Family enjoying the ocean looking out to a princess ship on a holiday cruise

Celebrate the Seasons with Princess Cruises

Each holiday voyage is filled with festive fun and magical wonder all season long

Start new traditions and celebrate at sea! Revel in time-honored traditions, warm and welcoming service, world-class cuisine and exciting ports of call during the holidays. Let Princess be your home for the holidays.

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Did You Know?

8 out of 10 Americans anticipate stress during the holiday season.

Have a stress free holiday season with Princess...
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family enjoying a moment next to a Christmas tree in the atrium of a princess ship

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Regardless of where you're sailing, it actually snows in the Atrium of your decked‐out Princess ship.

Santa Claus taking a rest on a deck chair onboard a princess ship

Deck the Halls

Mingle with Kris Kringle as Yuletide Carolers sing joyful classics onboard your ship.

Family building a ginger-bread house for the holidays onboard a princess ship

Joyful Activites

Sip eggnog as you compete in a magical Gingerbread House‐Making Contest or design a special ornament keepsake.

family gathering to celebrate

Gather Together

Feast on a delicious Christmas dinner of roast turkey or goose while exchanging heartfelt sentiments and thoughtful gifts.

Forget someone? Enjoy free gift wrap and other specials at The Shops of Princess.

kids enjoying the ocean wearing Christmas hats

On the Nice List

Our Youth & Teen Centers host exciting holiday parties and even free group kidsitting on select nights. We also offer cookies for Santa and carrots for his reindeer.


family celebrating Hanukkah onboard a princess ship

Light, Peace, & Love

The Festival of Lights burns brightly with a menorah‐lighting ceremony, themed crafts, festive décor and special events, like a reading of Sammy Spider's First Hanukkah on the first night of Hanukkah.

Latkes made for the Hanukkah holiday

Pass the Latkes

Enjoy traditional Hanukkah delicacies specially prepared by our professional chefs, such as potato latkes and gefilte fish.

Kosher dinners available upon advanced request


a thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings

Gobble Gobble

Leave the cooking to Princess, and join us for an elaborate traditional holiday feast in the dining room, complete with all the trimmings.

couple dancing next to the give thanks tree in the atrium of a princess ship

Give Thanks

Enjoy lovely autumn décor, take part in a Turkey Calling Contest, and add a special message to our annual Tree of Thanks in the ship's Atrium.

Sports being enjoyed on the large outdoor screen on the top deck

Game On

What would Thanksgiving be without football? Watch the games on our Movies Under the Stars® outdoor big screen.

New Years

couple ringing in the new year with a kiss on a princess ship

10, 9, 8, 7...

Count down and count your blessings on the biggest night of the year with a special New Year's Eve dinner followed by a midnight balloon drop and celebratory Champagne toast.

friends enjoying drinks on the top deck with the boowl game showing on the large outdoor screen in the background

Bowl Matchups

Relax during New Year’s Day with college bowl championship games on our giant Movies Under the Stars screen and a buffet of game‐day treats!

Holiday Celebrations Throughout the Year

couple celebrating valentiine’s day with a breakfast on the balcony

Valentine’s Day

Love, life’s sweetest reward, is celebrated with hearts and flowers and special touches throughout the ship.

  • Make a card for your sweetheart
  • Send a singing telegram
  • Renew your vows
  • Watch themed Movies Under the Stars
  • Indulge with Cupid’s Champagne Cocktail and the Love Boat Dream dessert

Best Cruise Line for Romance

Chinese lanterns set out to celebrate the Chinese new year

Chinese New Year

Mark the beginning of the Lunar New Year, with time–honored traditions for an immersive Asian experience.

  • Symbolic red decorations adorn the Atrium
  • Mythological Lion Dancers thrill spectators
  • Live simulcast hosted on Movies Under the Stars screen
Easter decorations in the atrium of a princess ship

Easter & Passover

Celebrations of hope and springtime abound on board during this holy period.

  • Participate in a special Seder service
  • Sit down with family for a traditional Easter dinner
  • Enjoy special visits from the Easter Bunny, a candy egg hunt, plus colorful, festive décor throughout the ship
A passenger enjoying a message in the lotus spa

Mother’s Day

Pay tribute to Mom with commemorative flourishes throughout her special day.

  • Pamper her with a relaxing Lotus Spa treatment
  • Chocolate Journeys indulgences throughout the ship
  • Specialty themed deluxe Balcony Breakfast
  • Complimentary sparkling wine and a rose at dinner
  • Send a floral arrangement of her favorite blooms
Father and son playing on a beach

Father’s Day

Cheers to you, Dad!

  • Watch the big game on our giant Movies Under the Stars screen, complete with grilled burgers and craft beers on deck
  • Treat your special man to a hand–cut steak cooked to order at the Crown Grill
  • Celebrate the day with a Whiskey tasting at the British–inspired Wheelhouse Bar
Halloween carved pumpkins


There’s more treats than tricks when you celebrate Halloween aboard Princess.

  • Spooky décor and carved pumpkins delight
  • Halloween Fright Night Party for ghostly grown‐ups
  • Little pumpkins can enjoy a scavenger hunt, costume parade, specialty movies and candy kits
green beer being toasted on St. Patrick’s day

St. Patrick’s Day

The luck of the Irish is with you all day long onboard.

  • Irish dance classes
  • Shamrock and leprechaun decorations
  • Guinness and green beer flowing in the “pubs”
  • Even Saint Patrick himself makes a special appearance, with themed giveaways and festive surprises

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