Cruises from the UK - White cliffs of Dover

Cruises from the UK

Travelling abroad from an island nation means flying, right? Not necessarily! Cruising from a UK port means that you avoid all the stress of airports; the delays, missed connections and constant queues. No worries about the weight of your cases, so, yes, take that extra pair of shoes if you want to. And, hey, no jet lag!

Our insight

Cruises from UK ports

Cruising from the UK is in many ways the perfect stress-free way to travel - in fact it can be so relaxed that some of our clients joke that they leave their brains in the boot of the car when they park to board the ship!

There are downsides of course - the seas around the UK are notoriously lumpy, whether you are crossing the Bay of Biscay, the North Sea or the Atlantic, and whatever the time of year, the weather can be disappointing, as we Brits know all too well.

But, convenience aside, there are hidden advantages as well. For instance, it's often easier to get travel insurance on round Britain cruises, a great consideration if your health is poor.

Certain cruise lines cruise regularly out of the UK with an excellent range of cruise choices, both close to home and further afield. Luxury cruise lines, it has to be said, tend to have fewer ex-UK choices.

Top itineraries for ex UK cruises are the Baltic, Norwegian Fjords, the Canary Islands, or into the Mediterranean. But even a less glamorous round Britain cruise can be fabulously eye-opening and enjoyable. There are also occasional opportunities, during the winter months, to join longer cruises such as World Cruises and Grand Voyages.

Our tips

Ways to make it better

A tour of Tower Bridge

A private tour to Tower Bridge's Towers, high-level Walkways and new glass floor, then down to the Engine Rooms, is rather special.

Walletts Court, Kent

Extend your stay in Kent

We love historic Walletts Court, just ten minutes outside Dover but feels like another world – cosy, welcoming, and great food too.

The Pig in the Wall, Southampton

Overnight in Southampton

Stay at the Pig in the Wall, stylish with great food. Very small so book early.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Don't miss

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard features a number of historic ships as well as some great interactive exhibitions introducing you to the city’s long and rich history. A magnificent day out.

Get in touch & let us tailor-make your perfect cruise holiday

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