Imagine spending your Christmas holidays with your nearest and dearest enjoying great food and wine without having to lift a finger. Escape the stress of planning, cooking and cleaning and take your family on a cruise! Spend Christmas island-hopping and enjoying sensational food instead of trying to find a carpark in a shopping centre or crawling along the highway in holiday traffic. These are some of the benefits of booking a Christmas cruise.
As the weather warms up and another year begins to wind down, if you’re thinking of taking a break over Christmas, cruising can be the perfect escape. Cruises offer the opportunity for everybody to really relax and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. Spend your days sipping cocktails, reading books, exploring new destinations and enjoying the on-board entertainment instead of slaving over a hot stove or getting caught up in the end of year rush.
With an array of itineraries available that include exotic destinations such as Noumea, Isle of Pines, Mystery Island and more, you’ll be able to cruise in comfort and discover something new and exciting along the way. Book shore excursions with the family or simply stay on the ship and take advantage of the fabulous bars, cinemas, laser light shows, live entertainment, day spas and fitness centres.
While travelling at Christmas time can be stressful, cruise packages can make it a breeze. Instead of piecing together accommodation, transfers, flights, and meals – cruise packages take care of all the logistics. This leaves you with plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.
Cruises depart from ports in major cities and trips can vary from 14-day cruises to a string of tropical international islands to shorter trips along Australia’s coastline for three or four nights. You can choose to visit New Zealand, explore pacific islands and South East Asia or take the opportunity to travel a little further and discover new countries across the sea.
Of course Christmas is also a very special and exciting time of the year and you don’t have to leave the festive cheer at home if you’re planning on spending Christmas on a cruise ship. Christmas cruises include visits from Santa, festive carolling, live entertainment and Christmas lunch and dinner with all the trimmings–and no washing up!
If you’re planning on bringing the family along for a Christmas cruise, booking through a travel agent can be a great way to secure group discounts. Also, payment plans can be arranged so each family member can manage their own payments individually. Travel agents have access to great rates and compare a range of products and itineraries to offer a festive stress-free Christmas cruise to suit your budget. Booking your cruise early can also be another way to secure a discounted rate – so start planning now. If a hassle-free Christmas sounds like something that’s too good to be true, a quick visit to your travel agent could make it a reality.