Who ever said cruises were just about sippin’ coconut drinks under the sun? While beachy cruises get all the attention, guess what? There’s a crew of cruise lines that are all about embracing the winter wonderland vibes. Yup, you heard it right – icy adventures are the new cool. So, if you’re up for some frosty escapades or wanna dive headfirst into holiday magic, these five cruises are gonna have you building snowmen on the deck like a champ.
Time to head Northwest with Royal Caribbean International!
Get ready for a Pacific Northwest Cruise that’s gonna rock your socks off. Hop on the Ovation of the Seas and kick things off in Vancouver, Canada. Explore Grouse Mountain, munch on local goodies, and get lost in Victorian charm. Swing by Victoria for a dose of history at Craigdarroch Castle and immerse yourself in flower power. Last stop? Seattle, where coffee’s strong, seafood’s fresh, and artsy vibes are everywhere.
ShoreTrips and Celebrity Cruises has your back. Get your dose of stunning architecture, maritime history, and Finnish flair. Helsinki’s the bomb, mixing old-school charm with modern cool. Hit up The Market Square, groove at the National Opera House, or dive into art at the Finnish National Gallery. And hold onto your hats – ShoreTrips’ Helsinki Highlights and Winter Wonderland tour is a game-changer. Think local hotspots, shots from ice glasses, and even a wild husky ride. Bonus? They’ve got your back with pick-ups and drop-offs right at the port.
Christmas vibes, anyone?
AmaWaterways has your back with a European Christmas Market river cruise that’s gonna melt your heart. Twinkling lights, live music, and seriously tasty grub – it’s like stepping into a Hallmark holiday movie, for real. Starting in Budapest, Hungary, this festive cruise takes you through Bratislava, Vienna, Weissenkirchen, Melk, Linz, Passau, and Vilshofen. And if you need a break from feasting and sippin’ gluehwein, they’ve got walking tours, sweets tastings, and bike adventures too.
Nature lover? Fjord Travel!
Norway’s got your ticket to Northern Lights heaven. Picture this: a 6-night cruise starting in Oslo, Norway, and hitting all the primo spots for Northern Lights gawking. Dog sledding, snowmobiling, and a night in a legit snow hotel? Yup, this is the real deal.
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