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    <p>It&rsquo;s fair to say that, until recently, <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-destinations/cruises-from-newcastle" target="_blank">Newcastle</a> has been a dark horse in the cruising world. But since the launch of <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/cruise-lines/ambassador-cruise-line" target="_blank">Ambassador Cruise Line</a>, Newcastle has been put on the map as an easy peasy port for <a href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/types-of-cruise/no-fly-cruises" target="_blank">no-fly cruises</a>.</p>\r\n
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    <p>&ldquo;Living in the North West of England, it can often feel like a LONG journey to even start your cruise,&rdquo; says Francesca from <a href="https://glutenfreehorizons.com/" target="_blank">Gluten Free Horizons</a>. &ldquo;Normally faced with a long drive to the south coast (often going a day ahead with an overnight stay), or a flight overseas (we know how that&rsquo;s been going recently!), a cruise from Newcastle is perfect for me.</p>\r\n
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    <p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve cruised from Newcastle twice, both times with Marella Cruises. One was pre-pandemic on a festival cruise and one was post-pandemic on a British Isles staycation cruise. Our first time sailing from Southampton, we took a direct train from my hometown in Merseyside, with a coach picking us up from the city&rsquo;s main train station. On our post-pandemic cruise, we drove to the cruise port and used their passenger parking and shuttle bus facilities. Being able to cruise from Newcastle opens up so many more cruise opportunities, especially for those in the North.&rdquo;</p>\r\n
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    <p>Not convinced? Here are four reasons to book a cruise from Newcastle:</p>\r\n
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    <h2>Reasons to book a cruise from Newcastle</h2>\r\n
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    <h3>You can start your journey closer to home</h3>\r\n
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    <p>Just 10 miles from the city centre, the Port of Tyne is the ideal starting point for your next no-fly cruise. Blessed with fantastic rail and road connections, Newcastle&rsquo;s port is easy to get to. Only 20 minutes from Newcastle Central Station, you can comfortably reach the cruise terminal from any of the intercity services from Edinburgh, York and more.</p>\r\n
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    <h3>You don&rsquo;t have to step foot on a plane</h3>\r\n
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    <p>It is estimated that a quarter of the UK population has a fear of flying - but that fear doesn&rsquo;t have to stop you from travelling the world! A stress-free way of exploring, a cruise from Newcastle eradicates the need to step foot in an airport. What&rsquo;s more, you can experience a plethora of unbelievable destinations around the world.</p>\r\n
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    <h3>You can visit the world&rsquo;s most incredible destinations</h3>\r\n
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    <p>Want to island-hop around the Caribbean, cruise Norway&rsquo;s breathtaking fjords or discover the coastal beauty of the Mediterranean? Acting as a gateway to the world&rsquo;s most beautiful and dynamic landscapes, a cruise from Newcastle will allow you to do all of that and more. Wherever you decide to go, we&rsquo;re certain it&rsquo;ll be a stress-free experience.</p>\r\n
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    <h3>You have no restrictions</h3>\r\n
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    <p>Fear the moment you place your suitcase on the weighing scales and the number that blinks back at you confirms you&rsquo;ve over-packed? With a no-fly cruise from Newcastle, there are no restrictions on baggage allowance, meaning you can pack as much or as little as you require with plenty of room for souvenirs, too!</p>\r\n
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    <p><a class="button" href="https://www.rolcruise.co.uk/find-your-cruise?page=1&amp;departurePort%5B0%5D=Newcastle&amp;sortBy=default&amp;published=1&amp;worldCruise=1" target="_blank"><span style="color:#ffffff">See all featured cruises from Newcastle</span></a></p>
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