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Winter Cruises

Our winter cruises on the Rhine and the Danube are a real insider’s secret. The dreamy riverscapes and the beautifully illuminated towns have a unique charm that is particularly special, especially during Advent and the festive period.

Whether you choose to visit the best Christmas Markets in each region, during the contemplative Advent period, or to enjoy a wonderful Christmas party or lively New Year celebration, with fantastic firework displays on the Rhine and the Danube, you can expect to spend what is probably the most beautiful time of year in an unforgettable way.

Cruises

Magic of Advent on the Danube

At this most contemplative time of year, you can enter a real winter fairytale. Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Danube, explore some sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period. 

Vienna → Nuremberg

7 Days

Magic of Advent on the Rhine

At this most contemplative time of year, you can enter a real winter fairytale. Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Rhine, explore some sleepy little towns and riverscapes, warm yourself with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.

Cologne → Cologne

6 Days

New Year's Eve Cruise on the Danube

Treat yourself to a memorable year end celebration with a special highlight: our New Year’s party on board. After a 5-course gala dinner we invite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.

Passau → Passau

7 Days

New Year's Eve Cruise on the rhine

Treat yourself to a memorable year end celebration with a special highlight: our New Year’s party on board. After a 5-course gala dinner we invite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.

Cologne → Cologne

8 Days

Christmas Cruise on the Danube

Celebrate Christmas in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated AMADEUS cruise ship. Enjoy the Christmas stories, decorating the Christmas tree, and a joyous celebration of Christmas Eve on board. On this day, the restaurant will prepare a special gourmet dinner, after which you will have the option of attending a traditional midnight mass.

Passau → Passau

7 Days

Christmas Cruise on the Rhine

Celebrate Christmas in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated AMADEUS cruise ship. Enjoy the Christmas stories, decorating the Christmas tree, and a joyous celebration of Christmas Eve on board. On this day, the restaurant will prepare a special gourmet dinner, after which you will have the option of attending a traditional midnight mass.

Cologne → Cologne

7 Days

Festive atmosphere

Take time-out from everyday life and spend Christmas, the time of year so ripe for contemplation and celebration, with us on our AMADEUS ship adorned with Christmas decorations. You’ll be enchanted as we pass through the snowy winter landscape with its festively illuminated towns and buildings with their Christmas decoration, and the pre-Christmas atmosphere on board will of course play its part in making this Advent’s excursion an unforgettable experience. The land programme is designed with the festive days in mind and will take you to the most beautiful Christmas markets in the area, where you can browse to your heart’s content and are certain still to find a Christmas present or two for your nearest and dearest.

Your Christmas party on board

Enjoy with us an unforgettable Christmas party on board our AMADEUS ship adorned with Christmas decorations. You’ll be enchanted as we pass through the snowy winter landscape with its festively illuminated towns and lovingly decorated buildings, and the pre-Christmas atmosphere on board will of course play its part in making this Advent’s excursion an unforgettable experience. On Christmas Eve there’s an on board Christmas party full of atmosphere, after which you have the opportunity to attend the traditional Christmas mass.

New Year’s Eve Party on board

Enjoy with us a unique way of seeing out the old year on board our AMADEUS ship adorned with party decorations. There’s no doubt that this cruise reaches its climax with the New Year’s Eve party on board. Begin the evening with an elegant gala dinner before moving to the panorama bar where a glittering New Year’s Eve party will be held. See in the New Year in the traditional way with a Danube waltz and dance your way with us into the New Year - a special highlight will be the spectacular firework display and you can enjoy a wonderful view of it from on board ship.