It’s time to get into the holiday spirit. Sure, it may be a little too early, but Christmas in July is here and we’ve got just the thing that’s bringing together everything we love about the holidays. The Hallmark Channel, known for its bevy of holiday romance flicks, has announced that it will host a Christmas-themed cruise setting sail in 2024. And if you’ve ever wanted to step foot in the magical world of a Hallmark movie, now’s your chance!
Departing from Miami on November 5th, the four-night excursion will travel to Nassau, Bahamas and back. Passengers will be able to celebrate the festive season on a Norwegian Gem — transformed into a winter wonderland — with ugly sweater contests, cookie decorating, wine tastings and Christmas karaoke. Wait, we mean “carol-oke.”
“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,” Natalie Vandergast, Hallmark Media’s vice president of consumer products, said in a press release.
The cruise is created in partnership with Sixthman, which specializes in themed cruises like Chefs Making Waves, also embarking on a voyage from Miami to the Bahamas next year. Hallmark’s Christmas cruise will kick off in true festive fashion, with a dazzling tree lighting ceremony called “Light the Night.”
If all of this doesn’t seem like quite enough holiday cheer for you, the network will also treat fans to an exclusive premiere of a “Countdown to Christmas” film! Plus, some of Hallmark’s stars will be on deck so you can get photos and check out some behind-the-scenes panels as they discuss bringing the magic of the holidays to life in their movies. The full lineup of actors has not yet been announced.
The Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise will set sail from November 5-9, 2024. Fans can sign up for the pre-sale through July 19th, with official bookings opening to the general public on Friday, July 21st. For more information, click here to visit their website.