With everyone preparing for that special day, Christmas cruises are amongst the best ways to get into the festive spirit. Even though there are only 12 days to go, you can still take advantage of great late saver fares and find that dream cruise for you. Whether you are looking to escape over the festive period or just want to experience the delights of the iconic Christmas markets, the world of festive cruising awaits.
So here are some of the must-see festive cruising destinations to cap-off 2019.
While it might only be a short distance from the UK, Dublin is an underrated Christmas destination that encompasses everything from festive cheer to a selection of alcoholic beverages. The city streets are packed full of merry lights as the excitement for Christmas looms until the big day. Cruisers can enjoy everything from the authentic carols at St. Patrick's Cathedral to romantic skating across Ireland's festive rinks.
Apart from the outdoor festivities, the pubs are the best place to be. It is no secret that the people of Dublin love their pubs and, for good reason. With everything from original pub grub to sport on the big screen, what's not to love about Dublin? If the pub scene isn't your thing, no need to worry. Dublin boasts history too, from the jaw-dropping Dublin Castle to the beautiful Phoenix Park.
Scandinavia is well-known for its Christmas festivities and, with most cities covered in snow all-year round, the Christmas continues throughout the other 11 months. Apart from being one of the more affordable cities in Scandinavia, Denmark allows you to explore at your own pace. With almost half a million lights being put up every year, illuminated trees create the backdrop for your dream Christmas search.
One of the best spots to visit, Tivoli Gardens is a 19th-century amusement park that completely transforms during the festive period. As you enter through its unmissable illuminated archway, you will instantly be met by an abundance of large rides and a variety of Christmas Stalls that make this the merriest part of the city. The smell of heartfelt treats and jovial music fill the air and around 4.6 million people visit every year. There is no doubt that these magical gardens hold a special place inside the capital.
Bruges is known more for its waterways than its Christmas markets, but where the city might not have a rich history with Christmas, there is an undeniable link to the history of chocolate. With most markets being near to the city centre, you can stroll along the most of jaw-dropping walkways and canals that lead you towards the festive fun.
Bruges is also full of history, from its long-standing bridges to its colossal cathedrals, the 13th-century city attracts nine million tourists every year. Chocolate shops align the city streets, offering the authentic taste the city has thrived on for so long. Couples who are looking for a romantic getaway can see the renowned 'Lake of Love' that gained its name from an old folk tale.
So, whether we have tempted you into taking a cruise this Christmas or the next, these are only a few of the available destinations you can sail to from the UK. If you would like to find out more about what we have to offer, contact our friendly sales team via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.