Cruise Lines

We only offer the Worlds best superior and Luxury cruises travelling on the best cruise lines.

The key to getting the most from your cruise is choosing the right ship with the right cruise line, not just the right itinerary. With your cruise ship the 'hotel' for your holiday, it's important to get it right.

Do you prefer small, intimate, refined hotels or the opulence of a larger hotel? Just like hotels, every cruise line has its own personality and style of cruising, from laid-back and luxurious to fun and feature-packed.

Here is a brief description of our favourite cruise lines. Of course, we are more than happy to offer advice and help to find the right cruise line and ship for you.


High end Luxury

Focussing on personal service and inspired destinations, Azamara deliver memorable experiences for those looking for attention to detail.

Azamara cruises are the newest kids on the block in Premium cruising pride themselves on creating a comfortable, intimate and relaxed atmosphere where you feel pampered, with a passenger to staff ratio of 2:1. Butler service comes as standard with every stateroom, giving you chance to focus on what really matters, enjoying your holiday.

Onboard, enrichment programs offer everything from photographic explorations to culinary know how and live entertainment can be enjoyed every night. The real excitement starts however when you dock at ports only few can go, whether that be a tropical island or a ancient ruin of past civilizations.  With the choice of mild, moderate or strenuous activity levels, you stay in control of your day.

Their ships are designed to go to places mainstream cruises just can't get to, such as Vietnam, Columbia or Alexandria, giving you an insight into cultures and geology of your destinations.

Informal with a wide range of facilities.

Carnival make the Caribbean great fun and value for money. As an American cruise line, their cruises sail from Florida, New York or the West Coast of America.

Carnival have a fleet of 22 "Fun Ships" which are real resorts at sea. Plus, if you want to extend your holiday, Carnival cruises make great add ons to a fun packed family holiday in Florida. The dining options are huge and the nightlife is aplenty, and to help you wind down from the party, they feature first rate health and fitness facilities. To help you make the most of your holiday, you can scan the daily programme and join in any of the activities which range from wine tasting to professional golf, Pilates and volleyball tournaments.

In their laid back style, you can dine several different ways at night time in an elegant restaurant, or more casually in the Bistro at Sea. Fresh made pizza is on the menu, or for a more intimate experience, you can reserve a table at the Supper Club. After dinner, their Las Vegas style shows will dazzle you or you can choose from dancing, salsa parties, music, comedy casino action and much, much, more!

Amongst all the action, Carnival cater for every age and lifestyle whether you are a couple of any age, a family or group of friends. You will find your own perfect personal mix of activities. Children from the age of 2 always love "Camp Carnival" as it's one of the most exciting children's free entertainment programmes afloat!

Luxury cruises

You can be sure of receiving star treatment onboard a Celebrity cruise. If comfortable sophistication is what you're looking for, then look no further.

Many passengers return time and again to cruise with Celebrity due to their attention to detail and award winning service. As with other premium cruise lines, the passenger to staff ratio is low, meaning when you cruise with Celebrity, you feel like a celebrity.

The Aqua Spa by Elemis offers a level of relaxation hard to reach anywhere else, whilst private gym instructors keep your body looking as youthful as you feel. Where else could you do a spinning class overlooking the ocean spread out in-front of you? To really feel renewed, why not start the morning with a little yoga, then learn about the benefits of acupuncture in a seminar. Then, as if things couldn't get any more relaxing, top it all off with a facial. Pure bliss.

If you want to enrich your life with culinary experiences to make your mouth water, programs designed by Vice President of Culinary Operations Jacques Van Staden, along with partners such as Crystal and Bacardi, or enter a cooking competition to test your knowledge.

Ultra Luxury - all inclusive

An INTIMATE PERFECTION, A STRIKING SOPHISTICATION. The world awaits you at the absolute pinnacle of cruise.

Crystal Cruises, founded in 1990, currently has two ships; Crystal Serenity and Crystal Symphony, the two highest rated ships in the world.

