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Norwegian Dawn Tour – Christmas Cruise Ship!

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Gatsby’s for Christmas

Norwegian Dawn Tour at Christmastime!

I have a Norwegian Dawn Tour at Christmastime for you this week! Norwegian Cruise Line goes all out around the holiday to decorate their ships in brilliant lights, sweeping garlands, and more Christmas trees than I could count. It’s a beautiful sight whatever your religious and cultural beliefs. And I don’t know how they do it. With cruises booked back to back to back, when they set all this up for the month of December they must do it in the few hours between cruises on the weekend they plan on it. Considering the volume of decorations scattered throughout the ship, that’s incredible. It’s like a Christmas miracle! December is my favorite time to cruise, because it feels like a non-stop celebration, and all of the shiny objects and merry music are enthralling! NOTE: Neither this article nor video are sponsored by NCL.

Decked out dining room!

The Dawn Decked Out for the Holiday!

The scene is spectacular! It seems like every major public area on the ship has one or more Christmas trees set up. The Atrium and Buffet have adorable, delectable gingerbread villages set up as well. These wintry scenes are incredibly detailed. It’s clear, Norwegian’s Christmas elves have been very, very busy! It’s a magical time of year for cruising, with all of the fantastical festivities. As if the flamboyant decor wasn’t enough, you’ll also find numerous Christmas concerts performed by a variety of bands around the ship. (Check out my YouTube video above to hear 2 performances!) I think the North Pole has met its match here on the Dawn… Take a stroll though the ship and feel the Christmas spirit envelop you!

Norwegian Dawn atrium in December

Ho-Ho Harmonious

There’s a harmonious synchrony around the ship at this time of year. Norwegian does a great job of creating beautiful spaces throughout the year, but this time of year they pull out all the stops. There is an appealing consistency throughout the ship. All of the dining rooms, specialty restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and lobbies are in on the fun. The Christmas cheer is infectious. And the warmth of the sunny destinations cruise ships visit this time of year mirrors the warmth of the holidays around the ship! So ditch the shovels and snow tires and escape for the holiday season!

Christmas in the casino!

Christmas Cruising Conclusions

In my opinion, the holidays are the very best time for a cruise. A cruise is a joyous event ordinarily, but the cruise lines really outdo themselves for the holidays. It’s like getting a a Christmas gift included in your cruise fare. I would also add that this is the best time of year to book a cruise. Around Black Friday is the ideal time, but great deals are still to be had through December. I find that not only are prices lower, but that more perks are included to boot. So plan a holiday getaway to a winter wonderland in the sun! Get away from the cold, and feel the warmth of the holiday season on a cruise vacation next holiday! And, in the meantime, enjoy my Norwegian Dawn tour in the video at the top of this post. And, if you want to take a behind-the-scenes tour of a cruise ship, check out my Norwegian Breakaway behind-the-scenes tour here! Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays!

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