Mary Funkhouser

Journeys That Fit

AmaMagna Danube Cruise PC-38820

Sep 17, 2023 to Sep 24, 2023
Danube River
Come explore through sights, sounds, tastes, and most importantly, experiences on the 

magna on the danube
September 17 - 24, 2023
 
as we indulge our senses from
Budapest, Hungary to Vilshofen, Germany
floating through FOUR countries
 
Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany
 
 
 
 


on ONE amazing floating boutique hotel...   The AmaMagna


 
 
Are you a Golfer ⛳️ this cruise has some world class opportunities for you detailed below!  
 
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and bonus...
Check out our not-to-be missed
pre and post land Extensions too!

Budapest including a countryside wine tasting tour 🍷,  Sept. 15 - 17
Munich including Oktoberfest  🍻🍻, Sept. 24 - 26
 
CRUISE DETAILS
Journeys That Fit invites you to experience a wonderful 7 night cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Vilshofen, Germany via six additional enticing ports through what is called the Upper Danube.   Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna.   
 
Apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz are only a few of the delicious epicurean experiences offered.   Vienna, home to a treasure trove of Baroque splendors, including its grand Schönbrunn Palace, gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur; while Budapest and Bratislava offer a vibrant mix of east and west.  With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you'll be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagna to its fullest.    And we must mention another highlight...you only unpack once!     On this river cruise, you will enjoy an extensive line up of included tours.  Everyday you will have a choice of multiple excursions, such as city or area highlights tour, active adventures like hiking or biking tour, food tours and some scenic cruising!    Some days you'll have choices in the morning and in the afternoon.    No matter your preference, you get to design it to fit your personal preference, and your days will be full of discovery and wonder. 
 
Ready to start dreaming of all the wonderful days you will have in these countries, including some UNESCO world heritage sites, you can see the summary of excursion options listed below.  

LAND EXCURSION OVERVIEW (including the pre & post extensions)
 
Note: Luggage storage on ship prior to 4pm will be at the  Captain's discretion.

 

SHIP DETAILS - AmaMagna
Built in 2019, this 196 passenger ship with only 98 spacious staterooms, was imagined by AmaWaterways’ Co-Founder, Co-Owner and President Rudi Schreiner, the “Godfather of River Cruising."   The AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional European river ships and offers more personal space, more unique dining venues and more leisure opportunities, redefining the river cruise experience! Most accommodations are spacious suites measuring 355 to 710 sq. ft. with full balconies.  Both a sun-deck pool and whirlpool invite guests to refresh and enjoy the views. AmaMagna’s Zen Wellness Studio is an expansive space with a fitness center, two massage rooms and a refreshing juice bar.
 
Sounds wonderful, right?   
But don't take our word for it, take 6.5 mins and see her for yourself!
 

 
GASTRONOMY
Foodies will delight on the AmaMagna as it introduces two enticing new dining venues: Jimmy’s, a family-style restaurant named for AmaWaterways’ late Co-Owner Jimmy Murphy, and the Al Fresco Restaurant, with retractable windows and outdoor seating.   In addition, there is also the main restaurant and The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant — the only venue of its kind on the rivers.  There, guests are treated to a multi-course tasting menu.   Your evening at the Chef's Table will be a favorite memory while on-board the ship. Daily, each venue serves locally-sourced ingredients and beautifully plated by an expert chef.  And after just one bite, you’ll understand why AmaWaterways was inducted into the internationally renowned culinary society known as La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs!
 
 
INREDIBLE  INCLUSIONS 
  • Lodging
    • 7-nights luxury accommodation in the stateroom category of your choice ALL with full balconies
  • Food 
    • Early morning beverage service in suite including coffee, tea, juice, pastry, croissant and daily fruit bowl*
    • All gourmet meals onboard (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & coffee with cakes and sandwiches, and multi-course dinner)
    • Four on-board gourmet dining options with regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
      • Captain's Welcome & Farewell Receptions & Gala Dinners
      • "Sip & Sail" cocktail hours with hors d'oeuvres
  • Beverages
    • Bottle of Sparkling Wine at embarkation*
    • Premium all-day drink package
      • 24 hr unlimited, by the glass, premium liquors, beer, wine; such as aperitifs, champagne cocktails, liqueurs, long drinks, bitters, sparkling wine as well as regional wines.  This is an upgraded amenity from Journeys That Fit.  (excluded 'fancy' cocktails, martinis, French champagne or imported or vintage wines)
    • Sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
    • Gourmet coffees during all meals
    • Coffee (standard), tea, iced tea, daily infused water options, and soft drinks
    • Bottled water replenished daily in the stateroom
  • Land Experiences
    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Quietvox headsets 
  • On Board Experiences (offerings highlights)
    • Wellness program with engaging wellness classes and use of equipment, onboard cycles
    • Zen Wellness Center and Health Bar
    • Daily entertainment including live local cultural performances
    • Sundeck with heated pool & hot tub, walking track, and bar 
    • Complimentary laundry service*
    • Unlimited complimentary internet and wifi access (subject to internet availability in sailing location)
  • Terms
    • All port charges and payment processing fees and taxes
    • Smooth sailing traveling planning services fee
*Amenity for suites OS, GS, SB, SA only and subject to slight modification

