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Disney Wish First Look With Adventures by Disney River Cruises

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Who wants a first look at the new Disney Cruise ship the Disney Wish? 

The Disney Wish will not be launched until Summer 2022, but there is now a way that you can get a look at the new Disney Cruise ship much earlier than the launch. 

Adventures by Disney River Cruises

Adventures by Disney has just announced a lot of new itineraries for River Cruising for 2021. 

If you are sailing on any of the Adventures by Disney cruises which sail on the River Rhine in 2021 you can book an excursion which includes a visit to the Meyer Weerft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.


This is where the Disney Wish will be constructed. What an amazing opportunity to get a close-up look at the Disney Wish before it is launched.

This excursion will be at an additional cost and will include a hard hat tour guided by an Imagineer with an exclusive look at the new Disney Wish under construction.

Adventures by Disney River Cruises Itineraries


Adventures by Disney has rapidly expanded its choice of River Cruising itineraries since it first offered them in 2016. Initially, there was only one choice of River Cruise and that was on the River Danube.

The River cruises have proved to be very popular and Disney obviously sees this as an expanding market for family travel. Most of the Disney Cruises are suitable for children (often a minimum recommended age is given). However, there are also some adult-only departures.

Now there are 30 Adventures by Disney River Cruise sailings announced for 2021. Sailings are for these European Rivers:

  • Danube
  • Rhine
  • Rhone
  • Seine

Adventures by Disney Rhine Cruises

adventures by disney rhine cruise

The Rhine cruise is an 8-day/7 night cruise that sails through 4 European countries. 

The sailings are aboard the chartered AmaMora or AmaSiena. Disney doesn’t (yet) have it’s own river cruising boats, but charters them from the prestigious Ama Waterways Line.

The departures for the sailings are late May through August 2021. There are also departures in 2020, but these do not include the Disney Wish excursion opportunity.

  • Day 1 Basel, Switzerland
  • Day 2 Breisach, Germany
  • Day 3 Strasbourg, France
  • Day 4 Mannheim, Germany
  • Day 5 Rudesheim, Germany
  • Day 6 Cologne, Germany
  • Day 7 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Day 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Adult exclusive sailings are:

adventures by disney adult only

Departures in 2020 are 5/17/20,  9/6/20, 9/20/2020, 10/4/20.

Departures in 2021 are 5/27/21, 9/30/21 and 10/14/21

Family departures are:

Departures in 2020 are  6/14/20, 6/28/20, 7/12/20, 7/26/20, 8/9/20

Departures in 2021 are 6/10/21, 6/17/21, 7/1/21, 7/8/21, 7/15/21, 7/22/21, 7/29/21 and 8/5/21

Highlights of the Rhine Cruise include:

  • Medieval Wine Caves in Historique Des Hospices
  • Heidelberg Castle Tour
  • Rudesheim Gondola Ride
  • Amsterdam Canal Cruise
  • Rhine Gorge Castle Cruise
  • Porsche Museum and Mercedes-Benz Museums
  • Adolf Storzel Wine Tasting
  • French Macaron Making Class

All Adventures by Disney River Cruises have 2 Adventure Guides who are experts on the regions that you visit. Your trip includes transportation (not flights), transfers, food, drinks including some alcohol, and snacks. 

Will you be booking an Adventures by Disney River Cruise? Early booking rates start at $4,889 for adults.

Amsterdam Escape with Adventures by Disney

adventures by disney river cruise

If you are sailing on the Rhine cruise you can also add on an additional experience when you arrive at your destination in Amsterdam. This Amsterdam Escape allows you to explore this beautiful city with all the advantages of an Adventures by Disney vacation.

If you choose to add this experience you will stay in the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. The add on includes 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, and 1 Dinner.

Highlights include”

  • A Van Gogh Painting Workshop
  • Amsterdam Foodie Tour
  • Painting Tile Workshop
  • Kinderkijk Windmills and Boat Cruise
  • Delft Earthenware Factory Tour

Rates start at $1,749 for adults and $1,659 for children

All Images are from Adventures by Disney.

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