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The Best Cruise Ships Out of the UK

Posted by Nicole West on 20/08/2015

What could be better than soaking up the last rays of summer sun, by hopping on board a cruise ship? Read that bestseller you’ve been wanting to dive in to all year, indulge in endless buffets, be entertained by musicians, theatre shows and comedy acts and visit incredible destinations at the same time! Here’s our list of some of the best cruise ships out of the UK.

Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Cruises

Sailing from Southampton, The Celebrity Eclipse is well known for fun-filled activities and a huge array of entertainment options, including live music acts, comedy shows, whirl pools, hot tubs, casinos, solariums, nightclubs, dance classes and workshops. If you’d like to explore exotic destinations like the Mediterranean, Spain, Ireland and The Canary Islands, this cruise ship can take you there, while making sure your ‘ship life’ on board is full of fun.

Marco Polo, Cruise and Maritime

You can jump on board the Marco Polo from London Tilbury, ready to journey to France, Belgium, Spain, The Netherlands and more. The cruise ship is a favourite with foodies, with their signature dining option, the Waldorf Restaurant. When it’s time for the ultimate in relaxation, you can indulge in swimming pools, whirl pools and live entertainment.

The Best Cruise Ships Out of the UK

Queen Mary 2, Cunard

Imagine having access to a planetarium, a theatre, a library, a spa, a 3D cinema, restaurants and nightclubs from the open ocean? The Queen Mary 2 offers all of this and more, while sailing to regions including the Norwegian Fjords, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Turkey and Spain.

Balmoral, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

A cruise ship named after the Scottish home of the royal family is sure to offer a dash of luxury and the Balmoral doesn’t disappoint. The ship sails to destinations including the Baltic, Norway, The Canary Islands and the Mediterranean from Newcastle. On board, lucky cruisers get to enjoy massages and facials at the Atlantis Spa, a fitness centre, pools, a Jacuzzi, a relaxing sun deck, golfing nets, a card room, a library, bars and a variety of restaurants.

The Best Cruise Ships Out of the UK

Ventura, P&O Cruise Lines

If you’re planning on taking the whole family on your cruise holiday, the Ventura is ready and waiting for you. It sets sail from Southampton to exotic spots including the Mediterranean, Europe and The Canary Islands. There are 12 different places to eat in order to satisfy even the most finicky diners, children’s clubs, sporting facilities, 4 swimming pools, a theatre, a spa and bars (for when the kids go to bed).

Emerald Princess, Princess Cruises

Another ship with great activities for kids, as well as adults, the Emerald Princess will take you to Spain, Portugal, Northern Europe, The Canary Islands, The Baltic and France, while dazzling you with fantastic on board entertainment. Indulge all your senses at the spa, have a bet at the casino, relax in a number of lounges, work off the buffet food at the fitness centre, catch a movie, watch a live theatre show or simply read a book on the expansive decks.

The Best Cruise Ships Out of the UK

Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean

Get ready for the time of your life on the Anthem of the Seas! Not only do you get to enjoy all the regular cruise ship fun, like theatres, bars, restaurants and sports courts, this ship also has a rock climbing wall, a surf simulator, a sky diving simulator and dodgem cars! You wouldn’t even miss setting foot on land, but, when you do, you can explore incredible destinations like Paris, Bruges, Spain, The Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Canada and New England!

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