When to Go

The largest city in the United Kingdom and England, London is an important passenger ship port for Europe, hosting cruise ships from all over the world to one of six cruise terminals. Ships come and go almost every day of the week, all year long, making London a year-round cruise destination.

The main London cruise season runs from April through October when temperatures are warmer and popular Northern European capitals are easily accessible by ship. Trips vary in length and call at ports in a variety of countries. Visitors can avoid some of the heat and crowds by traveling during the shoulder seasons in the spring (April and May) or fall (September and October). The temperatures in London are still comfortable during these months -- average temperatures are in the 50’s and 60’s -- but the number of people visiting the sites will be greatly reduced.

If you don’t mind cooler temperatures and possibly a little rain, you may consider a London cruise during the winter months. You’ll find a great selection of cruises during the winter, including sailings to the Canary Islands, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and even World Cruises and World Cruise segments to Africa, Asia and Australia. 

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