Autumn marks the transition from shimmering summer into cold and gloomy winter. It’s a season of change, renewal and remarkable natural beauty. The year’s last hurrah, if you will. Which is why travelling the world in autumn is one of life’s greatest joys, especially if you take your time and travel by sea. With hundreds of cruises for October 2016 and 2017 already available, you’ll have your pick of voyages.
Europe looks especially lovely at this time of year. The mornings are crisp and bright, and the landscape is a riot of colour. As night falls, the stars shine in a velvety sky, providing excellent conditions for stargazing. And on deck of a world-class ship is the perfect place to watch the changing world go by.
Italy is as beautiful in the autumn as she is in summer ... only less crowded and lower-priced, of course. It is harvest time, so there are festivals celebrating local wine and produce all over the country. These little festivals, or sagre as they are locally known, are the perfect way to get acquainted with authentic Italian cuisine. You can dine like a king on truffles, chocolate, fish, polenta and chestnuts.
If you want an authentic taste of autumn in all her red, orange and yellow glory, New England and Canada is the place to go. This part of the world is as famous for its autumn foliage as it is for its ice hockey and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. We’ve got a selection of cruises to North America, taking in some of the region’s most iconic cities including Boston, Portland, Quebec and Halifax.
Great question! Why should you book your October 2016 cruise with us? Because we’re cruise specialists and we love what we do. Our passion is for luxury ships, exhilarating itineraries and excellent customer service. In that respect, we’re second to none. Each and every one of our cruises is handpicked by our resident experts. Every ship and voyage we offer has undergone a strict quality-control process. We know how important is it that you get your package exactly right, so we do all we can to make that as easy as possible.