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Complete Guide of Best Places to Cruise Month by Month

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ver dreamed of having the best private cruise possible? A cruise during which nature reigns supreme, the weather is ideal and your chosen destinations are at the peak of their glory? Now you can have it all! Whether you’re longing for isolated shores kissed by the January sun, exciting cultural experiences in June or breathtaking natural wonders in October, this guide is your compass to crafting unique sea adventures. Let’s discover together the best places to cruise month by month!

Best Places to Cruise in Winter

December

How about having Christmas at the beach, wearing your bathing suit and your wide-brimmed hat? If this sounds like a good idea, then Australia is your December cruise destination! The weather is particularly hot during this month, so get ready for lots of diving and beach exploration.

The Middle East is also a great cruise destination to escape the winter. December is the month when rain is limited, so it’s the perfect opportunity for you to have a private cruise to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Bid farewell to the year in pure luxury and elegance during a December cruise to the Middle East.

January

What’s a better way to enter a new year than having a private cruise to an exotic paradise? The sunniest tropical beaches await for you in the Eastern Caribbean. January’s mild temperatures are ideal to enjoy a cruise along the U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean gems. And with the high season being a month away, you can get the best of what these magnificent islands have to offer at lower prices, while still avoiding the overwhelming throngs of tourists.

January is also a great month to cruise the Mexican Riviera. Sailing in the middle of the dry season means less (if any) rainfalls and rough seas. The warm weather allows you to discover every inch of its stunning coastline and explore its centuries-old villages, without worrying about the swarming crowds that are usually present at Christmas. Plus, January is the perfect time to go whale watching in the Mexican Riviera!

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“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

– Martin Buber

February

In February the weather circumstances are ideal for a cruise to the Panama Canal. The mild temperatures will allow for outdoor activities to immerse yourself in the breathtaking nature of the area. Go hiking in rainforests, experience whitewater crafting, enjoy kayaking, or simply surrender to the countless diverse beaches Panama’s coastline offers.

If you have been thinking of visiting New Zealand, February is a great month to do so. During February the area experiences the warmest weather that makes sailing a blast. Apart from the worth-visiting landmarks and the beautiful shores, there are also a lot of festivals you can attend to truly get to know New Zealand’s culture.

Best Places to Cruise in Spring

March

March offers one of the most beautiful attractions in Singapore. The cherry blossoms (Sakura) are in full bloom and create an exquisite pink canvas all over the city. In March the weather is warm and dry, which enables you to live your private cruise to the fullest! Go surfing and skydiving, stand in awe before futuristic establishments in Gardens by the Bay, go on a night safari in the World’s First Nocturnal Wildlife Park”, enjoy the most magnificent view of the city on the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and discover Singapore in all its glory!

Alternatively, you can opt for the magical experience of Antarctica. With the tourism season ending, Antarctica is the perfect destination for those of you who are looking for isolation and true connection with nature. Watch whales, penguins and seals in their natural habitat, surrounded by the watermelon snow created by the pink algae and witness the most beautiful sky colors during sunset. Have a once-in-a-lifetime experience with an Antarctica cruise in March.

April

April marks the beginning of the cruise season in the Mediterranean. As spring moves forward, the weather is warm enough yet not blistering hot as in the summer. This makes it ideal for a cruise to some of the most worth-visiting Mediterranean cities, such as Athens, Barcelona or Rome. While not ideal for swimming, the mild temperatures allow for a cultural, history and culinary exploration that will leave you mesmerized.
April is also ideal to cruise to Japan. The country is stunningly adorned with cherry blossoms and there is a variety of celebrations you can attend to dive deeper into the Japanese culture. With an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, you can comfortably sail the waters and visit the most important points of interest in Japan.

May

With a diverse wildlife being very active and crowds being away, May is the ideal time to have a cruise to the Galapagos. Watch the miracle of life unfold as albatross lay their eggs in Española and sea turtles hatch on Puerto Egas and Gardner Bay, visit Bartolome to see Galapagos penguins and go snorkeling in the crystalline waters of these volcanic islands.

The Norwegian Fjords are another destination not to be missed in May. Witness the wild Norwegian landscape become colorful as spring sets in, go hiking for a deeper connection with nature and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

The best Places to Cruise in Summer

June

Have you ever watched the sun setting after midnight? Having a cruise to Iceland in June provides you with the unique opportunity to do so! Take advantage of the long days to unwind in hot springs along with locals, go on a horse-riding exploration of the volcanic landscape and discover what life feels like in this enchanting country.

Tahiti and the French Polynesian islands are also a great cruise destination in June. The weather is dry and the temperatures are ideal for exploration, but it’s not yet swarming with tourist crowds, so you get to enjoy the azure heavens of this tropical paradise in total relaxation.

July

For many travelers, July is the best month to visit Alaska. During this month the area experiences the warmest temperatures, and the days are longer which means there’s enough time for exploration. Alaska’s wildlife is also at its finest, with humpback whales, sea otters, salmon runs, black and brown bears and a variety of birds being active.

The Greek islands are also a great cruise destination in July. The weather is hot enough for you to experience what the Greek summer is all about, but it is not as overcrowded as in August. The Ionian and the Aegean offer a great variety of multi-faceted islands for every taste, which makes Greece an ideal destination for island-hopping and endless sunbathing under the Mediterranean sun.

August

Cruising around the Baltic is pretty popular during August and there’s good reason for it. The weather is at its best, transforming the Baltic coast to one sandy beach full of life. With a great variety of ports and countries to visit, a Baltic cruise is an experience in itself.

If you wish to experience the Mediterranean in all its glory, then opt for a Mediterranean cruise in August. This is the peak of the high season, so you should expect thriving crowds and a hot weather inviting you to dive into the azure waters during the day and to party while sipping exquisite cocktails by night.

Best Places to Cruise in Autumn

September

As the high season comes to an end, September is the ideal month for a cruise to Croatia. The warm temperatures allow you to sail calmly along the Adriatic Sea and the Dalmatian Coast is still shimmering under the radiant sun. With the vast crowds gone, you can safely go island hopping and visit the multiple historic landmarks.

Indonesia is another worth-visiting destination in September. The weather is great for a cruise to Bali, Java, the Nusa Tenggara islands and Kalimantan, but it is less crowded, so you can comfortably relish the popular beaches and attractions.

October

There’s no better way to embrace autumn than having a cruise to Canada and New England. A wonderful palette of yellows, oranges and reds will be surrounding you as you cruise along the Canadian Maritime, while Montréal and Québec will be waiting to introduce you to their distinctive culture.

If you are still longing for some summer vacations, Cyprus is the place to be! Even in October, Cyprus features a hot weather ideal to dive into its marvelous waters and sunbathe on its vast sandy beaches.

November

Thailand is considered one of the best places to cruise in November, since this month offers the best weather conditions to get everything this magnificent country has to offer. With the sun shining and a dry climate you can safely indulge in diving in the emerald waters of Phuket and Koh Samui as well as attend spirited festivals by the river.

Cape Verde also offers an archipelago of ten stunning islands with sandy white beaches of immense beauty and the most attractive turquoise waters. November is a good month to cruise along Cape Verde, as the weather is ideal for endless swimming and soaking up the sun.

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