Cruise Lines & Ships
So which Cruise Line and Ship is best for you?
Many of the World’s leading Cruise Lines, operating some of the most famous ships afloat, offer No Fly Cruises. So which one will be perfect for you?
Cruise Lines Operating No Fly Cruises
Celebrity Cruises operates 10 ships across the 7-seas. One of their vessels, the Celebrity Eclipse, is deployed in the 'no fly' market departing from Southampton during the spring.
The Celebrity Eclipse offers several 14 night cruises that visit some of the most attractive ports in the Mediterranean, Scandinavia & Russia. The product appeals to passengers who are looking for an understated luxury holiday, outstanding cuisine and excellent ship entertainment, without breaking the bank. As a consequence Celebrity offers some of the best value in the cruise industry today and is popular with the British market. The language on board is English so the entire product is very much suited to the British cruiser.
|Rating||4 Star +|
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo and Magellan are operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The 'no fly' cruises offered by Cruises & Maritime range from 3 to 16 nights in duration and cover destinations such as the Canaries, the Scandinavian Fjords & Russian Capitals, the British Isles and much more.
The 22,080grt Bahamian flagged Marco Polo with her handsome traditional profile, beautiful teak decks and distinctive dark blue hull is a classic ocean liner. She can accommodate up to 800 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly intimate cruise experience. Marco Polo is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has eight passenger decks serviced by three main lobbies and four lifts.
In 2015 Magellan will become the proud new flagship of the CMV fleet and like the Marco Polo and Azores will operate as an adult friendly ship. At 46,052grt she will carry about 1250 passengers accommodated in 726 cabins spanning nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts. Her wide corridors and stairways and expansive deck areas with wood type decking in many areas exude a real feeling of spaciousness with a wide range of comfortable well-appointed lounges and panoramic seating and observation areas ideally suited to our scenic cruise programme.
|Rating||2 Star +||3 Star|
|Recommended For||Mature Couples||Mature Couples|
The Cunard Line operates three vessels in the luxury market; Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and the new Queen Elizabeth which only entered service in late 2010.
All three ships offer no fly cruise itineraries at various times of the year which range from the Canaries or the Baltic to a full circumnavigation of the globe. They also offer a couple of short sampler cruises that may well whet your appetite for some of their longer and exciting itineraries.
|Queen Elizabeth||Queen Mary 2||Queen Victoria|
|Rating||4 Star +||4 Star +||4 Star +|
|Category||Large Resort||Large Resort||Large Resort|
Disney Magic has stunning interiors with a whimsical art deco theme and lots of Disney. It is regarded as a floating theme part with lots of entertainment on board particularly for children. Disney Magic is known for her highly programmed and organised cruise experience.
Disney Magic will only be sailing on two itineraries from the UK for 2016. 8 Nights across the Norwegian Fjords and 13 Nights sailing around the Magnificent British Isles.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is a traditional British operator that very much focuses on the 'no fly' cruise market by possibly offering the widest choice of itineraries in the 'no fly' category. Fred Olsen's Braemar, Black Watch, Boudicca and the Balmoral are small to medium sized ships operating in the 'no fly' cruise market.
They additionally offer one of the widest choice of UK ports to depart from which include Belfast, Dover, Rosyth, Falmouth, Liverpool, Newcastle, Tilbury, Harwich, Southampton & Greenock (Glasgow). The wide choice means that getting to the nearest port could not get any easier.
|Rating||3 Star +||3 Star +||3 Star +||3 Star +|
|Recommended For||Mature Adults||Mature Adults||Mature Adults||Mature Adults|
Hebridean Island Cruises
The Hebridean Princess the flag ship of Hebridean Island Cruises offers 38 cruises for 'no fly' passengers.
Hebridean Island Cruises is a British operator offering cruises in Northern European (mainly Scottish) waters for those who like the outdoor life, lots of scenery and luxurious accommodation. Informal talks, lectures and social ambiance are key parts of the cruise experience offered.
|Rating||4 Star +|
|Recommended For||Mature Couples|
Holland America Line
The Holland America Line deploys one of their 15 ships in the UK 'no fly' market; the Rotterdam.
The Rotterdam is very much geared to the older traveller looking for a traditional yet upscale cruise option.
P & O Cruises
P&O Cruises offers in excess of 25% of all the available capacity in the ‘no fly’ cruise category. The overall majority of ships on offer are well suited to both the family and adult markets, with their adult only ships the Arcadia, Oriana and the Adonia providing the mature British traveller with a choice of vessels they can travel on.
P&O offers a wide choice of cruise itineraries ranging from 3 night taster cruises to a 50 night Caribbean & American Adventure cruise. All P&O cruises depart from their home port of Southampton.
|Rating||4 Star||4 Star||4 Star +||4 Star|
|Category||Small||Large Resort||Large Resort||Mid-Size|
|Rating||4 Star||3 Star||4 Star||4 Star|
|Category||Large Resort||Large Resort||Mid-Size||Large Resort|
Princess Cruises, with their 18 ships, is now considered a giant in the cruise industry. Their ships are deployed all over the world and many are repositioned to perform European itineraries during the summer.
Three ships are deployed seasonally in the ‘no fly’ category, the Caribbean Princess, the Emerald Princess and the Pacific Princess. They are deployed out of Southampton and periodically Dover, performing a vast array of cruises from 3 to 16 days. The options are there to satisfy all of the potential ‘no fly’ cruisers’ needs.
|Caribbean Princess||Emerald Princess||Pacific Princess|
|Rating||4 Star||4 Star||4 Star|
|Category||Large Resort||Large Resort||Small Ship|
|Recommended For||Families||Families||Mature Couples|
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International operates in excess of 25 ships, many of them deployed in the Americas with the focus being the Caribbean & Mexico. However, the Independence of the Seas, operates on a ‘no fly’ basis out of Southampton year round and is joined by Navigator of the Seas out of Southampton during the summer.
‘No fly’ cruises out of the UK operated by Royal Caribbean International attract a considerable ratio of first time cruisers looking for a great value holiday, packed with fun, entertainment and great service.
|Independence of the Seas||Navigator of the Seas|
|Rating||3 Star +||3 Star +|
|Category||Large Resort||Large Resort|