New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube
7 Days
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New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube




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!

After a 5-course gala dinner, we inivite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and fireworks. 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 6:00pm

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 experience, return to your ship, which will depart during the night and pass through Slovakia, arriving in Hungary the following day.

Stay Vienna

1:00pm - 7:00pm


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!

Stay Budapest

Arrival at 12:00pm


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 at 1:00pm

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

8:00am - 6:00pm


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.

Stay Emmersdorf

12:00pm - 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

9:30am - 1:00pm

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

$150 per person Early Booking Discount

Book now and save $150 per person for all bookings made until 30 November 2024.

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Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard  
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

An Array of Amenities

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only $ 214 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

Package B | for only $ 284 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

Passau – Passau

Unit Price

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

$ 54

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

$ 57

Evening cruise with folklore show on board


"Dance into the New Year" - Party on board


Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

$ 68

AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region

$ 82

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

$ 72

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services


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:

Passau (Germany)

Train Station - Port $ 34

Airport Munich - Port Passau $ 153

Parking 7 days garage $ 107

7 days outdoor parking $ 85

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