15 Day Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

APT River Cruise starting in Amsterdam and finishing in Budapest

Read 43 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest. On APT's 15 Day Magnificent Europe cruise, glide from Amsterdam through five countries to Budapest. Stop to take in the iconic attractions and charming secrets of Europe's...read more
Overview
Operator: APT
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Amsterdam to Budapest
Tour Code: EUMC15
Visits: Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary
Our Price From:
$ 6,751
Per Person ($AU)
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$ 4,698
Per Person ($AU)
Day By Day
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Arrive Amsterdam, Embark Ship
Be met on arrival and transferred to your river ship, docked in the heart of Amsterdam. After dinner, a free evening gives you the chance to step ashore and explore the canal-crossed streets at your leisure. Stay 14 Nights: A Concerto River Ship (D)
2
Amsterdam
Personalise your time in Amsterdam today with a choice of experiences. In the evening, gather on board for a Gala Welcome Dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps admire Amsterdam's canals from a glass-top boat. Or visit Zaanse Schans, a lovely village famous for its traditional Dutch houses, windmills and specialty produce. Otherwise, stay on board your ship while a local baker conducts a stroopwafel demonstration. Alternatively, on select spring departures, visit Keukenhof Gardens.
3
Cologne, Bonn, Andernach
Enter Germany and cruise into Cologne, a city centred around the twin spires of its famous cathedral. Here, your day takes one of two paths on your chosen activity. Later, rejoin your ship in Bonn and cruise to Andernach where a special experience awaits. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Cologne, take a tour through the historic city centre and sample local beers and snacks. Alternatively, embark on a bike ride to see City Hall and the remains from Roman times and the Middle Ages.
Signature Experiences:
  • In Andernach, you are treated to an exclusive visit to Namedy Castle. This 14th-century residence is home to Princess Heide von Hohenzollern who has opened the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy some free time to wander about the castle’s rooms, hidden nooks and grounds, then savour dinner in the ballroom, accompanied by a classical piano recital.
4
Rüdesheim
Approach the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River today, where crumbling ruins cling to rocky cliffs and rolling hillsides are marked with perfectly planted vineyards. Your ship later docks at the town of Rüdesheim. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • In Rüdesheim, tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Alternatively, board a scenic gondola for exceptional views over the Rhine Valley, or perhaps sample wines from the region during an onboard tasting.
5
Miltenberg
Witness the skilful art of glass-blowing on board as you cruise towards the pretty Franconian town of Miltenberg this morning. After the day’s activity, return to your ship for a delicious dinner. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps enjoy a visit to a local winery, where you will enjoy learning about Rhine Valley wines, as well as sampling the region's delicious produce during a wine and cheese tasting. Alternatively, acquaint yourself with the German language during an interactive lesson on board your ship. Otherwise, hike through a picturesque forested area with views of the Franconian vineyards.
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Würzburg
Seize the day with your preferred sightseeing activity. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • The immense architectural beauty of Würzburg is on show today as you walk to the Würzburg Residence, an 18th-century palace that once belonged to the Prince-Bishops of Würzburg. Inside, marvel at intricate tapestries, gilded stucco work and ceiling frescoes by Tiepolo. If you prefer, take a journey along the Romantic Road to the marvellous medieval town of Rothenburg where you’ll stop for a tour. Otherwise, visit a family-owned farm, where you'll tour the property before sitting down to morning tea as you learn about local farming life.
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Bamberg
This morning your ship will arrive in World Heritage-listed Bamberg, one of the few German cities that wasn’t destroyed during World War II. Here, you will explore the Old Town with a guide to discover a range of historic churches and buildings, including the town hall on the River Regnitz. Following your tour, rejoin your ship to cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal. Having taken 32 years to construct, the canal links the North and Black seas and is recognised as a feat of modern engineering. (B/L/D)
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Nuremberg
Choose your sightseeing in Nuremberg. Back on board, sample some delicious freshly baked gingerbread while cruising the Main-Danube Canal. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • A historic tour takes you to a selection of World War II sites, such as the Reich Party Rally Grounds. Alternatively, walk in the footsteps of Swedish King Gustavus-Adolphus, with a hike through the Schwarzach Valley.
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Regensburg
Tailor your holiday with a selection of sightseeing choices today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • On a guided walking tour, see such sites as the iconic Old Town Hall and the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, learn the schuhplattler during a fun Bavarian dance lesson at a local beer haus. Another option is a gourmet walking tour. Gain an insight into the art of haute cuisine at the Michelin-starred restaurant Storstad, where you will enjoy a presentation and the chance to sample a variety of delights. Or perhaps hear an informative talk on board from a student of the University of Regensburg.
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Passau, Linz
Select from a diverse range of sightseeing options today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Disembark in Passau and travel to Salzburg, where a city tour takes you to several sights from Rogers and Hammerstein’s classic film, The Sound of Music. Alternatively, embark on a full-day journey to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic, renowned for its stunning 13th-century castle above the Vltava River, its old town square and quaint lanes teeming with ancient architecture. Both touring options will then conclude in Linz, where you will re-board your river ship. Otherwise, enjoy a walking tour of Passau, then cruise to Linz.
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Melk, Dürnstein
Cruise through the Wachau Valley wine region today. Disembark in Melk and select from a number of activities. Later, take the opportunity to roam -Dürnstein's cobblestone lanes at your leisure. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Join a guided tour of Melk Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites. Or join a local guide for a tour of the town. During autumn departures, perhaps participate in some vineyard work at a local winery as part of the wine harvest season. Another option is a guided bike ride along the banks of the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein.
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Vienna
Arrive in Vienna, home to an array of striking architecture as well as a rich classical music culture and vibrant cafes. Take in many of the city’s most important landmarks during a tour along the Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famous ring boulevard officially opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in 1865. You’ll also enjoy a guided walk to St Stephen’s Cathedral. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • Tonight, visit the family of Liechtenstein’s City Palace in the heart of Vienna. Attend an exclusive cocktail reception and a private concert featuring a full orchestra performing classical masterpieces by Mozart and Strauss, as well as an operatic recital. You will also be entertained by members of the Mozart Boys' Choir.
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Vienna
Personalise your time in Vienna with a choice of touring options today. (B/L/D)

