With summer firmly behind us and everybody looking to escape the chilly weather of winter, there is a variety of destinations you can choose from to revive that summer feeling. But instead of just visiting one destination, why not try ticking off a handful of summer vacation spots in one go? Plus, with the option to sail on a luxurious ocean ship and only unpack once, you can focus more on the important things.
So, if the rain is already getting you down, here are some of the reasons to choose a cruise for winter sun.
UK ports invite a wealth of cruise ships to their shores every year, and these are not only massive but perfect relaxation hubs for your journey. With the luxuries of a modern five-star hotel, the catering to match that of a Michelin-star restaurant and extensive Broadway shows to top-off the evening excitement, you won’t have to worry about catching early hour flights or airport delays.
Fortunately, your holiday begins the second you step on board the ship. And even if you are not a massive fan of relaxing during your holiday, you will never be short of things to do.
The main benefit of cruising is the promise of multiple destinations and, depending on where you choose to visit, you can tick off multiple iconic cities in just one sailing. This is especially useful when docking at places like the Canary Islands or the Mediterranean, where a day is required to fully immerse yourself in what the city/island has to offer.
Many cruise lines also add overnight stays in port so cruisers can get a feel for a destination’s nightlife too, along with the opportunity to dive straight back in on the next day.
Taking time to explore a city can be hard work, and not knowing the best spots can really hinder your experience. With cruising, you can skip past the initial fears of not knowing what a city has to offer thanks to the option of taking a guided tour. These are not only great ice-breakers, but they also show you the best locations, lesser-known facts and where to explore for the remaining time in the city. This is especially helpful when visiting churches and monuments that require you to speak the native language, as your guide can converse with the staff and translate any questions you might have.
But if you would prefer to take things at your own pace, you can just hop off the ship and adventure out on your own. There are no limitations to what you can do in each port of call.
Plus, the adventure isn’t just saved for when you get off the ship. With the increasing demand for more thrilling ways to stay entertained during ship days, cruise lines have gone as far as installing race tracks, waterparks and virtual reality set-ups just to keep their guests happy.
If you would like to book your winter sun escape for 2019 or 2020, call us today on 0808 163 7523 or contact us through our website.