P&O Cruises starts construction of new ship
Due to launch in 2020, work has begun on P&O Cruises’ newest vessel at the Meyer Werft shipyard. The name of this new vessel is due to be announced on Thursday.
Top five Mediterranean destinations to visit this summer
The Mediterranean is home to some of Europe’s most impressive towns, landmarks and beaches. With summer not far off, we outline five of our favourite ports.
Poole to welcome cruise ships following £10m harbour refurbishment
In 2018, Cruise and Maritime Voyages will operate sailings out of the Dorset port town of Poole, with Astoria set to take passengers around the continent.
MSC Meraviglia calls into Invergordon
MSC Meraviglia is the world’s 5th largest cruise ship. This week, the 5,700-passenger vessel called into the Port of Cromarty Firth on route to Invergordon.
Celebrity Silhouette Review
Ahead of her maiden season out of the UK, we take a closer look at Celebrity Cruises’ luxurious Solstice-class vessel, Celebrity Silhouette.
Hidden Gems of the Mediterranean
Summer is not far off and the Mediterranean’s popular ports are bracing themselves. Therefore, we take a look at some of the destinations off the beaten track.
Adonia arrives in Belfast ahead of Azamara Pursuit transformation
Having sailed for the last time under P&O Cruises, Adonia has arrived in Belfast ahead of a £50m refit that will transform her into the new Azamara Pursuit.
Relax in some of the Caribbean’s finest destinations in 2018
The Caribbean may seem far away, but a relaxing cruise offers one of the quickest and most luxurious ways in which to see this gorgeous sun-kissed region.
Cunard’s Distinctive White Star Service
Cunard’s impeccable White Star Service offered on board is reflective of the golden era of sailing that continues to be maintained across the fleet today.
Sun, Sand and Sea await in the Mediterranean
The snow has come and gone and warmer temperatures await. We look at some of the best Mediterranean sailings available out of the UK in the coming months.
Visit Skellig Michael with Silversea
Star Wars fans will be familiar with Ahch-To, for which the lush-green island of Skellig Michael forms the setting. Silversea can take you to there in 2018.
Ultra-luxurious cruises departing from the UK in 2018
Regent Seven Seas and Silversea are renowned for offering ultra-luxury experiences and both of these lines will be operating sailings out of the UK in 2018.
Cruise to Iceland out of Cardiff
Departing in May 2018, holiday-makers will have a unique opportunity to travel to the scenic delights of Iceland on board a cruise out of Cardiff.
Experience Petra on a sailing out of Dover
In September 2018, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will operate a sailing out of Dover that can take you to Petra – one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
Be part of Fred. Olsen’s history on a cruise to Cadiz
In August and September 2018, all four of the Fred. Olsen ships will depart from ports around the UK before joining each in Cadiz for a special celebration.
Your guide to the Northern Lights
January to March is considered the best time to see the Northern Lights. Our guide offers ideas for the best ways to see them and how this phenomenon occurs.
New features coming to Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas
Prior to returning to the UK, Independence of the Seas will receive several new features. We take a look at why she is the perfect cruise ship for families.
World War One Centenary Cruise
2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1. This themed Fred. Olsen itinerary offers a chance to learn more about the devastating conflict and pay your respects.
Guide to the Canary Islands
Throughout winter, many cruise lines will operate Canary Islands sailings. Our guide offers an insight into what you may be able to enjoy during your visit.
ITV’s new series of ‘The Cruise’ to offer glimpse aboard Royal Princess
Royal Princess will be the focus of ITV’s ‘The Cruise’, which is due to air 11th January 2018. You can experience her for yourself on a cruise from the UK.
Strictly Come Dancing themed cruises in 2018
Throughout 2018, P&O Cruises will operate a number of sailings out of the UK themed on the popular BBC TV dance show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Two exciting brand new ships coming to the UK in 2018
A number of ships will be departing from ports around the UK throughout 2018, including two brand new arrivals which are sure to impress and amaze.
Celebrate Christmas in style on board a cruise from the UK
Many people consider an escape over the winter period to be an impossible dream. A cruise from the UK, however, changes this ideology completely.
Princess Cruises announces longest-ever ex-UK season
In 2019, Sapphire Princess will spend 198 days operating sailings out of Southampton to destinations including the Mediterranean and Northern Europe.
