Snow and ice aren't the only way to experience Christmas magic. If you're looking to put a twist on the traditional holiday celebration, consider cruising to the Bahamas as a family. With Christmas sneaking up on us, what better last-minute gift than white sandy beaches and family fun abroad?
With crystal-blue coastlines awaiting you in the Caribbean, Holiday Cruise Lines makes it easy to explore. The Grand Celebration does the Bahamas in style, offering up stellar entertainment, spacious cabins, and sure-to-please food. 
When it comes to Christmas, one of the biggest stress factors has to do with planning, entertaining and playing host. In addition to being costly and time consuming, it often sets the stage for tension and anxiety. Instead of running yourself ragged this Christmas, consider kicking back and letting others pamper you.
"A Grand Celebration cruise over the holidays is the best way to celebrate with family—without having to cook, clean or host," says Jackie Finley, a Holiday Cruise Line spokesperson.
On the ship, you can expect festive holiday meals on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. And if you've got kids in tow, they won't miss out on a thing. In addition to experiencing loads of fun as a family, the kiddos will also get to meet old St. Nick himself—Santa will be onboard as well, doling out small gifts to children and spreading Christmas cheer. Meanwhile, parents can enjoy holiday spa specials, wine tastings and martini samplings. (Sure beats frigid weather and holiday traffic back at home, right?)
And since this time of year is synonymous with feasting and family dinner, the Grand Celebration pulls out all the stops. Where cuisine is concerned, the luxury liner showcases a variety of outstanding restaurants and a dizzying array of menu options to satisfy even the pickiest palate. For a night of laughter and fun, follow up your meals with a jaunt to one of the many bars and lounges on board for unmatched live entertainment that rivals the Las Vegas strip.
Kids will also have plenty to keep them entertained. Holiday Cruise Line offers children loads of interactive activities while providing trained staff supervision in the process. In addition to tons of kid-friendly programs on the ship, there are also five pools, a waterslide, child-centered live shows, and kid-specific dining options galore.
In the Kid's Club, they'll also be treated to fun and excitement while mom and dad relax. Here, children can connect with other kids of the same age while checking out a seemingly never-ending supply of activities and new friends.
The Grand Celebration sails out of sun-kissed South Florida—just a hop, skip and a jump away from the unspoiled beaches of the Bahamas. Once onboard, guests have access to 24-hour room service and more.
"Give yourself and your family the gift of creating awesome vacation memories," says Finley.
Click here to learn more about booking a Christmas cruise on the Grand Celebration.