Calling all Christmas Market lovers...

If the first thing you need at Christmas is a Christmas market we have you covered. Treat yourself to delicious wine, a backdrop of festive sounds and twinkling lights in one of our festive destinations.

What markets can I go to?

This year we are heading to the beautiful Hamburg and Bruges markets, both of which are rich with Christmas culture for you to explore.

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Did you know... Christmas Market cruises have no luggage restrictions, so don't worry about how many festive trinkets and presents to bring back!

 

What we love about Hamburg and Bruges Christmas Markets

Cuisine from around the world

You can't have a Christmas market without delicious homemade wurst sausages! However, there are so many more tasty foods to sample like mouth-watering hot chocolate and waffles in Bruges, oh-so-sweet marzipan and much much more. Guests must also sample some delicious Glühwein on their travels for an authentic festive experience.

Gifts galore

Christmas markets are great places to shop for unique artisan gifts. Bruges features over 200 wooden chalets that offer a huge array of craft products and delicacies. If you're visiting Hamburg, look out for traditional decorations from the Erzgebirge region of Germany and wooden creations from the Tyrol region made by local carpenters and craftsman.

Immerse yourself in cultural heritage

Christmas markets in Bruges and Hamburg perfectly capture the sound, smells and sights of times gone by, with some markets running since the 15th and 16th centuries. Nativity stalls, performances and much more await to create an authentic Christmas experience.

 

Which ports can I visit on a Christmas Market Cruise?

 

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Christmas in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is packed with mesmerising decorations and fun-filled activities over the Christmas period.

Ice-skate the night away

What could be more festive than wrapping up and dusting off your ice-skates? With various ice rinks to choose from, the biggest and most easily accessible is the Schaatsbaan Rotterdam, with a 400m tunnel, magical rainbow lighting and a curling rink.

Take a trip to Amsterdam's Light Festival

With tours running from Rotterdam to Amsterdam, why not explore the Amsterdam Light Festival? The event brings colour and brightness over the festive period through a range of over 40 light installations all made by international artists. There's also a host of jaw-dropping special events, performances and interactive workshops to enjoy.

Feel the spirit at Markthall

As Christmas approaches, the Rotterdam Markthall is transformed into a Christmas paradise with bright and spectacular decorations, market stalls, places to eat and so much more.

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