Winter Sun Cruises

Cold mornings and even colder evenings can make winter feel like a real bore sometimes. If you’re eager to get away from the chill and grab some winter sun, why not consider a cruise? There are plenty of great options when it comes to winter sun cruises, meaning you can enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation whilst topping up your tan on some beautiful exotic beach.

A winter sun cruise is a great choice if you want to combine all the luxuries a cruise ship has to offer (delicious food and spa treatments being only some of the benefits!) with several sojourns to new and exotic locations.

Need ideas for a winter sun cruise? We’ve got you covered.

The Canaries

You don’t have to travel halfway across the world to grab some winter sun. The Canary Islands enjoy warm weather all year round, making it the perfect location for a quick getaway.

Treat yourself to a 12-night cruise onboard the Queen Elizabeth, a world-famous luxury cruise liner, as it sets sail around the Canaries and Portugal, stopping off at Madeira, La Palma, Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lisbon. Not only will you have the chance to soak up plenty of sunshine on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, but the Canaries are also rife with watersports activities, plentiful shopping and delicious cuisine.

To get a better idea of this beautiful location, check out our helpful guide to the best of the Canary Islands.

Sunset at Playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife, Canary Islands


Arabian Gulf

Scorching sun, towering skyscrapers and a rich historical culture makes the Arabian Gulf perfect for a winter sun cruise.

Sail with Royal Caribbean, where you’ll visit Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Muscat, each location boasting their own unique charm. When you’re not sunning yourself on the picture-perfect beaches of Dubai, you could be soaking up the architecture in Muscat or even go off-road with a 4×4 drive through the sand dunes of Abu Dhabi.

Desert safari


Wish it was still summer? Well, with an Australasia cruise, it can be!

As Australasia’s warmest months span from December-February, you can expect gorgeous weather during our European winter.

Leave the grey skies behind you on a two-week cruise which begins with a flight to Sydney, Australia. This gives you the perfect opportunity to explore this bustling city, famous for its picturesque harbour and the Sydney Opera House.

You’ll then move onwards to the beautiful islands of Australasia, including Iles de Pins and Lifou, renowned for their natural beauty. Surrounded by calm, transparent waters, you’ll love cooling off after a hard day’s work of relaxing!

Opera House and Harbor Bridge at twilight.