You bet the holidays are a great time to escape to the high seas. You can break away from the cold weather and board your ship that has been adorned in full holiday regalia with decked halls, atriums, and other twinkling and ornamented common areas that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit. If you’re afraid you’ll miss your “traditional” holiday dinner, fear not; most cruise ships recognize the importance of this festive meal and include special holiday menus that include all the traditional favorites. And if you’re taking your little ones on board with you and worry that Santa’s appearance might be missed, most cruise lines offer up their Santa to help delight children of all ages and there’s usually caroling and eggnog to underscore the festivities. And last but not least, you know cruises are famous for their entertainment, and the holidays are no exception to this rule. Shows typically include holiday themes that are sure to rev up anyone’s Christmas spirit even after having spent a day lounging in the sun. How perfect is that?