Spring getaways are always popular with families, singles and seniors alike, and a great way to spend the holiday is on anEaster cruise. A variety of options are available including brunch or dinner cruises on Easter Sunday with family and friends, or a one or two week family vacation to an exotic location.
By doing some research beforehand, you can find good discounts and onboard credits. Some discounts are available only for ships sailing on specific dates and have expiration dates, so be sure to book early. If cruisers are traveling as part of a church, youth or other group, the cruise line will plan an all-inclusive package, including meals, activities and entertainment to make your Easter cruise memorable. Traveling as part of a group will save money on your Easter cruise, and your cruise line will plan special activities exclusively for your group.
Easter Cruise Destinations
Easter Day cruises have steadily become more popular in the last few years, and several lines offer brunch or dinner cruises originating from various ports throughout the US, during Easter weekend. It's the perfect way to spend a relaxing holiday with family and friends. Some cruise lines offer a complimentary glass of champagne upon boarding, before brunch or dinner are served. Traditional ham and turkey dinners with all the trimmings are served. After dinner, Easter egg hunts provide a fun experience for the kids. Typically, these cruises last approximately 3 hours, returning to the home port after dinner.
Princess, Holland America, and Royal Caribbean are among the lines offering discount cruises over the Easter holiday. The Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Mexico are some of the destinations you can choose to visit on your Easter cruise. One of the more exotic cruises sails the Black Sea, the Aegean, and the Mediterranean.
One of the more unusual cruises is the Celtic Easter Cruise, originating from Southhampton, and sailing to Cobh, Ireland. The tour package includes entertainment, sports and access to all leisure facilities onboard. The five night cruise is the perfect way to spend a memorable Easter week. Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises are always popular, and during your Easter cruise, you can enjoy diving and snorkeling, visit small villages, and explore ancient ruins.
Special Easter Tours
Holy Week and Easter Week both provide good opportunities to further explore your faith. Cruises to the Holy Land and New Testament sites are always a treat, and much more memorable during the holiest time of the Christian year. Visit some of the holiest sites in Israel, including the Galilee. You can also easily visit several ancient centers of Christianity and other important sites found in Greece and Turkey, including Ephesus and Patmos.
If you'd prefer sites in Western Europe, some cruise lines offer special cruises that include ports of interest to Catholics or Anglicans and Protestants. Catholic cruises include popular ports in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Ireland. Protestant and Anglican-interest cruises feature England, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.