The expansion of the programme follows strong demand for TUI river cruises, with bookings up more than 30% year on year.
Agents can now book five additional Christmas market sailings on TUI Skyla, with the five-night itineraries sailing from Mainz and calling in at some of Europe’s biggest Christmas markets, including Frankfurt, Cologne and Dusseldorf.
Guests can also expect traditional mulled wine, Christmas decorations, and festive film screenings while on board.
In addition, TUI Skyla will be offering two seven-night sailings covering Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve with carols, a traditional Christmas dinner and special entertainment.
Those who welcome in the New Year can choose to celebrate at a gala dinner followed by a party and the traditional countdown to midnight. The following morning, partygoers will be able to make the most of a New Year’s Day brunch.
Chris Hackney, Managing Director of Cruise TUI UK &I Ireland, said: “These itineraries feature stops at fairy tale cities and bustling Christmas markets, and we are confident they offer something for everyone”.
TUI flights will be available from Manchester and Gatwick Airports. Flights from Birmingham and Edinburgh Airport will also be offered through partner airlines for these sailings.