With the height of the holiday season fast approaching, one thing is for certain. The post-holiday winter doldrums are about to set in. Once the calendar turns past the first of the year, it’s going to be a long and slow slog toward springtime…
Here’s a question for you: why sit by idly and endure the worst parts of the winter months? Why not turn lemons into lemonade by booking a luxurious cruise to knock you out of your winter malaise?
Sounds like a good idea, doesn’t it? Well, it is! That’s why we’ve put this list together. On it, you’re going to discover the 14 most irresistible destinations for a winter cruise. While some of them might seem obvious, be sure you check out all of them. We’ve got a few surprises in store for you!
In the eyes of many travelers, Hawaii is paradise on Earth. Needless to say, this might be just what the doctor ordered when the winter doldrums set in.
For a winter cruise, be sure to include those with Southeast Asian itineraries on your list, particularly if they stop in Thailand. The food and the landscape can’t be beat!
Especially during the later winter months when the seas can be a bit rougher, you’re apt find incredible deals on cruises to the Bahamas, where the weather is always sunny and the surf is always inviting.
Cruise lines like Celebrity and Silversea are known for embarking on cruises of the Australian coastline that are as luxurious as they are memorable…
5. Rio de Janeiro
Rio is simply one of those cities that you need to see, as the pictures don’t do it justice. Book a cruise that’s heading here, and check out Christ the Redeemer for yourself!
6. The Mexican Riviera
Those who will be cruising from the West Coast of the United States should check out the Mexican Riviera, which is home to a number of fun and beautiful ports of call.
7. The Mediterranean
Simply put, it doesn’t matter where you’re going along the shores of the Mediterranean during a winter cruise. All ports of call are beautiful, and each offers something unique that will be as enjoyable as it is memorable.
8. Costa Rica
The shores of Costa Rica aren’t just irresistible due to their beauty and the quality of the surf; there’s also plenty of flora and fauna to see, too!
9. The Panama Canal
An architectural marvel in and of itself, there’s plenty to do when you book a winter cruise that includes the Panama Canal on its itinerary.
If you’ve already done the Hawaiian winter cruise and are looking for something different, then the volcanic landscape of Tahiti could be just the change you’re looking for.
11. New Zealand
Ask any Kiwi (a New Zealand native), and they’ll tell you that they live in the most beautiful country on the planet… Why not see it for yourself?
One of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, a Southeast Asian cruise that spends ample time in Singapore will give you a chance to have an experience you won’t soon forget.
If you’re the type to zag when other people zig, then this might be right for you. Embrace the winter and its cold! See a continent that few people will ever get to in their lifetimes.
14. The Globe
If you’ve got the budget and the desire to skip winter where you live in its entirety, then maybe this is the year when you should finally circumnavigate the globe!