There are so many reasons to choose a cruise over Christmas or the New Year period, especially considering some of the highlights include no cooking or cleaning, incredible feasts and fun, lavish parties the whole family can enjoy. Plus what better way to celebrate these special times of year than with your loved ones, having an adventure in new and exciting destinations.

 

Each ship is decorated in spectacular fashion, sure to get each and every passenger in the festive spirit and guests can also anticipate delicious festive favourites on the menu throughout the cruise.

Cruisers of all ages will love getting involved with treasured Christmas traditions such as decorating gingerbread houses, making decorations and singing carols, whilst adults can look forward to glamourous New Year’s Eve parties and the chance to enjoy some well deserved rest and relaxation.

 

If you’re interested in a Christmas or New Year cruise, take a look at some of our top offers below.

 


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The Caribbean


Escape the grizzly British weather in favour of the panoramic islands of the Caribbean. Soft white sand, crystal clear waters and an incredible choice of outdoor pursuits from sailing and snorkelling to horseriding and ziplining; there’s plenty of reasons why a Caribbean cruise could be your most memorable Christmas ever. If you’re considering celebrating New Year onboard, just imagine dancing under the stars in the warm ocean breeze as the clock strikes 12!


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Australia and New Zealand


Sydney is renowned as one of the best cities to celebrate seeing in the New Year, so it’s a great choice of itinerary for a Christmas cruise followed by a post cruise stay in Sydney. Australia and New Zealand itineraries at this time of year offer fantastic weather, an abundance of culture and awe-inspiring natural attractions.


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Northern Europe


Exploring the magical Christmas markets of Northern Europe is an experience which features on many travel bucket lists. The streets are lined with traditional clapboard huts decorated with twinkling fairy lights and as you browse artisan wares you can sip hot mulled wine and nibble on freshly roasted nuts. Once you’re all shopped out, why not test your sense of balance with a spin on the ice rink?


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Jonathon says "Always look at the cruise itinerary closely as it may appear to have great ports but the time in ports may be limited due to the distance that the cruise ship has to travel to reach the next port. Try looking for a cruise that has a few later departures (after 7pm) this gives you the chance to have an early evening ashore without having to rush back to the ship mid-afternoon."


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