American Queen Voyages invites family travelers to get in the holiday spirit early with its brand-new festive offering: Christmas Markets Experiential Voyages. In partnership with the City of Natchez, Mississippi, the cruise line offers a traditional European Christmas market experience, without having to get out your passport.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the City of Natchez for our new Christmas Markets cruises,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president, American Queen Voyages. “Natchez is the quintessential Christmas town, making it the perfect place for our guests to enjoy this festive fusion of European yuletide nostalgia and authentic Southern charm.”
Travelers aboard American Countess and American Queen enjoy extended port calls to explore the festive markets. Delight in seasonal treats including eggnog and gingerbread while shopping for hand-crafted gifts made by local artisans.
In addition to the new Christmas markets-themed voyages, the cruise line offers a host of holiday experiences with its Holidays on the River themed cruises. Spend Thanksgiving with American Queen Voyages and indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving feast. Ships are decked out for Christmas with festive decorations and performances by Christmas carolers. Ring in the New Year on a New Year’s Eve sailing.
Christmas Markets Experiential Voyages are currently available for booking on select 2023 and 2024 sailings.
Huntsville, Alabama, is one of those destinations helping define the family-friendly vacation. Home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the city is lovingly nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its history of always reaching for the stars. This is where you’ll find Space Camp, where kids and families can take part in various programs at the world’s largest space museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Through Dec. 31, family travelers can enjoy the most unexpected thing in Florida: a white Christmas. The Now Snowing in Celebration festival in Kissimmee, Florida, embraces winter traditions for both locals and visitors. Free to visit, families will love heading to the town built by Disney.
Let family travels take you to one of these stunning aquariums around the United States. Recently, Aquarium Store Depot analyzed TripAdvisor reviews containing words such as beautiful, breathtaking and picturesque for 175 public aquariums across America. Each aquarium ranked based on the percentage of reviews to determine the most eye-catching aquariums.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.