It’s St Georges Day, a day where we celebrate our nation and patriotically reflect on our heritage. We though what better day than this to take a closer look at cruises sailing in and out of our beautiful country.
There are so many exciting cruises to depart without the need of a flight not just for 2013 but now for 2014 and 2015 as well. Sail from the great ports of Southampton, Harwich, Dover, Liverpool and more with the comfort of simple, hassle free check in processes and a relaxing start to your holiday. Cruising from the UK couldn’t be easier, just see our guide page for example for more details but for now let’s take a closer look. For starters you don’t have to worry about luggage, how great is that? How many times have you put the struggled to fit cases on the scales to measure their weight or had to sit out on the case to cram the final pieces of your luggage in? Well this is a thing of the past when sailing from the UK as there are no strict luggage restrictions in place, you can bring what you want within reason so you’ll never have to forego that special suit and tie or evening gown again.
Southampton is the busiest and most popular choice of departure point for most cruise lines sailing from the UK however, Royal Caribbean and Fred Olsen to operate regularly out of both Harwich and Dover. You may be thinking well I live in the north how can I possibly venture down to Southampton and Dover; surely it would be easier to fly? This is not the case. All cruise lines have partnerships with renowned and experienced coach services including Intercruises, Eavesway Travel and National Express. These services are excellent and offer hassle free travel directly to the ports. With Intercruises and Eavesway Coaches your luggage will even be completely looked after for you. Simply take a seat on the coach then when you arrive head for check in and your luggage will be waiting in your cabin up on boarding the ship, it couldn’t be easier. You are on holiday after all and the idea is to relax and enjoy yourself. Sailing from the UK means your holiday begins from the moment you shut your front door without the hassle of dealing with airport queues, potential delays and that dreaded carousel at the end of the flight when you just know your luggage is going to come out last.
So what sort of itineraries can you enjoy from these ports? The answer is a whole lot. There is so much to see when sailing from the UK that it will be hard to make a decision over where to go first. Mediterranean sailings are fantastic when cruising from the UK or perhaps take in the sights and sounds of the exquisite Norwegian Fjords. There’s the dramatic scenery and culture of the Baltic Capitals and now even the chance to head into the spectacular North Cape. Caribbean cruises are available from the UK for those who hate to fly and wish to see this part of the world; you can sail over and take in the beauty of the islands before heading back to the UK aboard a longer duration sailing. P&O Cruises in particular are specialists at this type of Caribbean sailing.
As well as heading further afield, you can enjoy a range of interesting itineraries around Britain in 2013 and 2014. These cruises take in a great range of destinations including Falmouth and Liverpool as well as the Scottish city of Edinburgh. From here you can then take in Ireland with visits to Dublin and Cork. Cruising from the UK really does offer you a superb range of cruises to choose from.
There’s now even the brilliant choice of a cruise breaks as well for 2013 and 2014. These shorter duration cruises are perfect for anyone that has never cruised before and may wish to sample a taster cruise before opting for something longer. Otherwise you may just be in need of a break and the chance to getaway on one of these sensational sailings is hard to beat for ultimate relaxation.
Celebrate St Georges Day with us and take a look at the stunning itineraries available when sailing from our fantastic country. There is so much to choose from you will not be disappointed.