Cruising to the USA offers you a chance to enjoy many different experiences. The U.S is so big and diverse in terms of the ecosystem. In some parts you’ll find serene nature and glaciers, in other parts you’ll find tropical Islands. This is the land where people like to party on the beach. It is also the place to be if you want to experience autumn colors.
Due to the diversity, different corners of the U.S are at their greatest at certain periods of the year.
North-East of the U.S
This region of the U.S normally flourishes during the summer. However, during the winter when it freezes, it’s usually very cold. Most tourists like to visit here from May to late October. Most cruises normally start from New York, Montreal and Boston. If you time your voyage perfectly, you’ll enjoy touring the Trans-Atlantic. There are several terminals that you may visit in the North-East such as;
- St John, Halifax
- Nova Scotia and
North-West of the U.S
Due to the weather, voyages through the North-West don’t usually go for long periods. Most tourists visit this region from May to August. That said, this is the perfect time to visit Alaska. You’ll be surprised to see how many tourists flock this region during this period. Alaska is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s one of the most natural picturesque locations to tour by sea. Taking a cruise is also the most suitable way to access the major cities, towns as well as the regional centers. Some of the popular ports here include;
- Sitka and
Make sure you tour the inside passage to appreciate some of the most amazing landscapes and waterways.
South East of the U.S
This region is by far the best place for cruising as it’s in the Caribbean. There’re so many beautiful islands here and that’s why it‘s the most popular cruise destination in the U.S. The weather is always great and cruises take place all year round. However, November through February can be a bit chilly. The South-East is also very vast, making it difficult to see and experience everything from a single voyage. Most tourists like to visit;
- St Lucia
- Turks& Caicos
- Dominican Republic
- Bahamas and
Private Islands are also present here and are operated by some cruise lines. This is where you need to go if your budget allows you. You’ll not be disappointed.
South-West of the U.S
If your itinerary includes visits to Mexico, Los Angeles & Texas, go for a cruise to the South-West region. The best time to visit is from September to January. This is the place to be if you want to experience the life in Latin/Central America. The most active cruise line operating this region is the Norwegian Cruise line. It usually makes stops at several ports in the region including;
- Cabo San Lucas
- Cozumel, and many more.
Make sure that you experience the Mexican Riviera to enjoy the music and the hospitality of the locals.