Top 5 Holiday Cruise Destinations for an Unforgettable Experience

Top 5 Holiday Cruise Destinations for an Unforgettable Experience
Andrew Jackson December 25, 2022

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. What could be more fun than taking a cruise to one of the most amazing destinations in the world? Here at Vantage, we have put together a list of our top five holiday cruise destinations that we think are a great fit for the season and beyond. Whether you're looking for a festive European river cruise, a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica, or an exotic South American adventure, we have the perfect cruise for you. Here are our top five picks for this holiday season!

European Christmas Markets: The Danube River has long been a popular destination for holiday cruises. On board a Danube holiday cruise, you will be treated to some of the most stunning views and historical sites in Europe. This time of year also brings the markets of Vienna and Budapest alive with Christmas cheer. You'll find stalls brimming with traditional decorations, handmade crafts, and other festive items. Don't forget to sample the local delicacies, such as sausages and pies!

Antarctic Express Expedition: Antarctica is one of the most fascinating places on earth, and a truly unique experience for travelers who want something different. During the holiday season, temperatures in Antarctica are milder, making it possible to explore the continent in greater detail, and more comfortably. From penguin colonies to ice fields and fjords, you'll be amazed at the beauty of this wild, sweeping landscape, and filled with wonder by the natural wonders that await you.

East Asian Explorer: Venture to the tropical corners of Southeast Asia, the wonders of the subcontinent of India, and beyond on an East Asian Explorer cruise. The holiday season brings with it the vibrant colors, fragrances, and flavors of this part of the world. Dance to live music as you take in a sunset on the beach in Phuket, stroll through bustling bazaars in Penang, and discover the deep history and modern splendors of Mumbai. There is something for everyone along this exciting route, and it's the perfect fit for a holiday cruise.

Enchanting Danube: Embark on a magical winter European cruise and discover Germany, Hungary, Austria, and Slovakia while enjoying all the delights of the winter holiday season, such as fewer crowds and easier access to iconic sites. You'll travel from Budapest to Regensburg, and explore the area's stunning castles, quaint villages, and medieval cities. In Vienna, you'll find traditional Christmas markets, with hot mulled wine and pastries calling you in. This is a great getaway where you can take plenty of time to enjoy the region's traditional holiday charm and age-old cultures.

Deep Into the Amazon: For something completely different, why not embark on a dreamy South American holiday cruise that takes you deep into the Amazon along one of the world's most famous waterways? You'll travel to some of South America's most interesting rural locations throughout Brazil and Peru, as well as Lima, a city recognized for its vibrant culture. Explore charming towns, get close to nature in the rainforest, and taste local delicacies during your journey.

No matter where you choose to travel to during the holidays, you'll find that Vantage offers an incredible range of cruise options to make your holiday experience truly unforgettable. So, don't miss out on the opportunity to explore one of these amazing destinations and create lasting memories with your family or friends. Happy holidays!

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