Cruise through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and you’ll experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas markets.
Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim with whimsical handicrafts and take in the aromas of cinnamon dusted almonds and Lebkuchen gingerbread as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights.
In addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, AmaWaterways holiday cruise traditions help make memories you will savor forever.
On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!
Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!
A festive assortment of seasonal cookies awaits guests in their staterooms on Christmas Eve.
New Year's Eve Countdown
Following a jovial gala dinner, guests will have the opportunity to attend a party on board and participate in a countdown to the new year, complete with champagne for the official “cheers.”
- Save up to CA $2,400 per stateroom.
- Receive an onboard credit of up to $100 per stateroom.
- Complimentary stateroom upgrade.
PLUS Canadian Residents can take advantage of Pre-paid gratuities on select sailings.
Our Exclusive Bonus: When you reserve one of our specially selected AmaWaterways sailings, you can receive an additional onboard credit of up to $100 per stateroom.
• Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites.
• Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi on board.
• Complimentary fine wines, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board.
• Small guided group excursions.
Be sure to ask for fares on 2022 & 2023 Christmas Markets sailings
Step aboard a world of unparalleled experiences, where your journey is our passion. Allow us to share villages that time forgot. Walk along cobblestone streets filled with delights. Pedal through historic town squares. And revel in moments that last a lifetime. When you step aboard AmaWaterways, each day brings a genuine smile that warms the heart. Every river a new culture that inspires, and each course a moment to savor and share. Experience these wonders and delights with AmaWaterways, the Heart of the RiverTM.
Terms & ConditionsMost Christmas markets open during the last week of November until approximately Dec. 22. Check with each country’s tourist office for more information. All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a BB category stateroom (AB category for AmaMagna) unless stated otherwise. Savings are included in all listed prices. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. - Only applicable to categories BB (AB on Magna) or higher. Cruise Savings Offer is applicable to new FIT and group bookings made until May 31, 2021. - Not applicable to CA/C, CB, D, and E categories (will default to current standard retail offer) - Bonus Commission not applicable to groups - Bonus Commission is capped at 23% - Complimentary upgrades not applicable when booking AA+, SS, GS, or OS - Complimentary upgrades not applicable for Solo Travelers - Applicable to new FIT or Group bookings - Combinable with Past Guest and Future Cruise Benefit Programs - Not combinable with block programs - Combinable with amenity programs - Not combinable with any other retail offers (SAVE500, FLYFREE, SOLO, etc.) - Available on select departures. Virtuoso Amenity is applicable to new 2022 FIT and group bookings. Offer is based on double occupancy. Onboard credit is $100 USD per stateroom for cruises less than 14 nights (solo travelers receive half). Onboard credit is $200 USD per stateroom for cruises 14 nights or more (solo travelers receive half). Onboard credit can be applied to all onboard purchases; gratuities (excluding Africa/Egypt), gift shop, optional tours, hair & massage services. Onboard credit has no cash value. Offer is combinable with other promotions in the marketplace. Not combinable with Virtuoso Block Program. Cruise must be booked through Virtuoso in order to receive Virtuoso Amenity.