Look forward to better times and sunnier climes by planning a late cruise for next year.
From remote island escapes in Hawaii to a bucket list trip in Australia, there are choice winter sun cruises to choose from, now.
Iglu and Planet Cruise offer the following getaways ...
Ultimate Southern Caribbean with Celebrity Cruises, departs December 2, 2021.
Those seeking to escape the chilly months can join this 12-night island-hopping cruise across the Southern Caribbean.
After a day enjoying the beachfront and spotting pink flamingos in the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, guests will sail over two days to the sun-kissed Virgin Islands.
In Sint Maarten, with secluded white beaches and clear blue water, guests can surf and sunbathe at Mullet Bay before heading to the golden coastline of St Lucia.
Next, in Barbados, guests can swim with sea turtles, join a wildlife safari ride or paddleboard to hidden coves.
Then back to Fort Lauderdale for a full day of excursions to enjoy in St Kitts and Antigua. On board, guests can sip a sunset cocktail at the alfresco bar or relax in the spa.
Planet Cruise offers this from £1,814 per person including return flights from the UK and the chance to upgrade to an all inclusive package for £55 per person per day including a drinks package, $150 per person onboard spend, all gratuities and complimentary WiFi.
Hawaiian Islands with Princess Cruises, departs January 15, 2022.
Known as the land of light and warmth, Hawaii is an idyllic winter sun retreat. Following hotel stays in Vegas and Los Angeles, guests will arrive in Hilo, known for its waterfalls, gardens and sandy beaches.
Further along the coast, spend a day exploring Honolulu, from swimming with sharks in turquoise lagoons to trekking the famed Koko Crater.
Then to Kauai, a remote escape with only three per cent of the island developed. With fewer crowds and a slow pace of life, Kauai allows guests to completely relax and rejuvenate on golden beaches.
Hopping across to Lahania, the trip can be rounded off with lunch under the largest tree in the USA, or coral-reef snorkeling alongside different species of the state’s triggerfish.
On board Princess Cruises Grand Princess, guests can dine in one of 15 restaurants, or watch a movie under the sunset.This Planet Cruise 20-night holiday is from £1,999 per person including return flights from the UK, all hotel stays, overseas transfers and the chance to upgrade to Princess Plus for £35 per person per day including a drinks package, complimentary WiFi and all gratuities.
Coastal Australia with Princess Cruises, departs March 11, 2022.
Join this voyage on board Princess Cruises Coral, soaking up the best of Australia. Following a three night hotel stay in Sydney with an exclusive tour of the Opera House, this 34-night cruise sails past mixed and dramatic landscapes.
Highlights include feasting through Brisbane, exploring nature in Alotau and visiting remote tropical forests in Kimberley.
The cruise also offers a chance to explore the cities of Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide before stopping off at Tasmania, for two days of touring and hiking. On board, guests can choose from ten restaurants, visit the theatre or play outdoor mini-golf.
Costs £3,999 per person with Iglu, including return flights, hotel stays, overseas transfers, ocean-view to balcony cabin upgrade and the chance to upgrade to Princess Plus for £35 per person per day including a beverage package, complimentary WiFi and gratuities.