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The Perfect European Ports to Explore when on a Winter Cruise

Cruising through Europe in the winter months might not be so appealing to those who are on a quest for wall to wall sunshine and alfresco dining but enjoying a winter cruise through Europe could be the perfect holiday for those who want to experience Europe’s natural beauty and culture. From the incredible Norwegian Fjords, [...]

Cruising through Europe in the winter months might not be so appealing to those who are on a quest for wall to wall sunshine and alfresco dining but enjoying a winter cruise through Europe could be the perfect holiday for those who want to experience Europe’s natural beauty and culture.

From the incredible Norwegian Fjords, which look particularly impressive in winter, to the cosmopolitan cities and deserted streets, there are many advantages to visiting some of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations in winter with the Bolsover Cruise Club.

Arecife Lanzarote

A port of call for those going on a winter cruise who still want to experience some sunshine. Heading to the Canary Islands is ideal as their location close to the equator means they’re still just as hot and sunny in the winter months as they are all year around. Lanzarote’s main port has lots to offer tourists with plenty of bars and restaurants in the town with a gorgeous beach and plenty of water sports to get involved in.

Bergen Norway

Known as the gateway to the Norwegian Fjords, Bergan has incredible architecture and its proximity to the incredible fjords makes it a must visit destination for those wanting to get up close to nature. With opportunities to hike, climb, cycle and sail, there’s an abundance of activities to be involved in off ship.

Rotterdam The Netherlands

Often overlooked in favour of Amsterdam, Rotterdam port has plenty to offer visitors and is particularly impressive in the winter months. Less busy and without the tourist hype that Amsterdam has, Rotterdam has a much more traditional Dutch feel, giving to the city a much more authentic feel. The port has an impressive maritime history for those interested in culture seeking and has some impressive architecture with stunning views over the port.  

Istanbul Turkey

Worlds away from the rest of Europe, the location between Asia and Europe makes Istanbul a unique and diverse port to call into. From the iconic Blue Mosque to the bustling bazars, Istanbul is as exciting in the winter as it is the summer months and offers visitors a much more pleasant experience in the quitter months when looking around is much easier as there aren’t hordes of tourists.

With such a variety of different ports to visit in Europe, you’ll be able to find the perfect destinations to explore on a winter cruise with the added bonus of not having face the huge queues that you may experience in the summer months.

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