7 Nights – Christmas Markets Danube River Cruise

Hosted Group Gay Men & Women

Departs from Vienna, Austria on November 28, 2018 returning December 04, 2018

Amadeus Waterways - Amadeus Queen
Sail from Vienna, Austria November 28, 2018 and end in Nuremburg, Germany December 4, 2018


Special Note: This is not an Aquafest Event cruise, but a Hosted Group Cruise. See the Aquafest Home Page for details and explanation. This departure requires 30 participants to guarantee a hosted departure.

Sail from Vienna, Austria November 28, 2018 and end in Nuremburg, Germany December 4, 2018

Join Aquafest for our 7th annual river cruise in Europe during the delightful December Christmas Markets as we sightsee Europe’s finest towns and cities along the fabled Blue Danube, enjoy the festivities of European Christmas and of course, time to shop the amazing Christmas Markets! The largest of all being in Nuremburg, Germany.

Join Aquafest for a post cruise trip to Prague. Details can be found in the link above!

Aquafest is pleased to offer you one of the most inclusive cruise programs in travel and most popular too. River Cruises sell out nearly a year in advance!!!! Book Early!

Christmas Market Cruises

You will have the opportunity to visit several notable Christmas markets during the cruise. Some visits will be organized by Amadeus River Cruises; in other cases guests will be able to visit on their own during free time. Visits organized by Amadeus take place during periods scheduled as free time on the standard itinerary, and you can pick your specially priced shore excursions. Christmas Market Cruises also feature special Christmas-related onboard activities.


MS Amadeus Queen

The 2018 built AMADEUS Queen impresses not only by its excellent service and first-class interior décor but also features a unique combination of modern elegance, spaciousness, and attractive comforts:

  • 12 spacious Suites with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony-284 square feet
  • 78 Staterooms with mainly drop-down panoramic windows, luxurious bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes-188 square feet
  • 16 River View staterooms are spacious with luxurious bathrooms- 172 square feet
  • Spacious public areas such as the classical “Cafeé Vienna” or the outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”.
  • Popular AMADEUS amenities such as full sized swimming pool, Panorama-Bar with lounge, Amadeus Club, Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, Fitness Room, Hair Salon and Massage Room.

Click Here for Deck Plans and Stateroom Layout

Your Cruise Includes

  • Accommodations based on the allotted group block.
  • Full board including: Early Riser (reduced breakfast buffet in the Panorama-Bar), Buffet Breakfast (includes omelette service), Lunch (Buffet or table service depending upon the itinerary), Light Lunch (served in the Panorama-Bar), Dinner (5 courses, 3 choices for main course), Coffee & tea, iced water with meals, midnight (late night) snack.
  • Music program every day in the bar by a pianist or by the Amadeus music group
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Farewell Dinner
  • Experienced English speaking cruise director
  • Free-flowing red & white regional wines, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard.
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • 24-hour coffee station
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Audio headsets for optional shore excursions
  • All port charges and local taxes

What’s Not Included

  • Expenditures of personal nature
  • Shore Excursions
  • Transfers and other ground arrangements
  • Tips (we recommend USD 10.00 per person, per day)

Optional Shore Excursions




City Tour of Nurembourg with Christmas Market




Walking Tour of Regensburg




Visit to the Christmas Market "Palais Thurn und Taxis"


Walking Tour of Passau




Excursion Washau incl. Melk Abbey and Gluhwein Party



"Sound of Vienna" Cat. B


City Tour of Vienna




Visit Schonbrunn Palace with Christmas Market


Package rate per person (15% advance savings)








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DayPorts of CallArrivalDeparture
1 Vienna, Austria ------
2 Vienna, Austria ---10:00 PM
3 Melk, Austria 8:30 AM2:00 PM
4 Passau, Germany 8:30 AM4:00 PM
5 Regensburg, Germany 9:00 AM9:00 PM
6 Nuremberg, Germany 1:00 PM---
7 Nuremberg, Germany ------

Arrival and departure times may vary slightly.

Deposit: 10%, due at the time of booking
Final Payment:

Due 140 days before sailing

Additional Info: Ship Info | Pricing |

A $30 Booking Processing Fee will be charged at the time of your deposit by Aquafest and billed by parent company CruiseCenter. This fee is non-refundable.

Disclaimer: All advertised events are exclusive to guests who book through Aquafest only. Aquafest Cruises are group events and not chartered vessels. All rates are cruise only and per person, based on double occupancy subject to availability at time of booking. Non-discountable fees and taxes, airfare, air taxes and transfers are additional. Events based on a minimum of 50 group passengers. Pricing and other information may change without notice. We reserve the right to correct errors. Information and pricing are subject to change without notice. All cancellations are subject to a $50 per booking cancellation fee from Aquafest in addition to any vendor cancellation penalties. Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended for all reservations. More information will be provided to you at the time of booking confirmation. Please contact us for a more detailed description of restrictions, cancellations, and penalties.

Please ask us about rates for Suites, Mini-Suites, and other cabin categories not shown. If you are a PAST PASSENGER, Senior citizen, Military, or have Special Coupon Offers, please advise your Aquafest agent at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

121 days and more prior to departure 10% of total cruise fare per person (full deposit)
120-90 days prior to departure 50% of total cruise fare per person
89-60 days prior to departure 80% of total cruise fare per person
Less than 60 days prior to departure 100% of total cruise fare per person

Cancellations must be made in writing.