If you develop a taste for cruising, it’s sometimes difficult to imagine any other kind of holiday. Life on board a cruise ship is like staying in a floating five-star hotel, where the scenery changes with every sailing hour.
All-inclusive cruises offer surprisingly good value, with many cruise lines offering additional seasonal discounts or savings for early booking.
Caribbean cruises are a firm favourite, along with the classic Southampton to New York Transatlantic crossing. A round-the-world cruise can last for three months and dock at 30 or more ports, while travellers who prefer to spend less time at sea have the option to cruise just a section of the itinerary, add a city break, and explore the major attractions of a single region; our cruise specialists will advise on pre-and-post cruise hotels, resorts and tours to tailor and extend your trip.
They can also talk to you about Adventure Cruises, where you sail on expedition-style ships to adventurous destinations and River Cruises, where you wind along the great waterways of the world, in order to ensure that you select the perfect trip to suit you.
Top destinations for Ocean cruises
Europe cruises around the Mediterranean have huge potential with countries as diverse as Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Turkey to discover. Altenatively sail to Scandinavia to see another side of the continent.
The South Pole and Antarctica are becoming increasingly popular cruise destinations, with people able to explore the wild and unknown region from the comfort of a luxury cruise liner.
South America cruises are about getting off the beaten track. Explore the landscapes that stretch from the tropics to the sub-Antarctic and discover an enormous variety and diversity of destinations.
Sail to North America on a transatlantic cruise or take a fly-sail option and simply cruise around Canada or the USA to discover the famous ports and legendary landscapes of this vast region. Team your sailing with a Caribbean cruise to really get awy from it all.
The Middle East is a fascinating, diverse region to cruise through, with plenty of enticing ports and destinations to divert to. Popular stops in Israel, Jordan and Oman are the most frequently visited.
The Indian Ocean islands boast some exceptional beaches and are ideal destinations for cruises and honeymoon sailings. Weigh anchor in the Maldives, Mauritius or the Seychelles to explore these picturesque destinations.
The Panama Canal has made Central America a popular cruise destination, especially on the itineraries of liners sailing down the west coast of the USA, meaning they can access destinations on a par with those in the Caribbean.
The archetypal cruise destination, the Caribbean is popular, particularly for luxury cruises. Packed with beautiful and culturally rich destinations, the region has much more to offer than simply spectacular beaches.
A long term favourite on round-the-world cruises, Australasia and the Pacific is becoming a cruise destination in its own right, with Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea particularly popular.
The ports of Asia have always exerted a powerful pull over travellers; a cruise here allows you to discover brilliant beaches, ancient temples, diverse cultures and some exceptional food by visiting China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam amongst others.
Top itineraries for Ocean cruises
Special fly-cruise fares
This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.