Cruise out of Cobh, Dundee and Poole with CMV in 2018
Cruise and Maritime Voyages is committed to offering immersive experiences out of some of the UK’s lesser-known terminals and 2018 will see three new additions.
Planning application for £50m Liverpool cruise terminal submitted
Following a surge in the number of ships docking in Liverpool, the City Council has finally submitted plans for a new £50m terminal on the River Mersey.
Top five restaurants to visit on a cruise
From Brazilian steakhouses to sumptuous salads, cruise lines are upping their culinary offering and we look at five of the top restaurants to visit on the seas.
Embark on a charming cruise to Scotland this winter
This week’s blog offers a guide to the cities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Invergordon, which you can visit on board Fred. Olsen’s Scottish Winter Warmer cruise.
Escape to the Caribbean this winter
With a number of lines operating sailings out of the UK to the Caribbean, it has never been easier to access some of the most stunning islands in the world.
Guide to seeing the Northern Lights on a cruise
The northern lights is one of the world’s most spectacular natural displays. We take a look at some of the cruises that can take you there out of the UK.
Holiday inspiration this winter
Colder temperatures may be settling across the UK, but there are still plenty of cruises sailing out of UK ports. We take a look at five of the best options.
Cruise to the Christmas markets of Europe
The Christmas markets of Europe provide an opportunity to enjoy a festive getaway. You can see everything they have to offer on board a cruise out of the UK.
Enjoy winter sun with a Canary Islands cruise
The Canaries offer sun, sand and sea throughout the winter period. You can experience everything these gorgeous islands have to offer on a cruise out of the UK.
Cunard to launch brand new ship
Cunard is one of the UK’s most prestigious cruise lines, with over 175 years of history. This week, the line confirmed details of a new addition to the fleet.
Hull takes a step closer towards new £50m cruise terminal
Plans for a new £50m cruise terminal in Hull have been on the drawing board for the last few years. Now, the city is hopeful of securing government backing.
Five reasons why Britannia offers the best of British
Since launching in 2015, P&O Cruises’ flagship, Britannia, has become a popular hit with passengers, offering what many consider to be the best of British.
CMV becomes first line to offer 100% vegan cruising
Departing out of London Tilbury on 25th September 2017, CMV’s Columbus will become the first cruise ship to operate an entirely vegan-friendly sailing.
Second series of Cruising with Jane McDonald starts this Friday
‘Cruising with Jane McDonald’ returns for a second series this Friday, with the celebrity TV presenter set to travel aboard a range of exciting ships to a number of stunning destinations.
Looking for something a little different? Try a cruise to the Azores
Looking beyond Madeira and the Canary Islands, the Azores offer a slice of Portuguese heritage and culture combined with isolated paradise.
Sail to Russia and the capitals of the Baltic
A Baltic cruise out of the UK will take you to the capitals of Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Estonia, as well as the Russian city of St Petersburg.
The best British bars and lounges on the seas
Cruise ships offer a wide range of relaxing bars and lounges, many of which offer traditional furnishings and an array of drinks that one would find at home.
Greenock's Cruise Terminal ranked among top ports in the world
The cruise review site, Cruise Critic, has confirmed that the Scottish port of Greenock ranked fifth in a list of the most popular ports in Western Europe.
Experience the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Azamara Club Cruises
The FIFA World Cup is the most prestigious event in international football. Azamara Club Cruises will be able to take passengers to this unique event in 2018.
A brief history of cruising from the UK
The way in which we travel has changed significantly over the last 200 years. We take a closer look at how this has shaped cruising from the UK.
See the world on a cruise out of the UK
World cruises offer a great way to experience every continent over a short period of time. There are many options available departing from the UK in January 2018.
See the Northern Lights in Iceland
The natural phenomenon that is the Northern Lights can be admired on the scenic island of Iceland on board a luxurious cruise out of the UK.
Long weekends and short cruising escapes
A short cruise or long weekend sailing is the perfect tonic for any hectic lifestyle. We’ve outlined some of the best short sailings departing from the UK.
Top five beaches to visit on a Mediterranean cruise
The warm weather in the UK will certainly provide inspiration for a Mediterranean cruise. We have outlined five of the best beaches to visit this summer.
Rock ‘n’ roll across the seas with Cruise and Maritime Voyages
Slade, From the Jam, Big Country, Animals and Friends and many more will all be performing on Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ rock ‘n’ roll themed sailing.
