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Planning Ahead: Winter Sun Destinations

By HarryTuesday 09th August 2016

Plan ahead for your winter escape. Plan ahead for your winter escape.


Everybody loves a summer holiday, but there’s nothing quite like a sunny winter escape. With Royal Caribbean, you can wave goodbye to the chilly temperatures and icy winds as you set off on an unforgettable adventure to warmer climes. Explore the mysteries of Dubai, unwind on the white-sands of the Caribbean, discover Asia’s delights, or go even further afield. Take a look at a few of our cruises and start planning ahead for your winter sun getaway.


November: South Pacific Cruise

Experience the beauty of New Caledonia. Experience the beauty of New Caledonia.
How long: Nine nights
Itinerary: Sydney, Australia → Two days at sea → Lifou, Loyalty Islands → Vila, Vanuatu → Mystery Island, Vanuatu → Noumea, New Caledonia → Two days at sea → Sydney, Australia
Head to the other side of the world for this amazing nine-night cruise around the South Pacific. Explore secluded beaches and amazing views in Lifou, followed by stops at two of Vanuatu’s most beautiful islands. Then it’s off to the jewel of the South Pacific, New Caledonia, before finishing up in Sydney. Throw in a couple of extraordinary days at sea and you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable holiday.
Try the… Ukava Village Cultural Immersion Shore Excursion

December: Arabian Gulf Holiday

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
How long: Seven nights
Itinerary: Dubai, United Arab Emirates → Khasab, Oman → Two days in Muscat, Oman → At sea → Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates → Two days in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Our Arabian Gulf holidays take you through some of the most exciting parts of the Middle East, for experiences that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Wander through Dubai’s bustling souks and explore Muscat, a historic gem, then spend a whole day enjoying life onboard. Choose from delicious food and drink options, check out all the awesome onboard activities, catch a show, or simply relax poolside. The choice is yours.
Try the… Dune Dinner Safari Shore Excursion

January: Western Caribbean

Discover beachside Mayan ruins in Mexico. Discover beachside Mayan ruins in Mexico.
How long: Five nights
Itinerary: Tampa, Florida → At sea → George Town, Grand Cayman → Cozumel, Mexico → At sea → Tampa, Florida
The Caribbean is lovely all year round and it’s the perfect place to escape a chilly winter. On this five-night cruise around the Western Caribbean, you’ll stop at some of the region’s most colourful destinations. You’ll fall in love with Grand Cayman’s picture-perfect beaches and you’ll be wowed by Mexico’s ancient Mayan ruins, all while soaking up the warming Caribbean sun. Plus, several days at sea give you a chance to explore the ship.
Try the... Tulum Ruins and Beach Break Shore Excursion

February: Spice of Southeast Asia

Explore stunning temples in Penang. Explore stunning temples in Penang.
How long: Five nights
Itinerary: Singapore → Penang, Malaysia → Langkawi, Malaysia → Phuket, Thailand → At sea → Singapore
The final cruise to inspire your winter getaway is the Spice of Southeast Asia. Your journey begins in ultra-modern Singapore, with its impressive skyscrapers and casinos, and from there you’ll cruise to Malaysia. With stops in Penang and Langkawi, you’ll experience a few of Malaysia’s best sights, including stunning temples and picturesque islands. Your final destination is Phuket in Thailand, which is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Try the… Phang Nga Bay Shore Excursion

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