For those who want an alternative Christmas and also wish to enjoy a little pampering on their trip, a Caribbean cruise for 14 nights departing the UK on 21 December is a perfect getaway. Take this opportunity to bask in the sun of St Kitts, Barbados, St Lucia and more, while enjoying cooking from Marco Pierre White's restaurant while making your way to these wonderful islands.
Royal Caribbean is offering some mouth-watering deals to take travellers on a cruise to Florida and Grand Cayman. If you've always dreamt of visiting a European Christmas market, then try a P&O cruise departing Southampton on 4 December in time to take you to the ancient medieval city of Bruges and then onto Copenhagen where you will enjoy their renowned Christmas markets.
Alternatively, sail off to Egypt with the eminently affordable Thomson Spirit and enjoy a splendid 7-day pre-Christmas treat.
Notes to editors:*Source: Travel Weekly, 'Value for money' message is key to overcoming cruise customers' concerns http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2012/09/20/41690/value+for+money+message+is+key+in+overcoming+cruise+customers+concerns.html **Source: BBC News Education & Family, The cost of Christmas: Your views http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16055302 SOURCE Thomas Cook