Now is the time to book your holiday cruise with Viking River Cruises! This line does a beautiful series of cruises that celebrate the holiday season…
Christmas market sailings on river cruise lines generally begin in mid-November and continue through the end of the year, and sailings are typically held on the Main, Rhine, Danube and Seine rivers.
The history of the Christmas markets of Europe dates back to the late middle ages in the German-speaking parts of Europe, and often coincides with the beginning of Advent. Europe’s twinkling, fairy-tale villages provide the perfect setting for the holiday markets, which still have a medieval appearance, and are generally held in the town square, Envision wandering cobbled streets, a cup of spicy glühwein (German mulled wine) in hand, browsing stands filled with lovely hand-made toys, crafts and ornaments. Enjoy the magic of the scene, all while breathing the enticing aromas of baking potatoes and chestnuts, grilled sausages and baked treats.
If this sounds like the perfect way to spend your holiday season, then the time has come to explore the offerings of Viking River Cruises. Viking River Cruises, which includes the Christmas Markets on their holiday cruises, has also perfected the magic of the Christmas Cruise itself, with warm onboard celebrations including Christmas sing-alongs, tree decorating, and traditional regional holiday music. Those who love to bake will learn secrets from the Executive Chef, who will share European favorite – fresh gingerbread cookies.
If you would like to know more about Viking River Cruises, Viking Ocean Cruises or to book a Viking cruise, please contact one of our Cruises-N-More cruise specialists at 800-733-2048 (toll-free USA/Canada), 0-808-189-1292 (toll-free U.K.), 800-076-002 (toll-free Australia) or +1-407-771-4454 direct-dial.