Editorial Team


We all know what winter looks like in the UK, but have you ever experienced this season in other corners of the world? From sipping a Piña Colada or two underneath the blue skies of the Caribbean to the magical Christmas markets in Northern Europe, there’s lots of fun-filled adventures to be had on one of our holidays. 

Where in the world do you want to go?

Want to witness dramatic landscapes? With reflective waters and towering, snow-topped mountains, Norway gives you perfect backdrops for your pictures. Perhaps you’d like to dive a bit deeper into the history of places you’ll visit? Northern Europe has a rich past that’s waiting to be explored. Maybe you’ll be tempted by the sweet smell from some of the finest bakeries whilst on a Short Break or you’ll want to get your blood pumping with adrenaline-filled adventures in the Caribbean? With the luxury of visiting so many places in one go, coupled with mesmerising ocean views and incredible experiences on board, a cruise holiday with us is the best way to uncover some of the world's most magical places.


As well as returning to 12 ports for the first time in five or more years, we’ve also got some great holiday highlights. Take a look at some of the incredible places we’ll be going to and see if any of them inspire you to get your winter escape in the diary. One thing’s for certain: there’s something for everyone in our new winter 2025/26 holiday collection

The Maspalomas Dunes are sand dunes located on the south coast of the island of Gran Canaria, Province of Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands. They were formed by sand from the now subdued marine shelf, when it was laid dry during the last ice age and the wind blew the sand towards the coast of the island.

Join Arcadia’s Christmas market adventure  

Christmas is always known as the most wonderful time of the year, but on a holiday with us, it’s sure to be even better. Arcadia will be setting sail for Northern Europe for a special Christmas markets cruise, featuring four overnight calls in enchanting destinations: Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo and Amsterdam. You'll have the chance to roam the winding cobbled streets, try a sweet treat or two and witness the magical Christmas decorations that light up each city - and each part of your ship too! Arcadia's halls will be decked to the nines, so you can get into the holiday spirit both on board and ashore.


View Arcadia's Christmas market cruise here.

Christmas market at the Hamburg Rathaus Markt - Hamburg, Germany, 2015

Aurora’s 75-night South America Circumnavigation 

Start 2026 off the right way by joining Aurora on her 75-night South America Circumnavigation. Exploring this colourful continent, you could spend two full days in Rio de Janeiro visiting iconic landmarks like Christ the Redeemer or Sugar Loaf Mountain. Or you could tie the laces on your climbing boots and take on the Andes whilst visiting Santiago (from San Antonio). Perhaps you’ll hit the shops in Búzios or dive straight into city life whilst in São Paulo (from Santos) – a destination we haven’t visited in 10 years! Marvel at the PIO X Glacier as you cruise on by, immerse yourself in the bustling centre of Lima, or bring your beach towel and lie on the sands in Manta – there is so much to experience. Plus, with lots of evening and overnight stays, you can enjoy every single minute you spend in this exotic corner of the world. 


View Aurora's South America Cicrumnavigation here.

Arcadia’s 100-night Eastern Circumnavigation 

A once-in-a-lifetime adventure is on the horizon with Arcadia’s 100-night Eastern Circumnavigation World Cruise. With a total of 28 destinations, this is a holiday jam-packed with spectacular coastlines, exotic islands, historic cities and hyper-modern metropolises. From trips down under to Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney to sailing across the pond to Los Angeles and San Francisco, you can discover some of the world’s best places day after day. You could watch the sky blend into pinks and oranges as the sun sets over Singapore, snap shots of Dubai’s skyline filled with impressive skyscrapers, or pay a visit to Honolulu’s famous crescent beach and have a little paddle in the turquoise waters. Filled with lots of bucket-list cities, this World Cruise will take you far and wide, discovering hidden gems along the way. 


View Arcadia's 2026 World Cruise here.

Girl looking at beautiful summer coastal landscape, on hiking trip. Woman relaxing on mountain. Golden Gate Bridge, over Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California, USA.

Search for the Northern Lights with Aurora 

Want to go in search of Norway’s ethereal phenomenon? This 14-night getaway will give you the chance to potentially see the Northern Lights with overnight stays in Narvik and Tromso. Witness a mesmerising swirl of colour that dances across the Norwegian sky, backdropped by some of the most dramatic landscapes out there. You’ll also have the chance to explore the quaint medieval towns, trek to find the best viewpoints where you can snap some beautiful pictures or search for the best seat in a local coffee shop where you can soak in the peace and tranquillity that emanates from this region.  


Join Aurora on her search for the Northern Lights here.

Discover the magic of the Canary Islands 

Searching for a bit of winter sun? Look no further. Our winter 2025/26 collection is filled with a whole range of Canary Islands holidays, where you can soak in a bit of sunshine and explore everything this fascinating array of islands has to offer. Whether you trek the craters of Lanzarote’s Fire Mountain, spend the day strolling through the historic streets of Gran Canaria (and pop in a few shops along the way!) or soak in the twinkly night sky and stargaze in Tenerife, the Canary Islands is a special destination that has an adventure around every corner.  


View cruises to the Canary Islands here.

Beautiful young woman with long skirt enjoying the warm wind on the sandy dunes on the sunrise

View our new Winter 2025/2026 cruises here.