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Christmas Markets

Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit like a Christmas river cruise. On a Christmas markets cruise you'll travel along Europe's scenic rivers and visit bustling holiday markets in cities such as Prague, Nuremberg, Vienna, Strasbourg and Budapest. From hand-blown glass ornaments and handcrafted toys to nutcrackers and dollhouses of all shapes and sizes, you can browse through an assortment of unique trinkets and one-of-a-kind goods at row after row of elaborately decorated stalls. Sip on hot mulled wine and munch on gingerbread or stroll illuminated streets filled with festive Christmas decor and the merry songs of carolers.

Onboard the ship, you might enjoy special holiday meals and seasonal drinks. While the travel logistics are handled for you, you're free to celebrate the season. The price for each vacation below includes riverboat and hotel accommodations, where applicable, along with most meals, entertainment and guided sightseeing.

Limited-Time Offers on Christmas Markets Cruises!
  • Emerald: Save up to 73% on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discounts. Expires June 21. Click here.
  • Scenic: Save up to 75% on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discounts. Expires June 21. Click here.
  • Viking: Flash Sale! Save with newly reduced cruise fares and special air offers. Prices shown reflect the cruise discounts. Plus, receive a free Silver Spirits beverage package. Expires June 17. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $2,000 per couple on Europe sailings with a special bonus offer. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires July 1. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save up to $2,000 per couple on river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Avalon: Save up to $1,500 per couple on cruises worldwide. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires July 1. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: AirPlus Offer! Save with special air rates from select gateways on Europe cruises. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Riviera: Save up to $500 per couple on cruises when you book certain cabin categories. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Viking: Summer Solstice Sale! Save with reduced cruise fares and special air offers. Prices shown reflect the cruise discounts. Also, book with a reduced deposit of only $25 per person. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Save $2,000 per couple off 2025 holiday cruises in select cabin categories. Plus, receive a FREE one-category stateroom upgrade in certain cabin categories and a $100 per stateroom onboard credit. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Uniworld: Save 10% off 2025 river cruises. Prices shown reflect discount. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Disney: Travelers ages 11 and under save up to $600 per person off river cruises. Click here.
  • AmaWaterways: Receive a FREE pre- or post-cruise tour package on select cruises. Expires June 30. Click here.
  • Viking: Bon Voyage Offer! Book an additional Viking river or ocean cruise within the 14 days prior to departure of an existing booking and receive extra savings of up to $2,000 per couple and a bonus onboard credit of $200 per couple on the new booking. Click here.
  • Avalon: Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon or its sister brands Globus and Cosmos. Click here.
  • Emerald: Travel with Emerald and receive a Welcome Home credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent Emerald cruise . Click here.
  • Scenic: Travel with Scenic and receive a Thank You credit of $200 to $300 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent Scenic cruise . Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.

Christmas Markets