When the temperatures dip below freezing and you find yourself dreaming of summer, that’s when you know it’s time for a cruise. It’s especially easy to give in to the allure of a cruise if you’re bound to be buried in mounds of snow.
While you might pay a premium to cruise on some ships this time of year, the trade-off of being in warmer climates and basking in the sun is worth it. Still, there are plenty of affordable options available while school is in session. Even after New Year’s Day, when the celebrations cease and the hectic holiday travel season is over. According to CruiseCritic.com, some of the least expensive bookings are up for grabs in early January. However, if you do decide to cruise during the holidays, don’t worry about missing all the holiday cheer at home. Many cruise lines decorate their ships for the season and have special on-board activities.
From fewer crowds to cheaper prices, there are plenty of reasons to set sail during the winter as opposed to the spring, summer, or fall.
Here are the 15 reasons for setting sail this winter:
Cruise bookings are cheaper.
Flights are cheaper.
It’s the best time to use up vacation days.
Stores are starting to sell resort-wear.
It’s a stress reliever.
You need an escape from everyday news.
Staying active is easier.
Cruise ships are less crowded.
The passengers are calmer.
There will be fewer tourists at the ports.
It’s not too warm.
It's not too cold.
Sunshine offers great health benefits.
Hurricane season is over.
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