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2024 & 2025 Festive River Cruises

 

Enjoy the magic of Christmas and excitement of New Year on a festive river cruise, offer the chance to spend time at some of Europe's top Christmas markets or celebrate New Year with your loved ones. Look forward to Christmas shopping and a wonderful winter atmosphere with a festive river cruise. 

 

See Christmas River Cruises   See New Year River Cruises   See Christmas Market River Cruises

 

When do Festive River Cruises Set Sail?

 

River cruises sailing around the festive season mainly set sail throughout the month of December, offering the ideal time to visit popular markets and experience the wintery season first-hand. Our selection of festive river cruises run all through December, with varying durations, so you can take your pick of the best itinerary to suit you.

 

Suggested Read: Christmastime on the Rhine with Gary Buchanan

 

Where can I sail?

 

Festive sailings are available across the world's waterways, from Europe's many rivers to the more exotic worlds of Asia's Mekong. Destinations all depend on what you're looking for during the festive season.

 

If you're keen to explore the traditional Christmas markets of Europe, then a sailing along the Danube or the Rhine would be ideal. For a chance to sun yourself and enjoy the warmer weather, the Mekong is ideal to visit during December with temperatures reaching 30°C. 

 

More: River Cruising During the Winter Months

 

When to Book?

 

It's always best to book a festive river cruise as early as possible. Spaces and dates are limited and, with only a month to sail, they tend to sell out very fast! If you're keen to book a festive river cruise, take a look at the sailings below and call our Cruise Concierge to book your festive river cruise today. 

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Delightful Danube

  • 8 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Save up to 60% on 2024 European sailings

Was £1695pp

Fly Cruise From £1627pp

Discover Africa

  • 9 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Chobe

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £10886pp

Fly Cruise From £10451pp

Rivers & Rails of Africa 13 Nights

  • 13 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Chobe

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £13244pp

Fly Cruise From £12714pp

Reflections of the Rhine and Main

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Save up to 60% on 2024 European sailings

Was £1495pp

Fly Cruise From £1435pp

Stars of South Africa

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 01 Nov 2024

  • Chobe

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £14266pp

Fly Cruise From £13695pp

Romantic Rhine (Northbound)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 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 £2027pp

Cruise Only From £1946pp

Castles along the Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £2499pp

Fly Cruise From £2399pp

Paris & Normandy

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Seine

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £2925pp

Fly Cruise From £2808pp

The Legendary Danube

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Danube

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 £1953pp

Cruise Only From £1875pp

From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Amazon

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 £4822pp

Cruise Only From £4629pp

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Nile

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £7099pp

Fly Cruise From £6815pp

Romantic Danube (Modified)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £3174pp

Fly Cruise From £3047pp

Celebration of Classical Music: The Danube

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £3475pp

Fly Cruise From £3336pp

Enticing Douro

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Douro

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £4351pp

Fly Cruise From £4177pp

Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Nile

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £5599pp

Fly Cruise From £5375pp

8-Day Majestic Mekong Cruise

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 25% on 2024 & 2025 Southeast Asia river cruises

Was £4251pp

Fly Cruise From £4081pp

13 Day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 25% on 2024 & 2025 Southeast Asia river cruises

Was £5255pp

Fly Cruise From £5045pp

Reflections of the Rhine and Main

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

Enjoy unique sightseeing activities designed to make your holiday that little bit more special

Save up to 60% on 2024 European sailings

Was £1495pp

Fly Cruise From £1435pp

Magna on the Danube

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £3450pp

Fly Cruise From £3312pp

Treasures of the Mekong - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Mekong

Save up to 30%*, with Flight Credit included.*

Truly all-inclusive luxury

Was £7025pp

Fly Cruise From £6744pp

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Douro

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £5899pp

Fly Cruise From £5663pp

Wildlife & the Falls

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Chobe

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £13323pp

Fly Cruise From £12790pp

Douro River Valley

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Douro

Save up to £2,500pp on Selected Sailings

Includes flights & overseas transfers

FREE door-to-door airport transfers in the UK on 2024 sailings* *Maximum 60 miles from home to the chosen airport additional miles will be payable

Was £5299pp

Fly Cruise From £5087pp

Splendours of Europe

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Rhine

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

Save up to 35% on 2024 Europe River Cruises

Was £4555pp

Fly Cruise From £2591pp

Grand Danube Cruise

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Nov 2024

  • Danube

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Up to £1,500 cruise savings per person PLUS Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade PLUS up to €50 Onboard Credit per person

Was £6576pp

Fly Cruise From £6313pp

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