With winter well and truly set in around certain places in the world, you may be wondering how best to get away from that cold winter chill. It can be easy to go with the old standby of heading to your usual place for your winter getaway, but what about giving something new a try this year? Even if you’re looking at heading to a chilly place for a winter adventure, you might keep going back to the same location year in, year out. The world of cruises is just waiting for you to discover it, and with so many options as to where to cruise to, it can be a fantastic way to see some parts of the world you never anticipated, while not skimping on luxury or comfort. Here are some of our favourite cruise locations, hand picked just for you!
Cruises to Canada can leave you in awe. If you combine your cruise with a ticket on the Rocky Mountaineer train as well, it can impress you even further. Cruises to Canada are a great option for those who are looking for some seriously rugged, impressive and awe-inspiring scenery thanks to much of western Canada being awash with high mountain tops, sweeping valleys and turquoise, rushing mountain streams and lakes. While better visited in summer, now’s a great time to book your cruise to Canada to get in on the action for 2018. You can even add an additional cruise to Alaska into the mix to make your trip truly memorable.
One of the most spectacular areas, especially for hunters of the Northern Lights, a cruise to northern Europe can include the countries of the Scandinavian region as well as the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. With so much to see and do in this small pocket of Europe, a cruise is the best way to manage to get it all in within a short period of time. Check out the coastline of Denmark, the fjords of Norway and take off on side trips to explore each country and its culture in further detail and in enjoyable up close and personal ways. Options include winter and summer sailings and in the winter, this region is truly spectacular. Just remember your mittens!
Asia and Beyond
Looking for the best in cruising options? Asia is awash with fantastic cruising options including China as well as the islands of Phuket in Thailand and even further afield to the extremely exotic locales of Sri Lanka and various Indian coastlines. For shyer travellers, this is an ideal way to visit India and Sri Lanka – two countries which are consistently rated as some of the most difficult and “in your face” on Earth in terms of travelling. Perfect for those who want a taste of this mysterious sub-continent without sacrificing their comfort levels.
So if you’re looking for a fantastic escape from the summer heat in Australia, consider a cruise to somewhere snowy. Even if you’re just after a year end getaway, consider taking off to one of the mysterious, exciting or welcoming locales suggested. You never know which country you may fall in love with in 2018.