New Year & Christmas Cruises
Celebrate Christmas and New Year on the high seas with 213 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
Popular ways to celebrate Christmas and New Year on a festive cruise
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
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
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 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
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
213 Christmas and New Year Cruises sourced from 36 Operator brochures
What our clients are saying about their cruises over the festive season
“Cruising the Caribbean in Comfort and Style”
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. ...read more All the included extras (shore excursions, drinks and wifi) as well as the “no casino, no kids” policy made a positive difference. The “Viking Sea” is only 2 years old and is decorated in sleek and simple Scandinavian style, featuring beautiful Scandinavian artworks. The ship is spotlessly clean, and one of the highlights was the exceptional quality of all the onboard staff, who were friendly, helpful, engaging, and always happy to have a chat. Viking must have an impressive staff training program. Our itinerary for the 11 day cruise was a busy one and the included shore excursions were all excellent and very well organised. We visited 9 different islands, with different history, scenery and cultures, shown to us by excellent local guides, and all were both beautiful and fascinating. The days when we did additional optional excursions were very busy, but we especially loved the French Cooking Class with a local chef in Saint Martin. We were sad to see the lingering devastation of cyclones going back a number of years on all the islands. I would recommend this cruise to others and I am sure that we will travel with Viking again in future.
“Aboard the Pride of America”
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 ...read more the ship was great. Each night the Ship Director, Vincent, organised a couple of different shows that were well presented and quite professional. We loved most of these musical, dancing, magic shows and comedian presenters besides the local hula dancers who put on a splendid array of music and dance for our enjoyment. We ate at the buffet as well as the fine dining restaurants every morning and night, afternoons too, if we returned early from our tours. Everything was well organised. Roberts, Hawaii did our airport to hotel & ship to airport transfers, they took us on our city tour of Honolulu, we only saw Robbie Loo, the Globus Rep for an hour at the hotel where he gave us a breakdown in what we would be doing for the rest of our trip. We made our own sight-seeing tour arrangements at each island. Roberts Hawaii offered a great 5-tour combo plus another tour that I researched and tied up with them independently. In Honolulu we did the Island Circle tour and the Polynesian Cultural Centre tour by booking online directly with the centre. I was disappointed that Globus did not make any of these sight-seeing arrangements at all. In fact their role in this tour was very minimal, we may as well have booked independently, not through Globus. We booked through Globus because we enjoyed the Cosmos across America Adventure the year before. There daily tours were organised, the tour director was amazing and that 23 day tour stands out as being excellent. Global Journeys made the bookings we requested and provided all the information we requested in a timely manner. Thank you Jemma Rosen for a job well done!
“Could not have been better in any way”
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 ...read more the opportunity to venture further into the countryside. The volcanoes were most impressive and the canyons and rocky coastlines of Maui and Kauai were magical. On the last day, the ship makes a detour past the beautiful Na Pali coast of Kauai - something out of the ordinary, scenery wise. The ship travels at night, allowing maximum time in the ports. The crew of the "Pride of America" was wonderful and very hospitable. Our balcony cabin, on Deck 11, was right next to the pool, which was most convenient for a quick dip or hot spa and on the same level as the cafe eating area, I am still raving about this trip. Well done Georgie, again, for your expert assistance in making this holiday so special.
Great holiday. The tour guide was good but only saw him for one hour - I think that that's the way this tour is organised.