Cologne Christmas markets
Cologne is a beautiful city at the best of times, but is completely transformed during the festive season. Head to the Fairytale Christmas Market in the appropriately-named Rudolfplatz and you’ll be amazed at the variety of gifts on offer, from classic wooden toys to handmade winter clothing and much, much more. You can also be entertained by magicians, jugglers and traditional glassblowers as you shop. There are other markets in the town too, such as the Market of Angels at Neumarkt, with chalet-style stalls, or the Cologne Harbour Christmas Market, which sits alongside the city’s chocolate factory.
Cologne is a stunning German city, and the country’s fourth-largest after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The two-spired cathedral in the centre of the town is regularly voted Germany’s most popular tourist attraction and fits in with the unique mish-mash of architectural styles available to see in the rest of the city, with everything from ancient Roman ruins to modern avant-garde buildings. The city also has a rich tradition of art, with plenty of museums for tourists to visit. Cologne travel guide
There’s plenty to do for friends or couples on our cruise ferries as you sail across the North Sea. Enjoy live music from our house band or acoustic troubadour as you sip a beer or cocktail in our onboard bars or catch the latest Hollywood blockbusters in the cinema. We also have onboard shops which stock everything from clothes and perfumes, to alcohol, tobacco and newspapers.
Whether you’re looking for an international, all-you-can-eat buffet, an à la carte dining experience, or expertly-prepared steaks, our onboard restaurants have something for you. The 7 Seas world-food buffet features over 80 dishes from all over the world. Our Blue Riband restaurant has a rotating menu where you’re sure to find something you love and our Explorer’s Steakhouse is perfect for carnivores, with the finest cuts of steak cooked exactly how you like them.
En suite cabins
Relax in your own, private cabin with en suite facilities as you cruise the North Sea. Our standard Seaways cabins come with inside or Sea View options and you can also upgrade to our Premium or Premium De Luxe cabins should you wish to upgrade for a more luxurious crossing. Onboard facilities
Create your own festive break
European city breaks are a perfect winter getaway, so why not take your car across to Europe and create your own festive break? Head to one of Europe’s many festive markets and with 5 routes from the UK to Europe, there’s no better way to take your vehicle across to the continent.