January cruises are amongst the most popular time for cruise holidays for a number of reasons.
Following the hectic stresses of December, the build up to Christmas and New Year, coupled with the traditional cold and wet weather in the UK, January is the perfect time to escape on a relaxing and peaceful cruise adventure.
Escape the dull, dreary and depressing January blues and set off on the cruise trip of a lifetime.
Here at CheapCruises.com we have a wide range of January cruises available to destinations around the world. Whether you are after a sunshine escape, a relaxing romantic break or a family adventure holiday, we have all the options covered; and with CheapCruises.com you can rest assured you’ll get the best possible cruise deal.
For UK and European holidaymakers, the most popular reason for cruising during January is to escape the notoriously bad weather. January is a month filled with short days and a lack of sunshine, driving cruise travellers south to places like the Caribbean and the South Pacific in search of the sunshine and brightness so heavily associated with the cruising experience.
Caribbean cruises benefit from sunshine year round, although January cruises fall in to the dry season, ensuring you get the best weather possible.
Major global cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises and Carnival often split their time between Europe and the Caribbean and Americas.
Given the relatively poor cruising experience available in Northern Europe during January, cruise lines offer a more extensive range of January cruises to southern destinations including the Caribbean, South America and the Canary Islands or even down under to Australia or New Zealand.
Escape the drudgery of mid-winter and sail to paradise islands of the Caribbean. Top up the tan on golden sandy beaches; explore stunning coastal resorts and idyllic tropical countryside whilst visiting the best attractions of exotic destinations like the Bahamas, Barbados and Jamaica.
Experience one of the most iconic sailing journeys with Panama Canal cruises, traversing the famous locks whilst also visiting fascinating destinations across Central America including the rich wildlife and jungles of Costa Rica or the ancient historical sites of the Mayan civilisation in Belize and Guatemala.
With the southern hemisphere experiencing its summer in January, an ideal sunshine escape would be down under to Australia and New Zealand. Marvel at the cosmopolitan and natural sights on offer, from the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to the Great Barrier Reef or even Uluru.
The surrounding islands of the South Pacific, offer an incredibly peaceful retreat, with stunning unspoilt bays, lush forestry, vegetation and clear blue seas available for an idyllic cruise retreat. Visit the picturesque paradise islands of French Polynesia like Tahiti or Fiji, you can even stay in the renowned overwater resorts of Bora Bora.
Those brave enough to face the colder weather will be rewarded with some truly spectacular scenery and views during a Norwegian fjords cruise. The dominating landscapes are at their scenic best in the winter snow, whilst January is the premier time of year to take a Northern Lights Cruise with the best chance to see the spectacular natural phenomenon.
January is also the most common starting time for a round the world cruise. The pinnacle of the cruise experience, these world cruises circumnavigate the globe for up to 4 months, visiting stunning locations around the world – the perfect way to start the year.
Enjoy our collection of January cruises to exotic destinations around the world, on a wide range of different cruise lines each bringing their own unique style and ambience to the cruising experience.