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New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube

Passau →  Passau

7 Days

Treat yourself to a memorable year-end celebration with a special highlight: our New Year’s party on board. Budapest is one of the world’s best cities for celebrating New Year’s Eve!

Party with spectacular fireworks over the Danube. Dance into the night and greet the New Year amidst the spectacular scenery of the Budapest Parliament!


Your New Year’s cruise begins in Passau, a city located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. After embarking, the cruise director invites you to a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a lovingly prepared Welcome Dinner in the Panorama Restaurant. In the meantime, your ship travels towards Vienna.

Stay Passau
Departure at 6pm

The first stop of your wintery cruise is in the Austrian capital city, Vienna. Explore the magnificent buildings of the Danube metropolis during the course of an afternoon sightseeing tour and view the impressive sights of this former residence of the imperial Habsburg family. After this cultural experience, return to your ship, which will depart during the night and pass through Slovakia, arriving in Hungary the following day.

Stay Vienna
1pm - 7pm

At lunch time you arrive in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, also aptly known as the “Queen of the Danube”. During a city sightseeing tour you can admire the countless cultural treasures of this magical city, followed by an evening cruise through a festively illuminated Budapest, together with a Hungarian folklore show on board. Celebrate New Year on board in style while enjoying an excellent view of the spectacular fireworks from the sun deck!

Stay Budapest
Arrival at 12:00 noon

The morning of New Year’s Day is at your disposal, allowing you to enjoy it as you wish, for example by taking another stroll through the city and exploring it on your own. Alternatively, you may prefer to relax on board, enjoying the Panorama Bar and a relaxing walk around the sun deck. At lunch time, your ship leaves Budapest.

Stay Budapest
Departure 1pm

During the night, your AMADEUS ship arrived in the Slovakian capital city of Bratislava, where you will spend the remainder of the day. Get to know this impressive Danube city during the course of a sightseeing trip in a comfortable tour bus, which will take you to the famous castle hill and the picturesque old town. An elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner awaits you in the evening, and in the meantime, your floating premium hotel weighs anchor and returns to Austria.

Stay Bratislava
8am - 6pm

Spend the morning on board, enjoying the impressive views of the passing winter landscapes while your ship travels downriver into the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region of the Wachau. At midday you will reach Melk/Emmersdorf, where you have the opportunity of joining an excursion to Melk Abbey and Dürnstein. At the end of the excursion you will have the opportunity to sample some of the famous Wachau wines. Late afternoon return to your ship and begin the last stage of your cruise.

12:00 noon - 5.30pm

After a generous breakfast, you disembark and the entire AMADEUS crew wishes you a pleasant homeward journey and all the best for the coming year! We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Passau
Arrival 9.30am



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  • Large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks
    with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard 
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Excursion Packages

Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them - so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.

Cruise Highlights Unit Price A B
City tour of Vienna $ 43.00
City tour of Budapest $ 42.00
City tour of Bratislava $ 42.00
Excursion to the Wachau including Melk Abbey and wine tasting $ 70.00
Onboard Booking Price $ 127.00 $ 197.00
Prices for packages booked in advance $ 107.00 $ 167.00

Additional Services

Arrival & Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer.

Train station – Port $26
Airport Munich – Port $102