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Christmas on the Elbe (port-to-port cruise)

Embark on an enchanting Christmas odyssey aboard the luxurious MS Elbe Princesse.

The holiday season takes on a whole new dimension as you immerse yourself in the history and elegance of Cecilienhof Palace with an exhilarating tour. Traverse the picturesque town of Meissen and uncover its rich heritage and traditions. The real magic comes alive as you meander through the captivating Christmas markets nestled along the banks of the Elbe. Experience the holiday spirit with the scents of mulled wine, twinkling lights, and the warm laughter of locals and fellow travellers.

Our Christmas on the Elbe cruise offers an unforgettable blend of cultural exploration and festive joy, letting you discover the region’s beauty and traditions while basking in the spellbinding ambiance of European Christmas markets.

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  • Cruise Line: CroisiEurope
  • Ship: MS Elbe Princesse
  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Departure: December
£1,475pp
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Christmas on the Elbe Cruise Itinerary

Join us on a whimsical holiday journey as we explore Berlin’s must-see sites and Christmas market. Experience the festive spirit in Magdeburg with a guided tour and leisure time at the local Christmas market. In Lutherstadt Wittenberg, opt for a visit to explore the city centre and its Renaissance-style houses, delving into its rich history. Our enchanting cruise itinerary offers a delightful blend of culture and holiday traditions, promising unforgettable memories and heartwarming moments in the heart of the Yuletide spirit.

Day 1

Berlin

Passengers can board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After settling into your cabin, meet the crew with a welcome cocktail before dinner.

Day 2

Berlin

Join the optional tour of Berlin and visit the Christmas market. Later, embark on the optional tour of Cecilienhof Palace.

Day 3

Magdeburg

This afternoon, embark on an optional guided tour of Magdeburg. Enjoy free time at the local Christmas market before boarding the ship.

Day 4

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Go on an optional visit to Lutherstadt Wittenberg. In the evening, enjoy the gala dinner.

Day 5

Meissen / Dresden

Join an optional guided tour of Meissen and browse the old town’s Christmas market. Enjoy the festive Christmas Eve dinner on board in the evening.

Day 6

Dresden

Enjoy Christmas day services at Dresden Frauenkirche. Join the optional tour of Dresden in the afternoon. Tonight, enjoy one of Bach’s symphonies at the Dresden Frauenkirche.

Day 7

Dresden

Enjoy breakfast aboard the ship before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Christmas on the Elbe Cruise Ships

MS Elbe Princesse

Step aboard this elegant vessel and experience intimacy and luxury in their fullest forms with the MS Elbe Princesse’s open-air terrace and lavish lounge.

2016 Build
95.4 Metres Long
25 Crew Members

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Embark on a festive journey that encapsulates the very spirit of Christmas with whimsical locations and enchanting excursions with Crui.se

6 Nights
December

Christmas on the Elbe

  • Berlin
  • Magdeburg
  • Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  • Meissen / Dresden
  • Dresden
£1,475pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Elbe Princesse

Christmas on the Elbe Cruise Review

“We loved this cruise from start to finish and we highly recommend it for anyone looking to get away for the holidays. The service onboard the ship was impeccable and the excursions were equally impressive. My wife and I were especially fond of the tour of Berlin with a visit to the Christmas market. We’d heard about the Christmas markets in Germany but had never been to any before now, and we can’t justify why we never went sooner. Everything was beautifully decorated and lit up so it felt festive and warm despite the cold temperatures. Honestly, this entire cruise was wonderful and we’ll definitely be booking with CroisiEurope again.”

Michael and Adrianna Burrowes, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Christmas on the Elbe FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What types of accommodations are available on the Christmas on the Elbe cruise?

On board the ship, you’ll have a choice between Category A, Category B, and Category C cabins.

What are the must-visit destinations on this cruise?

Everything, from the guided tours to the Christmas market visits, offers scenic and fairytale sights, making each location iconic and breathtaking. Enjoy picturesque cruising through the night and guided tours by daylight; however you holiday, do so in the style and comfort of a CroisiEurope cruise.

Can I book optional excursions or activities during the cruise?

Yes, you can. Simply check the excursions available on the itinerary and select which ones you’d like to join.

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