When Hadley’s fiancé puts their wedding on hold right before Christmas, she joins her Aunt Ethel for a Christmas Market Cruise on the Danube. On the cruise she meets a widowed crown prince traveling incognito on his own cruise line. Detached and moody, the man’s in desperate need of help. Jurgen’s heart needs healing and his little girl Clara needs mothering.
Clara asks Hadley to help hide her pet dachshund Shatzi during the cruise. Soon a dog isn’t the only thing Hadley has to keep under wraps. Still wearing an engagement ring, she fights a growing attraction to this cosmopolitan mystery man. He shows them the wonders of “The Nutcracker” in Vienna while she teaches Clara to ice skate in Prague. Are these mismatched vacation travelers or a family in the making? New Year’s Eve might hold the answer.