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Christmas & New Year River Cruises

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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.  




Spend Christmas on the Danube or Rhine.

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.  Low single supplements available.

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7 Days   |  Passau - Bratislava - Passau


Christmas Cruise on the Danube. Spend Christmas Eve in celebration and Christmas Day in Vienna. 6 night Danube round trip river 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.
7 Days   |  Cologne - Strasbourg - Cologne


6 night Rhine cruise from Cologne. Celebrate Christmas in style with a gala Christmas Eve celebration with fellow like-minded guests. Option of Christmas mass in Speyer. Drinks with meals and flights and transfers included.
7 Days   |  Passau - Budapest - Passau


Celebrate New Year on the Danube in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated Amadeus cruise ship. Spend New Year's Eve in celebrating in Budapest.

Incredible Christmas & New Year Cruises 2020

“Spend Christmas and New Year on board 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. 

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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Why not treat yourself 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 March.

Be away for Christmas and New Year

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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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Alex was very helpful in giving us a choice of cruises that were conducive to our specification. Obviously a great deal of thought had gone into choosing the cruises that would appeal.

  • Mr Faulkner, APT – Magnificent Europe