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Cruise Lines & Ships
Currently about 40% of UK cruise passengers choose a 'no fly' cruise. They are particularly popular with first time cruisers, but are also becoming increasingly popular with regular cruisers who find the convenience, flexibility, variety and value attractive.
In 2011 alone twenty-one Cruise Lines, operating 40 ships will depart and return to UK ports on a total of 506 cruises. So which one will be perfect for you?
Cruise Lines Operating 'No Fly' Cruises
Azamara have two ships, one of which, MV Azamara Journey is offering its first UK 'no fly' cruise in July 2012. The MV Azamara Journey is an elegant medium sized ship that was built in 2000 and re-fitted only seven years later. (more...)
One of their 3 ships the Athena is deployed from the UK in the spring from Dover, Rosyth and Newcastle and 3 cruises (during 2011) are available for the 'no fly' market. The cruises are targeted at mature passengers looking for a value for money traditional cruise experience aboard a classic liner. (more...)
Compagnie du Ponant offers one 'no fly' cruise aboard their small boutique ship Le Diamant departing from Portsmouth in July. The 7 Night cruise visits ports in Ireland, Wales, St. Malo in France before returning to Portsmouth. The ship will appeal to passengers looking for an upscale cruise experience aboard a boutique ship. (more...)
One of their ships, the Costa Magica, is deployed from both Dover & Harwich during the summer for the 'no fly' cruising market, mainly to Scandinavia & Russia. The cruises are generally 10 nights in duration. (more...)
Marco Polo and Ocean Countess are operated under charter 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. (more...)
One cruise is available to the 'no fly' market during 2011 aboard the 6-Star Crystal Serenity departing from Dover in July. As the only Crystal cruise which operates on a 'no fly' basis this summer it is bound to be popular with passengers looking for an ultra luxury cruise experience that does not require the inconvenience of airports and flights to reach your ship. (more...)
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. (more...)
This is strictly an expedition product that appeals to clients looking for a slightly off the beaten track experience. The Lord of the Glens, their expedition vessel, departs from Inverness and offers four 'no fly' cruises in 2011. (more...)
MAGNA CARTA STEAMSHIP COMPANY
This company specialises in offering cruises around Scotland and their Isles onboard The Lord of the Glens. They offer 11 cruises between April and October of durations between 4 to 10 nights.
Noble Caledonia operates their small 57 cabin ship the Island Sky from Portsmouth and Edinburgh. Due to the size of the ship the Island Sky visits some of the prettiest ports that are not possible to reach with larger ships.
Oceania Cruises will deploy their largest ship the Marina on a couple of 'no fly' cruises departing from Dover in the heart of summer. The Marina only comes online in early 2011 and it will be the newest ship to enter the 'no fly' cruise category. (more...)
P&O Cruises is possibly the best known cruise brand in the UK market and their adult only ships the Arcadia, Artemis and the Adonia providing the mature British traveller with a choice of vessels they can travel on. (more...)
Three ships are deployed seasonally in the 'no fly' category, the Grand Princess, the Ocean Princess & the Crown Princess. They are deployed out of Southampton and periodically Dover, performing a vast array of cruises from 3 to 18 days. The options are there to satisfy all of the potential 'no fly' cruisers' needs. (more...)
Their largest ship, the Independence of the Seas, operates on a 'no fly' basis out of Southampton year round and is joined by the slightly smaller Jewel of the Seas out of Harwich during the summer. (more...)
Silversea Cruises is in the ultra-luxury category and the all suite Silver Cloud offers three 'no fly' cruises whilst the Prince Albert II offers two cruises and the Silver Whisper is offering 1 'no fly' cruise in 2012. (more...)
The Thomson Spirit returns to the UK for six 'no fly' cruises in 2012 from Dover or Newcastle. This 3+ Star ship is bound to be popular with budget-conscious families looking for a value for money cruise. (more...)
The MV Discovery will be deployed from Portsmouth and Harwich in spring and summer of 2011. The voyages are from 7 to 17 nights and offer a varied choice of itineraries to France, Scandinavia & Russia and the Fjords region. (more...)
For 2012 the ultra luxurious Seabourn Pride will be offering one 16 night 'no fly' cruise to the British market. With only 100 cabins, this cruise is bound to be extremely popular and should be booked early to guarantee your cruise. (more...)