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Set sail for a warmer winter with Fred.

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Set sail for a warmer winter with Fred.

So, it’s all nice and warm now, but what about the winter? None of us like the grey skies and rain so why not keep the summer spirit alive and go on a cruise in sunnier climes during the latter months of the year. A winter warmer cruise means you can set sail to some tropical cruise destinations and beat the winter blues, swapping woolly hats for shades and hot cocoa for cocktails.

But where to go? Glad you asked! Here are some winter warmer cruise ideas that’ll keep the sun on your skin for that little bit longer:

Far East

Explore the Far East and visit lively cities and breath-taking natural splendour. Visit metropolises like Hong Kong and Tokyo or enjoy the breath taking landscapes of Vietnam. If shopping’s your thing, Dubai is the place for you or for a city break buzzing with night markets, check out Kuala Lumpur. South East Asia has it all; natural beauty, amazing wildlife, exciting cities and incredible food. Make sure to try some Vietnamese spring rolls and Malaysian Laksa soup!


Canary Islands 

From water-borne adventures and cultural diversity, the Canary Islands offer a varied and exciting winter warmer destination. With a mix of African, European, and South American cultures every day brings you something new. Sample sweet Spanish wine, savour delicious Canarian potatoes served with colourful sauces and enjoy some drinks in town after the sun goes down. With beautiful oceanic skylines, sunsets and the world-famous black beaches the Canary Islands are like none other.



Spend an exotic Christmas in the Caribbean, the ultimate luxury playground that boasts breath-taking sandy beaches, turquoise waters, cloudless blue skies and vibrant palm trees. Get a taste for local Caribbean life with panoramic views, jerk chicken, native rum and experience all of the great Caribbean flavours. Check out the capital city of Barbados with plentiful shopping at upmarket boutiques on Broad Street and get transported to the candy-coloured architecture of St John’s, Antigua with kaleidoscopic coral reefs.

Caribbean beach

South America

Take an epic South American voyage to the thrilling Buenos Aires, full of passion, tango and sunshine. Explore Salvador - Brazil’s oldest city and real party capital- a tropical, soulful intoxication and funky town, home to world class carnivals. For the world-famous white sand beaches of Ipanema and Leblon, take a trip to Rio de Janeiro, known as the Cidade Maravihosa (Marvellous city) or let Montevideo inspire you with charming museums, contemporary art, and unique mix of people - a truly magical capital exploding with life.

Rio de Janeiro

There are plenty of options for you to consider and with holidays like this on offer, you might be one of the few people actually looking forward to the winter! For more great ideas, visit our Warmer Cruising page and book yourself a spot in the sun!

by Ben Williams





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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
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IP1 5LL Ipswich, Suffolk
United Kingdom