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Strong demand leads Viking to boost 2024 European Christmas river cruises


Dozens of new departures in late 2024 have been added across some of Viking’s most popular Christmas itineraries.

Viking's Christmas river cruises take in European towns in all their Yuletide glory.

Viking has boosted its 2024 European Christmas river cruise itineraries due to popular demand among travellers eager to experience authentic European Christmas traditions.

The cruise brand has added 17 new departure dates added across three Danube river itineraries including the eight-day ‘Christmas on the Danube’, ‘Danube Christmas Delights’ and ‘Romantic Danube’ cruises.

These itineraries pass through points in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria, featuring picturesque scenery and rolling green hills, capped with an enchanting musical performance in Vienna.

Travellers can explore Europe's famous Christmas markets on the new departures.

Further to the west, 25 new departures have been added on Rhone river departures, including ‘Christmas on the Rhine’ and ‘Rhine Getaway’, which take guests into Switzerland and the Netherlands, taking in castles, cathedrals and quaint villages steeped in history.

New departures for both rivers start from 19 November 2024 and are on sale now, with discounts of up to $2,000 per couple for bookings made before 30 November 2023.

“Europe really is a must-visit destination during the festive season,” said Viking Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Michelle Black.

“Browsing the charming Christmas markets with the sounds of carol singers, the smell of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts in the air is a magical experience.”

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Written by: Matt Lennon
Published: 31 October 2023

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