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DANUBE RIVER CRUISE with JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ

SOLD OUT
June 5 - 15, 2017

 

This European River & Music cruise provides the pace and opportunity to refresh both body and mind, while discovering fascinating destinations perhaps not visited before. As the exclusive North American partner for this premium river cruise we invite you to be part of an unforgettable cultural experience.

With capacity for only 180 passengers, http://www.riverscanner.com/ship-anesha the recently commissioned, luxurious 5-star M/S Anesha is the perfect size to provide an enviable level of intimacy for our party, affording privileged access to world- class artists Juan Diego Florez, Edita Gruberova & Michael Schade who will crown this concert tour with unique performances in Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, while the Janoska and Vienna Philharmonic Ensembles will delight throughout with musical recitals on board.

Stops and visits to include - Dürnstein - Vienna - Budapest - Mohacs - Belgrade - Bratislava - Melk

 

Highlights:

  • Solo recital by Juan Diego Flórez in Vienna
  • A duet recital with Edita Gruberova & Michael Schade in Budapest
  • Solo recital with Edita Gruberova in Bratislava
  • Janoska Ensemble performs a chamber music concert on board
  • Meet & Greet with the artists and autographs sessions
  • Vienna Philharmonic Ensemble up-close at chamber concerts aboard our ship
  • Cruise spans five countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, and Serbia
  • Six excursions to European cities (German/English guides)
  • Transfers to Passau from Munich or Salzburg (airports only)
  • Three (3) performaces at amazing venues: ​
    • Mozart Hall at Vienna Konzerthaus
    • The Liszt Academy Budapest
    • Historic Opera Bratislava

For clarity, passengers cabin categories will correlate to the ticket and performance seating assignments.

ITINERARY

Monday June 5, 2017 - Passau

(The cruise starts and ends in Passau, Germany). Embarkation at 3:30pm.

Passau, Germany’s charming gateway to the Southeast, combines the beauty of a uniquely strategic location at the juncture of three rivers with nearly two thousand years of recorded history. Its major sites include St. Stephen‘s Cathedral with the largest cathedral organ in the world, the historic city centre with the bishop’s residence and Veste Oberhaus.

From the ship you can conveniently enjoy unforgettable views of Passau!

Tuesday June 6, 2017 - Dürnstein

Arrive at 7:00 am – Depart at 1:00pm

The Wachau is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Lower Austria. Since 2000, it has, together with the Melk and Göttweig abbeys and the old town of Krems, been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tour the picturesque small town of Dürnstein and its attractions and then sample the typical “Wachau whites“ at a wine tasting.

Music program: Afternoon onboard concert featuring one of the Vienna Philharmonic chamber ensembles. 

Tuesday June 6 & Wednesday June 7, 2017 - Vienna

Arrive at 6:00pm Tuesday – Depart Wednesday evening June 7

Vienna is on the program for this evening and next day. As we leave our dock we pass by “New Vienna“ with the United Nations and Danube Island and then explore Imperial Vienna at night: grand buildings such as the State Opera, the Burgtheater and the Votive Church will enchant while driving around the famous Ringstrasse.

On the second day in Vienna choose between Highlights of Arts & Culture or a Wine & Culinary Vienna program – so many possibilities to enjoy your day!

Music program: After dinner the transfer by coach to the Vienna Konzerthaus. The world famous tenor, Juan Diego Flórez will give a recital with piano accompaniment in the Mozart Hall. 

Thursday June 8, 2017 - Budapest

Arrive at 9:00am – Depart Friday June 9 at 2:00am

A wonderful day and evening stretch out ahead in the beautiful Hungarian capital. Stroll along the Danube promenade, experience the Hungarian spa culture in the Gellért Hotel – Budapest is another major highlight of our journey and there is time to immerse yourself in the lifestyle of this city that straddles the Danube. Throughout the day a few excursion options will be offered. Hungary’s hospitality is legendary and its gastronomy is simply mouth watering. Egészségére – To your health!

