Scenic Cruises Christmas and New Year

Christmas cruises 2017, 2018 New Year's Eve

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Scenic Cruises attract well-traveled, more affluent passengers. The company markets its Christmas and New Year cruisetour itineraries only in English-speaking countries. Nearly 40% of the ships' typical guests are Australians, 25% British (UK), 25% Canadian, 10% American (USA). Longer river cruise itineraries carry more Australians, while on short voyages the majority are North Americans and Brits.

Scenic Cruises Christmas and New Year - CruiseMapper

All being newly built, Scenic's "space ships" (trademarked design) feature staterooms with open-air balconies, all suite-category cabins and luxury hotel amenities. The complimentary specialty dining and all-inclusive drinks are another perk to prefer booking Scenic cruise deals.

The list of Scenic-operated river travel destinations includes Europe’s largest rivers - Danube and Rhine, connected via Main-Danube Canal. Since 2016, Scenic Tours also offer Douro River cruises (in Portugal and Spain). Being a major player on the travel market in Australia and New Zealand, Scenic Tours also has booking centers in Europe (Switzerland and the UK) and North America (USA and Canada).

In 2018, to the company's impressive fleet of riverboats was added the luxury yacht Scenic Eclipse operating on polar expedition cruises to Antarctica and also in Europe (Mediterranean Sea).

Scenic Cruises' Christmas Market voyages for 2018 take passengers on either Danube or Rhine through traditional European Christmas Markets. These markets take place annually during Advent and offer various dining, shopping and entertainment experiences. Popular destinations include Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt, which is held on the square in front of the City Hall; Nuremberg’s market dating back to 1628; and Cologne’s  array of toy stalls, fairytales and puppet theatres, as well as the biggest Christmas tree in Rhineland. 

The luxury cruise line offers all-inclusive sailings with fare covering meals onboard, all-suite accommodations, butler services, all gratuities, unlimited complimentary beverages, expert local guides, Scenic Freechoice activities and Enrichspecial events.

The brand new Christmas Market Scenic cruises include:

  • "Rhine Christmas Markets with Switzerland" - a 12-day adventure bringing guests through the 100 shopping stands in Koblenz, 120 stands along Drosselgasse Lane in Rüdesheim's old town, and one of the largest European Christmas markets in Strasbourg. Fares start from US$5,295 (CAN$6,450) per person.
  • "Danube Christmas Markets with Prague" - an 11-day tour making multiple stops for various market experiences. During the 3 days in Prague, guests can explore the markets at Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square or the many smaller ones throughout the city. The 8-day cruise brings passengers through Budapest and Vienna with stops in Germany and Austria. Fares start at US$3,595 (CAN$4,980).

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 Scenic 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 Scenic 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
Amsterdam cruise port

14 December 2017 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $6742
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14 Dec      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
16 Dec     Amsterdam, Holland   
17 Dec     Cologne, Germany   
18 Dec     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
18 Dec     Rudesheim, Germany   
19 Dec     Freudenberg, Germany   
20 Dec     Wurzburg, Germany   
21 Dec     Bamberg, Germany   
22 Dec     Nuremberg, Germany   
23 Dec     Regensburg, Germany   
24 Dec     Passau, Germany   
24 Dec     Salzburg, Austria   
25 Dec     Melk, Austria   
25 Dec - 26 Dec     Durnstein, Austria (Overnight)   
26 Dec     Durnstein, Austria   
26 Dec - 27 Dec     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
27 Dec - 28 Dec     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
28 Dec     Vienna, Austria   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
30 Dec      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Bagan cruise port

14 December 2017 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Pyay to Mandalay
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $8992
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14 Dec      Departing from Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
16 Dec     Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
17 Dec     Thayetmyo, Myanmar   
18 Dec     Minhla, Myanmar   
18 Dec     Magway, Myanmar   
19 Dec - 20 Dec     Irrawaddy River (Overnight)   
20 Dec     Irrawaddy River   
20 Dec - 21 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
21 Dec - 22 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
22 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar   
22 Dec     Yandabo, Myanmar   
23 Dec     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
23 Dec     Inwa, Myanmar   
24 Dec     Mingun, Myanmar   
24 Dec - 25 Dec     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
25 Dec - 26 Dec     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
26 Dec      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Phu My cruise port

19 December 2017 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Phu My to Siem Reap
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $6435
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19 Dec      Departing from Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam   
19 Dec      Departing from Mekong River   
21 Dec     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
21 Dec     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
22 Dec     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
23 Dec     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
23 Dec - 24 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)   
24 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
25 Dec     Kampong Tralach, Cambodia   
25 Dec     Oudong, Cambodia   
26 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
27 Dec     Mekong River   
27 Dec     Siem Reap, Cambodia   
28 Dec      Arriving in Siem Reap, Cambodia   

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Cai Be cruise port

25 December 2017 8 nights / 9 days, one-way from Siem Reap to Phu My
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $6435
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25 Dec      Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia   
27 Dec     Siem Reap, Cambodia   
27 Dec     Mekong River   
28 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Oudong, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Kampong Tralach, Cambodia   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)   
31 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)   
01 Jan     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
02 Jan     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
02 Jan     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
03 Jan     Mekong River   
03 Jan      Arriving in Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam   

