A cruise in April gives you opportunity to cruise almost anywhere in the world! With peak season in the Caribbean just ending, you can pick up some really good deals while the weather is still warm. Alternatively, the Mediterranean season is perfect for those looking for a Spring getaway. Whether it's a couples escape or treating the family over the Easter holidays, there are plenty of European destinations to explore from cities to beach holidays! We have fantastic cruise offers for April ready to book today!
Take a look at the fantastic Cruise Deals in April we have, and give us a call if you need any further information.
Why Choose a Cruise in April?
April is the first full month of spring! We can expect some brighter skies mixed with April showers and our gardens have sprung back to life. Besides the weather, the month is full of surprises and contradictions, starting with April fool’s day, where you need to have your wits about you and including Easter when many family-friendly cruises take place.
Now is a good time to head towards the Mediterranean and things heat up just enough for lounging by the pool. Prices in the April school holidays are more reasonable than the height of summer, so there are more great deals on offer.
From incredible value-for-money cruise and stay holidays to last minute cruises, all-inclusive deals and our popular Smart Packages, Cruise Nation has a deal to save you money on your dream cruise holiday. With added extras, including flights, drinks packages and accommodation, you can get even more value for money with our great offers and deals. So, don’t be an April’s fool, pick a date from our selection of bestselling April cruises, grab your diary, and pencil in a magnificent holiday to remember!
Most Popular Destinations in April
Mediterranean Cruises in April
There are several reasons to cruise the Mediterranean in April. The weather is fantastic, it’s close to the UK, and it’s a great chance to enjoy a short or long time catching up on some much-needed sunshine. You also don’t need to spend a fortune to go on a well-deserved Easter holiday family cruise.
Another reason we love the Mediterranean is the great variety it offers. Whether you are after history and culture, the architecture and ambiance, or perhaps the variety of cuisine, there is a cruise that’s perfect for you.
While the rest of the Med is still warming up, it’s a great time to head to reliable sun destinations such as the Greek islands. Greece is one of our favourite April destinations because it has one of the earliest springs in the Mediterranean. The south coast has something of a microclimate and is warmer than the north, so head here for the best of the sunshine. While max temperatures of 20C aren’t exactly scorching, it’s a lot warmer than elsewhere in the Med in April.
Caribbean Cruises in April
The Caribbean is the world's most popular cruise destination, with its peak season spanning from December to April. This time of year, it may be best to try and visit the parts of the Caribbean that is slightly more off the beaten track, to ensure you can avoid the hordes swamping some of the prime sights and beaches.
One way to avoid the crowds is to travel in the cooler low season months but if you want to go in April, there are other ways to ensure relative peace and quiet on your trip. This time of year, you want to skip organised group excursions and rather research and then independently explore the area by bus, taxi, or on foot. It’s worth reading up as much as possible about your destination, so you can also discover slightly more hidden gem beaches and attractions.
Another way to get a quieter cruise is to go to destinations that are still up and coming and not overrun by tourists. Some of the best ‘hidden gems’ include the Bahaman capital Nassau, St John's in Antigua and Bridgetown, Barbados.
Canadian Cruises in April
Despite Canada's size, weather patterns are largely the same across the country, with defined seasons similar to those in Europe. While there are variations - coastal regions are usually more temperate than prairie provinces, there is no denying that the summer months are the most popular time to visit.
Springtime does however start making an appearance in April and can be a delightful time to visit. Imagine being able to see the snow melting to reveal the country’s spectacular wildflowers and forests or enjoying the longer days and improving weather in Vancouver. Being high up in the Rockies, the ski season here is at its best this time of year with blue skies and sunny days. Vancouver is also a great starting point for a fantastic Alaskan tour towards the end of April.
Best Hot Weather April Cruise Destinations
Canaries Cruises in April
A note about April is that few places are truly hot this time of year, unless you head closer to the equator, such as the Canaries, which are reliably warm this time of year. The winter rains should be over and temperatures in the low to mid-20s with a good nine hours of sun a day.
Of all the Canary island destinations, Lanzarote is one of the best choices for a family holiday cruise. April is actually one of the best times of year to visit this island as the weather is pleasantly warm and the chance of rain is low. With average highs of 24C, you are also less likely to get sun burn than in Summer. Lanzarote has been sympathetically developed compared with some of the Canaries and have great attractions such as having a BBQ on top of a live volcano or visiting one of the many impressive cave houses here.
Italian Cruises in April
Italy is a large country with a diverse culture and some of the best destinations offering relaxation and tranquillity. While there is always something to see and do with the brilliant cuisine, architecture, historic UNESCO World Heritage sites, antiquities, islands, volcanoes and Greek and Roman ruins, Lake Garda is the perfect spot to simply sit back and relax.
With its gorgeous coastline on the north and village and vineyards in the south, it’s easy to see why the picturesque Lake Garda is such a popular place to relax in Italy. Nestled below snow-capped mountains and fairy-tale medieval castles, this is a magical destination offering a diverse landscape and one of the best holiday destinations in April.
Caribbean Cruises in April
Caribbean cruises are about doing what you want, from thrilling excursions such as coral reef dives and swimming with dolphins, to simply relaxing on a paradise beach or sampling the local cuisine.
One of the best Caribbean destinations to visit in April is Grand Cayman, as it offers some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities around. The most popular cruise-ship excursion is to Stingray City Sandbar, so go elsewhere if you want to commune with marine life without the crowd. For a land encounter, visit Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, where you can spot giant blue iguanas, which are unique to the island.
Best Cold Weather April Cruise Destinations
Scandinavian Cruises in April
While the Mediterranean is still warming up, there are plenty of other destinations in the Baltics and Scandinavia offering some of the best cold cruise destinations in April. One such magical destination is Copenhagen and there are plenty of no-fly cruises that departs from Southampton, which makes for a hassle-free cruise.
Copenhagen is the ultimate in Scandi cool, driven by simplicity and understated beauty, and often voted the best city to live in the world. Be sure to enjoy a morning guided tour of all famed charms, including the famous Little Mermaid statue.
Far Eastern Cruises in April
Choose from the wide selection of Cruise Nation Far East itineraries, and you can explore the exotic wonders of Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Never mind New York, Hong Kong is truly a city that never sleeps. A glittering metropolitan city, set against majestic mountains, aching with tradition yet with an undeniably modernity, Hong Kong has something for everyone. There is always something going on and you will have to decide which sites to see if you want to explore every corner of this tiny yet incredible island in under a day or two.
Repositional Cruises in April
There's also quite a large number of Transatlantic crossings available, as cruise ships relocate from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean for the start of the summer season. While not strictly a cold weather cruise, you will experience many seasons throughout this type of cruise.
Repositional cruises differ from other cruises in that they relocate to follow the sun, which means you will be able to cover a much bigger distance. They also have much fewer port calls, which means you can unwind, away from it all. You will also be able to see some iconic crossings, which is usually a once in a lifetime experience! Be sure to look at Cruise Nation’s repositional cruise offerings today.