Cruise Down The Scenic Danube With Us!
Frequently Asked Questions
This means that Innersource has contracted for this cruise to be private to only our community! Everyone onboard (except crew, of course) will be connected to our EEM community in one way or the other. AMA Waterways will not be selling any cabins to the general public – only Innersource.
AMA Waterways is one of the leaders in Europe Rivers cruises, winner of numerous awards, including: Gold Medal Winner for Best River Cruise Line, Overall Best River Cruise Line, and Europe Best Cruise Ship – River Cruise, AmaLea (which is the sister ship to our vessel).
(Please note that this FAQ is for their cruises sold to the general public, so certain details may be different or not apply for our event.) www.amawaterways.com/river-cruise-frequently-asked-questions
This event is all about the joy of cruising the Danube and experiencing it with friends, existing or soon-to-be-new ones. Energy Medicine classes will be taught at various times while onboard by various teachers, but we don’t want to intrude on the journey itself. We recognize that this type of journey is a bucket list event for many of us, so the classes will be woven into the cruise as a complementary experience, not the main focus. Experienced EEM teachers are scheduled to teach classes when the opportunity arises during the cruise. This memorable event is spread out over the whole week to allow for more time to assimilate the information each day, and also to permit attendees the most opportunities to take advantage of all that this memorable river cruise has to offer them to recharge their spirit and joy.
As we know this event will appeal to all levels of EEM enthusiasts, classes will be geared to all levels of experience. Attendees who are relatively new to EEM and Advanced Practitioners will all find topics and lectures to enjoy during our week together. Spouses and guests will be able to join in for classes or enjoy other areas of the ship during that time. All classes will be taught assuming a basic understanding of Energy Medicine so we HIGHLY encourage all attendees who have not graduated from the EEM Certification Program, or attended a weekend or longer workshop with Donna recently, to review EEM fundamentals prior to attending class. Many free videos are available on YouTube and other sources. EEM questions of an elementary nature that would delay the class progression will not be answered during class and may be deferred to teaching assistants to be answered at another time.
Absolutely! This class will have elements that go beyond material learned in the Certification Program and will be immersive in sharing the experience with leaders in the EEM community thus is eligible for CT credits. Your attendance will be noted in your student records.
Unfortunately, yes. We are limited by the size of the ship, so we cannot exceed that total for the comfort, safety and enjoyment of our guests. We expect many cabin types to sell out quickly.
We are including one night in Nuremberg before departure, Dec 6, 2024, in your registration fee. That way you can arrive in Nuremberg on the 6th and we will all board the boat together on the 7th. If you'd like to come earlier, we have negotiated discounted room rates for our attendees. We will pass along hotel information and registration details later for those who would like additional nights in Nuremberg.
It is per person, based on double occupancy.
We have set up our Roommate Finder Forum to help you get matched up with someone else also looking for a roommate. Both people with rooms looking for roommates and people looking to share a room are welcome to post there. We highly encourage individuals travelling alone not wishing to pay for cost of cabin by themselves to find their own roommate through the Roommate Finder Forum.
The registration fee does NOT include gratuities for the crew and staff onboard. Recommended amount to be paid onsite is $157 per attendee. This recommended amount may increase slightly by the time we sail in 2024.
Yes – but only for the deposit, unless you check the box for payment to be taken in full. Monthly installment payments will begin being collected in January 1, 2023 and are due on the 1st of every month, for a total of 10 months ending on October 1, 2023. Payments are not automatically processed. You must login to the system and make your payment.
No, but we highly recommend it. The night of December 6, 2024 is included in your registration on a double occupancy basis – refunds or reductions are not available if not used. Transportation to the cruise ship will take place from this location, as will the first Energy Medicine course. Guests choosing to use their own hotel are responsible for their own transportation to the cruise ship and/or EEM class held at hotel. No refunds or credits will be offered if guest is late or misses an activity or event.
Innersource has signed a contract with a lovely hotel in Nuremberg, details will be sent out a few months prior.
While it is always useful to learn a few phrases in a foreign language, most areas we will be visiting are used to American tourists and many locals will speak and understand English with skills ranging from good to excellent. The cruise staff will all speak excellent English.
This is your choice, but recommended. Most retail shops will accept US currency (at varying exchange rates). The Hungarian Forint is the currency of Hungary. The other countries visited on the cruise will use the Euro.
You are welcome to share your cabin with whomever you wish as it is a perfect location to have some special time with loved ones. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any reductions for non-class participants. Companions not interested in the EEM classes can take advantage of other areas of the ship to relax and enjoy themselves.
No. You will arrange your own transportation on your own.
Due to the need to enforce more stringent cancellation policies for this activity, Innersource HIGHLY recommends that participants purchase Travel Insurance to protect themselves against unforeseen circumstances or events. Here is a list of highly rated companies that offer travel insurance (from respected consumer advocate Christopher Elliott):
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- Allianz Global Assistance
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We recommend that you plan on arriving at the hotel no later than December 6, 2024. Our special discounted hotel rates are valid for three days before the event, so we encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to have some bonus time in the beautiful and historic city of Nuremberg if your schedule allows for it.
Taxi transfers from Nuremberg airport to the hotel area are about $55US. You may also take the subway for about $5, with the ride taking about 15 minutes.
All meals on the cruise ship are completely hosted, with wine, beer, and soft drinks included. All tours are included.
Yes. All classes are included.
Absolutely not! The purpose of this event is to allow you the opportunity to enjoy the Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise with your EEM friends and community. If you would rather relax in your cabin or walk on your own instead of taking a tour, feel free to do that. You always have the choice to do what is best for you to get the most out of your experience.
The boat is very smooth. Dondi, who gets sea-sick, reports that she didn't feel sea-sick on board. This is a gentle boat on a very calm river, with land on both sides of the boat at all times. Plus, you'll be with a whole bunch of Eden Energy Medicine practitioners who can help. 🙂
We don't know what the vaccine requirements will be in December 2024. We will follow AMA Waterways requirements and the government regulations for each country the Cruise visits.
For example, vaccines were required for our March 2022 cruise. However, at this moment in time, they are no longer required. It totally depends on the state of the world in 2024 and rules/regulations that are completely out of our control.
If this is an issue for you, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to cover this contingency.
Please note: If vaccines become required and you are unable to attend, our cancellation policy still applies. So do give that a good read.