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Have You Planned Your Winter Holidays Yet? It’s not too late to plan a Holiday Cruise!

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the winter holidays? Consider a holiday theme cruise! There are many reasons why a wintertime holiday cruise is a great idea. You don't have to worry about cooking or hosting a holiday meal, there are plenty of activities for everyone, and you can create lasting memories with your family and friends. It’s a fantastic getaway if you want to escape the cold weather at home. Below are your options for theme cruises for any budget, length and destination to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and even Halloween and Valentine’s day.

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Christmas is a time for family, friends, and traditions. But if you're looking for a way to celebrate the holidays that's a little different, a Christmas cruise might be the perfect option for you.

There are many reasons why a Christmas cruise is a great idea. Here are just a few:

  • No cooking or hosting. One of the best things about a Christmas cruise is that you don't have to worry about cooking or hosting a holiday meal. The cruise ship will take care of everything, from the appetizers to the desserts. This leaves you free to relax and enjoy your time with your family and friends.

  • Plenty of activities for everyone. There are always plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained on a Christmas cruise. From festive parties and shows to scavenger hunts and ice skating, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Memorable experiences. A Christmas cruise is a great way to create lasting memories with your family and friends. From caroling on the deck to watching a Christmas movie under the stars and more.

  • A chance to escape the cold. If you're tired of the cold weather at home, a Christmas cruise is a great way to escape to a warmer climate. Many cruise lines offer Christmas cruises to tropical destinations, where you can enjoy warm weather and sunny beaches.

It’s not too late to find a great Christmas Cruise that matches all of your desires. Sail dates start in late November and go through Christmas.

There are a variety of Christmas cruises to consider that you may not have thought of for any budget.

  • River cruises that take you to magical Christmas markets in Europe.

  • Shorter 3 & 4 day getaways to Mexico or the Caribbean

  • There are even knitting and crafting themed Christmas cruises

  • Singles and LGBTQ+ only cruises

  • Every destination you can imagine including the US, Caribbean & Mexico, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, South Africa… you get the idea.

We’ve collected almost every Christmas themed cruise available in one convenient list for you to look through.


Several cruise lines are all geared up to celebrate other holidays! Here are holiday themed cruises you might want to check out.

It’s not too late to book a Halloween themed cruise on Disney.

  • Disney goes all out for Halloween, with days of activities, treats, and surprises for kids of all ages. There will be costume contests, trick-or-treating, haunted hayrides, and more. And adults can enjoy a more adults-only Halloween bash.

  • The ships are decorated for Halloween, with pumpkins, ghosts, and witches' hats everywhere.

Hanukkah Cruises

  • There are a number of cruises that offer special Hanukkah programming, such as traditional meals, menorah lighting ceremonies, and Hebrew lessons.

  • Many cruises have kosher food options.

  • These cruises are a great way to celebrate Hanukkah with family and friends in a fun and festive atmosphere.

Thanksgiving Cruises

  • What a better way to have a unique Thanksgiving while experiencing American history and traditions on the coast lines, shores and rivers in the US.

  • Enjoy traditional activities and Thanksgiving-themed menus.

  • Some cruises will provide traditional meals with a gourmet flair.

New Year's Eve Cruises

  • New Year's Eve is a time to party, and there are many cruises that offer special events to celebrate. Some ships have themed parties, such as masquerade balls or black tie affairs.

  • Others have live music and dancing. And of course, no New Year's Eve cruise would be complete without a countdown to midnight and a festive fireworks display.

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