If you’re thinking of brightening up your 2019 with a cruise once all the Christmas festivities have come to an end, then embarking on a sailing in February is a great idea. It’s a popular time to take a cruise, thanks to February half term and a wide range of sumptuously hot destinations to enjoy.

If you often suffer from the New Year blues – with the summer seemingly years away – a cruise in February is the perfect stop-gap in between. Cruising during this month offers a fantastic range of destinations in the sun to sail to and if you’re wondering where’s hot in February, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s some of our favourites…

The Canary Islands

Thanks to their location, plenty of hot sun sweeps over the Canary Islands every year. They’re a popular holiday choice in both summer and winter, thanks to their toasty temperatures all year round due to being located just off the coast of Africa.

These islands are well known for their volcanic sands, but that doesn’t mean the beaches are any less pretty. On top of beautiful beaches you’ve also got World Heritage Sites at your fingertips, such as Mount Teide in Tenerife, the highest point in all of Spain.

Lanzarote is a dream for scuba divers, thanks to its vast underwater realms of mystery and you can be sure that even in February, both divers and glass bottom boat tours are ready to reveal the mysteries of the deep.

Gran Canaria isn’t to be missed either, taking its cue from classic Spanish culture. Your shore excursions can see you meeting dolphins and riding camels over the desert, all in one day.

The Caribbean

One part of the world you can always count on for hot February holidays is the Caribbean, where sunshine and blue skies are always guaranteed. And of course, anyone who’s ever stepped onboard a cruise ship  in this region will tell you that cruising is the best way to see these islands in style!

The carnival atmosphere of the Bahamas is offset brilliantly by the laid-back outlook of Jamaica, while Latin fever hits all the high notes in Havana, the Cuban capital. Here, classic cars and big cigars rule the day alongside vibrant music and big smiles. When all the revelry gets too much, you can head to the quiet nooks of sunny Saint Maarten to slip into a hammock and read a book by sunset.

You even have the option of enjoying one of Marella Cruises’ Cruise and Stay packages in Bridgetown, Barbados. That means a week long cruise around the Caribbean’s most tempting islands, followed by a hotel stay of up to seven nights. It’s the best of both worlds! What could be better?


It’s easy to forget just how warm it can get in the Far East. Compared to back home, this region can see highs of up to 31°C in the month of February. A cruise around this fascinating part of the world really will delight you with a mixture of both the old and the new.

Cruises these days are expanding their horizons – and that means you can too. Picturesque places such as Thailand are likely to be part of your Asia cruise, as are dreamy destinations like Singapore and Malacca.

Your cruise will also take advantage of the thousands of islands that make up this part of the world, like Malaysia’s Langkawi. Temples, beaches and fascinating cultures are in full flow here, while over in Penang, on Malaysia’s mainland, you can take in the foodie scene and sublime shopping.

Vietnam also features on lots of cruise itineraries. You’ll get amongst the deep jungle on exciting shore excursions as well as discover colonial French touches that have helped shape this unique destination.

Time to book?

If you’re feeling inspired, why not give us a call on 0800 107 2323. We’re always on hand to find your your next sailing. Your fabulous February cruise could be just around the corner!

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