As the nights draw in and winter starts its descent, there is something comforting about thinking of sailing off on a cruise. Whether your preference is to indulge in the typical winter of fjords, glaciers and Northern Lights or to seek another climate, Planet Cruise have some fantastic winter cruise destinations. Indulging in fine food and a party atmosphere, as well as visiting some of the most interesting places in the world is enough to keep the winter chill well and truly at bay.
Nothing banishes the winter blues better than a cruise in the balmy Caribbean. With temperatures of around 27 and above, palms trees and rum, it’s easy to forget all about the cold and wet weather back home. Abundant wildlife and impossibly stunning coastlines typify the sights as you glide in comfort through tropical waters.
Few other phenomena are as spectacular as particles collide to light up the sky. It is difficult to explain the ethereal beauty of the Northern Lights to anyone who has not experienced them dancing in the sky. Crisp sparkling stars ripple through a curtain of green and what better destination to see them from than aboard a cruise ship under the endless sky?
Dubai and Emirates
Relatively warm and clement, Dubai in winter is a fantastic destination for a last minute cruise. The impressive architecture, exquisite shopping and three-dimensional light fare make Dubai the sort of cruise destination that will banish the winter blues and replace them with every colour under the sun.
Temples, dragons and beaches
Awash with colour, lights and palm fringed beaches, a cruise to South East Asia is guaranteed to beat the winter, whilst creating stunning, exotic memories that will last a lifetime. Stop in Singapore and marvel at its fast pace and futuristic parks. Revel in the prehistoric looking Komodo dragons as they stroll across igneous rock and represent everything light and fire!
New York, New York
Ice skating in the neon lit Times Square, shopping in the sprawling city or exploring the film-set skyline, there is plenty to keep you busy in New York. The jaw dropping lights make it a winter cruise classic. Wrap up in a scarf and absorb the atmosphere of the big apple from the moment you enter its magnificent port to strolling around Manhattan. Don’t let your journey be so, last minute that you forget your hat!