4 Ways to Spend the Holidays at Sea

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Belmond's holiday sailings traverse Southeast Asia.
Belmond’s holiday sailings traverse Southeast Asia.

For a picture-perfect holiday sailing with all of the trimmings, look no further than these luxury cruise lines.

Belmond Brings Holiday Cheer to Myanmar
Belmond’s 50-passenger Belmond Orcaella will sail an 11-night journey along Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady River from Dec. 22, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017. The intimate sailing travels to some of the region’s most storied destinations including the Mahamuni Pagoda, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites, and the 19th century Gwechuang Fort. In addition to daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this special cruise will include a festive Christmas Eve dinner and a New Year’s Eve celebration complete with live musical performances. Rates start at $7,900 pp. For more information, visit belmond.com.

Celebrity Cruises is hosting a live concert starring pop sensation Demi Lovato on Dec. 28 for guests on its Caribbean bound holiday sailings.
Celebrity Cruises is hosting a live concert starring pop sensation Demi Lovato on Dec. 28 for guests on its Caribbean bound holiday sailings.

Celebrity Cruises Rings (and Sings) in the Holidays
On Dec. 28, 2016, Celebrity Cruises is ringing (and singing) in the holidays with a live concert starring pop sensation Demi Lovato. Tickets are available on at celebritycruises.com/concert on a first come, first serve basis for guests sailing on one of the following four Caribbean itineraries—the Celebrity Equinox, departing Dec. 19, 2016; the Celebrity Eclipse, departing Dec. 21, 2016; the Celebrity Summit, departing Dec. 24, 2016; and the Celebrity Reflection, departing Dec. 24, 2016. Guests who book the aforementioned sailings can purchase concert tickets, which range from general admission to VIP tickets. Guests already booked on one of the four highlighted cruises who wish to attend the concert, must also purchase concert tickets by visiting the website. Rates for the holiday cruises start at $1,299 pp. For information, call (800) 437-3111 or visit celebritycruises.com.

CroisiEurope’s Christmas Market or New Year’s cruises explore Europe's scenic waterways.
CroisiEurope’s Christmas Market and New Year’s cruises explore Europe’s scenic waterways.

CroisiEurope’s Spreads Merriment Along Europe’s Scenic Waterway
Guests can enjoy the magic of the holiday season while cruising along Europe’s scenic waterways aboard one of CroisiEurope’s Christmas cruises, including the 4- to 6-day Christmas Market or New Year’s cruises starting at $877 pp. For example the 4-day Strasbourg & Rhine River Christmas Market itinerary, sails along the Rhine visiting the Christmas Markets in Strasbourg, Nuremberg and Rudesheim. Rates for the Strasbourg & Rhine River Christmas Market itinerary at $877 pp dbl. For more information, visit croisieurope.travel/en-gb.

Pandaw's holiday sailings explore Southeast Asia.
Pandaw’s holiday sailings explore Southeast Asia.

Pandaw Celebrates the Holidays in Southeast Asia
This Christmas and New Year, Pandaw is offering savings on Christmas-time expeditions, which visit ancient sites and diverse landscapes in Southeast Asia. For instance, for the first time in its 21-year history, Pandaw is offering its new 10-night Ranong to Rangoon and the Mergui Archipelago expedition, departing Dec. 18 and 19, 2016 starting at $3,995 pp with a 50 percent discount on the Mandalay-Pagan Packet cruise when booked together. Running consecutively, the two expeditions can be combined.

Pandaw is also offering special prices and waiving single supplements on other Burmese routes, including the 10-night Golden Land from Dec. 23, 2016 starting at $4,084 pp dbl, the 7-night Mandalay Pagan Packet from December 24 and 31, 2016 starting at $1,732 pp dbl, the 14-night Irrawaddy from Dec. 19, 2016 starting at $5,720 pp dbl, and 7-night on The Chindwin from Dec. 31, 2016 starting at $3,850 pp dbl. All above prices are based on rates in a Main-Deck cabin. For more information, visit pandaw.com.