Instead of shoveling snow on Christmas, entertaining the in-laws at Hanukkah or unsuccessfully looking for a party on New Year's, you could be drinking eggnog poolside, singing carols on deck, eating multicourse holiday meals prepared by professional chefs and enjoying New Year's Eve with enthusiasm (and with no worries about driving home). That's right. You could be celebrating on a relaxing, warm-weather cruise.
Cruising during the holidays can be a great way to celebrate and spend time with family, but you'll have a better experience if you put a little effort into planning the right cruise and setting the right expectations. From booking tips to packing advice and information on what to expect onboard and off, here's everything you need to know about taking a holiday cruise.