The world’s best Christmas Cruises 2014 Xmas offers – our extensive review on all there is on the December Holiday cruise travel market. Christmas cruise deals are not particularly cheap, but are definitely fun. Compare prices, itineraries and a huge number of ocean-going most famous passenger ships and what they have to offer as deals on cruises over Christmas in this and the next year.
From small to biggest and from old to brand new, these are simply the world’s absolutely best ever cruise ships sailing on really cheap to affordable, to inexpensive and some totally not cheap cruises for Christmas 2014. The list of big cruise ship lines sailing on Christmas which have a personal page on our website includes: AIDA, Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, MSC, NCL/Norwegian, P and O, Princess and Royal Caribbean.
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 – 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.
- South America – ahh, the never ending carnival time of the world! South America Christmas cruises deals are on both one-way and round-trip itineraries leaving from the year-round-carnival Brazil – Santos (to Sao Paulo, and from the always fun-crazy Rio, and also from Argenina (the port of Buenos Aires).
- Asia – 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.
- Australia and New Zealand – 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.
- Europe – the “Mother continent” has its Christmas river cruises as feature deals in December, so we intend to cover those in a separate review. Here we’ll list only sea-going big cruise ships departing from UK, Canary Islands and Mediterranean cruise ports.
- 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).
To see more detailed info and to compare prices, you’ll have to follow our Christmas links by line (at top page right), with more lines and ships to be reviewed very soon. And for those of you curious what exactly Christmas mean – this is the Wiki link on the subject.
Caribbean Christmas Cruises from Miami, Florida
- AIDAvita (Dec 14, 2014) 11day to Tampa, New Orleans, Cozumel, Key West
- Carnival Breeze (Dec 20, 2014) 8day to Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, Aruba.
- Carnival Conquest (Dec 21, 2014) 7d to Nassau, St Thomas, Puerto Rico, Grand Turk.
Carnival Ecstasy (Dec 22, 2014) 4day to Key West, Cozumel.
- Carnival Glory (Dec 22, 2014) 7day to Mexico (Cozumel, Costa Maya), Roatan, Grand Cayman.
- Carnival Victory (Dec 22, 2014) 5day to Nassau, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk.
- Celebrity Reflection (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Puerto Rico, St Thomas, St Maarten.Cozumel, and (Dec 20, 2014) 8day Key West, Grand Cayman, Honduras , Cozumel.
- Disney Magic (Dec 21, 2014) 5day to Cozumel, Castaway Cay.
- Norwegian Getaway (Dec 20, 2014) 7day St Maarten, St Thomas, Nassau.
- Norwegian Sky (Dec 22, 2014) 4day Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau, Freeport).
- Majesty Of The Seas (Dec 22, 2014) 4day Nassau, Coco Cay, Key West.
Christmas Cruises from Tampa, Florida
- Carnival Paradise (Dec 22, 2014) 5day to Cozumel, Grand Cayman.
- Norwegian Sun (Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Honduras, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel.
Christmas Cruises from Port Canaveral, Florida
- Disney Dream (Dec 21, 2014) 4day to Nassau, Castaway Cay.
- Disney Fantasy (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to St Maarten, Puerto Rico, Castaway Cay.
- Enchantment Of The Seas (Dec 22, 2014) 4day to Bahamas (Coco Cay, Nassau).
- Freedom Of The Seas (Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Coco Cay, St Thomas, St Maarten.
- Explorer Of The Seas (Dec 23, 2014) 4day to Labadee (Haiti).
Christmas Cruises from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Carnival Freedom (Dec 21, 2014) 6day Key West, Cozumel, , Grand Cayman).
- Celebrity Constellation (Dec 22, 2014) 5day Key West, Cozumel.
- Celebrity Silhouette (Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Puerto Rico, St Maarten, St Kitts.
- Island Princess (Dec 18, 2014) 11day to Grand Cayman, Costa Rica, Panama Canal, Colon, Colombia, Aruba.
- Regal Princess (Dec 21, 2014) 7day Princess Cays, St Thomas, St Maarten.
- Ruby Princess (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Bahamas (Princess Cays, Nassau), St Maarten, St Thomas.
Allure Of The Seas (Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Nassau, St Thomas, St Maarten.
