How would you like to spend the day in St. Lucia before returning to Eurodam for a traditional Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings? How about a Christmas cruise aboard Oosterdam with the penguins? Maybe you’d like to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah with a visit to the Mikve Israel-Emanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in use in the Americas while sailing aboard Rotterdam. Or if New Years is your holiday, you could explore Nha Trang, Vietnam before ringing in the New Year aboard Westerdam.
Holland America Line is inviting you to celebrate aboard one of its ships during the holidays this year. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Hanakkuh, Christmas or New Year’s, Holland America has the stress-free holiday you are looking for.
Onboard a holiday cruise, guests will find gingerbread villages, tree lighting ceremonies, games of dreidel, holiday movies, caroling and more. There will be traditional holiday foods like turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving or latkes and Sufganiyot for Hanukkah. Take a Christmas cruise and you will find a festive around-the-world menu. Every holiday cruise will include activities and surprises for those at the Kids Club while adults can enjoy a Christmas party and a New Year’s Eve countdown to midnight. And everyone will feel jolly when Santa makes an appearance on their Christmas cruise.
“Travelers are looking for ways to destress around the holidays while also maintaining a sense of tradition, and by cruising with us they’re able to do both.” said Beth Bodensteiner, Holland America Line’s chief commercial officer.
“On a Holland America Line holiday sailing, guests can spend their days exploring exciting destinations, and at night they’ll enjoy traditional meals and other celebrations while surrounded by beautiful holiday décor. And not once will they have to worry about cooking or cleaning.”
Holiday cruises depart from the ports of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and San Diego, California and sail to the Caribbean, Hawaii and Mexico. Guests can also choose voyages in Asia, South America, and Australia and New Zealand.