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?