April 28 to May 5, 2025 | JUST LAUNCHED!


Contact Travis at +1-902-626-7515 or travis@stewarttravelgroup.ca


  • April 28 to May 5, 2025
  • Hosted by Paula & Travis Stewart
  • Exclusive performances by Blue Rodeo on board

Highlights of your itinerary: 

  • Visit 4 countries on 7-night roundtrip luxury river cruise
  • Experience the wines of the Wachau Valley
  • 2 performances, 1 songwriters’ circle, and a meet & greet with the band
  • Chance to win a private dinner with the band while on board


In the 35 years since forming, Blue Rodeo have sold over 4 million albums, received dozens of JUNO Award nominations and wins, played over 2,000 shows, been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, been named to the Order of Canada and have been honoured with the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. And they’re still as strong as ever with the recent release of their 16th album Many A Mile, and national tour.

Intimate Performances
You will enjoy two intimate performances by the band onboard the AmaVerde. You’ll hear Blue Rodeo’s hits from their 30+ year reign as one of Canada’s most popular and beloved bands. The band members will also regale you with stories of their own songs and covers during the songwriters’ circle. 

Meet and Greet 
On the first night, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the bad and have your photo taken. The ultimate VIP experience!

Fundraising Dinner for Hospice PEI
During the week, chances to have dinner with the band will be sold and three staterooms will win the opportunity to join the members of Blue Rodeo for a private dinner at the Chef’s Table restaurant on the last night of the cruise.

Hospice PEI is a community of caring individuals making each day count for Islanders and their families through our volunteer-led hospice support, comfort, and care programs, as well as advocacy and education for quality palliative and hospice care. We also support Island families after a loved one’s death through our grief support services. Paula Stewart has been a volunteer with Hospice PEI for more than 25 years.

Day 1 - April 28
Budapest - Embarkation

Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship anytime after 12 noon (your stateroom will be ready at 3:00 pm). 

Meet and Greet with Blue Rodeo

Included Meals: Light Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 - April 29
Budapest, Hungary

Today you have the opportunity to visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. Start on the Buda side, following your guide through the city’s Castle District where you will marvel at the fairytale turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion, gaze upon the breathtaking panorama below and see Matthias Church, renowned for its striking tower and colorful mosaic roof. For a more active tour, hike to Budapest’s Castle Hill. In the afternoon, explore the treasures of Pest, admiring the colossal Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square and the moving “Shoes on the Danube Bank” memorial.

Intimate onboard performance by Blue Rodeo.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - April 30
Bratislava, Slovakia

Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 4 - May 1
Vienna, Austria

The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - May 2
Weissenkirchen-Grein, Austria

After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above

Songwriters' Circle with Blue Rodeo

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - May 3
Linz, Austria

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. You may also choose to join a full-day excursion to the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov, where you can stroll its cobblestone streets; marvel at the city’s picturesque Baroque and Renaissance-style buildings; and tour Krumlov Castle, one of Europe’s largest castle complexes. Following these full-day excursions, you may also choose to take a brief walking tour in Linz. Alternatively, join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube.

Intimate onboard performance by Blue Rodeo

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - May 4
Passau-Vilshofen, Germany

Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternately, choose between a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or a guided bike tour along the River Inn. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive.

Fundraising Dinner for Hospice PEI

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - May 5
Vilshofen - Disembarkation 

Bid farewell to the AmaVerde and prepare for your flight home.

Included Meals: Breakfast 


Technical Details

  • Passengers: 160 (Maximum) 
  • Staff: 51
  • Length: 443 feet
  • Width: 38 feet
  • Staterooms: 80

About the AmaVerde

Newly reimagined in 2021, AmaVerde is a twin-balcony river ship in AmaWaterways European fleet; she’s full of light, love, and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs.

Spacious, sophisticated staterooms set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the comfortable fireside library and AmaVerde’s massage and hair salon.

The Main Restaurant is the perfect home to exquisite meals and local wine pairings worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs — the internationally renowned gastronomic society. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, with its glass-enclosed kitchen and unique rolled lighting fixture, gives way to a vibrant multi-course parade of dishes with distinct regional flavors paired with hand selected wines. Enjoy a light lunch in our new “Café Bistro,” a perfect al fresco spot to play cards and mingle with your fellow guests.

