Top Christmas Cruise Destinations 2023

November 10, 2023  |  Share:

The holiday season is a magical time of year, and what better way to celebrate than by setting sail on a Christmas cruise? Picture exchanging gifts under twinkling lights, savouring festive feasts, and waking up to breathtaking views of exotic destinations.

In this blog, we’ll take you on a virtual journey as we explore top Christmas cruises, offering memorable holiday experiences

European Christmas Markets: A Festive River Cruise Adventure

Experience the charm of European Christmas markets on a river cruise along the Rhine, Seine or Danube. Cities like Vienna, Strasbourg, and Budapest come alive with sparkling lights, handmade crafts, and the scent of mulled wine. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through medieval town squares adorned with decorations, making this cruise a true winter wonderland.


Christmas Market in Germany

Christmas Market in Germany

Caribbean Christmas: Celebrate the Season in Tropical Paradise

Escape the cold and head to the Caribbean for a tropical joyful celebration. Sail to islands like Barbados, St. Lucia, and Antigua, where you can enjoy warm weather, white sandy beaches, and a Caribbean twist on holiday traditions. Some cruise lines even bring Santa Claus on board for a beachside visit!


Christmas in Barbados

Holetown, Barbados

New England Christmas Cruise: A Charming Coastal Holiday

Embrace the holiday spirit in New England and Canada as you cruise along the Eastern Seaboard. Visit charming coastal towns like Portland, Bar Harbor, and Quebec City, all dressed in their festive best. Experience the magic of a white Christmas, with the chance of snow adding to the enchantment.


Christmas in Quebec City with Festive Lights

Quebec City and Festive Lights

Australian Christmas Cruise: A Unique Southern Hemisphere Celebration

Consider an Australian Christmas cruise if you’re looking to escape winter altogether. Sail around the stunning coastline, from Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef, and celebrate the festivities on the beach. Enjoy fresh seafood, barbecues, and the unique experience of spending the holiday season in the Southern Hemisphere.


Christmas in Sydney

St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Hawaiian Holiday Cruise: Tropical Bliss for the festive season

A cruise to Hawaii combines the best of both worlds: festive celebrations and tropical paradise. Enjoy traditional holiday meals with a Hawaiian twist and spend your days exploring the islands, from the bustling streets of Honolulu to the lush landscapes of Maui and Kauai.


Christmas in Honolulu

Honolulu Festivities

Panama Canal Christmas Cruise: A Unique Holiday Transit

Experience a festive getaway unlike any other on a Panama Canal cruise. This incredible construction joins the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, offering a unique holiday adventure. As you transit the canal, enjoy the festivities on board and stop at fascinating ports of call in Central America.


Christmas in Cuba on a Panama Canal Cruise

Fireworks in Cuba

Antarctic Expedition: Christmas in the Remote Wilderness

For an extraordinary festive adventure, embark on an Antarctic expedition cruise. Witness incredible landscapes, wildlife, and ice formations while celebrating the holiday season in one of Earth’s most remote and pristine places. It’s a Christmas like no other, surrounded by the natural wonders of the White Continent.


Christmas Cruise in the Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula


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