- Independence Of The Seas (Dec 20, 2014) 8day to St Maarten, St Kitts, Puerto Rico, Haiti.
- Liberty Of The Seas (Dec 24, 2014) 5day to Belize City, and Cozumel, Mexico
Oasis Of The Seas (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Labadee (Haiti), Jamaica, Cozumel.
Christmas Cruises from Galveston and Houston, Texas
- Carnival Magic (Galveston – Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Roatan, Belize, Cozumel.
- Carnival Triumph (Galveston – Dec 25, 2014) 4day Cozumel.
- Disney Wonder (Galveston – Dec 21, 2014) 6day to Cozumel, Grand Cayman.
- Norwegian Jewel (Houston 0 Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Cozumel, Belize, Roatan.
- Emerald Princess (Houston – Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Mexico.
- Navigator Of The Seas (Galveston – Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel.
Christmas Cruises from New Orleans (NOLA), Louisiana
- Carnival Elation (Dec 22, 2014) 5day to Mexico (Progreso, Cozumel).
- Norwegian Dawn (Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, Costa Maya.
- Serenade Of The Seas (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cozumel.
Caribbean (Florida-Bahamas) Christmas Cruises from NYC, New York, and Baltimore MD
- Grandeur Of The Seas (Baltimore – Dec 19, 2014) 8day Port Canaveral, Coco Cay, Nassau, Key West.
- Norwegian Breakaway (NYC – Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Port Canaveral, Great Stirrup Cay, Nassau.
- Quantum Of The Seas (NYC – Dec 20, 2014) 7day Port Canaveral, Nassau, Coco Cay.
Christmas Cruises from Charleston SC and Jacksonville FL
- Carnival Fantasy from Charleston (Dec 20, 2014) 5day to Bahamas (Nassau, Freeport).
- Carnival Fascination from Jacksonville (Dec 22, 2014) 5day to Bahamas (Half Moon Cay, Nassau).
Caribbean Christmas Cruises from Puerto Rico, Barbados, Panama, Guadeloupe, Dominican Republic
- AIDAluna (Bridgetown, Barbados – Dec 14, 2014) 14day to St Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Venezuela, Grenada.
- P&O Azura (Barbados – Dec 13, 2014) 14day St Vincent, Dominica, St Lucia, Antigua, St Kitts, Grand Turk, Tortola, , St Maarten.
- Celebrity Summit (San Juan – Dec 20, 2014) 7day to USVI (St Croix), St Kitts, Dominica, BVI (Tortola), St Thomas.
- Costa Mediterranea (Guadeloupe – Dec 19, 2014) 8day to Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, St Lucia, Martinique.
- Jewel Of The Seas ( Puerto Rico – Dec 20, 2014) 7day to British Virgin Islands (Tortola), St Kitts, St Maarten, Martinique, Barbados.
- (TUI) Mein Schiff 1 (La Romana, Dominican Republic – Dec19, 2014) 7day to Curacao, Bonaire, Venezuela, Tobago, Barbados (Bridgetown, disembark).
California to Mexico Christmas Cruises from Los Angeles and San Diego
- Carnival Imagination (Dec 23 2014) 4day to Catalina Island and Ensenada.
- Carnival Inspiration (Dec 22, 2014) 4day Catalina – Ensenada.
- Carnival Miracle (Dec 21, 2014) 7day Mexican Riviera (Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta)
- Norwegian Star (Dec 21, 2014) 7day to Cabo, Mazatlán, Vallarta.
- Crown Princess (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo and Ensenada.
New Zealand and Australia Christmas Cruises from Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti
- Carnival Spirit (Sydney – Dec 18, 2014) 12day Noumea, Mystery Island, Fiji (Port Denarau, Suva), Isle of Pines.
- P&O Pacific Dawn (Brisbane – Dec 20, 2014) 9day to Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Vila, Lifou.
- P&O Pacific Jewel (Sydney – Dec 18, 2014) 10day to Isle of Pines, Lifou, Vanuatu (Vila, Mystery Island), Noumea.
- P&O Pacific Pearl (Sydney – Dec 17, 2014) 10day Noumea, Lifou, Vila, Mystery Isle of Pines.
