Christmas Cruises: Start a new tradition on our Christmas and New Year cruise holidays

On our Christmas cruise holidays you can rejoice knowing that we’ve taken care of all your favourite traditions – with the extra touches of luxury and sparkle that make them so special. Delicious food, festive fizz, feel-good movies, sparkling decorations. And best of all? You’ve time to relax and enjoy (without having to peel a single sprout!).

Discover our Christmas and New Year cruise holidays

Cruise into the Christmas season

Revel in the effortless enjoyment on board your festive ship. Enjoy old traditions, make new ones and unwrap delightful destinations as you go. Whether you’re holidaying with the family, or enjoying some much deserved me-time; would like to find some unique gifts at the finest Christmas markets, or fancy celebrating New Year in style – we’ve a selection of Christmas cruises for everyone to enjoy a very merry time.

Magical atmosphere on board

A holiday with P&O Cruises is always filled with a sense of occasion, but never more so than at Christmas.

On Board Festivities

On our Christmas cruises you can expect a traditional Christmas dinner, beautiful decorations, festive-themed entertainment and festive films.

Christmas Family Cruises

Our family-friendly cruise ships will have a special Christmas Day children’s tea, children’s parties and a visit from Father Christmas!

Christmas Market Cruises

Add sparkle to gift shopping with a Christmas Markets cruise. Sip a glass of Gluhwein as you indulge in the luxuries of a short break cruise holiday. And no luggage restrictions means you can bring back as many goodies as you like!

New Year Cruises

Toast good health with a glass of bubbly. Or don your dance shoes and see in the New Year with a shimmy. Wake up the next day to a new destination - the perfect start to a promising year ahead.

What to expect on a Christmas cruise holiday

Decorated ships

There is a magical atmosphere on board as our ships are transformed with a stunning Christmas tree and garlands in the Atrium.

Festive film favourites

Christmas films will be shown in on-board cinemas and on in-cabin TVs. After all, Christmas Day simply wouldn’t be the same without a classic family cartoon or a timeless tale, would it?

Christmas dinner

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a traditional dinner. Leave peeling spuds and basting turkeys to our chefs while you enjoy a tipple with newfound friends. And exchange supermarket madness for a holiday to remember.

Presents for all guests

Our festive cruises promise a magical atmosphere on board filled with Christmas cheer. And because you've been especially good all year, expect a special gift, from us, to you.

Father Christmas

All family-friendly ships will feature children's parties, a pantomime and a visit from Father Christmas. Selected ships will also a feature a grotto, so children will be able to make their pressie requests in person.

Sing as you sail

Nothing creates that magical Christmas spirit quite like a carol or two. A local choir and entertainers will sing off all departures. So why not join in and celebrate with an old favourite? All voices welcome!