River Cruises Christmas and New Year

Christmas cruises 2018, 2019 New Year's Eve

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Christmas river cruises are among Europe's top-selling Holiday travel deals. The riverboats operate on the most popular European rivers and major inland waterways, including Rhine, Danube, Main, Main-Danube Canal, Moselle, Seine. All larger-sized river ships depart from homeports in famous cities and operate voyages to popular regions in France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania.

Generally operated with all-inclusive fares, European riverboats provide premium hotel amenities, comfort, boutique-style interior, spacious staterooms (many with French Balconies), gourmet meals, complimentary tours and boat transfers. Some river cruise deals are also inclusive of airfare (one-way or roundtrip international flights).

European River Cruises Christmas and New Year - CruiseMapper

Christmas river cruises in Europe generally include the following amenities - all meals (formal dinners and cocktail receptions), beverages (European wines, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner), bottled water (in stateroom), 24-hour beverage station (specialty tea/coffee, juices, snacks), tours and excursions (guided by English-speaking experts, and mainly to UNESCO sites), Holiday-themed guided programs, onboard enrichment and live entertainment (by guest lecturers, resident pianist, local performers), gratuities, taxes, ashore use of Nordic walking sticks, bicycles and Quietvox devices (portable audio headset system).

Next are listed the most visited European river port cities by destination.

  • Rhine River - Basel, Kehl (to Strasbourg), Germersheim (to Heidelberg), Mainz, Rudesheim, Cologne, Koblenz, Mannheim, Dusseldorf, Nijmegen, Utrecht, Arnhem, Breisach, Speyer, Worms.
  • Danube River -  Budapest, Vienna, Krems, Linz (to Salzburg and Oberndorf), Durnstein, Passau (to Munich), Grein, Melk Abbey, Bratislava, Deggendorf (to Theresienthal), Regensburg, Esztergom, Visegrad, Mohacs, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Vidin, Ruse, Giurgiu (to Bucharest), Oltenita, Braila, Tulcea.
  • Main River - Nurnberg (Rhine–Main–Danube Canal), Bamberg, Kitzingen, Wurzburg (to Rothenburg), Wertheim, Frankfurt, Rothenfels.
  • Elbe River - Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Meissen, Dresden, Bad Schandau, Decin.
  • (France) Seine River - Paris, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Vernon, Les Andelys, Rives-en-Seine, Honfleur, Rouen, Giverny,  Auvers-sur-Oise, Poissy, Le Havre.
  • (France) Rhone River - Lyon, Chalon-sur-Saone, Beaune, Vienne, Tournon-sur-Rhone, Viviers-sur-Rhone, Valence, Macon, Arles, Pont du Gard, Avignon.
  • (France) Garonne RIver - Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg-sur-Gironde, Saint-Emilion, Libourne, Cadillac, Cubzac-les-Ponts, Gironde Estuary.
  • (Portugal) Douro RIver - Porto, Bitetos, Regua, Pinhao, Barca d'Alva, Vega de Terron (to Salamanca).
  • In Ukraine (Dnieper River) and Russia (Volga River) cruises during Christmas and New Year are not available.

To search for Christmas and New Year river cruises by departure port, country and company, you can use the CruiseMapper's Xmas cruise finder. Be sure to select "River" in the "Ship Type" box.

All River Cruises Christmas and New Year cruise offers listed here are just itineraries and not cruise deals for sale. Vessels are ordered alphabetically. Comparing all the ships in the River Cruises fleet is a most convenient way to select the best for you Holiday voyages as departures (homeports, dates), destinations (regions, visited countries), itineraries (ports of call, arrival dates, port times) and also to compare cruise prices.

CruiseMapper shows cruise prices per person. These are only indicative fares on the ship's lowest category staterooms. All rates are based on double occupancy (twin share) and don't include cruise line or travel agency promotions, group booking rates or any other special offers and discounts.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Chau Doc cruise port

16 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Phu My
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $2996
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16 Dec      Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)   
16 Dec      Departing from Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
18 Dec     Kratie, Cambodia   
19 Dec     Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia   
19 Dec     Prek Kdam Bridge, Cambodia   
20 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
21 Dec     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
22 Dec     Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
23 Dec     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
23 Dec     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
24 Dec     My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
24 Dec      Arriving in Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam (Transfer)   

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Chiang Khong cruise port

16 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $4362
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16 Dec      Departing from Chiang Khong, Thailand   
18 Dec     Chiang Khong, Thailand   
19 Dec     Pak Beng, Laos   
20 Dec     Pak Ou Caves, Laos   
21 Dec     Luang Prabang, Laos   
22 Dec     Luang Prabang, Laos   
23 Dec     Tha Deua, Laos   
24 Dec     Pak Lai, Laos   
25 Dec     Ban Paklay, Laos   
26 Dec     Vientiane, Laos   
27 Dec      Arriving in Vientiane, Laos   

