Christmas Market Cruises with Viking
The holidays are pure magic along Europe’s waterways. Storybook villages and snow-capped castles line the rivers’ banks. A festive spirit fills the crisp air. In grand cities and charming towns alike, exuberant Christmas markets celebrate the season with colorful crafts, gingerbread and warm, spicy glühwein.
Viking’s holiday departures complement your itinerary’s regular highlights with visits to Europe’s delightful Christmas markets, onboard festivities and more. Join us in exploring the lands where our most cherished holiday traditions began and treat yourself to a true European Christmas.
On Shore, Experience the Joys of the Season
Europe’s fairy-tale villages and sparkling cities provide the ideal backdrop for the holiday season. In medieval town squares and down cobbled lanes, children delight in hand-carved toys. Aromas of old-world family recipes waft from kitchens: hot potatoes and chestnuts, grilled sausages and a sweet array of baked treats. Market stalls overflow with handmade crafts, ornaments, nutcrackers and colorful woolen scarves. We’ll take you from one festive city to the next.
On Board, Share in the Holiday Spirit
Viking’s holiday cruises help spread the cheer with onboard celebrations that foster warmth and friendship, including Christmas sing-alongs, festive gatherings and more. Decorate our tree with us while savoring refreshments and camaraderie. Enjoy regional traditional holiday music as we invite a local ensemble on board to perform. And learn baking secrets from our Executive Chef, who will share a fresh batch of gingerbread cookies, a European favorite this time of year.
This holiday season, immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit with Viking.