Now it is definitely time to book to find the sun, it must be somewhere – Seriously it is cold in the UK – we are off! Obviously we have to, but we next fly out to the Caribbean as do most cruise staff this time of year – but not all. Just back from the Adriatic as you will have seen from our evening sail out of Venice, Zadar and Dubrovnik films, the Game of Thrones one is in the edit next. Fingers crossed that our first grand child arrives on time before we go! We have just one port change to our Caribbean cruise as we mention in the storm update we did. As we said the main affect to potential cruisers is there are deals to be had.

 Click here for Fred Olsoens late deals, they list them all together

As the flights are changed for the entertainers that would have changed over mid cruise in islands that are closed and ships are re-routed, we are starting to update our winter sun destination films in the Caribbean and Canary Islands. With a new grand child we are likely on land a little more this season. January we always have mixed emotions, the ski slopes (January is already booked) and the long distance cruise legs on the ships travelling the world. Traditionally we normally do a leg on the Arcadia’s 99 night circumnavigation but the diary is looking full. I must say we are drawn to the 50 night Amazon Adventure because we have never been there. If you think it is time to spend the inheritance, then one of these long cruises may be just for you. Or, the new trend, to take the whole family away, three or four generations cruising together. What with that and the huge increase in Cruise Weddings the winter will once again fly by.

Back on land we have approved some new changes readied by the IT department and there are now Airport Parking Deals, and Hotel Deals section and blogs to fit. You may ask why a hotels section, that is because of the increase in fly cruises and more and more people staying for a while before or after.

FESTIVE SEASON

We have a new Christmas menu. We are now musing as to how much of that might stay up all year. The films are still set to load later, so it looks a little empty but it is a bit early and we want to time them right. Fun films and Christmas Markets will hit in November, but we are looking for your films of ships decked out for Christmas!! The Caribbean menus are still in three sections because it is a huge area. Contact via the web site.

You will see the winter menus – The northern Caribbean route and Florida starts at Charleston and Bermuda and come down to Key West (big favourite but has been hit so may have limited access for a few more weeks). Then we have the actual islands in the Caribbean Sea, and finally the ABC islands and Central America. There are some fascinating places that we hope you can research using the resources here. The Caribbean is a big area and a long season, and you may be wondering what all the islands are and who they belong to, if so, we have the Caribbean explained.

But where can you go to find the sun? There are some great last minute deals to chase the sun into Arabia and the Canary Islands. Dolphins swum alongside the ship in the sea near Madeira and given the rain we though we might see them last weekend on the way to the supermarket.

  • Thomson Winter Cruisesclick here for the latest offers for this Winter Cruise Deals

Let us share some typical routes. The Canary Island route and the Caribbean are very popular at this time of the year, but you may be planning a summer break or a trip to the Baltic Christmas Markets. The Fjords can be wet this time of year – but has anyone seen Stavanger in the sun?

We look for unusual islands like Sardinia in the early autumn but there comes a time when the Canary Islands as much as they are easy and will remain sunny, and not as hot as the Caribbean. These are the Thomson Winter deals.

Now is the time the Caribbean season looms and the late deals will start to appear at the P&O sites, and when they do, we have the links all found and listed for you. P&O late deals, Fred Olsen Late Deals and SAGA Late Deals all on one page to compare the deals.

If you are on a fly cruise and fancy a romantic book to read, read the first chapter of American Portrait here, as Violet flies into Canaveral to start her Caribbean cruise only to find another woman doing her job. Will it all go wrong? Or read the section in Tortola when she visits the slavery museum with the young painter. Then down load it to your kindle for the plane. Solo Cruiser book series.

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