April 30, 2014

Great Christmas cruise itineraries!

How does the idea of packing your family up and heading away on a Christmas cruise sound?

I can’t think of anything more exciting to be honest. I love Christmas and the more festive the better!

Christmas cruise

Pic from freedigitalimages.net

For the first time in our family’s history we left the tree and decorations at home and spent Christmas Day staying in two beach houses by a lake rather than heading to mum and dad’s like we always do. It was such fun, all descending with the menu planned and a boot full of food, wine and presents.

But on a cruise ship, the menu and decorations are all done for you. Think big, lavish, colourful and festive. And not only do you not have to put it all up, but you have nothing to pack away either! (Although I did read of a family who packed their own miniature tree for Santa to leave some gifts under. Little ones, no doubt. Like expensive jewellery…?) The music is playing, the evening’s entertainment is themed. I love it all!

I reckon our family is ripe for a Christmas in international waters and if yours is too, or you’d like to escape the obligations but still keep the festivities, here are some itineraries for this coming Christmas/New Year season:

Holland America dining

Imagine Christmas dinners in this fabulous Holland America dining room

Have a look at these Christmas cruise itineraries on Holland America Line: 14 nights from Singapore return stopping along Malaysia and Thailand or 28 nights from Singapore to Hong Kong and stopping in Thailand and Malaysia then around Vietnam. (Click on this link >>>)

Ponant Christmas cruises are selling out fast for 2014, but there’s still time to book an exotic 15-day Bali to Cairns cruise on this small boutique ship. (Click here for more info >>>)

Carnival Cruises take their “Fun Ships” into the Caribbean at this time of year too. Check out their itineraries departing from Florida or Texas, and cruises to Mexico from California over Christmas here >>>

This post is sponsored by my good friends at Francis Travel Marketing. They have tons of cruise itineraries, so click here for more info, or pop into your local travel agent for a brochure on one of these fabulous cruise ships.

About Megan Singleton

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Megan Singleton is a travel writer, blogger and radio correspondent. She's been gallivanting around the world telling stories for the last 16 years and has her suitcase always half packed (or half un-packed!) Follow along on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want to keep up with the journey!

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