Archive for October, 2011

Holiday Gift Idea: River Cruises

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Trying to think of that perfect gift for your family or loved one? Something that will bring you closer and leave you with lasting memories for years to come? Why not escape on a European River Cruise with Destination Oceans. River cruise lines are offering great deals on a wide array of destinations. Combine that with two-for-one specials, large discounts and free air and hotels in many major European cities you can’t afford to not at least consider a holiday cruise.

All the things you are used to doing during the holiday season at home you can still do during a river cruise. You would be hard pressed to find a destination without a large Christmas market and a tree lighting festival. Imagine this year  leaving the Christmas dinner to someone else so you can just relax and enjoy the holiday.

AMA Waterways offers a cruise and land package starting as low as $2,459 per person. They simply refer to this cruise as the Christmas Time Cruise. The cruise begins with a 2 night hotel stay in Prague followed by a 8 night Nuremberg to Amsterdam cruise. This cruise is especially inexpensive for couples traveling because if you book and pay in advance you can take advantage of their two for one deal. That’s 2 cruise tickets for the price of just one. Certain dates are also eligible for free airfare and instant room upgrades.

Avalon Waterways offers two holiday cruises. The first is Christmastime on the Danube which has a starting price as low as $2,019 per person. This 9 day 8 night cruise begins with a two night stay in Prague followed by a 6 night cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna. Enjoy guided sightseeing in each city along the way and sample local delicacies to your hearts content. The second is Christmas in the Heart of Germany, which starts as low as $1,719 per person. This cruise starts with a 6 night cruise from Frankfurt to Nuremberg and ends with a complimentary 2 night stay in Prague. Germany is a great place to spend your holidays because they really get into the spirit. Many of the ports you will stop in will have amazing Christmas markets and numerous holiday inspired events. You won’t want to miss this cruise.

Uniworld has the longest holiday cruise with their 14 day Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise at a start price of $3,699 per person. This 14 day cruise begins in Nuremberg and ends in Budapest. You will be treated to walking tours in Regensberg, Passau, Vienna and Budapest to name a few. Each city is rich in culture and holiday cheer. Go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Bavarian Forest or if you feel up to it waltz to the famous tunes of Johann Strauss in his home city of Vienna, Austria. These captivating countries and the enchanting river will provide you with the perfect backdrop for celebrating the holidays in style.