Recommended first time cruiser destinations

All of our cruise holidays can be as exciting or relaxed as you like. We offer a huge range, with something for everyone. Here are the most popular cruise destinations we recommend for first time cruisers.

Where will you go?

Discover our Short Breaks

Sometimes, a night away is all we need to reset; as a couple, as a family, as friends or even by ourselves. Imagine then the benefits of a three to five night Short Break, at any time of year.

Discover the Norwegian fjords

Travel with us to the world’s most dramatic scenery and sail through enchanting mountainscapes, gently sculpted by meandering, sapphire-blue fjords.

Discover the Mediterranean

You could spend the morning snorkelling with curious fish darting beneath you, then explore the must-see sights of a vibrant city, seeking out the best spot for sunset. The endless magic of the Med is waiting.

Discover the Canary Islands

Think the Canary Islands only offer beaches and blue skies? Think again. Let us take you off the beaten track with authentic local experiences.

Discover Spain and Portugal

Those seeking variety from their holiday will love Spain and Portugal cruises which contrasts fishing villages with ornate cities and an eye-watering mix of architectural styles.

Discover the Caribbean

Close your eyes and imagine a Caribbean holiday... what do you see? Chances are it’s crystal clear, warm waters lapping soft white sands? Fringed with gently fluttering palms? Well, you’re right.

Shore experiences await you

Explore your destinations... Your way. On our holidays we offer a huge range of shore experiences so you can indulge all your different passions and try new activities.

Holiday types

How do I choose a cruise destination? We have hand-picked destinations to suit different types of travellers to help you choose the right holiday.

Nature lovers

Experience the wonders of nature. Be at one with nature and visit destinations such as the Norwegian Fjords and the Caribbean.

Relaxed beach holidays

Looking to relax and unwind? Our top destinations for the ultimate relaxed beach holiday include the Caribbean and Canary Islands.

Historical towns

Do you enjoy exploring old towns and historical landmarks? Destinations we recommend for explorers are the Norwegian Fjords, Northern Europe and Scandinavia, Western Europe, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Winter sun

What better time to get some much needed sunshine? Our top picks for winter sun cruise holidays include Spain & Portugal, Canary Islands and the Caribbean.


All of our cruises can be as action-packed as you'd like with a variety of shore excursions at your finger tips. Destinaitons we recommend for adventure seekers are the Norwegian Fjords, Norway and Iceland, and Mediterranean.

Digital port guides

You'll have local recommendations at your fingertips thanks to our new digital port guides (sent by email before your holiday). They're packed full of information and tips for all of the destinations on your itinerary – saving you time researching before you go!