Holiday Cruising: The Ins & Outs

August 26, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

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With summer coming to an end, it’s only a matter of time before holiday decorations start flashing in our faces. Every year, we succumb to the same routine of Black Friday sales and shoveling snow. But once in a while, it’s okay to break tradition.
Holiday cruising is a growing trend. So we were curious to see how many of you have or would give it a go, spending Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s Eve on the high seas.
What we asked: Would you ever go on a holiday cruise?
What they said: Though fairly close in number, most (42.19 percent) of our poll-takers never have been on a holiday cruise, but show interest. And 28.19 percent say it depends on the holiday. If you’re wondering which holiday cruise would be best for you, we recommend these tips on what to expect and when would be the best time to book.
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    One Response to “Holiday Cruising: The Ins & Outs”

    1. MattNYC
      August 27th, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

      Just be forewarned–there will be an abundance of kids. Not to sound like the villains in Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, but unless you have kids, are on a line that tends to have fewer, or a line that does it perfectly (i.e., Disney), just be aware that it can affect service all over the ship. We sailed last December (NCL) on the week before Christmas and the ship was at 75% berth capacity. It was impossible to eat in the buffet and difficult to do some of the activities. The crew did its best, but management should have doubled the dining/deck staff to maintain a quality level of service.

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