Taking a cruise in winter might sound like a bad idea, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of places across the world that are absolutely worth seeing, and a winter cruise around Europe offers its own unique sites and attractions.
But whereabouts in Europe is the best to visit in the winter months? After all, will it not become too cold to traverse the seas? The answer is a definite no. The Mediterranean is an extremely popular winter holiday destination and the ideal place for a cruise. In fact, winter is becoming the most popular time to take a round trip around Europe, but what can you expect from a winter cruise?
A cruise during the summer will see the cruise ship dock at popular European ports, things are shifted slightly so that the cruise ships visit the places in Europe where the weather is pleasant all year round. This includes more southerly locations, such as the Canary Islands and Lanzarote. Other prime locations include Portugal and Morocco, which have excellent places to visit during your cruise. From Madeira to Tangier, you will be sent to delightfully temperate, visually stunning countries in the warmer parts of Europe.
Alternatively, if a winter cruise doesn’t sound like your cup of tea but you’d like to give one a try at a warmer time of year, then it may be a good idea to start looking into a summer cruise now. As they are incredibly popular, spaces tend to get booked up fast so making your arrangements in advance is always a good idea. This prevents disappointment and helps you get a clearer idea of what you can expect.
It’s recommended that you book any cruise you’re planning in advance, whether for the winter or the summer. European cruises have lots of different itineraries to offer, giving you the chance to take part in mountain excursions, visiting temples and picturesque historic towns and villages.
A winter cruise offers a twist on a traditional holiday, one that’s beginning to eke out the summer cruise, and with good reason. Winter cruises give you the chance to see Europe’s hidden gems, the ones that get forgotten about in the rush of tourists that come every summer, and enjoy an altogether different experience.
It’s the new trend, and one that’s set to become more popular as the years go by, so why not give it a try and see the winter wonderlands hidden in Europe?