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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Christmas Market river cruises: For quintessential magic and unusual shopping

Sophisticated Cruise Specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations Provide Exclusive Offers, Exceptional Value & Unparalleled Service

News Release: Princeton, N.J. (June 23, 2016) – Celebrate the Christmas season with festive journeys aboard a Christmas Market river cruise and bask in the holiday atmosphere. Christmas Markets are generally open from the beginning of Advent (late November) until right before Christmas, but you have to plan ahead as these river cruises tend to sell out early, says Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding.

What and when are the Christmas markets? 
The history of Christmas markets goes back to the late middle ages in the German-speaking parts of Europe. The Vienna “December Market” was a forerunner of the Christmas market and dates back to 1294. In many of the charming towns and villages in Germany and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas markets. This is truly an old fashioned Christmas.

Medieval in appearance, they are held in the town square. You have never seen Christmas lights until you have been to the European Christmas markets. There are unusual handmade gifts such as nativity scenes, handmade children’s toys and unique art. Experience master glassblowers selling baubles and find idiosyncratic decorations that surely will be treasured for years. Pass Gothic Churches scented of frankincense and myrrh while all of your senses are awakened to the smells of gingerbread, cloves, sugar cakes and ale.
At the same time, a generous amount of festive singing and dancing will warm your soul.
The Christmas market sailings on river cruise lines generally begin in mid-November and continue through the end of the year. These sailings are typically held on the Main, Rhine, Danube and Seine rivers. They are perfect for those wanting to experience the quintessential magic of the holidays while shopping for one-of-a-kind treasures.

Christmas Market River Cruises
Enjoy a delightful and festive Christmas Market river cruise during November or December in Europe, where so many holiday traditions began. Here are just a few of the Christmas Market river cruises to choose from:
AmaWaterways – AmaViola 7-night Europe – sailing Nov. 24, 2016, from Budapest, Hungary.
Ports of call include Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Melk, Austria; Passau, Germany; Regensburg, Germany; and Nuremberg, Germany. Suite fares start at $4,198 per person, double occupancy.
Uniworld River Cruises – River Duchess 7-night Europe – sailing Dec. 12, 2016, from Frankfurt, Germany. Ports of call in Germany include: Frankfurt, Wurzburg, Kitzingen, Bamberg, and Nuremberg. Fares start at $2,999 per person, double occupancy.
Viking River Cruises – Viking Tor 6-night Europe – sailing Dec. 20, 2016 from Frankfurt, Germany. Ports of call in Germany include Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Wertheim, Wurzburg, Bamberg, and Nuremberg. Fares start at $1,798 per person, double occupancy.
Sophisticated cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations provide exclusive offers, exceptional value & unparalleled service and can assist with experienced cruise information and bookings. To learn  more about Christmas Market river cruises sailings and offers, please contact a cruise specialist at Crown Cruise Vacations at 1-877-283-1114 (toll-free USA/Canada) +1-609-945-9801 (direct-dial) or visit http://www.crowncruisevacations.com.

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About Crown Cruise Vacations
Sophisticated cruise specialists at Crown Cruise Vacations provide exclusive offers, exceptional value & unparalleled service and can assist with any cruise information and booking. Crown Cruise Vacations cruise specialists offers exclusive deals for ocean cruises, river cruises and land destinations – all at great value. In addition Crown Cruise Vacation’s blog gives insight into cruises, destinations and excursions by seasoned travel writers that are writing from recent experience.

Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Crown Cruise Vacations specialists are comprised of a unique team of experienced, accredited travel agents and managers with a multitude of years selling leisure travel. For more information, please visit us at http://www.crowncruisevacations.com/.

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