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Best Times to Cruise
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When Should You Go Cruising?

cruiseWhether you're a seasoned globetrotter of the seas, or you're just now thinking about your first ever adventure, the reasons for going on a cruise are vast.
A cruise is a simple and convenient way to go travelling: you see a huge number of places with minimal effort, it's good value for money, it's comfortable, romantic, entertaining - and the list goes on and on.
So let's assume the idea of a cruise has won you over, but you're now looking into the logistics of your travels.
Do you need to arrange time off work? Are you wondering when you'll catch the best weather or attractions?
If you're wondering when is the best time to go on a cruise, it might help by asking yourself another question: "Where do you want to go?"


Thinking of leaving your car in Brisbane cruise parking and cruising around Australia?
Luckily, there really is something to see in every season: from the tropical climes of the far north to the snowy mountain caps.
But bear in mind that the busy period for Australian and New Zealand cruising is the summer school holidays at the year's end.


Luckily, this tropical paradise is warm all year round! But if you really want to catch the warmest weather, aim for the middle of the year, starting in May when you could even spot a whale or three.

South Pacific

A bit like the top end of Queensland, the most comfortable season is probably the drier and cooler winter, but picking a summer cruise to the South Pacific may, therefore, be cheaper - and still an amazing adventure!

Europe and the Mediterranean

Of course, when you're heading to the northern hemisphere, it's a really good idea to book a summer cruise between May and September - it'll mean great weather, especially after leaving a chilly and wet Australian winter.
But the European school holidays are in their summer, so you might find cruises tend to be busy and expensive at the height of this time. 
Alternatively, Scandinavian cruises in early June or towards the end of September and into the later months will tend to be quieter and you can enjoy the picturesque scenery of Norway's fjords in tranquillity.


Ah, the reliable paradise tropics means a Caribbean cruise is a good idea at any time - you just want to watch out for hurricane season in the second half of the year.
Alaska, Canada and Northern America
An Alaskan cruise is one rare reason why you might actually be hoping for freezing cold weather, boosting your chances of spotting some bears.
But the North American autumn - or 'fall' - is when you could see some truly amazing and brightly coloured foliage and scenery, particularly around New England coastlines.
Go cruising ... all year round!
But the really great thing about cruising is that the best times to cruise are ... whenever!
If the weather turns really bad, your cruise host is sure to arrange 'plan B' outings, or if you'd prefer to stay out of that hot, cold, wet or wild weather altogether, you can always stay onboard!
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