10 Reasons to Deck The Holidays in the Caribbean

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Did you know that summertime is the best time to start planning for the holidays?

No we aren’t in a rush to speed through summer, we simply know that the best gift is a family vacation and it’s time to start planning!

Cruising at Christmas can restore your enthusiasm for the season. After months of incessant advertisements for Christmas sales, trailers of disaster movies set to open on Christmas Day, and other things that can dampen the holiday spirit, it’s lovely to step aboard a ship that’s draped in twinkling Christmas decorations, including up to 124 Christmas trees. There may even be some faux snow, which you’ll love even more amidst the tropical sun and no need to shovel!


Wondering why you should hop aboard a ship, instead of staying at home for the holidays? Do you need a reason besides the fact that we’ll take care of all the cooking, the cleaning and keep every member of your family entertained?

We don’t think so either, but we still have 10 more reasons that you’ll fall in love with holiday cruising on Disney Cruise Line.

  1. The entire deck is turned into a winter wonderland with 14,000 yards of ribbon; over 5.5 miles of Christmas lights; and one giant candy cane
  2. A Mickey’s tree lighting ceremony and festive decor keep the spirit alive and save you the time of decorating at home
  3. Santa and his Elves are on deck to entertain throughout the day and provide extra smiles during the Mrs. Claus daily story reading
  4. The Winter Wonderland Ball celebrates the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, plus an opportunity join Disney friends and princesses for a glamorous ball
  5. Caroling is a fun opportunity to meet other passengers and pass on the holiday spirit
  6. Holiday crafts like building gingerbread houses and sending letters to the North Pole keep little one’s occupied and excited all day
  7. Holiday themed games and contests are enjoyable for kids of all ages, especially the giant candy can limbo
  8. Disney Characters favorites don their holiday finest for photo opportunities
  9. Fabulous holiday meals in the main dining room are prepared by trained chefs, ensuring no unexpected snafu’s
  10. Island fun means more when everyone at home is bundled up and you’re riding a reindeer themed tram to an afternoon on Castaway Cay filled with palm trees and fun.

The smiles, the memories, the lack of stress, you’ll be ready to book your next holiday cruise before this one finishes!

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