Those looking for a different Christmas break this year should look no further and consider a festive cruise with VIVA Cruises. The river cruise specialist will be running seven Christmas cruises on some of Europe’s most famous rivers throughout November and December, starting from just €650 per person.
There are seven different itineraries to choose from onboard VIVA ONE, VIVA TIARA, VIVA MOMENTS and VIVA VOYAGE: either in Germany on the Rhine, Main and Moselle; in Austria on the Danube; or in France on the Rhône.
VIVA Cruises’ first new build ship, VIVA ONE (launched in April 2022), will be doing two four-night itineraries on the Moselle and Rhine rivers. The “Moselle Advent Magic” will run entirely in Germany, visiting the cities of Coblenz, Bernkastel-Kues, Trier and Cochem – from €769 per person; while the “Rhine Christmas Cruise” will be calling at Coblenz, Boppard, Rüdesheim am Rhein, Mainz and Frankfurt – from €822 per person. The city of Coblenz, on the banks of the Rhine and Moselle rivers, offers one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany.
VIVA TIARA, with a capacity of 152 passengers, will run a variety of itineraries departing from Frankfurt. From here, the “Rhine Short Trip” itinerary will cruise along the Rhine towards Mainz, Mannheim and Strasbourg, in France (from €650 per person); while the “Main Short Trip” will visit Wertheim, Würzburg and Miltenberg (from €650 per person). Both itineraries offer a variety of festive excursions, including visits to Christmas markets and to the idyllic half-timbered houses.
With a capacity for 176 passengers, VIVA MOMENTS will be offering two six-night cruises from Düsseldorf, one crossing the Rhine towards Strasbourg (“Rhine Advent Magic upstream”, from €822 per person) and another returning back to Düsseldorf and visiting Frankfurt, Coblenz, Bonn and Cologne (“Rhine Advent Magic downstream”, from €822 per person).
Finally, VIVA VOYAGE, with a capacity of 153 passengers, will offer six cruises along the Rhône in France. The “Rhône Magical Advent” itinerary will start and finish in Lyon; calling at Tain-l’Hermitage, Arles, Avignon and Viviers – from €650 per person. Those visiting Lyon 8th-11th December will have the chance to see the famous ‘Festival of Lights’, a four-evening event that will see the city’s buildings enlightened with original light installations, creating a magic atmosphere at this time of the year.
All VIVA Cruises itineraries include VIVA Cruises’ signature VIVA All-Inclusive product, which includes snacks, full board, high-quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, minibar, and beauty products from the luxury cosmetic brands, Rituals, Wi-Fi and all tips and gratuities.