WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TAKE A CRUISE?

When it comes to planning a cruise, selecting the destination is one of the most important steps.  You have a vast array to select from when it comes to Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Alaska, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Hawaii, Australia, and New Zealand are popular spots. At the end of the day, it all comes down to your own personal preference. And your second biggest decision will be the ultimate question, when is the best month to travel?

Typically, a cruise season in Alaska runs May through September with the weather highs running around 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. High season (translation, the busiest) is generally July through August. Many prefer the less crowded and ten-degree cooler temps of May through September (longer days and warm dry weather are a plus). It’s also a better time for wildlife viewing as many of the animals emerge from their deep hibernating sleep (and mating season begins in June). And if bear and whale sightings are on your bucket list, travel in mid-summer.

When it comes to cruising the Caribbean, you can generally sail year-round. December through April tend to be the driest months and holidays (Spring Break, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve) can be at peak capacity.

If visiting countries such as Greece, Spain, Italy or France is of interest, cruising in the Mediterranean is best from May through August. The summer months are naturally the most popular so if your schedule permits, look to April, March, October, and November for the easiest ways to view ancient ruins, skip the lines at the museum or visit an Italian vineyard.

And if you are planning a trip Down Under, October through April are the best calendar times to experience all that Australia and New Zealand have to offer. While these countries are considered to be year-round cruise destinations, bear in mind that an Aussie summer is December through February and winter runs June to August.

With so many once-in-a-lifetime destinations to choose from, there will always be a great month to take a cruise somewhere!

Experience these breathtaking destinations on Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Join us as we travel the world in search of the best life has to offer, with every luxury included, and discover a truly unrivaled experience.

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