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Christmas Cruises

Why cruising at Christmas is a great idea!

Want to take the hassle out of the holiday season? Book a cruise with your extended family and enjoy a Christmas without stress. While you’re having a fun time on board we take care of the planning, the food and yes, even the cleaning up.

The spirit of Christmas is alive on all Carnival ships in the festive season, with something for everyone to enjoy including:

That is a very Merry Christmas for all.



The most magical moment of all is 'Let it Snow' ‐ our own winter wonderland on the ship, as snow falls in the atrium.


Carefree Christmas

Take the hassle out of this holiday season. Let Carnival do all the hard work, so you can eat, drink and be merry!

Family Fun

The unforgettable memories you make may truly be the best gift of all!

Sail and Save

Avoid the high prices of holiday season with our great deals on Christmas and New Year cruises!

Commonly Asked Questions

The biggest holiday of the year can be celebrated with family and friends in select sailings with the cruise experts at Carnival Cruise Line.

Where should I cruise in December?

Carnival Cruise Line has an array of Christmas cruises for you to choose from, including:

What can you bring on a Carnival Cruise?

You should bring your passport, which must be valid for six months after your cruise date, for registration at port visits on board cruises to international destinations.

Check with your travel agent whether international visas are also required at your port of arrival.

What to expect on a Carnival Christmas Cruise?

You can expect a spirit of festive fun on board your Carnival Christmas cruise.

With visits from Santa, Christmas tree lightings, holiday shows and entertainment, traditional food, even onboard Boxing Day cricket matches, celebrating Christmas is the only way to travel with Carnival.

Do cruise ships decorate for Christmas?

Christmas decorations adorn the Carnival cruise ships and light up the festive occasion for the young and young at heart.

Decking the halls is the on-deck experience with Carnival at Christmas.