Join This "Exclusive" Group
with Rob Engman & Karla Dudley, Owners & Co-Founders Sawdust City Brewing

Enjoy this inaugural Sawdust City Brewing river cruise celebrating the world of craft beer & Oktoberfest.  Sailing on the Danube from Budapest ending in Vilshofen, Germany where we will enjoy our very own Oktoberfest celebration!  Then we head off for our optional post cruise tour to the official Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany!

To learn more about Sawdust City Brewing CLICK HERE

Sawdust City Brewing
Gravenhurst, Ontario Canada

Founded, owned and operated by Rob & Karla Engman and co-founded with Sam Corbeil, Sawdust City Brewing Company first began brewing beer at the Niagara College Teaching Brewery on Halloween 2011. During that time, recipes and brands were developed and perfected. In July 2013, the former Canadian Tire building in Gravenhurst was purchased and just one year later, in July 2014, the first official beer brewed at Sawdust City Brewing Company was packaged out of the brand new tanks. Proud to call Gravenhurst home, ‘Sawdust City’ was the nickname of the town in the days when mills and lumberyards lined the shores of Lake Muskoka in Gravenhurst.  

Meet Your Hosts
Rob Engman & Karla Dudley

Join proprietors Rob Engman & Karla Dudley of Sawdust City Brewing on this Craft Beers of Europe & European History river cruise.  Rob is also President at Taps Media.  This inaugural craft beer cruise with this dynamic duo will be one filled with memories to last a lifetime!  (This photo: Karla Dudley, Rob Engman, Nick Hartog, cruise manager @Amawaterways)


September 18th to 25th, 2024

Cruise Dates (Optional Pre & Post Cruise Experiences Will Be Available)


Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians, and craft breweries.  Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.


Optional Pre & or Post Extensions

Budapest, Vilshofen, Munich

You may want to join our pre and post cruise experiences!

Optional Tours

*Pre Cruise Budapest 3 nights
*Post Embarkation Vilshofen Beer Experience
*PostCruise Oktoberfest in Munich 2 nights.

If interested in any of these options you will advise us and we can provide you with full details of the desired extension.

Meet Your Ship

The award-winning AmaSonata sings her melodious tune down Europe’s great rivers. Most accommodations have twin balconies, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish, along with amenities like Entertainment-On-Demand, high-speed Internet access and English-language TV stations. A soft color palette in each stateroom calms the mind for relaxation, but when you’re ready to get active, head to the fitness center or up to the Sun Deck to the heated pool. Crisp white tablecloths and napkins grace the tables in the subdued Main Dining Room, while The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant highlights its 5-star multi-course cuisine with gold-hued tones and a twinkling overhead centerpiece. With a stunning Main Lounge, tranquil library, sun-deck walking track, massage and hair salon, and gift shop, you’ll never find a dull moment—and will sing AmaSonata’s praises while sailing on board.

Deck Plan

Also located on each Deck from the Top of the Ship Down.

Sun Deck - Wheel House

Violin Deck 

Cello Deck 

Piano Deck 


7- Night Cruise


  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily


  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances


  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge


  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Not included: 
*International Air
*travel protection
*any additional pre or post additional tours
*meals not listed in the daily itinerary
*laundry, salon, spa services, shop purchases and other personal expenses.
*Beverages other than those included during the 7-night cruise portion on a complimentary basis during lunch and dinner and other than the 24-hour coffee/tea station.