Christmas season is one of the best times to go on a cruise. Booking cruise trips during this season may be a tad more expensive than all the other times, but the all inclusive holiday experience definitely makes up for it. Moreover, if it is a toss between stressful holiday cleaning and cooking versus cruising along prime destinations in the world, we already know which one is the best choice, right?
One of the best cruise destinations during Christmas time is the Danube. Sailing the eastbound route from Prague to Vienna is a luxury that appeals to the liking of many travelers, and in this article, we will have a run down of the top reasons why.
Cruising the Danube in December makes the atmosphere more festive.
According to many travelers, the river looks to be more enchanting during the Yuletide season. Whether it is because of the overall jovial mood or the crisp winter air, cruisers have more fun sailing at this time of the year compared to any other time. For some reason, quaint little villages, Baroque architecture, stained glasses, and frescoes are look more exceptional than they already are. Another plus of traveling in December is that a lot of major cruise lines offer on-board festivals to their guests, especially in all inclusive holiday deals.
Guests get to enjoy a showcase of Europe's finest views and structures.
Traveling Europe is always an enchanting experience, but traveling it by cruise gives the tourists a better vantage point. Passing charming villas are always a win if you're in it for beauty. If you are a history aficionado, you will be fascinated by the guided tours in some of the most famous historical sites like Slovakia, Vienna, and many other cities. Some vacation deals even include private tours of Baroque monastery libraries in Prague. If your are keen on having a more in-depth exploration of Europe, then you should definitely hop on the next eastbound Danube cruise!
It gives the cruisers a shopping experience like no other.
Christmas is still and will always be the season of giving, which makes a cruise trip along the Danube more opportune. Through the trip, you will get the chance to visit lovely Christmas markets. Make sure to include some holiday specialties in your shopping list, such as Glühwein (Mulled Christmas wine) and Lebkuchen (a baked Christmas pastry similar to gingerbread) to send some European love to your friends and family back home. Almost every all inclusive holiday deal includes stopovers at various Christmas markets, so you know that you're really in for the best yuletide treat of your life!