Carrying on our recent theme of planning your Thanksgiving Break early, welcome to part two - the cruise edition. As you read in the previous ezine, now is the time to plan your Thanksgiving travel. Taking a cruise during Thanksgiving can be a great way to spend the holiday for several reasons. You can enjoy a stress-free holiday without having to worry about cooking or cleaning up and you will visit multiple destinations while also enjoying different activities on the ship. Many cruise lines offer special Thanksgiving-themed activities and meals so you won't miss out on some of your favorites. Finally, you can spend quality time with as many loved ones as you can handle, while creating unforgettable memories.
Here are 5 different cruises for you to consider sailing this Thanksgiving holiday.
Top 5 - Thanksgiving Cruises
1. Celebrity Cruises - 4 Nights Western Caribbean
November 22-26, 2023
Fort Lauderdale | Day at Sea | Cozumel | Day at Sea | Fort Lauderdale
Thanksgiving is all about great times with family and eating great food. Who says it has to be at your house, why not take it to sea. Celebrity cruises has a 4 night voyage that sails to Cozumel and back for a quick, mini vacation. Since it's only four nights even the kids can come along without missing much school. What makes this cruise even better? You get to sail on Celebrity's newest ship, Celebrity Ascent. Celebrity Ascent has all the amazing amenities that has made the Edge class award winning ships. You can ride the magic carpet, admire the beautiful rooftop Garden and relax in an adults-only solarium. And you don't need to worry about missing the big football game as Celebrity will be broadcasting it at various venues throughout the ship.
2. Paul Gauguin - 14 Night Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands
November 18 - December 2, 2023
Papeete | At Sea | Fakarava | Fatu Hiva | Hiva Oa | Tahuata | Nuku Hiva | At Sea - Huahine | Bora Bora | Motu Mahana | Moorea | Papeete
If you're looking to spend your Thanksgiving holiday on a cruise line that gives back to the community, then Paul Gauguin may be the perfect choice for you. This cruise line is dedicated to supporting the people of the French Polynesian Islands and employs a significant number of local islanders as staff. The entertainment onboard also showcases the rich culture of the islands. Paul Gauguin is committed to the eco-friendly operations that guide activities both on and off the ship.
With a remarkable 1 to 1.5 guest to crew ratio, the level of service is unparalleled. By embarking on the longest journey offered by Paul Gauguin, you'll get to explore the islands in a well-planned itinerary. You can visit around 10 different islands during a round trip sailing from Papeete, Tahiti, and fully immerse yourself in French Polynesian culture without the hassle of transferring your luggage. The stunning blue and green hues of the islands are sure to captivate you, and the all-inclusive rate ensures unbeatable hospitality.
3. Avalon Waterways - 9 Night Burgundy and Provence for Wine Lovers
November 14 - 23, 2023
Chalon-sur-Saône | Tournus | Lyon | Tournon-Viviers | Avignon | Arles | Arles (Disembarkation) | Nice
Join Avalon Waterways as they take pre-Thanksgiving celebrations to the next level with their 10-day southbound river cruise through Burgundy & Provence, with 2 Nights in Nice for Wine Lovers. This expertly guided tour will take you through the stunning French countryside, charming villages, and picturesque towns, offering some of the most captivating views of France.
During the cruise, a master of Wine will be on board to guide you through the vast tastings and pairings you will experience. Take a guided walk with a wine-and-chocolate tasting, or stroll through the vineyards for an unforgettable experience. Explore historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes, followed by a guided tour to Châteauneuf du Pape.
End your journey with two final nights in the beautiful city of Nice, located on the French Riviera. Relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean Sea, providing a perfect ending to this once-in-a-lifetime European river cruise. As a bonus, the single supplement is waived on this voyage so your solo friends and family can join you too.
4. Silversea - 7 Night Galapagos
November 18 - 25, 2023
San Cristobal | Kicker Rock | Isla Bartolome | Isabela | Isabela | Floreana | Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz | San Cristobal
Why not spend Thanksgiving in the beautiful Galapagos? The Galapagos Islands are a unique and fascinating destination for a vacation. You can explore the islands' diverse wildlife, including giant tortoises, sea lions, and penguins, and enjoy activities such as snorkeling, hiking, and bird watching. The gorgeous, Silver Origin will be your home as you island hop in style and luxury. Not only does it have sophisticated interiors, but it also boasts the highest crew to guest ratio in the Galapagos and state of the art technology that makes it Silversea's most environmentally conscious ship.
Discovering the Galapagos with Silversea is an all-inclusive experience that includes a pre or post hotel in Quito along with a city tour and charter flights to the islands. If you're up for an even longer adventure, you can add an extension to explore Machu Picchu or Cloud Forest.
5. Explora Journeys - Caribbean Escapes
November 17-27, 2023
Miami | Key West | Day at Sea | Day at Sea | Spanish Town | Gustavia | St. John's | Deshaies | Basseterre | Castries | Bridgetown
If ultra-luxury and the Caribbean are calling your name for Thanksgiving, then Explora Journeys is here to answer the call. Indulge in world-class cuisine, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking views aboard Explora I. This itinerary includes dreamlike ports of call where you can choose to relax next to the clearest blue waters or hike to hidden waterfalls. Your stop in Castries won't be complete without rejuvenating yourself in the sulphur hot springs and volcanic mud baths that are thought to have healing powers.
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