Luxury River Cruises to Europe’s Christmas Markets

Christmas River Cruise

Looking for something different to do this holiday season? Believe it or not, it is already that time of year to make your plans. Consider a luxury Christmas River Cruise in Europe for a truly festive experience, even for the most seasoned travelers, who are sure to revel in this unique vacation choice. No need to stay home when you can journey to culture-rich and historic destinations on a beautiful river ship – and get pampered along the way.

Immerse yourself in a magical world of twinkling lights in towns and cities aglow with twinkling and colorful decorations. The captivating scents of gingerbread and other delightful goodies will greet you as your voyage takes you along such storied waterways as the Danube, Rhine and Seine rivers. Meander along in serene comfort to small villages and large towns of Austria, Germany and France, depending on which ship you are on. Some itineraries may also include The Netherlands and Hungary. Typically offered from November through December, they offer a festivity-filled holiday travel experience like no other.

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Ponant Cruises: Escape For The Holidays

Young lady relaxing in hammock on the sandy beachStart a new holiday tradition with Ponant Cruises. Escape for the holidays aboard one of their luxury yachts. With three different itineraries available, there’s still time to book your holiday excursion.

In March 2012 you could be traveling from Muscat, Oman to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Visit the capital of Qatar and spend the afternoon enjoying a 4×4 trip across the Arabian dunes to “an inland sea of sand.” While at port in Abu Dhabi enjoy the “Manhattan of the Emirates” – one of the wealthiest cities in the world. Take a moment to visit the Heritage Village, “and amazing reconstruction of the way of life, traditions and cultures of Bedouin camps in the desert.”

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