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Turret May 31st, 2008 12:48 AM

Has anyone been on a Christmas cruise?
 
We have been on 6 Carnival cruises, however, never for Christmas. We are thinking about taking the Glory this year and was wondering what we could expect for Christmas onboard? Do you know if the ship will be decorated and what kind of Christmas dinner, entertainment, etc., could we expect?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

Snoozeman May 31st, 2008 03:57 AM

Did Christmas on the Elation one year. Yes the ship is decorated. We had a special Christmas show with the singers and dancers, They featured the children as well. I recall a lot of large families in PJ's Christmas morning opening gifts in the public areas. We did have a special dinner. It was a nice cruise.

Turret May 31st, 2008 11:02 PM

Thanks. Opening gifts in PJ's sounds fun! We're looking forward to it.

skymaster June 1st, 2008 09:26 AM

Snooze is right. Lots of decoration, especially in the atrium and some in the dining room. Special music played throughout the atrium and public areas. It's a very nice time to cruise IMO. We've done Christmas once, and the week before Christmas twice. Booked December 7th week this year aboard "Miracle" and can't wait. It's a really nice break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. I'd highly recommend it!

Ken
"SKY"

scubapete June 1st, 2008 12:55 PM

Are Christmas cruises usually full?

Turret June 1st, 2008 01:31 PM

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Originally Posted by scubapete
Are Christmas cruises usually full?

Notto sure about other ships, but we just booked for the Glory last week and there was still a good selection of cabins available.

misguidedangel June 1st, 2008 02:01 PM

I went in 1991 on the Holiday's Christmas cruise. The ship had every berth filled plus whatever rollaway beds were all gone!!! It was a great trip. The decorations, the Xmas show, and no SNOW!!!!!!!!

I warn you, Xmas/New Year's sailings are very expensive!!!!

skymaster June 1st, 2008 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by scubapete
Are Christmas cruises usually full?

Angel is right when she says they usually run at full capacity,,and right again when it's stated that they are a bit pricey. That's another reason we usually book the week before Christmas.

Ken
"SkyMaster"

SeaWench June 1st, 2008 09:49 PM

Back in 2005 we did the Conquest dec 12th and it was already filled decorated with Christmas decorations, all in the atrium and all down the Promenade

Turret June 2nd, 2008 04:46 PM

Actually, the price for the Christmas cruise wasn't too bad. We got a 8A for around $1100.

nurseypoo5 June 2nd, 2008 07:29 PM

I was looking at an xmas cruise xmas week, on carnival and the prices were half the price of new years, infact they were about the same as a spring or fall cruise. I think that the balcony started at around 899. pp.

now new years and thanksgiving...thats another animal by itself.

I think xmas is a time to be with family, so many hesitate to cruise. Me on the other hand would love to do this, but will most likely wait till my daughter is married and my son is in highschool (tho as a nurse i never get anything like a week off at xmas!)

airforce95 June 2nd, 2008 10:59 PM

We have done 2 cruises that ended on Christmas day and loved them both. We did the Glory in 2004 and then the Valor in 2005. On both cruises the ships were decorated with the Christmas theme. There was a big Christmas show that most of the kids on the ship took part in. Each of our kids got to take one gift with them that they could unwrap on Christmas morning. I would love to do it again. Also the price is not very high when the cruise ends on Christmas day.

Turret June 2nd, 2008 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by nurseypoo5
I was looking at an xmas cruise xmas week, on carnival and the prices were half the price of new years, infact they were about the same as a spring or fall cruise. I think that the balcony started at around 899. pp.

Does that include taxes, fees, etc.? I searched for days and couldn't find anything close to that for Christmas.

zydecocruiser June 2nd, 2008 11:46 PM

I've been on several Christmas cruises and have another one scheduled for this year (on NCL Spirit)

http://www.zydecocruiser.com/fantasy...antasy_map.htm


Some Christmassy stuff here:

http://www.zydecocruiser.com/fantasy_c_07/emb/emb.htm
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/fantasy_c_07/emb1/emb1.htm
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/fantasy_c_07/emb2/emb2.htm

http://www.zydecocruiser.com/fantasy_c_07/sea1/sea1.htm
http://www.zydecocruiser.com/fantasy_c_07/sea2/sea2.htm

Turret June 3rd, 2008 12:05 AM

Thanks! Some great photos there. :D


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