Thinking about cruising over Christmas either this year or next. Good idea? Bad idea? Were there lots of kids onboard? Was there anything special done on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
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What cruise line? that might help.
We did Carnival Sunshine over Christmas in 2016. It was a good cruise. Yes there were more kids than typical sailing but not so many that it was troublesome. Yes there were Christmas activities during the week including a morning Christmas Day Service. Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day were both sea days which fit nicely with the holiday. Not sure Christmas Day would be a good port day. On the negative, both our grown kids asked us to not sail over Christmas again. They like us home for that holiday.
My family did a Christmas cruise one year. I worked/volunteered in the kids program and SHOCKINGLY there weren't many kids...at least not in the kids program. There were maybe 10 at any given time/
I have done a few Christmas Cruises
Personally for me, this is a big NO. I do not have kids and I am not child friendly. My parents had a 50th wedding anniversary cruise over thanksgiving week fours years ago and I am still traumatized by all the little kids and strollers that were on that cruise. Seriously, the amount of strollers that were on that ship (Crown Princess) could rival Disneyland! I’ve never seen so many. No more holiday cruises for me. Good luck to you.
Did RCC Adventure in early Dec. The crew had a very festive atmosphere.
I dont like these trips
I think it would be really fun to do a Disney Merrytime cruise some time. But, doing so would go against my general principle of booking cruises only during off-peak times. Maybe one day.