December 13. As winter sets in, cruise lines are offering a variety of warm weather escapes to the Caribbean, Mexico and far-flung destinations in the South Pacific and the Persian Gulf. This winter will see the launches of new ships and itineraries aimed at attracting a broad demographic of cruisers, particularly young first-timers.
Here are some of the most anticipated trips to sunny spots.
- Icon of the Seas: Eastern Caribbean and the Bahamas
- Explora I: Caribbean
- Carnival Jubilee: Western Caribbean
- Norwegian Pride of America: Hawaii
- Azamara Quest: Chilean Fjords
- Celebrity Solstice: Vietnam and Thailand
- Oceania Regatta: Auckland, New Zealand, to Papeete, Tahiti
- MSC Opera and Virtuosa: The Emirates
Source: The New York Times