Your 2018 summer story starts here

Explore our 2018 cruise collection


Our cruise holiday collection for 2018 is brimming with all the ingredients to make your summer story unforgettable.

Find inspiration in a host of itineraries visiting diverse destinations from the Greek islands to North America and Canada, and a variety of holidays to classic summer spots including the Mediterranean and the Canaries.

Destination highlights

Mediterranean

Imagine a Mediterranean holiday where you could wake up to a stunning new view every day, yet only have to unpack once. See the splendour of European architecture in the piazzas, palaces and places of worship.

Mediterranean
  • Feel the enchantment of Venice, then dally on the intriguing Dalmatian coast.
  • Medieval Sibenik leaves an unforgettable impression with forts and red-roofs that tumble to the water’s edge.
  • Journey to islands like Rhodes or Santorini to see the remnants of ancient history, and stroll by the minarets and bazaars of Turkey.
  • Photograph the famous Tower of Pisa.
  • Beyond the golden walls of Valletta’s harbour front is an island brimming with surprises. You could find yourself snapping photos of megalithic monuments or baroque buildings.
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Iberia and the Canaries

Iberia and the Canary Islands indulge your passion for sunny times. Escape to your happy place – where the air is as warm as the smiles that greet you. Here, culture and history sit arm-in-arm with beaches and bars. Best of all, it’s a place you can enjoy all year round.

Lanzarote
  • There’s a rich cultural cocktail of European and Moorish influences in the region, creating fascinating food and fabulous architecture.
  • Each port serves up its own take on landmarks and good living from the festivals and flamenco of Seville, to the clanking trams and atmospheric streets of Lisbon – no two days are the same.
  • Further south, the Canary Islands offer verdant green valleys, sandy beaches and lively ports. Whitewashed villages and towns offer up tapas and trinkets, and vineyards promise a glass of chilled heaven.
  • Visit Lanzarote for beaches in red, white and black. Playa del Ingles is the place to party on Gran Canaria.
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Scandanavia

Norway and Iceland – the best of both worlds. You don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re at the end of the Earth.

Tromso
  • Natural wonders like The Goðafoss - aka ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, the rugged Dimmuborgir lava labyrinth and the smoldering sulphur cauldrons at the thermal field of Namaskard, will all take your breath away.
  • Stroll the cobbled streets of Old Stavanger. See the unique tropical fauna at Flor and Fjære Garden on the island of Sør Hidle, via a boat trip through the scenic Gandsfjord.
  • Make sure you see the mesmerising Briksdal Glacier with 4,000 feet of ice glowing in alluring shades of blue.
  • Following the Rauma River by the Rauma railway, you’ll marvel at Mount Romsdalshorn, the Trolltindane peaks and the ‘Troll Wall’.
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Caribbean

The colourful Caribbean – a treasure trove of good times. The islands of the Caribbean are a jamboree of jewels in a joyful sea of relaxed living. You’re welcomed into paradise with a refreshing cocktail of sun-baked bliss and vibrant culture.

Caribbean
  • Lush green forests give way to bleached sandy beaches, while the bustling towns and ports are alive with laughter, music and the heady aromas of local cuisine.
  • Snorkelling in St Kitts; mountain biking in Bermuda – who wouldn’t want a holiday bubbling over with possibility? Equally, there’s also the delicious option of doing little more than lying back and letting the strains of the day to-day melt away under the bluest of skies.
  • Caribbean cuisine is alive with spice and flavour. Jerk chicken, pepperpot beef or goat stew are staples. And no shoreside visit would be complete without a calabash rum cocktail or the tang of an ice-cold mojito – the ideal accompaniment to any lazy day in the sun.
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Short breaks

From well-earned weekends away, to marking milestone moments, or simply getting away for a few days' rest and recreation, we have a collection of cruises that are short and oh-so sweet.

Amsterdam
  • Discover Amsterdam’s unique architecture, secluded churchyards and narrow streets from a bygone age.
  • Visit Bilbao’s renowned Guggenheim museum. The building itself has been widely hailed as one of the 20th century’s most important works.
  • Scour the ocean floor in a vintage submarine surrounded by classical music, flying saucer-like rays and garish jellyfish. All part of a visit to Aquarium La Rochelle – the port city’s top attraction.
  • Stroll from the harbour in Hamburg, up through Planten un Blomen (plants and flowers) Park which runs through the centre of the city. Cafés are aplenty, so grab a coffee while you wander through the Japanese garden and tropical greenhouses - or even take a pony ride.
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Baltic

The beautiful Baltic – licensed to thrill. Your mission? To brace yourself for a history of intrigue and invasions, and a collision of grand traditions and contemporary designs.

