Posted December 12th, 2016
5 Fantastic Cruises From The UK For 2017
2017 is nearly upon us and that means it’s the perfect time to start thinking about next year’s holiday. One of the best ways to ensure that your cruise is hassle-free and represents great value for money is to choose an itinerary that sails straight from the UK. We have some excellent ports available all over the country and starting your journey from any of these will allow you to relax from the moment you leave your front door.
So, with many operators planning their turn of the year sales for January, here are some great cruises from the UK to look out for in 2017.
When:February 8th 2017
How Many Nights:35
If you want to cruise around the Caribbean, you usually have to get on a plane and fly in at least one of the directions. However, this cruise on board Oceana will allow you to visit some of the most popular destinations in this iconic cruise region and experience plenty of lazy sea days along the way. You’ll stop in Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados among other Caribbean ports, whilst also spending some time in Panama and Honduras.
Where To:France And The Channel Islands
Who:Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Which Ship:Marco Polo
When:April 26th 2017
How Many Nights:7
Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ smaller ships have the luxury of being able to reach ports that larger vessels can’t. The fact that you will sail into the mouth of the River Seine on this cruise is a prime example of this and offers a great opportunity to visit Rouen as part of an ocean cruise. The itinerary focusses on taking passengers to some of the beautiful gardens in places such as Honfleur and St. Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly. The departure point of Bristol, Avonmouth is perfect for visiting the Channel Islands on your way to France.
Which Ship:Queen Elizabeth
When:May 27th 2017
How Many Nights:14
Not only will you be able to enjoy all the delights that the luxurious Queen Elizabeth has to offer, you will also visit some of the best cities in the Mediterranean. After departing from Southampton, you’ll soak up the sun and sights in Barcelona, Rome, Monte Carlo and Sardinia. Plus, you’ll stop at the port of La Spezia (from which you can visit the beautiful towns of Cinque Terre) and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar. Here’s a closer look at the itinerary.
Where To:It’s A Mystery
Who:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Which Ship:Black Watch
When:October 31st 2017
How Many Nights:10
All anyone knows about this secretive cruise with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is that it starts and finishes in the Essex port of Harwich. Well, there are a few people that will know where you are going, such as the captain, but apart from that it’s all about the surprise. Previous mystery cruises have proved a great hit with guests that are looking for something unique and you’re sure to enjoy some classic destinations and new-found gems.
Where To:Norwegian Fjords
Which Ship:Pacific Princess
When:June 27th 2017
How Many Nights:18
One region best seen from a cruise ship is the Norwegian Fjords. The breathtaking scenery found in this part of the world will have you picking your jaw off the floor and will leave you with many memories to recount once you return to Dover. This itinerary features stops in popular destinations like Bergen, Geiranger and Tromso, whilst also giving you the opportunity to venture into the Arctic in Russia and the island of Spitsbergen, home to the majestic polar bear. Travelling at this time of year will mean you avoid sub-zero temperatures and will get to experience the glorious Midnight Sun.
We have so many fantastic cruises from the UK available in 2017; this is just a small taster. For more information on these and any others, contact us today.