When it comes to themed holidays, it might not surprise you to know that Northern Lights cruises are always some of the most popular. This incredible natural wonder draws visitors from all over the world. Experiencing this amazing sight whilst enjoying a cruise holiday is a wonderful way to unwind.
The problem with Northern Lights cruises is that you’re never guaranteed to see anything. There’s no concrete time when you’ll see the lights, as there are all kind of variables with weather conditions. It’s not just about cloud cover. But if you get lucky, you’ll be able to go home with a memory of something truly spectacular, and presumably with a camera’s memory card packed with mementos.
What makes luxury Northern Lights cruises special?
The best thing about these cruises though is that when you choose a luxury option, you won’t be too disappointed if the conditions aren’t favourable. You’ll still be able to experience the majesty of the Norwegian fjords or the Icelandic coastline, and then of course there’s the amazing service you’ll be privy too on-board the ship itself. With fine dining in some of the best restaurants at sea, luxury spa treatments and plenty of quality live entertainment, northern lights cruises are more than just the wonder of nature. They’re an escape in pure opulence.
The best times for Northern Lights cruises is around the equinoxes, in March and September, but generally the Autumn and Winter, when the night is longest, is a good time to go as they’re only visible during darkness. There are various luxury lines that offer voyages to northern Europe, so you aren’t limited in the choice of Northern Lights cruises. That means you’ll always be able to find something that suits you.
I’ve not seen the Northern Lights, but it’s on my bucket list, and it’s on my mum’s too. I can’t wait for the day I can surprise her with one of our Northern Lights cruises (she doesn’t read this blog so I’m safe to say that), and I’d recommend you start planning something similar. From everything I’m told, it’s the one sight in the world you don’t want to miss.
By Ian Lewis