My wife and I booked a 12-14-14 cruise out of New Orleans on the Dream. We have taken many cruises during different times of the year but never around the holidays. We did much research and decided on the 14th for a number of reasons. First, there will not be a lot of teens on board since school is not out until the next week. We saw where the XMAS trees and decorations will be out even though it is a week before Christmas. If you want a relaxing cruise do not go during major holidays or spring break. Although we love our children and grandchildren, sometimes it is better to leave them at home and share your experiences with them when you return.
Pre XMAS cruise on Carnival Dream
I would like to take a cruise that covers both Christmas and New Years. The price is usually about 2 times for a regular cruise, so that slows down the process.
I may look into that someday.
The first couple weeks of December are traditionally the slowest tourist season of the year in the US. Lower prices, smaller crowds – win, win – one of our favorite times to travel!
Yes, the ship will absolutely be decorated for Christmas and other holidays of the season. There should be other festivities as well. We’ve seen caroling by the show cast (sometimes in period costumes), appearances by Santa and even “snow” falling in the atrium!
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Cruising!
Hi John! You’re so right about the high cruise prices over the holidays! For now our jobs keep us busy at that time of year so it’s easy to pick cruising more often for less money but someday we want to try the full holiday cruising experience!
It would be such a great cruise to head out to Fiji, Samoa and the Polynesia Just to go back and forth over the date line and party twice as much. Both Christmas and New Year, AND cross the equator for more fun and games....... Think about that for a Blast......
Sounds awesome John! When are we going?
I have cruised 3 times on Christmas and 1 New Years Eve cruise
Someday I want to cruise over New Year's Eve. I know that it will cost more but I don't care. Right now my Grand kids are young so I want to spend Christmas with them. This will; change, I'm sure as they get older.