As the days grow shorter and cooler, the cruise industry has a tempting offer for you: a cruise to celebrate Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or whatever winter holiday you most like to celebrate.
If your immediate reaction is that you can’t imagine being away from home, family and friends during the holidays, take just a moment to think about this:
You can take your family and friends with you. You can be together with the fun of celebrating the holidays in a new way. Cruise ships can accommodate groups of all sizes, and your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert can make everyone’s flight and cruise reservations. Depending on the size of your group, you may qualify for special discounts. It could be the start of a new tradition!
You can relax as never before. Holidays at home are lovely, but they can also involve a lot of work: cooking, cleaning, more cooking, more cleaning…on a cruise ship, those tasks are done for you: you can simply enjoy time with your loved ones.
You won’t miss out on the magic of the season. Well, there won’t be any real snow on board (except maybe on a European Christmas Market river cruise). But, that will be about all that’s missing, because cruise ships turn into sparkling wonderlands for the holidays. Pumpkins and other harvest decorations abound at Thanksgiving, then give way to the snowmen, decorated trees, menorahs and sleighs full of gifts that exemplify the winter holidays. Many ships have special holiday meals, services and entertainment, too.
You can simplify your holiday shopping. Depending on your holiday budget, you can give some or all of the cruise fare to your loved ones as a gift. If friends and family members will pay their own way, you can work with your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert to arrange welcome baskets, shore excursions, or onboard spa services as special gifts. And, just imagine the keepsakes you can purchase in port for your friends back home.
You can go somewhere warm and beautiful. There are lots of possibilities, including the Caribbean, South America and the Pacific coast of Mexico. If you would like to venture farther from home, there’s the Mediterranean, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and Africa, too.
If you’re ready to find out more about holiday cruising, contact your Cruise Holidays expert for personalized guidance. Then, get ready for one of the happiest holidays ever.