Christmas on a cruise

Have you ever cruised over Christmas? What's it like? Did you miss being at home and waking up to the excitement and busy day ahead with presents, preparing a festive dinner etc or was it enjoyable to have a completely relaxing day on board your ship?

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Even if we don't spend the holidays with our children or grandchildren, I can't picture myself being away for Christmas. I love decorating, spending time with friends and cooking a traditional dinner just for the two of us. One year we volunteered at a Christmas Dinner for less fortunate people in our community and that was one of the best Christmas' we had.

My my sister worked on a couple of cruise ships many many years ago, and she said that they made Christmas special for the guests, but it was hard for the staff and crew who missed their families back home. Back then, there was no email, no texting and long distance calls were way too expensive from sea, so they became like family and shared stories from home to help each other get through the day.

One of the best things on the Vista cruise was that a lot of the crew had family on the ship. The first officer had his little boy (about 6 years old) with him and often dressed in white...a "mini me". We spent many years with just the two of us because of Air Force assignments, so I don't think it would be difficult for us. That said, I would much rather sail for New Year's Eve and ring in the next year on a cruise ship.

Are you nuts! With all those snot nose brats..err meant little darlings running amok? No thanksSad

Christmas ? No

Super Bowl ? Yes. Twice

AuntPinkie, that must have been so cute to see the little first officer. How nice that crew had their families onboard too.

Super Bowl would be a fun time to be on board. The Lido could be a giant tailgate party.

I'd be fine with it if I was with friends or some family. I like a ship that is decorated for X-mass. I have done the week before x-mass a couple times only annoying thing was the X-mass music 24/7, We finally asked the Crown Lounge to change it or we would stop drinking there every night.....with a call they got permission to change the music and my bar tab was more then the price of the cruise Big Smile

I like to cruise a week or so before Christmas

The idea of spending Christmas on a ship sounds appealing till I remember all my friends and family at home.

So, for now at least, I don't think we'll be doing that.

I love Christmas music and play all my old CD's from the first of November until after the New Year, but that doesn't mean I expect my husband to listen to it all the time. I can certainly understand people not enjoying it 24/7 through the the ship, and I think the cruiselines need to also respect that not everyone celebrates Christmas, so maybe not play the music everywhere .

I like listening to Christmas music. Especially when Frankie sings the tunes. Judy also. I think most people here are old enough to know their last names.


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