Discover Our Holiday Cruises

Explore Europe’s Christmas Markets or Ring in the New Year On Board

Cruise through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas Markets. Browse colorful market stalls filled with whimsical handicrafts and take in enticing aromas of seasonal delights as you sip hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights. From the legendary Danube River to the fairytale Rhine and even along the Rhône River in Provence, we offer unparalleled experiences for guests of all ages.

Two Ways to Experience Europe's Christmas Markets

Join us on one of our specially curated Christmas Markets cruises taking place at the height of the season with multiple market visits included.

Select one of our early or late season departures offering special savings, reduced crowds, and “just a taste” of Europe’s Christmas Markets included.

Discover A TASTE OF CHRISTMAS MARKETS

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November and Late Season December Departures with Special Savings

Select cities, including Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria, open their markets as early as mid-November, allowing you to experience a taste of the festivities in Europe before the Advent season begins. Preview the holiday magic that unfolds along the Danube, Rhine and Douro rivers on these special sailings while enjoying typically less expensive airfare and far less crowds. Plus, celebrate Thanksgiving on board as well with a delicious feast on select departures! Later December dates also often see reduced crowds at select markets in the days just before and after Christmas.

Best of all, you can save up to $2,000 per stateroom on these departures. Contact your travel advisor to take advantage of these savings today!

Upcoming Sailing Dates

ITINERARY SHIP EMBARKATION
Blue Danube Discovery AmaViola Nov 16 REQUEST A QUOTE
Captivating Rhine AmaCerto
AmaSiena
Nov 20
Nov 21
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Enchanting Rhine AmaLucia Nov 21 REQUEST A QUOTE
Gems of Southeast Europe AmaMagna
AmaBella
AmaBella
Nov 17
Nov 18
Dec 23
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Legendary Danube AmaViola Nov 23 REQUEST A QUOTE
Melodies of the Danube AmaSonata Dec 21 REQUEST A QUOTE
Majestic Capitals of the Danube AmaMagna
AmaVerde
AmaMagna
AmaViola
AmaVerde
Dec 22
Dec 23
Dec 27
Dec 28
Dec 28
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Rhine & Moselle Splendors AmaPrima Nov 20 REQUEST A QUOTE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps AmaMora
AmaSerena
AmaSerena
Nov 18
Nov 18
Nov 25
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Romantic Danube AmaLea
AmaSonata
AmaSonata
Nov 16
Nov 20
Dec 28
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ITINERARY SHIP EMBARKATION
Best of Holland & Belgium AmaStella Nov 22 REQUEST A QUOTE
Blue Danube Discovery AmaReina
AmaLea
Nov 19
Nov 22
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Captivating Rhine AmaCerto
AmaSiena
AmaViola
Nov 19
Nov 20
Nov 22
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Enchanting Rhine AmaLucia Nov 20 REQUEST A QUOTE
Gems of Southeast Europe AmaBella
AmaMagna
Nov 17
Nov 23
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Grand Danube AmaBella Nov 17 REQUEST A QUOTE
Imperial Danube AmaBella Dec 22 REQUEST A QUOTE
Legendary Danube AmaReina Dec 25 REQUEST A QUOTE
Magna on the Danube AmaMagna
AmaMagna
Dec 21
Dec 28
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Melodies of the Danube AmaVerde
AmaSonata
AmaMora
Dec 22
Dec 24
Dec 27
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps AmaVenita Nov 24 REQUEST A QUOTE
Romantic Danube AmaVerde
AmaSonata
AmaMora
Nov 17
Nov 19
Nov 22
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Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles AmaVenita
AmaSerena
Nov 17
Dec 22
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*Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Holiday Triple Savings is applicable to cruise only; valid on select 2025 Europe sailings for new FIT and Group reservations only made between July 1 - March 31, 2024; and is based on double occupancy. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom for 7-night cruises and $200 per stateroom for 14-night cruises is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases; Solo occupants receive half of the stated Onboard Credit. Complimentary upgrades applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna); applies to one category upgrade, based on availability; not applicable to Suites, AA+, A+, CA/C, CB, D, and E categories. Offer varies for Solo occupants; ask for details. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Loyalty Benefits Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land packages, airfares, transfers, and gratuities are additional. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the state of California. CST#2065452-20.

Holiday Connections

Get inspired for your Holiday River Cruise itinerary by reading the stories below.


As the clock rolls over, what are different countries doing to celebrate?Read more
Unique in its radiance, an ancient oil lamp sparked a celebration that’s lasted for centuries: a true miracle.Read more
A first-time river cruiser shares her Christmas Markets on the Rhine experience.Read more