From Summer To Winter: A Cruise Holiday For Every Season

Posted September 20th, 2013

Cruising is one of the best value holidays you can have. And it’s possible to enjoy the luxury and convenience of a cruising holiday all year round.

Whether it’s the allure of the warm and sunny Mediterranean seas, the majesty of the Norwegian Fjords and Baltic seas, or something closer to home in the tropical waters of the South Pacific, there’s a cruise to suit you.

Summer

Beat the heat of a Kiwi summer by choosing a cooler cruise destination in the Northern Hemisphere.

Take a polar cruise with a Norwegian Fjord focus, passing glaciers and isolated fishing villages on your way into the Arctic Circle. Visit the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, Manitoba’s active research station; if you’re keen you can volunteer there or book a five-day course in astronomy, birding, or ecology. Marvel at the northern lights, aurora borealis, and see Greenland’s icebergs before they disappear.

Autumn

Experience Polynesian and South American culture, cruising Hawaii, Mexico or South America in autumn. You'll discover dramatic landscapes and spectacular natural scenery, including cascading waterfalls and impressive volcanic craters.

South America cruises will please all types of cruise travellers, with panoramic views and stops in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires.

Likewise, you'll be spoilt for choice cruising the Mexican Riviera with its beautiful bays, luxury yachts, fancy boutiques and restaurants. Popular stops include Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco and Cabo San Lucas.

Winter

Escape the cold and cruise the tropical waters of the Caribbean on a luxury or family oriented ship, offering superior shows, dining and leisure activities. On your Caribbean cruise stop at Barbados, St Lucia, St Maarten, St Thomas, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, Aruba and Bonaire.

Enjoy swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving and land excursions that include zip wiring, four wheel driving and world class shopping during your island-hopping.

Choose an adults-only ship or join the happy families on a vessel such as Allure of the Seas - with twenty-one swimming pools and twenty-six restaurants, it's the largest cruise ship in the world.

Spring

With the pleasant spring weather, why not cruise closer to home? Experience popular Asian, Australian and South Pacific destinations including Fiji, Vanuatu, Sydney, Langkawi, Phuket, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Ko Samui, Bangkok and Hua Hin.

Take exquisite day trips ashore, which allow ample time for relaxation or fun and games. Stop by Underwater World in Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers, the Blue Mosque and Thean Hou Buddhist Temple. When you cruise, the attractions come to you.

For more information on booking your cruise holiday please contact a Cruiseabout cruise specialist or call on 0800 22 11 00.

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