Freedom of Choice:
  • Perhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. Wander through its lush, manicured gardens and marvel at sculptures representing deities and virtues. Alternatively, visit Slovakia's Bratislava, or perhaps enjoy a round of golf.
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Budapest
Enjoy a guided tour of Budapest. Back on board after dinner, see the city lights sparkle during a twilight cruise. (B/L/D)

Signature Experiences:
  • After your Budapest city tour, follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi) and embark on an imperial train journey. Enjoy a welcome reception at Budapest Station's Royal Waiting Room, then board your elegant steam train, which features carriages from the early 1900s. A traditional game lunch worthy of royalty is served, before disembarking for a guided tour of Gödöllő Palace, a favourite of Sisi. Operates on all departures between April and September.
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Disembark Ship, Depart Budapest
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
APT Inclusions
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Your Journey Highlights
  • Follow in the footsteps of Elisabeth of Bavaria, embark on an imperial train journey, then tour Gödöllő Palace.
  • Princess Heide von Hohenzollern will open the doors of her castle just for you. Enjoy dinner in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Attend a private classical concert featuring members of the Mozart's Boys Choir at the City Palace in Vienna.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • All-inclusive sightseeing in 15 destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in 10 locations
  • Expert APT Cruise Director
  • Butler, room service and complimentary laundry for select suites
Included Meals
  • A total of 41 included meals over the course of your tour
  • Beer, wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on your cruise
Trip Notes
  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include transfers, port charges, gratuities and sundries
  • The Grand Empress steam train operates on all departures between April and September only
  • Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur
  • *Complimentary beverages exclude French Champagne, premium spirits and selected wines - these are available at an additional charge
  • Prices are for cruise only. Flights not included
Reviews (43)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest with APT.
New Zealand
Oct 2018
6 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Amsterdam to Budapest, when the rivers are LOW”
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Booking With Global Journeys
We booked our APT Europe River Cruise with Global Journeys, we upgraded flights and had a few changes, nothing was a problem and communication was excellent. We planned to be overseas for two months and Global Journeys were able to schedule everything to suit. Recommended.

We arrived at the ship early in the day and the crew welcomed us and were happy to store our baggage until loading at 3pm. The welcome when we boarded was impressive as we were personally escorted to our room and advised of all the facilities. We were advised the first night that there were concerns about the river levels being at record low levels. This proved to be the case and the authorities would not allow the cruise ships to pass through sections of the Rhine or Danube. APT through their people on board kept us fully informed of the day to day situation, which was totally out of their control, and provided alternative transport and accommodation where necessary.