Music program: After dinner, we transfer to the wonderful Liszt Music Academy, where we will experience a special evening with Edita Gruberova and Michael Schade

Friday June 9, 2017 - Mohacs

Arrive at 1:00pm – Depart at 6:00pm

Due to its location right on the Danube as a connecting axis from Budapest to Serbia and Croatia, Mohacs attracts many travellers. Pécs is one of the oldest towns in Hungary, where the many historical monuments give the place a Mediterranean atmosphere. Optionally, we can o er a visit to the beautiful town or a trip to the countryside, where the Hungarian horse herders show of their skills on horseback and you can enjoy regional specialties.

Music program: Morning onboard chamber ensemble concert with members of the Vienna Philharmonic. 

Saturday June 10, 2017 - Belgrad

Arrive at 7:30am Saturday – Depart Sunday June 11 at 1:00am

Belgrade, Serbia‘s capital, lies on the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers and is a city with a turbulent history. Enjoy the panoramic views over the city and surrounding area from the landmark of Belgrade; the Statue of the Victor, a falcon bearing a victory messenger set on a Doric column.  

Attractions in Belgrade include the country palace of Princess Ljubica in oriental Balkan style, the National Museum and National Theatre, the Federal Parliament on Terazije Square and the villa-suburbs of Topčider and Dedinje.  Another attraction is the Cathedral of Saint Sava, one of the largest Orthodox places of worship in the world. On a sightseeing tour you can see Belgrade highlights such as the Cathedral or the National Theatre, under whose roof three art ensembles are united – opera, drama and ballet. 

Sunday June 11, 2017 - Day on the river

This day is totally dedicated to relaxation on board and you can watch the riverside scenes unfold along the way.  Be assured that your vessel and its crew are completely dedicated to satisfy your personal wishes and comfort.

Music program: Pre dinner chamber ensemble concert with members of the Vienna Philharmonic. 

Monday June 12, 2017 - Tahitotfalu (docking)

Arrive at 3:00pm – Depart at 3:30pm

The stop provides the possibility of disembarking and taking a bus trip along the Danube Bend to Ezstergom. 

Monday June 12, 2017 - Esztergom

Arrive at 6:30pm – Depart at 7:30pm

Enjoy incredible views of the Danube Bend region and visit, among other sites, the Cathedral of Esztergom, the largest church in Hungary, which was the model for St. Peter‘s Basilica in Rome. 

Tuesday June 13, 2017 - Bratislava

Arrive at 8:30am – Depart at 5:00pm

Acquaint yourself with the capital of the young Slovak Republic, which has evolved in recent decades into a major industrial and port city. Well worth seeing are the presidential Grassalkovich Palace and the seat of government, the former archbishop‘s summer palace and the Gothic St. Martin‘s Cathedral, which has for a long time been the coronation church of Hungarian kings.  In the morning you explore the delightful old town of Bratislava by mini-train.  Whether a museum visit, an exhibition or church visit – this European capital offers an interesting program.

Music program: After lunch the acclaimed soprano Edita Gruberova will give a concert in her hometown at the historic Opera House. 

Wednesday June 14, 2017 - Melk

Arrive at 11:00am – Depart at 3:00pm

The Lower Austrian municipality of Melk is on the right bank of the Danube and sections of the city, such as the Abbey of Melk, form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau.   A visit to the Melk Abbey is a must, presenting the history and the present-day of the monastery while in the Abbey Park with the Baroque pavilion, you will have time to relax and enjoy – with a musical surprise! 

Music program: Pre dinner chamber ensemble concert with members of the Vienna Philharmonic. 

