New Year Cruises

Whether you are looking for New Year cruises which whisk you away to sunny climates, cruises that help you escape both Christmas and New Year at home or a winter cruise holiday that starts with a New Year’s stay in cities such as New YorkBarcelona or Sydney, here at Cruise Nation we have New Year cruise deals to suit every style of traveller.

If you are looking for a way to bring in the New Year with a difference, Cruise Nation’s wide range of New Year cruise deals offer passengers the chance to celebrate the beginning of the next year in some of the world’s most exciting destinations.

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All of our amazing deals on New Year cruises 2020 and 2021 have one thing in common – providing cruise-goers with a completely stress-free festive period. Onboard a luxury cruise liner, passengers will still experience all of the wonderful traditions that make Christmas and New Year so magical – from delicious food and drink to music and entertainment – but with every detail taken care of, you can leave the stress behind.

Forget last minute shopping, cooking for ten and trying to book the perfect venue to bring in the New Year – with a festive cruise, everything you could possibly want is provided for you. All you need to do is step onboard, sit back and relax.


Christmas and New Year’s cruises offer a variety of dining and entertainment options. Gone are the days where you will be stuck in one restaurant, party or club for the whole night. Gone are the worries about who will be the designated driver or how you are going to get home safely after the festivities are over. Now you will have a huge choice of pre-dinner drinks, followed by a world class meal and possibly a dazzling stage show of your choice. Then you can get swept up into the late-night celebrations of post dinner drinks, live music or dancing the night away.

When you wake up on New Year’s Day, you can roll out of bed and order room service all day long, or until the coffee kicks in, depending on how you are feeling after the big night.  You won’t have anywhere you have to be and definitely won’t have to clean up any mess. So, take the day as easy as you want to, have a nap or two if you wish, and simply relax.



From relaxed celebrations on the tropical islands of the Caribbean to Sydney’s spectacular fireworks display, sipping champagne on a sun-soaked Canary Island to alternative New Year traditions in the Far East destinations of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bali – whatever escape you dream of this New Year, we can make it a reality with one of our unbeatable New Year cruises.


If you’re looking for a unique and entirely untraditional Christmas and New Year, our exciting cruises to the exotic destinations of the Far East keep even the most adventurous satisfied.

From island hopping through Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia to experiencing the sights, sounds and tastes of India’s greatest cities, our range of Far East New Year Cruises promise a festive season you’ll never forget.

Perfect for those who like to keep active on holiday, a cruise to countries such as India, Vietnam and Cambodia offers passengers the chance to take part in a range of exciting activities. Whether you want to trek through jungles, snorkel with turtles, visit endangered elephants or temple-hop, our New Year cruises guarantee that you’ll bring in the New Year in a way like never before.

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If escaping the cold UK winter for a New Year’s celebration in the sun is high on your holiday agenda, one of our New Year’s cruises to the Canary Islands could be the perfect solution.

Enjoying year-round warm weather, the Canaries are as diverse as they are beautiful. One islands may have palm tree lined white sand beaches and lush forests, whilst another has black sand and active volcanoes.

What each island has in common is their popularity as one of Europe’s top holiday spots. Whether you stay in Tenerife, Lanzarote or Gran Canaria, our cruises sail directly from Southampton and allow you to bring in the New Year in style.

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New York is one of the most popular New Year vacation spots in the world, thanks to its famous and world-televised Times Square Ball Drop and infamous nightlife scene.

Leaving from Southampton, our New Year’s Cruises to New York give passengers the chance to experience the iconic Transatlantic crossing in style – enjoying all the advantages of a luxury cruise liner – before arriving in New York in time to join the one million spectators in Times Square.

As well as joining New York’s biggest New Year’s party, passengers can take their time exploring the city during the festive period – with extended stays in New York after their holiday cruise has come to an end. New York is a magical place to visit at any time of the year, but during the festive season, the city is alive with lights, markets and seasonal events to explore.

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Dreaming of waking up to Christmas in New Zealand and New Year in Sydney? With one of our New Year Cruises to Australasia, you can make you ideal festive period a reality. Explore the highlights of New Zealand’s North and South Islands – taking in the majestic scenery, spectacular coastlines and rich wildlife - with Christmas onboard a luxury cruise liner, before sailing towards Australia’s sandy and sun-soaked East Coast.  

Nowhere in the Southern Hemisphere does New Year’s Eve better than Australia’s culture capital Sydney – with its world-televised Harbour Bridge and Opera House firework display. You’ll find the best viewpoints for the New Year’s Eve event in the harbour, which also happens to be where you’ll find many of Sydney’s world-famous bars and restaurants.

After bringing in the New Year with the biggest of bangs in Australia, set sail for the islands of the South Pacific – including tropical destinations such as Fiji and New Caledonia – ending your New Year’s cruise on your very own piece of deserted paradise.

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If sipping rum cocktails on white sandy beaches, before taking a dip in aquamarine waters and snorkelling amongst the coral sounds like your idea of a heavenly New Year, our cruises to the Caribbean might just be for you.

From the beaches of Aruba to the lush scenery of St. Kitts and Nevis, a New Year Caribbean Cruise is the ultimate escape from the long, cold winter at home. Along with guaranteed sunshine, New Year cruisers can enjoy pre-and-post-cruise stays in cities such as Miami and Fort Lauderdale, luxury onboard facilities and a wide range of festive entertainment. Join your fellow cruise-goers for an all-night New Year’s Eve party or choose to experience a laidback New Year with the locals onshore. With cruises that give you the option of excursions and extended stays, you can enjoy activities including scuba-diving, hiking, and biking across these paradisiacal islands.

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Benefits of New Year & Christmas Cruises

Family Cruises

The main benefit of a family Christmas cruise is to give everyone a break. There will be plenty for everyone to do and to be entertained, there will be food for even the fussiest family member, and there will be no cooking or cleaning or uninvited guests.

And while we all sometimes dream of a white Christmas at home, you can choose the weather you want to enjoy during this one, whether you would prefer snow-capped mountains, tropical weather or something in between.




Parents won’t have to worry about how to keep the little ones entertained if they choose a family friendly cruise. There will be more swimming pools, activities and kids club activities than they could ever dream of. And if you choose a festive cruise, there will also be a visit from Santa and carol singing to get everyone into the festive spirit.

Lastly, parents can choose from a wide variety of activities and entertainment to enjoy while the children are taken care of. Lie by the pool, go for a massage, enjoy a show, enjoy fine cuisine or dance the night away while your children are taken care of at the kid’s clubs or at pre-arranged late-night babysitting.

Couples Cruises

If you’re dreaming of an exciting adventure, a romantic getaway to enjoy with a loved one, or simply some hard-earned time away from it all, these adult only Christmas and New Year’s cruises may be just what you’re looking for.

P&O Cruises have three true adult-only cruise ships, the two very large ones: Oriana and Arcadia and the smaller Adonia.  They have regular trips going to the Canary Islands, Italy, Croatia, Spain and more.  This British run line is a great choice for a kid-free experience.

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