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Christmas Cruises

Take a Christmas cruise with Princess

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Regardless of where you're sailing, it actually snows in the Atrium of your decked‐out Princess ship. And of course, Santa visits each of our ships — we offer cookies for him, and carrots for his reindeer. Mingle with Kris Kringle as Yuletide Carollers sing joyful classics on-board your ship.

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But it’s warm and toasty on-board a Princess ship! Enjoy Christmas on a cruise ship as you sip eggnog, compete in a magical gingerbread house‐making contest, or design a special keepsake ornament. Countless joyful activities await you on your holiday cruise.

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The most wonderful time of the year should be wonderful for everyone. That’s why Princess, voted the best cruise line for multigenerational families (Portholes) offers the best Christmas cruises for families and guests of all ages. Kids can go play in our youth and teen centres, where they’ll enjoy fun holiday parties (and you’ll enjoy free kid-sitting!). Then the whole family can reunite for a stress-free Christmas dinner, feasting on a delicious banquet while cherishing each other’s company.

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Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and New Year's Cruises

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Enjoy lovely autumn décor, take part in a Turkey Calling Contest, and add a special message to our annual Tree of Thanks in the ship's Atrium.

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Leave the cooking to Princess, and join us for an elaborate traditional holiday feast in the dining room, complete with all the trimmings.

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What would Thanksgiving be without American football? Watch the games on our Films Under the Stars® outdoor big screen.

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The Festival of Lights burns brightly with a menorah‐lighting ceremony, themed crafts, festive décor and special events, like a reading of Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah on the first night of Hanukkah.

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Enjoy traditional Hanukkah delicacies specially prepared by our professional chefs, such as potato latkes and gefilte fish. You can even pre-order kosher meals!

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Take a New Year's cruise. Count down and count your blessings on the biggest night of the year with a special New Year’s Eve dinner followed by a midnight celebratory Champagne toast.

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The Best Holiday Cruises — All Year Round

  • Mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, with time–honoured traditions for an immersive experience. Our Chinese New Year celebrations include symbolic red decorations that adorn the Piazza, mythological Lion Dancers thrill spectators, and much more.

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  • Love, life’s sweetest reward, is celebrated with hearts and flowers and special touches throughout the ship. On-board, you can make a card for your sweetheart, send a singing telegram, renew your vows, watch themed Films Under the Stars, and so much more.

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  • Celebrations of hope and springtime abound during this holy period. On-board, you can participate in a Seder service, sit down with family for a traditional Easter dinner, and enjoy special visits from the Easter Bunny, and a sweets egg hunt.

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  • What’s the #1 travel gift moms want? A Mother's day cruise. Celebrate and pamper mum on-board with a relaxing spa treatment, a specially-themed balcony breakfast, complimentary sparkling wine and a rose at dinner, and much more.

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  • Watch the big game on our giant Films Under the Stars screen, complete with grilled burgers and craft beers on deck. Treat your special dad to a hand–cut steak cooked to order at the Crown Grill. Celebrate the day with a whiskey tasting at the Wheelhouse Bar. It will be a Father’s Day he never forgets!

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  • Halloween on a Princess cruise ship promises more treats than tricks. Delight in spooky décor while carving pumpkins in the Princess Piazza. Ghostly grown-ups can attend our Halloween Fright Night Party, while little pumpkins can enjoy a costume parade, scavenger hunt, and, of course, lots of sweets!

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