Escape the winter weather on a December cruise. Spend the holiday season at sea with family, friends, and loved ones on an unforgettable adventure in the sunshine. Head south to New Zealand to explore serene fjords, mountains, vineyards, and laid-back cities. Get close to extraordinary wildlife in the Galapagos, or explore Asia’s dynamic cities coupled with beach time on sun-kissed islands to unwind.

December is the perfect time to visit the Caribbean, too. Snorkel over coral reefs, swim with wild dolphins, admire the candy-colored Dutch architecture of the Southern Caribbean, and even discover the incredible Panama Canal. Embark on a warm-weather adventure this December with Celebrity Cruises.



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Top December Cruise Destinations

New Zealand

Enjoy a sunny escape to the Southern Hemisphere, where summer is in full swing. Admire the sweeping natural landscapes of New Zealand on a cruise from Sydney. You could spend both Christmas and New Year’s enjoying the holiday spirit as you explore the coast, visiting the serene beauty of the fiords, Scottish-influenced Dunedin, cosmopolitan Christchurch, and the award-winning wineries at Hawke’s Bay. Spend a day in Auckland, too, before visiting the serene Bay of Islands.

The Galapagos

December cruises to the Galapagos Islands promise an experience unlike any other. Board one of our cruise ships for an all-included vacation to this awe-inspiring island chain. Award-winning excursions are led by expert naturalists who will show you surreal landscapes and unique wildlife up close. Waddle next to blue-footed boobies, wander past scaly iguanas, and marvel at animal species you won’t find anywhere else.

The Bahamas

Bask in the tropical sunshine as you celebrate the holiday season with a getaway to The Bahamas and Key West. Doze in a hammock on Blue Lagoon Island with an iced rum punch on a day trip from Nassau, or whizz down thrilling water slides at Atlantis on Paradise Island. Snorkel over dazzling corals and the intriguing wreck of the S.S. Sapona off the coast of Bimini, and explore quirky, arty Key West, where you can visit Hemingway’s home and feast on tangy Key lime pie.

Southern Caribbean

Relax in the glorious sunshine of the Southern Caribbean on a December cruise with Celebrity. Swim over sunken wrecks in the crystal-clear waters around Aruba. Stroll the cobbled streets of historic Cartagena, and drift along Martha Brae River in Jamaica under a canopy of green before digging into spicy jerk chicken and a fruity rum punch. Join a holiday cruise to Panama and marvel at the engineering masterpiece of the Panama Canal.

Thailand & Vietnam

Sail between Hong Kong and Singapore on a voyage to some of Asia’s most exciting cities. In Vietnam, visit Ho Chi Minh City, where ancient, incense-scented temples sit against a backdrop of gleaming skyscrapers. In pretty Hoi An, crisscrossed with canals, you could join a cooking class or cycle through the lush countryside. In Bangkok, your time will be filled with gilded palaces, gleaming Buddhas, and bustling markets before heading to Ko Samui’s white-sand beaches.

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