Do You Choose or Avoid Holiday Cruises?

Usually holiday cruises are more expensive than other sailings.  Although I like to spend Xmas with family; other holidays are up for grabs.  The only big holiday cruise we have taken was a Celebrity cruise over Easter.  The huge Easter Brunch was worth the extra money.  What a lavish display.  I brought home two huge chocolate bunnies to my grand kids brought to me by a server.  

I would like to consider a New Year's Eve one in the future.  These holiday cruises are usually also very crowded.  How do feel about booking over major holidays?

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A BIG holiday cruise IS on the Bucket list.....

Great, Johngold.  I will read your review when you post it.  I hope that your bucket list is not to long and that your cruise will be sooner rather than later.  Gloria

Neither. It's irrelevant.  We want to take a holiday cruise, it just hasn't happened.  The wife wants to do a 4th of July cruise where the ship sits outside the Harbour for the fireworks show.    It just has to fall on the right weekend.

I love being on a ship at X-mass when the ship is decorated.   The only down fall was the same x-mass music over and over (that was long ago on the Song Of America).  I have done a couple trips on Thanksgiving in Europe and nothing was done other then Turkey on the menu.  

 

I would love to do the X-mass markets European River Cruise.

I have been looking into the German Christmas Market River Cruises also, maybe for next year.  They look so festive.  

We will be on a ship very close to Xmas this year and will notice how festive it is.  We were on a previous cruise where I think we heard one holiday song played - that was it.  The Allure had a huge decorated tree and snowflake decorations overhead.  It felt so festive.  On the other hand we were on a trip to Australia with other Americans and we didn't even have Turkey on the menu.  Of course we were out of the US but you would have thought since we were a group of Americans....  Thanksgiving was a non event that year, laugh, laugh.  When in Rome, as they say.....  Gloria 

I like Holiday Cruises

 

I want to do a Thanksgiving cruise just to avoid cooking the turkey and fixings! 

Agree with you Gloria, holiday cruises can sometimes be pricier than others. 

We created this 'price graph' feature that easily shows you prices over time. For example here is the price graph for Freedom of the Seas, 7 night Eastern Caribbean - http://cruiseline.com/cruise/7-night-eastern-caribbean-port-canaveral-roundtrip-33487?saildate=2014-12-21

Is this feature useful for you all?

I think that the chart is very useful.  And, very interesting.  Thanks for sharing it with us, CruiselineQ.

With jobs in the hospitality industry it’s often necessary for us to work on the holidays, but we’ve taken many trips near the holidays.  The ships are always well decorated and the shows and activities that go along with the season are festive and fun.  We especially loved visiting the Christmas Markets in Europe aboard a river cruise – we’ll be doing that again!

LOVE the price graph!

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