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When we think of celebrating the holidays, we usually think of family gatherings, crowded shopping malls, and getting together for copious amounts of food and drinks with friends. Instead of staying home and doing the same thing you do each season, consider taking a holiday cruise to one of our many Norwegian Cruise Line destinations with your family or friends instead. You can always enjoy your copious amounts of food and drinks at sea, where you won’t have to drive anywhere or clean up after the festivities are over.

5 Reasons to Celebrate the Holidays at Sea

#1. No Stress, No Mess

Celebrating your holidays at sea takes away some of the stress of planning meals, writing out guest lists, and enduring any post-holiday-feast cleanup. How wonderful would it be to sit back and enjoy a decadent holiday meal you didn’t have to cook? And let’s not mention being able to get up and enjoy other fun onboard activities to work off that food afterward that don’t involve scrubbing pots and pans or sweeping up holiday gift wrapping remains.

Family Holiday at Sea

#2. Nonstop Entertainment

Your family will also appreciate the non-stop fun activities available on our cruises’ Sports Deck or the many shows you can enjoy throughout the day. No more snow days stuck inside in a blizzard or deciding whose house to have Thanksgiving dinner at this year! Your kids will have no desire to complain while they are splish-splashing around in one of Norwegian Cruise Line’s amazing Aqua Parks. Santa-who?

Norwegian Escape Aqua Racer

#3. Summer Weather Year Round

Instead of the usual ski trip or weekend in Times Square, there are many reasons why cruising is a better option. You can take a cruise to a tropical paradise and bypass the snow and freezing temperatures. Think of how envious your friends will be when you show them pictures of your bare feet, sipping margaritas by a beautiful blue ocean while they are home shoveling snow. You can kick back and lounge in the ship’s hot tub, treat yourself to a massage at Mandara Spa or dance the night away at the discotheque. Whatever your travel wishes are this holiday season, you’re bound to find something on board everyone in the family will enjoy. 

Reasons to Book a Holiday Cruise

#4. The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Taking a trip to a destination you’ve never been to is the perfect gift for you and your family this year. Cruising during the holiday season allows you to celebrate the season’s festivities in a fun and unconventional way. It also reduces a lot of unwanted holiday stress, like deciding what to get your loved ones this year, not to mention missing out on all those exciting holiday shopping lines and overcrowded malls! As a bonus, you won’t have to fake-love that ugly holiday sweater you got as you open up your gifts in front of others.

Family Holiday Cruise

#5. The Perfect Excuse to Get Away

Holiday cruising allows you to spend days at sea having some fun in the sun with your family while others are home thinking of excuses to avoid office holiday parties or visiting the third house for Thanksgiving this year. Those of you with a big family are well aware how Aunt Margaret gets mad if you don’t stop by her house after visiting three more houses and eating at every single one of them. You know, so you don’t seem rude. As an added bonus, you might be able to avoid those holiday sniffles we so (NOT) enjoy during flu season.

Celebrate the Holidays at Sea

With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to plan your next vacation. Visiting one of our many tropical cruise locations is a wonderful way to experience the endless summer vibe all year round.