How to Celebrate Christmas on a Cruise

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Find out about different cruise lines’ holiday plans.

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Discuss your plans with family members to get their approval.

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Call the cruise line or go online to find deals.

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Buy plane tickets early to avoid travel problems.

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Book about nine months to a year in advance.

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Have a small celebration at home before you leave.

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Go for small ships for luxury and less children.

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Pick mid-size ships for a mix of activities for adults and kids.

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Choose large ships for small children and lots of activities.

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Check your cruise line’s alcohol policy.

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Make sure you’ve packed your IDs before you leave.

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Bring special outfits for the holiday.

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Get some small decorations for your cabin.

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Make a plan for gifts.

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Look for daily activities for children.

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Bask in the holiday decorations.

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Take advantage of holiday-themed meals.

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Do some holiday shopping in the ship’s shops.

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Take part in onboard religious services if you choose.

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Participate in local festivities when you’re docked.

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Enjoy special performances and tree lightings.

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Leave room in your suitcases for souvenirs.