Winter cruise holidays: Ten of the best

When is the best time to go on a cruise? Here's why you should choose winter

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Winter is arguably the best time of year for a cruise holiday. With the Caribbean heating up, the Northern Lights putting on magical displays and the sunshine of the Canary Islands calling, we can't think of a better time to set sail on a winter cruise.

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As well as providing some of the best of seasonal fun, from festive theme park visits on a Disney Cruise to trips to Christmas markets on a Viking river cruise, winter cruise holidays can offer great value if you grab a last-minute wave season bargain or just a wonderful opportunity to escape Britain's coldest months and bask in the winter sun.

They don't have to be all about the relaxation either as there are plenty of adventures for those in search of them, such as witnessing magnificent wildlife on an African cruise safari, or going husky sledding on a Northern Lights cruise.

There's a lot more to winter cruising than exploring the Canaries these days? Some of the hottest destinations to visit on a cruise include Cuba, Dubai and Japan. Then there's Australia and New Zealand - the perfect places to visit during the UK winter on a fabulous fly-cruise.

Thinking of escaping on a winter cruise in 2017 or 2018? See our pick of the best trips to book right now.

Winter cruise holidays

Winter cruise holidays