Top 6 winter sun cruise destinations - JWT Travel

Top 6 winter sun cruise destinations

If you are dreaming of swapping grey winter days for blue oceans, here are our Top 6 winter sun cruise destinations:

Escaping to sunny shores during the cold winter months is a tempting prospect for many travellers, with the Canary Islands and the Caribbean being some of our all-time favourites. If you are dreaming of swapping grey winter days for blue oceans, here are our fabulous Top 6 winter sun cruise destinations:

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Winter is the perfect time to travel to South East Asia, on a cruise experience that has it all. As well as plenty of sunshine, Thailand and Vietnam have stunning places to experience the local culture, breathtaking landscapes and scenery to admire and delightful cuisine to treat your taste buds. Whether visiting ancient temples and shrines or wondering the colourful and bustling food markets of Bangkok, South East Asia is a treat for all the senses. The dramatic peaks and coves of Halong Bay is an absolute must-see.


Celebrity Cruises | Thailand and Vietnam Cruise

Uniworld River Cruises | Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi Mekong Jewel River Cruise


The Canary Islands are one of the top winter sun destinations for guests from Ireland and a wonderful place to cruise, as you sail from island to island enjoying their sub tropical weather without even leaving Europe! They are called the ‘fortunate’ islands for their fantastic climate as well as their natural beauty.

Our team recommends these two cruises taking you to the Canary Islands, combining them with Madeira and/or Morocco:

MSC Cruises | Madeira and Canary Islands Cruise

Celebrity Cruises | Canary Islands, Morocco and Spain Cruise


The countries and islands of the Caribbean are pure bliss, the ultimate paradise to escape to and one of our top winter cruise destinations.

From Mexico’s Riviera Maya to Barbados, St Lucia or Colombia, each country has a wealth of culture, heritage and history to explore, as well as sun soaked dream beaches and crystal clear waters. Whether travelling as a couple, with friends or as a family, we can help you find the perfect Caribbean cruise experience for you!

Find your perfect winter Caribbean cruise with your favourite cruise line here: CARIBBEAN CRUISES

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The charm, warmth and beauty of the Hawaiian islands will captivate you as you explore tropical paradise and discover the traditions and culture of Maui, Kauai and Honolulu.

Admire dramatic landscapes shaped by volcanic activity, hike lush rainforests and relax by the ocean; enjoying fantastic entertainment and world-class cuisine while at sea.

Departing from San Francisco, we highly recommend spending a few days in the city before your cruise to explore this vibrant city in sunny California.


Princess Cruises | Hawaii Islands Cruise


If you are looking for total relaxation and pampering, a winter cruise to Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi is a fabulous option. MSC Cruises has great Fly and Cruise offers on selected departures so you can embark on the MSC Euribia, which boasts five outstanding pools and one of the biggest waterparks at sea.


MSC Cruises | Winter Sunshine Emirates Cruise Dubai Qatar and Abu Dhabi Cruise


Perhaps you would like to travel Down Under and be among the first ones to welcome the New Year.

We have great deals on fantastic cruises to Australia and New Zealand with Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess and Celebrity Cruises; and if you are looking for an ultra luxury experience, Silversea has superb cruises to Australia and New Zealand to spend Christmas and New Year.

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You can find more fabulous winter sun cruise destinations such as South Africa and Madagascar or a luxury Egypt and Nile River cruise on our website: REST OF THE WORLD CRUISES

For more advice on winter sun cruise destinations or to book your next voyage, contact our award-winning team today.

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