New Year & Christmas Cruises

Celebrate Christmas and New Year on the high seas with 289 cruises departing over the festive season. Enjoy themed activities on board as well as immersive experiences on shore as you create lifelong memories with your loved ones and newfound friends. Wake up Christmas morning to views of the Hawaiian coastline or the islands of the South Pacific and see in the New Year with ship wide celebrations.

Popular New Year & Christmas Cruises

8 Days Honolulu to Honolulu
Operated By: Norwegian Cruise Line
11 Days San Juan to San Juan
Operated By: Viking
17 Days Perth to Melbourne
Operated By: Azamara
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Popular ways to celebrate Christmas and New Year on a festive cruise

Switch to Island Time
Switch to Island Time
Island hop through the South Pacific and wake up to tropical beaches on your doorstep. Swim, snorkel, and find ultimate relaxation on holidays.
New Year, New Adventures
New Year, New Adventures
Take a small ship cruise through the icy waters of Antarctica and kick off the new year with exhilarating expeditions by Zodiac and kayak.
A Caribbean Christmas
A Caribbean Christmas
Enjoy the gift of sundrenched days, clear turquoise waters, secluded cays and idyllic private islands. It’s Christmas in paradise on a Caribbean cruise.
Spend the Holidays in Hawaii
Spend the Holidays in Hawaii
Spend the holiday season cruising around the Hawaiian Islands and enjoy festivities such as a traditional luau complete with a delicious feast and captivating performances of song and dance.
Celebrations at Sea
Celebrations at Sea
Embrace the festive spirit with onboard celebrations and holiday decorations. Whether it's a Christmas themed feast or hearing the new year countdown chorus around the ship, a festive cruise delivers plenty of holiday cheer.

Brochures Featuring Festive Cruises

289 Christmas and New Year Cruises sourced from 31 Operator brochures

Recent Reviews

What our clients are saying about their cruises over the festive season

“Inspiring trip to the Galapagos”
Michael - NV, United States Sep 2018
It was a fun, inspiring trip. Actually 1 day in a hotel on the islands and 3 days on a boat. The food was very good. The CEOs were amazing.

“Cruising the Caribbean in Comfort and Style”
Julie & David - QLD, Australia Mar 2018
As a first experience of ocean cruising, Viking has probably spoilt us for a number of other lines. While not a small ship (~900 passengers), we did not encounter the congestion that we imagine happens in much larger ships. The stateroom was lovely, the bathroom larger than expected and very functional, with plenty of storage for everything. Dining options were varied and all very good. Most notably, the tasting menus at The Chef’s Table, which we booked three times, were absolutely exquisite. more

“Aboard the Pride of America”
Keith & Christine Pereira - WA, Australia Mar 2017
The cruise was the highlight of this tour. Globus doesn't really do much, we see their rep once in Honolulu for an hour and again for a few minutes as we leave the Princess Kailuani Sheraton to embark onto the Pride of America. It was our first cruise and the Pride of America island-hopped from Honolulu, Oahu to Muai, Hilo & Kona on the Big Island to Kauai and back to Honolulu. We sailed by night and docked by day. We got off the boat to sight-see and returned to eat and sleep. Entertainment on more

“Could not have been better in any way”
Ros Newlands - QLD, Australia Sep 2015
The combination of 3 nights at the Sheraton Waikiki and 7 nights on board the "Pride of America", could not have been better in any way. I recommend the upgrade to the ocean view room at the Sheraton. We were lucky to be given Floor 23. Honolulu is a vibrant, exciting, beautiful city with the clearest, bluest water, but to experience the magic and incredible scenery that the Hawaiian islands have to offer, the cruise was the perfect way to go. Staying overnight in two of the ports allowed passengers more