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23rd December 2019
Which Cruise Will Help You Beat The Winter Blues?
Ranging from four to 17 nights and visiting destinations as far and wide as Europe and Australia, we've highlighted some cruises that will help you escape the winter blues.

Once the festive season is over and we step into the New Year, you may find yourself in a bit of a lull. Why not avoid this feeling and carry on the celebrations with a winter cruise?

Below are a few cruises departing in January, ranging from four to 17 nights, visiting the likes of Europe and Australia. Which will you choose?

Australasia, Princess Cruises

Fiordland National Park

Why not treat yourself to a 17-night cruise around Australia and New Zealand this winter? It’s the perfect way to welcome in the New Year and beat those winter blues. This amazing Princess Cruises itinerary sets sail from Adelaide on 8th January 2020 and visits a wide array of popular cities.

You’ll visit the bustling city of Melbourne before cruising over to the peaceful Fiordland National Park in New Zealand. Here you’ll see many of the earth’s elements all at one time; the snow-topped mountains will act as a backdrop for the rivers gushing next to the grasslands.

Other highlights will include visiting Tauranga, a metropolitan hub with a jaw-dropping coastline. Get in the warm waters and go fishing, sailing or even dolphin watching.

Hamburg, Cunard


If you fancy a short trip to a beautiful European city, choose to sail on Cunard’s Queen Victoria British Isles cruise on 6th January 2020. Departs from Southampton, this four-night no-fly cruise sails to the wonderful harbour city of Hamburg in northern Germany. Here you can spend the day crossing the many canals and strolling through the large park areas, potentially topped with a thin blanket of snow.

Stop for a warm drink and bite to eat in one of the nearby local cafés. Look out over the river to see plenty of boats bobbing about in the water, with the amazing city skyline in the background.

The Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises


Enjoy scorching hot sun and white-sand beaches this winter on a seven-night Caribbean cruise with Celebrity Cruises. Catch a flight to Fort Lauderdale, ready to board Celebrity Equinox on 9th January 2020 and relax on the welcoming, seven-mile stretch of beaches.

From here, you’ll sail across to Labadee in Haiti, a popular destination for thrill seekers. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in exciting rides like the Dragon’s Tail Alpine Coaster and the world’s longest over-water zipline. On the other hand, if you’re hoping to have a more calming holiday, choose to unwind on the beach instead.

The two other stops on your trip are San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, and Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, both reaching highs of 26°C – great for sunbathing.

Spain, Portugal and Madeira, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

La Coruna

If you’re wanting warm, sunny temperatures without travelling too far, a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines cruise to Spain, Portugal and Madeira will be perfect. Board Black Watch on 6th January 2020 for an exciting 11-night trip around Spanish and Portuguese cities.

This sailing also departs from Southampton, meaning no flights are needed for you to bask in the glorious winter sun. Your first stop is La Coruna in Spain, where most tourists choose to visit the stunning Tower of Hercules to have a breathtaking view of the nearby coastline.

Leixões is next, situated 10 kilometres from Porto city centre. So why not grab a taxi and have a look around? Before you know it, you will have moved on to visit Madeira and Lisbon.

If you would like to book one of the above cruises sailing in the New Year, call the team on 0800 035 0701 or contact us via our website. We will be happy to help and discuss the different itineraries available to you, enabling you to decide on your ideal ‘beat the winter blues’ cruise.

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