Cruise holidays are a wonderful way to take a well-deserved escape from the mounting pressures of creating the perfect Christmas at home. Forget spending your time off making sure you have enough seats to host the family for Christmas Dinner, pouring over recipes that’ll promise to deliver the perfect roasties and the stress of buying ten different desserts. A cruise is the answer to all your festive problems!

What better time to create some truly magical memories? Visiting any one of these spectacular destinations over the Christmas period will certainly have you feeling merry!

The Caribbean

If you’re a little fed up of gloomy British weather, then a Christmas cruise to the Caribbean might just be on the cards. December is a wonderful time to visit the Caribbean, as the official end of the hurricane season is usually November 30th. There’s also a massive range of cruise ships that head to the Caribbean, giving you the chance pick your favourite cruise line or try out something new.

The Eastern Caribbean itinerary with Royal Caribbean® is one that has so many hidden gems to discover. Not to mention you’ll visit their very own private island – Labadee®! Get ready for snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing – and even a zip line over water!

New York

Christmas in New York City is perhaps one of the most perfect settings to get you in the festive spirit – there’s something to see for just about every budding traveller. Whether you’re cruising with your partner and vision a romantic, festive trip, or you want to explore the city with a group of friends, New York has Christmas written all over it. The city is renowned for its festive cheer, extravagant decorations and its usual picturesque settings that always make for a perfect Kodak moment.

A Roundtrip Transatlantic voyage with Cunard is the perfect way to make your way to the city that never sleeps. You’ll have seven nights to appreciate the absolute sophistication of Queen Mary 2, followed by a full day in New York – so take a stroll around Central park, go ice-skating, or buy yourself a present or two in the sales. Perfection!

Fjords of Norway

If you’re hoping your Christmas will be more like a magical winter wonderland, a cruise to the Norwegian Fjords couldn’t be more perfect. By exploring the wonderful scenery and charming capital cities of Scandinavia, you’ll find snow-topped hills and sleek, winding waters. Not to mention that you can feast on a variety of delicious local delicacies from the picturesque towns and villages you visit! And of course, more delicious cuisine and a toasty cabin awaits your return. What could be more perfect?

A sailing to Norway with Princess Cruises will delight you from start to finish – you’ll be left in awe by the Seven Sisters waterfall and be immersed into the fascinating culture of the tiny village of Geiranger.

Tis’ the season to be jolly…

There’s no better way to to get in the Christmas spirit than on a cruise – all you need to do is call 0800 027 8302 and your festive dreams could be a reality! Alternatively, take a look at our Deals section to see if there’s a sailing to suit you…

Have you sailed at Christmas? Let us know about your experience!

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