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The Legendary River Cruise
Duration: 13 Oct 2015 - 20 Oct 2015
Location: Nuremberg to Budapest
Price: starting price $3,399 pp
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Create the Perfect Match

YOU: Are you a beer aficionado who enjoys touring breweries, talking beer with other beer enthusiasts and

Host, Bryan Carey of Great Beer Now.  Source: Bryan Carey

Host, Bryan Carey of Great Beer Now.
Source: Bryan Carey

enjoy a nice cold beer with your meals?

TRAVELING PARTNER: Does your traveling partner enjoy delicious pastries from around the world,  instagraming delicious treats to friends and family or partaking in piyo classes or spa treatments while vacationing?

If this sounds like you, then we have created the perfect match for you and your travel partner.

Abundant Journeys is pleased to invite you aboard AMA Waterway for a 

Pilsner & Pastries River Cruise

Host by Bryan Carey, a self- described beer evangelist who has been writing about beer and blogging about beer for more than 15 years. His material can be found throughout the internet, including in his nationally- followed beer blog, Great Beer Now. He currently lives in Houston with his wife and two girls. 

This cruise will sail for 8-days/7-nights from Nuremberg to Budapest with stops in several cities along the way. The pleasant part of an AMA Waterways cruise is the fact your excursions are included in addition to your beer, wine and soda with lunch and dinner. Host, Bryan Carey, will join the group on excursions as well as lead beer-themed discussions and other events during the cruise.

  • Tentative Itinerary

    We are working to include a couple brewery tours in addition to finalizing details of Bryan Carey’s open discussions and other potential events during the cruise.

    Pilsner & Pastries Cruise with Great Beer Now

    Legendary Danube River Cruise

    Day 1 EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG, GERMANY
    Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)
    Day 2 NUREMBERG – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
    You have two city tour options today. Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and see the medieval ramparts that surround the city as well as the Imperial Castle. You may also choose a “World War II tour” which takes you to the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available), and other important wartime sights. Later, the ship cruises to Regensburg. (B,L,D)
    Day 3 REGENSBURG
    This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. (B,L,D)
    Day 4 PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA
    After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube. You have your choice of two tours today, a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. Passau is a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will have a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship, now docked in Linz. After dinner, you may wish to take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)
    Day 5 MELK – VIENNA
    Early this morning, we cruise through the scenic and romantic Wachau Valley en route to Melk. Your guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites, located on a rocky outcropping overlooking the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the Wachau region. Arrive in Vienna after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own, or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)
    Day 6 VIENNA
    Savor Vienna’s Baroque elegance on a guided city tour that includes the world famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. The tour is followed by free time in the city center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the imperial Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors and a fine example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, the ship continues down the Danube en route to Hungary. (B,L,D)
    Day 7 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s glittering riverfront. (B,L,D)
    Day 8 BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION
    Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
  • Introduced in 2009, the AmaLyra quickly earned a “Best New River Cruise Ship” distinction. Striking contemporary artwork is a hallmark of this luxurious vessel. Marvel at ever-changing scenery from a reclining wooden lounge chair on the Sun Deck, not far from an inviting outdoor whirlpool. Relax in spacious accommodations that range in size from 170-255 sq. ft., most featuring French balconies. Additional stateroom amenities include complimentary Internet and Wi-Fi, and first-run Hollywood movies on an in-room “Infotainment System.”
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    Deck Plan - AmaLyra
    Stateroom

    CAT. B, Violin & Cello Deck French Balcony, 170 sq. ft. Source: AMA Waterways

    Stateroom

    Suite, Violin Deck French Balcony, 255 sq. ft. Source: AMA Waterways

  • Cruise Inclusions

    • ~7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom – most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
    • ~Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
    • ~”Limited Edition Tours”
    • ~State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
    • ~Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
    • ~Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
    • ~Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
    • ~Multiple dining venues
    • ~Unlimited red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
    • ~Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • ~Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
    • ~Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
    • ~Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
    • ~Services of professional Cruise Manager
    • ~All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
    • ~All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land & air package
    • ~All local taxes

    Additional Inclusions

    • ~tentative brewery tour
    • ~planned beer discussions with the Great Beer Now’s, Bryan Carey
  • Interested in joining Great Beer Now on this cruise? If so, click the Inquire button below to express your interest. We will announce to those who have expressed interest the opening date to deposit.

    What happens if you wait to decide? Well, the ship will sell out. Unlike mass market cruises, river cruises sell out FAR in advance. Click the Inquire button right this instant to express your interest in this cruise.

    CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM CRUISE
    ONLY
    E Piano Fixed Windows $3,399
    D Piano Fixed Windows $3,698
    C Violin & Cello French Balcony $4,198*
    B Violin & Cello French Balcony $4,398*
    A Violin French Balcony $4,498*
    A+ Violin French Balcony $5,498
    Suite Violin French Balcony $5,698

    Important:  Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 sailings are subject to change.

    Port Charges:  $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise:  50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

    Bedding:  Please 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).

    *Balcony Celebration promotional pricing applicable to select dates in balcony stateroom categories C-AA (excludes categories E, D, Single, A+, AA+ and Suites). Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, are limited to availability, are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice.

    Important Details

    Pricing: Based on double occupancy and subject to change until deposit paid.
    Initial Deposit:  A deposit of $400 per person is required to confirm a reservation. 

    Bedding Options:  Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).


    Airfare: Air is not included. However, we will provide flight booking options upon booking your cabin.

    Gratuities: Gratuities for the guides and onboard staff are not included.

    Cancellation Details

    More than 121 days prior to departure

    Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: $200 

    120-90 days prior to departure

    Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: $400

    89-60 days prior to departure

    Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 35% of cruise and/or land price

    Other charges: 35% of all charges

    59-30 days prior to departure

    Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 50% of cruise and/or land price

    Other charges: 50% of all charges

    29-7 days prior to departure

    Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 80% of cruise and/or land price

    Other charges: 80% of all charges

    6-0 days prior to departure

    Cruise & Land Cancellation Charge: 100% of cruise and/or land price

    Other charges: 100% of all charges

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  • ***Cruise is sold out***

    We are near finalization for this cruise. It will be ready for deposit in the very near future.

    However, we need to know your interest right now. Please click the Inquire button immediately to express your interest today. You will be notified when you will be able to place your $400 per person deposit. This pre-announcement gives you time to gather your funds for the trip. Any promotions available at the time of deposit will be noted in the pricing.

    The more interest we receive in this cruise, the better pricing we will be able to ultimately offer. Here is our tentative cruise payment schedule:

    • Initial deposit:             $400.00 per person deposit                            due upon booking
    • 2nd payment:               1/3 of gross balance                                       1/20/2015
    • 3rd payment:                1/3 of gross balance                                       4/20/2015
    • Final payment:            remaining balance                                          7/16/2015**