Contrary to popular belief, cruise holidays aren’t just for the elderly anymore. In recent years the industry has massively expanded, meaning there’s a cruise for every age, interest, and budget – it’s also a great compromise on different types of holiday.
By stopping at different ports, you can enjoy exploring multiple countries’ worth of new experiences and cultures like a backpacker, with the luxury of returning to a comfortable bed and high quality hotel amenities once on board. This winter, Planet Cruise offer a range of great P&O cruises for your chance to soak up some out-of-season sun.
Rest & Relaxation
Full time workers or those with particularly stressful jobs in the summer often don’t get the chance to take a summer holiday. A break away on a winter cruise, whether to the hot climes of Asia or the Caribbean, or the beautifully frosty snowscapes of Scandinavia, an off-peak cruise offers the chance to have a rest after a stressful summer and before the busy holiday season of Christmas and New Year. P&O Cruises also have plenty of entertainment on board, including tapas bars, nightclubs, theatres, and sports games to keep you amused between enjoying a luxurious night’s sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets.
Depending on the line you choose to take, you’ll be able to pack in plenty of sightseeing and explore corners of the globe you’ve seen before on postcards. Mediterranean cruises are especially good this time of year as they are less crowded with tourists, so while opening times are a little reduced, so are the queues for the top attractions. In European countries many University museums will be open with free entry during term time, so whether you’re a student or not you can enjoy short exhibitions between touring landmarks.
If it’s sun that you’re after, there are plenty of places that are still guaranteed to be warm and toasty during the wet British winter. Lots of places in the Caribbean will remain sunny for months to come – even during Hurricane season there are still bright spells, so you can still relax on the beaches or hike through the rain forests of Barbados and St. Kitt’s before the end of the year. The Some African cruise routes also offer plenty of warm climes, with South Africa remaining around 26oC and home to plenty of urban fun, safari trips, and vineyard tours.