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Holiday Cruising

A holiday cruise is a great way to celebrate with family and friends -- without having to cook, clean or host. Learn the ins and outs of winter break cruises, including what special activities and food to expect onboard, what to pack and how to book a holiday cruise. Want to celebrate in port or avoid ships overrun with families? We've got it all.

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Onboard Holiday Festivities Onboard Holiday Festivities
Find out what special treats are in store on your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's cruise.
Holiday Cruising Basics Holiday Cruising Basics
Here's everything you need to know from choosing the right cruise to packing tips and what to expect in port.
Tips: How to Score a Peaceful Holiday Cruise Tips: How to Score a Peaceful Holiday Cruise
Want to avoid hoards of children this holiday? Take our advice to find quieter sailings and kid-free havens.
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12/14
Let me preface my critique by saying, we are seasoned cruisers that take a cruise every Christmas or New Year. We booked our Christmas cruise in June. We were so looking forward to cruising on MSC. What a disappointment! We paid for a Balcony ... Read more
Our first cruise was on the Celebrity Reflection and I loved every second of that so I had high expectations going into this cruise. I was not disappointed. The Silhouette is well maintained and clean. It is identical for the most part to the ... Read more
WORST CRUISE EVER russn2635
12/14
On December 27 our family boarded the carnival fantasy for a new years cruise. This was about my 8 time on the fantasy over the last 12 years so i have other cruises to compare it to. The cruise was way over booked we knew this by the crew telling ... Read more
Let me start by saying I was not a big Carnival fan. Was on the Sensation a few years ago, realizing it was an older smaller boat, expectations were not set that high, but it was bad. the Splendor got me excited about Carnival again. We have a ... Read more
We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teens and we are Elite cruisers on Princess. We booked this 15 day cruise to be away for both Christmas and New Years. It was wonderful. Our last two cruises were Hong Kong to Shanghai and Yokohama to Vancouver in ... Read more
15th Cruise (2nd on RCCL) in our 50's. All previous reviews about Voyager are mostly correct. If you have a Suite or are Diamond status or higher then you can escape the crowds generally. LIFTS These are always crowded with long waits and are ... Read more
WONDERFUL TRIP BUT... kentish cruisers
12/14
We were on the same cruise as the only British Couple and flew out to Quito On BA and Iberia via Madrid early Boxing Day morning arriving some 12 hours later. We were met at the Airport on arrival (we were the only couple) and arrived at the hotel ... Read more
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