Adventures By Disney Danube River Cruise – Day 1

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Our first night on the ship, AmaViola for the Adventures By Disney Danube River Cruise. Thanks to Adventures by Disney for Sponsoring our trip so we could feature this amazing European River Cruise.

We flew into Budapest, Hungary the night before and stayed in a Hotel so we could adjust to the time change and get on the ship as early as possible.

The next morning, we met up with the ship, the AmaViola which is owned by Ama Waterways. It was docked just a couple blocks from our Hotel and was really easy to find.

We got to the ship early, so we had a chance to relax in the lounge and tour the ship while our rooms were being prepared. 

Since we were in Budapest, Adventures by Disney brought onboard some traditional Hungarian dancers for a really fun performance before dinner.

We also had an introductory meeting where we learned all about what we would be doing this week and got to meet the Adventures By Disney staff and crew of the ship.

After that, the captain took the ship out for a short voyage along the Budapest waterfront so we could take in all the amazing sights and lights. This is an experience we will never forget.

It was only the first night (out of 7) and such a great start to a week that turned out to be simply amazing in every way.

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  • That sounds like such an amazing adventure. I would LOVE to do this river cruise someday.

  • This sounds like such an amazing trip. I love how Disney always adds a little magic to everything.

  • I am sure the Budapest waterfront was a spectacular site. What an amazing cruise for your family! Sounds like Disney didn’t miss a beat with this trip!

  • This sounds like a blast! I’m all about doing things that involve Disney, so I know I’d love this. I’ve always wanted to do a cruise.

  • This river cruise sounds amazing! I hope you share some pictures soon, I would love to see what the river cruise and ship look like

  • Oh goodness. I think you are the most extensively traveled family I have ever seen. It must be so thrilling to be on that cruise and be on the famous Danube river. I wish I could do as you do and see the world! Wishing you more fun and yes, more travels!

  • Oh my a river cruise sounds wonderful! I love that they put on entertainment for you like Hungarian dancers and can i just say how impressed I am by your following. Incredible, how long have you been blogging for? x

  • This looks like such a lovely time. I enjoy seeing the culture you experience as you travel around. This Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise looks like a great day one experience, cannot wait to see what’s in store for the other days!

  • I have heard so many amazing things about Disney cruises. Thinking it will just have to be our next vacation that we take.

  • That’s pretty awesome! I’d love to experience this some time soon! I’m a little in love with Disney and I try to visit all of their locations and try out their cruises! I’m sure Madison’s going to love this one too!

  • What a wonderful cruise by Disney! How fortunate that your family could experience the magic together. One day I would love to take a river cruise adventure and bring the whole family.

  • I didn’t know you could do that! Seemed to me only my US friends could enjoy Disney and we Europeans had Euro Disney but I am happy to learn about this boat trip!

  • This sounds great and it’s perfect for the family for sure! I think it would be lovely to experience if you’re ever in the area. A river cruise is always a great idea!

  • Wow I would love to do this with my family! This sounds like an incredible experience!

  • I had no idea that there were so many facets to Disney! What a fun adventure your family got to enjoy together.

  • Budapest is high on our list of travel destination wanna’s. 😉 We have been close several times, but so far haven’t made it in (yet). Time always deters us.

  • Wow… your trip sound amazing. I always wanted to go on a Disney Cruise and your post really makes me want to go asap. Thanks for sharing.

  • I have been on Disney Cruises before but I have never been on the Disney Danube River Cruise. That must be so exciting! You and your family have so much fun. I love reading all about your travels and reviews of the places you stayed in.

  • Wow! Disney cruise is also a dream for me. I love that you had already experienced it. I hope I can be able to explore and experience this cruise as well. Indeed a memorable experience.

  • What an amazing journey, My family is from Budapest been there at 16 .
    I want to go back and visit ,Take my adult girls never thought to get sponsored to go .
    What a fantastic idea!!!!
    My parents excapt 1956 came to America. I’m first generation American / Hungarian thank you for sharing

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