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10 Christmas Cruise Pictures to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

  • There's something about Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and garland on a cruise ship that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. For those who trade the traditional Christmas morning for a holiday cruise, the onboard festivities will make you feel right at home.

    Cruise lines typically go all out for Christmas, with more low-key celebrations on Hanukkah and late-night parties on New Year's Eve. Carolers, themed crafts and surprise snow are popular treats. Santa might even make a surprise visit. While you won't find a Red Ryder B.B. gun in your cabin, pink bunny pajamas are totally acceptable.

    We've handpicked our favorite Christmas cruise pictures.

    Photo: fotohunter/Shutterstock.com

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    Princess Cruises' Royal Princess or the North Pole?

    Photo: LittleMissMagic/Cruise Critic member

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    Merry Christmas, darling...now let's dance on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas.

    Photo: Cruise Critic

  • 3

    Celebrity Silhouette's staircase inspires anyone to dress up for formal night photos.

    Photo: Cruise Critic

  • 4

    All we want for Christmas are these adorable frosted treats on Holland America's Eurodam.

    Photo: Friend100/Cruise Critic member

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    Norwegian Dawn's live band gets down with a little jingle bell rock.

    Photo: Cruise Critic

  • 6

    Forget the partridge and pear tree. We want our true love to give us a cruise on Cunard's Queen Mary 2.

    Photo: Cunard Line

  • 7

    Let it snow ... Swarovski crystals on MSC Divina.

    Photo: MSC Cruises

  • 8

    Thirsty for holiday cocktails on Carnival Pride?

    Photo: Cruise Critic

  • 9

    Walking in a winter wonderland -- with palm trees and sand on Disney's Castaway Cay!

    Photo: Disney Cruise Line

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    No Christmas is complete without a gingerbread village, like this one on Viking Star.

    Photo: PK Fox/Cruise Critic member

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