Beginning our Viking River Cruise holiday sailing, I was already sold on the travel experience that a river cruise can provide. That was solidly defined on a Viking sailing last summer. The focus of the experience is largely off the ship. I got that. River cruising is a viable travel option when matched with the right traveler. But editorial questions were posed. What about that destination focus? What parts stand out as stellar reasons to go on a Christmas markets cruise?
Let’s take a look.
On my summer sailing, several of the other passengers on Viking Odin had done a Christmas Markets sailing before. They pointed out along the way where the markets would be and what to expect, many with a tone of satisfaction, confidently assuring me that it would be a marvelous experience.
They were right.