Why You Should Spend the Holiday Season on a Cruise

Posted November 16th, 2016

It’s the time of year when smiles are infectious, when Christmas carols fill the air, and when rest and relaxation are on the cards. The festive season is also the perfect time to sail the seas, discover new and exciting destinations and be wined and dined. Below, we’ve put together the top reasons why you should book a holiday cruise and we’ve done the research so you’ll know what to expect on holiday-themed cruises from a range of cruise lines.  

Top Reasons to Book

1.       A cruise is the ultimate Christmas present for a loved one. Not only will they get to sail to fascinating ports, but a smorgasbord of onboard activities and amenities will satisfy any traveller’s tastes and interests. 

2.       You can leave the hours of cooking and washing up for someone else. You’ll be blown away by the amazing range of first-class cuisine and Christmas specialities on your cruise.

3.       Ditch the long commute home after your Christmas lunch or New Years’ celebrations. It’ll be just a short walk to your cabin!

Royal Caribbean International

Decked out in traditional Christmas decorations, RCI cruise ships are a haven for Christmas lovers come December. From wreaths and holly to fairy lights, visual delights will await passengers around every corner. Meanwhile, plenty of holiday-themed activities, such as ornament-making arts and crafts, Christmas story telling, letter writing to Santa, festive-themed movies and carolling will ensure all passengers can get into the spirit. The Holly Jolly Holiday Parade is also a real highlight, as guests are joined by a merry crew of elves, DreamWorks characters and Santa himself!


Dreaming of a European getaway? Treat yourself to the unique sights, sounds and smells of the Continent in the Christmastime by booking a river cruise with APT. Whether you want to indulge in some warming mulled wine, walk the cobbled streets of a quaint town and window shop at the charming local markets, or sample seasonal delicacies such as gingerbread and fruit cake, you’ll be swept up in the festive cheer filling the air.

Princess Cruises

Christmas trees decorated with bright, sparkling lights. Yuletide carollers strolling along the decks. Waiters wearing Santa hats. A decadent Christmas dinner, featuring roast turkey, goose, mincemeat pie, chocolate Yule logs and gingerbread mousse. Seasonal entertainment and activities. An appearance from Santa. You’ll be in holiday heaven on board your Princess Cruises vessel.

P&O Cruises

The special holiday touches continue with P&O Cruises. From sumptuous Christmas feasts with all the trimmings to presents, choir singers, children’s parties and a visit from Santa, passengers of all ages will be bowled over by the contagiously merry atmosphere aboard their cruise ship. There’s no better way to spend quality time with loved ones.

Are you keen to etch out a new holiday tradition and leave your cares well and truly behind? Call us on 1300 954 661 today and one of our cruise consultants can help you find the perfect holiday cruise for you. Christmas and New Year’s Eve will never be so relaxing and fun!

Set sail on a dream holiday with Cruiseabout

Images courtesy of Getty.


Cruise Specialist

  Absolutely nobody in Australia knows more about cruising than Cruiseabout. With close to 30,000 nights on ships all across the globe, our consultants’ extensive experience and passion for cruising is unequaled. We're here to share the joys of cruising holidays with more Australians and invite them into our world - because we love cruising!

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