In our case we spent three nights in top class hotels. I do not think we missed a great deal on the river and probably visited as many castle/churches, towns as was expected. APT were excellent at all levels, accommodation, meals, staff and organising tours. All the staff were very professional with a sense of humour. I would rate this company very highly, thanks for looking after us all.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2018
1 Helpful Vote
“Fantastic river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest”
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Booking With Global Journeys
Great trip, met some really lovely people, very social trip. Food excellent - so much, definitely recommend this trip, nothing to do but be pampered. Thanks Global Journeys for a very smooth booking.
VIC, Australia
Aug 2018
2 Helpful Votes
“Trip of a lifetime”
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Booking With Global Journeys
We have just returned from our first river cruise with APT and it was amazing. From the time we booked with Global Journeys who looked after everything, to the time we came home we could not have imagined how fabulous and stress free the whole experience could be been. Madeline from Global Journeys had it all covered and helped create our trip of a lifetime. Amsterdam to Budapest was incredible, the scenery and spectacular towns we visited were just breathtaking. The signature experiences will be part of our memories forever. I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone. Thanks to APT, Global Journeys, Madeline for making our dreams a wonderful reality.
NSW, Australia
Aug 2018
1 Helpful Vote
2 Trips
“Stress free cruising through the heart of Europe ”
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Booking With Global Journeys
A wonderful relaxed way to see a little of beautiful Europe. Could not fault the ship or the staff - we were very pampered. We did have to change ships halfway through because of low water levels but this was managed with minimal disruption. Our tour director Rachel, was excellent but unfortunately after 6 days she fell and broke her shoulder, poor girl. But she was replaced next day by Stuart who was every bit as good. Everything ran like clockwork and the APT special highlights - Namedy Castle, the Majestic Imperator train and the Vienna concert in Palais Liechtenstein were stunning. Would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see a few highlights of Europe but is put off by crowds, congestion etc. This is the way to do it!
NSW, Australia
Jul 2018
5 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise”
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Booking With Global Journeys
We enjoyed every minute of our River Cruise, the weather perfect, the food amazing, the staff and crew on both ships outstanding, the tours and guides amazing, however the icing on the cake was the professionalism of the cruise director - nothing fazed him, a wonderful sense of humour which was put to the test with over 150 people on board to please - which he did amazingly well - well done Gunther. We would certainly recommend APT and this cruise to our friends.
APT
APT Reviews: (287)
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Budget: Luxury & Premium
Airport Transfers: Included
Types: Tours, River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Destinations: Worldwide
Deck Plans
Category B+
Panoramic Balcony
Category P+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Category T+
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Royal Suite
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Category C
Panoramic Balcony
Category P
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Category T
Panoramic & Outside Balcony
Category E
Twin Window
Category D
Twin Window
Ship Profile
Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Concerto River Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Category E & D Twin Window Suite
Category E & D Twin Window Suite  Category E & D Twin Window Suite Layout  

Category E & D (Twin Window Suite)

  • 160-170 sq ft (14.9-15.8 sqm)
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • In-room temperature control
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair
Prices & Dates
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28 Mar 2019
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29 Mar 2019
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26 Apr 2019
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256

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7,039

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27 Apr 2019
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256

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7,039

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10 May 2019
MS AmaVenita

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308

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8,287

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11 May 2019
MS AmaBella

8,595

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308

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8,287

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10 May 2019
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24 May 2019
MS AmaReina

9,595

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348

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9,247

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11 May 2019
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25 May 2019
MS AmaVerde

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342

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9,103

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24 May 2019
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07 Jun 2019
MS AmaVenita

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356

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25 May 2019
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08 Jun 2019
MS AmaBella

9,695

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352

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9,343

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07 Jun 2019
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21 Jun 2019
MS AmaReina

9,695

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352

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9,343

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08 Jun 2019
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22 Jun 2019
MS AmaVerde

9,495

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344

per person

9,151

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21 Jun 2019
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05 Jul 2019
MS AmaVenita

9,495

per person

344

per person

9,151

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22 Jun 2019
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06 Jul 2019
MS AmaBella

9,495

per person

344

per person

9,151

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Friday
05 Jul 2019
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19 Jul 2019
MS AmaReina

9,545

per person

346

per person

9,199

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Saturday
06 Jul 2019
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20 Jul 2019
MS AmaVerde

9,395

per person

340

per person

9,055

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Friday
19 Jul 2019
Friday
02 Aug 2019
MS AmaVenita

9,545

per person

346

per person

9,199

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Saturday
20 Jul 2019
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03 Aug 2019
MS AmaBella

9,395

per person

340

per person

9,055

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Friday
02 Aug 2019
Friday
16 Aug 2019
MS AmaReina

9,545

per person

346

per person

9,199

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Saturday
03 Aug 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019
MS AmaVerde

9,395

per person

340

per person

9,055

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Friday
16 Aug 2019
Friday
30 Aug 2019
MS AmaVenita

