We review here the world’s best Xmas cruises – special deals offered by the best lines on the December Holiday cruise travel market. Christmas cruise deals are not particularly cheap, but are definitely fun as to destinations and activities. At our site you can compare prices, itineraries and a huge number of ocean-going super famous passenger ships and what they have to offer as deals on cruises over Christmas for this and the next year.
From small to biggest, and from old to brand new, these are simply the world’s absolutely best ever “Christmas” cruise ships sailing on really cheap to affordable, to inexpensive and some totally not cheap Xmas voyages. To see them all (listed in a big-a$$ table) with dates, destinations and departure ports – just go to our main page. To view detailed itinerary schedules – just follow our lines links at page right.
And be prepared – “Xmas Cruise” means not necessarily inexpensive prices, but also an always exciting, very much fun, super special party time at sea. That’s what the vacation money is for, right?
Christmas travel cruise deals are some of the most extraordinary and unordinary ones. Totally awesome? Ehhh, probably. The “ehh” part is because for the great majority of Christmas cruise packages snow is not included. Yep, your snowman is actually a sandman. Not the scary type, of course, that snatches kids and what not, but the strange red-hatted pseudo Xmas creation, just like the scary fat looking creature on the photo below.
However, your Christmas cruise package deals will included delicious food, the so traditional Christmas dinner on the boat (formal dress-code, folks), ship-wide Holiday decorations, special activities, super fun contests and all kinds of family games and competitions – with lucrative prizes! And your Xmas package probably won’t come cheap too – these so big cruise lines have their myriads of greedy stockholders to make happy, you know – especially on Holidays. And the best time of the year to do that is the Santa Clause money time. Now, let’s review the list of most popular best-selling destinations in this not-cheap-at-all but so very much special time of year.
Caribbean Christmas Cruises
Caribbean is the absolute best-seller of all times! Caribbean Christmas cruise travel deals are mostly on round-trip departures from Florida ports (Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral/Orlando, and Jacksonville). Florida and Bahamas cruise packages are also available with deals on ships leaving out of New York, Baltimore, Texas (Galveston and Houston), NOLA, and even from Charleston SC. Some ships offer convenient departures (usually to Southern Caribbean) from smaller cruise ports, such as the ports of Puerto Rico, Barbados, Panama, Guatemala, etc.
Major lines operating Caribbean and Bahamas Xmas cruises from USA ports are all big-ship cruise companies. Most departures are from Florida, and some Holiday itineraries feature Panama Canal transition on one-way trips between California and Florida ports.
Xmas cruise ships leaving from Puerto Rico, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe and other small countries in the region includes AIDA, Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, MSC, P&O UK (from Barbados) and Royal Caribbean.
South America Christmas Cruises
South America is… ahh, the place of the never ending carnival time of the world? Yep, it is! South America Christmas cruise deals are on both one-way and round-trip itineraries leaving from the year-round-carnival Brazil – Santos (port to Sao Paulo), and from the always fun-crazy Rio. There are also several Antarctica-themed cruises leaving from Argentina (the port of Buenos Aires) to Chile (Valparaiso port /to Santiago), or the reverse route.
In the list of major lines operating Xmas cruises in South America are MSC and Costa, also the German AIDA and TUI.
Asia Christmas Cruises
Asia is exotic, beautiful, more charming than ever! When you think of Asia Christmas cruise deals, these are mostly Dubai cruises, because the Asia river cruise specials will be included in another review. Some of the world’s biggest lines have “Xmas ships” deployed in Southeast Asia departing from Singapore and Hong Kong mostly.
The list of major lines operating Xmas cruises in Asia includes AIDA, Princess and Celebrity (from Singapore), MSC and Costa (from Dubai), also Holland America and Royal Caribbean, plus some of the all-inclusive luxury cruise lines.
New Zealand and Australia Christmas Cruises
Australia and New Zealand departures offer the eternal beauty of the Pacific Ocean and its best islands! Some of them quite big, actually.These itineraries offer some of the world’s best scenery, tranquility and unique charm. Operated with round-trip Sydney cruise deals (mostly), but also one-way Australia to New Zealand and New Zealand to Australia cruises (leaving from Auckland NZ). A good number of ships also sail to the South Pacific Islands for Christmas, visiting ports in New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, some even stop in Tasmania.
The list of major lines operating Xmas cruises from Australia/New Zealand ports includes P&O Australia, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and of course, the Carnival Fun Ships line.
Europe Christmas Cruises
Europe – the “Mother continent” has its Christmas river cruises as feature deals in December, so we intend to cover those in a separate review. We list all sea-going big cruise ships departing from UK (Southampton and Dover ports mainly) to Canary Islands, Belgium and Holland (mini Holiday breaks) and Mediterranean cruise ports.
The list of major lines operating Xmas cruises in Europe features Cunard, Saga, Thomson and P&O UK (big ships departing from Southampton), TUI and AIDA (departures from Canary Islands), and MSC and Costa ships leaving from ports in Italy. Best lines for Christmas river cruise deals are Viking, Avalon, AmaWaterways and Uniworld.
Africa Christmas Cruises
Africa – if you exclude the Egypt Nile river cruises, what remains as deals on Christmas is limited number of departures from Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) and a few cruises from Durban (South Africa). Lines with ships leaving from South Africa cruise ports for Christmas are MSC, and some of the top luxury lines, like Regent and Silversea.
We wish you very merry and very cheap Christmas cruises, so best luck with their prices! Get your best-dress-for-success clothes to fully enjoy your “cruise formal” Christmas dinner and never underestimate the ever increasing value of your by the pool drinks! May God bless us all with happiness and prosperity, so we make more money to spend more money on our best-fun Holiday! Just to keep the Christmas spirit alive, and make Santa a very very very merry and happy!