Holiday Cruises

A holiday cruise isn’t just about celebrating Christmas with a warm getaway anymore—just about any holiday can be the theme for a holiday cruise! More importantly, most cruise lines offer major savings and discounts on these types of cruises, especially for groups.

Types of Holiday Cruises

Just about every cruise line in existence today offers holiday cruises for Christmas, New Years Eve, Independence Day and Memorial Day and for the most part, they are offered for prices below the average non-holiday cruise. But what about other “holidays� such as Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day or even President’s Day? Believe it or not, some of the largest cruise lines on the planet offer special cruises for these types of holidays.

Valentine’s Day cruises have become so popular that most cruise ships offer holiday cruises lasting anywhere from 7-nights up to 15-nights or more. Norwegian, Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises are just a few of the major cruise lines offering holiday cruises for Valentine’s Day.

For Easter, a handful of different cruise lines offer fun-filled days aboard a themed cruise ship for families and friends wishing to celebrate Easter Day at sea. Guests could sail to the Panama Canal on a Princess Cruise or take a 15-day cruise to Europe offered by Holland America Line. For an extravagant Easter holiday at sea, Crystal Cruises features an exciting 12-night cruise to Istanbul with stops in the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, several smaller cruise lines offer day long Easter holiday cruises such as Berkeley Holidays, featuring a San Francisco Bay Easter cruise aboard a luxury yacht.

Booking a Holiday Cruise

Whether a cruise line has a holiday cruise itinerary in place or they are open to customizing a holiday cruise for your family, group or company, potential guests can begin the booking process directly through their favorite cruise line or through a holiday cruise specialist.

If a set holiday cruise for a holiday like Mother’s Day isn’t available through your favorite cruise line, relax. They will more than likely arrange one for you. FYI: Celebrity Cruises, Windstar Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Radisson Cruise Line and Costa Crystal all offer special Mother’s Day cruises.

If you interested in even bigger savings, take a gamble and book last minute. Most cruise lines offer incredible deals on last minute bookings.

For a full list of cruise lines and links to their websites visit: While
it’s ok to book a holiday cruise directly through the cruise line, keep in mind that some cruise lines may prefer for potential guests to book through a cruise travel agent.

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