Escape the cold with an autumn cruise
With summer beginning to draw to a close, you would be forgiven for wondering where all the time has gone. As per usual, the British summer has seen its fair share of warmer temperatures marred with spells of mild and wetter conditions. It seems almost impossible to believe that autumn is finally here but, throughout September, October and November, Pullmantur Cruises will offer the perfect remedy. The line will be operating itineraries throughout the autumn months to some of the most beautiful destinations within Europe and the Caribbean and, this week, we take a look at six of the best cruising options available.
While some holiday-makers opt to stay away from Greece throughout summer due to the intense heat, many opt to enjoy the milder temperatures of the autumn and winter months instead. A cruise offers one of the best ways in which to see as many of the Greek islands as possible in a short period of time. Sailing out of Piraeus (Athens), this seven-night itinerary will take you to Mykonos, Souda Bay, Rhodes, Patmos and Santorini – offering plenty of opportunities for beach relaxation.
Breezes of the Mediterranean
One of the most popular itineraries with Pullmantur is the classic Breezes of the Mediterranean sailing. Departing out of one of the many ports, this seven-night roundtrip cruise will take you to a range of towns and cities across southern France, Spain and Italy. Toulon provides a point of access to the charming region of Provence as well as an opportunity to visit the French city of Marseille. You will also be able to experience the magnificent cities of Barcelona and Rome, admire the archaeological site of Pompeii from Naples, travel to Florence out of Livorno and relax on the golden beaches of France via Villefranche.
Bilbao to Lisbon
If you are looking for a short weekend escape or simply want to test the waters before dedicating to a longer cruise, you may appreciate the Bilbao to Lisbon cruise itinerary. Sailing on board Monarch, you will be able to take full advantage of the all-inclusive offering across two nights as you travel from the Spanish city of Bilbao to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon.
Canaries and Caribbean
The Canary Islands are one of the most popular cruising options available with Pullmantur, with the line operating several itineraries within the region throughout winter. It may be a little bit early to start talking about the Canary Islands sailings, but the Canaries and Caribbean cruise offers the best of both worlds. Sailing out of the sun-kissed Gran Canaria, this 13-night journey will take you across the Atlantic towards the Dutch Caribbean islands of Saint Martin, Curacao and Aruba before finishing in the Panamanian city of Colon.
Antilles and South Caribbean
When you think of the Caribbean, the first thing that springs to mind is white-sand beaches which are lined with palm trees and brushed by glistening turquoise waters. This dream becomes a reality upon visiting the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Saint Martin. Additionally, passengers will also be able to admire the Panama Canal from Colon and travel to the Colombian city of Cartagena.
Those seeking a shorter taste of the Caribbean, or simply looking to explore a range of beautiful destinations throughout Central America, will be more than impressed with the four-night South Caribbean sailing. You can admire the charming old town in the Colombian city of Cartagena, the lush green forests of Costa Rica’s Puerto Limon and the magnificent man-made wonder that is the Panama Canal in Colon.
Although September may be almost here, there is no reason why you can’t still find somewhere to soak up the sun. Pullmantur’s range of all-inclusive itineraries offer great-value opportunities to see the world. For more information or to book one of the itineraries listed above, contact us via the freephone number above or complete the online enquiry form.