Cruise Ideas For Winter Sun
As the chilly wind returns to Britain for another winter, the blues are understandable. But Christmas is coming, and that could mean a sunny winter getaway for you and your dearest, thanks to Norweigan Cruise Lines. The warm Caribbean still has plenty of festivals and sun to to spare. If you’re fed up of freezing, why not treat yourself to a luxury cruise holiday? Here are our picks for the best places to visit.
One of the high points of St. Kitts is the scenic mountain range comprised of dormant volcanoes, where you can catch stunning views of the island from the topmost peak of Mount Liamuiga. If you’d rather sight-see closer to sea level, keep an eye out for examples of Petroglyphs, unique rock carvings created by the indigenous Carib people prior to colonisation. For quick stops, tours of the island can be done in the one and only Sugar Train, which was originally constructed for transporting sugar between plantations.
A visit to Aruba means you have to make the most of the Caribbean sun on the internationally renowned Eagle Beach. Beautiful white sand and the availability of amenities (from sun loungers to excellent cocktails) makes it a great spot for relaxing and catching some rays. Don’t forget to make a day of visiting the capital, Oranjestad, and see for yourself its eclectic mix of old and new architecture and quirky shops, as well as the archeology museum which showcases the island’s indigenous culture.
The sunny Bahamas are home to some of the world’s best beaches – but if that’s not enough, it also has an incredible pirate history. The Pirates of Nassau museum is a fun and educational day out, brimming with history and pop culture references – don’t forget to visit the gift shop, aptly named ‘Plunder’. The islands are also home to some breathtaking works of art from Bahamians, addressing many contemporary political and cultural debates at the National Art Gallery.
Controlled by England for its colonial past, Antigua has a rich military history and several monuments to this to see on the island. You’ll be rewarded with stunning views of Guadalupe from the ruins of Shirley Heights, an 18th century fortress, where you can also catch some excellent locally sourced live music during their weekly fish barbeques. Finally, snap the perfect sunset photo over the ocean from Devil’s Bridge.