Looking forward to summer? So are we! And what better way to make the most out of the warmest season then to embark on an exciting cruise holiday to sunny destinations around the world? As we approach the long-awaited summer months, don’t be forced to rely on the unpredictable British weather, simply set sail to one of our top 5 summer destinations – listed below – and make the most of everyone’s favourite season!
Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
The ancient city of Rome – Italy’s bustling capital – is accessible from the port of Civitavecchia on many Western Mediterranean voyages. Aside from the region’s sunny climate, Rome boasts thousands of years of illustrious history, on display in the city’s historic UNESCO World Heritage Site district, with landmarks including the world-famous Colosseum and the impressive Pantheon. Alternatively, the city’s modern centre is brimming with fantastic restaurants and an abundance of wonderful shopping experiences. Whichever side of Rome you experience, you are guaranteed an unforgettable trip.
Saint Tropez, France
Synonymous with extravagance, Saint-Tropez is the jewel of the French Riviera, drawing droves of tourists every year with its sophisticated ambience and Mediterranean climate. Although the area is often linked with the rich and famous, it is accessible to everyone on a Med voyage and is a fantastic place to explore on foot. A stroll along the stunning waterfront offers spectacular coastal views, while a walk through the town centre is a great way to shop for souvenirs and sample local cuisine. Saint-Tropez is a quintessential summer destination, consistently popular with holidaymakers looking for sun and sophistication.
Antigua is perhaps most famous for it 365 stunning beaches – one for every day of the year – and is a beautiful and popular Caribbean destination. Visitors are guaranteed sunshine all year round, especially during the summer months, as is typical of the Caribbean archipelago. Coastal activities are very popular on the island, and visitors can get involved with scuba diving and sailing through the colourful reefs situated off the eastern coast of the island. Local markets are also well worth a visit, in order to pick up authentic souvenirs, while excellent restaurants also serve a variety of locally caught fish-based dishes for travellers to sample.
The modern city of Cairns, located on the northern coast of Queensland in Australia, is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Excursions to explore the Great Barrier Reef are available to travellers, offering the chance to see some of the world’s most spectacular underwater scenery, brimming with aquatic life. This sun-drenched city is also flanked by thick and verdant rainforest, which too can be explored – either with a guide or on your own. Experience some of the best natural attractions that Australia has to offer in the marvellous city of Cairns.
The cosmopolitan city of Miami, situated on the Atlantic coast of the US state of Florida, is often the starting or finishing point for Caribbean as well as North and South American voyages. This sun-soaked and fun-filled city is a hub of activity and culture, attracting throngs of visitors from across the world. Miami Beach, alongside the city’s other stretches of sandy coastline, or amongst the most popular local attractions. Elsewhere, tourists can browse the many shop-lined streets, eat out at one of an abundance of excellent restaurants or even take an airboat tour to see some of the fascinating local wildlife. Miami is a truly special destination that everyone should attempt to visit at least once.