Grand Christmas and New Year's (2023)

04/02/2023 through 12/20/2023
04/02/2023 through 01/03/2024
S.S. Beatrice

Grand Christmas and New Year’s (2023)
Discover heaven on earth on the ultimate holiday river cruise.

If you’re looking to celebrate the holidays and welcome the New Year in incredible style, this special cruise is for you. You’ll sail through Germany, Austria and Hungary along the shimmering Danube and past incredible sights on this unique itinerary. Explore charming old-world villages and Gothic cathedrals, and escape the hurry and hassle of the holidays as you relax onboard a luxurious ship and cruise through the ravishing landscapes of the Danube.

On Christmas Eve, walk through the quiet medieval streets of Regensburg to the Gothic cathedral for Midnight Mass. As you pass through the magnificent doors, look up: You’ll see chalk marks invoking age-old blessings for all who enter. Listen to the harness bells chime as you ride through the serene Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon. Wander through locations from The Sound of Music in beautiful Salzburg and then warm up with rum-laced coffee. Meet Habsburg royalty during a private reception in a castle overlooking the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Visit stunning churches and sample delicious wines in enchanting baroque villages. Ring in the New Year in Vienna, and see how a dusting of snow adds to the glamour of Hungary’s historic capital.

The mighty Danube takes you through three nations decked in all their holiday finery at this most delightful time of year.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Those who wish to just get away and relax during the busy holiday season, and anyone seeking to celebrate Christmas and welcome in the New Year in an extraordinarily memorable way.


Day 1 Nuremberg (Embark)
Day 2 Nuremberg
Day 3 Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg
Day 4 Regensburg
Day 5 Cruising the Danube River, Deggendorf (Theresienth
Day 6 Cruising the Danube River, Passau
Day 7 Linz (Salzburg)
Day 8 Cruising the Wachau Valley, Dürnstein
Day 9 Vienna
Day 10 Vienna
Day 11 Vienna, Cruising the Danube River
Day 12 Budapest
Day 13 Budapest (Disembark)

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