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10 Fantastic Cruises From 10 UK Ports

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10 Fantastic Cruises From 10 UK Ports

Enjoying an unforgettable cruise from the UK has never been so easy, with an abundance of different departure locations across Britain offering you the chance to sample some of the greatest sights and experiences the world has to offer.

Southampton: Meteor Showers & Sunbathing L1503 

From the relaxing sun-drenched beaches of the island of Las Palmas, to the snowy mountainous peaks of El Teide National Park, our Meteor Showers and Sunbathing cruise is a fantastic way to soak up some gorgeous subtropical weather, without missing out on something a little more cosmic. Leaving from shores of Southampton, Balmoral first stops just a short distance away in the vibrant Portuguese city of Lisbon, before making her way toward the lights of Tenerife, and onto the charming gardens of Madeira.

Dover: French River Cruising M1507

Climb aboard Braemar as she makes her way through the charming waterways of France. Only a stone’s throw away from Dover, you will depart on your adventure from the white cliffs, and head for the quaint seaport of La Rochelle, full of welcoming cafes and bistros, and excellent wines. Soon you will be weaving along the waterways of Bordeaux, getting up close and personal with the ornate bridges and neoclassical architecture that fills the gorgeous city skyline.

Harwich: Mountains & Majestic Fjords

Embark on a week-long exploration of the majestic Fjords, harbouring some of the most captivating natural wonders of the world. Gracefully sweep around the stunning rocks of Preikestolen, whilst a 2000ft cliff stands beautifully ahead. On your cruise you will experience thunderous waterfalls and crystal-clear lagoons, before heading through the ‘gateway to the glaciers’ in search of the beauty of the UNESCO world heritage site in the Norwegian city of Bergen.

Newcastle: Myths & Legends of Ireland & the UK D1522

Make the most of all the UK has to offer, from unearthing the secrets of Stonehenge, to taking a pleasant stroll around the grounds Pendennis Castle. Climb aboard Boudicca to begin your British journey of exploration, and soon find yourself sampling local market delicacies in Cork, and ambling along Dublin’s picturesque River Liffey.

Rosyth: White Nights & Cultural Sights D1513

Experiencing the captivating corners of the Baltic has never been easier, and in little under two weeks the beautiful Boudicca will have you to and from the port of Rosyth near Edinburgh with memories to treasure for a lifetime. From the radiant Russian capital of St. Petersburg, to the stunning cathedrals’ of Estonia, the White Nights & Cultural Sights cruise is an electric eye-opening tour of some of Europe’s most visually stunning cities.

Glasgow: Caribbean from Scotland W1521

Set sail from the Scottish city of Glasgow aboard the Black Watch and make your way to the sun-soaked waters of the Caribbean. Vibrant farmers markets, pristine beaches and sensational views are just the beginning, with each port of call holding a unique gem to keep you in awe. Along your journey you will have the chance to sample the treetops of St Lucia, rich history of St. Kitts and alluring beaches of Antigua.

Belfast: Discovering Spain & France W1518

Discover some of the best sights and experiences that Spain & France have to offer in an action-packed cruise leaving from the Irish city of Belfast. Your cruise will first stop in the radiant city of La Coruna, before sailing onward to Getxo for a chance to experience the architectural wonders of Bilbao. Spectacular sights do not end there, with the gorgeous French city of La Rochelle glowing with rustic medieval grace.

Liverpool: Cities & Landscapes of Canada W1507

Join the Black Watch as it embarks on a Canadian voyage of discovery that stretches from the minimalist beauty of Nova Scotia, to the contemporary bright lights of Quebec City. Leaving from Liverpool, the Cities and Landscapes cruise is a rare chance to experience all that Canada has to offer, with unforgettable National Parks, bustling cities and lashings of Canada’s famous maple syrup.

Avonmouth: Arctic Norway W1526

Leave Avonmouth and head for crisp Arctic air, as Black Watch sets sail to the North Cape on a beautiful tour of the Article Circle. Your first port of call is the delightful city of Bergen, boasting charming colourful houses, cobbled streets and a stunning backdrop of sweeping hills that can be reached by funicular railway. Further along the trip there will be a chance to search out the infamous Northern Lights in Alta, as well as wonder the sensational forest-covered island of Troms, more commonly known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’.

Tilbury: Landscapes of Morocco, Madeira & the Canaries D1526

From Tilbury to Tenerife and beyond, climb aboard Boudicca for a trip around some of the most captivating cities on the earth. The sun-drenched islands of Maderia and Tenerife offer a pampering slice of relaxation, whilst the northern Spanish city of Vigo will have you wondering its attractive dainty streets for hours as you explore the various medieval Cathedrals that fill the city’s rustic old quarter.

by Ben Williams




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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines we are very proud of our smaller ships – Bolette, Borealis and Balmoral - and the imaginative and unusual itineraries they allow us to offer. Every cruise is hand-crafted from scratch by our team of in-house Journey Planners to make sure you are not only visiting the best destinations, but at the best time to experience them.

For us, it’s not just about where we go but how we take you there. We put as much time into planning scenic cruising as we do in choosing the destinations themselves. On board, our Signature Experiences showcase the history, culture, nature and flavours of the destinations you’ll visit – from Treats of the Region, where you can enjoy local delicacies, to our Sky at Sea star-gazing sessions where you can relax with a hot toddy out on deck while our astronomer talks you through the night sky.

Plus, with each ship carrying 1,300 guests or less, our ships are small enough for us to offer a warm, friendly and personal service where nothing is ever too much trouble, as we visit a host of exciting ports in every corner of the globe.

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