Experience the magic of a German Christmas and explore the land where many of our most beloved holiday traditions began. Sail in true holiday style along the peaceful Main River, stopping to marvel at Medieval villages and majestic stone castles. The famed Christmas Markets in Frankfurt, Wertheim, Würzburg, Rothenburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg will delight visitors of all ages with a winter wonderland of stocking stuffers and sweet treats.
The merrymaking continues as you stroll through cobblestone streets dusted in snow. Mouthwatering aromas flood the historic city squares, where shops and bakeries are laden with gingerbread, biscuits, and the region’s famous Franconian sausage. Everywhere you turn, you will find cities decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees, bells pealing from cathedral towers, and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols. With sights straight out of a classic Christmas tale, this is sure to be one of the most memorable holiday trips you will ever take.
We’ve specially designed onboard workshops and onshore excursions to please the whole family. Whether you’re baking scrumptious holiday cookies with the ship’s pastry chef, hand-crafting a traditional advent calendar, or touring what may be the world’s most extraordinary toy museum, you’ll find that every day is full of opportunities to make precious memories together.
Who will enjoy this cruise: Those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays with the special young people in their lives. Young and old alike will relish shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures in the Christmas Markets and discovering the legends that lie behind some of our most popular holiday traditions.