Breathtaking Cruises

Winter Cruises

Introduction To Winter Cruises

Not many people like spending the winters at home with the short days and the ongoing chill. Many people are now opting to go on a cruise for a section of the winter and people will often book this months before due to the increasing high demand. Winter cruise destinations include the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, South America, The Mediterranean and Australia. Below is a selection of companies who offer winter cruises.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises offer a number of different cruises throughout the winter months to destinations such as the Mexican Riviera, the Panama Canal, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. An increasingly popular cruise is the twelve day Australia and New Zealand cruise aboard the Diamond Princess. The cruise departs from Auckland with stops at Tauranga, Christchurch, Dunedin, Fiordland National Park, Tasmania and Melbourne before arriving at Sydney. Prices range from $1279 per person for an interior room to $2845 per person for a suite. Air fares are not included. Princess Cruises also offer a number of excursions to ensure passengers make the most of their time ashore. Notable excursions include a day at the races in Christchurch, an adventure bay wildlife cruise in Tasmania and a horseback ride and wine tasting in Melbourne.

P and O Cruises

P and O Cruises are another company who offer a variety of cruises throughout the winter months to destinations including the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, and the West Mediterranean. For passengers who want to keep a winter feel to their holiday, P and O offer a seven night cruise to the Baltic aboard the Artemis. The cruise begins in Southampton in the United Kingdom and stops include Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Bruges before ending returning back to Southampton on the eighth day. Prices range from $1049 per person for an interior room to $2029 per person for a suite. Air fares to Southampton are not included, although passengers who book through the P and O website receive a £100 voucher to spend onboard. P and O cruises offer a number of excursions for each destination including a Christmas trip around the town of Drobak in Norway, a trip to the Copenhagen ice bar in Denmark, a city and canal cruise in Amsterdam and a trip to the Christmas markets in Bruges.

Azamara Club Cruises

Azamara Club Cruises offer four winter cruises to Asia, the Panama Canal, Dubai and the Caribbean. A popular choice is the eighteen night South East Asia voyage on board the Azamara Quest. The cruise departs from Singapore and stops include Bangkok, Sihanoukville, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Hanoi before ending at Hong Kong. Prices range from $3499 per person for an inside room to $7499 per person for a suite. Air fares and travel insurance are not included in the price. Azamara Club Cruises offer numerous excursions for each stop including a trip to the floating market in Bangkok, a trip to the Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City and a walking tour of Hong Kong.