March Cruises

A cruise in March 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. Alternatively, the Mediterranean season is just kicking-off, with lovely spring temperatures you'll also avoid the peak school holidays when you cruise in March. There are many other destinations that you may consider for your March cruise. We have fantastic cruise offers for March ready to book today!

Take a look at the fantastic Cruise Deals in March we have and give us a call if you need any further information.

Why Choose a Cruise in March?

Spring has sprung and the sun is finally making a reappearance.  While Spring weather in the UK can be a bit hit and miss, this is a great time to book a cruise to warmer climates in the Southern Hemisphere, or to consider a transatlantic cruise from the USA to the UK as cruise ships are moving across the globe to reposition for the summer season.

No matter what the weather throws at us in March, one thing is for sure: the flowers belonging to this month can cope with anything and promise to add colour and that feeling of spring, whatever the weather. Locally, the daffodil has long been a symbol of new beginnings and the start of spring. It’s also a great time of year to visit the Netherlands, as it’s the beginning of their fantastic Tulip Season.

March the 17th sees St Patrick’s Day celebrated in many parts of the world. Many people wear an item of green clothing on the day and parties featuring Irish food and drinks are part of this celebration. It is a time when you can enjoy a pint (or six) of beer at a local pub. Many restaurants and pubs offer Irish food or drink. One thing’s for sure, St Patrick’s Day is great fun no matter where in the world you celebrate it.

A cruise in March generally avoids any of the expensive peak travel dates ahead of the Easter rush. So, escape the grey skies this March and sail away to colourful destinations. You’ll find deals from the biggest and best cruise liners with Cruise Nation because we search all the cruise lines to offer you an unforgettable cruise at an unbeatable price that you won’t find elsewhere.

Most popular destinations in March

Netherlands Cruises in March


Visiting Amsterdam and the Netherlands in the Spring allows you to experience the breath-taking beauty of the world-famous Dutch tulips. Stroll through the city, step out to the Keukenhof or head to the market to stop and smell these renowned flowers.

Along with famous cheeses and windmills, tulips are one of the most recognisable icons of the Netherlands. Visitors can enjoy most of these Dutch treats and sights year-round, but seeing the famous Dutch tulips is something of a special event as the delicate flowers blossom for just a few weeks in the spring.

Tulipomania is still going strong in the Netherlands, and there are plenty of places to enjoy tulips in and around Amsterdam throughout the season. The Dutch tulip season in Amsterdam kicks into gear in the heart of January on National Tulip Day, when Dutch growers present 200,000 tulips in a temporary garden on Dam Square.

Cuban Cruises in March


Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, stretches from verdant Pinar del Rio in the west to historic Santiago in the south-east. So where to start in this country of 42,426 square miles? Certainly, the crumbling, chaotic capital Havana – before the beach resorts of north-coast Varadero issue their loud siren call.

Havana is no ordinary city; as a result of a unique combination of colonisation processes, migration influxes, plus artistic and political movements, it stands out in Latin America and the world as a very peculiar place. If you like your vacation to include a bit of history, art, natural landscapes and lots of opportunities to relax and forget about the world, Havana is the place for you.

The number of Cuba itineraries and Caribbean cruises with port calls at Havana on the Atlantic coast, Cienfuegos and former capital Santiago de Cuba has soared in the last two years. Make sure to book yours soon if you still want to experience the old authentic Cuba.

Best Hot Weather March Cruise Destinations

Repositional Cruises in March


Repositional cruises are a great way to relax on a cruise.  They 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!

In Spring, you will find ships that over-wintered in the Caribbean and South America, return to Britain on their way to the Med.  This is a fantastic time of year to book one as these ships stop at exotic locations like the Azores, Canaries as well as the Iberian Peninsula.

South African Cruises in March


South Africa is a natural wonderland, a part of the world that won’t fail to surprise and astound you time and time again. March is one of the best months to visit here as the temperatures have cooled down slightly and you can avoid the Easter holiday price hike. 

One of South Africa’s best draws is nature, at its fierce, diverse and entertaining best. It’s one of the best countries to spot the Big Five, the famous group of five large game animals, in their natural habitat. The big five consists of the African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros. Coming up close to these animals is a humbling and thrilling experience that has a well-deserved spot on many people’s bucket lists. Trust us, you certainly don’t want to miss South Africa this coming March.

Australian Cruises in March


Australia is one of the best cruise destinations in March as the weather is slightly cooler than the blazing Summer months.  Its unbelievable size and vastness means that there is a little something for every kind of traveller, whether you are looking for an island getaway, a unique cultural experience, an adrenaline fix, to get in touch with nature.

Sydney is a popular cruise embarkation port that serves the Australia & New Zealand regions. It makes for the perfect city to enjoy a stay in due to its natural beauty, great beaches and iconic harbour where you can visit the Sydney Opera House or climb to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for views as far as the eye can see it really is one of the world's most beautiful ports of call.  In March, Sydney bids farewell to those balmy summer afternoons and bring on a massive roster of comedy, music and multicultural festivals.  Nearly all of the top cruise lines cruise from Sydney, so you've got plenty of choice who you decide to cruise with.

Best Cold Weather March Cruise Destinations

Iceland Cruises in March


Iceland is a strange and eerily beautiful country, which provides some great destinations to get away from it all. Reykjavik is a cosmopolitan place that buzzes with quirky buildings, exquisite design, captivating art, creative people, delectable culinary fare and electric nightlife.  A trip to Reykjavik won’t be complete without a trip to the countryside or a day trip to the teal thermal waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon.

Toward the end of March, winter is finally lifting and there will be more hours of sunlight than darkness. The stubborn snow that has settled across the country has started to melt. Even so, winter opportunities, such as ice caving and Northern Lights hunting, are still available to visitors.

Japan Cruises in March


Japan, the land of the rising sun, is also one of the best holiday destinations in March. With fresh spring climates and the beginning of cherry blossom season, this is a great time to be travelling through Japan. All locations can be easily visited so if you're looking for the perfect month to visit, they don't get much better than this!

Whilst the beginning of March is still chilly across Japan, as the month progresses the temperatures increase and by the end of March, there’s a sense of Spring in the air, especially across the islands of Okinawa, Shikoku and Kyushu in the south. By the end of the month, the much-anticipated cherry blossoms make an appearance in Tokyo, Kyoto and southern regions.

A city that perfectly encapsulates the seamless blend between ancient culture and modern technical innovation, Tokyo is the ultimate Far Eastern cruise destination.  The Japanese capital has hundreds of beautiful tourist attractions to keep cruisers busy - from the stunning Shinjuku Gyoen gardens, to the culinary adventure that is Tsukiji market. But Tokyo is also a retail capital, teeming with opportunities to purchase the latest high-tech gadgets and luxury gifts - making it ever popular with travellers to the Far East. Cruise Nation has some fantastic deals on cruises to Japan, make sure to enquire today.

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