Imagine learning archery at a historic castle, walking across towers above the treetops in the Austrian Alps, and biking through an Abbey that is over 800 years old. These adventures and more await you and your family on the new Adventures by Disney® family river cruise.

Beginning in summer 2016, Guests will sail the historic Danube River in Europe for 8 days and 7 nights, embarking on fabulous adventures in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary aboard the AmaViola, a new ship designed and customized with families in mind by AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising.

Before you board the AmaViola, you can choose from a variety of all-inclusive excursions and activities. To make planning even easier, you only have to make decisions two days in advance, allowing incredible flexibility. When you board the ship, an Adventure Guide sits with you to look over your itinerary and make sure that each excursion and activity is a perfect fit for you and your family.

The ship sails mostly at night to provide Guests with maximum time to take in the sights, sounds and history of Europe during the day. On your river journey, you will cruise through Passau, Germany, tasting delicious German fare and learning to make traditional marzipan, visit the picturesque town that served as the backdrop of the classic film The Sound of Music in Austria, experience medieval activities in a true medieval castle in Slovakia, and so much more.

Of course the fun doesn’t stop once you’re back on the ship. While onboard, enjoy great dining, Disney films, guest entertainers, storytellers and fun family activities like pretzel making in the kitchen at The Chef’s Table restaurant. You can also take time to relax on the sun deck or in the heated pool (with whirlpool and “swim up” bar) while enjoying live music nightly.

Take advantage of your Disney Visa® Credit Cardmember perk and get special vacation financing on select Disney vacation packages purchased with your Disney Visa Card, then pack your bags and get ready for adventure.1 Five sailings are available summer 2016, and two holiday cruises will set sail in December 2016. Visit AdventuresbyDisney.com/Rivercruise to see full itineraries and for more information.