Think river cruising is only for warm months? Think again. See the Europe less-seen as the festive season breathes new life into this old continent. Marvel at the gothic majesty of France’s Strasbourg Cathedral, before following the city’s illuminated streets towards the Christmas Markets, one of the oldest and finest in Europe. Savour a mulled wine on the banks of the Vltava River in Prague, and be blown away by the creativity of Bamberg, which lines its streets with nativity scenes built by locals. And the best part? Snuggling up in your own personal on-board oasis after a day of exploring snow-laden streets. With all the laidback luxury of Avalon Waterways and a dash of added merriment, Christmas is truly a special time aboard our Festive Cruises.