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Top Ten Autumn Cruises

Mark Gale

Mark Gale

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Lifestyle

Check out where you could be jetting off to this Autumn!

Feeling the need to see a bit more of the world in comfort? It’s not too late to book an autumn cruise, and in fact this is a great time of year for it. Prices have passed their peak, the summer hordes have departed the Mediterranean and the winter sun-seekers haven’t yet descended on the Caribbean.

We’ve picked out some unusual and interesting cruises with autumn departures to pique your curiosity. Even if you think you’re not a ‘cruise person’, these might just change your mind.

See one of the world’s most spectacular natural displays

Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten takes adventurous travellers to the top of the world to view the aurora borealis. Its Astronomy Voyage invites astronomy experts to give lectures en route. Definitely one for stargazers. 

See the Northern Lights on-board this cruise!

Go east

This 30-night epic voyage departs from Liverpool and takes in numerous cities bursting with historical interest both ancient and modern. Gibraltar, Malta, Odessa, Sochi and Istanbul are on the itinerary for this Saga cruise, called Istanbul and the Black Sea.  

Beer cruise

To some, this will sound too good to be true, but Avalon Waterways’ Blue Danube Discovery Beer Lovers River Cruise really does exist. During your 13 days on the Danube, an excellently named ‘Beer Pope’ (beer expert) will be on hand to explain the local brews. Prost!  

Beer on the beach

Expect the unexpected

There’s not much information available on Hebridean Island Cruises’ Autumn Surprise – but that’s the point. The captain of the Hebridean Princess takes travellers to his favourite destinations around the islands, deciding the itinerary daily.  

Time to relax

This 34-night USA & Caribbean Cruise, from P&O Cruises, promises a nice long Atlantic crossing, then plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere and the sunshine in the Caribbean. A classic.  

Family fun

Disney Cruises might not be everyone’s cup of tea – but there’s no doubt that they sure know how to entertain. Take the grandkids along on the 7-Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral with Halloween on the High Seas and watch their faces light up!  

Visit the penguins

Quark Expeditions, as its name suggests, caters to the more adventurous cruise-goer. The Antarctic Explorer will take you to the world’s most remote and wildest continent.  

Photographing a Penguin

Feel the wind in your sails

Star Clipper’s fleet of breath-taking sailing ships promise every luxury you could wish for – plus they’ll let you climb the mast! The Yachtman's Paradise is the perfect sailing cruise around Turkey and Greece.  

Go large

Harmony Of The Seas is the world’s biggest cruise liner. Join her on the Barcelona To Florida Cruise as she heads east for winter. 

Barcelona's main beach

Make an impact

Fathom’s Cruise To Cuba is half cruise, half cultural exchange. Marketed at US citizens but open to all, it promises real adventure while helping to build understanding between the US and Cuba. 

 

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