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#1
Portland, Oregon
52 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Never been river cruising and would like to do the Danube next year. So many company's and itinaries that I thought I would ask here for any info to help me?
Would like to compare boats and prices of course! Thank you.
#2
Ohio
767 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
There is so much info on here that to get started you really need to spend some time reading posts on here. You need to contact all of the river companies that cruise the Danube and either look at their websites or request their brochures.

Once you have some specific questions, then ask. Your post is so open ended that until we have some more details - what is your age? activity level? do you like fully escorted / guided or are you more of a DIY? do you like art, architecture? are you a foodie? do you have mobility problems?

You need to help out with more details of what you are looking for.
#3
Westerville, Ohio
554 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
I agree with DubFan. The more research you do, the easier your decisions become. Pricing is available in their brochures and on the websites.
#4
FL
14,110 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Originally posted by YoungDubFan
There is so much info on here that to get started you really need to spend some time reading posts on here. You need to contact all of the river companies that cruise the Danube and either look at their websites or request their brochures.

Once you have some specific questions, then ask. Your post is so open ended that until we have some more details - what is your age? activity level? do you like fully escorted / guided or are you more of a DIY? do you like art, architecture? are you a foodie? do you have mobility problems?

You need to help out with more details of what you are looking for.
Ditto that. You need to read reviews, search this forum for this topic, which is constantly asked about, then narrow down your options.

If you need help with all of it, I suggest working with an agent who really knows river cruises.
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142 cruises since 1964, 14 on the river.

Our river cruising history:

Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016

Looking forward to:
Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
Le Lyral, The Adriatic, September 2017
Amadeus Silver II - Magic of Advent, December 2017
Oceania Marina, South Pacific, March 2018
AmaKristina, Christmas Markets, December 2018

#5
Louisiana
182 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
We are cruising AmaLyra's Legendary Danube next spring. We had a wonderful cruise from Brugge to Amsterdam 4 yrs ago on Tauck. A friend recommended AmaWaterways for our next river cruise. We're really looking forward to seeing this area of the world.
As others have pointed out, read the different forums/reviews here; send for brochures, cruise catalogs or CD's (Ama provides them).