If you don't have Christmas plans and can get in a car, take a bus or train or still find flights, you can take advantage of last-minute holiday cruise deals. Fares start at under $60 per day, and in some cases represent savings of more than 75% off brochure rates. But act fast because space is limited.
Being on the high seas at Christmastime brings the advantage of camaraderie, festive decorations (including trees and mistletoe), elaborate holiday meals and special shows and activities. Santa will find his way to sea and there will be opportunity to sing along to Christmas carols.
You'll be able to partake in holiday festivities at ports too. For instance, some ships get you to Nassau on Boxing Day, December 26, where you can experience the amazing Junkanoo parade.
Check out these last-minute holiday cruise deals.
Embark December 19 from Fort Lauderdale on Holland America Line's Zuiderdam, on a seven-day eastern Caribbean sailing, and spend Christmas Day on the cruise line's private Bahamas island Half Moon Cay; fares from $399 per person. Or stay onboard for two weeks and visit the eastern and western Caribbean, with New Year's Day in Key West. Fares for the 14-day itinerary from $849.
Spend the holiday at sea and at the same time check the Panama Canal off your "Bucket List." Holland America's Maasdam embarks Fort Lauderdale on December 19, on a 14-day itinerary that includes a partial transit of the 100-year-old, manmade continental divide. You also visit Bonaire, Aruba, Falmouth (Jamaica), Costa Rica, Grand Cayman and Half Moon Cay; fares from $899.
Set sail from Miami on a seven-day cruise on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Glory, embarking on December 20. Fares are from $439 for an inside, from $629 for a balcony cabin. The itinerary visits Belize City, Costa Maya (Mexico) and Mahogany Bay on Roatan, Honduras. You spend Christmas Day in Cozumel.
Cruise Italian-style on Costa Cruises' Costa Luminosa, a seven-day sailing from Miami embarking on December 20. You'll visit Key West, Freeport (Bahamas) and Grand Turk and spend Boxing Day in Nassau. Fares from $450.
Enjoy live music at the B.B. King's Blues Club as you set sail on one of Holland America' newest ships, the Eurodam, on a one-week cruise embarking Fort Lauderdale on December 21. With fares from $449, the sailing calls at Half Moon Cay, Falmouth, Grand Cayman (on Christmas Day) and Key West.
RELATED: See the best cruise line private islands
Get yourself to Tampa and you can hop onboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun for a seven-day sailing that visits Coxen Hole (Honduras), Belize City and Cozumel, with Christmas Day in Costa Maya. Embarkation is December 21, fares from $449.
If you're short on time, catch a five-day holiday sailing on the Caribbean Princess from Fort Lauderdale on December 22, and pick up last-minute gifts in Cozumel before spending Christmas Day at sea. You also visit Princess Cays, Princess Cruises' private Bahamas beach. Fares are from $399.
Cruise on Holland America's Ryndam from Tampa, embarking December 21, fares from $449, and celebrate the holiday season in Key West, Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Maya (on Christmas Day).
Supplement your Christmas ham with Food Network star Guy Fieri's burgers while cruising the western Caribbean on Carnival's Carnival Splendor, a seven-day western Caribbean sailing embarking Miami on December 21, fares from $449. You visit Grand Cayman, Cozumel (until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve), Mahogany Bay and Belize.
Spend Christmas in the western Caribbean onboard Holland America's Westerdam, and you can compete in a "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" competition. A seven-day cruise, priced from $399, gets you from Fort Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman (until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve) and Key West. Embarkation is December 20.airport in north carolina airport inside images airport inside dfw airport inside jfk airport inside orlando airport airport inside atlanta airport airport inside background airport inside photos airport inside view airport fly into yellowstone airport fly into napa valley airport to fly into for grand canyon airport to fly into for glacier national park airport to fly into for zion national park airport to fly into tulum airport to fly into destin fl airport to fly into for yosemite airport like railway station in india airport like railway station in bangalore airport like airport like synonym airport like words airport shaped like airplane airport shaped like a bird airport look like airport made of wood airport runway made of airport made out of lego airport runways made out of what is the airport made of airport near yellowstone airport near yellowstone national park airport next to beach airport next to disneyland airport next to me airport next to grand canyon airport next to disney world airport next to port canaveral florida airport next to lax airport next to beach video airport of origin airport of origin china airport of entry airport of destination meaning airport of miami airport of the future airport of tijuana airport of origin location airport off site parking airport off site parking atlanta airport off site parking philadelphia airport off parking airport off site parking orlando airport of bluetooth airport off airport off site parking denver airport on maui airport on kauai airport on big island of hawaii airport on long island airport on oahu airport on beach airport on island of hawaii airport on maui hawaii opposite of airport opposite of airport terminal what is the opposite of flight airport out of belleville il airport outfit ideas airport outfits 2021 airport outer banks airport outside airport outfits men airport outside parking airport outside food airport outside of orlando airport outside paris daily themed crossword airport outside london airport over beach airport overnight parking airport over water airport overrun airport over 50s club airport over highway airport over 50s club inc past airport arrivals past airport weather past airport past airport security asi airport past papers dublin airport past departures manchester airport past departures birmingham airport past arrivals airport pro price airport pro max airpods pro black friday airport pro case airport pro shop airpods pro 2 airpods pro case airpods pro vs airpods 3 airport since 2014 sin airport airport security since 9/11 airport changed since 9/11 airport changes since covid airport security since 911 airport through the fence agreement airport through the fence operations airport drive through covid test airport drive through vaccination airport drive through christmas airport drive through covid test muscat airport food through security airport transit through germany airport thru airport drive thru covid test airport drive thru covid vaccine airport drive thru vaccine airport drive thru walmart airport thruway walmart airport thru airport drive thru mcdonalds airport till airport till model copenhagen airport till malmö airport hybrid till airport closed till dual till airport definition dual till airport regulation malmö airport till malmö central airport to disneyland airport to tulum airport to disney world airport to airport car rental airport to grand canyon airport to fly into for disneyland airport to airport shuttle airport to destin fl towards airport nearest airport towards me traffic towards airport traffic towards airport today airport under attack airport underwater airport under attack kabul airport under fire airport under seat bag airport under map glitch airport under fire kabul airport under adani airport open until airport until flight is ist airport open how late do airport stay open how long does the airport stay open airport up north michigan airport up michigan airport up express airport up up airport name up airport guidelines up airport quarantine rules up airport map aerodrome and airport jetport vs airport airport extreme versus time capsule airports or airport airport extreme vs nighthawk apron versus airport what is the difference between an airport and aerodrome airport via ring road airport via airport via meerhoven airport via university airport to circular quay airport via powai airport via howrah bridge via airport code airport with most runways airport with blue horse airport with waterfall airport with most gates airport with horse statue airport with most delays airport with most destinations airport with rocking chairs airport within 100 miles of me airport within delhi airport airport within 2 hours airport within airport within 5 km airport travel within canada airport impact within airline management airport lounge access within india airport without id airport without control tower airport without vaccine airport without runway airport without iata code airport without tsa