10 of the Best Winter Sun Cruises


If you’re looking to thaw off this winter, Cruise1st have a great selection of cruise deals to help you escape the cold snap. Leave the rain and the sleet behind, and top up your summer’s tan in the Southern Hemisphere where December, January and February are their summer and the sun continues to beat down.

Singapore and Hong Kong

This cruise around China takes in some of Asia’s most spectacular destinations, giving you a chance to enjoy breath-taking skylines and unique culture. The cruise aboard the Silversea Silver Wind also visits a number of ports throughout Thailand and Vietnam including the Thai capital of Bangkok. This is the perfect cruise for passengers looking to enjoy the winter sun and absorb incredible culture.

Singapore - Leong Him Woh

Deal: Singapore to Hong Kong

Southern Caribbean

Be amongst the first the voyage on Royal Caribbean’s newest ship: the Quantum of the Seas. Taking in some of the Southern Caribbean’s most beautiful islands including St Maarten, Martinique and Barbados before docking in the US; the cruise is ideal for those escaping the majority of an English December. Try not to feel too smug as you sip a Pina Colada on a Caribbean beach whilst those back home are turning the thermostat up another notch.

Barbados - Berit Watkin

Deal: Southern Caribbean

South Pacific Tour

The South Pacific cruise aboard the Celebrity Century explores the beautiful South Pacific island of New Caledonia, taking in the more remote parts of the region. The 8 night cruise begins and ends in the beautiful Australian city of Sydney, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore few a few days before flying back home.

New Caledonia - -epsilon-

Deal: South Pacific Cruise

Andes & Cape Horn

Experience the beauty of South America aboard the Golden Princess on the Andes and Cape Horn Great Adventure. Taking in breath-taking, beautiful cities such as Santiago, Lima and Cape Horn; passengers have the opportunity to explore new cultures and visit one of the world’s most-revered sites: Machu Picchu in Peru.

Lima - Geraint Rowland

Deal: Andes & Cape Horn Grand Adventure

Hawaii & Mexico

The MS Veendam provides the perfect setting for Christmas cruise through the Mexican Riviera and around the beautiful island of Hawaii. Celebrate the festive season in unique style with a Mexican flavour under the glorious sun. The 25 night cruise is the perfect way to escape the cold of the UK’s winter and enjoy the majority of December in fabulous style.

Hawaii - Nicki Mannix

Deal: Hawaii & Mexican Riviera Collector Holiday

Martinique to Antigua

This cruise aboard the MSC Musica takes in a number of the most stunning paradise islands of the Caribbean. The trip gives you the opportunity to soak up the sun on a different Caribbean island every day of the 7 night cruise. Visiting old towns and coastal resorts, you’ll have access to cultural sites and beautiful beaches in the run up to winter.

Antigua - Andy Tyler

Deal: Martinique, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda

Australia & New Zealand

January is the height of summer in Australia and New Zealand, providing the perfect platform to escape the cold and the mire of a British winter. The Dawn Princess’ Australia and New Zealand cruise takes in a number of the region’s most prominent and beautiful cities, giving you a chance to explore the beautiful cultures of these two countries in beautiful sunshine.

Australia - Marcus Sodervall

Deal: Australia & New Zealand – Australasia


Known as Karukera (The Island of Beautiful Waters) by the island’s original settlers in 300AD, Guadeloupe has captivated visitors for centuries with beautiful coastal views and idyllic swimming spots. The cruise starts and ends in the stunning city of Pointe-a-Pitre: an exquisitely charming dwelling on the coast with incredible access to breath-taking beaches.

Guadeloupe - Goran Hoglund

Deal: Pointe-a-Pitre to Pointe-a-Pitre

Eastern Caribbean

Taking in the islands of Haiti, Puerto Rico and St Maarten aboard the Grandeur of the Seas; this cruise is ideal for those who want to enjoy magnificent February sun. Like all Royal Caribbean cruises, the trip is perfectly suited to guests of all ages to enjoy the laid back beauty of the island and the great range of activities aboard the ship.

Caribbean - David Stanley

Deal: Eastern Caribbean


The island state of Tasmania, made up of over 300 islands, is recognised as a natural state due to its unspoiled environment. The islands are known for their unique flora and fauna due to their isolated positioning off Australia’s Southern coast. The cruise aboard the Diamond Princess takes in a selection of beautiful bays and cultural cities before disembarking in Sydney.

Tasmania - Ralph Bestic

Deal: Tasmania

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Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credits: Andrew Moore, Leong Him Woh, Berit Watkin, -epsilon-, Geraint Rowland, Nicki Mannix, Andy Tyler, Marcus Sodervall, Goran Hoglund, David Stanley, Ralph Bestic


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