9,545

per person

346

per person

9,199

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Saturday
17 Aug 2019
Saturday
31 Aug 2019
MS AmaBella

9,395

per person

340

per person

9,055

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Friday
30 Aug 2019
Friday
13 Sep 2019
MS AmaReina

9,495

per person

344

per person

9,151

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Saturday
31 Aug 2019
Saturday
14 Sep 2019
MS AmaVerde

9,445

per person

342

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9,103

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Friday
13 Sep 2019
Friday
27 Sep 2019
MS AmaVenita

9,895

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360

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9,535

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Friday
27 Sep 2019
Friday
11 Oct 2019
MS AmaReina

9,795

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356

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9,439

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Saturday
28 Sep 2019
Saturday
12 Oct 2019
MS AmaVerde

9,695

per person

352

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9,343

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Thursday
10 Oct 2019
Thursday
24 Oct 2019
MS AmaVenita

8,895

per person

320

per person

8,575

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Friday
11 Oct 2019
Friday
25 Oct 2019
MS AmaBella & MS AmaVenita

8,795

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316

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8,479

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Saturday
12 Oct 2019
Saturday
26 Oct 2019
MS AmaBella

8,795

per person

316

per person

8,479

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Thursday
24 Oct 2019
Thursday
07 Nov 2019
MS AmaReina

7,395

per person

260

per person

7,135

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Friday
25 Oct 2019
Friday
08 Nov 2019
MS AmaReina & MS AmaVerde

7,795

per person

276

per person

7,519

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Saturday
26 Oct 2019
Saturday
09 Nov 2019
MS AmaVerde

7,795

per person

276

per person

7,519

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Thursday
07 Nov 2019
Thursday
21 Nov 2019
MS AmaVenita

7,095

per person

248

per person

6,847

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Friday
08 Nov 2019
Friday
22 Nov 2019
MS AmaVenita

7,095

per person

248

per person

6,847

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Friday
22 Nov 2019
Friday
06 Dec 2019
MS AmaVerde

7,395

per person

260

per person

7,135

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Saturday
23 Nov 2019
Saturday
07 Dec 2019
MS AmaVerde

7,395

per person

260

per person

7,135

per person

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Thursday
05 Dec 2019
Thursday
19 Dec 2019
MS AmaVenita

7,995

per person

284

per person

7,711

per person

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Friday
06 Dec 2019
Friday
20 Dec 2019
MS AmaVenita

7,995

per person

284

per person

7,711

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Friday
10 May 2019
Friday
24 May 2019
MS AmaReina

13,945

per person

4,698

solo traveller

9,247

solo traveller

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Saturday
11 May 2019
Saturday
25 May 2019
MS AmaVerde

13,695

per person

4,592

solo traveller

9,103

solo traveller

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Saturday
03 Aug 2019
Saturday
17 Aug 2019
MS AmaVerde

13,645

per person

4,590

solo traveller

9,055

solo traveller

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Pay no solo supplement on select itineraries, for all dates and cabins in 2018. Hurry, limited offer.
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Cabin Upgrades
Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
MS AmaVenita
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 2,600 - $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 2,800 - $ 3,800
Category T $ 2,900 - $ 3,900
Category T+ $ 3,000 - $ 4,100
Category P $ 3,200 - $ 4,300
Category P+ $ 3,600 - $ 4,700
Royal Suite $ 6,300 - $ 7,300
MS AmaVerde
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 2,600 - $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 2,800 - $ 3,800
Category T $ 2,900 - $ 3,900
Category T+ $ 3,000 - $ 4,100
Category P $ 3,200 - $ 4,300
Category P+ $ 3,600 - $ 4,700
Owners Suite $ 5,000 - $ 6,000
Owners Suite+ $ 7,000 - $ 8,000
MS AmaBella
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 2,600 - $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 2,800 - $ 3,800
Category T $ 2,900 - $ 3,900
Category T+ $ 3,000 - $ 4,100
Category P $ 3,200 - $ 4,300
Category P+ $ 3,600 - $ 4,700
Owners Suite $ 5,000 - $ 6,000
Owners Suite+ $ 7,000 - $ 8,000
MS AmaReina
Category E $ 0
Category D $ 400
Category C $ 2,600 - $ 3,300
Category B+ $ 2,800 - $ 3,800
Category T $ 2,900 - $ 3,900
Category T+ $ 3,000 - $ 4,100
Category P $ 3,200 - $ 4,300
Category P+ $ 3,600 - $ 4,700
Royal Suite $ 6,300 - $ 7,300

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Cruise Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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