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We are going on a cruise the 1st week of December and wondered if Christmas decor will be up, and if the menu is any different. We have never been on a cruise this close to Christmas.

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C. Anne

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from a facebook post:

John Heald

October 19 at 7:50am ·

 

Here is the Christmas decorating schedule and while you read it click on the Video and enjoy some Christmas music..........in October, Oh FFS

 

VISTA Saturday, November 12, 2016

 

FANTASY Monday, November 28, 2016

 

ECSTASY Friday, December 02, 2016

 

SENSATION Saturday, November 26, 2016

 

FASCINATION Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

IMAGINATION Sunday, November 27, 2016

 

INSPIRATION Friday, November 25, 2016

 

ELATION Thursday, December 01, 2016

 

PARADISE Thursday, December 01, 2016

 

TRIUMPH Saturday, November 26, 2016

 

VICTORY Friday, November 25, 2016

 

SPIRIT Friday, December 02, 2016

 

PRIDE Wednesday, November 23, 2016

 

LEGEND Saturday, November 26, 2016

 

MIRACLE Saturday, November 19, 2016

 

CONQUEST Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

GLORY Wednesday, November 16, 2016

 

VALOR Sunday, November 27, 2016

 

LIBERTY Saturday, December 17, 2016

 

FREEDOM Saturday, December 03, 2016

 

SPLENDOR Sunday, November 27, 2016

 

SUNSHINE Saturday, November 19, 2016

 

DREAM Sunday, November 27, 2016

 

MAGIC Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

BREEZE Sunday, December 04, 2016

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I love love love sailing in December. The decorations are just beautiful. We'll be on the Dream the first week of December and, although they decorate the day we board, I wonder if it will be too early for the Christmas carols and snow in the atrium each evening. That really gets you in the spirit of the season. We've never been on the ship on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day so the menus could be different those days. We noticed no difference, though, in the weeks leading up.

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Tis' the season to be jolly, Fa la la la :D.

The ships are decorated very nicely within several days apart.. Brings to the Holiday cheer. Have Fun !

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Interesting range of decorating dates...November 12 through December 17. Not sure I'd be ready for Christmas decorations November 12 but I'd be sad if I was on a ship that wasn't decorated before December 17.

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More holiday details for each ship

 

 

 

https://help.goccl.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3510

 

 

The Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments*is made up of two magical evenings (three on select ships) filled with holiday fun:

 

Spirit of the Season – Tree Lighting

Tis the season for traditions, loved ones and fun-filled celebrations. Gather your friends and family for our traditional holiday kick off, the lighting of the Christmas tree in the atrium lobby.

 

This event takes place on the first evening of the cruise on the following ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Legend, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Victory and Carnival Vista. Hosted by the Cruise Director, a magical moment where the grand Christmas tree will be lit with spectacular lights and synchronized with wonderful, heartwarming holiday music.

 

What are you wishing for? A football? A pony? More fun vacations? Now's the time to let Santa know! Write out a special message for Santa and drop it in the North Pole mailbox located in the atrium lobby (on all ships) .. and some letters will be read on our live Morning Show.

 

Spirit of the Season – Let it Snow!

Celebrate the magic of the season with our very own Christmas Carol-infused winter wonderland. Sing-a-long to holiday classics and let it snow. Be on time, the snow melts fast! Due to the atrium décor, the event will take place without snow on the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista.

 

Spirit of the Season – ‘Tis the Season

Put on your most festive ugly sweater, warm up those vocal chords and gather around to help us welcome the very jolly Santa Claus himself!

 

Hosted by the Cruise Director and together with the children from Camp Carnival and Camp Ocean, we celebrate the spirit of the holiday season as we combine holiday magic with a little Carnival fun! Guests of all ages are encouraged to bring their ugliest Christmas sweater for this fun competition. And then it’s time to shake your bells and make cheerful noise to welcome in Santa Claus as he makes his way down the glass atrium elevator.

 

On the Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit, there will be a crazy, festive holiday hat competion instead of the ugly sweater contest.

 

 

 

Carnival Breeze will be decorated on December 4.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Conquest will be decorated on November 20.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments:December 4 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 23.

 

Carnival Dream will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Ecstasy will be decorated on December 2.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 22.

Holiday Show: December 7 through December 22.

 

Carnival Elation will be decorated on December 1.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 22.

Holiday Show: December 12 through December 22.

 

Carnival Fantasy will be decorated on November 28.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 22.

Holiday Show: December 3 through December 22.

 

Carnival Fascination will be decorated on November 20.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Freedom will be decorated on December 3.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 12 through December 24.

 

Carnival Glory will be decorated on November 16.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 3 through December 24.

 

Carnival Imagination will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 25.

Holiday Show: December 10 through December 25.

 

Carnival Inspiration will be decorated on November 25.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 12 through December 23.

 

Carnival Legend will be decorated on November 26.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 6 through December 17.

Holiday Show: December 6 through December 17.

 

Carnival Liberty will be decorated on December 17.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 17 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 23.

 

Carnival Magic will be decorated on November 20.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 10 through December 24.

 

Carnival Miracle will be decorated on November 19.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 11 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 11 through December 24.

 

Carnival Paradise will be decorated on December 1.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 5 through December 24.

 

Carnival Pride will be decorated on November 23.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Sensation will be decorated on November 26.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 1 through December 24.

