Travel Plans May 08, 2024

Kick off summer with an epic May cruise.

“It’s gonna be May” is behind us. Now it is May, and it’s time to plan your summer kickoff cruise.

Ibiza Town

We’ve all  heard the siren call of Justin Timberlake at the end of April. “It’s gonna be may” heralds more than just the month of May, it marks the start of summer, and also the start of getting excited for the best season of the year. To help you flesh out what your summer looks like, we’ve curated a list of the best places to visit in May to really take advantage of the warm weather. On our cruises we visit multiple ports on the same voyage, so Sailors can explore several destinations at once and make the most of their May vacation. 

Best vacation destinations to travel to in May

The start of summer means one thing: it’s time to browse your favorite beach destinations, adventure escapes, and cultural hotspots, and decide where you want to take your next vacation. We’ve put together a list of some of the best May cruise vacations, to make it easier to take advantage of the nice weather and narrow down that list.

Ibiza, Spain - Vibrant Spanish Beach Escape

Temperature in May: 72°F high; 57°F low/22°C high; 14°C low

Travel duration: 7-nights

Our French Daze & Ibiza Nights itinerary brings you to the sunny shores of Ibiza, where you can enjoy both the island’s legendary nightlife and its historic old town. Spend the day exploring Boho markets and marveling at the Renaissance-era fortifications, and the evening reveling in some of Europe’s hottest nightclubs.

Santorini, Greece - Natural Island Beauty

Temperature in May: 72°F high; 61°F low/22°C high; 16°C low

Travel duration: 7-nights

On Greek Island Glow, you’ll visit multiple Greek islands as well as the Turkish port of Bodrum. In Santorini, bask in whitewashed Cycladic architecture as you take in the sunset over the Aegean, or spend the day at one of the island’s famous beaches. 

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos - Amazing Snow-White Sand Beaches

Temperature in May: 85°F high; 68°F low/29°C high; 20°C low

Travel duration: 5-nights

Miami, Grand Turk (&back) brings you to the white sand beaches of Grand Turk, the capital city of the idyllic Turks and Caicos. Visit Grand Turk Lighthouse, take a snorkeling adventure, or explore the island by UTV to make this May vacation unforgettable.

Costa Maya, Mexico - Explore the Ancient Ruins

Temperature in May: 85°F high; 80°F low/27°C high; 29°C low

Travel duration: 5-nights

Mexico might be the most quintessential summer beach getaway. On our 5-night Mayan Sol voyage, you’ll discover the shores of the Yucatan Peninsula, including ancient Mayan ruins, ATV’ing through the jungle, or kayaking through crystal-clear waters. 

Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic - Welcome to Relaxation & Adventure

Temperature in May: 88°F high; 71°F low/31°C high; 22°C low

Travel duration: 5-nights

Spend your much-deserved May getaway on our Dominican Days voyage to the Dominican Republic and the Beach Club at Bimini. Spend your days relaxing on white sand beaches and exploring the vibrant city streets of Puerto Plata. 

Best times to take a cruise in May

Everyone has a summer bucket list of places they want to visit before the cold weather sets in again. On a cruise, you can check multiple destinations off at once. Sail all around the Caribbean, visiting several of your dream ports. And with our cruise deal savings, May is truly one of the best months to travel. From our deal saving you up to 80% off your second Sailor, to last-minute cruise rates of just $99 per night, we’re making it more affordable than ever to kick off summer with a bang.

May is a time for celebration – not just the coming of warmer weather, but occasions and holidays like Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and graduation. Whether you’re giving mom a special voyage, or making a new grad’s entrance into adulthood with an adult-only cruise, Virgin Voyages is the perfect gift for all the important Sailors in your life.

Mother’s Day

Sure, jewelry is nice, but one thing that never tarnishes is the memory of a family cruise vacation. Show how much you care by investing in a voyage for the whole family to enjoy together. 

Memorial Day

The symbolic start of summer is also the best time to ring in the season with an epic getaway. Set sail for sunny ports around the world to get in the warm weather spirit and spend your long Memorial Day weekend in style.

Graduation Day

What better way to mark a milestone in a grad’s life than by gifting them an adult-only cruise. After all that studying, a relaxing, tropical respite will be welcome. Our cruises are also a great way for young people to make new friends, or celebrate with their existing group of friends. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Show the teacher in your life that you appreciate their dedication by giving them the gift of a lifetime: a cruise getaway. After spending all year with kids, they deserve some adult-only time. There’s truly no better way to finally exhale after a long school year.

Have a Happy Birthday

Calling all Taurus’s and Gemini’s: we’ve got the perfect celebration on deck for your May birthday. Whether you’re indulging in our 20+ onboard eateries, dancing the night away at our nightclub, or singing your heart out in our bookable karaoke rooms, Virgin Voyages knows how to party.

Book your epic May cruise

Between the enticing warmer weather, all the tropical destinations waiting to be explored, and the savings you can score with our cruise deals, May is the perfect month to take that vacation you’ve been dreaming about all winter. Now that you have a complete guide to doing it, the only thing left is deciding where to go. But no matter what destinations you visit, what occasion you’re celebrating, or who you’re traveling with, there’s nothing quite as exciting as ringing in summer with an adult-only cruise.

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