New Year's Celebration Cruise on the Rhine

The fall travel season is upon us. And the holidays will follow soon, and with them, unique celebrations on the rivers of Europe. Christmas Markets, of course, hold special magic. But less known are New Year's traditions in Europe.

There's nothing quite like the wintertime glow of cities and villages preparing to welcome the New Year. And nothing like experience all of this aboard our beautiful new ship, AmaReina, christened this spring and already established as a guest favorite. Our Christmas on the Rhine itinerary travels along the Rhine River from Basel to Amsterdam, calling at cities like Cologne, home to the legendary cathedral; Strasbourg, France, the heart of Alsace and vibrant Amsterdam, with its story book canals, charming squares and pedestrian streets.

On New Year’s Eve, come together and celebrate with fellow travelers and the onboard crew for a special New Year’s Gala. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show in the lovely German town of Mainz—it's famous throughout Europe. And then toast to a prosperous New Year with champagne and dancing.

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