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When Is the Best Time To Take a Cruise?

When Is the Best Time To Take a Cruise?

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Plan your dream vacation anywhere in the world at the optimum time thanks to our expertise here at Accent on Travel. Set sail on a luxury cruise or arrange excursions that allow you to see more of your destination by reserving for the right time of year.

The answer to the question ‘when is the best time to take a cruise?’ can be complicated, with changing seasons and temperatures based on global positions. Browse our selection of recommendations on the best time to take a cruise in various destinations below or, for further insight and advice for your dream journey, call our expert travel advisors.


Enjoy more daylight hours in Northern Europe

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Sail through the majestic landscapes and harbors of Northern Europe between May and October to make the most of extended daylight hours. Give yourself plenty of time to discover hidden gems and avoid the freezing winds that come with northern latitudes outside of the aforementioned season. In June, tour the Baltics to enjoy the authenticity of longstanding festivals like Midsommar in Stockholm.

Learn more about Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ 7-30 night Northern Europe cruises here.


Go in search of whales in Alaska

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Make your way to Alaska in search of the majestic whales and Alaskan salmon during the summer. May through to September is when most major sightseeing opportunities are available, providing an array of memorable moments for you and your family through sustainable tourism.

Get the authentic experience with Princess Cruises’ 7-14 night Alaska cruises.


Explore Asia’s varied cultures in comfort

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Escape to Asia from September to April to ensure a comfortable vacation where you can fully appreciate the wide range of outdoor activities, including snorkeling in Thailand or strolling through the budding cherry blossoms in Japan. As well as avoiding high humidity, you’ll also bypass typhoon season.

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Oceania Cruises’ inspirational 10-218 day Asia cruises.


Bask in the Mediterranean sun

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Feel the warmth of the summer sun on your skin as you explore picturesque Mediterranean islands. Travel between May and November to enjoy the best of the weather, sipping your favorite cocktail as you look out at the cerulean-blue ocean after a day of exploring ancient ruins and charming villages.

Take a 7-24 night Mediterranean cruise with Regent Seven Seas Cruises and enjoy sun, sea, and culinary delights.


Travel to the Galapagos at a time that suits you

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Marvel at the dramatic volcanic landscapes of the Galapagos archipelago, home to endemic species like the marine iguana, at any time of the year. Enjoy sunny skies all year round with comfortable, pleasant temperatures, even if you do encounter the odd rainy moment.

Discover this fascinating environment any time of the year on a 7-16 night Galapagos cruise with Celebrity Cruises.


See the grape harvest in Australia

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Align your journey with the grape harvest in the town of Margaret River, usually from February to April when there is still warm weather to enjoy but less rainfall than in summer. Take a road trip to the outback and observe the wildlife with comfortable temperatures through to August when it stays dry. 

Visit the iconic Sydney Harbour and snorkel along the great barrier reef on a 9-28 night Australia cruise with Princess Cruises.


Cruise through the impressive Panama Canal

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Experience sailing through one of man’s most impressive engineering feats, the Panama Canal, and visit the bustling Panama City, as well as surrounding rainforests, from December to March for pleasant weather and the chance to explore.

Take this monumental voyage with a 10-16 night Panama Canal cruise from Princess Cruises.


Marvel at the natural wonders of South America

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Whether you dream of exploring the ancient site of Machu Picchu, want to learn the tango in Buenos Aires, or soak up the sun’s rays on the beautiful beaches in Brazil, travel between September and November to make the most of South America’s spring.

Tailor a 10-218 day South America cruise with Oceania Cruises and uncover a vibrant, natural world.


Snorkel in crystal-clear island waters in the South Pacific

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Dive beneath the waves and explore the breathtaking scenery on the island of Tahiti, with a South Pacific cruise best suited to the drier months between June and August. Enjoy the feeling of finding paradise with warm and humid weather as you discover refreshing waterfalls and lagoons.

Reserve your place on Oceania Cruises’ 10-111 day South Pacific cruise.


Sail around the world for the ultimate voyage

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Embark on your world cruise at the beginning of the year with Cunard’s 22-117 world cruises, departing in January to take you on an epic voyage that includes the Taj Mahal, the Suez Canal, Sydney Harbour, and South African Safaris.


Embark on an iconic Transatlantic cruise

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Revel in the luxury of a 7-14 night Transatlantic cruise with the prestigious Cunard fleet between December and May for the most favorable travel conditions. From Times Square to a restorative spa day on board, this is one of the truly iconic voyages that has to be experienced.


Witness the true beauty of New England’s nature

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Learn more about our country’s history with an in-depth tour of Boston, MA, savor fresh lobster in Portland, ME, and witness the changing colors of the foliage across New England. Travel between May and October for the peak seasons as part of your 7-31 night New England cruise with Cunard.


At Accent on Travel, we partner with a number of the world’s leading cruise lines, bringing you exclusive offers, unique extras, and additional amenities. Allow our expert team of travel advisors to fully personalize your luxury cruise vacation for a relaxing and comfortable voyage no matter what time of year you want to get away. Call at 888-806-2337 and let us take care of all the details.




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