Celebrate The Christmas Holidays on a Cruise
Christmas is near, and it brings a wave of happiness and charms. While most folks are comfortable enjoying their Christmas Holiday at home with family and friends, others wish to simply get a way to recharge. If you are the one booking your Christmas Holiday escape, you are in for a treat. You may be all in for some sunbathing on a tropical beach, or seeing the sights of a classical city in Europe or exploring ancient ruins in some far off pace. But if you intend your holiday escape to simply be a relaxing experience, you might want to consider one the incredible cruises offered during the holidays. However, you are not alone in this journey as you must plan far in advance to secure valid reservations.
I am one who enjoys getting away for the holidays. I have experienced Winter Sunbathing on tropical beaches and trekking on the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco and sightseeing in Paris during my Winter holidays. It’s kind of fun seeing how people experience their Christmas and the different traditions they enjoy. I have found each of the unique ways they celebrate Christmas really special. However, I also took a cruise for the Holidays last year and enjoyed the experience so much, I am thinking of making this my new Christmas tradition! So with this in mind, here are some the luxury Christmas Cruises I have been exploring.
New Zealand & Australia via Crystal Cruise Line
Crystal Cruise Line is known for their luxury / Expedition style and world class itineraries. Crystal is offering a 15-day cruise from Christchurch, New Zealand to Hobart, Australia that departs 22-Dec-2020 and a most exciting opportunity for you next Christmas. While the ship and luxury service are truly reason enough to go on this South Pacific Cruise, the shore excursions are truly incredible. From “Heli-Rafting” on the Clarence River to Expedition Adventures in Coles Bay or Bruny Island. Don’t worry; you will be guided though every activity by a staff of professionals. This will be a travel experience of a lifetime aboard the Crystal Endeavor embarking the ship in Auckland, New Zealand.
It sails along the coast of New Zealand and then crosses the Tasman Sea to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. During this journey you will have a lot of ports of call stops along the way. At each stop you will have the opportunity to experience some fabulous expedition style excursions. You will spend Christmas at Stewart Island off the coast of New Zealand and New Year’s Eve in the Sydney Harbor to watch the amazing fireworks show. It’s a fantastic cruise which you will want to book for your family’s Christmas 2020 holiday.
Royal Caribbean Cruises
What better way to spend Christmas than on a tropical island in the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean has 30 Cruise Ships many of which are stationed in the Caribbean Sea! They offer a variety of itineraries which include Eastern Caribbean ports of call such as Nassau, Labadee (Haiti) and Coco Bay and others. Western Caribbean itineraries include Cozumel, Costa Maya, Grand Cayman and Key West. Southern Caribbean itineraries include Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Haiti and more. Royal Caribbean offers an assortment of Christmas Holiday Cruises that are perfect for couples, families. many are offers you the best Christmas Holiday activities during its 3-12 days at sea.
When you take a Royal Caribbean Cruise you will experience incredible entertainment, delicious meals, lots of things to do on the ship, sightseeing at the island ports of call and much more. For example, the Allure of the Seas ship is sailing from Miami on December 20 on an 7-day Eastern Caribbean Cruise itinerary which includes St. Thomas, Nassau, San Juan and Labadee.
The Symphony of the Seas ship will be sailing from Ft. Lauderdale on a 10-night Southern Caribbean Cruise itinerary December 20, 2020 which includes Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maartin, The Dominican Republic and a few days at sea.
The Vision of the Seas ship will be sailing December 24, 2020 from Ft. Lauderdale on a Southern Caribbean Cruise itinerary which includes Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Aruba and Haiti.
At the time of writing this post, these cruises each has space. Christmas Cruises sell out every year. We recommend contacting your Travel Agent to inquire about availabilty and pricing.
CroisiEurope River Cruises
CroisiEurope specializes in River Cruises in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Their ships are low rise, luxury river vessels created specifically for the rivers they sail. CroisiEurope is an upscale travel experience offering an excellent opportunity to sail in the lap of luxury. They have an Africa Christmas sailing of their African Dream vessel departing December 23 from Capetown, South Africa and completing its journey on the Zambezi River on January 4, 2021 at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Spain for your Christmas holiday. You will be sailing through the historically significant and scenic sights of Seville, Cadiz, Cordoba, and Jerez.
Christmas Markets on the Rhine via Ama Waterways
What a fantastic trip! You will meet the Ama Mora river vessel for its Christmas Markets sailing in Amsterdam on December 20 and cruise the Rhine River to Cologne, Germany, through the Rhine Gorge seeing Castles along the banks en route to Rüdesheim, Heidelberg, Strasburg, France to Breisach, Germany and finally to Basel , Switzerland where you will disembark. The Ama River Vessels are 156 passenger floating palaces of luxury. Ama Waterways specializes in European River Cruises. From journeys that span one or two weeks, Ama allows you to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world. You will take the opportunity to shop in the Christmas Markets of Europe and other diverse shopping options. You will see, Regensburg and Vienna also have more surprises for you on this Christmas. Did you think of walking on the cobblestone alleyways of Passau’s St. Stephen Cathedral? You will be roaming around this Christmas with the Ama waterways.
Another essential place to tell you about is Germany’s oldest wine cellar. It situates in Kitzingen and will entertain you well. Wurzburg is another place to visit in Germany, which will be in the plan of Ama waterways. Don’t worry; this Christmas is going to be an exciting kind of adventure for you. Get readya trip of a lifetime aboard an Ama Waterways River Cruise.
Danube River Cruises Through the Heart of Europe
Visiting Europe during Christmas will treat you to the various traditions people observer during the holidays. From the Danube River which generally starts the itinerary sailing from Germany to Hungary. This is another great option for those looking for classical river cruise experience. It may also be the best option for some as they are shorter in length around 5 to 6 days so you can explore on your own after the cruise. Either way, you will not be disappointed.
You will have the wine facility, activities for your kids inside the cruise. Young travelers are encouraged to travel because there are plenty of activities for them in the Danube River Cruise.
If you are planning to take a cruise for the 2020 Christmas holiday, you NEED to make your reservations as soon as possible. Everyone of the cruises we mention in this article will be sold out soon. Also, sailing during Christmas is not a simple cruise journey. You are going to celebrate Christmas and you may want to consider bringing some nice outfits for the lavish dining and parties you will experience. Merry Christmas!