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Hop On These Cruises For The Year-End Holidays

Celebrate on the high seas

Surely, at this point of the year, everyone’s itching to embark on their holiday trips. But if you’re one of the few who are still not set on their travel plans this Christmas, how do you fancy going on a cruise instead? Spending a one-of-a-kind holiday on the high seas is perfect especially for those wanting to tick off more than one destinations in a single trip. It’ll be a tad more hassle-free and convenient, since you won’t have to worry about hotel transfers and spending an hour in a queue just to check in and out of your stay. Not to mention, you’ll get to enjoy the journey in between with countless activities on board. So what do you say? Check out these holiday cruises perfect for every traveller.

Iconic European Christmas

Want to tour around Europe in a different way? For the holidays, skip the rail and try out cruising through the heart of the continent. There are tons of lines docking in the ports of Europe, but to truly feel the season, opt to embark on AmaWaterways’ Iconic Christmas Market river cruise. Have a glimpse of the timeless traditions in Europe during the most festive time of the year as you pass through Nuremberg, Vienna, Budapest, and more. The seven-day journey will let you experience the magical Christmas markets, must-visit destinations during the season.

A Merry Disney Holiday

Speaking of holiday cruises, going aboard a Disney cruise is a must-do for families this season. Enjoy a festive break with a short getaway aboard the Disney Dream. On-board, you can delight in the jolly fusion of holiday-themed entertainment and join Santa’s Winter Wonderland Ball. More than that, this three-night Very Merrytime Disney Cruise sailing from Port Canaveral near Orlando, Florida will take you to Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s exclusive island in the Bahamas. This tropical oasis, is perfect for children and children-at-heart who wants relive your nostalgia. Feel the magic of Christmas as you meet and greet your fave Disney characters.  

South East Asian Getaway

Meanwhile, for those wanting to spend their holidays uniquely, perhaps a tropical cruise is one you should book this December. Costa Cruises offers a 13-day getaway that lets you drop by four must-visit destinations in South East Asia. Departing from Singapore, experience an elegant trip on board their Costa Fortuna, where you’ll find everything you need from a holiday. From restaurants that offer sweet and savoury temptations to rejuvenating wellness centres, you can enjoy a relaxing holiday on and off board. 

A Caribbean New Year

Ring in the new decade in a more spectacular way aboard a luxury ship, sailing through the Caribbean seas. Royal Caribbean’s short new year getaway across Western Caribbean is just the cruise for those wanting to welcome the year with exciting new adventures. Aside from being filled with thrilling activities like virtual bungee experience, the five-night cruise will let you experience a cool holidays with their ice skating shows on-board.  

Ending the year in Asia

If Caribbean’s not your cup of tea and you want to spend your new year’s eve just a tad bit closer to home, why not opt for holiday cruises around Asia’s major ports? Departing from Tokyo at 23 December, Princess Cruises’ 14-day voyage will take you to Japan’s must-not-be-missed cities for Christmas. Enjoy their world-class experiences on-board as the ship take you across the sea to Taipei and Hong Kong. For the last leg of your trip, welcome new beginnings as you cruise back to the familiar Southeast Asian waters in Vietnam for the New Years before finally heading back at home to SG.

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