category Grand Suite and Owners Suite 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

    BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

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    Terms & Conditions:

    Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an E category stateroom for Europe, BB (AB category for AmaMagna) for Holiday Cruises, and C for Mekong, unless stated otherwise. Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from January 1 - June 30, 2020. $1,500 Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy, and varies by itinerary and sailing date. Complimentary upgrades applies to one category upgrade, based on a like-for-like stateroom category, and excludes suites ; upgrades for Holiday cruises are applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna). Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Pre-paid gratuties apply to select Mekong sailings, apply to the cruise-only portion and have no cash value. 25% Single Supplement is applicable on the cruise-only portion, applicable to all stateroom categories excluding A+, AA+, S, SS, L, GS, OS; not combinable with any other promotions/discounts. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.

    Ships Melodies of the Danube
    This 162-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, complimentary Wi-Fi on board and more.
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