Thanksgiving, New Years, and Christmas Cruises
Thanksgiving, New Years, and Christmas Cruises
Are you thinking about Cruising through the Holidays? With most major cruise lines doing something special for holiday sailings, we thought we would give you some information on what our favorite cruise lines are doing for Thanksgiving, New Years and Christmas cruises.
Holiday sailings are very popular, but there are still last minute deals available for all these sailings if you are flexible in your schedule, including Thanksgiving cruises sailing next week! Holiday cruises are a great way to get the family together without any mess or fuss! Continue reading to find out what you can expect cruising through the holidays!
One of our favorite holiday cruises has to be embarking on a river cruise and visiting some of the most famous Christmas Markets in northern Europe with AMAWaterways, Uniworld, and Avalon River Cruises. Sailings start mid-November and continue through the first week in January.
Take a break from the Texas heat and enjoy a true white Christmas! Delight the senses with aromas of spiced mulled wine, fresh gingerbread, and sizzling Bratwursts filling the chilly air as you wander through the beautiful outdoor markets.
From delicious, traditional food and drinks to handcrafted toys, tree decorations, candles, and lambskin shoes, the Christmas Markets will be sure to turn even the most Bah Humbug into singing carols in no time.
Thanksgiving Cruises- Feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, stuffing, and delicious pies. Watch a live football on the movies under the stars screen. Watch turkey carving demonstrations, take part in Thanksgiving trivia and a turkey calling contest and leave what you are thankful for on their Tree of Thanks.
Hanukkah Cruises – Enjoy traditional meals, festive decor, and special onboard events
Christmas Cruises – Have a white Christmas at sea with daily snowfall in the atrium. Watch the Holiday Wishes Variety Show and enjoy music from carolers. Join the Gingerbread house making contest, decorate cookies and ornaments. Go to the tree lighting ceremony and enjoy the holiday decor. Visit with Santa! And for those sailing on Christmas Eve, get a stocking in every room filled with goodies and a traditional Christmas dinner!
New Years Cruises – Party the night away with a midnight balloon drop and champagne toast. Then, on New Years Day watch live football and enjoy a buffet of game day treats!
Thanksgiving Cruises – Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, watch a live stream of the Macy Day Parade. Join in on a Thanksgiving “duck hunt” and have fund with a Thanksgiving trivia contest.
Hanukkah Cruises – Join the lighting of the Menorah each night and special services throughout the week
Christmas Cruises – Enjoy traditional decor throughout the ship, traditional cuisine, entertainment, and activities!
New Years Cruises – Party with a midnight balloon drop (not on the Breeze, Sunshine, or Vista) and watch a live stream of the ball drop. There will also be a special youth group NYE party!
Christmas Cruises – Let it snow! Onboard all Royal Caribbean cruises during December. Watch the tree lighting ceremony and enjoy the traditional Christmas decor. See Santa, his elves, and special DreamWorks characters in Santa’s Holly Jolly Holiday Parade. Catch all the holiday classic movies and enjoy the carolers as they sing your favorite Christmas songs. The kids will love the holiday crafts, and letters to Santa station. Gather around as Santa’s elves read Christmas stories and celebrate with special holiday games!
New Years Cruises – Dress up in your New Years finest for a different bash at each of their venues, including confetti drop, balloon drop, and party favors!
Thanksgiving Cruises – Feast on a traditional Turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Enjoy seasonal decor and characters dressed up in their Thanksgiving attire and get special Thanksgiving towel animals in your room!
Christmas Cruises – Enjoy a very Merrytime Christmas onboard Disney cruises with Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party, Mickey’s tree lighting ceremony, visit with Santa, Disney characters dressed in their holiday finest, youth parties, story time with Mrs. Claus, decorate stockings and Christmas cards, doing special holiday scavenger hunts, see a life-sized gingerbread house, and get exclusive Disney holiday merchandise. On Christmas Eve and Day sailings enjoy Christmas cookies, holiday towel animals, caroling with the kids, religious services, and special surprises. If your cruise takes you to Castaway Cay, you’ll get to enjoy a white Christmas on the beach with “snow” flurries, a Christmas tree and more!
New Years Cruises – Ring in the New Year with a special dinner menu, deck party, holiday theme giveaways, meet and greet with your favorite Disney characters and a teen and tween-only NYE party!