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Most Popular Cruise Ships Out of the UK

A cruise holiday is a fantastic way to see incredible destinations in a short amount of time and you can board right here at home! Some of the world’s best cruise ships set sail from UK ports, which means less time spent in transit, so you can jump straight into your cruise holiday.

All you need to do to get going on your adventure is drive or take a transfer to various ports in the UK, including Southampton, Tilbury and Dover.

Here’s a list of the most popular cruise ships out of the UK.

Marco Polo, Cruise and Maritime


Cruise and Maritime’s Marco Polo ship sets sail from London Tilbury and Bristol to explore fantastic destinations, including Scotland, The Netherlands, Canada, Denmark, France, Belgium, Spain, Brazil and the Caribbean.

On board, you can choose from fifteen categories of cabins and suites, ranging in size and facilities to suit every need and budget. Eating options include formal and informal restaurants, with the signature Waldorf Restaurant leading the way in premier dining. You’ll have plenty to do on days at sea, with five lounge areas, a theatre, a swimming pool, three whirlpools, a deck promenade and live entertainment from resident musicians.

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Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Cruises


The Celebrity Eclipse, from Celebrity Cruises, is a fun-filled ship with regular departures from Southampton to the Mediterranean, The Canary Islands, Spain, The Fjords, Norway, Ireland, Iceland and Russia.

There’s an incredible array of options to enjoy on board, including theatre shows, a kid’s club, live music, comedy shows, swimming pools, whirl pools and hot tubs, a casino, restaurants, a fitness centre, a cinema, a solarium, cooking demonstrations, a library, a nightclub, a basketball court, a card room, an art gallery, wine workshops and dance classes.

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Queen Mary 2, Cunard

The magnificent Queen Mary 2 sets sail from Southampton in the UK and travels to beautiful locations, including the Norwegian Fjords, The Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Spain and New York.

The luxurious ship is Cunard’s flagship and, while you’re travelling to your next fabulous destination, you’ll get to enjoy a spa, a planetarium, a theatre, a library, a casino, educational workshops, a 3D cinema and an array of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

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Balmoral, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines


Named after the Scottish home of the royal family, the luxurious Balmoral has scheduled departures throughout the year from Newcastle and other UK ports, taking in spectacular destinations including the Baltic, Norway, Europe, The Canary Islands and the Mediterranean.

On board, you can indulge in the Atlantis Spa with massages, facials and body treatments. The Fitness Centre includes fitness instructors to help you with your workouts. There’s 2 pools, a Jacuzzi, a large sun deck, golfing nets, a library, a card room, an arts and crafts room, an art gallery and a variety of lounges, bars and restaurants.

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Venture, P&O Cruise Lines


P&O Cruise Lines set sail from Southampton to the Mediterranean, mainland Europe, North America and The Canary Islands among other spectacular destinations. One of the most popular ships for UK cruise enthusiasts, is the family-friendly Ventura.

There’s twelve places to choose from to eat, bars, children’s clubs, a theatre, a spa, a gym, 4 swimming pools, sports facilities and different cabin grades to suit singles, couples, families and different budget requirements.

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Emerald Princess, Princess Cruises


The Emerald Princess travels to exotic destinations from Southampton, including itineraries that cover Spain, Portugal, Northern Europe, The Canary Islands, Norway, the Baltic and France.

Some of the exciting facilities on board include bars, restaurants, casinos, a spa, an entertainment theatre, a movie cinema, discos, plush lounges, fitness classes and a gym, children’s clubs and More organised activities to enjoy every day and night.

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Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas sets sail exclusively from the UK’s Southampton port. Itinerary highlights include Paris, Bruges, The Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, Spain, the Caribbean, Canada and New England.

On board the Anthem of the Seas, the incredible array of dining, entertainment and nightlife options will keep you happy at sea, including a state of the art theatre, a music hall, bars, a climbing rock wall, a surf simulator, a sky diving simulator, dodgem cars, sports courts, a games room, discos, 2 outdoor swimming pools, 4 whirl pools, an outdoor cinema and a running track

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Disney Magic, Disney Cruise Line


With itineraries including Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Estonia, you can explore the world while you experience the thrill of Disney, aboard the Disney Magic cruise ship, which sets sail from Dover.

With capacity for 2,700 passengers, the art deco designed ship boasts 11 decks, children’s and adult’s swimming pools, a waterslide, youth clubs, children’s play areas, live entertainment, a variety of formal and casual dining options, lounges and nightclubs.

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Nautica, Oceania Cruises


Oceania Cruises are for luxury lovers and they depart from Southampton to cover a range of destinations, including Dubai, Barcelona, the British Isles, Copenhagen, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain and Monaco.

The revamped Nautica cruise ship has lavish suites and staterooms, pools, a library, casinos, a sports deck, a spa, boutiques, an orchestra, resident musicians and comedians, a karaoke bar, lounges, discos, cafes and a wide array of formal and informal dining options.

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Tips For Booking The Best Cruise Ship For You

With so many options for cruise ships departing from the UK, you have the option to pick one that’s right for you according to your budget, the amount of people in your travelling party, the destinations you wish to explore and the on board facilities you’d like to enjoy.

For families and groups, the larger ships, such as Disney Magic and P&O’s Ventura are the best choice for entertainment on board, with wonderful options for children to ensure they’re occupied at sea while you sip cocktails by the pool! For couples, cruise lines such as Fred Olsen and Oceania provide superior service in a more intimate environment on board.

When you’ve chosen your favourite ships and preferred ports of call, the team at Simply Holiday Deals has you covered with a weekly rundown of the best cruise deals and inspirational articles to help you set sail.


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