Your ship might have sailed this holiday season to celebrate onboard, but come next year let us do the work so you can sit back, relax and cruise into the New Year refreshed and ready to go! If you’re thinking about joining us for the holidays next December or even if the thought never crossed your mind, read on to see the top reasons why you should embark on a Holland America Line cruise for the holidays.
1. Leave the Stress at Home While We Do All of the Work
The holidays can be a stressful and busy time for many. From the party planning, food and gift shopping, meal preparations, decorating, cooking, cleaning and present wrapping to the after-party clean-up, there’s so much to do! If you want a more relaxed holiday, set sail on a cruise. No cooking, no cleaning, no planning, no decorating, no shopping and, most importantly, no after-party clean-up! From the moment you step onboard our beautifully decorated ships, you’ll feel the stress melt away as fast as the snow in sun. Not only will you have the most incredible meals prepared for you, you won’t have to do the dishes after! Your stateroom will be made up for you every day, and we have everything you need onboard to have the best holiday celebrations possible!
2. Friends and Family – Old and New – All in One Place
There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than on a Holland America Line ship surrounded by old friends and new, family and loved ones. Whether you’ve come onboard with your own family and friends, or you’ve come to celebrate with shipboard guests who have become like family, there’s always someone around to celebrate with. Table for two or table for eight, the holidays onboard are a family affair. Many repeat guests who come back for the holidays each year include our incredible officers, staff and crew among family members, as well.
Just couldn’t have been a nicer day for Christmas. Santa delivered exactly the weather I was looking for, hot and sunny. Great day spent visiting with friends and a great evening, great food, great company and a lot of laughs! — President’s Club Member and World Adventure Blogger Jeff Farschman
3. A Variety of Locales Around the World
Where do you want to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year? Pick your location! Seeking the warm weather of the Caribbean, Mexico or South Pacific? Perhaps you’re looking to explore Down Under with a journey to Australia and New Zealand. Have you dreamed of an adventure to the Far East so you can reveal it’s mysteries? Or maybe you’re ready to check off a transit of the Panama Canal. With Holland America Line, we can take you there for the holidays! You pick the backdrop and we’ll get your stateroom ready!
4. Entertainment Galore is at Your Fingertips
After an incredible meal, get ready to dance until dawn – or at least midnight – in one of our many bars and lounges. First take in the show in the main lounge to get you in the festive mood. Then pick your spot onboard as you celebrate the holidays or prepare to ring in the New Year. The B.B. King’s All-Star Band at B.B. King’s Blues Club will have you on your feet and in a festive mood. If you want to sing along check out Billboard Onboard, or wander the ship and find the locale that appeal to you. If you’re feeling lucky, see if the New Year brings new luck at the casino!
5. Dining Options Abound from the Main Dining Room to Alternative Restaurants
Just like on land, our ships have a variety of dining options so you can celebrate the holidays with the cuisine of your choice. For an exceptional traditional meal, the main dining room serves up a multi-course extravaganza with all the trimmings. If you want a more intimate affair, make reservations at an alternative restaurant. Depending on the ship, you can cruise around the world at Asian fusion Tamarind, Italian Canaletto, Pan-Pacific Pinnacle Grill, farm-to-table Dinner at the Culinary Arts Center or French Brassierie Sel de Mer.
So now that you’re ready to book a Holland America Line holiday cruise, tell us … which will you choose?! We hope to welcome you onboard next holiday season.