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A Christmas Cruise from Sydney, Australia Will Turn Your Holiday Celebrations into a Relaxing Vacation

Escape the cold and the holiday stress this winter by taking a Christmas cruise from Sydney, Australia. The land down under is celebrating long summer days in December while the northern hemisphere is bundling up for winter and complaining about the early setting sun. Trade in a winter sleigh ride for a surf lesson and your hot cup of chocolate for a crisp craft beer. This Christmas, celebrate the holiday while truly, blissfully relaxing.

5 Reasons to Go on a Christmas Cruise from Sydney

To help you realize just how perfect a Christmas cruise from Sydney can be, we’ve compiled five reasons to go on one, including a swoon-worthy itinerary around Australia and New Zealand that will likely help you to check multiple items off your South Pacific bucket list.

Sydney is Easy to Get to From the United States

Yes, it’s a long flight, but Sydney is a major hub in Australia and you can find direct flights from many cities in America, particularly on the west coast. The fact that it is a major airport also means it’s easier to find flight deals to Sydney from the U.S.

Flights by Celebrity can help you find the flight that’s perfect for you and make sure it’s a great price thanks to Flights by Celebrity’s Low Airfare Guarantee. In addition, you’ll be able to choose the airline you want to fly on, in case you have points you want to use. Flights by Celebrity also adds a layer of protection to your vacation by offering 24/7 specialists to assist you if you experience a flight interruption. They will work on your behalf to get you rebooked onto the next available flight and to your Christmas cruise from Sydney on time.

City Stay After Your Christmas Cruise From Sydney

Sydney is one of the cities that Celebrity Cruises offers a City Stay in. A City Stay is an opportunity to spend a couple more days in the city where your cruise ends. You’ll get a more in-depth experience of the city by taking guided tours in the afternoon and experiencing the nightlife of the city after the sun sets. In the case of Sydney, it will give you ample time to explore Sydney’s famous opera house, visit the beaches the city is known for, and try some of Sydney’s delicious cuisine – among many other things!

Memorable Ports of Call

Have a Christmas you’ll never forget exploring incredible ports of call on an Australia and New Zealand cruise.

Eastern Australia is known for its gorgeous beaches and reefs and a laidback attitude, while still providing all the fun and excitement of a cosmopolitan city.

On a cruise to New Zealand from Sydney, you'll see the country’s rugged coastal terrain and gorgeous inland beauty, including sprawling vineyards in its much-loved wine country. In addition, New Zealand is home to impressive natural scenery like sounds, glaciers, and waterfalls.

Christmas Fun and Cuisine On Board Your Cruise

If you’re worried it won’t feel like Christmas on your cruise from Sydney, don’t worry – Celebrity Cruises has it covered. For holiday cruises, the ships are decorated in Christmas décor and you’ll hear carolers singing Christmas songs as you make your way around the ship.

There will also be special holiday shows you can watch on board and kids will love getting to meet Santa Claus and even receiving a gift from him during the cruise.

If the thought of Christmas time also fills you with mild panic over the meals you’ll have to prepare, you’re in luck; you can give yourself the gift of kitchen-free time this year by taking a Christmas cruise from Sydney. On Christmas, there will be a special menu in the Main Dining Room with traditional Christmas dishes offered. Going on a cruise over Christmas doesn’t mean missing out on a holiday feast.

That Weather

As previously mentioned, it’s summer in Australia and New Zealand over Christmas, and it’s one of the best times to visit the two South Pacific countries. The rainfall is typically on the lighter side and the temperatures are balmy in many regions your Christmas cruise from Sydney will be visiting.

Upcoming Christmas Cruise from Sydney with Celebrity Cruises

Get away this holiday season on a 12-night New Zealand Holiday Cruise that departs from Sydney on December 23. You’ll spend Christmas at sea, dining on holiday feasts and enjoying the beautiful holiday décor on board plus visits from Santa and carolers.

After you’re done celebrating Christmas, you’ll get to experience a multitude of interesting and stunningly scenic cruise ports. In New Zealand, you’ll stop in Picton, Wellington, Akaroa, Dunedin and also visit Dusky Sound, Doubtful Sound, and the famous Milford Sound. You’ll then get an additional two days at sea before returning to Australia where you’ll visit the city of Melbourne before finishing up your cruise vacation back in Sydney.

This Christmas cruise from Sydney will take place on board the exquisite Celebrity Solstice cruise ship. The Celebrity Solstice was the debut ship in Celebrity Cruises’ award-winning Solstice-class of ships, which brought some impressive firsts to the industry, including the Lawn Club that has real grass covering the top deck and the Hot Glass Show, which features glass blowing demonstrations.

Celebrity Solstice has many different stateroom and suite options, all tastefully decorated. Opt for the AquaClass Staterooms for a veranda experience with a spa twist – you’ll get access to the spa’s relaxation room and also to the exclusive Blu Restaurant, where you can dine on fresh and healthy spa cuisine.

The suites are also an excellent way to pamper yourself during your Christmas cruise from Sydney. Get extra space to spread out with the one-bedroom Royal Suite, or opt for the Penthouse Suite, which has a large terrace with a whirlpool and floor to ceiling windows.

Book Your Christmas Cruise from Sydney

Holiday cruises are a popular time to travel, so ensure your preferred itinerary doesn’t sell out and that you get your first choice of accommodation by booking your Christmas cruise from Sydney today, or browse through our last-minute cruises from Sydney.

Celebrity Cruises makes it easy for you to do so with its #BookItList booking platform, where you can arrange your airfare, stateroom or suite, and shore excursions all in one place.

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