Post # 1
I am thinking of taking a Western Mediterranean Cruise from Dec 23d, 2014 to Jan 03, 2015 but I am afraid everything will be closed and we won’t be able to go visit any of the historical landmarks/museums/etc…
Can someone give me some input or reassurance?
The other time I can do it is over spring break in March but I would have to sacrifice half a week of class and that seems risky.
Post # 3
Hi @lilek22: Travel Nut here.
I’ll let someone local comment on the aspects of what is open & closed in Europe over Christmas Week (maybe you will want to list the various countries / stops and the dates)
BUT what I wanted to say is that weatherwise, December isn’t the best time. March would be better in that regard (again it also depends on WHERE you’ll be sailing to). And May thru September truly the best of all.
PS… We love to cruise. Who are you sailing with ?
Hope this helps (some)
Post # 4
Its through Norwegian Cruise Line. Here’s the itinenary.
I’ve been in the Nordics when at that time and it wasn’t SO bad, definitely had to wear my winter coat but I didn’t freeze through. Back then everything was essentially closed on Christmas, the day after Christmas, and the day after New Years
Post # 5
We’re doing the 11-day cruise from Rome leaving January 11, 2014 with Norwegian…We’re going to Paris for 3.5 days, Rome for 3.5 days, then leaving on the cruise. I’m super excited, I don’t mind the cold, so that didn’t affect our decision.
I’d be more worried about the holidays affecting attractions being open, rather than it being too cold to enjoy. I think Europe in the winter is romantic! 🙂
Post # 6
I’m doing a western mediterranean cruise too!!! But in July so well be hot as anything.