Exclusive Wine Cruise Melodies of the Danube Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2020

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Hosted by Mark Jessup, owner of J Gregory Wines, Napa Valley & Chef Bob Hurley, Napa Valley Chef,

Mark Jessup, third generation born and raised in Napa Valley. He started his winemaking career 41 years ago at Inglenook Winery. It was there he decided that winemaking would be his life career. He went on to work with the cellar team at Robert Mondavi and Opus One. In 1996, Mark launched his first winery, Jessup Cellars in Yountville, California. Mark enjoyed this until 2005 when he decided to “slow his soul down” and sold Jessup Cellars to launch J Gregory Cellars. J Gregory, a 2000 case production, is named after Mark’s third son, Jonathan Gregory Jessup.

Bob Hurley, a chef with a love of travel and adventure, set out early in his career determined to cook his way around the globe. After four years of doing just that in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, he settled in Napa Valley to ply his trade. Over 30 years later after establishing himself as a local icon, Bob surprised everyone by selling his popular, local restaurant and walking away, ready for more adventure. His love of wine, food and culture were developed over time and you can sense his passion as he brings you the food and wine of not only Napa Valley, but the world.

Expertly Curated WINE EXPERIENCES

Immerse yourself in the many flavors of Europe on one of AmaWaterways unique Wine Cruises, which let you add a unique, epicurean dimension to one of our European itineraries. Like our standard river cruises, guests have the opportunity to join tours that highlight the famous sights in each port of call. These special itineraries, however, offer guests a perfect blend of wine-related experiences and excursions in grand capitals and charming towns. You’ll taste local cuisine, discover how wine is made and, of course, partake in tastings — all at no additional cost. Whether you have a seasoned appreciation for fine wine, or simply indulge in a sip here and there, this is a wonderful way to uncork the traditions of the local culture and learn about the region you’re visiting.

About the Wine Region – Wachau Valley

Brilliant architectural masterpieces and vine-strung hillsides on the Danube River have inspired artistic creations for hundreds of years. The Romantic Danube journeys through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, so you can experience some of the most celebrated wines and sights in Europe’s heartland.

Over 3,700 acres of terraced vineyards rise from Austria’s illustrious Wachau Valley. Located between the towns of Melk and Krems, this cooler-climate wine region brings a wide variety of refreshing, peppery white-grape wines to fruition. Grüner Veltliner is considered to be the most important grape in Austria. Grown in loess soils by the river’s edge, these favored wines offer aromatic stone fruit flavors reminiscent of the terroir. Riesling, the second most popular grape, loves rocky inclines, so it is extensively sewn into the rich hillside. Fruity notes and floral scents surface from these unique whites.

Overview 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

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
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Included Features Melodies of the Danube

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 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
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • 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
AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • 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
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • 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 March 29
7-NIGHT CRUISEBudapestVilshofen
Save $1500 Per Stateroom
PRICES ARE PER PERSON
ADD 2-NIGHTS BUDAPEST PRE-CRUISE, 3 NIGHTS PRAGUE POST-CRUISE
Category E
Fixed Window
Piano Deck
205 sq. ft.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
LOCATED ON DECK:
Piano Deck
Category D
Fixed Window
Lower Deck
205 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $499 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Lower Deck
Category AB
Outside Balcony
Main Deck
252 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $1,899 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Main Deck
Category AA
Outside Balcony
Upper Deck
252 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $2,099 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Upper Deck
Category SB
Outside Balcony
Main Deck
355 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $2,999 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Main Deck
Category SA
Outside Balcony
Upper Deck
355 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $3,399 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Upper Deck
Category GS
Outside Balcony
Upper Deck
474 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $6,999 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Upper Deck
Category OS
Outside Balcony
Upper Deck
710 sq. ft.
ADDITIONAL $9,999 PER PERSON
LOCATED ON DECK:
Upper Deck
Notes:
ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

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

Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details. Single Supplement Cruise (AmaMagna): Category AA, AB, D and E 50%; Category SA, SB 75%; Category OS, GS 100%.

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).

Terms & Conditions:

All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40.

FREE AIRFARE TERMS & CONDITIONS: All rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy in a base category stateroom unless stated otherwise. FREE AIRFARE is valid on select sailings for new double occupancy reservations booked and deposited by May 31, 2019. FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy-class airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). FREE AIRFARE promotion includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. FREE AIRFARE promotion is not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for this Free Air promotion is $750 per person, $550 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for all itinerary components in order qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. FREE AIRFARE not combinable with any other promotions/discounts. Must mention promo code FLYFREE in order to receive. Stateroom upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. CST#2065452-40.

Select Gateways: ALB, ABQ, ATL, AUS, BWI, BIL, BHM, BIS, BOI, BOS, BUF, BTV, CHS, CLT, CYS, ORD, CVG, CLE, CAE, CMH, DFW, DEN, DSM, DTW, FLL, BDL, IAH, IND, MCI, LAS, LNK, LIT, LAX, SDF, MEM, MIA, MKE, MSP, EWR, BNA, MSY, JFK, ORF, OKC, MCO, PHL, PHX, PIT, PDX, PVD, SMF, SLC, SAT, SAN, SFO, SEA, STL, TPA, TUS, IAD, YYC, YEG, YHZ, YUL, YOW, YYZ, YVR.

Ships Melodies of the Danube
Set sail in ultimate luxury on board AmaWaterways’ newest state-of-the-art ship, AmaMagna, redefining the river cruise experience. Twice the width of traditional European river ships, the AmaMagna offers more than 50% ultra-spacious suite accommodations with full balconies as well as five onboard bars, four unique dining experiences, an expansive Zen Wellness Studio, two soothing massage rooms, a hair salon, nail salon and much more.Learn more
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