New Year’s Eve is one of those times when people feel like they have to do something unique. How many times have you struggled to find something new, fun and different to do on New Year’s eve?
I can tell you that people who cruise know New Year’s Eve on any cruise ship is an amazing experience. Just imagine being with a huge group of people, plus the Captain and the ship’s staff, at the crack of the brand new year. Not only are you with people in celebration who may be fellow family or friends, but there are all the traditional things that make New Year’s Eve that unique moment that exists from the rest of the year.
I have been on 5 New Year holiday cruises including 2 Princess Cruise Line cruises, one Holland America Cruise Line sailing, one CelebrityCruise Line sailing and in 2011, my current fave, New Year’s Eve on the fabulous Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas! Imagine that magic moment cheering in the new year with 4,000 roaring revelers! It is very cool. Its the perfect time to get-away from home, with your office still in holiday mode, and most of your friends and neigbors, more or less, tired of the party sceen. But yet, cruisers LOVE to bring in the New Year in high style. Yes, its normally a formal night, which adds so much elegance to the celebratory event. Everyone looks great in their dressy duds, and feels great, and its a moment in time when you are clearly “making memories!”
Royal Caribbean does it up BIG! Known for their big ships, big Royal Promenade decks, lots of balloons and decorations, plenty of food and free champagne, big band and modern day music, plenty of dancing, free hats and noise makers and of course the staff ready to put on the show. All of the ingredients that make a New Year’s celebration grand, is there.
The Navigator is not Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, nor is it one of its biggest. But they broke the mold when they made the Navigator of the Seas. The rooms are generous in size. The big Windjammer buffet easily holds a good chunk of cruisers with room to spare. The ship is very pretty, decked out in art and posters that highlight old Hollywood movies. With two soaring atriums, huge deck space around the pool, a modern workout club, ice skating and rock climbing, lots of live shows, street parties and more, you are never at a loss of what to do each and every day. On a 9-day deep Caribbean cruise with gorgeous weather everyday, there is a huge variety of things to check-out — or, like most, just hang at the pool and do nothing.
No matter what ship you select for your holiday or New Year’s celebration, you too will fall in love with spending it on board a fabulous cruise ship surrounded by revelers. And the commute home is but a 5 minute walk to your stateroom where a turned down bed awaits, with refreshments, late night television, or whatever else might move you. The next day, you can sleep late, have breakfast in your room, or head to the pool for some sun and fun. Chances are pretty good that when that warm Caribbean sun comes in your window, you will NOT want to sleep late. Getting a load of Vitamin D from Mr. Sun is definitely better than taking down decorations in cold weather back home. Many of Royal Caribbean’s ships already have New Year’s cruises priced from just $899 per person out of Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Baltimore, New York and other ports as well. As a Cruises Inc. Agent — please feel free to email me at Mcohen@cruisesinc.com and I would be happy to give you prices with no obligation required.