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Swiss Alps, Castles & Christmas Markets

Karen Gill & Anie Chevrier known in the travel industry often as "The Travel Wives" found a passion together in river cruising when they sailed "The Danube" together. So its time to bring our husbands along on on another sailing!

Tis The Season For Magic
November 25th to December 2nd, 2024

A Rhine River Christmas Markets River Cruise is a magical and enchanting experience. The Rhine River flows through several European countries, including Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, and during the Christmas season, many towns and cities along the river host festive Christmas markets.

Overall, a Rhine River Christmas Markets River Cruise is a delightful way to celebrate the holiday season. It combines the charm of Christmas markets with scenic river views, festive entertainment, and culinary delights, making it a memorable and joyful experience for travelers.

Swiss Alps, Castles & Christmas Markets

What to Expect!

Here's what you can expect on a Rhine River Christmas Markets River Cruise:

  1. Christmas Markets: The highlight of the cruise is visiting the charming Christmas markets along the Rhine River. These markets are adorned with beautiful decorations, twinkling lights, and the aroma of mulled wine, gingerbread, and roasted chestnuts fill the air. You'll find numerous stalls selling handcrafted gifts, ornaments, local delicacies, and other festive goodies. It's a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and pick up unique souvenirs.

  2. Scenic Views: As you cruise along the Rhine River, you'll be treated to stunning views of picturesque landscapes, historic castles, and charming riverside towns. The winter scenery adds an extra layer of beauty to the journey, with snow-covered hills and frosty landscapes creating a fairytale-like atmosphere.

  3. Festive Entertainment: Onboard the river cruise ship, you'll enjoy various forms of entertainment that capture the holiday spirit. There might be live music performances, carol singing, and themed parties. The ship's interiors are often beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and decorations, creating a festive ambiance throughout your journey.

  4. Culinary Delights: During the cruise, you'll be able to indulge in a wide array of delicious food and drinks. Apart from the local specialties available at the Christmas markets, the onboard dining options typically feature seasonal menus with traditional Christmas dishes. You may have the chance to try regional delicacies and festive treats like roasted meats, stollen (a traditional German fruitcake), and spiced cookies.

  5. Shore Excursions: In addition to visiting the Christmas markets, the cruise may offer shore excursions to nearby towns and attractions. These excursions provide the opportunity to explore historic sites, visit museums, and experience the local culture and traditions. Some popular destinations along the Rhine River include Cologne, Strasbourg, Basel, and Amsterdam.


Rhine Castles, Swiss Alps & Christmas Markets
AmaWaterways Itinerary


Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards as part of this spectacular Rhine River holiday fantasy. Explore the canal-laden city of Amsterdam in all its seasonal glory, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history. Wander the stalls of France’s oldest Christmas Market in Strasbourg and explore the restaurants, open-air wine gardens, and Christmas Market of Drosselgasse, the cultural heart of Rüdesheim. Sail aboard an elegantly decorated ship through cities and towns brimming with beautiful decor, glittering Christmas trees and holiday spirit. Plus, enjoy festive onboard traditions and an exquisite holiday feast with all the trimmings on every Christmas Markets departure. Encompassing the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, as well as iconic landmarks and majestic mountain landscapes, this distinctive itinerary is truly a Christmas miracle.


Meet Your Ship


Built in 2019 with 78 staterooms and 156 guests

Sister ship to the award-winning AmaLea and AmaKristina, the AmaMora is an incredible twin-balcony ship with generous personal space, multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort. On board, you’ll find an all-day tapas menu and afternoon tea, as well as a 24-hour coffee station, in addition to AmaWaterways’ signature exquisite, locally-sourced cuisine in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table.

Active leisure amenities include a sun-deck walking track, pool with swim-up bar, fitness room and bicycles for in-port exploration. Staterooms are equipped with everything you need for a relaxing vacation, including Entertainment-On-Demand with free high-speed Internet access and Wi-Fi. And should you treat yourself to a suite, you’ll enjoy a larger sitting area and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower, as well as a bed facing the river, so you can wake up and fall asleep to magnificent views

Deck Plan

Also located on each Deck from the Top of the Ship Down.

Sun Deck - Heated Pool, Walking Track, Observation Deck, Navigation Bridge, Bikes

Violin Deck - Al Fresco Terrace, Observation Lounge, Main Lounge and Bar, Gift Shop, Reception, Elevator, The Chef's Table

Cello Deck - Elevator, Main Restaurant

Piano Deck - Elevator, Massage & Hair & Fitness Room

Cabin Categories

Cat E - Fixed Window Yellow
Cat D - Fixed Window Orange
Cat CB - French Balcony Light Green
Cat CA - French Balcony Purple
Cat BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony Dark Green
Cat BA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony Dark Blue
Cat AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony Dark Pink
Cat AA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony Mauve
Suite - French Balcony & Outside Balcony Light Pink

Pricing is in Canadian Dollars, based on Double Occupancy. USD pricing is available upon request.  Single supplement varies by cabin category.  Ask for details.  Pricing includes port charges.



  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with French balconies)
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily


  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck whirlpool and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances


  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge


  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

Not included: 
*International Air
*travel protection
*any additional pre or post additional tours
*meals not listed in the daily itinerary
*laundry, salon, spa services, shop purchases and other personal expenses.
*Beverages other than those included during the 7-night cruise portion on a complimentary basis during lunch and dinner and other than the 24-hour coffee/tea station.

Gratuities can be pre-paid at $318 CDN per person to include everyone anticipating a gratuity during both the 7-night cruise 

*Optional tours during the cruise.

Sailing Along The Rhine

Enjoy this video showcasing what it is like to sail along the Rhine River.  Sailing from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, The Netherlands you will be captivated by the magic of each town we visit and the true magic of this river and the abundance of castles and history.

Take A Peak at Strausbourg
One of our magical stops along the Rhine.

One of my personal favourite ports along the Rhine!  You will feel like you are stepping into a story book.

Sailing The Rhine Gorge
Castles, Castles, Castles

One of the most magical things you will see in the world takes place along the Rhine. Enjoy this sneak peak of what it is like sailing along the Rhine Gorge.

What to Expect Onboard
Your AmaWaterways River Cruise

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Culinary Experiences
Award Winning Culinary Dining Experiences

As a member of the internationally recognized La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and with our Culinary Director a member of the prestigious French association Tables et Auberges de France, AmaWaterways prepares exquisite, regionally-inspired cuisine at every meal paired with complimentary hand-selected wines with every lunch and dinner. All meals are included in your river cruise fare – at both the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant where a delicious multi-course menu awaits.

Health & Wellness
On The River

There is something for everyone when sailing on board AmaWaterways, you will find a wellness coach that will provide you with the opportunity to enjoy stretching classes, yoga etc.  All at no additional charge!