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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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Find out what special treats are in store on your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's cruise.
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Here's everything you need to know from choosing the right cruise to packing tips and what to expect in port.
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Want to avoid hoards of children this holiday? Take our advice to find quieter sailings and kid-free havens.
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As you may have guessed this is not going to be a positive review... Cruise Q423 to Amsterdam for the Christmas Markets 2014 was meant to be a nice little pre-Christmas break to relax and unwind ready for the festive season. Obviously, Cunard had ... Read more
Xmas in the Sun bellbus
12/14
This was our third time on the Royal and we decided to take two of our adult children with us. This was their first cruise and although it was not geared toward a younger crowd, they had the time of their lives. The Royal is a beautiful ship and the ... Read more
12/14
Land and cruise package- Nairobi to Singapore. 19th December 2014 to 24th January 2015. Our holiday started with 4 nights in Kenya with three being in game lodges. The hotels and game lodges here and in Singapore, at end of cruise, were of a high ... Read more
I boarded Queen Elizabeth in Southampton on December 23rd and spent Christmas and New Year on board before returning to Southampton Jan 6th.2015. I then crossed to Hamburg and back before setting off on my half of the World Cruise Jan 10th., finally ... Read more
We had a two week cruise around the Eastern and Western Caribbean on the Nieuw Amsterdam at the end of January 2015. After a flight from London Heathrow on an American Airlines plane, there was a weather system of some sort so hours of turbulence ... Read more
12/14
If you haven't recently sailed on her PLEASE do not believe most of the negative reviews. The Queen Mary 2 is stunning and in very good shape. That's the short length review. The medium review, or summary, is that the Queen Mary 2 is the last true ... Read more
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
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