P&O’s Ventura sets out from Southampton on October 23 to spend winter in the Caribbean and berths are still available on the 15-night crossing, which calls at Tenerife – then St Lucia, St Maarten, St Thomas and Antigua. Balcony cabin fares from £1,299pp, with flights back from Barbados. Go to gillscruise.com or call 0845 658 2323.
Sister ship Oceana makes a similar journey from Southampton on October 30. She heads for Madeira before crossing to Antigua, Tortola, St Maarten and St Lucia and Barbados. Balcony cabin fares for the 15-night trip from £1,219. Go to gillscruise.com or call 0845 460 6060.
Visit four countries and seven ports on a week-long cruise on Costa Cruises’ newest ship, Costa Pacifica with fares from £459 per person – a saving of £250. (Flights not included). It starts at Savona in Italy on November 2 and travels to Barcelona, Palma, Tunis, Malta, and Palermo in Sicily, before arriving in Civitavecchia, the port for Rome. Go to costacruises.co.uk or call 0845 351 0552.
Or sail on the four-star plus Celebrity Century for seven nights from Barcelona to Cannes, Portofino, Livorno (for Florence and Pisa), Civitavecchia and Naples. Leaves on November 14. Flights from Manchester, fares from £619. Go to cruise118.com or call 0800 280 2614.
Golfers can tee off on a Fred Olsen cruise on board Braemar in the Caribbean next April. They can take their own clubs on flights from Gatwick, Manchester, Teesside and Norwich to join the ship in Barbados. The 15-night itinerary includes calls at St Lucia, St Maarten, Grand Turk, Santiago de Cuba, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and Grenada. The cruise starts at £1,699 and the Flagship Golf package – with four rounds of golf ashore and professional tuition – is an extra £425. Go to fredolsencruises.co.uk or call 0147 374 2424.