Viva Cruises adds Christmas markets sailings - Cruise International

Viva Cruises adds Christmas markets sailings

By Katie McGonagle | 9 Aug 2022

Christmas market, Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Unsplash/cmophoto.net

Christmas market, Frankfurt, Germany. Picture: Unsplash/cmophoto.net

The river cruise line has introduced a series of festive sailings for November and December 2022

 

Viva Cruises has introduced seven new Christmas itineraries taking in some of Europe’s most festive spots, with prices from £550 per person – including mulled wine.

The cruises will operate on a choice of four ships, including the line’s first new-build ship, Viva One, which launched in April 2022. It will be sailing four-night itineraries on the Moselle and the Rhine: Moselle Advent Magic visits Koblenz, Bernkastel-Kues, Trier and Cochem; while the Rhine Christmas Cruise goes to Koblenz, Boppard, Rudesheim am Rhein, Mainz and Frankfurt.

Each stop will include visits to some of Europe’s oldest and most enchanting Christmas markets, along with the chance to explore pretty cobbled streets twinkling with fairy lights and half-timbered houses dotted along the riverbanks.

Viva One, cabin with French balcony

Cabin with French balcony on Viva One

Also offering new itineraries are Viva Tiara, Viva Moments and Viva Voyage, which will sail on the Rhine, Main, Rhone and Danube.

Those sailing on the Rhone in France on board Viva Voyage will start and end in Lyon, where the city’s Festival of Lights takes place from December 8-11, and will call at the pretty region of Tain-l’Hermitage, Arles, Avignon and Viviers.

Viva Cruises sailings are all-inclusive and cover full-board meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, minibar, Wi-Fi, tips and beauty products from cosmetic brand Rituals.

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