Thanksgiving cruises from Florida are the perfect antidote to the demands of feeding, housing, and entertaining family members. On our luxuriously appointed ships, spend a relaxing Thanksgiving vacation with exciting November cruises to Caribbean ports ranging from 7 to 12 nights.
Savor a hassle-free Thanksgiving dining experience onboard your Celebrity ship featuring a classic turkey dinner with all the trimmings—roasted turkey with herbed stuffing and brown sugar sweet potatoes to maple pumpkin pie—served in your ship’s Main Restaurant. Barbecue glazed short ribs, pan-roasted salmon, and New York strip steak are also on offer. Catch the big game in the casino bar and join in family-friendly themed game shows.
Aside from the feast, you’ll lounge on pristine beaches, experience fascinating marine life, and go on thrilling shore excursions during one of these unforgettable Thanksgiving cruises from Florida.
1: Southern Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
“Ultimate” is the perfect description for this 12-night Caribbean cruise that visits all of the best Southern Caribbean islands. Spend two days at sea in complete luxury aboard Celebrity’s newly revolutionized Solstice-class ship, Equinox. Onboard, you’ll find exciting activities for family members of every age, every interest, and every level of activity.
St. Croix’s powdery white-sand beaches and clear blue water offer multiple opportunities for families to snorkel coral reefs at Buck Island Reef Monument, scuba dive at Bay Beach, or simply enjoy the sun and surf at Rainbow Beach. Take an eco-tour at Sandy Point Wildlife Refuge, famous for its efforts to protect the island’s leatherback sea turtles.
Sunbathe and swim along the sheltered cove of Grand Anse Beach in Grenada, or follow the island’s rich spice scents and tour a spice plantation. Lounge on a secluded, volcanic black-sand beach on St. Vincent or hike to the top of La Sofrìere, the island’s active volcano, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour St. Kitts & Nevis on the St. Kitts narrow-gauge train for magnificent views of a dormant volcano.
As you cruise back to Fort Lauderdale, your Thanksgiving Day holiday meal with all the trimmings is guaranteed world class and worry free, thanks to our Michelin-starred chef’s menus. You’ll have the day to relax and enjoy the ship’s many amenities.
2: Mexico, Key West, and Grand Cayman Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
A 7-night Thanksgiving cruise from Florida aboard Apex, Celebrity Cruises’ newest ship, and the second in the Celebrity Edge® family, are sure to wow your entire family.
Colorful, charming, and laidback Key West sets the tone for your cruise vacation with swaying coconut palms on pristine beaches, a life-is-good vibe, and fresh seafood. Rent tandem bikes to see Duval Street from top to bottom.
In Costa Maya, the chance to see the lesser-known Mayan ruins at nearby Chacchoben may compete with your desire to hang out in a hammock at one of Costa Maya’s beautiful beaches; both are possible from the quaint fishing village of Mahahual. Swim with lovable dolphins, snorkel through schools of colorful tropical fish, or hang out at kid-friendly Maya Chan Beach.
On Cozumel, eco-parks, jeep tours, ziplining, and ATV rides vie with surfing, jet-skiing and parasailing for active adventures. Take a boat ride to El Cielo off Cozumel’s shore to meet starfish and stingrays, and snorkel or swim in the incredibly clear blue water of the Caribbean.
Spend Thanksgiving Day exploring Grand Cayman. Visit Seven Mile Beach and admire its white and coral sand beach and sparkling blue waters. Parasail, surf, walk the length of the beach, or simply watch the waves roll in.
Shop for luxury items at duty-free shops, and take a quick trip to Hell, a geological site filled with black spiky limestone formations, before heading back to your ship. A spectacular Thanksgiving dinner complete with dressed turkey and traditional side dishes await as your ship leaves port.
3: Southern Caribbean Cruise from Tampa
11-night Thanksgiving cruises from Tampa are ideal for families with more time to enjoy the pleasures of a cruise vacation. Your ports of call are some of the most popular tropical spots in the Caribbean, and you’ll relax and enjoy your time together aboard Celebrity Constellation.
Brilliant blue waters lapping at white-sand beaches await you in Grand Cayman, your first port of call. Swim with gentle stingrays. Sip coconut water right from the shell and enjoy a conch salad. Browse for bargains at open-air markets and shop George Town’s duty-free boutiques for luxury items.
