Sometimes, the best holiday gift isn’t something you unwrap at all. It’s something you open simply by clicking a button on a computer screen. Maybe it’s even a gift you gave yourself. This year, treat either yourself or your loved ones to something better than a new gaming console or yet another pair of wool socks — an epic cruise with Virgin Voyages. Our December cruise deals make cruising a no-brainer gift this year, with stellar savings and value that’ll make an already memorable holiday even better.
3 of the best places to sail away from winter in 2024
You might just feel like cozying up by the TV with some hot cocoa during these cold winter months, but what if we told you that you could be reclining on a hammock in 80 degree sunshine with a paloma in hand? Yeah, we thought so. Whether it’s sailing the warm waters of the tropical Caribbean, or exploring the far-flung South Pacific with a voyage down under, we’re teeing up some pretty incredible getaways this winter.
Visiting the Caribbean is always a treat, but it’s particularly gratifying when all your friends are at home navigating black ice on their way to work. Our Riviera Maya itinerary is one of the best December cruises, leaving from Miami and sailing to Mexico, stopping at Cozumel, Playa del Carmen. You’ll also spend an additional day and night at The Beach Club at Bimini in the Bahamas. Our special Scarlet Caribbean Holiday 2023 voyage is another great way to escape to the Caribbean this holiday season. Sailing from Miami on December 22 to Puerto Plata and Bimini, we’d gladly swap out our traditional Christmas firs for some nice palm fronds this year.
The South Pacific might fly under your radar, but it’s actually one of the best places to visit in December — and, well, all year round. Our epic 5-night cruise from Melbourne to Hobart brings you from mainland Australia across the Bass Strait to the rugged island of Tasmania, where you'll stay overnight in its capital.
Are there better cruise deals in December than Black Friday and Cyber Week?
When it comes to savings, Thanksgiving gets most of the attention. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we tend to think that once December hits, we’re doomed to pay full price for everything. Well, at Virgin Voyages that’s not exactly true. We’ve got some irresistible December cruise deals that’ll give you just the motivation you need to pull the trigger on your next cruise vacation.
We’re offering a Splash for your Bash, perfect for leveling up your group trips. For $250 per cabin, you’ll get a bottomless brunch event at The Wake or Razzle Dazzle, and a special dinner party with curated drinks and desserts. And since we know the holidays can be tough on the wallet, we’re alleviating the financial stress with our monthly payment plan option. This limited-time offer lets you put $0 down when you book your next voyage.
Top 3 reasons to travel in December
December is one of the most popular months of the year for travel, particularly in the cruise industry. Ironically, what makes it so desirable for traveling is the same thing that makes it undesirable for everyday life – the weather. Sub 30-degree temps are reason enough to set sail for warmer climes. Whether you’re lounging on a white sand beach in Grand Turk, the Bahamas, or Puerto Rico, or venturing south of the equator in Sydney, Melbourne, or Hobart, we’ve got plenty of hot places in December calling your name.
If you’re looking for another reason to cruise in December, you officially have our permission to use our cruise deals as an excuse. Whether you’re taking advantage of our monthly payment plan option or getting a great deal on a group celebration by adding a Splash for your Bash, it shouldn’t take much convincing for your friends and family to see the value in a December cruise.
You probably don’t need us to tell you, but cruises are also the perfect birthday travel idea. If your birthday is in December (we’re looking at you, Sagittarius’ and Capricorns), why not celebrate with an epic voyage? So make a list of all the friends you wouldn’t mind sharing a cabin (and a few drinks) with, pick your dream birthday travel destination, and celebrate a very happy birthday in the Dominican Republic. Or Australia. Or Greece. Oh, and let JLo take care of the invites.
If all that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got special New Year’s sailings on each of our three ships, designed specifically to help you ring in the New Year in style – including our festive sailing to Honduras aboard Scarlet Lady and our New Year’s celebration from Australia to New Zealand aboard Resilient Lady. Because while we’re pretty excited about December, it’s never too soon to start looking ahead to January.
Escape winter with our scorching hot December cruise deals.