Start the festive season in style with a cruise to the Germany at the most wonderful time of the year. Calling into Hamburg and Bremen, explore enchanting Christmas markets famed for their infectious yuletide spirit, twinkling decorations and pretty wooden huts selling hand-made gifts and traditional treats such as gluhwein and lebkuchen.
- Shipboard accommodations
- Ocean transportation
- Most meals
- Some beverages
- Most entertainment aboard the vessel
- Shore excursions
- Specialty restaurant fees
- Some beverages
- Gratuities/service fees
- Medical services
- Spa treatments
Depart for Germany onboard Black Watch from London Tilbury.
Hamburg is a busy harbour city situated along the Elbe River in North Germany, and owes much of its architecture to the rebuilding done in the late 19th and early 20th centuries after a massive fire. World War II also inflicted severe damage, but the city's medieval character is still evident thanks to post-war restorations. The skyline features an extraordinary backdrop of church spires, architectural landmarks and towers, and the whole of the city serves as a gateway to the neighbouring capital of Berlin.
The River Elbe is one of the main waterways in Central Europe. Stretching from the Czech Republic all the way to the North Sea via Germany, this beautiful waterway winds its way through tall hills, past vast plains and alongside pretty towns and cities.
The Weser River forms at the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers before flowing through the Saxony region of northwest Germany. Together with the Werra tributary, which originates in Thuringia, it flows a total distance of 462 miles. It is accessible from the North Sea via Bremerhaven and provides a navigable path to the German city of Bremen.
Once a member of the Hanseatic League, Bremen is home to some incredible Gothic architecture. The Marktplatz (Market Square) in particular is a must-visit site. Here you will find the Town Hall of Bremen, a Gothic structure originally built between 1405 and 1410. This UNESCO World Heritage Site currently hosts a restaurant with original Hanseatic era décor and the Bremer Ratskeller, a public house in the basement. The Town Hall is also home to the 12 oldest wines in the world.
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury is London's only deep water purpose-built cruise facility, situated at the gateway to London, just 22 nautical miles down river from Tower Bridge.