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Triple Savings on Christmas Markets River Cruises | Amawaterways™

Limited Time Offer: Holiday Triple Savings
Save CA$1,200 per person + Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade + $50 per person onboard credit.
Must book in BB stateroom or higher. Offer applies to select 2022 & 2023 Holiday Cruises.

Holiday Cruises
Cruise through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and you’ll experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas markets. Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim with whimsical handicrafts and take in the aromas of cinnamon dusted almonds and Lebkuchen gingerbread as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights. 

Most markets are open from the last week of November through December 22nd

Onboard Experience

In addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, our holiday cruise traditions help make memories you will savor forever.

Shoes for St. Nick
On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!

Tree-Trimming Party
Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!

Christmas Cookies
A festive assortment of seasonal cookies awaits guests in their staterooms on Christmas Eve.

New Year’s Eve Countdown
Following a jovial gala dinner, guests will have the opportunity to attend a party on board and participate in a countdown to the new year, complete with champagne for the official “cheers.”

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Iconic Christmas Markets

Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Salzburg, Vienna & Budapest (or reverse)
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure. Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; Vienna with its impressive Christmas markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; and Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where products sold in the market are traditionally handmade are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.
7-night Cruise (Pre or Post Land Program Available)
Offer Sail Dates:
Various Dates Available 2022-23, Please Inquire
Starting from CA$4,893 pp*

*Based on Dec. 16, 2022 departure date,  per person, double occupancy in an entry level stateroom.  Port charges included in fare. See also terms & conditions.

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Giant Lighted Christmas Trees

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Christmas Markets On the Rhine

Amsterdam, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Heidelburg, Speyer, Strasbourg, Gengenbach, Riquwihr, Frieburg, to Basel (or reverse)
Experience the deep-rooted holiday traditions of Europe at its most festive time of year and get caught up in the magic of the holidays with visits to some of the world’s most timeless Christmas Markets. Warm up with a mug of steamy glühwein while at the Cologne Christmas Market located in front of its UNESCO-designated Gothic cathedral. Let the “Capital of Noël,” Strasbourg, the oldest and largest Christmas Market in France, captivate you the way it has for so many others for centuries. Meander through Heidelberg’s majestic Christmas Market nestled idyllically amongst the historic squares of the Old Town. And while in Gengenbach, marvel at the world’s largest Advent calendar, where every evening at 6:00 PM, the brightly lit windows of the neo-classical town hall open and behind each one is a picture by a famous artist, such as Andy Warhol. Cherish all the glory of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Rhine.
7-night Cruise (Pre or Post Land Program Available)
Offer Sail Dates:
Various Dates Available in 2022-23, Please Inquire
Starting from  CA$4,893 pp*

*Based on Dec. 13, 2022 departure date,  per person, double occupancy in an entry level stateroom.  Port charges included in fare. See also terms & conditions.

Christmas Markets - Basel

Basel, Switzerland

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What’s Included

• Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites – most with signature twin balconies, French balconies or full balconies
• In-room Internet access and Entertainment-On-Demand, plus unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi on board
• Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
• Complimentary fine wines, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
• Small guided group excursions with a variety of choices, including immersive Special Interest Tours, hiking and biking adventures and visits to Christmas Markets

Terms & Conditions: All rates are in CAD, per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.

Please contact your travel professional for complete terms and details. 

This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.

Terms & Conditions: Most Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. All rates are per person in CAD for cruise only, inclusive of port charges and based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Promotional rates are valid on select departure for new bookings only. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy. Complimentary upgrades applicable to categories BB – AB (AB – SB for AmaMagna), applies to one category upgrade, based on availability. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20..

Please contact your travel professional for complete terms and details. 

This agency reserves the right to correct any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in this publication at any time without notice.

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