Experience the magic of the Danube on an 8-day Danube river cruise for two aboard the luxurious Danube Dreams, departing Budapest on July 19, 2025, and ending in Vilshofen, Germany on July 26, 2025.

Stay in a stunning Panorama Suite (Cat P) for two (twin share). The prize includes up to $5,000 in airfare credits from any major Australian capital city, bringing the total prize value to an incredible $21,856!

What to expect

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This stunning river cruise explores the heart of Europe with Avalon Waterways. On an Avalon cruise, the greatest luxury is freedom – the freedom to wake up to a world of possibilities, the freedom to personally design your days of discovery, and the freedom to pursue your passions at your desired pace. 

Cruise in luxury on Avalon’s Suite Ships, featuring the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Personalize your trip with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Highlights include:

  • Day 1: Board in Vilshofen, Germany, and begin your journey with an evening cruise to Passau.
  • Day 2: Discover Passau’s cobblestone streets, galleries, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral before cruising to Linz.
  • Day 3: Explore Linz’s medieval square and Trinity Column or take excursions to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov.
  • Day 4: Visit Ybbs and Melk’s Benedictine Abbey, cruise through the Wachau Valley, and explore Durnstein’s castle ruins.
  • Day 5: In Vienna, see the Imperial Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral or enjoy a Royal Waltz Concert.
  • Day 6: Walk through Bratislava’s Old Town and visit St. Martin’s Cathedral.
  • Day 7: In Budapest, see Heroes’ Square and the Chain Bridge, and explore the city’s cafes and pubs.
  • Day 8: Disembark in Budapest after breakfast.

Cruise through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, with 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners included. Enjoy state-of-the-art river cruise vessels and deluxe accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds. This Danube River cruise offers legendary beauty and unforgettable destinations.

What’s Included:

  • 8-day Danube Dreams river cruise for two.
  • Accommodation in a Panorama Suite (Cat P).
  • Port charges, gratuities, and transfers on the first and last day of the cruise.
  • $5,000 airfare credit per couple.

What’s Not Included:

  • Upgrades, optional excursions, additional meals, insurance, taxes, passports, visas, extra accommodation, personal items, inoculations, and travel to and from the departure point.
  • Any additional airfare costs above the $5,000 credit.

Important Conditions:

  • The winner must book the cruise and airfares by October 31, 2024.
  • The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • International travel insurance is required for the winner and their guest.
  • The winner agrees to participate in promotional activities.

How to Enter:

  • Entry is open to Australian residents aged 18 and over.
  • Enter via the online form on Cruise Passenger’s website, providing your first name, last name, and email address.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • The promotion runs from June 19, 2024, to August 2, 2024.

Winner Selection:

  • The winner will be selected at random by Cruise Passenger on August 2, 2024, and notified by phone and email within 7 days.
  • If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond, a redraw will occur on August 16, 2024.
  • The winner’s first initial, last name, and postcode will be published in Cruise Passenger’s eNewsletter on August 9, 2024.

Travel Requirements:

  • The winner and their companion are responsible for ensuring they have valid passports, visas, and travel insurance.
  • Compliance with any health and safety requirements, including vaccinations, is required.