Thursday June 15, 2017 - Passau

Disembarkation – Arrival at port by approximately 9:00am 

 

CABIN RATES:

CLICK TO VIEW MS ANESHA DECK PLAN: http://www.riverscanner.com/deckplan.php?schiff=Anesha

Double Occupancy
Ship Deck Level & Location
Per Person $

Superior Cabin*
Orion Deck Level 3 & Saturn Deck Level 2
$10,950.00

Premium*
Saturn Deck Level 2 
$10,400.00

Standard
Neptun Deck Level 1
SOLD OUT

Single Occupancy
Ship Deck Level & Location
Per Person $

Premium*
Saturn Deck Level 2 
SOLD OUT

Standard
Neptun Deck Level 1
$13,750.00

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO November 28, 2016

*Concert tickets: Passengers cabin categories will correlate to the ticket and performance seating assignments.

JUNE 2 - 5, 2017  Pre-tour Extension in Munich - pricing to come

 

 

PAYMENT

$2,350 deposit due with reservation. $1,500 is non refundable to cover advance commitments. Balance due by February 1, 2017.

Please note: airfares are not included.  Private car service outside of the inclusive airport transfers may be arranged at additional cost. 

INSURANCE

Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended to mitigate financial loss in the event that the need arises due to unforeseen circumstances. Act 1 Tours can arrange this coverage on your behalf and policies exist to cover pre-existing medical conditions if arranged within 15 days of first deposit payment.

 

MS ANESHA

The new Scylla AG flagship offers a tasteful and high-quality ambience in luxurious style. Let yourself be pampered with culinary highlights from sea chefs in our spacious restaurant. The cabins, mostly with French Balconies are lacking in nothing short of every convenience.

  • Elegant spaces on 4 passenger decks
  • Stylishly furnished panorama lounge with bar
  • Panorama Restaurant "Four Seasons“ (single sitting)
  • Elegant stern bar with outdoor terrace
  • Atrium lobby with reception
  • Small boutique and excursions help desk
  • Lift
  • Internet corner station
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Small gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Laundry service
  • Large sun deck with plunge pool, sun loungers, seating areas
  • Shaded area and terrace at the fr ont as well as bar ser vice
  • Small observation deck at the bow
  • Wi-Fi (surcharge), disruptions/ faults can occur

Your Comfort Cabin:

All cabins are outside facing and furnished luxuriously. Standard and Premium Cabins will range around 17 m2 (with Superior cabins at approx. 18.5 m2). All cabins on the Orion and Saturn deck have French balconies while Neptune deck with smaller windows (they cannot be opened). Every room has beds that can be optionally set up as double or single beds. Shower/WC, satellite TV with flat screen, radio, telephone, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi (surcharge), Nespresso coffee machine and individually regulated air conditioning. Voltage 230 V AC.

Services and Amenities, Included:

  • Cruise in the chosen cabin category
  • Embarkation and disembarkation charges, port taxes and lock fees
  • Full board (starting with dinner on the first day, ending with breakfast on the last day):
  • Breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee/tea, European fine dining.
  • Welcome cocktail
  • On-board events like folklore/musical performances
  • Use of the board facilities such as a sauna and sun loungers
  • Satellite TV in every cabin (reception dependent on cruising area)
  • Sightseeing & Excursion tours coordinated by the team of Phoenix Cruises

Upgrade Services On Board:

  • Upgrade to fine dining with culinary highlights“ in ship’s restaurant available
  • Selected upgrades in table wines and champagnes for lunch and dinner
  • House Champagne included (upgrades available)
  • Water in the cabin

Not included: Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry service, internet, gratuities (not mandatory). Any extra remuneration however, is welcomed and internationally customary. Medical treatments, trip insurance, booking and flight fees. 

 

Technical Information:

  • Vessel Length: 135 m, Width: 11.40 m
  • Depth: 1.60 m
  • Ship Company: Phoenix Cruises, Operator; Scylla AG, Basel; sea chefs, Flag: Swiss
  • Passenger Capacity: 180 (includes cabin space allotted for performers)
  • Crew/Staff: 40
  • Ship Deck Levels: 4