Cruise ships are all about relaxation and enjoyment, so they are tailor-made for fabulous New Year’s Eve experiences. You can spend the day relaxing on deck, getting a jump on your resolutions with a pre-party workout in the gym, doing some touring on shore or pampering yourself in the ship’s spa.
New Year’s Eve festivities vary a bit depending on the cruise line and ship you choose, but you can expect special dinner menus, festive drinks (with or without alcohol), lots of live music and dancing, party games and special events just for kids and teens. As midnight approaches, the party hats and noisemakers will come out, followed by a toast to the New Year and perhaps a midnight buffet to fuel you until morning. When you are ready to sleep, your stateroom will be waiting for you with a freshly turned-down bed.
When selecting a cruise that includes New Year’s Eve, be aware that some cruise ports are quiet on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, while others bustle with activity as usual – your Cruise Holidays personal cruise expert can provide guidance. If you prefer to stay on board and take full advantage of the ship’s amenities during the New Year celebration, you might like a cruise that spends the holiday at sea.
Also, consider the advantages of larger ships and smaller ships. Larger ships tend to be more family-oriented (which means there will be plenty of kids). If you prefer a kid-free environment, smaller ships tend to attract more adults who are not traveling with kids; and, some cruise lines offer adults-only cruises. You should probably pack your most elegant party clothes for a small-ship New Year’s Eve, too, while a large ship’s dress code may be more casual.
It’s best to make plans for any holiday season cruise well in advance to ensure the availability of the ship and itinerary you want. Still, if you’d like to ring in 2013 on a cruise, call Anita at Cruise Holidays right away to find out what’s available. Or, call now to start planning for New Year’s Eve 2014!
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