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Homalin cruise port

22 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Chindwin: 7 nights downstream
Christmas Cruise
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Prices starting
from $3816
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22 Dec      Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar (flight)   
22 Dec      Departing from Homalin, Myanmar   
24 Dec     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
25 Dec     Sithaung, Myanmar   
26 Dec     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
27 Dec     Mingkin, Myanmar   
28 Dec - 29 Dec     Monywa, Myanmar (Overnight)   
29 Dec     Monywa, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Monywa, Myanmar   
30 Dec      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar (flight)   

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Amarapura cruise port

22 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $2175
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22 Dec      Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar   
24 Dec     Mingun, Myanmar   
24 Dec     Amarapura, Myanmar   
25 Dec     Yandabo, Myanmar   
26 Dec     Pakokku, Myanmar   
27 Dec     Pakokku, Myanmar   
28 Dec     Irrawaddy River, Myanmar   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
30 Dec      Arriving in Bagan, Myanmar   

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Cologne cruise port

22 December 2018 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Rhine Valley Christmas
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $1404
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22 Dec      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
24 Dec     Cologne, Germany   
25 Dec     Andernach, Germany   
26 Dec     Boppard, Germany   
26 Dec     Oberwesel, Germany   
27 Dec     Koblenz, Germany   
28 Dec      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

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Chiang Khong cruise port

23 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $4362
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23 Dec      Departing from Chiang Khong, Thailand   
25 Dec     Chiang Khong, Thailand   
26 Dec     Pak Beng, Laos   
27 Dec     Pak Ou Caves, Laos   
28 Dec     Luang Prabang, Laos   
29 Dec     Luang Prabang, Laos   
30 Dec     Tha Deua, Laos   
31 Dec     Pak Lai, Laos   
01 Jan     Ban Paklay, Laos   
02 Jan     Vientiane, Laos   
03 Jan      Arriving in Vientiane, Laos   

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Phu My cruise port

23 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Phu My to Siem Reap
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $2996
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23 Dec      Departing from Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam (Transfer)   
23 Dec      Departing from My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
25 Dec      Departing from Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)   
25 Dec     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
25 Dec     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
25 Dec     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
26 Dec     Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
26 Dec     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
27 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
28 Dec     Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia   
28 Dec     Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Chong Koh, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
30 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia (Wat Hanchey)   
31 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
31 Dec      Arriving in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)   

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Chiang Khong cruise port

23 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Chiang Khong to Vientiane
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $4362
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23 Dec      Departing from Chiang Khong, Thailand   
25 Dec     Chiang Khong, Thailand   
26 Dec     Pak Beng, Laos   
27 Dec     Pak Ou Caves, Laos   
28 Dec     Luang Prabang, Laos   
29 Dec     Luang Prabang, Laos   
30 Dec     Tha Deua, Laos   
31 Dec     Pak Lai, Laos   
01 Jan     Ban Paklay, Laos   
02 Jan     Vientiane, Laos   
03 Jan      Arriving in Vientiane, Laos   

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Yangon cruise port

23 December 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Yangon to Mandalay
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $6220
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23 Dec      Departing from Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar   
25 Dec     Irrawaddy River Delta, Myanmar (Maubin)   
26 Dec     Irrawaddy River Delta, Myanmar   
27 Dec     Irrawaddy River Delta, Myanmar   
28 Dec     Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Thayetmyo, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Minhla, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Magway, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Sale, Myanmar   
01 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar   
02 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar   
03 Jan     Yandabo, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Mandalay, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Mingun, Myanmar   
06 Jan     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
07 Jan      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Inwa cruise port

24 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $4362
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24 Dec      Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar   
26 Dec     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
27 Dec     Khanyat, Myanmar   
28 Dec     Katha, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Kyun Daw, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Irrawaddy River, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Tagaung, Myanmar   
01 Jan     Mingun, Myanmar   
02 Jan     Inwa, Myanmar   
03 Jan - 04 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
04 Jan      Arriving in Bagan, Myanmar   

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24 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Upper Irrawaddy Downstream
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $3816
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24 Dec      Departing from Mandalay, Myanmar   
26 Dec     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
27 Dec     Khanyat, Myanmar   
28 Dec     Katha, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Kyun Daw, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Irrawaddy River, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Tagaung, Myanmar   
01 Jan      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Yangon cruise port

27 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip The Golden Land Upstream
New Year Cruise
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Prices starting
from $4449
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27 Dec      Departing from Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar (Transfer)   
27 Dec      Departing from Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Thayetmyo, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Magway, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Sale, Myanmar   
01 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar   
02 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar   
03 Jan     Yandabo, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Amarapura, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Mingun, Myanmar   
06 Jan     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
07 Jan     Mandalay, Myanmar   
07 Jan      Arriving in Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar (flight)   

