Once winter rolls in, it doesn’t take much to want to escape the cold and take a vacation. If you’re looking to plan a winter trip, why not make it a winter cruise? Here, our Newark Airport parking company has a few destination suggestions for your adventure:
Caribbean cruises are some of the most popular winter cruises among travelers. While it’s cold and dreary in the Northeast, winter weather in the Caribbean is usually in the 80s and sunny. And with lots of islands to choose from, you can plan an Eastern Caribbean cruise or a Western Caribbean cruise. Because of its popularity, the best times to book a cruise are after New Year and before late February.
The Galapagos Islands
This group of islands off the coast of Ecuador is a great vacation destination, but many travelers overlook the idea of a Galapagos Islands cruise. Book your trip in the winter and you’ll enjoy calmer seas and clearer waters (which is great for snorkeling and diving). For the best prices, wait until February or March. You may even see baby green turtles or giant tortoises hatching during this time.
Looking for a cruise that’s totally unique? Head to the frozen continent of Antarctica. From December through February, you’ll find temperatures in the 30s, which means better navigation for cruise ships and the ability to explore the land off the ship. These cruises offer once-in-a-lifetime whale watching, seal and penguin spotting, and things like kayaking alongside glaciers as well as 24 hours of daylight.
The most popular time to go to Europe is during the summer, which means cruise ships and major European cities are packed with tourists. Wait until winter and you’ll find fewer crowds at many of the area’s major attractions as well as lower prices. Plus, Europe in the winter can be magical, from light snowfalls and hushed fog to hot cocoa in a quaint cafe and a cozy fireplace in a bed & breakfast.
When it’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere, which makes South America a great place to go. Head to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Punta Arenas, and more. The most popular times for a South American cruise are during the holidays, so try to book yours before Christmas or after the New Year for the best deals.
No matter where you decide to go on your winter cruise, don’t forget to make a Newark Airport parking reservation with Value. We offer both short-term and long-term parking options for your convenience.