Summer is the most popular time of the year to take a holiday. In Britain, schools have broken up and millions of parents are desperately looking for something exciting to keep the kids occupied.
All of the world’s most popular resorts are packed with tourists. If that sounds like the perfect holiday for you, Cheap Cruises can easily take you to the most popular tourist destinations.
But there are a number of less usual destinations where you might consider visiting. A Cheap Cruises summer cruise promises to be memorable whilst giving you the option of visiting some of the most interesting places on earth.
If you want to go somewhere hot with plenty of sun and great beaches, Lisbon might be one of the best European cities to visit in June. Every year on the 13th, the city honours its patron saint by hosting the Festa De Santo Antonio. This celebration attracts thousands of revellers to Portugal to enjoy the food, drink and festive atmosphere.
Another great place to visit in summer is Honolulu. The capital of Hawaii is one of the world’s most beautiful island paradises with its tropical vegetation, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. There’s nowhere better to go for a fantastic beach holiday. And for a little something extra – June is the best month to go whale watching in Hawaii.
Summer is also a great time to visit Spain. Of course you can spend your days on the beaches enjoying the amazing weather, but if you want something a little more exciting, why not visit the San Fermin Festiva in Pamplona. This is the most famous Spanish festival and attracts more than one million visitors each year. While you’re here, make sure to see the world renowned ‘running of the bull’, where tourists and locals alike are pursued through the town’s narrow streets by a drove of angry bulls.
Valencia is a beautiful Mediterranean city, with outstanding architecture and a rich and fascinating history. Anyone with an interest in Christianity (or Monty Python) will want to visit the Valencia Cathedral where you’ll see a chalice which is thought to be the Holy Grail. If you visit the city in August you can take part in the annual La Tomatina festival. This is the only party in the world where the locals literally paint the town red – with the world’s biggest tomato fight.
If you’re looking for culture then there’s nowhere better to go in June than St Petersburg. The White Nights Festival lasts three months, during which time the sun never sets. This arts festival attracts some of the world’s greatest dancers, singers and actors who stage some truly spectacular shows. The whole thing culminates with the famous Scarlet Sails celebration – a mock battle between pirate ships – which is Russia’s most popular annual event.
And, of course, while you’re here don’t forget to visit the Hermitage; arguably the world’s greatest museum.
If that’s not enough, you can get your fill of culture by sailing to Rosyth and visiting the Edinburgh Festival; the world famous celebration of the performing arts. The main International Festival attracts some of the world’s greatest performers of music, theatre, opera and dance. For one month every year, Edinburgh becomes the cultural centre of the world.
The Fringe Festival takes place at the same time. It is the world’s largest arts festival with thousands of shows – so many that it’s impossible to see more than a tiny fraction of what’s on offer. That’s why so many visitors return to Edinburgh year after year.
It’s always a great idea to visit a country during its national day – it’s the perfect time to see a nation in a celebratory mood. The United States of America marks its independence every year on the fourth of July. Try to time your visit to coincide with this national holiday. It's the world’s premiere celebration of all things American.
It’s also a great idea to visit France on the 14th of July during the Bastille Day celebrations. Not only can you see France at its best, but you can see how a very different nation commemorates its birth.
Whatever your preference, there’s sure to be a cruise that’s perfect for you.
Let our Cruise Concierge take the hassle out of booking your celebration. Cheap Cruises have years of experience in organising seasonal cruises for our clients.
So get in touch today to book your perfect Summer Cruise.