European River Cruises
Another fascinating place to cruise in the fall is along the many canals and rivers of Western Europe. While river cruising is beautiful any time of year, cruising during the fall allows you to see the grape harvest in France and Germany and the changing European leaves. They are as beautiful as anywhere in the world.
Fall is one of the times of year that cruise lines move their ships from one part of the world to another. These fleet shifts present an opportunity for adventurous travelers to experience unique itineraries and ports of call not usually included on the lines’ regular voyages. Repositioning cruises also offer a good value. Often you can get a 10 or 11-day voyage for the same price as you’d pay for a regular seven-day cruise.
There’s really no bad time to visit the Hawaiian Islands. During fall, the summer crowds have returned home and holiday travel has yet to begin. This is also the period when the islands get the least rain, so you have less chance of your day’s excursion to the beach, to Pearl Harbor or to the Hawaiian Cultural Center getting washed out.