Holiday Cruise Activities
You'll love the holidays at sea
Start new traditions and celebrate the holiday season at sea! Revel in time-honored traditions, warm and welcoming service, world-class cuisine & exciting ports of call during the holidays…
- Thanksgiving - Leave the cooking to Princess, and join us for a traditional holiday feast in our dining rooms complete with all the trimmings. Enjoy autumn décor, turkey carving demonstrations and fun & festive events including an optional Turkey Calling Contest, trivia games and pumpkin themed Jr. Chef@Sea for the kids! Be sure to take part in our Tree of Thanks, a Princess tradition where guests add special messages to the tree which is displayed in the ship's atrium. And what would Thanksgiving be without football — you can watch the games on our Movies Under the Stars® outdoor big screen.
- Hanukkah - Guests can celebrate the Festival of Lights with themed arts and crafts, festive décor and special onboard events, like a reading of Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah on the first night of Hanukkah. Our professional chefs will prepare traditional favorites like potato latkes, gefilte fish and matzo ball soup.
- Christmas - From sparkling evergreens adorning the decks, to our famous Atrium snowfall, guests will be treated to a host of holiday events, including Yuletide carolers singing holiday classics, a Holiday Wishes Variety Show in the theater and festive onboard activities, such as a Gingerbread House Making Contest, cookie and ornament decorating, a special tree lighting and even a visit from Santa himself! There's special holiday programming on stateroom TV and a Christmas Eve stocking for every stateroom with some holiday treats. Enjoy the comfort of a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, and memories to last throughout the year!
- New Year's - There's no better place to ring in the New Year than at sea — with a festive countdown party, midnight balloon drop and a champagne toast! And relax and enjoy New Year’s Day with college bowl games featured on Movies Under the Stars and a buffet of game-day treats!
Let Princess be your home for the holidays.
Take a peek at our celebrations at sea: