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Published on :   07/10/2022

Magical holiday on the waters

A few weeks before Christmas, European cities and small towns come to life in a very different light and adorn themselves with garlands and dazzling lights. To help you enjoy those festivities we’ve created several Christmas Markets itineraries in Europe.


Find out about our large range of New Year and Christmas’ journeys and treat yourself to a wonderful seasonal celebration. On board our merrily decorated ships the festivities are warm, joyful, refined and will leave you with beautiful memories.

This is the most magical time of the year to travel and discover the different traditions of each city and town in France and Europe.


We offer three different types of itineraries on our Christmas and festive holidays’ themed voyages.

Christmas Markets

Just like every year, Alsace and many cities in Europe adorn themselves with the most beautiful Christmas lights and become a magical setting for millions of visitors who come to soak up the magic of Christmas.


In France, Strasbourg’s Christmas market is one of the oldest in the world and was for a long period of time, the only festive marketplace in France. Nowadays, it is Europe’s largest Christmas Market, which makes Strasbourg the capital of Christmas and one of the most famous and visited Christmas Market in the world.


Everywhere in Alsace, from Strasbourg to Ribeauvillé through Colmar, stroll along the wooden chalets in the heart of merrily decorated streets and facades. Mulled wine, Advent concerts and cinnamon aromas and the gustatory delights of the typical Christmas cookies of the region, known as “bredeles” waft through the air. 


This year, we offer you a brand-new programme in the heart of the magical Christmas Markets on Alsace’s canals, on board the Madeleine barge. Moored in the city centre of Colmar, in the “Little Venice”, the streets reveal their shimmering colours. Perfect to experience a real immersion in the magical atmosphere of Alsace. Kaysersberg unveils its creative universe with its traditional Christmas baubles and Riquewihr plunges you into the historic setting of a fortified village.


You will be able to discover a completely different Christmas atmosphere in each of these cities as they are all filled with their own traditions, customs, and specialties.


In the South of France, along the Rhône River, discover the traditions of Provence with its Christmas cribs, warm winter evenings and numerous culinary discoveries.

In Germany, the historical cradle of Christmas markets, folklore invites itself to the centre of towns and villages. Along the Rhine, the Elbe, or the Neckar, discover the most famous, magical, and oldest markets in Europe. From Heidelberg to Berlin, let yourself be enchanted by the beauty and magic of unique traditions that perpetuate the Christmas spirit.

Along the Danube, from Vienna to Budapest via Bratislava, the charm of the Central European holiday markets shines through in the Danube capitals.


Whatever your destination’s choice is, embark on a journey of a thousand colours, scents, and flavours for a moment of wonder in the heart of Europe’s most magical cities. With CroisiEurope, moor in the centre of the cities, discover the most emblematic Christmas markets and let yourself be enchanted by the European Christmas spirit and magic. 


Celebrate Christmas on a cruise

Celebrate Christmas with CroisiEurope and discover the most beautiful European traditions for the end of 2022.

Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year to travel in a convivial and sharing atmosphere. During our Christmas cruises, our crews will make sure you have the most memorable Christmas Eve under a merrily sparkling Christmas tree. The reflections of the dazzling lights in the water will follow you while you travel through the most beautiful cities of France and Europe.


It will be hard to resist the idea of spending your festivities on the quays of wonderful cities such as Venice, Amsterdam, Budapest, Vienna, Seville, Strasbourg or Paris


These cities are the ones you can visit and discover in order to fully enjoy this enchanting time of the year. Not only it is the occasion to experience various animations, illuminations and decorations, it is also the perfect occasion to visit the last Christmas markets before the new year.

Would you like to spend a Christmas with a change of scenery and some winter sun? Give yourself the gift of a lifetime and venture to the end of the world, to meet the most legendary animals of Southern Africa or along the Mekong River, between Cambodia and Vietnam.


New Year's Eve Cruises 

Every year, we are all looking for THE perfect New Year's Eve party to start the new year in the best conditions.


How about celebrating the new year along the water for a mesmerizing and unique moment?


For the New Year, our entire fleet is dressed up to celebrate this event in a festive atmosphere where pleasure and conviviality come together. For this special occasion, CroisiEurope has a sumptuous New Year's Eve dinner accompanied by the finest wines. With family or friends, enjoy an exceptional cruise while celebrating New Year's Eve until the morning on the dance floor!

Along the most beautiful rivers of France and Europe, choose among our destinations, the one where you want to start the year.


Are you dreaming of a trip and a unique experience that will remain engraved in your memories? How about starting the countdown to the New year on the other side of the world, along the Mekong River or in Southern Africa?


Choose now among our itineraries your favourite destination and come aboard, celebrate the start of 2023 with us and create unforgettable memories.