Crystal has been voted the world's best for fifteen years. Signature features on board the Crystal ships are its Sushi Bars and Paddle tennis. Coupled with the Sushi Bar in terms of speciality dining there is also Prego the Italian restaurant and Silk Road the Asian restaurant.

Crystal cruise to Europe, Mediterranean, Middle & Far East, Australasia, South Pacific, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, South America and Round the World, there is sure to be a destination that will interest you.

Informal small ships. UK departures

Fred Olsen have been cruising for over 150 years, meaning they really know what their passengers want from a cruise.

Fred Olsen pride themselves on offering a service which provides all the facilities you could possibly want but with a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Past Fred Olsen cruisers are welcomed back with open arms and a warm smile from familiar faces. New Fred Olsen cruisers will experience a different style of cruising, making life long friends with other passengers and crew members.

Their ships are spacious and comfortable and small enough to take you to places other cruise lines can't. All ships feature individual paintings and artwork from the personal collection of the Olsen family, and it's that kind of attention to detail which give Fred Olsen that special touch.

Departures are available from Dover, Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle, Greenock and Rosyth, meaning you don't have to travel far to start your cruise holiday. So what's stopping you?

Superior informal cruises

Holland America Line pride themselves on their history of 135 years and sense of style. They have fourteen modern, comfortable ships featuring priceless antiques and art, teak wrap-around promenade decks and many dining choices.

During your cruise with Holland America Line, you can enhance your culinary know how with demonstrations by guest chefs or learn new skills at digital workshops. Or why not learn all about your next destination whilst kicking back with a latte at Explorations Cafe?

For your extra comfort, sink into Egyptian cotton sheets every night and wrap up in fluffy bathrobes as you watch your flat screen TV whilst tucking into complimentary fresh fruit and 24 hour room service.

In 2010 you can cruise directly from Dover onboard Eurodam but if you can't wait till then, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and Argentina await you from overseas ports.

Specialist unique cruising

Hurtigruten offers independent niche adventure cruise holidays offering a way to take in many of Norway's spectacular scenery & best sites, reality really does exceed the imagination!

Hurtigruten have been cruising around the coastal areas of Norway for over 115 years and have a fleet designed to navigate round the rugged coastal waters of Norway and the Arctic, with the additions of Greenland, Spitsbergen and Antarctica.

Themed voyages are popular with regular cruisers who have special interests such as the Northern Lights, the Fjords, Reindeer Races and bird watching off the Nordic Coast among many many more.

Excursions are a must on any Hurtigruten cruise, including Dog Sledging, a Glacier adventure, Riverboat Safaris and riding on snowmobiles. There's certainly no time to stop and feel the cold!

So for those looking for something slightly different but with the comforts of a cruise ship designed specially for the terrain, Hurtigruten deliver on all counts.

Informal great for families

If you want to do what you like, when you like and wearing what you like, NCL Freestyle Cruising® is the right cruise line for you. Dinner can be in any of 13 restaurants and dining rooms or if you want some privacy, 24 hour room service is available.

No matter what your party size is, NCL can accommodate you. Their rooms are flexible, with interconnecting staterooms and versatile family suites. For a little luxury, you could go for a Courtyard Villa or three bedroom Garden Villa. There's something for everyone.

A unique option NCL offer is disembarkation by 10am, leaving you time to finish your holiday off at your own speed and take those last minute photos or swap contact details with new found friends.

Ultra Luxury all inclusive. Traditional cruising

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is an ultra-luxury SIX STAR cruise line offering voyages of exploration and discovery to more than 300 ports on all seven continents.

