Christmas cruises, in a lot of ways, are some of the most perfect holiday gifts. They’re great presents in a material sense, but they also let you spend time with a special someone and have some amazing experiences. Whether you’re looking for a Christmas-themed cruise to up your holiday spirits or a getaway to make you forget the winter, any of these cruises would make an excellent option.
Carnival Cruises is one of the most popular cruise lines out there, and for good reason. Their affordable prices make them a favorite of many travelers, and their price points make their trips economical Christmas gifts. They have a whole slew of holiday-centered cruises that you can check out over here. Wreathes, mistletoe, Christmas trees and lights are across the boats to help you get in the feeling. They offer some Hanukkah services as well, but much of the focus is definitely on Christmas.
Celebrity Cruises is another company that is offering themed cruises for the 2019 holiday season. Some of the on-board features include Santa giving out gifts, classic holiday meals prepared for you, and some themed performances like the Nutcracker. You can check out their December cruises over here, many of which last over two weeks, giving you ample time to rewind and forget about how cold it probably is at home (we don’t blame you!).
For those with kids (or just a Mickey Mouse affinity), Disney Cruise Line is an obvious choice. The fun is definitely increased during the holiday season, with the company offering a multitude of trips that line up with holidays. On their Very Merrytime Cruises, kids can decorate trees with Mickey, meet Santa and Disney characters, listen to storytime with Mrs. Claus, check out a life-sized gingerbread house, and the list goes on. It definitely sounds like an undeniably fun excursion for the kiddos. Four different ships offer these themed trips, and you can check them out on Disney’s website.
These three cruise lines offer some great Christmas options, especially if you have kids. Of course, let’s not forget that a non-themed cruise from almost any cruise line will make for a great gift this holiday season, no matter what holiday it is you’re celebrating. Keep an eye out for deals (plenty of Black Friday and holiday sales extend all the way into January) and give a unique present to someone you love (or yourself maybe, we won’t judge).