Great European Journey
Take a grand tour of Europe on this popular journey, featuring rides on legendary trains in Alpine settings and a five-night cruise along the Rhine River, as well as visits to Cologne's magnificent Gothic cathedral and Heidelberg's 13th-century castle.
- Insights from the West of Ireland
- Fabulous shots from Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter
- Visiting Mount Fuji, by way of rural Japan
- Saturday in Pamplona
M.S. Amadeus Princess
The elegance and romance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts music was inspiration in the meticulous crafting of the deluxe M.S. Amadeus Princess, which set new standards in design and technology and features the comforts of a floating five-star hotel.
This exclusively chartered ship offers 80 river-view, air-conditioned, stylishly appointed Staterooms (from 161 square feet) and Suites (up to 236 square feet), among the most spacious of any European river ship. Most accommodations feature a French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with iron railing). Each has two twin beds (convertible to one queen-size bed), a private bathroom with shower (Suites have bathtub with shower), individual climate control, satellite telephone and television, writing desk, safe and hair dryer.
Freshly prepared Continental meals featuring local ingredients are served in single, unassigned seatings in the delightfully scenic Panorama Restaurant and include early-risers coffee, buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea, four-course dinner, and late-evening snack. Live piano music is played during afternoon tea, and complimentary wine is served with dinner.
Public facilities are spacious and include the Panorama Bar, Lido Bar, Amadeus-Club with Internet station, library, beauty salon, and boutique. A fitness studio offers massage services and early morning exercise classes, and Sun Deck features an outdoor dipping pool, golf putting green, and walking track. Guests will also appreciate the complimentary Quietvox audio system available to all passengers for listening enhancement during shore excursions.
The English-speaking, international crew provides warm hospitality. The M.S. Amadeus Princess meets the highest safety standards and is one of the only European river ships to have been awarded the Green Globe Certification of environmental conservation. The ship is non-smoking except for designated outdoor areas.