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Cai Be cruise port

26 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $11985
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26 Dec      Departing from Mekong River   
26 Dec      Departing from Siem Reap, Cambodia   
28 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Oudong, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Kampong Tralach, Cambodia   
30 Dec - 31 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)   
31 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam (Overnight)   
01 Jan     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
02 Jan     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
02 Jan     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
03 Jan     Mekong River   
03 Jan      Arriving in Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam   

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Bagan cruise port

27 December 2017 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Pyay to Mandalay
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $8992
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27 Dec      Departing from Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
30 Dec     Thayetmyo, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Minhla, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Magway, Myanmar   
01 Jan - 02 Jan     Irrawaddy River (Overnight)   
02 Jan     Irrawaddy River   
02 Jan - 03 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
03 Jan - 04 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
04 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Yandabo, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Inwa, Myanmar   
06 Jan     Mingun, Myanmar   
06 Jan - 07 Jan     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
07 Jan - 08 Jan     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
08 Jan      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Cai Be cruise port

27 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Kampong Cham to Phu My
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $8235
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27 Dec      Departing from Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
29 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia   
30 Dec     Kampong Tralach, Cambodia   
31 Dec - 01 Jan     Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)   
01 Jan     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
01 Jan     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
02 Jan     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
03 Jan     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
03 Jan     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
04 Jan     Mekong River   
04 Jan      Arriving in Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam   

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Bagan cruise port

27 December 2017 10 nights / 11 days, one-way from Pyay to Mandalay
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $7268
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27 Dec      Departing from Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
29 Dec     Irrawaddy River   
30 Dec     Thayetmyo, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Minhla, Myanmar   
31 Dec     Magway, Myanmar   
01 Jan     Irrawaddy River   
02 Jan     Irrawaddy River   
02 Jan - 03 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
03 Jan - 04 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
04 Jan     Bagan, Myanmar   
04 Jan     Yandabo, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
05 Jan     Inwa, Myanmar   
06 Jan     Mingun, Myanmar   
06 Jan - 07 Jan     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
07 Jan      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Bagan cruise port

13 December 2018 11 nights / 12 days, one-way from Pyay to Mandalay
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $11092
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13 Dec      Departing from Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
15 Dec     Pyay, Prome, Myanmar   
16 Dec     Thayetmyo, Myanmar   
17 Dec     Minhla, Myanmar   
17 Dec     Magway, Myanmar   
18 Dec - 19 Dec     Irrawaddy River (Overnight)   
19 Dec     Irrawaddy River   
19 Dec - 20 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
20 Dec - 21 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar (Overnight)   
21 Dec     Bagan, Myanmar   
21 Dec     Yandabo, Myanmar   
22 Dec     Kyaukmyaung, Myanmar   
22 Dec     Inwa, Myanmar   
23 Dec     Mingun, Myanmar   
23 Dec - 24 Dec     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
24 Dec - 25 Dec     Mandalay, Myanmar (Overnight)   
25 Dec      Arriving in Mandalay, Myanmar   

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Ushuaia cruise port

16 December 2018 20 nights / 21 days, round-trip Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $24818
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16 Dec      Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina   
18 Dec     At Sea   
19 Dec - 20 Dec     Falkland Islands (Overnight)   
20 Dec     Falkland Islands   
21 Dec - 23 Dec     At Sea   
24 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
25 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
26 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
27 Dec     South Georgia Island, Grytviken, British Antarctica (Exploring)   
28 Dec - 30 Dec     At Sea   
31 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
01 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
02 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
03 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica (Exploring)   
04 Jan - 05 Jan     At Sea   
06 Jan      Arriving in Ushuaia, Argentina   

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Phu My cruise port

18 December 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Phu My to Kampong Cham
Christmas Cruise
Prices starting
from $8992
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18 Dec      Departing from Phu My, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam   
20 Dec     Cai Be, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
20 Dec     Sa Dec, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
21 Dec     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
22 Dec     Tan Chau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam   
22 Dec - 23 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia (Overnight)   
23 Dec     Phnom Penh, Cambodia   
24 Dec     Oudong, Cambodia   
24 Dec     Kampong Tralach, Cambodia   
25 Dec - 26 Dec     Kampong Cham, Cambodia (Overnight)   
26 Dec      Arriving in Kampong Cham, Cambodia   

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Porto cruise port

20 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $5692
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20 Dec      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Dec     Douro River   
23 Dec     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
24 Dec     Regua, Portugal   
25 Dec     Douro River   
25 Dec - 26 Dec     Vega de Terron, Spain (Overnight)   
26 Dec     Vega de Terron, Spain (Salamanca)   
27 Dec     Pocinho, Portugal   
28 Dec     Pinhao, Portugal   
29 Dec     Douro River   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal (Overnight)   
30 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
31 Dec      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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Porto cruise port

20 December 2018 10 nights / 11 days, round-trip Unforgettable Douro
New Year Cruise
Prices starting
from $4868
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20 Dec      Departing from Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
22 Dec     Douro River   
23 Dec     Entre-os-Rios, Portugal   
24 Dec     Regua, Portugal   
25 Dec     Douro River   
25 Dec - 26 Dec     Vega de Terron, Spain (Overnight)   
26 Dec     Vega de Terron, Spain (Salamanca)   
27 Dec     Pocinho, Portugal   
28 Dec     Pinhao, Portugal   
29 Dec     Douro River   
29 Dec - 30 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal (Overnight)   
30 Dec     Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   
31 Dec      Arriving in Porto, Leixoes, Portugal   

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