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December River Cruises

 

As winter arrives, our thoughts inevitably turn to Christmas and, naturally, this is the perfect month in which to explore the world's waterways. We have a fantastic selection of river cruises in December, visiting Christmas markets, festivities and all-around wintery fun during a sailing. Take a look at our best December river cruises and see why this festive period is perfect for visiting the banks of the Danube, Rhine and more.

 

Where Can You Sail?


Why not head to Northern Europe and visit some of the continent’s most stunning Christmas Markets? Cities such as Cologne, Budapest and Strasbourg feature some of the world's best Christmas Markets and a river cruise is an ideal way to visit them.

 

Christmas Markets River Cruises

 

December is also the ideal time of year to escape the cold weather and head east to the exotic waterways of China, Vietnam, or Cambodia, where the riverbanks of these regions are hot, sunny and humid - the perfect place to escape the winter blues back home! Take a look at river cruises in December for the Mekong, for a taste of tropical temperatures.

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Christmas Markets on the Danube

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £2388

Cruise Only From £2316

Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Oscar Wilde

  • 4 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

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Was £1149

Cruise Only From £1115

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Was £6379

Cruise Only From £6188

Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine (Southbound)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £3053

Cruise Only From £2961

Christmas Markets on the Danube & Classic Prague

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £2788

Cruise Only From £2704

Classic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Main

Was £4999

Cruise Only From £4849

Danube Discovery

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

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Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £3695

Fly Cruise From £3584

European Holiday Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £4599

Cruise Only From £4461

Iconic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Fly for Free on selected Europe sailings PLUS Savings up to £1,500 per couple

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5730

Cruise Only From £5558

Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £3627

Cruise Only From £3518

The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Thomas Hardy

  • 5 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 01 Dec 2024

  • Danube

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

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Was £1209

Cruise Only From £1173

The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS William Wordsworth

  • 5 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Danube

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

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Was £1459

Cruise Only From £1415

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany (Northbound)

  • 4 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Gratuities and a choice of daily excursions are included

Avalon Panorama Suites are thirty percent larger than the industry standard

Was £2351

Cruise Only From £2280

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Was £5199

Cruise Only From £5043

Gems of Southeast Europe Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Fly for Free on selected Europe sailings PLUS Savings up to £1,500 per couple

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5305

Cruise Only From £5146

Enchanting Rhine and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Geoffrey Chaucer

  • 4 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

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Was £1149

Cruise Only From £1115

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to £1500pp on all 2024 APT Vietnam & Cambodia departures

Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £7290

Fly Cruise From £7071

Belgian Holiday Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Dutch Waterway

Was £4099

Cruise Only From £3976

Vietnam and Cambodia Discovery

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Includes flights and overseas transfers.

APT Worldwide Sale - Save up to £1500pp on all 2024 APT Vietnam & Cambodia departures

Complimentary Home to Airport Transfers

Was £7990

Fly Cruise From £7750

Classic Christmas Markets

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Main

Was £4299

Cruise Only From £4170

Riches of the Mekong

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £3014

Cruise Only From £2924

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 02 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Was £5199

Cruise Only From £5043

The Danube's Imperial Cities and Yuletide Markets River Cruise - MS Emily Brontë

  • 5 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Dec 2024

  • Danube

FREE Superior drinks package worth £400pp per week - Available on all 2024 and 2025 European river cruises!

Book by 29 February 2024 to be automatically entered into Riviera's £1 million giveaway!

Call now for the best flight inclusive prices!

Was £1209

Cruise Only From £1173

Enticing Douro

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Dec 2024

  • Douro

Fly for Free on selected Europe sailings PLUS Savings up to £1,500 per couple

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5456

Cruise Only From £5292

Christmas Markets on the Danube

  • 7 Night Sailing

  • Sailing Date : 03 Dec 2024

  • Danube

Was £2809

Cruise Only From £2725

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