Christmas CruisesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year - to cruise! Sail away on a Christmas cruise and enjoy a relaxing holiday at sea. Christmas cruises offer more activities and surprises while still taking in the traditions of the Yuletide season.
Family Christmas cruise or total escape?Christmas cruises generally attract two types of cruisers: those who have brought their usual family celebrations onboard, continuing as normal with a wonderful change of venue. There are also those who want to get away from it all - coming onboard with just their partner or even solo, giving up the pressures of the season for one year and just enjoying a relaxing holiday on a Xmas cruise. No matter what type of cruiser you are, there is no better way to celebrate the Yuletide than a Christmas cruise with your loved ones. Both are equally fun and valid ways to enjoy Christmas on a cruise ship.
Whatever the reason for your festive holiday at sea, a Xmas cruise ship will provide what you need. Number one is no chores or slaving over a stove - meals are cooked for you, dishes are done and there is an entire crew ready to help you with anything you need. Most cruise ships are decorated for the season, so there is plenty of festiveness for those looking to get into the Christmas mood, but anyone who is trying to leave it all behind has no obligation to engage - the pool loungers are notably lacking tinsel!
Christmas Cruise Destinations: Find the right Christmas cruiseThe perfect cruise to suit your yuletide plans really depends on where you want to go, and who you want to bring with you! If you’re sailing solo or with just a partner, the world can be your oyster. Take advantage of your time off and sail off to some new and interesting places to see how the world celebrates Christmas. Cruise lines like Holland America and Princess can be counted on for some lengthy and intrepid itineraries for the adventurous cruiser. Make your dream of a “White Christmas” come true with Christmas cruises to Antarctica or Northern Europe. Or try a warmer last minute holiday on one of the Christmas Caribbean cruises to escape the winter blues.
For those wanting family holiday cruises during Christmas, the South Pacific is always a classic choice, along with some great domestic itineraries and trips across the ditch to New Zealand. These well-loved Christmas cruise destinations pair well with favourite and affordable Australian-based lines, such as P&O Cruises, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. Cruises from Brisbane are very popular in this category as well as cruises departing Melbourne.
If you’d rather spend the day itself at home, you can still capture the Christmas cruise spirit and enjoy a festively decorated ship with a cruise just before the holiday, returning in time for Santa to come down the chimney. There is a wide range of cheap cruises in December to choose from. Take a look at the best deals on Christmas cruises 2019 or compare available Xmas cruises for next December, listed on the homepage.