Winter Sun Cruises
With the harsh British winter just around the corner, many will take respite in the comfort of their warm homes. But this doesn’t have to be the only option. Sun, sea and warm temperatures are available during the colder months and a Pullmantur Cruise can take you there. Whilst it may be pretty chilly in the northern hemisphere, summer in the southern hemisphere is only just beginning. This week, we take a closer look at some of the all-inclusive winter cruising options available around the world.
Dutch Caribbean - Antilles and South Caribbean Cruise
Whilst temperatures in the Netherlands may struggle to exceed 10 degrees at the moment; you can still enjoy Dutch culture, architecture and heritage in the Caribbean. The Antilles and South Caribbean Cruise itinerary is operated throughout the winter and can take you to three territories within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The city of Oranjestad, on the island of Aruba, will greet you with brightly coloured homes and warm beaches that are perfect for snorkelling, parasailing or simply sunbathing. The small island of Bonaire will provide exciting opportunities to witness pink flamingos and Iguanas in their natural habitat. Curacao is home to a stunning array of beaches, all of which are perfect for a spot of relaxation, whilst the island’s aquarium is home an unmissable sea aquarium – complete with dolphin academy.
Located just off the coast of Venezuela, these three destinations form the ABC islands and are each renowned for their beauty and year-round warm climate.
Just south of the Caribbean is the continent of South America, where you will also find the gorgeously diverse nation of Brazil – home to unquestionably some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. There are a range of short three-night itineraries available over the winter period, which can also be combined to enable you to see more of this fantastic nation.
Selected itineraries will take you to Rio de Janeiro, where you will find the famous Copacabana beach. After a spot of relaxation, be sure to also visit the city’s famous landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue and the Sugarloaf Mountain. Rio de Janeiro is not the only place in Brazil where you will find stunning beaches, with many more to be found less than 200km away in the eastern coastal city of Buzios. Alternatively, a southern Brazil cruise will take you to the city of Santos, located in Sao Paolo – where you will find the longest beach-front garden in the world.
Mediterranean – Panama Canal
If you’ve ever wanted to experience one of the greatest industrial wonders of the modern world; a transatlantic cruise from the Mediterranean to the Panama Canal is a perfect winter option. Departing on the 21st November from Barcelona, you will be able to visit the Christmas market in Gibraltar before embarking an 11 night journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
During this time, you can fully appreciate the all-inclusive nature of Pullmantur cruises. Pull up a sunbed by the pool and quench your thirst with unlimited drinks, included in the price of your cruise. After relaxing in the isolation that the Atlantic provides, you will arrive in the Colombian city of Cartagena – which has a charming old town to explore. Just one more day of sailing will take you from Colombia to Colon, home to the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. During your visit to Panama, be sure to visit the Gatun Locks, where you can witness vessels of all sizes enter the canal from the Caribbean.
Wherever you want to travel and whatever your desires may be over the winter period; a cruise with Pullmantur is a great value option when it comes to soaking up the sun. With cruises in the Caribbean, South America and across the Atlantic – you don’t have to endure the bitter British weather.