When is the best time to go on a cruise?
The best time to go on a cruise all depends on where you’d like to travel and what you’d like to see and do while there. For cruises exploring some of the world’s warmest destinations, such as the Caribbean, South America and the Mexican Riviera, it’s always better to travel in late autumn and winter months if you’re not a fan of the hottest temperatures, while travelling outside of the peak summer time when school holidays traditionally take place means you’ll avoid the crowds and pay less, too.
A great time to visit the Mediterranean is in September, when the temperatures are still warm but you can avoid the school holiday crowds. For Northern Europe, if you are seeking the finest weather, you’re better travelling in high season between June and August, though the prices will be a higher. If weather’s not an issue and you just want to see the sights, then you’ll be better travelling low season, between May and September. The weather can still be warm, and there will be fewer crowds.
For lovers of both the sun and nature, Alaska is best in the summer, when its temperatures are at their warmest and there’s more chance of seeing the wildlife, though travelling between May and September, you’re likely to encounter more snow-capped scenery.