St Petersburg
  • Retrace Tallinn’s royal roots at Toompea Castle and Kadriorg Palace.
  • Nautical enthusiasts should head to the Seaplane Harbour, check out the Lembit submarine and step aboard the ‘Suur Tõll’ icebreaker.
  • Head out of Copenhagen into the North Zealand countryside. Step inside the regal Frederiksborg Castle, situated on three tiny islands. Then walk the ramparts of Kronborg Castle.
  • Visit the Winter World attraction and enjoy tobogganing, igloos, tandem skiing and huskies – even in mid summer.
  • Hop aboard a glass-topped boat to tour the beautiful waterways in Stockholm. Or ride up the side of the Ericsson Globe Arena in a glass gondola.
  • Wander around one of the world’s greatest art collections at the magnificent State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg.
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USA and Canada

Great cities fill us with energy, let us in on their secrets and capture our hearts. Best of all they let us take their spirit home.

New York
  • The incredible panoramas across New York from the 70th floor of the Art Deco Rockefeller Building are a must see. Or wait until darkness falls and see the city lights from the Empire State Building.
  • Visit to the John F Kennedy Museum and the home of John Adams and John Quincy Adams in Boston. See where the shot that started the Revolutionary War was fired. Or immerse yourself in the Boston Tea Party Museum.
  • Get acquainted with Quebec in a day. A well-planned excursion can whisk you to all the top city sights, including a view of the city from around 725 feet! Staying overnight? Spend an evening at the Sugar Shack for French Canadian folk music, dancing and dining.
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British Isles

A magnificent land of queens, kings and castles. Shorelines shaped by seas and struggles over millennia. Famous cities and remote islands full of history and heritage.

Galway
  • Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone when you call in at Cork with an excursion to medieval Blarney Castle.
  • Snap a photo under the famous John O’Groats signpost with an excursion from scenic Scrabster.
  • While in Dublin, don’t miss the Book of Kells – a hand illuminated 9th century manuscript of the four gospels – one of the greatest artistic treasures in the world.
  • Regal castles stand proud at many ports of call: Castle Cornet in St Peter Port, Guernsey, Dublin Castle, and Eilean Donan Castle on Skye are just a few.
  • Explore Orkney's UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ring of Brodgar: a ceremonial stone circle, astonishing for its size and over 4,500 years old. Skara Brae is an incredibly well-preserved Stone Age village, where seats and beds can still be seen inside the houses.
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Northern Lights

Is a Northern Lights cruise on your bucket list? It should be! The spectacular views of the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon that really should not be missed.

Alta
  • Our Northern Lights cruises allow you to explore Norway’s national treasure in all of its glory; a spectacular light display that is guaranteed to leave you breathless.
  • Explore Alta, known as ‘The Town of the Northern Lights’ and if nature’s on your side, there’s no better place to see the magical phenomenon.
  • Sip an ice-cold drink at the famous Igloo Hotel and stay the night if you’re feeling adventurous.
  • Snow mobile and dog-pulled sled rides offer exhilarating ways to see the countryside.
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Prepare to be entranced by the magic of the Med

Our 2018 fly-cruises will begin in the fascinating city of Valletta, Malta. From Valletta, a 7 night holiday could see you taking in the many splendours of Greece and Turkey, or Croatia and Italy, or Greece, Croatia and Italy or... well, you get the picture.

Featured 2018 Mediterranean fly-cruises

Our top 3 maiden ports in 2018

Capri Capri

Capri, Italy

Gaspé Gaspé

Gaspé, Canada

Rovinj Rovinj

Rovinj, Croatia

Fly direct to sunny destinations

Valletta

Although it’s small in size, there’s a lot to do in Malta.

Valetta
  • Will you visit the pretty fishing village of Marsaxlokk,or the Medieval old capital of Medina?
  • Fancy photographing classic architecture in Valetta, or swimming in the warm Mediterranean Sea?
  • Can’t decide? You can do it all in a day.
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Rome

Standing in the Colosseum and visiting the Vatican City are unique once in a lifetime experiences to be had in the Eternal City of Rome.

The city’s other must-sees include:

Rome
  • The Trevi Fountain - toss a coin in for good luck
  • The Spanish Steps
  • The Pantheon (probably the most complete ancient Roman building in the city)
  • The Sistine Chapel, home to Michelangelo’s masterpieces.
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Venice

Feel the enchantment of Venice.

