Discover Our Holiday
Cruises

Experience the splendor of the European holiday season aboard our river cruises. Embark on a journey tailored to your traditions, whether it's our meticulously crafted Christmas Markets cruises, a delightful early or late-season Taste of Christmas Markets cruise, or our exciting New Year’s cruises. However you choose to celebrate, all our Holiday Cruises offer an immersive and festive experience.

Christmas Markets

Stroll through Europe’s traditional Christmas Markets, which brim with holiday delights. Sip spiced glühwein or indulge in a Christmas cookie underneath the twinkling lights during the height of the Advent season.

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New Year's Celebrations

Ring in the new year aboard our ships with an elegant New Year’s Eve gala and champagne toast. Or join the local festivities on shore in one of Europe’s grand capitals.

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A Taste of Christmas Markets

Enjoy the holiday magic as it unfolds beginning in November or as the Advent season winds down after the Christmas holiday. Plus, you may have the chance to visit select Christmas Markets.

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Onboard Experience

Board the most beautifully decorated ships on the rivers, where you can participate in festive activities, such as tree-trimming and caroling, and revel in a holiday feast!

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Holiday Cruise Dates

2024 2025

Whether you wish to celebrate Thanksgiving, the Christmas season or New Year's on board, we warmly welcome you and your loved ones to embrace seasonal traditions alongside your AmaWaterways family.

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November December
ITINERARY DATE HOLIDAY
Blue Danube Discovery
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 16 LEARN MORE
Captivating Rhine
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 20 Nov 21 LEARN MORE
Christmas Markets on the Rhine
Christmas Cruise
Nov 28 Nov 28 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Colors of Provence
Christmas Cruise
Nov 28 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Enchanting Rhine
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 21 LEARN MORE
Gems of Southeast Europe
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 17 Nov 18 LEARN MORE
Gems of Southeast Europe
Christmas Cruise
Nov 25 Nov 25 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Grand Danube
Christmas Cruise
Nov 25 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Iconic Christmas Markets
Christmas Cruise
Nov 24 Nov 27 Nov 30 Nov 30 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Legendary Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 23 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Magna on the Danube
Christmas Cruise
Nov 24 LEARN MORE
Medieval Treasures
Christmas Cruise
Nov 27 LEARN MORE
Rhine & Moselle Delights
Christmas Cruise
Nov 27 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Rhine & Moselle Splendors
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 20 LEARN MORE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 18 Nov 18 Nov 25 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
Christmas Cruise
Nov 25 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Romantic Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 16 Nov 18 Nov 20 LEARN MORE
ITINERARY DATE HOLIDAY
Best of Holland & Belgium
Dec 26 New Year's LEARN MORE
Christmas Markets on the Danube
Christmas Cruise
Dec 2 Dec 9 LEARN MORE
Christmas Markets on the Rhine
Christmas Cruise
Dec 5 Dec 5 Dec 7 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 14 Dec 19 Dec 21 LEARN MORE
Colors of Provence
Christmas Cruise
Dec 5 Dec 12 Dec 19 LEARN MORE
Colors of Provence
Dec 19 New Year's LEARN MORE
Enchanting Rhine
Dec 26 Dec 28 New Year's New Year's LEARN MORE
Gems of Southeast Europe
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 23 LEARN MORE
Gems of Southeast Europe
Christmas Cruise
Dec 2 Dec 16 LEARN MORE
Grand Danube
Christmas Cruise
Dec 9 LEARN MORE
Iconic Christmas Markets
Christmas Cruise
Dec 1 Dec 4 Dec 7 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 9 Dec 14 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 21 LEARN MORE
Magna on the Danube
Christmas Cruise
Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 LEARN MORE
Majestic Capitals of the Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 28

New Year's New Year's New Year's
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Majestic Capitals of the Danube
Christmas Cruise
Dec 11 Dec 16 LEARN MORE
Melodies of the Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 21 LEARN MORE
Rhine & Moselle Delights
Christmas Cruise
Dec 18 LEARN MORE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
Christmas Cruise
Dec 2 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 9 Dec 16 Dec 16 LEARN MORE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
Dec 23 New Year's LEARN MORE
Romantic Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 28 New Year's LEARN MORE

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November December
ITINERARY DATE HOLIDAY
Best of Holland & Belgium
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 22 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Blue Danube Discovery
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 19 Nov 22 LEARN MORE
Captivating Rhine
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 22

Thanksgiving
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Christmas Markets on the Danube
Christmas Cruise
Nov 24 Nov 30 Thanksgiving
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Christmas Markets on the Rhine
Christmas Cruise
Nov 26 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 27 Nov 29 Nov 29 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving



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Colors of Provence
Christmas Cruise
Nov 27 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Enchanting Rhine
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 19 Nov 20 LEARN MORE
Gems of Southeast Europe
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 17 Nov 23
Thanksgiving
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Gems of Southeast Europe
Christmas Cruise
Nov 24 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Grand Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 17 LEARN MORE
Grand Danube
Nov 23 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals
Nov 22 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Iconic Christmas Markets
Christmas Cruise
Nov 26 Nov 26 Nov 29 Nov 29 Thanksgiving Thanksgiving

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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
Christmas Cruise
Nov 24 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
Romantic Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 22

Thanksgiving
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Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Nov 17 LEARN MORE
Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles
Christmas Cruise
Nov 24 Thanksgiving LEARN MORE
ITINERARY DATE HOLIDAY
Best of Holland & Belgium
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 20 LEARN MORE
Best of Holland & Belgium
Christmas Cruise
Dec 13 LEARN MORE
Best of Holland & Belgium
Dec 25 Dec 27 New Year's New Year's LEARN MORE
Captivating Rhine
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 20 LEARN MORE
Celebration of Music
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 22 LEARN MORE
Christmas Markets on the Danube
Christmas Cruise
Dec 1 Dec 7 Dec 14 LEARN MORE
Christmas Markets on the Rhine
Christmas Cruise
Dec 3 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec 6 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 11 Dec 13 Dec 17 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 18 LEARN MORE
Colors of Provence
Christmas Cruise
Dec 4 Dec 11 Dec 18 LEARN MORE
Colors of Provence
Dec 25 New Year's LEARN MORE
Enchanting Rhine
Dec 25 Dec 27 New Year's New Year's LEARN MORE
Gems of Southeast Europe
Christmas Cruise
Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 LEARN MORE
Grand Rhine & Dutch Canals
Christmas Cruise
Dec 6 LEARN MORE
Iconic Christmas Markets
Christmas Cruise
Dec 3 Dec 3 Dec 6 Dec 6 Dec 8 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 15 Dec 17 Dec 17 Dec 20 LEARN MORE
Magna on the Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 21 Dec 28
New Year's
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Melodies of the Danube
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 22 Dec 24 Dec 27


New Year's
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Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 22 LEARN MORE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
Christmas Cruise
Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 LEARN MORE
Rhine Castles & Swiss Alps
Dec 29 New Year's LEARN MORE
Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles
A Taste of Christmas Markets
Dec 22 LEARN MORE
Swiss Alps & Rhine Castles
Christmas Cruise
Dec 1 Dec 8 Dec 15 LEARN MORE

*Terms & Conditions:All rates are per person in CAD for cruise only, inclusive of port charges and based on double occupancy in a category BB stateroom (category AB 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 by September 30, 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. Optional land packages, airfares, transfers, and gratuities are additional. Must mention promo code HOLIDAYGIFT at time of reservation in order to receive. 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.

Start the Holidays Here

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