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Just booked Paradise Islands cruise for December 2020, including Christmas Day.

Has anyone cruised over Christmas before? does it differ a lot from a "normal" cruise?

It will be our 1st time in the Caribbean, what do you recommend regarding excursions? Do your own thing or book through the ship?

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A Christmas cruise is special,  lots of decorations. 

Definitely has a festive feel.

Regarding doing tours independently or with tui is your choice. 

If you book with tui and are running late the ship will wait for you.

But if independent you are on your own. 

We have been to the Caribbean a few times,

And it's so easy to find taxis at each port,  so travelling independently 

Can be done.

Do your research. 

And enjoy. 

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We were on the Ancient Affair last year, departing on Christmas Day 2019 and returning on New Year's Day 2020.  It certainly did feel very special.  Decorations and Christmas trees everywhere, main dining room beautifully decorated on both Christmas Day and New Year's Eve - lots of people made an effort with black tie too.  Pool party on deck to welcome in the new year.  We had a great time.

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Thanks for the replies.

Can anyone tell me if there is a Christmas mass / service on board at this time of year?

Mrs Tony1878 goes to church and asked me if i could find out anything?


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