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Cruising for Christmas and the New Year

Christmas VoyageAs summer draws to a close, and autumn takes hold, I often find myself in need of a little boost. And what better way to bring a smile to my face than with thoughts of Christmas and New Year cruises? Planning is essential when it comes to festive breaks and, as nothing pleases me more than the thought of spending the festive season visiting Europe’s Christmas markets or sailing Norway’s beautiful coast at New Year, I’m already searching for my favourite itinerary!

The Mighty Fine Company is my holiday provider of choice and if, like me, you are thinking of revelling in the traditions of another country this year, take a look at these two Christmas and New Year Cruises that have made my shortlist.

If you are happiest browsing the glinting stalls of a Christmas market, searching for the perfect gift, may I suggest a Christmas Time Cruise in Europe? As with all their holidays, the Mighty Fine Company has created an activity-filled itinerary which includes culture, history and fascinating tours. Sailing the Danube, guests visit the Christmas markets of Prague, Nuremburg, Regensburg, Austria and Hungary. One extremely enjoyable way to discover the individual cultures of each location is to sample the traditional foods available at each Christmas market. Savour Austrian sugar-dusted vanilla crescents and Prague’s Christmas cookies as you wander from stall to stall, stocking up on original gifts that will thrill and cheer your loved ones.

There are numerous Christmas and New Year cruises on offer for adventurous travellers. The Norway: New Year Special Itinerary must, however, be one of the best. There are many factors that make this the perfect way to see in the New Year. The possibility of seeing the Northern Lights makes this a personal favourite for me. This is an extensive holiday that begins on 26th December and ends 7th January. During the cruise, guests visit the architectural highlights of Ålesund and Trondheim and celebrate the New Year in the stunning city of Tromsø. Cruising the Norwegian coastline, there are several opportunities to look for the Northern Lights and knowledgeable guides provide further information and fascinating facts about the phenomena.

I am yet to decide which cruise to enjoy and as you can see, it isn’t an easy decision. As summer draws to a close, and autumn takes hold, I often find myself in need of a little boost. And what better way to bring a smile to my face than with thoughts of Christmas and New Year cruises? Planning is essential when it comes to festive breaks and, as nothing pleases me more than the thought of spending the festive season visiting Europe’s Christmas markets or sailing Norway’s beautiful coast at New Year, I’m already searching for my favourite itinerary!

The Mighty Fine Company is my holiday provider of choice and if, like me, you are thinking of revelling in the traditions of another country this year, take a look at these two Christmas and New Year Cruises that have made my shortlist.

If you are happiest browsing the glinting stalls of a Christmas market, searching for the perfect gift, may I suggest a Christmas Time Cruise in Europe? As with all their holidays, the Mighty Fine Company has created an activity-filled itinerary which includes culture, history and fascinating tours. Sailing the Danube, guests visit the Christmas markets of Prague, Nuremburg, Regensburg, Austria and Hungary. One extremely enjoyable way to discover the individual cultures of each location is to sample the traditional foods available at each Christmas market. Savour Austrian sugar-dusted vanilla crescents and Prague’s Christmas cookies as you wander from stall to stall, stocking up on original gifts that will thrill and cheer your loved ones.

There are numerous Christmas and New Year cruises on offer for adventurous travellers. The Norway: New Year Special Itinerary must, however, be one of the best. There are many factors that make this the perfect way to see in the New Year. The possibility of seeing the Northern Lights makes this a personal favourite for me. This is an extensive holiday that begins on 26th December and ends 7th January. During the cruise, guests visit the architectural highlights of Ålesund and Trondheim and celebrate the New Year in the stunning city of Tromsø. Cruising the Norwegian coastline, there are several opportunities to look for the Northern Lights and knowledgeable guides provide further information and fascinating facts about the phenomena.

I am yet to decide which cruise to enjoy and as you can see, it isn’t an easy decision.

3. October 2013 by Joanne Wilson

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