River Cruises Christmas and New Year

Christmas cruises 2019, 2020 New Year's Eve

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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.

DateShipCruise NamePrice from
2019 Dec 19River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Bellissima 7 days, round-trip Danube $499
2019 Dec 19River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Douro Cruiser 8 days, round-trip Douro $1249
2019 Dec 19River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Douro Cruiser 11 days, one-way from Porto-Leixoes to Lisbon $1899
2019 Dec 19River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS nickoVISION 7 days, round-trip Danube $599
2019 Dec 20River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Katharina von Bora 7 days, one-way from Dresden to Hamburg $749
2019 Dec 20River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Rhein Symphonie 6 days, round-trip Rhine $539
2019 Dec 22River Cruises Cruises cruise line RV Anawrahta 3 days, one-way from Bagan to Mandalay $1131
2019 Dec 22River Cruises Cruises cruise line RV Anawrahta 5 days, one-way from Bagan to Mandalay $1838
2019 Dec 22River Cruises Cruises cruise line Amatista Amazon 7 days, one-way from Iquitos to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve $1799
2019 Dec 22River Cruises Cruises cruise line Amatista Amazon 12 days, one-way from Iquitos to Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve $2699
2019 Dec 22River Cruises Cruises cruise line RV Anawrahta 4 days, one-way from Bagan to Mandalay $1523
2019 Dec 22River Cruises Cruises cruise line MV Virginia 5 days, round-trip Rhine Valley Christmas $878
2019 Dec 26River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Bellissima 8 days, round-trip Danube $899
2019 Dec 26River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS nickoVISION 8 days, round-trip Danube $949
2019 Dec 27River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Alemannia 7 days, round-trip Holland and Belgium $93910
2019 Dec 28River Cruises Cruises cruise line RV Anawrahta 4 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan $1523
2019 Dec 28River Cruises Cruises cruise line RV Anawrahta 5 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan $1838
2019 Dec 28River Cruises Cruises cruise line RV Anawrahta 3 days, one-way from Mandalay to Bagan $1131
2019 Dec 29River Cruises Cruises cruise line MV Virginia 4 days, round-trip Scenic Rhine New Year $518
2020 Dec 27River Cruises Cruises cruise line MS Katharina von Bora 7 days, one-way from Hamburg to Dresden

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.

Next tables show all River Christmas New Year cruise itineraries 2019-2020 as ships, departure ports, call ports (dates and arrival/departure times) and regions.