Now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your 2015 luxury cruise holiday. The best offers are available along with the chance to hand-pick your stateroom or suite and of course once booked, you have another wonderful adventure to begin looking forward too.
I decided to take a look at what our customers were planning and came up with a list of the top 5 cruise regions (so far) for 2015 based on our booking trends. I suppose it is no surprise that the tropical beaches and lush clear waters pinned the Caribbean as the firm favourite! Next in line is the beautiful Asian region followed by the colourful Mediterranean, culturally awesome South America and last but not least Northern Europe with its deep historical roots.
I have also highlighted some voyages for each region that I am sure will get you in the cruise mood.
The tropical Caribbean, it draws thousands of us to its Islands every year and we keep going back for more. Overflowing with natural beauty, the temptation of delicious and exotic cuisine and of course the chance to snorkel in some of the best waters in the world, we are not surprised that our customers rate it as the number one cruise destination.
Destinations on Caribbean itineraries can include: Aruba, Antigua, St Lucia, Jamaica, Grenada, Tobago, Barbados, Mexico, St Maarten, St Thomas, Grand Turk, St Vincent, Tortola, Roatan Island and St Bart’s.
Highlighted Caribbean Cruises
Islands of Sunshine – Aboard Oceania Cruises, Insignia, departing 10 January 2015 for 10-days
Miami | At Sea x2 | Colombia | Aruba | Bonaire | Venezuela | St George’s | Guadeloupe | Fort De France | Barbados
The Yachtsman’s Caribbean – Aboard Seabourn Spirit, departing 14 February 2015 for 7-nights
Barbados | St Vincent and the Grenadines | Dominica | Guadeloupe | Antigua | Anguilla | Prickly Pear Island | St Maarten
To find out more about our Caribbean cruises please click here
Asia offers travellers the chance to visit some of the most ancient and historical places on earth while delving deep into a magical and exciting culture. Once reserved for world cruise itineraries, Asia has become popular in recent years and now shorter itineraries are available.
Destinations on Asia itineraries can include: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Japan, Shanghai, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Highlighted Asia Cruises
Across the East China Sea – Aboard Crystal Symphony, departing 11 April 2015 for 12-nights
Hong Kong | At Sea | Taipei | At Sea | Shanghai (overnight in port) | At Sea | South Korea | At Sea | Kochi | Osaka (overnight in port) | Tokyo
Emperors and Empires – Aboard Oceania Cruises, Nautica, departing 10 March 2015 for 16-nights
Beijing (overnight in port) | Dalian | Seoul | At Sea | Shanghai (2-nights in port) | At Sea | Ishigaki | Okinawa | At Sea | Kyoto (overnight in port) | Nagoya | Tokyo (overnight in port)
To find out more about our Asia cruises click here
The beautiful Mediterranean, a firm favourite with British holidaymakers and a land full to bursting with adventure and experiences. With warm summer months and more forgiving, milder temperatures in the winter, the Mediterranean is the ideal cruise destination any time of the year.
Destinations on Mediterranean itineraries can include: Monaco, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Malta G.C., Egypt, Gibraltar, Tunisia, Israel, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus
Highlighted Mediterranean Cruises
Rome to Monaco – Aboard Silver Wind, departing 29 July 2015 for 7-nights
Civitavecchia | Olbia | Calvi | Portofino | Livorno (overnight in port) | Cannes then sail for Monaco, arriving late evening with an overnight in port before disembarkation
Riviera’s and Ramblas – Aboard Seabourn Sojourn, departing 5 August 2015 for 10-nights
Civitavecchia | Portofino | San Remo | St Tropez | Marseille | Barcelona (overnight in port) | Ciutadella | At Sea | Hyeres | Monte Carlo
To find out more about our Mediterranean cruises click here
Nothing can quite compare to South America. From the carnival’s in Rio de Janeiro to the stunning Inca ruins of Mexico and Peru, one thing for certain is that you will leave this region feeling thoroughly alive and eager to return for more, and thanks to South America’s ever growing popularity among cruisers, it is even easier to reach and explore.
Highlighted South America Cruises
Lima to Buenos Aires – Aboard Seven Seas Mariner, departing 2 March 2015 for 20-nights
Lima | Pisco | Matarani | Iquique | At Sea | Coquimbo | Valparaiso | At Sea | Puerto Montt | Puerto Chacabuco | Laguna San Rafael | Cruise Chilean Fjords x2 | Punta Arenas | Ushuaia | At Sea | Port Stanely | At Sea | Montevideo | Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires to Salvador – Aboard EUROPA 2, departing 15 February 2015 for 15-nights
Buenos Aires (2-nights in port) | Montevideo | Punta Del Este (overnight in port) | At Sea | Itajai | Ilhabela | Rio de Janeiro (2-nights in port) | Armacao dos Buzios | At Sea | Ilheus | Salvador
To find out more about our South America cruises click here
Northern Europe and the Baltic, lands that have become far more popular with cruise passengers in recent years and lands that offer some truly wonderful travel experiences. You can combine sightseeing, with trips to art galleries, walks through historic parks, sampling of local cuisine and so much more. There really is something for everyone.
Highlighted Northern Europe and Baltic Cruises
Baltic and Liverpool Salute – Aboard Queen Elizabeth, departing 11 May 2015 for 14-nights **This sailing is part of Cunard’s 175 Event and is also available as a 16-night voyage returning to Southampton**
Southampton | At Sea | Oslo | Copenhagen | At Sea | Stockholm | Tallinn | St Petersburg (overnight in port) | At Sea | Warnemunde | At Sea | Kirkwall | At Sea | Liverpool
St Petersburg to London & Sail Amsterdam Week – Aboard Azamara Quest, departing 13 August 2015 for 12-nights
Stockholm (overnight in port) | Helsinki | St Petersburg (overnight in port) | Tallinn | At Sea | Copenhagen | At Sea | Amsterdam (overnight in port) | Bruges | Southampton
To find out more about our Northern Europe cruises click here
If you would like to know more about any of the cruises, destinations or cruise lines featured in today’s blog, then please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. We have a dedicated team of individuals whose knowledge is unrivalled and they would be thrilled to offer help and advice on your next luxury cruise holiday.