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Fancy a dream holiday on a cruise ship but think you can’t afford it? Think again, April is the best month to bag yourself a bargain cruise deal AND beat the summer crowds. Cruising is a great way to see the world and provides all the entertainment and excitement of life on a luxury cruise liner at sea. Affordable cruise deals in April could take you to some of these spectacular destinations.

Where to cruise in April?

The Canary Islands

Cheap cruises in April mean you could soon be island-hopping in the Canaries. With average temperatures a comfortable 20°C and with prices at their lowest, each island has something unique to offer. Explore the colossal dunes of Maspalomas by camel in Gran Canaria, visit the eerie volcanic moonscapes of Lanzarote or soak up the sun on the iconic black sandy beaches of Las Palmas. The islands offer everything from bustling carnivals and fiestas to traditional markets and wine tastings. The Easter Semana Santa processions are the biggest to take place across the islands. Click to find cruise deals to the Canary Islands.


If you’re looking for spring cruises, April in Italy is a great idea. It’s the perfect month to visit, with fewer tourists, friendlier prices and deliciously warm weather. Rome celebrates its birthday the on 21st April and this iconic city celebrates in style with must-see music concerts, live performances, festivals, fireworks and traditional gladiator shows. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain or shop like a celebrity at the Spanish Steps – not forgetting that April cruise deals cover other popular ports such as Livorno and Sorrento. Make the most of your shore leave by dining on authentic cuisine in picture-perfect Sorrento and travel on to see the sights in nearby Pompeii and Naples. Click to find cruise deals to Italy.


For many visitors, Spain means flamenco, fiestas, sangria and sunshine. Capture the essence of Spain in the springtime when it’s not too hot and not too cold. April is a month of celebration as Easter week, or Semana Santa, kicks off with elaborate floats and processions in cities across the country. If you’re a wine lover you’ll be spoiled for choice, with some great cava (sparkling wine) producers to visit in and around Barcelona. It’s a great alternative to Prosecco! Click to find cruise deals to Spain.


April cruises set sail for the Red Sea around the northern tip of Africa taking you to exotic destinations such as Egypt. This part of the world gets incredibly hot in the summer – up to 40°C – but temperatures dip slightly in April to to around 34°C, making it more comfortable to explore Egypt’s epic history. A leisurely camel ride on the desert sands of the Giza plateau is one way to see the awe-inspiring pyramids and the mighty Sphinx. Or enjoy your day in the Egypt’s second largest city, Alexandria, named after its founder – Alexander the Great. Click to find cruise deals to Egypt.


Montenegro is blessed with a Mediterranean climate, making April a great time of year to visit the picturesque port towns peppered along the coast. Sailing into the magnificent port of Kotor you’ll find an exquisitely preserved ancient town with remarkable beauty. Head 30 minutes south of Kotor and you’ll hit the charming Budva which becomes the ‘City of Masks’ as the locals celebrate the Feštadjuni carnival.  The event attracts masked participants from all over the world and the big parade that follows the next day features a carnival with music, dancing and singing in the streets. If you prefer to stay in Kotor, why not take a speedboat ride along the bay. After all, this is a port which sits on the world’s most southernmost fjord, so you can expect stunning views. Click to find cruise deals to Montenegro.


Croatia in April is beautiful, and with highs of 16°C it is the perfect time to explore the sleepy towns and picturesque villages in Istria or head for one of the country’s lively cities. If you’re a foodie, you’re in for a treat with a variety of cultural and gastronomic events and festivals. Try the eccentric pastime of asparagus-hunting in Istria, known for its aphrodisiac properties. You could also take a gastronomic bike tour in Rovinj, tasting gourmet foods along the way or head for the Dubrovnik wine festival held every April, showcasing some amazing Croatian wines from regional winemakers. Click to find cruise deals to Croatia.

There are numerous advantages to taking an off-season cruise holiday. You will be wowed by how affordable April cruise deals can be and with a myriad of exciting destinations to choose from you will be able to tick your favourites off your bucket list in no time at all.

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