Holiday Cruising

With old man winter getting ready to pay us his annual visit it means the holidays are just around the corner.

Norwegian SunEveryone looks forward to the holiday season and the chance to take a vacation. Getting away means experiencing fascinating and exciting destinations, not just to escape the snow and winter, but also to have a winter adventure in a different country or on a new continent. Instead of just getting on a plane think of another way to escape – by sea! Cruising is an exciting way to experience a new locale with all the comforts of home.

NorwayNatalie Torres, an entrepreneur from Vaughan is travelling with her family and friends on a seven-day Norwegian cruise stopping in Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico. For Torres, the cruise is extra special because with all the activities and options on the ship she will have the opportunity to spend time with all her friends and family.
enchantment-of-the-seas pool and outdoor movie screenFor some, cruises cross their mind but they worry they will be bored stranded at sea. Banish those thoughts! From shopping to massages to movies to gambling to ice skating, cruises offer fantastic activities all day and night. There are even theme cruises, love Disney? Set sail on a Disney cruise. Are you a soap opera fan? There is a cruise filled with soap stars. Are you a foodie? A gourmet cruise could be for you.

With so many different cruise lines and destinations if you are looking to get away this holiday season you will have some great options. Here are a few that may be enticing.

If you only have a few days off, the Royal Caribbean International Enchantment of the Seas is offering a 4-days Bahamas trip in early week of January.

hurtigrutenWant to explore Scandinavia, Hurtigruten cruise line offers a seven-night Norway Cruise that takes you throughout Norway’s coastal communities and fjords.

Viking River CruisesPerhaps Europe is on your bucket list? Viking River Cruises has a six-night Europe cruise which sails the Danube and Rhine rivers

Looking for a longer trip and interested in touring South America? The Norwegian Sun has a 14-day cruise stopping in Buenos Aires, Chile, Argentina, and the Falkland Islands.

Like Torres you can use a cruise as a chance to spend extra time with your family and friends while exploring a new destination. While cruises can be pricey like most things, the more the merrier – most cruise lines offer a discount for groups.

So for your next holiday think about setting out on the high seas for a new adventure!