If you're thinking of a late-autumn getaway, we have many November cruises to choose from, with varied and exciting itineraries which visit some truly memorable destinations. Read on to find out more about some of the cities you can explore and the kind of experiences you can enjoy.
As you may expect with winter fast approaching, the Caribbean is an extremely popular choice when it comes to November cruises, as many of us begin to plan our escapes from the cold. Whether you cruise from one of Florida's sunny embarkation ports, San Juan in Puerto Rico or the UK port of Tilbury, you can be assured of a great itinerary. From the tropical escape of Gustavia on St Bart's and Antigua's beautiful capital St John's, to the bustling shopping mecca of Castries on St Lucia and the enduring appeal of Barbados, there really is something for everyone. On a Caribbean cruise, you'll be swimming with dolphins and exploring reefs one minute and seeking out the perfect hand-crafted bargain the next. Of course, there'll be plenty of time to relax on the beach, soak up the rays and sample the local cuisine (and tipple) too.
The Mediterranean is also quite a popular destination for November cruises, as it still enjoys a generally favourable climate. World-famous cities such as Rome, Barcelona and Athens are all yours to explore and offer the very best in iconic architecture and historical attractions, such as the Colosseum, the Church of the Sacred Family and the Acropolis. You can escape to your very own beach paradise on Corfu or in Palma de Mallorca, while further east, there's the opportunity for a taste of the exotic in Turkey's bustling capital Istanbul, where Europe and Asia meet in captivating style. The rest of Europe boasts quite a few popular itineraries for November cruises, which call at such world famous cities as Russia's St Petersburg, Copenhagen in Denmark and Germany's Hamburg. Memorable cities such as Portugal's capital Lisbon, Helsinki in Finland and Estonia's charming capital Tallinn are also yours to explore.
There's quite a good choice of Far Eastern cruises in November, when you can explore such exotic ports as Hong Kong, home of what many believe is the world's finest skyline, the ultra-modern metropolis of Singapore and Dubai, where the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa can be found. Hawaii offers quite a few cruise opportunities too, and you'll have the chance to catch some much-needed rays as you relax on the beaches at such ports as Honolulu and Kailua. Meanwhile, if you want to sample the best of what the Mediterranean and Caribbean have to offer on your way to or from America, there's a good choice of transatlantic itineraries available.
If you want to sample the delights of South America, there are a number of itineraries available where you can visit cities such as Huatulco and Puerto Chiapas in Mexico, experience Santiago in Chile, and explore the legacy of the Incas in Peru. There are also a number of cruises which journey along man-made wonder of the world the Panama Canal.