What do you do when you get tired of the cold and the snow? Well, you take a family vacation to a nice, warm place, of course. While there are plenty of options, I highly recommend a cruise. It’s always a great idea because you have everything you need onboard like food and entertainment plus you get to see the sights at several ports of call the ship docks at. Here are some popular cruises to take in wintertime. We included videos of each ship so you can get a good look before you book your family vacation!
5 Popular Cruises to Take in the Winter
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5 Night Yucatan Escape Cruise
Royal Caribbean International- Empress of the Seas Ship- Royal Caribbean International launched in 1969 and currently has 25 ships that visit 77 port countries in 6 continents. The Empress of the Seas launched in 1990 and features 6 decks. Onboard you can enjoy rock climbing, lounging by the pool or taking in a show. This cruise leaves from Miami, Florida with 2 ports of call: Cozumel, Mexico and Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico.
7 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise
Princess Cruises- Regal Princess Ship- Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 and currently has a fleet of 17 ships that visit 300 ports in 6 continents. Regal Princess had its first voyage in 2014, is 1,082 feet long and accommodates up to 3,600 passengers. Onboard take in a movie under the stars, or enjoy a massage at the Lotus Spa. This cruise departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with 3 ports of call: Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Maarten, Caribbean.
7 Day Hawaii Cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line- Pride of America Ship- Norwegian Cruise Line first voyage was in 1966 and today has a fleet of 17 ships. Pride of America made its debut in 2005 and features 15 decks. Onboard you can enjoy time at the golf driving range, enjoy a cappuccino at the coffee bar or take in the sights from the deck. This cruise leaves from Honolulu and has 4 ports of call in Hawaii: Kahului, Maui; Hilo, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii, and Nawiliwili, Kauai.
4 Day Bahamas Cruise
Carnival Cruise Line- Carnival Victory Ship- Carnival Cruise Line made its debut in 1972 and currently features a fleet of 26 ships. The Carnival Victory launched in 2000 and features 13 decks. Onboard enjoy air hockey at the Virtual Sea Arcade, karaoke at the Black and Red Seas Bar or an outdoor movie on the Panorama Deck. This cruise departs from Miami, Florida with 2 ports of call in the Bahamas: Half Moon Cay and Nassau.
7 Night Mexican Riviera Cruise
Disney Cruise Line- Disney Wonder Ship- Disney Cruise Line debuted in 1995 and features a fleet of 4 ships. The Disney Wonder first set sail in 1999 and features 11 decks. Onboard you can enjoy lunch at the Overlook Café, family karaoke at the Studio Sea and entertainment at the 3-deck Walt Disney Theatre. This cruise leaves from San Diego, California and has 3 ports of call in Mexico: Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas.