I frequently get asked when the best time is to take a cruise to various ports around the world. The answer is not as easy as you might think. There are a lot of factors that influence the right response. Let's examine several of these factors and see how they will affect your ultimate cruise decision.
Points to Consider
Are you looking for the best weather, wanting to avoid rough seas, trying to avoid the crush of tourist overload at popular ports, looking for cheaper prices during shoulder seasons, or wanting to experience something unique like the salmon running in Alaska? For many travelers, other criteria come in to play such as school or work schedules or the desire to celebrate special occasions on the cruise.
So let’s take a look at the various regions and consider some of these issues you should consider when deciding when to take your cruise.
Australia & New Zealand
CANADA & NEW ENGLAND
South America & Antarctica