Hallmark Channel Announces One-of-a-Kind Christmas Cruise Setting Sail November 5-9th, 2024, Created in Partnership With Sixthman to Unite Fans and Celebrate the Hallmark Holiday Spirit at Sea

Immersive Experience to Include Photos Ops and Panels with Beloved Hallmark Stars, An Exclusive Countdown to Christmas World Premiere On Board, Christmas Activities, Hallmark Channel Wine Tastings, and More

Pre-sale Signups Available NOW

Cabins On Sale to the General Public on July 21, 2023

NEW YORK--()--Hallmark Channel is bringing its devoted fans the greatest gift, a first-of-its-kind opportunity for people to experience the magic of a Hallmark Channel holiday at sea. On a floating winter wonderland, guests can indulge in a four-day dream vacation on the Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise! Created in partnership with Sixthman, the leader in fully immersive festivals at sea for more than two decades, and with the wonderful world of Hallmark fandom in mind, the cruise will allow people to immerse themselves in a Hallmark Channel Christmas with top Hallmark stars and unique yuletide experiences. The ship sets sail November 5th-9th, 2024 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on the beautiful Norwegian Gem.

On board, the cruise will offer Christmas crafts, interactive activities with Hallmark talent, an exclusive world premiere of a new Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas movie from the comfort of a world-class theater on board, and much more. Some additional experiences fit for family, friends, and fellow Hallmark Channel fans will include:

  • Light the Night Sail Away Ceremony & Tree Lighting
  • Activities, Photo Ops, and Behind-the-Scenes Panels with Favorite Hallmark Channel Stars
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating
  • Christmas Carol-oke
  • Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Hallmark Channel Wine Tastings

We hear time and time again that people want to immerse themselves in the world of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies and this venture is sure to bring our brand to life in a new, captivating way,” said Hallmark Media’s Vice President of Consumer Products, Natalie Vandergast.We are delighted to count down to Christmas 2024 aboard an adventure that will allow our stars and enthusiastic fanbase alike to create everlasting memories together at sea.”

The Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise itinerary is as follows:

  • DAY 1 – Depart Port of Miami
  • DAY 2 – Day at Sea
  • DAY 3 – Nassau, Bahamas
  • DAY 4 – Day at Sea
  • DAY 5 – Arrive Port of Miami

From sugar plums to reindeers, ornaments to caroling and so much more. Loyal fans will celebrate timeless Hallmark Channel Christmas traditions and create new ones with their families, a ship full of Hallmarkies, and Hallmark Channel’s holiday stars,” said Jeff Cuellar, Vice President of Events, Marketing & Community, Sixthman. “Leave your puffy jacket and grab your Christmas spirit and passion for Hallmark Channel Christmas movies as we set sail on the most heartwarming, holly jolly experience on the high seas.”

Pre-sale sign ups begin NOW, July 11, 2023 and end on July 19, 2023. During pre-sale sign up period, guests can register to receive a booking appointment for their chance to reserve their cabin during the pre-sale. The first-round pre-sale signup deadline is July 16, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time, with the first round of pre-sale booking times beginning July 18, 2023. The final pre-sale sign up deadline is July 19, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time, with remaining pre-sale booking times running through Public On Sale on July 21, 2023. On July 21, 2023 at 2:00pm Eastern Time, bookings will be open to the general public. Cabin space is limited, so it is recommended for Hallmark fans to register early to book during the pre-sale. For more information, visit https://www.hallmarkchannelcruise.com.

To view the official Hallmark Channel Christmas Cruise promo and additional photos, please click here.

Hallmark Channel, owned by Hallmark Cards, Inc., is Hallmark Media’s flagship 24-hour cable television network. As the country’s leading destination for quality, feel-good entertainment, Hallmark Channel delivers on the 100-year legacy of the Hallmark brand. The network’s lineup of signature original content includes movies, primetime scripted series, and specials. Dedicated to helping viewers celebrate holidays, seasons, and life’s special moments, Hallmark Channel is home to a host of annual programming events, including the highly successful Countdown to Christmas, which has become a pop culture phenomenon and a beloved holiday tradition for millions of viewers. Rounding out the network’s slate are some of television’s most classic comedies and series, including The Golden Girls, Frasier, and Reba.

Sixthman festivals tear down walls between artists and fans by creating community-inspired vacation experiences at resorts and at sea. Since 2001, Sixthman has set the stage for moments that make life rock, serving over 300,000 guests on over 150 unforgettable vacations on sand and at sea with their favorite artists, athletes, actors, comedians, and brands. These carefully curated, intimate events bring non-stop performances, artist collaborations, in-depth panels, Q&As, fan-artist activities, museums, and overall, truly immersive experiences that celebrate community and change expectations of what a vacation can be. Sixthman’s domestic homeport of Miami brings escapes for guests to dream destinations in the Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, and The Bahamas. In 2019, Sixthman expanded its festivals at sea to Europe, sailing from Barcelona, Spain to exotic Mediterranean ports and then from Athens through the Greek Isles in 2022. In addition to festivals at sea, Sixthman has taken its innovative vacation concept to world-class, all-inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. In 2020, Sixthman Services was launched to support other event holders with a suite of on-site and virtual event management services and enhanced experiences. 2023 is poised to be a record year in terms of number of events and expansion into new verticals. LIVE LOUD with us at www.sixthman.net.


Megan Van Tine | Hallmark Media | MeganVanTine@HallmarkMedia.com
Ken Weinstein | Sixthman | Big Hassle Media | weinstein@bighasslemedia.com
Chelsea Reed | Sixthman | chelseareed@sixthman.net


Megan Van Tine | Hallmark Media | MeganVanTine@HallmarkMedia.com
Ken Weinstein | Sixthman | Big Hassle Media | weinstein@bighasslemedia.com
Chelsea Reed | Sixthman | chelseareed@sixthman.net