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A Festive Fairy Tale

Embark on a Christmas voyage along the majestic Main River and experience the best of what Europe has to offer during the most festive time of the year.

Take in the sights, sounds and scents of two of Europe’s most popular countries during the Christmas period, the perfect time to treat yourself and those you love to an odyssey you’ll never forget.

Come and sail with us aboard a ship dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment.

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  • Cruise Line: TUI
  • Ship: TUI Maya
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: December
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A Festive Fairy Tale Cruise Itinerary

Sail the Main River and uncover its many secrets, both festive and historic, with an array of expertly-appointed excursions.

Note: Since Day 2 of this cruise will fall on Christmas Eve, some establishments may close early or not be open today.

Day 1


Enjoy your time in the picturesque city of Mainz.

Day 2


Spend a day in festive Frankfurt.

Day 3


Join the Snapshot Cycle Ride, the Hilltop Fortress & Scenic Cable Car excursion, or the Walking Tour of Koblen

Day 4


Try the Walking Tour of Boppard, the Boppard to Oberwesel Cycle Ride, or the Hammes Winery Tour & Tasting.

Day 5


Embark on the Christmas Walking Tour of Speyer, the Walking Tour of Speyer, or the German Wine Route excursion.

Day 6


Partake in the Strasbourg City Tour, the Walking Tour of Obernai with Wine Tasting, or the Christmas Walking Tour of Obernai.

Day 7


Join a Cycle Ride in Rudesheim, the Rudesheim and a Coffee Making Demo excursion, or the Christmas Walking Tour of Rudesheim.

Day 8


Say goodbye to Mainz and begin your return journey home.

A Festive Fairy Tale Cruise Ships

TUI Maya

Enjoy a choice of spacious and well-appointed staterooms and suites aboard the TUI Maya, all located on the outside of the vessel. Low passenger numbers mean space and intimacy in communal areas with a peaceful library and luxurious Club Lounge to relax in pre/post-dinner.

155 Passengers
40 Crew
135 Metres Long

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A Festive Fairy Tale Deals

Create your own storybook holiday on a perfectly festive voyage with Crui.se

7 Nights

A Festive Fairy Tale

  • Mainz
  • Frankfurt
  • Koblenz
  • Boppard
  • Speyer
  • Strasbourg
  • Rüdesheim
  • Mainz (DISEMBARK)
£1,140pp Est. Price per person
  • TUI Maya

A Festive Fairy Tale Cruise Review

“I’ve been searching for a good Christmas cruise for quite some time now and this one’s hit the nail on the head. We had so much to do and enjoy and while we did the Christmas excursions, we still had normal excursions we could do, too, which was a nice change from a lot of other cruises where you could only do Christmas-centric activities.”

Carla and John Winters, Barmouth, Gwynedd

A Festive Fairy Tale FAQ

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

Is there anything I can do for fun on the sun deck/top deck of the ship?

You can admire the views of passing scenery, sit back and relax, play a round of giant Connect 4, golf, or shuffleboard, and more!

Is there a shop on board the ship?

Yes, you can find a shop aboard the TUI Maya on Deck 2.

Which countries will we be visiting on this cruise?

You’ll get to visit two countries during your cruise – Germany and France. Please note that the majority of your time during this cruise will be spent in Germany with only Day 6 being spent in France.

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