With just a few weeks before the holiday cruises set sail, many people are wondering what it will be like to enjoy the holidays at sea. The answer is simple, it will be everything that you expect and more in most cases. The holidays are a festive and exciting time aboard almost all cruise ships, and the staff does everything humanly possible to see that all of the guests have a remarkable time.
They Decked The Halls
While most cruise ships are beautifully decorated throughout the year, the holidays add even more beauty and spectacle to the environment. Holiday trees, lights, wreaths, and garland are accompanied by menorahs, the Star of David and dreidels in traditional blue, white and gold. In addition, meals and other traditional activities are available for all religions and denominations to enjoy. Passengers will feel right at home as they enjoy all aspects of their holiday cruise vacation.
Bring The Loot
One of the best features of cruise travel is that there are no limits for the luggage that each guest is permitted to bring. So if your family would like to bring all of their holiday gifts to exchange while onboard, you are more than welcome to. Other guests might opt to bring only a single gift per person, while still other families leave the gifts at home and exchange only small gifts found at the local ports of call, but the choice is yours! And there are a great many wonderful areas where you can gather as a family to enjoy some quality time together or to mingle as part of the larger group at the holiday festivities.
Christmas In The Sand
Many passengers who are from cold climates are not used to celebrating the holidays in shorts and swimsuits. So be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen and beach attire if you are fortunate enough to be aboard one of the ever-popular Caribbean cruises for the holidays. And don’t think that being away from the snow and cold will make this holiday any less enjoyable. Christmas in a warm climate will offer many cruise passengers their first taste of a tropical holiday. In fact, you might be experiencing the first of many holiday cruises as you decide to make this your new holiday tradition.
The Greatest Gift Of All
What is most important to remember is that the best gift of the holidays is spending time with family and friends. So embrace the new surroundings and enjoy spending the holidays on a cruise with those who are most important in your life.