What You Need To Know About The Hallmark Channel's One-Of-A-Kind Christmas Cruise

If you love cruises, Christmas, and the Hallmark Channel, have we got news for you! These unique elements have come together to make a dream-come-true holiday for devoted fans. Get ready for the Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise. Set for November 5-9, 2024, the festive holiday cruise departs from Miami, Florida, and sails to Nassau, Bahamas promising a holiday adventure on board the Norwegian Gem. "We hear time and time again that people want to immerse themselves in the world of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and this venture is sure to bring our brand to life in a new, captivating way," Hallmark Media's vice president of consumer products Natalie Vandergast said in a press release (via People).

The cruise promises such fun-filled activities that your only concerns are whether to choose port or starboard for your room. For those used to chilly weather and snow around the holidays, the Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise offers the best of both worlds. You'll be fully immersed in Christmas traditions while soaking up the sun in the Bahamas, while Hallmark Christmas movies set the entertainment backdrop. Best of all, cruisers can expect to see some of their favorite Hallmark stars on board. Frankly, we can't imagine anything better.

What to expect on the Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise

The Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise is unlike anything you've ever been on before. The cruise offers a Christmas experience of a lifetime, with holiday-themed activities throughout. On the night that the ship departs from Miami, cruisers can start their voyage right with a "Light the Night" ceremony, complete with a tree lighting. Guests have the option of participating in "Christmas Carol-oke," where they can sing their hearts out from a selection of classic holiday jingles. There's cookie decorating, craft workshops, and an ugly sweater contest to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. If you need some diversion from holiday festivities, the Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise has all of the best amenities of a classic cruise ship, too. There's a swimming pool and hot tubs. There's a cruise ship casino. There's even a spa and fitness center. The Norwegian Gem has it all.

Fans can sign up for pre-sale tickets; up until March 5, 2024, guests have the option of making deposits as low as $100. There are rooms available for as low as $950 per person with two guests, and of course, rooms that go up in price depending on how luxurious the accommodations are.

What makes the cruise special

This cruise isn't just for people who love Christmas festivities or excursions to the Bahamas. The Hallmark Channel theme means that there's something special to the on-ship experience. There's a 1,000-seat theater on board and cruisers have the privilege of experiencing the world premiere of a brand new Hallmark Channel "Countdown to Christmas" movie. Of course, there will also be Hallmark Channel movie marathons and a selection of wines curated by the Hallmark Channel as well.

As if this wasn't exciting enough, several Hallmark Channel stars are coming along, so fans can greet their favorite actors and get photos with them. The roster of stars will be announced closer to the sail date. Not only will guests get photos with their favorite stars, but they can also interact with the stars during activities on board the ship. There will also be panels with the Hallmark Channel stars, so guests can ask questions about their favorite films and hear the actors themselves discuss the makings of these fan favorites. Cruise fanatics have never before seen this kind of themed combo: the Hallmark Channel and Christmas. If this is up your alley, it's time to get on board for the first-ever Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise.