While enjoying weekend barbecues, lazy days at the beach, and games of corn hole, it’s easy to forget that winter is just around the corner!
Colder weather and hectic holidays may not be on your mind yet, but there’s an important reason to flip a few months ahead on your calendar…now is the best time to plan winter travel!
Plan Early for Festive Season / Winter Travel
Early planning is ideal, especially if you’d like to travel over the winter holidays or during school breaks…or avoid them, whatever the case may be!
- Flights and resorts usually fill up quickly for these dates, and with so many people traveling again, the demand is great. For the best rates and availability, book sooner than later.
- For cruises, booking in advance provides better stateroom selection and improved chances at reserving a desired dining time.
- For all-inclusive resorts, booking in advance provides more room options and a better chance of securing exclusive nonstop flights.
5 Reasons Holiday Cruises Are Magical
The special seasonal touches and festive atmosphere of holiday cruise itineraries provide the perfect backdrop for bringing family and friends together. What better way to reconnect than through the sharing of seasonal cheer on a holiday sailing?
Colorful decorations wow passengers when first stepping on board. Lavish Christmas trees, evergreen garlands, poinsettias, twinkling lights, menorahs, and blue, white, and silver flower arrangements adorn the ships.
Special holiday programs abound, so reviewing the day’s itinerary is important! Some of the activities you’ll see on cruise ships include gingerbread house building, cookie decorating, tree lighting ceremonies, visits with Santa Claus, sing-alongs, and special stage productions. The movie theaters showcase classic Christmas films, and children can gather for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa story times.
During the holiday cruise season, chefs take meals to the next level by preparing a bevy of incredible foods. Offerings might include turkey or roast goose with all the trimmings, large Italian feasts, Caribbean specialties, Yule log, panettone, and platters of cookies. Traditional Hannukah foods like latkes, matzo ball soup, and pre-arranged Kosher meals are offered too.
While you might prefer fleeing the cold and snow for the sunny Caribbean, river cruising through Europe to visit the Christmas markets is a magical bucket-list trip for many. Early planning is essential for securing a stateroom on these popular itineraries. Still prefer white sand and turquoise waters? Disney’s Castaway Cay touts artificial snow, island Christmas music, and character meet-and-greets to bring some playfulness to your day.
Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish services are held for passengers, and a Rabbi lights the menorah each day of Hannukah.
Which Winter Escape Appeals to You?
- A river cruise to Europe’s traditional Christmas markets
- The magic of a Disney Cruise
- A relaxing holiday or post-holiday Caribbean cruise
- A winter wonderland ski trip, all-inclusive or not!
- An indulgent all-inclusive tropical resort stay
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