Reasons You Should Book a Cruise For Your Thanksgiving Vacation

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Many people prefer to enjoy their beloved Thanksgiving traditions in their own homes or the homes of family and friends, but a lot can be said for spending your Thanksgiving vacation elsewhere. For example, taking a cruise can be a fun and exciting new way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are some reasons why you should book a cruise for your next Thanksgiving vacation.   

Have Your Traditions

Just because you are not at home, you and your family can still keep your Thanksgiving traditions while on a cruise. If watching football is one of your traditions, being on a cruise is actually a great place to do that. Kick back with some beers and enjoy watching the game with your family, friends, and others aboard the ship that has the same tradition. Some cruises may even have a Thanksgiving parade to watch for those who include that in their itineraries every year. Of course, the American traditional roasted turkey dinner is also served aboard a Thanksgiving cruise.   

No Stressful Prepping, Cooking, and Cleanup

No Stressful Prepping, Cooking, and Cleanup

Speaking of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, the beauty of being aboard a cruise for Thanksgiving is that you don’t have to stress over prepping the food, cooking it, and cleaning up. On an all inclusive cruise, you can enjoy that traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more prepared by a chef, along with unlimited delicious drinks. You also don’t have to worry about frantically cleaning the house before guests arrive or about cleaning up after the meal. Being on a cruise means you will spend less time cleaning and cooking and spend more time having fun with your family and friends.    

Do Your Holiday Shopping

Do Your Holiday Shopping

Many also have the tradition of getting a lot of holiday shopping done after Thanksgiving, and being on a cruise allows you to do that as well. Many ships have shopping areas with stores lined up for you to browse and purchase gifts, some that will have those holiday discounts but without the long lines. There are often stores for souvenirs, boutiques with clothing and handbags, jewelry stores, and stores that sell alcohol and perfume. Also, since you are on a cruise that will be stopping at some amazing destinations, you can get holiday shopping done in places you wouldn’t normally be able to, allowing you to find some truly unique gifts.

Enjoy Some Fun and Stress-Free Relaxation

Enjoy Some Fun and Stress-Free Relaxation

Cruises offer many means of fun and relaxation, which is perfect for a Thanksgiving vacation. There are always fun activities to participate in with your family and friends aboard the ship, including trivia, dancing, karaoke, and more. You can also get your exercise in after that big turkey dinner, pamper yourself with a massage at a spa and sit out on the deck overlooking the ocean. These things are just the start because off the ship, when you are ashore, you will find other endless opportunities for fun.

Meet New People and See New Places

Meet New People and See New Places

In addition to spending time with your family and friends, being on a cruise means you get to meet new people that are also enjoying the holiday out at sea. People on cruises often come from all different kinds of backgrounds. This means learning from them and enjoying fascinating conversations. Of course, one of the main appeals of any cruise is getting to make stops in multiple amazing places. Some of the most popular destinations for cruising include Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, the Mediterranean, and Europe. If you want some other ideas, look at some of the best places to visit. No matter where you choose to cruise to, it’s a perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family and friends and to make some new friends along the way too.

It’s easy to enjoy your own Thanksgiving traditions while trying new, exciting things while aboard a cruise. These are just some of the reasons why you should book a cruise for your Thanksgiving vacation.


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