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The best way to celebrate Christmas

Relax on a festive river cruise with food & drinks included

Take a special festive river cruise visiting Europe's iconic cities with dining and drinks included

Our handpicked selection of luxury Christmas time cruises cover from mid-November through to New Year celebrations are perfect for singles, couples or groups.

  • You can relax and enjoy your time away whilst discovering many new places each day at their wintry best
  • Have your food and drink taken care of including gala dining celebrations, daily surprises onboard and a party atmosphere throughout
  • Enjoy the comforts and convenience of a luxury hotel room that moves with you.
  • Sail with likeminded travellers from around the world onboard small river ships making for a more intimate celebration and sightseeing for you and your group.

Taking one of our festive river cruises is easiest way to celebrate Christmas or New Year.

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

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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


“What a lovely way to spend Christmas.  Waking up Christmas morning in Budapest and finding that Father Christmas had been was such a treat.  I’ve not stopped talking about the cruise to my friends since I returned.” Mrs M Price, South Wales

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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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What are our customers saying?

“not been on our holiday yet so no feedback on the cruise yet, but the preparations have been so efficient and our main contact Simeon Leete so friendly that we are seriously considering kidnapping him to take with us for his humour!
Let’s hope the holiday lives up to our expectations. We are SO excited!

  • Ms Nowell & Mr Price, Avalon Waterways – Burgundy & Provence