 
EXCLUSIONS 
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation (some included if select Pre/Post land extensions)
  • Additional port excursions offered beyond extensive list above - optional
  • Pre & Post land extensions
  • Optional Crew Gratuities - recommended $182 p/person paid during cruise
  • Optional Tour Guide & Any Drivers Gratuities  - recommended 4€ p/p guides and 2€ p/p drivers
  • Travel Insurance

Europe-River-CruisesConcierge Golf Program - Optional  (Please note: Golf course visits replace other excursions on the same day for guests participating in this program.)

Imagine golfing at world-class courses in different countries all in one journey. Imagine not having to organize tee times, transportation, club cleaning and so on. Imagine having your favorite luxury hotel follow you wherever you go with everything you need for the perfect vacation. AmaWaterways has created a match made in heaven to enable you to do just that—luxury river cruising and golf.

With this seamless golfing experience, guests are transferred from ship to course and back by private luxury Mercedes. Once on the course, you need only golf and the day is yours to enjoy—your tee time, practice balls and golf cart are prepared in advance, and after your round, delight in a lunch at the course clubhouse. When it’s time to transfer back to the AmaMagna, your clubs will be cleaned and ready for the next course on your golf adventure.     See course details and pricing at this link.  

PRE & POST LAND EXTENSIONS - Optional, but fun!
 
PRE   Budapest - "Hidden Budapest" and Countryside Vineyards Tours*, Sept. 15 - 17
  • Hotel TBD - Marriott Budapest (or similar)
    • Guided Tour the "Hidden Treasures" of Budapest as we venture further past it's river banks and discover the fascinating sites lesser-known to the average tourist.  Explore Hungary’s Etyek wine region in half a day guided tour with wine tastings at each winery included. With round-trip transport, a meal, the opportunity to see Hungary’s countryside, and a chance to learn about and purchase (own expense) Etyek’s wines, it lets you enjoy your tastings stress free.  *Limited availability/private event

 

oktoberfest in munich, germany - oktoberfest stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images
 
 
 
POST   Munich,  Munich City Tour AND Oktoberfest!, Sept. 24 - 26 (custom POST designed for us)
  • Hotel TBD - Bayerischer Hof (or similar) 
  • PROST - it's Oktoberfest!   
    • We'll experience a city walking tour of Munich including beer and pretzel tasting at the Hofbrauhaus (Bavarian beer hall) during the height of it's expression for Munich!
    • A true bucket list experience, we'll have reserved tables at Oktoberfest!  Break out your  lederhosen!  
 
OR
 
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  • Hotel TBD - Marriott Prague (or similar)
    • Depart from the ship to Regensburg for a walking tour of one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities.   In Prague, you may tour the fabulous sights and sounds of Prague, a UNESCO world heritage site, or boost your energy with a hike to an enchanting castle.   
    • Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the word with a Czech beer tasting! (3 night itinerary only)
 
 
 

INCLUSIONS in Pre or Post (IF selected)

  • Accommodations at Ama's chosen hotel including all hotel taxes, and baggage handling
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Tour offered by AmaWaterways
  • Transfer between the ship and the hotel (for pre and/or post)
  • English speaking AmaWaterways guide
 
 
PAYMENTS - Early bird pricing expiration is October 17th.     You'll see the details in the pricing charts below.   

  • At Registration:
    • Deposit p/p per cabin category
  • Second Payment:   Due by March 1, 2023
  • Final Payment:        Due by May 1, 2023
  • Solo Travelers:        Registration subject to very limited availability
    • 170% of p/p Cruise price (200% of p/p price for GS & OS cabins)
    • 150% of pre/post tour price
  • Pre / Post Options:   
    • Pay deposit at registration to secure spot
    • Decide later  - Subject to availability 
      • NOTE:   Custom designed pre/post trips available too and payment due based on booking terms
  • Golf Program:
    • Pay at registration to secure spot
    • Decide later  - Subject to availability 
      • 4 rounds, add $2,399 p/p to cruise price
      • 5 rounds, add $2,899 p/p to cruise price (and must select the Prague package)
 
  See the Deck Plan here
 
CRUISE PRICING - Secure your discounts by Oct. 17, 2022!
 
