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If you’re in need of some pre- or post-Christmas sunshine to banish the long, dark nights, why not book one of our December cruise deals? Taking a cruise in December is an ideal time to visit some of the world’s most popular destinations. Sightseeing is a pleasure and there’ll be fewer tourists. From the iconic Egyptian pyramids to the stunning temples of Cambodia, here’s where our cruise deals in December could take you.

Where to cruise in December?

The Canary Islands

With an average daily temperature of 22°C and eight hours of sunshine, it’s easy to see why the Canaries are a popular destination for cruises in December. Visit Las Canteras Beach and marvel at the nativity scene made from sand sculptures. Snap up festive bargains thanks to the islands’ lower sales tax. Visit the open-air Christmas concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, swim in the sea and look up to the night skies to see them glittering with beautiful stars. Make sure to pack binoculars! Click to find cruise deals to the Canary Islands.

Egypt

December is a great time to visit Egypt and see stunning sights such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Temples of Luxor and Abu Simbel. The winter weather is more comfortable than the summer months (when temperatures can reach the sizzling mid to high 30s). December temperatures in Cairo can reach around 20°C during the day, but dip to 10°C at night, so be sure to pack layers of clothing. Sea temperatures average 24°C, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities for swimming, and you’ll have 8-10 hours of sunshine per day to enjoy. Click to find cruise deals to Egypt.

Malaysia

When considering December cruises, Malaysia should be on your must-visit list. Its all-year-round sunny weather rarely dips below 29°C. December to February are the driest, sunniest months to visit Malaysia. There’s something for everyone here – whether you’re a nature buff who prefers a rainforest hike, a keen shopper and foodie who delights in the street eats of buzzing city Kuala Lumpur, or a sun-worshipper who wants to relax on soft, pristine sands. Click to find cruise deals to Malaysia.

Thailand

Thailand experiences its cool season around December, with the previous passing monsoon season making humidity levels much more comfortable, with very little rain. It’s still nice and warm, though, with average daytime temperatures of 29°C, making it a great time to sightsee on your December cruise. Visit Thailand’s famous beach islands like Phuket, or mainland cities like Bangkok. The sea will be very inviting, too, making it perfect for keen divers and snorkellers. Click to find cruise deals to Thailand.

Singapore

Travelling to Singapore on a December cruise will see plenty of pleasant sunshine and daily temperatures of 25°C and up. It’s actually the coolest month of the year, but you wouldn’t know it. The crowds will be less than in summer, and there’s so much to do, with tempting shopping complexes, indoor markets and eateries, museums and cinemas. And if you’re in Singapore over the Christmas period, be sure to witness the mesmerising fireworks display in Marina Bay on New Year’s Eve. Click to find cruise deals to Singapore.

Cambodia

December is the perfect time to visit Cambodia because it’s during the dry season, making it ideal for exploring ancient temples and historical sites. It’s worth booking ahead if you’re planning day trips and excursions, as visiting in the early morning or evening means smaller crowds and avoiding the hot midday sun. Temperatures are still warm, despite it being winter in Cambodia, with daily temperatures reaching 22°C. Pack layers for occasional rain showers, which typically don’t last very long. Click to find cruise deals to Cambodia.

If you’re thinking of booking a cruise deal in December, you can’t go wrong with these warm destinations. They offer a mix of culture, history, nightlife, shopping, sunshine and memorable sights just waiting to be photographed. Whether you’re a fan of bustling cities or sun-drenched pristine beaches, these winter sun locations in December are perfect for escaping the chilly climes of the UK in the run-up to Christmas.

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