For an alternative way to spend Christmas, we like Cruise World's festive mini cruise to Santander, northern Spain, available from £119 per person. The price includes an exclusive £10 discount for Travelzoo subscribers.
At less than £40 per night, this offer is great value. In fact, we found other mini cruises over Christmas retailing for up to £279 per person.
The price is based on four sharing an Inside Cabin, sailing from Portsmouth on 24 December. Here's what's included:
The deal is also available based on two people sharing for £149 per person, or on three sharing for £139 per person. Different cabin types are available.
Sail onboard the mv Pont-Aven, which offers dining, entertainment and shopping facilities, as well as an indoor swimming pool and two cinemas. Once the ship docks in the heart of Santander passengers will have over seven hours to discover the city. Guests can book a special gala Christmas dinner onboard for a supplement.
Santander is on the northern coast of Spain. The city is on the Pilgrim Route to the Galician capital, Santigo de Compostela, and is home to scenic parks, museums and the beachfront resort of El Sardiniero.