Published on :   01/19/2015

It’s Never Too Early To Plan Your Ideal European Christmas Vacation

It’s never too early to start planning for next year’s ideal European Christmas vacation for your family and planning ahead can save you a lot of money. Everyone dreams of having a picturesque Christmas that includes great company, a delicious homemade meal, classic holiday music, and of course, presents! On CroisiEurope’s Christmas cruises, you can enjoy everything that is wonderful about the holiday season as you travel to spectacular Christmas markets and exciting new places.

Even while you are in route, each cruise ship incorporates essential holiday elements so you can experience Christmas on the water:

Christmas Beer

On the Christmas-themed cruises, guests are invited to enjoy a special Christmas beer called Biere de Noel. This strong Belgian dark ale has 10.13% alcohol content and is brewed in small quantities exclusively for the holidays! Guests can also enjoy CroisiEurope's large selection of distinctive wines, which is included in the price of most cruises.

Christmas Meal

Every Christmas cruise hosts a special Christmas meal both on the 24th and the 25th of December. Following midnight mass on Christmas Eve, the traditional French meal called "le Reveillon" is served. The main course consists of goose and other exotic poultry, as well as seafood. The meal ends with a delectable dessert known as Bûche de Noël, or Christmas Log, which is a rich cake filled with butter cream. In true French fashion, the meal will last a long time, be served on a beautifully set table, and be accompanied by wine. 

Christmas Decorations

Each cruise ship is embellished with luminous Christmas lights and an impressive array of dazzling decorations to keep the holiday spirit alive and inviting. No matter where you are relaxing on the ship, this simple touch will continuously remind you of the magnificence of Christmas time. 

Christmas Music

Thankfully, you don't need to say goodbye to your perfect holiday playlist as your board the cruise ship. CroisiEurope plays the most popular and cherished Christmas songs both in English and in French to ensure that guests hear their classic Christmas favorites. Some songs you will hear include “Jingle Bells," "Oh Christmas Tree," and "Silent Night." You can also learn and enjoy traditional French Christmas carols, which possess a truly beautiful and majestic sound.


During the cruise, staff members will act as Santa's little helpers as they distribute presents to guests. These beautifully wrapped presents and their contents will surely bring Christmas joy to every guest. If you want to know what the gifts are, you will need to attend a Christmas cruise to find out! 


If you want a truly unique and joyous Christmas experience next year, let CroisiEurope treat you to Christmas on the water as you travel to some of the most festive locations in Europe. For more information or to speak to a travel agent about CroisiEurope's Christmas cruises, click here.