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Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013
P&O Cruises has availability for selected Christmas and New Year cruises. Perfect for those who dread the supermarket shop with the hoards, fear the piles of washing up or can’t bear all the party planning – P&O Cruises does it all for you! With prices from £1,099pp, couples and friends can celebrate Christmas and New Year with a difference.
All Christmas and New Year cruises are filled with a whole host of entertainment and festive fair, as well as a good sprinkling of style, glamour and a true sense of occasion. The following options and lead-in rates are based on an inside cabin, unless otherwise stated, and include full board meals, daily afternoon tea and entertainment onboard:
Christmas in Iberia, 10 nights from £1,099pp
A 10-night Iberia cruise on family-friendly Oceana (E330) departing December 19 has Getaway Fares from £1,099 per person*. Departing from and returning to Southampton, the itinerary includes La Coruna, Casablanca, Seville (tours from Cadiz), Christmas Day at sea and Lisbon. Oceana also features a grotto.
Christmas in the Caribbean, 14 nights from £1,099pp
A 14-night Caribbean fly-cruise on family-friendly Azura (A329A/A329N) departing December 13 or 14 has Getaway Fares from £1,099 per person*. Departing from and returning to Barbados, the itinerary includes Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola, Curacao, Bonaire and Christmas Day at sea.
Christmas & New Year in the Med, 19 nights from £1,199pp
A 19-night Central Mediterranean cruise on Oriana (X328), departing December 15 has Getaway Fares from £1,199 per person*. Exclusively for adults and departing from and returning to Southampton, the itinerary includes Cartagena, Venice, Dubrovnik, Christmas Day at sea, Palma, Valencia, Cartegena, Gibraltar and overnight in Lisbon for New Year’s Eve.
Christmas & New Year in the Med, 18 nights from £1,899pp
An 18-night Western Mediterranean cruise on small ship Adonia (D319) departing December 20 has Getaway Fares from £1,899 per person* for a balcony cabin. Exclusively for adults and departing from and returning to Southampton, the itinerary includes Morocco, Christmas Day at sea, Malta, Sicily, Salerno, Rome, Corsica, New Year’s Eve at sea, Alicante and Lisbon.
Christmas & New Year in the Caribbean, 24 nights from £2,299pp
A 24-night Caribbean no fly-cruise on Arcadia (J319) departing December 17 has Getaway Fares from £2,299 per person* for an outside cabin. Exclusively for adults and departing from and returning to Southampton, the itinerary includes Madeira, Christmas Day at sea, St Maarten, Dominica, Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, New Year’s Eve at sea and the Azores.
*Getaway Fares require full payment at the time of booking, carry 100% cancellation charge and do not have a specific cabin allocated at the time of booking.
For cruises sailing from Southampton, passengers are encouraged to get into the spirit with entertainment from a children’s choir and military-style band. Father Christmas also makes an appearance at the terminal to wish passengers Bon Voyage and as the ship sails away he leads the Christmas send-off from the quayside along with the band, children’s choir and entertainers.
Onboard, public rooms are richly decorated with trees, garlands and wreaths, and festive events are offered including carol concerts, Christmas music, festive films, Christmas shows and a Christmas parade. Nativity plays are a highlight for children onboard the family-friendly ships.
On Christmas Day, Father Christmas arrives onboard with presents for all passengers, which is a highlight for young and old. Christmas church services are also held, and passengers feast on Christmas dinners with all the trimmings, glasses of Champagne, Christmas crackers and party hats, all rounded off with traditional Christmas pudding with brandy butter, Christmas cake, mince pies or a deliciously rich chocolate Yule log.
New Year’s Eve is also a highlight on board. The evening will be formal dress for a sense of occasion, with a five-course gala dinner in the dining rooms followed by live music, West End style shows or comedy acts, casino and then there is a countdown to midnight in all the bars and nightclubs.
Source:- P&O Cruises