Additional amenities on AmaVerde include unlimited high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations in the staterooms, a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, heated swimming pool, putting green, fitness room and fleet of bikes.


  • In-room temperature control
  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet shower heads
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Entertainment on Demand system providing complimentary TV, movies and music library
  • Complimentary internet and Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Desk and chair

Deck Plan

Memories of our 2023 Christmas Markets on the Rhine river cruise with Blue Rodeo. 

Paula and Travis Stewart have been hosting river cruises in Europe and Asia since 2010. As hosts, they have travelled to numerous destinations around the world. 

They are excited to sail the Danube river again in 2025, and cannot wait to have you join them on their second sailing with Blue Rodeo and their fifth with lead singer Jim Cuddy. 

As co-owners of Stewart Travel Group, based in Charlottetown, PEI, they are well-known as leaders in Canada’s retail travel industry. They pride themselves on customer service and on creating exceptional experiences for their clients. 

  • SOLD OUT: Suite - $10,995 CAD per person, double occupancy 
  • Stateroom Category AA - $8,295 CAD per person, double occupancy 
  • Stateroom Category AB - $7,995 CAD per person, double occupancy
  • 2 Available - Stateroom Category BA - $7,695 CAD per person, double occupancy
  • SOLD OUT: Stateroom Category BB - $7,495 CAD per person, double occupancy
  • Limited Availability - Stateroom Category C - $6,995 CAD per person, double occupancy
  • Stateroom Category D - $6,495 CAD per person, double occupancy
  • Stateroom Category E - $6,295 CAD per person, double occupancy


  • Port charges and pre-paid gratuities of $495 CAD per person are in addition to the prices above. 
  • Single Supplement 2x the rate above per person.
Payment Schedule & Details
  • Deposit of $1,000 CAD per person due upon booking.
  • Final payment due to Stewart Travel Group no later than December 1, 2024.
  • At this time we can ONLY accept Visa, Mastercard or e-transfer. 
  • All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

NOTE: If you are booked on our 2024 Jim Cuddy or 2024 Colin James river cruises, we are unable to switch your booking to this cruise without forfeiting your payment. 

What’s Included


  • 7-nights’ deluxe accommodations in your selected stateroom
  • Daily tours and excursions
  • Elevator available on board. Note: The elevator does not service the Piano Deck (staterooms D & E) or the Sun Deck.


  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise (Early Riser Coffee and Croissants, Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Coffee with cake & sandwiches; Multi-Course Dinner)
  • Choice of dining options including the main dining salon and the intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Coffee, tea, ice-water and iced-tea are included all day. Cappuccino, latte and espresso can be requested during all meals! Coffee & tea station available 24 hours.


  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Local Flavors tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration


  • Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided in each cabin
  • Sun Deck for total relaxation with a heated hot tub/pool and walking track
  • Complimentary use of the fitness equipment
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles


  • Meet and greet with Blue Rodeo
  • Two intimate performances with Blue Rodeo on board
  • One Songwriters’ Circle with Blue Rodeo
  • On-board piano player or local entertainment on other evening
  • Complimentary use of the internet onboard ‘strictly subject to availability’
  • Complimentary in-cabin movies


  • Services of professional English-speaking cruise director
  • Services of Stewart Travel Group Hosts, Paula & Travis Stewart throughout

What’s Not Included

  • International flights
  • Onboard gratuities and Port Taxes ($495 CAD) 
  • Gratuities for local guides and drivers 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature and any other services not mentioned above

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance that includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss / damage / delay, flight / travel accident, and emergency medical coverage is available and is highly recommended for all travelers. 

We recommend the Premium Protection Plan offered by Manulife at the link below.

The travel insurance policies offered by Stewart Travel Group must be purchased within 72 hours of booking your trip. Doing so will ensure you reap the full benefits offered (e.g. the Premium Protection Plan - our recommended plan - is not available after 72 hours; the “cancel for any reason” benefit on other policies is not available after 72 hours).

Terms and Conditions

Please review the Terms and Conditions prior to booking.



Contact Travis at travis@stewarttravelgroup.ca or +1-902-626-7515