Liverpool to get new £50 million terminal
Over the last ten years, Liverpool has become one of the UK’s most popular cruise ports. To supply demand, a new £50 million terminal is being built.
Video Tour of Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s Balmoral recently docked in the port of Dover. Join us for a video tour of this elegant and charming mid-sized vessel.
Explore the Hebrides Islands from Oban
Sailing out of Oban, the Hebridean Princess provides a luxurious cruising experience as you travel towards the gorgeous and remote islands of the Hebrides.
Sail out of the UK on Independence of the Seas
Royal Caribbean's family-friendly ship has arrived in Southampton for another fabulous summer season of cruises to the Mediterranean.
Video guide to cruising from Liverpool
Liverpool is one of the UK’s most accessible ports and our video guide provides everything you need to know about embarking on a cruise out of this iconic city.
Queen Victoria’s £34 million makeover
From Friday 5th May 2017, Cunard’s Queen Victoria will receive a £34 million makeover at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo. We take a look at some of the enhancements and new features she will receive.
Embark on a French River cruise out of the UK
Throughout the summer of 2017, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will be offering roundtrip itineraries to the rivers of Europe directly out of ports around the UK.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages to offer cruises from Poole in 2018
Cruise and Maritime Voyages is renowned for offering cruises from a range of smaller ports around the UK. From 2018, the Dorset port of Poole will join this extensive list.
Cruise from Cardiff with Cruise and Maritime Voyages
2017 will see a new addition to the list of UK cruise terminals, with passengers now able to embark on a holiday across the seas with Cruise and Maritime Voyages out of Cardiff.
Enjoy a pre or post-cruise stay in Belfast
Throughout 2017, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and CMV will both be operating itineraries out of the Northern Irish capital of Belfast – which has plenty to offer.
MSC Cruises to cater specifically to British passengers
Kettles in cabins, English breakfasts, Sunday roasts and much more can all be enjoyed on board MSC Magnifica in 2018, when she docks in UK shores.
Traditional transatlantic sailings with Cunard
Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 is the only vessel currently in operation to offer regular sailings across the Atlantic, taking passengers between Southampton and New York.
Four Amazing Cruise Ships To Sail Out Of UK In 2017
In 2017, a range of cruise ships will depart from ports around the UK. This week, we take a closer look four of the best vessels to look out for this year.
MSC Magnifica coming to Southampton in 2018
Following an absence period of three years, MSC Cruises will return to the UK in 2018 with a full cruising season out of Southampton with MSC Magnifica.
Sail out of your local port with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
When it comes to cruising from your local port, Fred. Olsen offers a range of itineraries to some of the most fascinating destinations and events on earth.
Embark on a world cruise out of London Tilbury
In 2018, Cruise and Maritime Voyages will operate a world cruise itinerary out of London Tilbury, taking passengers to destinations across six continents.
Ultra-Luxury Cruising out of Portsmouth
Ultra luxury cruising represents the pinnacle of opulence, with a range of stunning vessels - each supported by a crew that will attend to your every need.
Enjoy a pre or post-cruise stay in Dublin
With more and more cruise itineraries departing from Dublin, there is no better opportunity to take the time to admire this wonderful city.
Royal Princess Coming to Southampton in 2018
To mark the ship’s 5th anniversary, the star of ITV’s The Cruise, Royal Princess, will offer British Isles itineraries out of Southampton for the first time.
Explore the UK's most picturesque islands with Hebridean Island Cruises
Hebridean Princess is a small ship that caters exclusively to just 49 passengers at any one time, enabling you to explore the islands of Scotland in luxury.
Embark on a cruise from Hull in 2017
Hull is home to one of the UK's growing cruise terminals and Cruise and Maritime Voyages will be offering a series of intriguing journeys in 2017.
Experience the Magic of Disney Cruise Line
When it comes to family-friendly cruising, Disney Cruise Line's range of itineraries out of Dover in 2017 will leave you feeling truly enchanted.
Five of the Best Cruises Departing from Liverpool in 2017
Throughout the course of 2017, a number of cruises will depart out of Liverpool to a range of amazing destinations including the Caribbean, Iceland, and Mauritius.
Seven of the best cruises departing from the UK in 2017
Some of the world’s leading cruise lines in the industry will be operating cruises out of the UK throughout 2017 to a range of exotic destinations.