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7 Things to Do Besides Shopping on a Christmas Markets Cruise
If the idea of endless hours of shopping and browsing is causing your spouse or family members to balk at booking that European Christmas markets cruise, never fear. We're here to tell you that cruising Europe during the holidays is a charming proposition, whether you hit up the markets or not. Consider the list below your counter argument for any would-be Scrooges. Here are seven things you can do on a Christmas markets cruise that won't involve carting home a single souvenir.
8 Mistakes to Avoid When Preparing for a European River Cruise
River cruises in Europe have grown in popularity during the last several years -- and it's easy to understand why. Set sail, and you'll take in tucked-away towns, incredible castles and charming European countryside without having to pack and unpack every night. With ample excursions and stops, you get an on-the-ground view of plenty of Europe's best sites. Given these perks, it's no wonder European river cruises ranked as the top international luxury destination outside of North America in 2017, according to Travel Leaders Group. While this all sounds wonderful, a few errors early on can lead to a less delightful cruise. In fact, without solid preparation, you could have a painfully dreary voyage. Steer clear of these blunders, and you'll have smooth sailing on your next European river cruise.