Venice
  • It’s practically the law for visitors to ride a gondola once, but there’s another way to see Venice.
  • A walking tour of the city’s labyrinth of hidden passageways reveals much more history than initially meets the eye.
  • Popular for a reason, Doges Palace and St Mark’s Square are must-see landmarks.
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Florence

The elegant city of Florence is compact enough to explore on foot, and with the Arno River running through it, you should be able to find your bearings fairly easily.

Florence
  • Feeling energetic? See the best of Florence and Pisa, including the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Signoria Square and of course the Leaning Tower, in a single day.
  • For an alternative outing visit Lucca, explore a labryrinth of narrow streets, medieval churches and 19th century piazzas.
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Dubrovnik

Treasure every second in the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic'.

Dubrovnik
  • Walk the walls of the immaculately preserved Medieval Old Town
  • See some of the Game Of Thrones filming locations
  • Ride the cable car up Mount Srd for breathtaking views across the city and out to sea
  • Hit the nearby golden beaches.
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Split

Nestling on the sparkling Dalmatian coast is a medieval Croatian port.

Split
  • Wander around its huddle of alleys and piazzas and then, for a great view, climb the exposed steps to the top of the 200ft-high cathedral bell tower.
  • Sip a drink at one of the many cafés along the seafront Riva or pop into a Konoba (wine cellar) to sample the excellent locally produced reds and whites.
  • Culinary specialities include smoke and wind dried ham, stewed beef with noodles and delicious lamb dishes.
  • Just three miles from Split are the ruins of ancient Salona, once capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia.
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Mykonos

A jewel in the Aegean Sea, famed as a vibrant and cosmopolitan destination with picture postcard beauty.

  • A mix of lively bars and restaurants in the most populous areas
  • Nearby areas of tranquillity, outstanding natural beauty and rich history.
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Ephesus

Kusadasi is a bustling successful port that provides excellent access to the extraordinary remains at Ephesus.

Ephesus
  • If you're not on a tour, try hiring one of the huge gas-guzzling American cars (left by former servicemen) and turned into cabs by the enterprising locals.
  • In Ephesus, enter the magnificent site of the Ancient City at the Magnesia Gate.
  • Whilst Ephesus is now deserted and in ruins, the past glories come to life as the impressive array of temples, agoras, porticoes and fountains come into view.
  • Of particular interest are the Odeum, the Celsus Library, the temple of Hadrian, the Fountain of Trajan and the Great Theatre.
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Heraklion

The proud city of Heraklion is the modern capital of Crete, largest and most ruggedly beautiful of the Greek Isles.

Heraklion
  • Just along the coast, you’ll find the scrupulously renovated remains of Knossos, the Palace of King Minos and the island’s capital under the Minoans.
  • Here, the endless maze of salons, staircases and courtyards gave rise to the legend of the Labyrinth, housing the evil Minotaur at its heart.
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Hvar

Get ready for the beauty of the Dalmatian Riviera.

Hvar
  • Artists will reach for their sketch book, photographers for their camera.
  • Terracotta tiled houses cling to the hillside, yachts bob in the harbour and a 16th century fortress crowns the town. What more could you want?
  • Linger in a pavement café and soak up the scene.
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Linger a little longer

Of course, the beauty of cruising is while you can often awake to a new destination, your ship will often stay into the evening to add an extra dimension to your time away. You could seek out a cosy bar with live music in Dubrovnik, immerse yourself in a Venetian evening, or, if the fixtures fall kindly, even take in a match at Barcelona’s theatre of football Camp Nou.

Dubrovnik

New York & Boston

New York & Boston

Mykonos (tours from Piraeus)

Venice

Venice

Barcelona

Athens (tours from Piraeus)

Athens (tours from Piraeus)

Our top 3 World Heritage Sites

Step back in time at the Acropolis, immerse yourself in artistic beauty in Florence, explore the historic centre of Rome and take in the beauty of Dubrovnik’s or Valetta’s old town.

West Norwegian Fjords

Vatican City

Statue of Liberty

What's included in your cruise

All this included in the price

Food - full board
Luxury accommodation
Spectacular entertainment
Children's clubs
Gym
Pools & relaxation
Sports deck
Dance classes
Shuttle buses in port*
Events
Flights and transfers

... and some optional extras you can treat yourself to

Shore Excursions
Spa & Wellbeing
The Cookery Club on Britannia
Hair & Beauty
Select Dining
Drinks at the bar
Fitness classes

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