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New Years Cruises - Cruising to Celebrate the New Year

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New Years cruises are a great way to celebrate the holidays. You can bring your family and friends with you, or go off by yourself to discover a new part of the world. These cruises tend to fill up because most folks have these days off, so you need to book early as possible to get the best price and accommodations. Always buy travel insurance for your cruises for you never know what might happen, and you will have a fairly big investment in your cruise reservation.

Cruise lines decorate for the holidays, offer unique holiday menus and provide the usual New Years parties. Most cruises offer extra special gifts for these sailings. In general, a cruise line will allow you to book with 25% down, and let you pay the rest off over time. Of course, you must have the cost paid off before you sail. Since it is winter, some destinations are not offered, including those to Alaska and the northern parts of the world.

Also, remember you must get to your sailing port on time to leave with your ship; usually this involves being there several hours before sailing. Your cruise price will include your room and food and many activities on the ship, but not all activities. Gambling in the casino area, for example, will not be included in the cost of your ticket.

The price of traveling to your port is not included in the cost of your cruise. You will need to pay for and set up your travel separately. If you need to park a car, you can check with the port authority office to find out if parking is available at your port. Parking is not always available. Some local hotels have parking where you can leave your car during your cruise if you stay the night before at that location. Of course, your transportation will have to coordinate with your sailing; some people prefer to arrive the day before sailing and stay overnight. Others will fly at night and go to the ship from the airport.

The more you have to coordinate to make your trip happen, the more benefit a travel agent will be to you. You can also book these things directly on your own, through the cruise lines, hotels and airlines. It is fine to shop around for a best price; I usually pick out a destination and let the cruise lines fight over me. You can negotiate your cruise price by comparing it to other cruise line offers. Cruise lines don’t like to lose customers. You can reach your cruise line on-line or by telephone to answer any questions you might have before sailing.

Here are some example of cruises you can book for New Years. Royal Caribbean is offering cruises leaving from San Diego, California to the Baja Peninsula for four days. You can also sail with them from Los Angeles and spend seven days touring Mexico. They have cruises leaving from Panama and Brazil for the New Years season. You can visit Australia and New Zealand. You can visit the South Pacific area by leaving from Singapore. From Galavston, Texas, Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida you can explore the Caribbean islands for five to seven days. There are also sailings available from New York to the Bahamas. Some sailings are available leaving from Spain. These trips start at about $500 per person with double occupancy in your cabin for the four day cruises.

Disney Cruises has a sailing to the Caribbean to its Castaway Cay island, which is decorated for the season. This cruise starts at about $1200 per person and leaves from Florida. Carnival cruises has many New Years opportunities from both coasts of the United States. You can sail to the Eastern Caribbean or to Mexico. Prices start at about $500 for these cruises.

Norwegian Cruise Lines offers cruises to the Caribbean, Mexico, and a round trip cruise around the Hawaiian Island that leaves and returns to Honolulu. Prices here start at about $700 since these are usually seven night cruises. Carnival and Celebrity Cruises offer similar New Year’s cruises, leaving from United States ports and starting at around $500.

If you want a longer, more sumptuous cruise, Cunard line is offering holiday cruises that last for 15 and 22 days. These cruises leave from Southampton and sail to the Caribbean area. These cruises start at $2500 per double occupancy, but provide a higher level of personal service.

I do not recommend sailing on small cruise lines during the holidays; if there are problems, many support services are closed during this time. But as you can see, there are a variety of places and price options available to please any traveler. All aboard!

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