Depending on where you live, the winter months can be a bit of a drag. Sure, the first snowfall and the holidays are fun, but that cold, dreary weather can be hard to take for months at a time. Sometimes you just need to get away as a mid-season pick-me-up, and a winter cruise can be the perfect way to do it. Whether you’re looking for a warm weather thaw-out or a winter wonderland embrace, here are some regions to consider for a voyage this season.
1. Costa Rica
A cruise to Costa Rica is a great choice for fleeing chilly climates and having some active eco-adventures onshore. You can explore the lush rainforest, hike volcanoes, zip-line through the jungle and spot wildlife (like sloths and monkeys!) in one of the most biodiverse regions of the world, all while staying in the comfort of your ship. Plenty of cruise lines and small ships offer itineraries to this Latin American hotspot, often including Panama Canal and other Central American ports too.