Are you going away for the festive season? Here is how to make your cruise cabin or hotel room more festive over Christmas.
A holiday cruise can be very special, but it will be different from being at home, especially on Christmas day if you are used to being in your own home.
The best Christmas cruises are the ones where you either are getting away from it all or you have the extended family on the cruise with you.
Whether you set sail for the winter holidays with Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruises, etc on one of the smaller ships or large ships you will have a wonderful time in the ports of call and on board.
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A Christmas cruise a or cruise during the holiday season will be full of holiday spirit around the ship.
There will be lots of Christmas decorations, gingerbread villages, and Christmas trees, maybe even the crew will be wearing Santa hats.
Holiday activities for the whole family, these seasonal activities in the public areas vary from live music, religious services, deck parties, Christmas dinner, making gingerbread houses and Father Christmas making an appearance.
I have spent many Christmases away on cruise ships travelling with my husband, but most of those years I was working onboard.
I found it hard to get in the Christmas spirit sometimes. So, to get me into the Christmas spirit I decorated my cabin, so it was full of holiday cheer.
This is why I decided to share how to make wherever you are whether it be your cruise cabin, hotel room, or just not home more festive with these little Christmas decorations.
Bear in mind that some cruise lines and hotels may have regulations as to what decorations you can use, so check first before you start burning candles.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR CRUISE CABIN MORE FESTIVE OVER CHRISTMAS
Here are a few ideas to make your Christmas cruise more festive.
I love an advent calendar! Counting down to Christmas is so much fun and who doesn’t love a small piece of chocolate every morning?
Or maybe you love little beauty gifts every day. An advent calendar will get you in the Christmasy mood. This is nice for kids and adults.
Make where you are smell like Christmas. I love Yankee Candles in Sparkling Cinnamon as they smell just like Christmas.
Candles are not allowed on board in your cabin, so these Yankee Candle Sparkling Cinnamon Diffusers have the same smell without burning a candle. Or bring the spray version.
Christmas is not Christmas without a stocking! These are a great way to decorate the cabin and will keep the kids excited waiting for Santa Claus to come.
You can bring one for each family member to be filled or get a pre-filled one to open on Christmas morning.
Christmas Chocolate or Candy Canes
Ok, there is loads of food on the cruise and there are special menus at Christmas, but this is a nice way to bring a little bit of home to the cabin.
Christmas chocolate is one of my favourite parts of Christmas, as it is Christmas so we can eat what we like!
Also, it is nice to give out small gifts of chocolate or candy canes to new friends or to the crew members on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Fairy Lights
Brighten up the room with Christmas fairy lights. Battery-powered lights are easy to put around the cabin and make it look festive.
Small Christmas Tree
A small Christmas tree is a nice touch for the cabin. Go for a fibre optic Christmas tree to light up the cabin or hotel room or opt for the traditional pre-decorated tree.
There are loads of options from miniature Christmas trees to small wooden trees that are easy to pack.
The cruise cabin walls are magnetic, so bring some Christmas magnets. This is a really easy way to decorate the cabin for your Christmas cruise.
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Have you been away at Christmas? What would you recommend making your cabin or hotel room more festive?
Happy Travels & Merry Christmas!