Christmas Cruising Opportunities

With the cold temperatures of winter beginning to take their toll, potential clients may be seeking respite in sunnier climes. Although this may be far from being the busiest time of the year for the cruising industry, there are plenty of fabulous opportunities available that may take some of the stress out of the Christmas period. From exotic itineraries in the Caribbean and Far East Asia, to festive Christmas Markets cruises along the rivers of Europe, there are options available to suit all tastes and desires. This week, GoCruise Franchise takes a closer and some of the cruises available this winter.

Caribbean

While people of the western world head into hibernation for the winter period, people on the other side of the globe are basking in warm temperatures on some of the finest beaches on earth. Many lines including Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Holland America Line will all be operating Caribbean itineraries throughout December.

Many cruise lines will even take passengers to their own exclusive and privately-owned island within the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean owns the Bahamas island of Coco Cay and the private Haitian beach resort of Labadee. Holland America Line can take you to Half Moon Cay, while Norwegian Cruise Line can take you to Great Stirrup Cay.

Far East Asia with Star Clippers

From 2nd December 2016, guests will be able to embark on a traditional tall ship cruises along the coast of Thailand and surrounding islands. Sailing on board the magnificent three-masted Star Clipper, these brand new itineraries will enable passengers to access some of the world’s most tranquil destinations that are generally considered to be inaccessible via other methods of travel.

This region will be split into northern and southern itineraries, with both itineraries also providing the opportunity to visit Malaysian paradises. Selected itineraries will also enable guests experience the bustling metropolis of Singapore. What’s more, temperatures here are set to remain in the high twenty’s throughout the winter period.

Canary Islands – Pullmantur Cruises

If your clients would rather travel embark on an escape somewhere a little closer to home, Pullmantur Cruises have the ideal solution. Throughout December and into January 2017, the line will be operating a number of five and seven-night roundtrip cruises around the Canary Islands. Each seven-night itinerary will provide the opportunity to sail to five of these gorgeous Atlantic islands including Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria.

Sailing on board Horizon, guests will be able to enjoy an all-inclusive atmosphere which includes all drinks, meals, port taxes, flights and overseas transfers; making it a very affordable option over the Christmas period.

Europe River Cruises - AmaWaterways

Perhaps your customers are looking to immerse themselves in the Christmas spirit, or are keen to visit the continent’s festive markets but aren’t sure which to go for. With this in mind, AmaWaterways will be operating a series of Christmas Market themed cruises along the Rhine and Danube rivers.

Each seven-night itinerary will enable guests to relax in luxurious surroundings as their wonderfully-decorated vessel glides from one spectacular Christmas market location to the next. Guests embarking on Rhine itineraries will have the opportunity to sail from Amsterdam to Basel, visiting Cologne, Rudesheim, Speyer, and Heidelberg along the way. Those embarking on Danube itineraries will be able to sail between Nuremberg and Budapest, stopping in Regensburg, Passau, Salzburg, Linz, and Vienna.


Although the Mediterranean and European cruise seasons may have come to a close for 2016, there are still plenty of opportunities available around the world to take advantage. If you have cruised the world and are seeking an opportunity to turn your passion for travel into business venture, Cruise Franchise may be the perfect option for you. For more information, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the
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