A Christmas Caribbean Cruise Provides Sunshine, Relaxation, and Holiday Cheer
This year, trade in the white snow for white sand on a Christmas Caribbean cruise and find out why cruising over the holidays is a relaxing way to travel that still provides you with festive cheer and family bonding time. Here are five reasons to sail away to the Caribbean this Christmas.
Escape the Cold on a Christmas Caribbean Cruise
For many Americans, Christmas brings cold fronts and snowfall. Sure, a white Christmas may be romanticized, but all that snow will still be there after you take a Caribbean cruise over the holidays – which is also a prime time to go since many people have extra vacation days that time of year.
Sail away to the tropical islands of the Caribbean and you may find yourself wanting to escape the cold and icy slush every Christmas from now on.
Have a Relaxing, Stress-Free Christmas on a Caribbean Cruise
One of the best parts of a Christmas Caribbean cruise is the hassle-free holiday it provides. There’s no need to clean your house in preparation of guests, prepare a multi-course meal, sleep on the old pull-out couch at the family member’s house you’re staying at for the holiday, or worry about small talk with relatives you haven’t seen in ages.
Instead, a Caribbean cruise provides a Christmas celebration that multiple generations can enjoy while you explore tropical ports of call and enjoy family time on the ship without the hassle of needing to prep food all day…followed by doing dishes all night. The cruise ship has that covered for you.
Have all your meals prepared for you, get a massage at the onboard spa, swim laps in the pool or soothe tired muscles in the hot tub, sip Christmas cocktails while watching live entertainment, laugh together while playing board games in the card room, and sit back in a chair with a cup of coffee on Christmas morning as you watch the sun come up over the vast blue water as you sail through the gorgeous Caribbean sea.
Holiday-Themed Activities on Caribbean Christmas Cruises
Caribbean Christmas cruises with Celebrity Cruises put an emphasis on cuisine. Just because you’re sailing to the Caribbean over the holidays doesn’t mean you have to do without a big festive feast.
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day you’ll find traditional Christmas entrees and sides offered on the menu in the Main Dining Room as well as other Christmas treats available throughout the cruise.
In addition to holiday meals, Celebrity Cruises has a number of holiday themed activities on board its fleet of ships that sail over Christmas. You can find carolers serenading guests with holiday songs, Santa making visits to the ship and bestowing gifts to the children on board, and festive décor hung up throughout the ship. Holiday-themed arts and crafts are also available for children throughout the cruise.
Easy to Get to Embarkation Ports for Christmas Cruises to the Caribbean
Caribbean cruises often depart from major cities, including Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, meaning many options for flight days, times, and layovers from airports large and small all around the country.
The layovers are an important aspect to consider around Christmas time since it’s snowstorm season and you don’t want to get stuck due to blizzards or ice at the airport your layover is in. Luckily, once you’re in the air en route to Florida it should be a smooth landing since the weather in Florida in December is void of snow and it’s after hurricane season.
If a direct flight isn’t an option for you (or even if it is) you’ll want to look into Flights by Celebrity, which is a stress-free way to book air travel for your cruise.
Flights by Celebrity has a Lowest Airfare Guarantee and also has measures in place to help make sure you get to your cruise ship on time in the event of a flight interruption. By booking your airfare through Flights by Celebrity, you’ll have access to Flights by Celebrity Specialists who are available 24/7 to work on your behalf to try and get you rebooked onto another flight that will get you to your ship on time should your flight be cancelled or exceedingly delayed.
Using Flights by Celebrity takes one more stress factor out of traveling over the holidays and won’t have you up at night in the days leading to your cruise wondering what will happen if you’re bumped or your flight is cancelled.
Sail on Celebrity Edge Over Christmas
Celebrity Cruises new ship, Celebrity Edge, will begin sailing Caribbean itineraries starting in December 2018, meaning it will be sailing the Caribbean over Christmas.
Celebrity Edge’s Christmas itinerary is a 7-night Eastern Caribbean cruise that departs from Fort Lauderdale and visits Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; and Nassau, Bahamas.
In addition to the fun and beautiful ports of call you’ll visit, you’ll be one of the first to explore Celebrity Edge’s exciting on board spaces.
These include the Magic Carpet, a cantilevered platform on the side of the ship that switches between being a waiting lounge for tendering and a unique specialty restaurant; Eden, a three-deck high area of the ship that is lined by windows and greenery and which hosts an interactive meal each night full of surprising delicacies and performances; Edge Staterooms with Infinite Verandas which help to blur the line between indoor and outdoor living right in your stateroom; and many other incredible experiences on board, some of which are the first at sea.
Treating yourself to a Christmas cruise on the brand new Celebrity Edge is a great gift to receive – and to give (you don’t want your family members to feel left out, right?)
Book Your Christmas Caribbean Cruise
Whether you’re making some last minute holiday plans for this year or are already planning next year’s Christmas celebration, now is the time to book your Christmas Caribbean cruise. Booking in advance gives you more availability for accommodation categories and locations, dining times, and pre-booking popular shore excursions and onboard activities before they fill up.
Give yourself the gift of a Christmas Caribbean cruise you and your family will never forget.