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Spend your summer holiday cruising far and wide to your dream destinations. Head for the remote Polar Regions to experience a once-in-a-lifetime cruise or bask in the sunshine in the Mediterranean. The summer season brings plenty of opportunities. All you have to do is choose!

Why book a summer cruise?

It’s the perfect time to visit cooler destinations

Colder destinations such as Alaska can be fairly inaccessible during the winter, due to heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures, so summer is the best time to visit. The same goes for Iceland, the Baltics and parts of Canada, so if you’ve always dreamed of visiting these places, we’d suggest visiting them on a summer cruise. Destinations such as the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Mexico are generally great to cruise to all-year-round, though they can be busier during the summer. So opting for a typically cooler destination can allow you to explore somewhere new and exciting, leaving beach locations for a much-needed winter cruise.

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You can pack light

Packing for a cruise can seem like a daunting task, but if you’re spending your summer cruising in the sunshine, you will only need summer clothing such as t-shirts, shorts, light summer dresses and bathing suits. It’s a great season for travelling light if you can’t bear the thought of fussing over your suitcase before your holiday. Although it must be said that cruises are infinitely preferable to those who hate flying, as you don’t have to worry about the weight of your suitcase, or packing tiny toiletries.

The weather is less risky on a summer cruise

No matter when or where you cruise, a change in the weather can hamper your plans. But in the summertime, you’re much less likely to get any interruptions from rainfall or stormy weather at sea or when stopping at the various ports of call. Having pleasant weather and sunshine throughout your cruise means you can really make the most of every moment of the experience by taking part in outdoor activities on the deck, lounging in the sun and exploring during port days, without lugging around an umbrella.

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Cruising in summer offers excursions galore

With perfect weather, almost every possible excursion will be available during summer cruise holidays. Whether it is water sports, hiking trails or top attractions, this is the best time of year to get your pick of the fantastic excursions on offer across our range of award-winning cruise lines. In the winter, many attractions close for the season, and the weather can hinder some planned excursions. So if this is important to you, we’d suggest cruising in the summer for the best activities during your ports of call.

The timing is perfect for family breaks

Now that the kids are home from school, the whole family will be ready to kick back and enjoy the holidays. And what better way to do so than on a cruise ship? Children will love the huge range of onboard activities and entertainment, from surfing and rock climbing to waterslides and arcades, and parents can relax and enjoy the fine dining options and drink packages. By opting to cruise during the summer, families can also meet like-minded travellers.