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Christmas River Cruises

Whether looking for a special family group celebration or to do something different this year, you're in the right place

Christmas & New Year River Cruises from Global River Cruising.

Escape on a luxury river cruise to a festive wonderland.  Most European cities and towns transform from everyday life into traditional wintery villages from mid-November and even though snow can’t be guaranteed, you can however look forward to Christmas-card settings with traditional handmade decorations which are beautifully lit during the evening.  Our selection of luxury Christmas time cruises cover from mid-November through to New Year celebrations and beyond and are perfect for singles, couples or groups.  Please browse through our 5 nights or longer selection and get in touch to find out more.  We only sell the best as we want your Christmas cruise to be very special. 

Make a Christmas time and New Year river cruise part of your annual holiday calendar.  You won’t regret it.  


Alex Leete – Owner, Global River Cruising

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Why not cruise the Rhine or Danube this year?

Visiting at this time of year on a river cruise you’ll get to see beautiful towns and villages fully decorated with beautiful Christmas lights and ornaments. Excursions are specially curated to offer a wide range of choices of activity in every destination, including bike tours, late riser tours and slow walking tours, as well as the visiting some of the best festive destinations Europe has to offer.  And then of course we come to the special celebrations that happen on your luxury ship. Join fellow passengers to decorate the tree, sing carols, exchange presents and perhaps take in midnight mass in one of Europe’s iconic churches.  All leading to the incredible gala dinners on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Our exclusive Christmas & New Year departures with luxury river cruise line Amadeus come highly recommended.  In 2020 the brand new Amadeus Imperial will be cruising on the Rhine.  

To find out more about how special an Amadeus Christmas river cruise really is ring 0800 471 4754.

Save 10% on 2020 Prices + free airport car parking
7 Days   |  Passau - Bratislava - Passau

From: £1,199 pp

Christmas Cruise on the Danube. Spend Christmas Eve in celebration and Christmas Day in Vienna. 6 night Danube cruise from Passau. Celebrate Christmas in style with a gala Christmas Eve celebration with fellow like-minded guests on the wonderful Amadeus Star luxury river cruise ship. Option of Christmas mass in Dürnstein. Drinks with meals and flights and transfers included.

Incredible Christmas & New Year Cruises 2020

“Spend Christmas and New Year onboard one of Europe’s leading luxury river cruise lines”

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Enjoy an ultra luxury Christmas or New Year on the Rhine or Danube. 

Save £1000 pp on selected 2020 cruises, plus free flights & transfers.  Book by 31st January 2020

Christmas & New Year River Cruise Reviews

“We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere onboard, the attention to detail and the celebration.  Put together with the beautiful landscape and the boundless energy of the staff who looked after us so incredibly I absolutely recommend the experience.  So much so that we have booked to go again this year, on a different river but for two weeks and not one and more friends are coming with us.” Mrs E, West Midlands  

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Our Recommended Christmas Markets Cruises for 2020

Why not treat yourself this Christmas to the "World's Best" river cruises?

Uniworld boutique all-inclusive luxury river cruises.  

“Spend Christmas being pampered and spoilt onboard a Uniworld boutique river ship on the Rhine, Danube or Seine”

Offers of up to 30% off Christmas 2020.  Book by 31st January.

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Christmas Market River Cruises

We have an extensive range of Festive river cruises on offer in Europe and Asia. Christmas market shopping trips, relaxing Christmas getaways and New Year celebration cruises. With full board accommodation and the knowledgeable services your on board Cruise Manager to look after your every need, just sit back, relax, and watch the sparkling winter wonderland scenery pass you by. Wander around the festive squares which are lit up with decorations, a light dusting of snow may cover the ground, and the Christmas markets are in full swing So, why not go during what is arguably one of the best times of the year and celebrate the holidays in Europe?

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Finding it hard to choose?

Our Global River Cruising team have been on most of our cruises and are here to advise you, so why not give them a call on 0800 471 4754


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Christmas and New Year River Cruises

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Forget Christmas Day Cooking, Book a Festive River Cruise

There is something very special about letting someone else do the shopping, cooking and washing up at Christmas. And for less than you think, that could be you this Christmas.

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The Top 5 Christmas markets on the Rhine

With so many Christmas markets to choose from, where do you start? Here is our handy guide to the best 5 markets on the Rhine which you can see by one of our fantastic river cruises.

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The Ultimate Christmas Market River Cruise

Sailing with AmaWaterways down the Rhine, this is a fantastic itinerary. Exclusive pricing through ourselves on 2nd December departure.

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Find the river cruise of your choice and either send us an enquiry online or give our Global River Cruising team a call on 0800 471 4754.

Terms and conditions apply, all offers are subject to availability and operator booking conditions. All savings are included in the fares shown and were correct at time of print, but are subject to change. Prices are per person based on two passengers sharing and economy flights from London unless otherwise stated. Please note all excursions mentioned in the itineraries are not included but can be purchased pre-cruise.  Global River Cruising ABTA P6713.

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