Cruises in June are a great way to see the best of Europe and the Mediterranean when the weather is warm and sunny, but without being too hot. Prices can also be easier on the purse strings than the summer holiday peak months of July and August, which is great if you’re looking for cruise deals in June and need to watch the pennies. Here’s our round-up of destinations that will inspire your next summer cruise getaway.
Beach and water babies will love the sun-drenched beaches of Corsica, an island which boasts nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. In June, the mercury hits 25°C, and the beaches around St Florent are perfect for catching a few rays or trying your hand at snorkelling. The island also hosts the famous Ajaccio Jazz Festival, which is perfect for couples to enjoy during balmy evenings. Foodies will love the great selection of bars and restaurants that line the Calvi Marina, and there’s a laid-back market in L’Ile Rousse selling beautiful souvenirs. Click to find cruise deals to Corsica.
An ever-popular summer destination with Brits, why not snap up a bargain and enjoy all that Spain has to offer with June cruise deals? The sea is still pleasant enough for swimming (around 20°C), while on the Costa Brava and further south you’ll be able to take full advantage of more space on the beach, and quieter restaurants and cafes. If you’re venturing further inland for the day, temperatures will creep up and the climate will be much drier (with little wind). Overall, daily June temperatures in Spain reach an average of 22°C. Click to find cruise deals to Spain.
The sun gets very strong in Croatia during the height of summer , so enjoying cruises in June and visiting this beautiful country in this milder month can be a wise decision. Dubrovnik enjoys average daily temperatures of 22°C, perfect for exploring the old town that is a Unesco World Heritage site. Also worth checking out is the cable car that travels up Mount Srd to give unparalleled views of the city. Dubrovnik’s city beach, Banje, is great if you have kids in tow. If you’re heading to Split, walking around the old town in June is a joy as you tour the maze of tiny streets and passages. Click to find cruise deals to Croatia.
A cruise in June 2019 is a great time to discover Greece. At the start of summer, this is where the islands burst into life and activity. And travelling this early into the hottest season ensures you avoid peak crowds but still enjoy the dry Mediterranean climate. With average daily temperatures of 24°C, it’s warm but not sweltering – perfect for sunbathing or doing water sports. You’ll also experience the cooling Meltemi winds that come in from the north Aegean Sea, which are also great for windsurfers. Click to find cruise deals to Greece.
This eastern European gem is best enjoyed in the balmy climes of June, with temperatures reaching a tempting 23°C. Nights can be more refreshing and dip by a few degrees, so be sure to pack a jacket or layers. The Bay of Kotor overlooking the Adriatic Sea, complete with its epic mountainous landscape, is best enjoyed during this quieter month. There’s plenty of daylight hours and a chance to watch the sun set. Sea temperatures are 24°C and perfect for swimming, diving and snorkelling. Visit the historical old town packed with bars, restaurants, monuments and little alleys to explore. Click to find cruise deals to Montenegro.
Denmark is best experienced in the summer months when the landscape is in full bloom and the weather is likely to be dry and sunny most days. Home to cafe culture, museums and art galleries aplenty, there’s so much culture to soak up in Copenhagen, which only looks more colourful in the sunshine. Click to find cruise deals to Denmark.
Why not visit some the gems of central and eastern Europe on a June cruise? Experience culture, fine dining, bustling cities, lush verdant landscapes and beautiful beaches. And by taking a holiday that lets you make the most of the sunshine before the peak season begins, it’s great if you’re on a budget. Time to pack your bags and get planning your next dream cruise!