The festive season starts early in cruise ships. Normally, the holiday season begins a few weeks prior to Christmas. In the run up to Christmas, most cruise ships will receive a festive redesign with classic ornaments and tinsel decking the halls. These are most found around the atrium and main public spaces of the ship – with a massive Christmas tree traditionally serving as a centrepiece.
Don’t expect to find decorations spreading to your suite or stateroom, however, these are respectfully left unadorned for those who are escaping Christmas on the seas.
For most people, it may feel strange to spend the festive season away from home. Traditionally, most of us spend the Christmas period around our family and friends.
As the saying goes, a change is as good as a rest. In this article, I will endeavour to persuade you why Christmas on a cruise will be the best decision you will ever make. Honestly, spending the festive season at home may, at times, be difficult. Things are always changing and spending Christmas on a long voyage might be what you and your loved ones need. If you are looking to spend Christmas where nobody is stressed out cleaning or cooking, a cruise ship is the best option.
This will give you adequate time to relax and move away from the hullaballoo associated with spending Christmas at home. Apart from Christmas activities, there are a ton of fun activities to engage in a cruise. You can relax by the pool, enroll in a Zumba class or play bingo. This can also be a good time to rekindle romantic life with your love.
To keep the Christmas, feel alive, Christmas carols are played in various parts of the ship. Most cruise ships have Christmas themed shows which feature dancers and cruise line dancers. Rather than shovelling snow during Christmas or unsuccessfully searching for a New Year’s party, you can be sipping mojitos by the pool or be dining on the most sumptuous meals in the middle of the deep blue sea.
Usher in the New Year with enthusiasm on board a ship cruise. See our cruises here.
Jeff Joseph owns his own blog and has 7 years experience in cruising around the world on some of the most amazing cruises ships ever made.