Vibrant Caribbean sun, soft white sand, and calm blue water await in Aruba. The whole family can relax and recharge on a catamaran tour of the island, snorkel the vibrant coral reefs, and sunbathe on deck. Shop boutiques and the open-air market while you enjoy the sight of candy-colored, colonial-style buildings.
On Thanksgiving Day, spend time in Willemstad, Curacao, exploring Fort Amsterdam, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Swim with dolphins or snorkel to see the beauty of the delicate coral reefs; marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites on a tour of Hato Caves. Watch the sunset back on board your ship before savoring a spectacular family Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings.
Pink flamingos, pastel-colored houses and multi-colored coral reefs make Bonaire a joy to visit, and the island’s coast, a marine park, makes for spectacular diving, snorkeling, and swimming.
On this Southern Caribbean cruise, you’ll spend a day in Labadee, Haiti, a private island that boasts sandy beaches and brilliant blue water perfect for lazing in the sun. Hop on a zip line or roller coaster for thrills, enjoy a speedboat tour of the island, or shop at an indoor artisan market for handicrafts and souvenirs.
4: Puerto Rico, Tortola, and St. Maarten Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
Sail for 7 nights on the revolutionary Celebrity Edge for a luxury Thanksgiving cruise from Florida your family will never forget.
Spend a day at sea exploring the ship that takes luxury and service to a whole new level. Edge’s suites accommodate up to four people and come with exclusive access to The Retreat Sundeck, The Retreat Lounge, and specialty dining at Luminae.
Lush greenery and craggy mountains back the sandy beaches of Puerto Rico, making it a treat for the eyes and the soul. Check out the amazing views at the 500-year-old fort in Old San Juan. Take the memorable Bacardi Rum tour with adult family members or visit the Museo de Art de Puerto Rico.
Hike along the trails in Sage Mountain National Park on Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and get breathtaking views of the island and surrounding sea. Other exciting things to do in Tortola include swimming and snorkeling from a catamaran, touring the island’s secluded coves and beaches.
Explore the alluring beaches of St. Maarten for swimming and sunbathing, then head to the French side of the island to stroll the quaint streets and savor a quick taste of Creole-inspired cuisine. Shop duty free at Philipsburg’s Front Street.
5: Caribbean and the Americas Cruise from Fort Lauderdale
Marvel at the delights on sea and land during an 11-night cruise vacation sailing aboard Celebrity Reflection.
Search for starfish and swim with stingrays, jet-ski or parasail, scuba or snorkel—these are all possibilities on Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach. Tour the Cayman Turtle Center or just relax and unwind on a soft sandy beach.
At sea on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll have time to explore more of the ship’s luxuries. Enjoy a relaxing spa visit or an exciting shopping expedition, lounge on the sundeck, or play water sports in the pool before sitting down with your family to a delectable Thanksgiving feast complete with all the trimmings.
When your cruise ship stops in Cartagena, walk the cobblestoned streets and admire the Spanish buildings with filigreed balconies, visit the Palace of the Inquisition, hear stories of pirates and their exploits, and explore a 16th-century fort.
Shop ‘til you drop in the upscale shopping haven that is Colon, Panama or take shore excursions that show off the ecological marvels of Chagres National Park and the Gamboa Rainforest Preserve.
During your visit to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, you’ll have a chance to learn about its culture and conservation efforts. Tour a banana or coffee plantation, take an eco-cruise through jungle canals, visit a sloth sanctuary, or see the rainforest on an aerial tram.
Exploring the shipwrecks and the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef just off the coast is one of the most thrilling things to do in Roatan. Zipline above the Gumbalimba Preservation Park or take a tour to see colorful parrots, monkeys, iguanas, and other wildlife that inhabit the park.
Enjoy a beach day at Costa Maya and swim with lovable dolphins, snorkel through schools of colorful tropical fish, or hang out at kid-friendly Maya Chan Beach.
Book your Thanksgiving cruise from Florida
Ready to book one of Celebrity’s Thanksgiving cruises that the whole family will enjoy? Browse our cruises online or call one of our cruise vacation specialists at 1-800-852-8086. Reserve your stateroom, airfare, and even shore excursions, all at the same time.