- Dawn Princess (Melbourne – Dec 16, 2014) 13d to New Zealand (Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin, Fjordland, Melbourne.
- Diamond Princess (Sydney – Dec 16, 2014) 13day to Tasmania (Hobart), Melbourne, New Zealand (Fjordland Park, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Tauranga, Auckland (disembark).
- Sea Princess (Brisbane – Dec 19, 2014) 11day to Lifou, Vanuatu (Luganville), Fiji (Port Denarau, Suva).
- Sun Princess (Dec 16, 2014) 13day from Sydney to New Zealand (Fjordland, Dunedin, Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Sydney.
- Rhapsody Of The Seas (Sydney –
Dec 17, 2014) 11day to Newcastle AU, Cairns, Willis Island, Queensland (Airlie Beach, Brisbane), Sydney.
- Voyager Of The Seas (Sydney – Dec 20, 2014) 9day to Noumea, Fiji (Lautoka).
- Pacific Princess (Tahiti – Dec 18, 2014) 10day to French Polynesia (same route).
Christmas Cruises 2014 South America, Asia (Dubai, Singapore), Hawaii
- Costa Favolosa (Dec 20, 2014) 7day Brazil cruise from Santos (to Rio, Salvador De Bahia, Ilhabela, Santos).
- Costa Pacifica (Buenos Aires – Dec 18) 9day Brazil (Angra Dos Reis, Rio, Ilhabela), Punta Del Este, Buenos Aires (disembark).
- AIDAdiva (Dubai – Dec 19, 2014) 7day to Muscat, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain (Mina Sulman).
- (TUI) Mein Schiff 2 Dubai (Dec 22, 2014) 7day to Khor Fakkan, Muscat, Abu Dhabi.
- NCL Pride of America (from Honolulu, Hawaii – Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Maui, Hilo, Kailua Kona, Kauai, Honolulu.
Christmas Cruises from Southampton, Barcelona, Canary Islands, Italy, Egypt, South Africa
- Costa Voyager (Egypt – Dec 22, 2014) 8day to Israel (Eilat), Aqaba, Safaga, Port Sokhna.
Canary Islands leaving from Gran Canaria and Tenerife
- AIDAblu (Dec 20, 2014) 7day roundtrip to Madeira, Arrecife, Fuerteventura, Tenerife.
- AIDAcara (Dec 15, 2014) 14day to La Gomera, Cape Verde (Mindelo, Praia), Tenerife, St Cruz De La Palma, Arrecife, Fuerteventura.
- AIDAstella (Dec (21, 2014) 7day Funchal (Madeira), Arrecife, Tenerife, St Cruz.
- (TUI) Mein Schiff 3 (Dec 21, 2014) 7day Agadir, Tenerife, La Gomera, Arrecife.
Mediterranean leaving from Italy and Spain
- AIDAmar (from Palma De Mallorca, Spain – Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Sicily (Palermo), Naples, Barcelona, Palma.
- Costa Deliziosa (Savona – Dec 20, 2014) 9day to greece (Katakolon, Athens, Corfu), Malta, Rome.
Costa Diadema (Savona – Dec 22, 2014) 8day to France (Marseille), Barcelona, Palma, Rome, La Spezia), and (Dec 24, 2014) 8day leaving from Barcelona (roundtrip again).
- Costa Fascinosa (Savona – Dec 20, 2014) 7day Barcelona, Palma, Corsica, Rome.
Costa Fortuna (Barcelona – Dec 22, 2014) 8day to Tunis, Malta, Naples, Savona, Marseille, Barcelona.
- Costa neoRomantica (Savona – Dec 21, 2014) 6day Barcelona, Corsica, Rome, Marseille.
Christmas cruises from Southampton 2014 (round-trip)
- (Cunard) Queen Victoria (Dec 17, 2014) 12day to Funchal, Canary (St Cruz, Tenerife, Arrecife), La Coruna.
- P&O Arcadia (Dec 20, 2014) 7day to Bruges, Copenhagen, Oslo.
- P&O Oceana (Dec 17, 2014) 10day to Madeira, St Cruz, Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lisbon.
- Pending updates (more scheduled voyages to be listed soon).
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!