Reservations 877·97·CRAFT  (877·972·7238)

7-Day ~ Danube Christmas Markets (Dec 2019)


Start Date:


December 8, 2019


End Date:


December 15, 2019

Danube Christmas Markets (Dec 2019) ~ Knitting Cruises Description

2019 Christmas Markets on the Danube

w/ Karen Morin

(3-night Prague + 7-night Danube Cruise)


Join other knitters on this adventure from Prague to Vienna where you'll love shopping for stunning yarn and making new friends in an area of Europe where many Christmas traditions began. With centuries of intriguing history, stunning scenery and foods that will delight your senses this cruise has it all. What's especially amazing is being able to enjoy many of the region's most beautiful cities without having to pack and unpack your suitcase. Visit Europe's oldest, largest and most traditionally popular Christmas craft markets along the Danube. Enjoy private fiber events, sightseeing while making new friends, shopping for yarn and a fun knitalong cruise project with the assistance of Karen Morin, an experienced and knowledgeable knitting instructor and Craft Cruises' trip leader.


Knit a pair of lovely little bed socks that would make a wonderful Holiday gift or a nice treat for yourself. Bring your own needles and a skein of fingering weight yarn that you can pull from your stash or purchase as we travel along the Danube from Nuremberg to Vienna. Participants will learn the magic loop technique and basic sock skills including the Kitchener stitch.


Germany and Austria are fun anytime of year, but when you combine the places visited on this cruise with the magic of the holiday season on this festive journey down Europe's most fabled waterway, you've definitely got the ingredients for the trip of a lifetime. Enjoy the fairytale city of Prague with all of its sparkling Christmas lights where you will visit the National Museum, the 1,000 year old Prague Castle and explore Prague's renowned Christmas Market in Old Town Square. Your Danube Christmas markets cruise begins in the Black Forest Mountains making its way through such cities as Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Melk and Vienna. The historic cities and idyllic river banks of the Danube shelter forgotten castles and stories of knights and princesses that will add to your delight.


Christmas Markets on the Danube - Highlights


  • Start your dreamlike journey in Prague, known as the Golden City of a Hundred Spires

  • In Fürth, near Nuremberg, shop for the highest quality yarns hand dyed in small quantities at Dye for Yarn where their focus is producing one-of-a-kind yarn mostly suited for elegant shawls, scarves and light sweaters

  • 7 nights aboard the luxurious AmaCerto, sister ship to Prima and another Craft Cruise favorite

  • Shop for many gorgeous natural German yarns sourced from socially responsible and environmentally sustainable companies at Eismond Hand Hand Strick Werk in the heart of Regensburg

  • Visit Cafe Simon in Passau to learn about and sample Germany's oldest and tastiest gingerbread

  • Sit & Knit with local knitters, designers and yarn dyers at Cafe Meier in Linz

  • Visit Salzburg, home of heartwarming story the "Sound of Music," where you can take a cultural bike tour or visit the Hellbrunn Palace Christmas Market

  • Take a Benedictine Abbey tour in Melk

  • Shop for Austrian hand dyed yarns while sipping tea and nibbling on Christmas cookies at Laufmasche in Vienna

  • Meet artisans and shop for handcrafts at the Schönbrunn Palace illuminated Christmas Market

  • Knit a pair of cozy bed socks onboard with your experienced knitting instructor

  • Guided walking tours with local guides in every port

  • Watch cooking demonstrations

  • Enjoy festive musical performances nightly

  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily

  • Complementary Wi-Fi access on board

  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner

  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner