If the idea of stepping away from the relaxation and luxury of a cruise early morning on January 1st makes you feel physically ill, maybe its time to look into something a bit more prolonged. A bit more extensive…a week or more of luxury perhaps? A New Years Cruise doesn’t have to start and end on New Years Eve/Day. Wouldn’t it be modern to board a boat on the 27th of December, spend a few days relaxing and making friends, swimming, eating and drinking cocktails? Come December 31st, you’ll have arrived in paradise, be more than ready to celebrate and dance the night away! The best part – by the end of the party, you can stumble back to your cabin, the challenges of finding a cab, braving the freezing weather and battling extensive crowds wont even cross your mind.
Here are a few of our favorite extended cruises that are on offer for the New Years period (Prices include shipboard accommodations, ocean transportation, fabulous entertainment and daily activities, on-board meals and some beverages and port charges, unless otherwise stated):
* Celebrity Cruises 11 Night Southern Carribean – from $699.00
With 6 bars, a lounge, 3 clubs, a casino, spa and 3 pools, you’ll be relaxing in no time. Highlights of the itinerary include Puerto Rice, Aruba, Barbados, St Lucia and St Kitts.
* Carnival Cruise Lines 7 night Exotic Western Caribbean – from $599.00
A wide array of onboard activities for singles, couples and families from pool games and live entertainment, to romantic restaurants and a nightclub.
* Holland America Line 10 night Sunfarer Caribbean Holiday – from $799.00
Aside from elegant restaurants featuring fresh seafood and an extensive wine list, the main highlight aboard this ship is the Crows Nest which turns into a nightclub!
Don’t limit yourself to this selection though, check out Cruises Only where you can browse by destination, date, company, ship and departure point. If your still not convinced, head back to the New Years Eve 2008-2009 where you can find satisfy all your New Years Eve desires.