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Monday, December 2, 2019

Hanging loose on popular cruise ship Christmas and New Year's sailings

   Out to Sea for Nov. 30/19


   (c) By Jim and Barb Fox      

   They say there’s no place like home for the holidays and many people are making that home a cruise ship.
   So popular are cruises for Christmas and New Year’s that it’s best to secure a cabin now for next year.
   “The reality is that these sailings are at the most popular time of the year, so space might be really tight this close in,” said Vance Gulliksen of Carnival Cruise Line.
Home is at sea for many over the holidays. (Jim Fox photo)
    Guests will gather for carolling around the tree while fashionistas can try their luck in an Ugly Sweater competition and the on-stage holiday shows put everyone in the spirit, Carnival says.
   Ships are decorated in festive attire from bow to stern and pack the days at sea with special treats whether it’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or New Year’s Eve.
A blow-up Santa appears in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. (Jim Fox photo)
    Options range from short getaways such as three or four nights to the Bahamas, week-long island-hopping Caribbean voyages and much longer sailings to exotic locales.