Halloween cruise passengers can expect to enjoy fun costume parties, and more often than not, the chance to win prizes is also possible. Perhaps you'll secure the best costume award and claim some cash. If you're not up for a pre-arranged cruise that is open to the public, you can always consider arranging a private yacht cruise on Halloween. Many cities on the water, including New York City, have charter companies that offer private Halloween 2016 yacht cruises. As for those who are interested in enjoying a pre-arranged cruise that is open to the general public, the options run the gamut. A Disney Halloween Cruise, for example, can be ideal for families with younger children.
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When looking for a Halloween cruise that fits your needs, you will find that there is no shortage of enticing options. Many fall under the general category of Halloween party cruises and only last for a few hours. Others cater to families, and there are even Halloween singles cruises, such as the multi-day ones that embark from Orlando and include multiple stops in the Caribbean. Among the most popular Halloween cruises for families are the Disney cruises. On a Disney Halloween cruise, themed events that are designed for all ages can be enjoyed. Youngsters can trick or treat throughout the ship, and there are special parties for teens and adults alike. The private port at Port Canaveral is the main Disney Halloween cruise embarkation point, and depending on which cruise you choose, you will either sail through the Caribbean for a week or visit the Bahamas for a few days.
Whatever your wants and needs, you might start with the Carnival company when trying to find a 2016 Halloween cruise. The Carnival Halloween cruises are offered throughout the month of October and are known for their lively costume contests, scary movie screenings, and ghost story sessions, among other things. Essentially any Carnival cruise can be a Halloween cruise if its itinerary includes an October 31 date. This means that you can open up your options considerably, especially when it comes to embarkation points and destinations. Among the more popular embarkation points for Carnival Halloween cruises are Miami, Galveston, and Seattle.
Regardless of whether your Halloween cruise only lasts a few hours or is a multi-day, multi-stop affair, there are a few things to remember. On the longer cruises, packing a costume that is easy to travel with is recommended. Certain things might not pass TSA inspections, so you will want to consider that as well. These things include weapons, even if they are toy weapons. Whether your Halloween cruise is a short or long one, the evening festivities for Halloween itself usually get started after dinner. As such, passengers can save some time by putting their costumes on, or at least mostly on, before dinner. That way, they won't have to waste a lot of time after eating and can immediately get in on the fun Halloween festivities.
If you can't manage to arrange a Halloween cruise and you are interested in cruising during a specific holiday, there are other options. A Christmas cruise can be a blast, and Easter cruises are also available if you prefer escaping to sea during the spring season. New Year's Eve cruises are also popular, and when it comes down to it, they offer the most in the way of variety. The cruise industry does well to satisfy a wide range of tastes and interests, so you might consider as many options as possible when trying to find the trip that is right for you.