Inspiring cruise photos: just in time for Black Friday

Black Friday inspired cruise photos

The cruise lines are busy preparing plenty of hot deals and incentives to entice cruisers to book this weekend. Whilst the sales and marketing machines are cranking out the offers, I decided to to put together a montage of fun places you might like to visit.

Baltic and Scandinavia cruising

Peak season for the Baltic is between May and early September.  Plan to find an itinerary that allows for maximum time in port to explore. Stockholm and Copenhagen are the most popular turnaround ports. A bonus is a longer cruise, about 12 days with a an overnight in the port. I would suggest arriving at least a day before the cruise to acclimate, rest, and start to get a feel for the area.

Sailing into Norway a popular destination on Baltic and Scandinavia cruise itineraries.


St. Petersburg, Russia.

Tip: When cruising the Baltic, make sure to check the itinerary for maximum time in St. Petersburg. Also, plan to budget enough money for shore excursions in this port. Because of strict restrictions, cruise visitors will encounter some red tape when it comes to roaming around on their own. Taking organized shore excursions is preferred (either offered by the cruise line or through a private tour operator.)

River cruising

One of the best ways to experience Europe is on a river cruise.  The Danube, Rhine and Seine are three popular river cruise destinations in Europe.

Seine River, Paris, France


Honfleur, France: a must see excursion on any river cruise in Normandy.

Asia cruising

Consider cruising in late Fall or early Spring for the best weather. The southern countries will offer the warmest temperatures, so if swimming in the pool or going to the beach is on your bucket list, make sure to plan ahead.

Popular cruise destinations include port calls in China, Japan, southeast Asia, South KoreaVietnam, Thailand, India, and Malaysia.  Tip: try to include Hong Kong in your itinerary selection. This popular turnaround port has a lot to offer. To learn more about Hong Kong check out our review.


Silversea Cruises in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong


Seoul, South Korea.







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