hen it comes to booking a cruise, the question isn’t so much “Should we go?” As much as “Where should we go?” We recently discovered the appeal of cruising – waking up every morning to a brand new view, a brand new country, in beautiful accommodation, all you could need right at your fingertips – and don’t see why you would want to travel any other way. From swimming pools and ice rinks to cookery schools and casinos, cruises have all you could possibly need for a dream vacation. Here are our top picks you need to book this year…

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P&O Cruises – The Caribbean

P&O Cruise’s 14 day, fly cruise from St Lucia is the ideal get away from England’s miserable weather. You’ll get to visit 10 Caribbean islands, soaking in the sun and exploring the different culture each island presents, all in around 30C heat. Sailing on Britannia is also an experience, being that its P&O’s largest ship with a whole array of things to see and do. The theatre and the Limelight club are both worth a visit and the food in the Epicurean is not to be missed.

Where – Curacao, Aruba, Grenada, St Vincent, St Lucia, Tortola, St. Kitts, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados
Ship – Britannia
How long –
Two weeks

Related: Our top Caribbean Cruise Excursions you don’t want to miss

To find out more information about P&O 14 day Caribbean cruise click here


Royal Caribbean – Canaries Adventure

Don’t like flying? Don’t worry, Royal Caribbean’s Canaries adventure cruise is ideal for you. Docking at Southampton you will get the chance to visit 7 Canary Islands, covering destinations such as Vigo, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Madeira, Portugal and La Coruña before returning back to Southampton all without having to get on a plane. Each island presents itself with its own unique history and plenty to do. The ship Independence of the Seas is great for family and adults alike. On board you can experience a whole range of exciting activities including rock climbing, ice skating, surfing, basketball and so much more.

Where – Vigo, Lisbon, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Madeira, Portugal and La Coruña
Independence of the Seas
How long
 12 nights

To find out more information about Royal Caribbean Canaries Adventure click here

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P&O Cruises – Norwegian Fjords

P&O cruise’s 7 night return cruise to Norway from Southampton is the perfect opportunity to be able to see 7 destinations all in one holiday. This picturesque cruise will allow you to explore the scenic landscape of Fjordland, dramatic waterfalls of Sognefjord, the magnificent mountains all around and so much more. The ship, Azura, is the second biggest ship in P&O’s collection which promises to look after you with exemplary service. Onboard you will be treated to over eight places to dine, five entertainment venues, over eight bars and places to socialise, as well plenty of activities to entertain you through your sea days.

Where Stavanger, Olden, Innvikfjorden, Nordfjord, Geiranger, Bergen
Ship Azura
How long One week

To find out more information about P&O Cruises Norwegian Fjord click here

Related: P&O Cruises prove cruising is not just for the older generation 

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 Norwegian Cruise – Western Caribbean from Miami

Take a trip on Norwegian Cruise’s newest ship and experience the ultimate journey of sightseeing around the islands of Mexico, Belize and Honduras. Enjoy yourself while you indulge in the culture and history of the islands, swim through crystal clear waters and see new exotic creatures. Norwegian Escape was built in 2015 and is the most innovative ship on their fleet, holding around 4,266 guests with an overall length of 1,069ft. Onboard, escape real life with the Broadway entertainment show, let your hair down in the district brew house and dine in the Brazilian steakhouse. You will enjoy your sea days as much as your island days.

Where Miami, Roatan, Harvery Caye, Costa Maya Mexico, Cozumel Mexico
Norwegian Escape
How long
One week

To find out more information about Norwegian Cruises Western Caribbean cruise click here

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Viking cruises – Iconic Western Mediterranean

Immerse yourself in a trip full of art, architecture and history on Vikings 8 day cruise from Barcelona to Rome. With stops including Florence, Monte Carlo, St.Tropez and Marseille you will discover new parts of the world with the chance to steep yourself in their rich culture and heritage. You will be sailing on Viking’s state of the art ship the Viking Star. On board you will be treated to a life of luxury with cinema’s, restaurants, theatre shows and swimming pools all included to make your holiday something special.

WhereBarcelona, Marseille, St Tropex, Monte Carlo, Florence/Pisa, Rome 
Ship Viking Star
How long
8 days

To find out more information about Viking’s Iconic Western Medittanean cruise click here

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Celebrity Cruises – Southeast Asia Immersion

Celebrity’s 14 day cruise across Asia promises to show you the most stunning destinations which Asia has to offer. Combining remarkable cities with some of nature’s most exciting landscapes you will be taken on a whirlwind of a journey across a multitude of terrains and cultures. The ship Celebrity Millennium holds 2138 guests and offers plenty of things to do on board including: speciality restaurants, a theatre, indoor adults only solarium and the largest and most comprehensive spa at sea.

Where Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hye/ Danang, Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Singapore
Ship Celebrity Millennium 
How long
Two weeks

To find out more information about Celebrity’s Southeast Asia cruise click here

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What cruises are you looking to go on this year? Let us know in the comments below…


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