Danube River Cruise
2025

About The River Cruise

8 Days - July 31 - August 7th 2025

Your host, Joanie Madden, invites you to join her and an astonishing array of the best Irish entertainers on the planet for a fun-filled week of Irish Music, Song, Dancing & Craic. Joanie’s past 12 cruises have been legendary… For 2025 we are doing an additional cruise: A river cruise down the Danube! Starting in Budapest, traveling west along the border between Hungary and Slovakia, stopping in several cities along the Danube in Austria, including Vienna, and ending in Passau, in South-East Germany. The Danube holds years of history and culture in the Imperial cities as well as the UNESCO protected Austrian Wachau Valley — blanketed with rolling hills, flourishing vineyards and picturesque villages. Don’t miss out!

Artist Lineup

Joanie Madden
Cherish the Ladies
Mary Coogan
Bruce Foley
Mirella Murray
Kathleen Boyle
Nollaig Casey
Kate Purcell
Don Stiffe
Gabriel Donohue
& The Amadeus Duo

About Amadeus River Cruises

The ships of the AMADEUS fleet have defined the art of river cruising for decades, and their cruises are designed for you to take in the best of the countries and regions they sail through with experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guides. As a traditional family company with over 40 years of river cruise experience, they are proud to offer authentic, culturally engaging cruises and programs by tapping into decades of destination knowledge, introducing guests to the hidden gems of Europe and to the privileged comforts of river cruising.

About the Danube River

The Danube (known by various names in other languages) is the second-longest river in Europe, after the Volga in Russia. It flows through Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest south into the Black Sea. A large and historically important river, it was once a frontier of the Roman Empire. In the 21st century, it connects ten European countries, running through their territories or marking a border.

Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, etc. Among the many cities on the river are four national capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, and Belgrade. Since ancient times, it has been a traditional trade route in Europe.

Included In The Price

Suites & Staterooms

Gourmet Dining

An Array of Amenities

Voyage of Discovery

About the Amadeus Imperial

Imperial grandeur meets contemporary design: Built in 2020, The Amadeus Imperial offers both exciting, novel experiences, as well as our much-loved signature venues. 

Step aboard into a newly-designed atrium where natural light abounds, highlighting an impressive staircase of glass and marble that invites you to explore. With 72 deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS suites, there is room to tailor your accommodations, whether you prefer double or twin bed, panoramic windows or a walk-out balcony. Experience the state-of-the-art fitness center or ascend to the expansive sun decks to study the passing landscapes along the Danube. Snuggle up in the Cafe Vienna for a quiet afternoon coffee. The AMADEUS Imperial moves through all the seasons, leaving you dreaming of your next river adventure.

Pricing by Room Type

Amadeus Suite : $4,963 per person

AMADEUS Suite (284.2ft²) with walk-out exterior balcony: Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

A-1 Cabin : $4,394 per person

A-1 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window:
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

B-1 Cabin : $3,987 per person

B-1 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window:
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

B-4 Cabin : $3,607 per person

B-4 Cabin (188.4ft²) with drop-down panoramic window:
Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

C-1 Cabin : $3,132 per person

C-1 Cabin (172.2ft²) with panoramic window:
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

C-4 Cabin : $2,737 per person

C-4 Cabin (172.2ft²) with panoramic window:
Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Cancellation Penalties

All cruise lines and third-party travel providers assess penalties for cancellations. Penalty amounts vary by travel provider, date of cancellation, length of trip, destination, and many reduced fares today require a non-refundable deposit at time of booking. For the most up-to-date cancellation policies, please refer to the cruise line’s website.

*Cancellation Fee for the 3rd and 4th Guest will follow the schedule outlined above.

Optional Excursions - Details coming soon

Please download the PDF to learn about optional Excursions