Crystal’s Christmas Ships

Santa will enjoy a pint at the Avenue Saloon while simultaneously driving reindeer through snow-covered fantasy atriums-turned-forests, armies of two-metre nutcrackers will patrol lounges, oversized candy canes, teddy bears and dancing gingerbread cookies will enliven Bistro Cafes: Crystal Cruises’ ships are being transformed into whimsical Christmas wonderlands.

The cruise line is spending US$100,000 to decorate its fleet for Christmas, Hannukah and New Year celebrations – with ornaments ranging from old-world classics to modern innovations.

“Our ships feel both magical and comfortably familial for guests of all ages who dream of sugar plums and extraordinary holiday vacation memories,” says Bret Bullock, vice president entertainment.

Voyages departing December 21 will also boast seasonal parties, dances, carols, menorah and tree lightings, musical productions, Santa sessions, holiday movies, religious services and traditional feasts.

The feasts will feature Christmas goose, roast turkey and chestnut stuffing; potato latkes, as well as chocolate gelt, for Hannukah; and a gala New Year’s Eve dinner with champagne countdown celebration.


Readers' Choice Awards

Settle in for a luxury voyage as you sail from Sydney to Singapore on board Cunard’s elegant Queen Elizabeth.

Free flight and hotel stay

In Sydney, you’ll embark the exquisite Queen Elizabeth. Stunning accommodation and the most exceptional fine dining you’ll ever experience at sea are just some of this ship’s glamorous delights. Settle into your luxury surroundings as you set sail for Singapore, discovering a wealth of captivating destinations along the way.