Cruising Over Christmas

02 Oct 2017

Christmas is a magical time of the year, and a cruise is just as magical. Cruising over Christmas is a fantastic way to spend quality family time, and explore amazing destinations. Plus, on a cruise there’s no stress of cooking Christmas Dinner! Here are three reasons to consider a festive cruise…

Christmas Markets

Selling everything from German bratwurst sausages to hand-crafted ornaments, jewellery, and amazing street food; Christmas markets are popular throughout Germany and Northern Europe. Some of the popular Christmas Markets accessible on a cruise are in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bruges, and Tallinn, but most major towns and cities have their own markets. The Christmas Markets are best enjoyed at night – it’s when there’s a real festive atmosphere in the air, with gluhwein flowing, the smell of chocolate in the air, and the sounds of laughter and joy. A visit to the Christmas Markets is certainly a fun experience.

Christmas Day At Sea

Christmas Day at sea offers an unforgettable way of spending quality family time together. Enjoy the wonderful festive activities and entertainment hosted onboard the ship throughout the day, and look forward to a traditional Christmas Dinner. The ship will also be decked out with tinsel and festive decorations to get you in the festive spirit. You never know, there may just be a very special visitor that may come onboard too! Ho, ho, ho!

New Year Celebrations

Madeira is a popular cruise destination thanks to its glorious climate, stunning views, and quaint architecture. Madeira is the coolest place to be on New Years Eve! Most Christmas cruises, especially from Southampton, head to the Canaries and Madeira to witness the spectacular firework display, where around seven ships simultaneously congregate near the harbour until the early hours of the morning.

Like the sound of a Christmas cruise? Speak to our friendly sales team today on 0800 368 9059 to discuss options