We went on the Christmas Cruise in France this December (2011). It was a great cruise with many great regional activities and experiences. In 2010 we went on the Christmas cruise on the Rhine and it was just delightful. Several years earlier we did the Danube Christmas market cruise and it was wonderful also.
We would like to suggest that you develop a Christmas Market Cruise on the Elbe. We have found the river cruise to be great, especially with the European city Christmas markets as part of the trip.
With best regards,
Paul and Shirley Dana