 

Carnival Spirit will be decorated on December 2.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 2 through December 18.

 

Carnival Splendor will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Sunshine will be decorated on November 19.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 3 through December 18.

 

Carnival Triumph will be decorated on November 26.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 1 through December 24.

 

Carnival Valor will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 25.

Holiday Show: December 1 through December 25.

 

Carnival Victory will be decorated on November 25.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 2 through December 23.

 

Carnival Vista will be decorated on November 12.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 17 through December 24.

Edited by BuckeyeCruiseGuy

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When are decorations usually taken down? We're on the New Year's Eve Vista cruise and it would be super to get to see the Christmas decorations too!

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When are decorations usually taken down? We're on the New Year's Eve Vista cruise and it would be super to get to see the Christmas decorations too!

 

they will probably still be up. i think they start taking them down the first full cruise after new years (probably with the same variability as when they put them up).

 

they were still up on my january 4 cruise though they may have started taking them down for all i know.

Edited by falkcor

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When are decorations usually taken down? We're on the New Year's Eve Vista cruise and it would be super to get to see the Christmas decorations too!

 

We have done a NYE cruise and the decorations are still up.

 

Happy Sailing!

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More holiday details for each ship

 

 

 

https://help.goccl.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3510

 

 

The Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments*is made up of two magical evenings (three on select ships) filled with holiday fun:

 

Spirit of the Season – Tree Lighting

Tis the season for traditions, loved ones and fun-filled celebrations. Gather your friends and family for our traditional holiday kick off, the lighting of the Christmas tree in the atrium lobby.

 

This event takes place on the first evening of the cruise on the following ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Dream, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory, Carnival Legend, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic, Carnival Spirit, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Victory and Carnival Vista. Hosted by the Cruise Director, a magical moment where the grand Christmas tree will be lit with spectacular lights and synchronized with wonderful, heartwarming holiday music.

 

What are you wishing for? A football? A pony? More fun vacations? Now's the time to let Santa know! Write out a special message for Santa and drop it in the North Pole mailbox located in the atrium lobby (on all ships) .. and some letters will be read on our live Morning Show.

 

Spirit of the Season – Let it Snow!

Celebrate the magic of the season with our very own Christmas Carol-infused winter wonderland. Sing-a-long to holiday classics and let it snow. Be on time, the snow melts fast! Due to the atrium décor, the event will take place without snow on the Carnival Breeze, Carnival Sunshine and Carnival Vista.

 

Spirit of the Season – ‘Tis the Season

Put on your most festive ugly sweater, warm up those vocal chords and gather around to help us welcome the very jolly Santa Claus himself!

 

Hosted by the Cruise Director and together with the children from Camp Carnival and Camp Ocean, we celebrate the spirit of the holiday season as we combine holiday magic with a little Carnival fun! Guests of all ages are encouraged to bring their ugliest Christmas sweater for this fun competition. And then it’s time to shake your bells and make cheerful noise to welcome in Santa Claus as he makes his way down the glass atrium elevator.

 

On the Carnival Legend and Carnival Spirit, there will be a crazy, festive holiday hat competion instead of the ugly sweater contest.

 

 

 

Carnival Breeze will be decorated on December 4.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Conquest will be decorated on November 20.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments:December 4 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 23.

 

Carnival Dream will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Ecstasy will be decorated on December 2.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 22.

Holiday Show: December 7 through December 22.

 

Carnival Elation will be decorated on December 1.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 22.

Holiday Show: December 12 through December 22.

 

Carnival Fantasy will be decorated on November 28.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 22.

Holiday Show: December 3 through December 22.

 

Carnival Fascination will be decorated on November 20.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Freedom will be decorated on December 3.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 12 through December 24.

 

Carnival Glory will be decorated on November 16.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 3 through December 24.

 

Carnival Imagination will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 25.

Holiday Show: December 10 through December 25.

 

Carnival Inspiration will be decorated on November 25.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 12 through December 23.

 

Carnival Legend will be decorated on November 26.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 6 through December 17.

Holiday Show: December 6 through December 17.

 

Carnival Liberty will be decorated on December 17.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 17 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 23.

 

Carnival Magic will be decorated on November 20.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 10 through December 24.

 

Carnival Miracle will be decorated on November 19.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 11 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 11 through December 24.

 

Carnival Paradise will be decorated on December 1.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 5 through December 24.

 

Carnival Pride will be decorated on November 23.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Sensation will be decorated on November 26.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 1 through December 24.

 

Carnival Spirit will be decorated on December 2.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 2 through December 18.

 

Carnival Splendor will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 4 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 4 through December 18.

 

Carnival Sunshine will be decorated on November 19.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 18.

Holiday Show: December 3 through December 18.

 

Carnival Triumph will be decorated on November 26.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 1 through December 24.

 

Carnival Valor will be decorated on November 27.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 1 through December 25.

Holiday Show: December 1 through December 25.

 

Carnival Victory will be decorated on November 25.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 2 through December 23.

Holiday Show: December 2 through December 23.

 

Carnival Vista will be decorated on November 12.

Spirit of the Season Atrium Moments: December 3 through December 24.

Holiday Show: December 17 through December 24.

 

This makes me so excited for our December 3rd cruise on Magic! I thought about the decorations being up but not about the atrium activities!!

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