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New Year River Cruises

 

What better way to ring in the New Year than with a river cruise along one of the world's scenic waterways? Admire snowy scenes along Europe's rivers or head to Asia to enjoy some winter sun - the choice is yours! Whichever destination you go for, you can relax and let your hair down on-board your ship with delicious food, great entertainment and celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

 

Top New Year's River Cruise Destinations :
Mekong - Cambodia & Vietnam
Danube - Germany, Austria & Hungary
Rhine - Holland, Germany & Switzerland
Dutch Waterways - Holland
Nile - Egypt
Seine - France

 

When do New Year River Cruises Set Sail?

 

It goes without saying that New Year river cruises sail during New Year, however, it is the length of the cruise that varies. Dates for departure vary from 26 December to just before New Year's Eve, so it's up to you how long you're away. Our most popular sailings are between seven- and nine-nights, offering a great length of time to enjoy the build-up and celebration of New Year with your family and friends.

 

Where Can I Sail for New Year?

 

This all depends on where you want to countdown the New Year! There are many cities where you can celebrate with plenty of others, accompanied by firework displays, street parties and rejoicing late into the night. Or, if you prefer a quieter event, then there are also plenty of sailings which head to small towns and quaint villages for you to spend time with loved ones.

 

Explore Europe during the New Year and head to Paris on the Seine or Amsterdam and the Dutch Waterways - each offering the ultimate countdown to next year. Alternatively, explore the waterways of Asia for an exotic sailing during prime river cruise time. Spend your New Year visiting the colourful floating markets and the sprawling ruins of the Angkor Wat. Ho Chi Minh City offers rooftop bars to ring in the New Year, or you could visit the open-air venue in Siem Reap where locals and visitors celebrate together.

 

Suggested Read: The Best New Year's Eve Celebrations to See on a River Cruise

 

When to Book


It's best to book as soon as possible for a river cruise during the New Year, as these sailings are very popular and have limited dates. 2024/25 New Year river cruises are selling out fast, with limited availability due to the dates and popularity, while 2025/26 New Year river cruises have more choice, but will still sell out fast as the festive season approaches.

If you'd like to book a New Year river cruise, take a look at our selection below and call our Cruise Concierge team to secure your place on-board.

 

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Enchanting Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 26 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

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 £4184pp

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Temple Discovery and Meandering along the Mekong Cruise - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 26 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £6174pp

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Treasures of the Mekong Meandering Cruise - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 26 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £6715pp

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Best of Holland & Belgium

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 26 Dec 2024

  • Dutch Waterway

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

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Was £3718pp

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Colors of Provence

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 26 Dec 2024

  • Rhone

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

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Was £2965pp

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Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 27 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5015pp

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Romantic Danube (A Taste of Christmas Markets)

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Dec 2024

  • Danube

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Enchanting Rhine

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Dec 2024

  • Rhine

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

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Was £3733pp

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13 Day Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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Was £4820pp

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21 Day Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia

  • 20 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Dec 2024

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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Was £6310pp

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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Dec 2024

  • Nile

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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 28 Dec 2024

  • Nile

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Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 30 Dec 2024

  • Nile

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

Was £5814pp

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Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

  • 14 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 02 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

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Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 03 Jan 2025

  • Nile

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Was £7110pp

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8-Day Majestic Mekong Cruise

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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13 Day Wonders of Cambodia, Vietnam & the Mekong

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 Jan 2025

  • Ganges

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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 Jan 2025

  • Nile

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Splendors of Egypt & the Nile

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 04 Jan 2025

  • Nile

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Treasures of the Mekong - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 12 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £7250pp

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Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 16 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 05 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

World-class fleet of contemporary floating boutique hotels

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Secrets of Egypt & the Nile

  • 7 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 06 Jan 2025

  • Nile

Award-Winning Included Dining Experiences

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Luxury Mekong and Temple Discovery Cruise - 7 or 9 night cruise

  • 10 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 07 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

Custom-designed ships offer you space to relax and indulge

Ultra-luxury cruising in a class of its own

Was £6748pp

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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

  • 11 Nights

  • Sailing Date : 07 Jan 2025

  • Mekong

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

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Was £5395pp

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