PRE & POST PRICING  
  Deposit P/P Due P/P 3/1/2023 Due P/P 5/1/2023 Dual Occupancy P/P
Budapest Pre 2 Nights p/p*** 180 180 185 545
Munich Post 2 Nights p/p*** 400 400
410
1210
Prague Post 3 Nights p/p 300 300
300
900
Prague Post 2 Nights p/p 250
250
250
750
All prices per person based on double occupancy and include taxes, baggage handing at hotel, daily breakfast, tour per description above, ground transfer between ship and lodging, english speaking Ama guide.
*** Budapest includes welcome reception and Wine tasting tour. Munich includes 1 Day Oktoberfest Tickets/Table!! (Wine Tasting & Oktoberfest subject to availability based on registration date.)
 
CANCELATION POLICY
Payments are nonrefundable.  However, under Force Majeure, if the ship cannot sail, monies paid for the cruise portion only will be refunded. In the instance the sailing has already commenced, a pro rata refund will be provided.  Additionally, travel insurance will be offered and strongly recommended.  
  • #1 - Cancel for ANY Reason (CFAR)
    • Premium insurance that provides 75% reimbursement if you cancel for ANY non-covered reason or 100% if you cancel for a covered reason.    Plus, it provides pre-existing medical condition coverage.   
  • #2 - Cancel for a COVERED Reason
    • A standard insurance policy that will provide 100% reimbursement for a covered reason in the policy (of which there are many).   No pre-existing coverage.
  • #3 - Primarily medical evacuation with some travel inconvenience coverages
    • If reimbursement of expenses isn't a concern, then this type of policy provides the necessary medical coverage for evacuation, if needed.   Plus, it provide some other travel inconveniences coverages.  
 
REQUIREMENTS OF SAILING
COVID-19
To embark on any
AmaWaterways cruise, all guests will need to meet the following requirements:
  • Fully Vaccinated (see below) or
  • Negative Antigen or PCR Test 48 hours prior to embark or
  • Covid Recovery Letter not older than 60 days

AmaWaterways requires passengers coming on-board to comply with all current regulations for travel by each jurisdiction through which the vessel will cruise, including local destination requirements regarding types of vaccines, wait times for full vaccination status, and any booster requirements.  The criteria for being considered "fully vaccinated" may differ from country to country and can impact your travel.  Please refer to the Travel Entry Requirements section of AmaWaterways.com for the latest details.   Journeys That Fit will assist in understanding requirements for our sailing.   

LUGGAGE INSPECTION
For the safety of all passengers, by registering for this sailing, you acknowledge that your luggage and possessions are subject to security inspection at any and all times.    
 
LET'S CRUISE TOGETHER - JUST TAKES A FEW QUICK STEPS!
HOW TO REGISTER
Are you ready to discover the world and meet some FUN people along the way?  You'll be amazed by how quickly and effortlessly you connect with your fellow travelers as you cruise.  Registration is easy.  Just follow these steps, and we'll reserve your place of the exciting cruise!

Step 1:   View the cabin package options listed in the Available Packages section below for cabin size and pricing.  Click on the 'Book Now' button to review additional information without commitment.   (Note: cabins based on availability at time of booking and will be confirmed AFTER your selection is submitted)    
 
Step 2:   Consider the Pre and Post land and Golf Packages too.   Sign up at registration to secure your spot or you may register later subject to availability.

Step 3:  Indicate the number of travelers in your cabin (1 or 2), then select cabin category and enter each traveler's contact information.  

Step 4:  Review your selection and associated pricing, enter your credit card details, approve the terms, and electronically sign the credit card authorization form.  This is just an authorization and payment will be charged after the cabin category is confirmed and you are informed.    

AFTER REGISTRATION
We will email a questionnaire to collect additional needed information for this exciting sailing.   

QUESTIONS/ASSISTANCE

Please reach out to Mary Funkhouser at mary@journeysthatfit.com or 312-520-1986 with any questions.  

Available Packages

Suite OS, Upper Deck, Forward Cabin, 710 sq. ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $12,507.00
Deposit: $2,486.00

One of a kind!   You deserve this cabin - select it before it's gone!    A true boutique hotel suite experience.  

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Solo is 200%.

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

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Suite GS, Upper Deck, Forward Cabins, 474 sq. ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $10,032.00
Deposit: $2,036.00

Five of these beautiful cabins exist on the ship.   They truly have a boutique hotel feel.     
 

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Solo is 200%.   

