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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.
This is our third Carnival cruise and first time out of New Orleans. As many have said, Elation is an older ship, but she's a great value for the money we spent. The public areas were very clean and comfortable. The decor seems much more subdued ... 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
We had a great cruise this December on Freedom. A child's life was saved and we made it home safely, with a loss of propulsion power. The ship was in great order otherwise. The staff were exceptional, and cruisers were friendly and polite. There ... Read more
This year for Christmas my kids decided instead of gifts they would rather go on a cruise. So I booked one on the Triumph. We all had a great time, I am a single mom and it was a total blast, my son's ages are 11, 12, and 13 and there was plenty to ... Read more
This is our 5th xmas/new year cruise with Thomson and I am afraid to say probably our last! The staff have changed from being happy/chatty to dull and miserable looking. I am not saying they do not work hard, as most do, but a smile now and then ... Read more
Having cruised with Thomson before on both Destiny and Celebration we were looking forward to a fantastic Christmas cruise on Thomson Majesty. This was the first time we had been away from home at Christmas and following our experience it will also ... Read more
My wife and I are frequent cruisers (19), with 13 on Princess and the others spread between Royal Carribean (1), Carnival (2) and Celebrity (3). We started with Princess on the Golden and to be fair, that class of ship remains my favourite, although ... Read more
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