Out to Sea for Dec. 23/17
(c) By Jim and Barb Fox
Dreaming of a white (sand beach) Christmas?
Cruise ships go all out to celebrate the holidays whether at this time of year or other party occasions including Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, Thanksgiving and Halloween.
It’s a special time onboard and visiting foreign ports during Christmas and New Year.
|A white (sand) Christmas at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas on a Holland America Line cruise. (Jim Fox photo)|
This is a time for family gatherings, away from the hustle and bustle of celebrations at home.
Enabling guests to enjoy these special days “has made the holidays one of the most popular and festive times to take a seagoing vacation,” Princess Cruises says.
Many people book a year in advance to secure the cruise and cabin/suite they want but if you hurry, there might still be something available last minute over New Year’s.
It’s a white Christmas on board as Princess makes “snow” in the atrium while cabins have virtual Yule logs.
| Santa, with a beachy
Hawaiian flair, gives the shaka sign (“hang loose”) at Honolulu
City Hall. (Barbara Fox photo)|