New Rhine River Sailing is the Latest Addition to the Adventures by Disney River Cruise Portfolio,
Allowing Travelers to Savor the Unique Culinary History of Four Countries.
Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, recently announced an expansion
of their popular river cruising vacations with AmaWaterways for 2017, offering an extended second
season of cruises along Europe's Danube River, as well as launching new sailings along the Rhine River.
Adventures by Disney has announced the addition of a food and wine themed sailing along the
Rhine River to next year's itinerary line-up.
Disney Culinary Director John State and Master Sommelier Brian Koziol worked hand-in-hand with
Adventures by Disney to masterfully craft a new eight-day, seven-night epicurean sailing through
Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. State and Koziol have a proven track record of
curating food and beverage experiences for popular Disney theme park events, such as the renowned
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, which draw foodies from around the globe to visit Disney
parks. Now they're bringing these same talents to Adventures by Disney, sailing aboard a river cruise
ship through the heart of Europe with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line.
Offering extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship, this adult-exclusive
vacation, which sets sail from Basel, Switzerland on Oct. 21, 2017, offers the following highlights:
- Learn about wine tasting and blending during vineyard tours and onboard seminars hosted
- by Brian Koziol, one of only 230 Master Sommeliers in the world.
- Share in the history and culinary mastery of the authentic dishes of Europe during intimate
- gourmet demonstrations and workshops with John State, culinary director for the Disneyland Resort.
- Stroll through charming Riquewihr, France on a guided walking tour that incorporates local
- gastronomic delights, including sausages and French macarons.
- Discover the art of the Strasbourg specialty, tart flambé, during an interactive class, complete
- with local beer and Alsatian wine pairings.
- Get hands-on during a French patisserie class in Strasbourg.
- Explore German vineyards and visit festive pubs while sampling the hearty cuisine of the
- Alsace region.
- Tour the Heineken Factory, savor a special caramel waffle demonstration and learn how to
- blend craft cocktails during a private workshop in Amsterdam.
This new Rhine adventure is just the latest expansion of the successful Adventures by Disney vacation
portfolio, which now includes 15 sailings along Europe's Danube and Rhine Rivers in 2017.
Combining the award-winning service and luxury of AmaWaterways with the proven travel expertise
of Adventures by Disney, these river cruise sailings offer a vacation experience that is all-inclusive
and hassle-free. Travelers can customize their trip to fit their needs by choosing from a variety of
activity options offered at ports and onboard each day.
"At Adventures by Disney we've had an incredibly successful first season of European river cruise
vacations," said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. "For 2017 we dreamt
even bigger, expanding our offerings to include not only our already popular Danube sailings, but
also exciting new experiences along the Rhine River. By adding this new food and wine themed
sailing we're able to give our adult guests an even more customized way to travel with us, and the
line-up of experiences we've planned for this epicurean adventure allow us to showcase the rich
culinary stories of this region in a luxuriously delicious way."
Guests will sail on the Rhine River aboard the all-new AmaKristina, a river cruise ship being custom
built by AmaWaterways. While the food and wine sailing is exclusively for adults, the Adventures by
Disney river cruise portfolio offers vacation options for families as well. Designed with guests of all
ages in mind, these sailings along the Danube and Rhine rivers allow families to explore Europe as
a family in a way that is active, immersive and easy.
"AmaWaterways is thrilled to expand our relationship with Adventures by Disney and present
additional options for family and adult travelers that are looking for a unique way to explore
Europe," said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. "Sailing
aboard the exquisite AmaKristina, guests will enjoy flavorful dishes, perfectly paired wines and
beautiful ports of call, while completely immersing themselves in the culture of a destination.
October is also a fascinating time to cruise, as fall colors appear and the vineyards turn brilliant
shades of yellow, orange and red. The food and wine sailing will truly be a magical experience for all!"
Bookings for the Adventures by Disney Rhine Food & Wine River Cruise are open now. For more
details and to book reservations, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent.
About Adventures by Disney
Launched in 2005, Adventures by Disney provides immersive, hassle-free group guided vacation
experiences to destinations on six continents. Families traveling with Adventures by Disney receive
exceptional service while taking part in extraordinary experiences at locations including: the South
African plains, the great cities of Europe, Costa Rica's rich rainforest, the ruins of Pompeii and
Machu Picchu, Australia's Outback, the Great Wall of China and some of America's most iconic destinations.
Adventures by Disney has been recognized by numerous travel organizations for its excellence in
family tourism. It was recently voted Top "Adventure" Tour Operator in the Travel Weekly 2015
Readers Choice Awards, and was previously named North America's Leading Tour Operator at
the 2014 World Travel Awards. Adventures by Disney was also named World's Leading Luxury
Tour Operator in the 2012, 2010 and 2009 World Travel Awards, and ranked No. 1 among Tour
Operators and Safari Outfitters for Families in 2011 by Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards.
Offering Disney-trained Adventure Guides on each trip, engaging activities, VIP experiences and
personal touches throughout, Adventures by Disney vacations are crafted to excite and delight
everyone. Visit AdventuresByDisney.com to learn more.