Posted February 6th, 2017
Cruise From Hull In 2017
2017 is set to be a big year for the city of Hull. This is largely due to the events taking place all over town to celebrate its UK City of Culture status, but also because Hull’s cruise terminal is set to be the departure point for more cruises than ever before. In total, Cruise and Maritime Voyages will sail seven cruises on board Marco Polo from the city’s terminal, taking guests to destinations in the Baltic, Arctic and Norwegian fjords.
Hull itself is currently in a transitional period, as it continues moving towards the goal of becoming a northern powerhouse. A ten-year plan was put in place in 2010 and regeneration projects are being carried out in their numbers. There is a planned face-lift for the theatre, a new music venue on the cards, plans for a second cruise terminal that could hold up to 40 ships a year and even a pop-up urban farm to help with food poverty. All of this means that Hull is the perfect place from which to start your cruise in 2017 and beyond. Here are some great examples.
The Brilliant Baltic
Setting sail on the 29th of June, this Baltic cruise will take you to some of the region’s most glorious cities. You’ll visit capitals such as Copenhagen and Helsinki, as well as exploring the imperial sights of St. Petersburg. The cruise also includes a stop in the Swedish town of Nynashamn, where you can choose to visit Stockholm by rail or enjoy the picturesque sights of this former spa town. Heading home via the Kiel Canal, you’ll see this wonderful piece of engineering up close.
Marco Pol-ar Bears
If you’re looking for something a little but different this year, a trip into the Arctic Circle could offer just that. This extended cruise lasts for 35 nights and will take you around Greenland, Iceland and the Norwegian territory of Spitsbergen. Departing on the 11th of July, there will be some amazing wildlife viewing opportunities, as you go in search of whales along the Greenland coast and cross your fingers for sightings of polar bears in Spitsbergen. The Midnight Sun (continuous daylight) will mean there’s more chance for sightseeing and your stop in Reykjavik is sure to be a memorable highlight.
Something To Look Fjord To
The Norwegian fjords are a very popular cruising destination and sailing from Hull will mean more time amongst this beautiful scenery and less time at sea. This particular cruise sets sail on the 9th of June and visits Stavanger, Flåm, Olden, Åndalsnes and Bergen on an 8-day trip. Highlights include the chance to ride the Flam railway, reach the summit of Mount Fløien and see raging waterfalls up close. Not forgetting some of the best scenic cruising in the world on board Marco Polo.
A Teasing Taster
If you are looking for short cruises from Hull in 2017 or you want a taster of what Cruise and Maritime cruises are like, this overnight sailing is perfect. Simply taking you from Hull to Rosyth on the 11th of July, you can experience all the fantastic facilities on the ship and then take the short hop to Edinburgh to explore this historic city.
We have a wide variety of cruises from the UK available for 2017, from ports like Southampton, Newcastle and Dover, as well as Hull. Contact our team today to talk about these hassle-free no-fly options.