In keeping with our brand promise of Luxury Goes Exploring, it is our objective to provide an ultra-luxury cruise experience in all corners of the world.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises is recognized as one of the world's premier luxury lines with features such as 6-star, all-suite, all-balcony ships, Le Cordon Bleu menus and superior space and service ratios. However, even more compelling than the quality of our ships is the adventurous spirit of RSSC - the imaginative itineraries, unique shore excursions and land tours, and the other innovative services we offer discerning guests. Destination Services features personalized services and programs that enable you to travel at your own pace and explore those things which interest you the most. From unique, pre-bookable adventures ashore to exclusive pre- and post-cruise land programs, the world is quite literally in the palm of your hand when you travel with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

Informal large ships with lots of facilities. Great for families

Royal Caribbean know how to push boundaries of imagination and innovation with the world's first onboard rock walls, ice-skating rinks and surf parks.

Their key to you experiencing a cruise of a lifetime is allowing you to feel free to do exactly as you like.  They feature over 290 destinations, with exciting shore excursions and even more exhilarating onboard adventures, what more could you want?

Independence of the Seas, the new Freedom class ship, conveniently sails all year.

The newest addition, Oasis of the Seas is the largest and most revolutionary cruise ship in the world taking the cruise industry further into uncharted waters.

Oasis will be larger than any other cruise ship built to date, and features the first ever outdoor park at sea, which is an open air space in the centre of the ship featuring lush, green, tropical gardens with outside dining and street entertainment.

Ultra Luxury all inclusive

Silversea is the ultimate in luxury cruising, with a warm Italian touch. The yacht-like ships and ocean view suites make every bit of your cruise a special moment.

Silversea suites have walk in wardrobes and marble bathrooms as standard, and award winning cuisine takes you on a journey known only to those who taste it. With open dining you can take things at your own speed and with who you like whilst you chat over a delicious bottle of wine.

The atmosphere onboard is laid back luxury and you're free to take things as easy as you like. The indulgent spa offers treatments worthy of a whole afternoon's attention, or you can browse the onboard boutiques or relax by the pool with a good book. At night time, the ship comes alive with even more choices to take in your stride.

With all this at your fingertips, it's hard to put your finger on exactly what makes a Silversea cruise as special as it is because it's simply everything you experience. The remote ports of call allow you to see places only a few have cruised to and the service makes you feel like you're the only ones onboard.

Elegant sailing ships - informal Luxury

Star Clippers is commonly know as tall ships or tall ship cruising. A casual style of cruising with elegance accompanying it at the same time. You can do as much or as little as you like.

Whether it be the Med, Caribbean, French Polynesia, Costa Rica, Far East or Ocean Crossings the crew onboard are very friendly and will even let you get involved in hoisting the sails. Whilst onboard you can also climb the mast so if you are interested in boating or an enthusiast this is really a great holiday.

There are no schedules that you have to follow onboard; it's your holiday so you do as you wish. In term of entertainment, Star Clipper is not like an Ocean Liner so in the evening everybody tends to head for the piano bar where you can have a sing along together or just do your own thing. Local musicians and entertainment comes aboard in the evening sometimes depending on where you are cruising, but one thing is for sure because of the size of the ship, there is a real sense of togetherness. In the evening before venturing to the piano bar you will eat in the restaurant with its open seating dining with no need for any reservations.

Luxury Yachts

Luxury sailing yachts cruising to over 47 countries worldwide, an affordable but casual luxury cruise holiday experience.

Windstar has three ships in the fleet; Wind Star, Wind Spirit and Wind Surf. Windstar Cruises are masted sailings ships offering fantastic personal service with a passenger to crew ratio at 1.5:1 cruising to over 47 countries worldwide.

In terms of activities Windstar offers gyms, a spa, and a water sports area where you can try your hand at water skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing all from the ships platform. Windstar Cruises also offer a Scuba programme on their Caribbean & Costa Rican programme.

When sailing with Windstar you can dine wherever you desire and it is a relaxed atmosphere where no Jacket or tie is needed. In the evening you can venture to the Casino and try your luck which you can do in the restaurant or outside on deck.



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