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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Have Yourself a Cruise Christmas

If your ideal Christmas is on a liner bound for the Caribbean, this posting’s for you. Here are 10 ways to make yours a Cruise Christmas—whether or not you’re actually going to be on a ship:
 
Take a cruise over Christmas! Bask in the lights when you’re not in the sun. The ships do it up with trees and lights, poinsettias and more. Get in the mood by doing up your door.
Oasis of the Seas at Christmas
Book one today for tomorrow. Got some time off this holiday season? Use it for planning. The best way to start the New Year is with a cruise already lined up! See the posting, Cruising the Web, for the best sites for research.

Owl ornament from Bonaire
Buy a gift for the cruiser on your list. See Christmas Shopping for the Cruiser for a slew of ideas for your favorite mariner.

Don the port ornaments. Time to take out those ceramics bells and baubles from Cozumel and painted gourds from Bonaire.

Conjure up the Caribbean with eggnog. Make up a batch of chaudo (eggnog) with a splash of island rum. 
 
Speaking of booze...Is there St. Maarten guavaberry, blue curacao or Jamaican rum gathering dust in your closet? Time for a toast!

Pull out the popcorn. Those cruise videos will look great on your big screen TV.

Do above, but invite that you’ll-never-get-me-to-cruise friend or family member.  Who knows—when they see how much fun you had, you might just get him/her to try one.

Month-by-month memories. It’s fast and easy to make a calendar with your cruise photos on many of the sites out there. Our favorite is Costco’s—you get a really nice one for $10 and can even pick it up at your local store.

Kick off the New Year with a blog. It’s easy and fun. And did I mention, it’s also free? Check out Blogger to begin sharing your stories in the Google world.

For this final posting of 2015, Musing wishes you for the coming year the brightest sunshine, the bluest skies, the calmest seas and an endless horizon of possibilities.