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).