Christmas is an unexpectedly ideal time to take a cruise.
Hosting Christmas at home is an infamously stressful and demanding experience, so after you’ve done your present shopping, how wonderful would it be to have everything else sorted? No decorating to do, no dinner to perfect, and no guests to fuss over? What if this year, somebody else cooked for you and saw to your every need?
Christmas cruises give you the opportunity to experience the festive season without any obligations, in a range of beautiful settings, with peace of mind and everything taken care of. All that you need to do is settle on what sort of holiday you want to go on, and this is quite a task in itself. There is a surprisingly vast choice of Christmas cruises on offer.
The options are vast when it comes to what you’d rather do with your Christmas. If you relish the festivities but are looking for a more relaxed approach, European cruises can guide you around the very best Christmas markets in Germany, where you can buy gifts and enjoy the warm, fresh local cuisine and mulled drinks.
Perhaps you’re looking for some winter adventure; the breath-taking Norwegian fjords make the ultimate extreme winter trip, with outdoor excursions such as husky dog trips, and the dazzling aurora borealis to witness.
However, if you’re sick of winter all together, why not sail off to somewhere warm and exotic? Mix things up entirely and head off to the Caribbean for a Christmas of tropical paradise. Although a Christmas Caribbean cruise will see you arrive just after the hurricane season has ended, mild December weather offers experiences a world away from cold, sludgy winters back home, and beautiful surroundings can be enjoyed in any condition.
Stroll along the glimmering white beaches, enjoy the crystalline waters and explore the best of local dining and shopping.
Alternatively, for a blend of adventure and tropical climate, why not set off to South America on a Christmas cruise, where beautiful natural environments and wildlife are up close and personal, and local nightlife and cuisine are waiting to be sampled. Even further afield, you could make the most of the southern hemisphere’s sunny winter in Australia or Africa, and enjoy a Christmas like no other you ever have or will experience.
When was the last time Christmas didn’t equal stress and people-pleasing? A festive season catered for entirely by professionals of the highest class is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many, and is truly unforgettable. Explore the many options available for the relaxed, adventurous December cruise you deserve, so take time to have a really good look at all that is on offer. Once you’ve decided what kind of trip you’re looking for, there are top-quality travel specialists ready to make your Christmas cruise dream a reality.
About the Author: Debbie Stevens.
Debbie oversees the Sales’ Team and assists with coordinating The Cruise Line’s marketing strategy. She has had over 20 years travel experience with various responsibilities and sailed with the Windstar, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea and Hapag-Lloyd amongst others.