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AMA Waterways Christmas on the Rhine

Alan and I will be taking a European Christmas riverboat cruise on AMA Waterways in December 2012. Ports include Amsterdam, Netherlands; Cologne, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Worms, Heidleberg and Freiburg in Germany; Strasborg and Colmar, France. Cruise ends in Basel, Switzerland with a land extension in Luzern and Zurich.

AMA Waterways Christmas on the Rhine

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Looking for candy? You'll find it at the Heidelberg Christmas market. Remembering an AmaWaterways Rhine River cruise. (scheduled via

Christmas time in Heidelberg, Germany. I visited on an AmaWaterways Christmas markets cruise on the Rhine River.

Christmas in Strasbourg, France is a festive event. The buildings are decorated with teddy bears hanging from the windows. And trees are placed in front of stores. We visited on an AmaWaterways Christmas on the Rhine cruise.

Have you visited Strasbourg, France during the holidays? It really does qualify as the Capital of Christmas. We visited on an AmaWaterways cruise. Read about our experience.

Christmas Market: Place de la Cathédrale in Strasbourg was included on our AMA Waterways Christmas on the Rhine. Unfortunately, we didn't see it lit up at night. How beautiful!

Although we didn't see the Basel Christmas market lit up at night, a walk through the festivities during the daytime was fun, too. Another pinner said: "Basel Christmas Market. Photography: Property of Viking River Cruises unless noted. Unauthorized use is prohibited."

I had to hold my camera against AmaWaterways Amacello's window to take this photo. The weather was too messy to go outside. But the ride through the Rhine gorge was still beautiful. In this photo: Church Liebfrauenkirche at Oberwesel on the Rhine

Not every cruise through the Rhine Gorge occurs in idyllic weather. But that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy the scenery. Take a look.

Explore Amsterdam before your AMA Waterways Christmas cruise starts its journey down the Rhine River. We did.

You'll see sights like this on a cruise down the Rhine: Rhein Region - Germany

Cathedrale de Strasbourg, France was one of the stops on our Christmas Markets cruise.

Articles from our Rhine River Christmas Market Cruise

Cologne, Germany...the cathedral is surrounded by a Christmas market during the holiday season. We enjoyed walking through it on our AMA Waterways Christmas markets cruise.


Tips for visiting Zurich, Switzerland. You'll need them on the land portion of your AMA Waterways Christmas cruise. From Traveling Canucks

A beautiful view at Cologne, one of the cruise stops on our Christmas cruise: "Cologne at dusk" Germany -- by Villy. Köln

amsterdam. Visited twice....such a beautiful city!

Our visit to Lucerne, Switzerland was in the wintertime. Perhaps we should go back for a summer river cruise.

Another pinner said: "When you visit Amsterdam, a boat tour of the city's waterways should be one of the top to-dos on your list."

We saw the The Lion of Lucerne on the land portion of our AmaWaterways cruise. #Switzerland

End your Rhine River cruise with a land extension in beautiful Lucerne.

Dutch Icon by Sanjay Pradhan,(Holland)**.

Nothing says BEER like a great German microbrewery in Freiburg, Germany.

Advice for visiting Amsterdam, before or after your AmaWaterways Rhine River Cruise.

Heidelberg, Germany was one of our excursions on the Rhine River Christmas cruise I by pingallery.devian...