When you embark on a cruise holiday, you get the best of both worlds. You’ll be on-board a floating hotel packed with things to do while at sea. And by sailing from port to port, you’ll discover destinations you’ve only dreamed of. We’ve lined up some amazing cruise deals in October to whet your appetite.
The average temperature in Croatia in October is 20°C, perfect for more energetic activities. Keen walkers will find trails for every age and ability. You’ll discover hidden beaches, picturesque villages, city views and vineyards. The country’s food scene is fantastic, too. Eat your fill of black and white truffles in Istria, gorge on olives in Punat or try chestnut dishes, music and a game of baci at the Chestnut Festival in the town of Lovran. Click to find cruise deals to Croatia.
Cruises in October can take you to Malta, a Mediterranean jewel surrounded by azure waters and golden beaches. The island’s capital city, Valletta, offers a showstopping arrival as you cruise into the spectacular Grand Harbour. The entire city is a World Heritage site and is renowned for its yearly calendar of festivals and events. Notte Bianca is an annual celebration of Maltese arts and culture lighting up the city for one special night. You will be treated to open-air performances in the streets and piazzas. You’ll also get access to state palaces and museums to enjoy free art exhibitions and live theatre. Click to find cruise deals to Malta.
Cheap cruises in October set sail for Montenegro where the ports of Kotor, Budva and Bar provide the gateway to historic towns, beautiful beaches and pretty villages. The central region has its fair share of attractions, too. A shore excursion in a cun (small boat) on Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkans, will transport you along idyllic lakeside villages and old monasteries. The lake is also home to one of the area’s most famous fruits which grows in the water: the sweet-tasting water chestnut. Wine tasting at the picturesque vineyards in Cemovsko Polje is another great way to spend some time in this beautiful country. Click to find cruise deals to Montenegro.
Slovenia may be small in size but the bonus is that you’ll never be far from its unspoilt beaches and pine-packed mountains. A cruise in October is the ideal time to visit, with temperatures hovering around 20°C. The waters are still warm enough for a tranquil dip, and it’s delightful to walk the cobbled streets of Slovenia’s magnificent capital Ljubljana. Maximise your shore leave with a tour of Lake Bled and a visit to the fairy-tale castle at Predjama. October also ushers in wine fairs, festivals and gastronomic events throughout the country. Click to find cruise deals to Slovenia.
October in Greece offers warm weather, fewer tourists and reasonable prices. Whether you’re on the mainland or on one of the many Greek islands, you’ll be spoilt by a cornucopia of stunning beaches, mouth-watering cuisine and rich culture. One of Santorini’s cultural highlights in October is sun-dried octopus which the locals grill to your liking. Hike the White Mountains in Crete or take in the waterfalls, lakes and unique flora and fauna in Samaria Gorge National Park. You’ll also see the magnificent loggerhead turtles at this time of year on several islands, including Zakynthos. And if you’re on Greece at the end of October, be sure to enjoy Oxi Day, its biggest national holiday. It’s celebrated with a host of parades and special events. Click to find cruise deals to Greece.
When you are sailing the Caribbean seas, you’ll navigate its multitude of islands. With some fabulous October cruise deals you could find yourself partying at the Bermuda Music Festival or sipping a selection of rums from across the region. The annual Bonaire International Sailing Regatta offers a week-long program of sporting events and parties, culminating with a street carnival. Click to find cruise deals to the Caribbean.
October cruises are heading for hundreds of exciting destinations this year. With so many to choose from, your only problem will be deciding which part of the world you want to wake up to every morning. You’ll be surprised at how many experiences you can pack into your itinerary, so be prepared to tick off that wish list.