5 of the best places to cruise in July

Posted: 19 June 2019 9:33 am

Explore some new destinations and get out of your winter funk.

  • While now is not the right time to travel, these destinations can inspire your future travel plans.

Winter is well and truly here and it’s time get out and explore somewhere new that will have your camera clicking and your days filled with adventure.

Our list of best places includes classic beach destinations, warmed-up winter hot spots and some quirky up-and-coming cruise journeys.

Top 5 places to cruise in July

1. Fiji

Soak up some sun during a few days in paradise.

Daydreaming about lying on a tropical beach without a worry in the world? Fiji is filled with white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and friendly locals. You can visit it on a short vacation while exploring the South Pacific.

  • Departures from: Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.
  • Why July? July is one the sunniest and driest months with great visibility if you’re in for some snorkelling or diving.

2. Indonesia

Hit the latest cruise destination before it really takes off.

Cruises to Indonesia have been taking off in popularity for Aussies recently and for a very good reason.

The island nation has more ports than you could fit in one trip with stops like the popular Bali and Komodo as well as a unique combination of natural sites and rich cultural experiences.

  • Departures from: One-way journeys start from Brisbane, Melbourne, Darwin, Sydney and Cairns with more departures available from Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Why July? July brings low rainfall and milder temperatures.

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3. Alaska

Kilometres of scenic coastlines just made for cruising.

A bucket list destination for many, Alaska in July has lots on offer. Fishing enthusiasts can reel in a variety of salmon and wildlife lovers can spot bears, visit seabird colonies and marvel at the fur seal pups and baby sea lions.

While the wildlife is often the star attraction, cruisers can also look forward to the massive glaciers and towering mountains that make this region a real treat.

  • Departures from: Vancouver and Seattle are popular starting points.
  • Why July? Smack bang in the middle of the cruise season, July is the warmest month to visit and great for wildlife viewing.

4. Northern Europe

Norwegian fjords and Baltic ports in almost 24-hour daylight.

With almost a full day of sunlight, you'll have plenty of time to see your favourites. Northern Europe also has one of the shortest cruise seasons around, making it even more of a gem.

Whether you're looking for the breathtaking coastal scenery of Norway, the distinct culture of Tallinn or Helsinki or the city wonders in Stockholm or St Petersburg, a cruise to these less-visited ports will keep you captivated.

  • Departures from: London, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland and Sweden are popular starting points.
  • Why July? You'll avoid the European holidays while still enjoying the warm summer weather.

5. Canada and New England

Picturesque villages and historical port cities with a unique flavour.

A cruise in this region is all about eye-catching scenery, quaint towns with lighthouses, maritime history and hiking the French Canadian countryside.

Throw in some lobster rolls and whale watching and you’ve got yourself a vacation to remember.

  • Departures from: Most departures are from Boston, New York, Baltimore and Montreal.
  • Why July? The weather has started to warm up so you can enjoy exploring under crisp blue skies.

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