Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Top 10 Winter Cruise Destinations

Summer is over and its nearly that time for the winter wollies. But the good news is here we have the Top 10 winter holiday Cruise destinations for you to check out. Find out where you should go and why this winter and you can leave your hat, scarf and gloves behind:
Caribbean - Cruise the beautiful islands of the Caribbean for a totally tropical experience. Head for the Domincan Republic, Jamaica, or many many more. All islands offering clear waters, hot sunshine and a relaxed atmosphere.
Barbados - Barbados offers everything you need with unspoiled charm and sophistication. There is hot sun, warm sand, blue waters and friendly people. There is also some historic sites in Bridgetown; the island's port. Beaches are aplenty and the sun will be shining.
U.S. Virgin Islands - This popular set of islands is a hotspot for holiday cruise ship tourism. St Thomas is the port of choice for shoppers. There are many other attractions and beautiful beaches, as well. A lot of holiday cruise ships focus their trip on St .Thomas alone, and the passengers are not disappointed.
Egypt - Is a great destination for winter sun as even in December as temperatures rarely drop below 25 °C. The Red Sea Riviera is a popular choice for many holiday makers. You can go scuba-diving and snorkelling, or why not make time for a relaxing game of golf in guaranteed sunshine.
Dubai - Go to stylish Dubai for its famous beaches. You can shop till you drop in the amazing shopping malls or hang out the beautiful beaches. An exotic taste of the Middle East combined with the best of the West.
Australia / New Zealand - New Zealand had little to offer as a cruise destination, until recently. Rapidly, this area has risen in popularity contests, as its breathtaking natural jewels are second to none with its glaciers and hidden beaches.
Hong Kong - Hong Kong offers visitors some great amenities and an opportunity to understand the results of capitalism blending with communism.
Mexico - Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta and other west coast ports of call along the Mexican Riviera come alive with strong margaritas and lively bands. Those who come to relax may find the scene really energetic. November to April is the drier, less humid and not quite as hot as the summer period.
Panama Canal - The Panama Canal is perhaps the world's most amazing engineering project. This destination shows man's fingerprints on nature as the canal links two oceans and separates continents. It's pretty impressive despite the heat and humidity, but cruising the Panama Canal means you can cool off in the sea.
Northern Lights cruises - Discover Norway in the winter on an Arctic adventure in search of the Northern Lights. Sail inside massive, narrow, steep-cliffed fjords. These natural wonders are incredibly beautiful and well worth visiting.