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

 
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Suite SA, Upper Deck, Forward & Mid Cabins, 355 Sq. ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $6,982.00
Deposit: $1,481.00

Any cruisers know THIS is a spacious cabin, and all these cabins have double sinks and balconies too!     

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Initial allotment is 6 cabins, and then we'll need to assess availability.   Solo is 170%.

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

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Suite SB, Main Deck, Forward and Mid Cabins, 355 Sq. Ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $6,492.00
Deposit: $1,391.00

The SB also shines just like the SA, however you'll find this cabin on the main (middle) level of our three-story ship.  

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Solo is 170%.    Initial allotment is 3 cabins, and then we'll need to assess availability.  

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

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Stateroom AA, Upper Deck, Rear Cabins, 252 Sq. Ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $6,162.00
Deposit: $1,331.00

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Solo rate is 170%.  We didn't contract for these staterooms.   If you select an AA, we will confirm availability.    

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

 
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Stateroom AB, Main Deck, Rear Cabins, 252 sq. ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $5,997.00
Deposit: $1,301.00

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Solo rate is 170%.    We didn't contract for these staterooms.   If you select an AB, we will confirm availability.    

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

 
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Stateroom D, Lower Deck, Front Cabins, 205 sq. ft.
Available until October 17, 2022

Starting At: $4,767.00
Deposit: $1,076.00

This cabin does NOT have a balcony.  It's a fixed window just above the water level.   If you aren't into the cabin space as much as you are into the experience, then perhaps this room is for you! 

'Starting At' will show the per person price for double occupancy, but will change to the solo rate if you select 1 person traveling.   Solo rate is 170%.    We didn't contract for these staterooms.   If you select a D, we will confirm availability.    

This rate increases on Oct. 18, 2022. 

 
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Extra Options

PRE Land Package - Budapest including Wine Tasting Tour; Sept. 15 - 17, 2 nights
Available until March 1, 2023

$545.00
Deposit: $180.00

Hotel - Budapest Marriott (or similar)

Rate shown is p/p based on double occupancy.  Solo rate is $818 and rate will be adjusted offline if this option is selected.  

Rate includes lodging & taxes, baggage handing at hotel, welcome reception, daily breakfast, tour per description above, ground transfer between lodging and ship, and english speaking Ama guide.     Additionally, a half day wine tasting tour is included too.  

M Club Lounge - Terrace DNB Budapest - selection Fitness & Health Club

POST Land Package Munich - Custom Including Oktoberfest, Sept. 24-26, 2 nights
Available until October 18, 2022

$1,210.00
Deposit: $400.00

Custom package only for our group.   Includes OKTOBERFEST Tickets - not to be missed!  Initial room allotment available until Aug. 21, 2022. 
 
Hotel is Bayerischer Hof (or similar)
 

Rate shown is p/p based on double occupancy.  Solo rate is $1815 and rate will be adjusted after this initial registration.  

Rate includes lodging & taxes, baggage handing at hotel, daily breakfast, tour per description above, ground transfer between ship and lodging, english speaking Ama guide. 

 
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POST Land Package - Prague - 3 nights, Sept 24- 27
Available until March 1, 2023

$900.00
Deposit: $300.00

Hotel:  Marriott Prague (or similar)
 
Rate shown is p/p based on double occupancy.  Solo rate is $1350 and rate will be adjusted offline if this option is selected.  
 
Rate includes lodging & taxes, baggage handing at hotel, daily breakfast, tour per description above, ground transfer between ship and lodging, english speaking Ama guide.
 
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POST Land Package - Prague 2 night, Sept 24 - 26
Available until March 1, 2023

$750.00
Deposit: $250.00

Hotel:  Marriott Prague (or similar)
 
Rate shown is p/p based on double occupancy.  Solo rate is $1125 and rate will be adjusted offline if this option is selected.  
 
Rate includes lodging & taxes, baggage handing at hotel, daily breakfast, tour per description above, ground transfer between ship and lodging, english speaking Ama guide.
 
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Golf Package - 4 Rounds (or 5 Rounds), p/golfer price
Available until March 1, 2023

$2,399.00
Deposit: $200.00

With this seamless golfing experience, guests are transferred from ship to course and back by private luxury Mercedes. Once on the course, you need only golf and enjoy—your tee time, practice balls and golf cart are prepared in advance, and after your round enjoy lunch in the course clubhouse. When it’s time to transfer back to the AmaMagna, your clubs will be cleaned and ready for the next course on your golf adventure.
 
Select now to secure spot or later is based on availability.  
 
IF INTERESTED IN THE 5 ROUNDS, select the Prague post tour AND this Golf option.  However, 5 rounds costs $2,899 p/p and will be adjusted AFTER registation.