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Ideas for Christmas Cruises

November 16, 2012

LONDON, November 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

With less than 50 days to go until Christmas it could be well worth thinking about a
festive break and a special festive cruise. The holidays are fast approaching and soon
enough you could find yourself relaxing on the Atlantic Ocean or soaking up some Spanish
sun, but the hard part is deciding where to go.

There are hundreds of destinations to choose from and if you’re looking to find the
perfect Christmas cruise, here are a few ideal destinations.

Caribbean cruises

Caribbean cruises [http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/cruise-destinations/caribbean ]
are incredibly popular around the festive season as the paradise islands offer an ideal
and blissful setting for a relaxing holiday break away from the end of year rain and gloom
of the UK.

A typical Caribbean cruise can last between 7 and 20 days – sometimes longer.
Caribbean cruises allow you to unwind, relax and enjoy the vibrant yet laidback nature of
the islands, as well as being in a great place to soak up some winter sun.

There are a number of options to consider when going on a Caribbean cruise. You can
choose to fly direct to the Caribbean for example, and then cruise to enjoy more time in
your chosen destination. Thomas Cook offers multiple Fly Cruise deals
[http://www.thomascook.com/cruise ] so you can tailor your holiday to meet your needs.

Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Cruise Line are becoming more and more popular as holidaymakers love the
range of fascinating itineraries on offer. Norwegian Epic
[http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/lines/ncl/norwegian-epic ] will take you on a
spellbinding and scenic journey through the Caribbean over Christmas. Soak up the winter
sun with the cruise line that champions ‘freestyle cruising’ – it’s all about the freedom
to enjoy the holiday as you want it.

Mini cruise

If you don’t have enough time to spare for a long Caribbean break, or are just taking
your first steps into the world of cruising, a mini cruise
[http://www.thomascook.com/cruise ] could be perfect for you. A mini cruise is
significantly shorter than a traditional cruise and will last for two or three days
depending on where you go.

You could enjoy a mini pre-Christmas cruise to Amsterdam, or similar destinations, and
possibly take the opportunity to see some European Christmas markets.

You could even take a slightly longer 4 or 5 night cruise to a number of other popular
European destinations, including France and Belgium. Or, if you really want to feel the
spirit of Christmas, a trip to Norway, the fjords and the arctic circle could truly be the
magical experience you’re looking for.

SOURCE Thomas Cook

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