Christmas and New Year is a time when people come closer to their near and dear ones. Many people prefer to spend time with their family and friends while many people opt for Christmas and New Year trips.

Christmas and New Year cruises offer you an amazing opportunity to sail through the beautiful places during this festive season. Everyone wants to spend the New Year with splendor along with his or her near and dear ones. If you want to make this New Year and Christmas special by the New Year cruise trips, there are a number of cruise liner, which can offer you lucrative opportunities.

Most of these cruises are organized during the festive season. You may think that, these Christmas and New Year cruises are not affordable for you, but there are a number of cruise lines, which operate New Year cruises. Besides, if you book the cruise much before the New Year, you can get some discounts as well. During the festive season also, there are some cruise lines, which offer heavy discounts during Christmas and New Year season. These cruises are exotic and offer you an utmost comfort. Most of these cruises start just before the Christmas Eve and land you to your place just on New Year evening or day after New Year. Given below are the best cruise lines, which offer Christmas and New Year cruises at an affordable price.

Mediterranean Christmas cruise: This cruise will start its journey on 21 December, 2011. This cruise ship will take you to different shores such as Barcelona, Malaga, Civitavecchia, Casablanca, Alicante, Genoa etc. The trip will continue for eight nights. You will get all the facilities during your staying at the cruise. Among the facilities, you can get the suite accommodation, five restaurants with buffet, lots of activity programs, pools for swimming, four whirlpools, casino, 4D Cinema Theater, shopping complexes, games room for the kids, formula 1 simulator, room service, and the friendly cruise staff. Shopping in this cruise will be lots of fun, because there is no duty for shopping.

Canary Islands and Morocco Christmas cruise: The cruise journey will start from 24 December, 2011 and the voyage will continue for eight days and nine nights. The ports, which the cruise touch are Casablanca, Agadir, Funchal, Malaga, Barcelona, Madeira, Las Palmas, Barcelona etc. Among the various attractions of this cruise apart from a lavish New Year celebration, specious suite accommodation, complimentary toiletries, 24*7 room service, sports courts, entertainment section, buffet services, fitness centre, splashdown kids club and many more. You can make your own coffee of tea in this trip. In other words, you will get all the comforts and benefits in this Christmas cruise.

Exotic Caribbean Christmas cruise: This exotic cruise trip will start from 22 December and will continue for seven days and eight nights, which means that this trip will end before New Year. This is the largest ship of Thomson. Among the facilities, nightclub, casino, 5 bars, 5 restaurants, 3 lounges, 2 swimming pools, card room, boutiques, Kidzone, medical centre, beauty salon, health club, 2 whirlpools, sports deck, library, and sauna. Apart from that, you can get 24*7 internet access.

Western Caribbean Christmas cruise: Like any other Christmas cruise, this cruise also offers suite accommodation, 24*7 room service, separate entertainment section, Elemis Spa, steam room, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, sauna etc. The specialty of this cruise is its afternoon tea. If you are looking for something different in your cruise trip, you also can seek for interesting lectures and debates, which take place every afternoon. This cruise trip will start from 23 December and continue for seven nights.

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