European Luxury River Cruises

Continental Christmas Cruises!


Oh, to dream of  a continental Christmas!

Surely there can be no better way to spend your time during the Christmas period than soaking up the amazing atmosphere on a continental Christmas market.





What could be even better is to experience all theses wonderful places while sailing from port to port on a festive river cruise ship!



Winter is a wonderful and magical time of year in Europe, with fairytale, snow-topped castles and mountains, and a wonderful festive spirit everywhere. Their Christmas markets are filled with the scents of gingerbread and warm spicy gluwein, their stalls and shops are aplenty with gifts and traditional Christmas ware, and the tunes of traditional carols can be heard from afar. So enjoy a relaxing festive season with no rush, no stress, just the anticipation of Europe’s most enchanting destinations on a river cruise!




Sail the Danube, Main or Rhine Rivers, stopping along the way to explore magnificent Christmas Markets. Admire the festive hand-crafted wooden toys, sparkling baubles, gifts, arts and crafts. Enjoy the heady aroma of hot mulled wine, savour the taste of honey-roasted almonds and cinnamon cookies and indulge in delicious festive treats such as soft gingerbread, tasty spiced biscuits and perhaps try delicious local specialities such as glühwein, sweet svarene vino or savoury Bratwurst – yum!







You can’t get any better for picture postcard perfection than a continental Christmas market, and you certainty can’t do it in a more relaxing way than on a continental river cruise!

My River Cruise Revelation!

It has to be said that upon hearing about river cruises I was intrigued.

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A Riviera cruise to Switzerland



In fact, more than intrigued – I wanted to know every thing about this new revelation in sailing.

People who had been on one were telling me that the luxury was second to none and that relaxing was a big part of this type of holiday – just what I wanted!

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Luxury accommodation

Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy a more adventurous holiday and have experienced many in the past, but this river cruising lark sounded like you could combine the both – adventure and relaxation!

Well, after many hours of extensive browsing and getting insider information( that’s looking at reviews to me and you) I realized that this type of holiday was ideal and wanted to book one NOW!

The food on these types of cruises look delicious and most have complimentary free drinks including wine!

Dining 679 200 s Riviera MS Lord Byron, River Cruise Tours

Fine dining

There is plenty of  sightseeing and visits to do on land, but the best bit is the way you can take in the most outstanding and picturesque scenery while just laying back and relaxing on the river cruise ship ( a bit different to a cruise liner).

I also found that there are plenty of rivers to cruise along as well – cruise the legendary Rhine and Maine, sail along the captivating DanubeMoselle and Elbe, take a journey along the SeineDouro and the enchanting Dutch Waterways. – WOW!

So, in a nutshell, on a river cruise you get fine dining, complimentary wine and beer, amazing accommodation, breathtaking scenery and that all important relaxation – just what the doctor ordered!!

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