Imagine it’s Christmas. You spend the day in a festive atmosphere with time for your family – without, however, having to cook, clean or drive. In addition, sunshine, sea and exciting excursions are awaiting you. You swap your typical wintery frost and cold for pleasant warm breeze – and yet, you do not have to do without Santa Claus, nor a decorated tree and festive meal: This is what it is like to spend Christmas Eve and the festive season aboard a cruise ship.
Over Christmas, many holidaymakers ship along southern coasts aboard ships operated by the cruise line TUI Cruises and TUI’s subsidiary Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. This year, TUI Cruises’ Christmas itineraries will take the passengers to the Canaries, the Mediterranean, Asia with Singapore and Bangkok, to the Orient, the Caribbean as well as to Central America and Jamaica. Hapag-Lloyd Cruises will offer luxury cruises around the Falkland Islands and from Thailand to Vietnam aboard EUROPA and EUROPA 2 over the festive period. The guests will not have to dispense with the seasonal cheer on any of the cruises – on the contrary, they will enjoy a very festive atmosphere onboard. “It’s the most wonderful time,” says Susann Fabiero, Cruise Director for TUI Cruises’ Mein-Schiff fleet, looking forward to the special voyages in December.