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Pak Ou Caves cruise port

27 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Vientiane to Chiang Khong
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $4362
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27 Dec      Departing from Vientiane, Laos   
29 Dec     Ban Sanakham, Laos   
30 Dec     Ban Paklay, Laos   
31 Dec     Pak Lai, Laos   
01 Jan     Pak Ou Caves, Laos   
02 Jan - 03 Jan     Luang Prabang, Laos (Overnight)   
03 Jan - 04 Jan     Luang Prabang, Laos   
05 Jan     Pak Beng, Laos   
06 Jan - 07 Jan     Chiang Khong, Thailand (Overnight)   
07 Jan      Arriving in Chiang Khong, Thailand   

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Halong Bay cruise port

28 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Halong Bay to Viet Tri
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $3934
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28 Dec      Departing from Halong Bay, Vietnam   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     Halong Bay, Vietnam (Overnight)   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Halong Bay, Vietnam (Overnight)   
01 Jan     Song Thai Binh River, Vietnam   
02 Jan     Phat Diem, Vietnam   
03 Jan     Ninh B├Čnh, Vietnam   
04 Jan     Song Hong River, Red River, Vietnam   
05 Jan - 06 Jan     Hanoi, Vietnam (Overnight)   
06 Jan     Hanoi, Vietnam   
07 Jan     Song Hong River, Red River, Vietnam   
08 Jan      Arriving in Viet Tri, Vietnam   

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Bagan cruise port

29 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Bagan to Mandalay
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $2175
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29 Dec      Departing from Bagan, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar   
01 Jan     Pakokku, Myanmar   
02 Jan     Pakokku, Myanmar   
03 Jan     Yandabo, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Amarapura, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Mingun, Myanmar   
05 Jan - 06 Jan     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
06 Jan      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Cologne cruise port

29 December 2018 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Scenic Rhine New Year
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $1076
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29 Dec      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
31 Dec     Cologne, Germany   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Andernach, Germany (Overnight)   
01 Jan     Andernach, Germany   
01 Jan - 02 Jan     Koblenz, Germany (Overnight)   
02 Jan     Koblenz, Germany   
02 Jan     Boppard, Germany   
03 Jan      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

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Chau Doc cruise port

29 December 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from My Tho to Phnom Penh
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $1334
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29 Dec      Departing from My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
31 Dec     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
01 Jan     Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
02 Jan      Arriving in Phnom Penh, Cambodia   

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Homalin cruise port

29 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Monywa to Yangon
New Year Cruise
fly-cruise ()
Prices starting
from $3816
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29 Dec      Departing from Monywa, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Monywa, Myanmar   
01 Jan     Monywa, Myanmar   
02 Jan     Mingkin, Myanmar   
03 Jan     Mawlaik, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Sithaung, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Thaungdut, Myanmar   
06 Jan     Homalin, Myanmar   
06 Jan      Arriving in Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar (flight)   

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Phu My cruise port

29 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Phu My to Siem Reap
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $2996
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29 Dec      Departing from Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam (Transfer)   
29 Dec      Departing from My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
31 Dec      Departing from Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)   
31 Dec     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
31 Dec     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
31 Dec     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
01 Jan     Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
01 Jan     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
02 Jan     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
03 Jan     Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia   
03 Jan     Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia   
04 Jan     Chong Koh, Cambodia   
04 Jan     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
05 Jan     Kampong Cham, Cambodia (Wat Hanchey)   
06 Jan     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
06 Jan      Arriving in Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)   

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Chau Doc cruise port

30 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Phu My
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $2996
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30 Dec      Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia (Transfer)   
30 Dec      Departing from Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
01 Jan     Kratie, Cambodia   
02 Jan     Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia   
02 Jan     Prek Kdam Bridge, Cambodia   
03 Jan     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
04 Jan     Mekong River, Vietnam-Cambodia   
05 Jan     Chau Doc, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
06 Jan     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
06 Jan     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
07 Jan     My Tho, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
07 Jan      Arriving in Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam (Transfer)   

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Cologne cruise port

22 December 2019 5 nights / 6 days, round-trip Rhine Valley Christmas
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $1317
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22 Dec      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
24 Dec     Cologne, Germany   
25 Dec     Andernach, Germany   
26 Dec     Boppard, Germany   
26 Dec     Oberwesel, Germany   
27 Dec     Koblenz, Germany   
28 Dec      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

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Cologne cruise port

29 December 2019 4 nights / 5 days, round-trip Scenic Rhine New Year
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $777
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29 Dec      Departing from Cologne, Germany   
31 Dec     Cologne, Germany   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Andernach, Germany (Overnight)   
01 Jan     Andernach, Germany   
01 Jan - 02 Jan     Koblenz, Germany (Overnight)   
02 Jan     Koblenz, Germany   
02 Jan     Boppard, Germany   
03 Jan      Arriving in Cologne, Germany   

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