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Plan Ahead For a Christmas at Sea Cruise

by Eugenia Lazaris

Sep 27, 2019

Princess Cruises


It may still feel like summer but the holidays are just around the corner. If the stress and the cold temperatures of Christmastime don’t sound like something you are looking forward to this year, it might just be time to start looking at more creative ways to ring in the season. Check out a holiday cruise where you can still enjoy the festivities while someone else does all the hard work.


While the temperatures at home start to dip and the weather starts to get unpredictable, cruise ships continue to travel to exotic ports of call where sunshine and warm weather are standard year-round. But just because you aren’t at home doesn’t mean you have to leave the holidays behind.


Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, the holidays aboard a cruise ship are non-stop fun and festivities. Ships are decked out from end to end in holiday decorations, delicious holiday treats are pumped out of the kitchens and activities are amped up to incorporate the holidays into the already action-packed itineraries.


Princess Cruises offer some great options for families looking to celebrate the holidays away from home while still enjoying the festive holiday spirit.


Holiday at Sea. Photo: Princess Cruises


In addition to seasonal treats like eggnog and activities like a gingerbread house-making contest, Princess brings Santa along for the ride so your little ones won’t miss out on the holiday fun just because they aren’t at home to put out milk and cookies. The atrium of every ship, complete with stunningly trimmed Christmas trees and holiday decorations, is magically transformed with indoor snow for the holidays on each of their ships so, no matter what location you cruise to, you and your little ones can enjoy a white Christmas.


Carnival Cruises, well-known for packing in the family fun on ships, goes above and beyond to make sure families enjoy the holidays at sea. With seasonal wreaths, lights, Christmas trees and poinsettias at every turn, the whole ship celebrates. Caroling and an ugly sweater contest are just some of the fun festivities passengers can participate in.


Carnival teams up with Dr. Seuss to bring the Grinch aboard for the holidays. Character appearances, a character breakfast and a special holiday show are great ways for your little ones to get in the spirit and enjoy the holidays even though they are away from home.

Pool Deck. Photo: Princess Cruises


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