As joyous as the Christmas season generally is for many, the process associated with all of that family time usually involves copious amounts of food, drinks, cooking, cleaning, hosting relatives and trying to manage all the kids running around everywhere. This is where a cruise can be the best way to bring the whole family together, without worrying about any of that.

And if you’re planning well in advance, consider one of these Earlybird offers now in the market from Norwegian Cruise Line, valid for Christmas 2017.

Booking now for the whole family means you can secure the staterooms you need early, lock in lower prices and take the whole tribe to some amazing parts of Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific.

Now within a year of basing Norwegian Jewel for its first season in Australian waters, guests seeking a totally “freestyle” way of cruising can head to New Zealand for Christmas, sailing on a 13-night voyage from Sydney and visiting Melbourne, Wellington, Napier, Rotorua, Auckland and the Bay of Islands, departing on 23 December 2017.

If you make your booking before 16 January 2017, your Christmas presents will come early with your choice of up to five incentives including a free beverage package, specialty dining package, 250 minutes of free wi-fi onboard, huge discounts for the third and fourth guests in your cabin or US$50 to spend on shore excursions at each and every port visited. By booking an interior, ocean view, balcony or mini-suite cabin, you can choose from any two of these or for a suite or any cabin in The Haven, you’ll get all five.

This amazing deal also applies on selected Norwegian Cruises further afield. For more information or to book, contact your preferred travel retailer.