Why slog it out waiting for December to roll around when you could be celebrating Christmas in a matter of weeks? OK, so it may not be an officially recognised holiday but we love the idea of Christmas in July and think it’s the perfect excuse to whisk yourself away on a luxurious cruise. Especially as it’s the middle of winter! To get you inspired we’ve come up with a list of our favourite July 25 cruises that will have you grinning like it’s Christmas morning!
Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Spain, France – MSC Cruises
Want to spend July soaking up the glorious European sun? This seven night Italy, Malta, Tunisia, Spain and France cruise showcases the very best of Europe’s gems. All experienced from the luxury of MSC Fantasia. Start on July 19th in the Italian port of Genoa which boasts an intriguing juxtaposition of modern metropolis and historic charm. Sample the world famous pizza of Naples, then explore the Balearic bliss of Palma de Mallorca. After a day in bustling Barcelona start gearing up for a fun filled July 25 in the stunning French city of Marseille.
Western Caribbean – Royal Caribbean
Dreaming of palm trees, balmy nights and pina coladas? Swap the chilly winter months for the wonderfully warm weather of the Western Caribbean. Royal Caribbean will take you there in style on-board the luxurious Freedom of the Seas. Start on the mountainous private island of Labadee before making a beeline for the colourful Jamaican port of Falmouth. After day trips to George Town in the Cayman Islands and Mexico’s colourful town of Cozumel, you’ll spend July 25 at-sea enjoying all the amazing features Freedom of the Seas has to offer.
Cairns, Lizard Island, Pelorus Island – Coral Princess Cruises
If you’re short on time and want to stay close to home, cruising to tropical Cairns is a great way to celebrate Christmas in July. Get the party started in Queensland before heading to Cooktown, Lizard Island and Ribbons Reef. Immerse yourself in the incredible marine world of the Great Barrier Reef before finding total paradise on the pristine shores of Pelorus Island. What better way to spend July 25? But the fun’s not over yet! There are still calls at Dunk Island and Fitzroy Island to be had before heading back to Cairns.
Whether you plan to spend Christmas in July on-board a luxurious cruise ship or simply enjoying the company of family and friends from the comfort of your own home, we wish you a very merry July 25!
Images sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credits: Melisa Brawner, Jim Pennucci