It may still be summer, but savvy travelers already are thinking about what to do during the holidays. We’ve got an idea for you: This year, take a break from the usual routine and carve out a new holiday tradition—at sea.
Imagine this: every detail taken care of—from tidying up your room twice a day to enjoying the ultimate holiday dinner—without your lifting a finger. A holiday cruise is all about taking care of time-consuming tasks so that you can maximize your quality time, having fun spending each day the way you want to spend it. You’ll easily get into the spirit with Deck The Holidays, Royal Caribbean’s biggest celebration at sea.
Throughout December, on any Caribbean cruise, guests can enjoy festivities that include special appearances by Santa and his elves, plus visits with everyone’s favorite DreamWorks characters. Each ship also will feature a tree lighting ceremony, and each Centrum, Royal Esplanade or Royal Promenade—the center of fun and thrills—will be transformed into a winter wonderland.
Also, look for the Holly Jolly Holiday Parade, festive photo opportunities, caroling, holiday movie screenings, craft making, story time with Santa’s elves, and games for all ages. Cap it all off with New Year’s On Deck, the celebration you can’t miss, featuring favors at every venue, private parties and the exciting ball drop in the main Promenade, Esplanade or Centrum (for sailings that go through January 1 or beyond).
Right now, you have more than 25 different Deck The Holidays cruises from which to choose. They range in length from three to 12 nights and are bound for destinations including the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica and more. For a limited time, readers who book a Deck The Holidays cruise can receive up to $200 to spend on board; as a bonus, this offer can be combined with one of our other deals—such as Sail Now or Sail Later, which gives guests 25% off select 2016 sailings. To check it out and learn more, as well as to browse itineraries, head here.