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Why We Love Cruising with APT

20th September 2016

Experiencing Europe with APT is really something else. Cruise along Europe’s grandest rivers in award-winning, all-inclusive luxury.

With APT, absolutely everything down to the last detail is taken care of, allowing you to lose yourself in the moment for a truly unforgettable experience among Europe’s hidden gems and well-known destinations.

Here are just some of the reasons we love cruising with APT.

Experience Europe with APT. Experience Europe with APT.

Wine Series Cruises

Love wine? APT offers themed wine series cruises in Europe that are dedicated to enjoying the flavours, knowledge and sights of this continent steeped in the rich traditions of wine-making.

Take in acclaimed wine regions along the Mosel, Rhine, Rhone, Danube and Seine Rivers. Step off to wander the picturesque vineyards, indulge in onboard wine tastings, and enjoy a special dinner in the Chef’s Table Restaurant hosted by one of APT’s dedicated Wine Ambassadors.

For 2017, APT has partnered with winemakers from Australia’s First Families of Wine to offer cruises with hosts who are among the nation’s leading multi-generational winemakers, including special guests from McWilliams Family Winemakers, Tyrrell’s Wines, Taylors Wines and Jim Barry Wines.

Award-winning river ships

Cruising with APT you’ll be at home on an award-winning river ship fleet touting utmost luxury, elegance and style. Enjoy the benefits of a five-star hotel on the water from the moment you step on board.

A Twin Balcony Suite on board AMA MS AmaCerto. A Twin Balcony Suite on board AMA MS AmaCerto.

APT’s Concerto River Ships are the grandest ships on Europe’s waterways, offering a wealth of exclusive facilities and suites and representing a revolution in river ship design. They are the only ships in Europe with Twin Balcony Suites that feature both a Panoramic Balcony and a large Outside Balcony.

All-inclusive Convenience

On your all-inclusive journey, absolutely everything is taken care of, making it easy to relax without having to worry about budgeting for more or worrying about what little extras may pop up here and there along the way.

The all-inclusive luxury extends to every meal. The all-inclusive luxury extends to every meal.

All onboard meals and beverages are included, from degustation-style dinners and casual lunches to delicious breakfast buffets and more.

In select suites on your state-of-the-art luxury river ship, you can also enjoy the added benefits of a butler, room service and complimentary laundry services for extra convenience and comfort.
All over the ship, make the most of Wi-Fi to stay connected with family and friends – when you’re not busy riding the onboard bicycles and taking part in the included onshore excursions and experiences.

Tipping and port charges are also taken care of, so you can trust there are no hidden extras. Add to that the included airport transfers, and the peace of mind begins the minute your plane lands on the runway.

Royal Signature Experiences

What makes an APT river cruise truly special are the unique inclusions and exclusive experiences. Included on select APT Collection river cruises are Royal Signature Experiences, with a focus on encounters that are luxurious, decadent and exquisitely grand.

In Vienna this involves a cocktail reception and private classical music concert at Vienna’s High Baroque-style City Palace, featuring members of the acclaimed Mozart Boys’ Choir. In Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or near Lyon, in France, sit down to an unforgettable meal at L’abbaye de Collonges prepared at the hands of Michelin-starred chef Paul Bocuse.

Enjoy local experiences in and around Prague and beyond. Enjoy local experiences in and around Prague and beyond.

Another Royal Signature Experience involves a day trip between Passau and Linz aboard the luxurious Majestic Imperator train, and as an APT guest, you are also invited to dine with royalty at Namedy Castle, the home of Princess Heide von Hohenzollern on the banks of the Rhine.

Freedom of Choice Program

APT’s Freedom of Choice inclusions, such as local activities and dining options, and exclusive Signature Invitations sightseeing opportunities will also enhance your Europe river cruise as part of the all-inclusive luxury experience on the water.

The Freedom of Choice program offers the freedom to tailor your experience to suit your tastes and interests. You may choose to take part in a city tour of Strasbourg or instead, opt for a daytrip to the historic spa town of Baden-Baden. In Amsterdam, decide between a tour of the Anne Frank Museum or going on an excursion to Zaanse Schans, a picturesque village famous for its wooden windmills, barns houses.

On Freedom of Choice days, you get to decide what your day looks like.

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