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New to Cruising

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Featured Cruises for First-Time Cruisers

2026 Australia, New Zealand & Great Barrier Reef

Celebrity Edge 06 Feb 2026 31 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Sydney

Exclusive FREE Stateroom Upgrades*

Exclusive FREE On board Spend of up to $800*

Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

FREE three night 4★ hotel stays in Sydney & Auckland*

Itinerary: Sydney, Australia - Brisbane, Australia - Airlie Beach, Australia - Cairns (from Yorkeys Knob), Australia - Port Douglas, Australia - Willis Island, Australia - Sydney, Australia -…
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(full fare £7,899) Inside from £6,399pp

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2025 Alaska & Calgary Stampede

Celebrity Solstice 21 Jun 2025 17 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Vancouver

Drinks, Wi-Fi & Gratuities Included*

Exclusive FREE Rail Upgrade to GoldLeaf Service*

Five Night Rocky Mountaineer Tour*

Exclusive two day Calgary Stampede tickets included*

Itinerary: Vancouver, Canada - Icy Strait Point, Alaska - Skagway, Alaska - Juneau, Alaska - Ketchikan, Alaska - Vancouver, Canada
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(full fare £6,999) Inside from £5,599pp

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Iona's Maiden 2025 No-Fly Grand Caribbean Voyage

Iona 11 Jan 2025 35 nights No-Fly Cruise Southampton

No tips required on board*

Choose From: On Board Spend* | Car Parking* | Coach Transfers*

All-Inclusive No-Fly from Southampton

All-inclusive Drinks Package Included for ALL bookings*

Itinerary: Southampton - Santa Cruz, Tenerife - Road Town, Tortola - Bridgetown, Barbados - Castries, St. Lucia - St. George's, Grenada - St. John's, Antigua - St Kitts, St Kitts and Nevis -.…
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(full fare £4,396) Inside from £4,349pp

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Popular First-Time Cruiser Destinations

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What is new to cruising?

New to cruise is for those that have never experienced the magic of a cruise holiday. Cruising has become one of the travel industry’s fastest-growing holiday types and it’s easy to see why.

There are so many reasons to choose a cruise for your next holiday. Cruising represents fantastic value for money - your cruise package will include accommodation, meals on board, entertainment, activities and social functions, use of all ship facilities, plus flights and transfers where applicable. What’s more, cruising is the most convenient way to see the world. No-fly cruises depart from a range of ports in the UK so it’s super easy to travel to and from your joining port. While fly cruises are organised by your chosen cruise line from start to finish meaning you don’t have to worry about flights, baggage handling or transfers to and from your ship.

Cruising can take you to parts of the world you might not have thought about before. You can see new places and unpack only once. Plus, with so many cruise lines and cruise ships to choose from, you’re truly spoilt for choice. From the small, intimate boutique ships carrying just a few hundred people to larger ships that hold up to 6,000 passengers, the choice is yours.

Destination highlights

The world is your oyster on a cruise. For those new to cruising, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and Norway are popular cruise destinations. For decades, people have flocked to the Mediterranean, in love with its stunning coastline, elegant seaside towns, wonderful shopping spots and superb restaurants serving freshly caught seafood. While the Caribbean, known for its picturesque vistas, pure white sand beaches, turquoise waters and endless outdoor adventures, is an ideal cruise destination for those looking to relax. Norway is where adventure awaits. Discover the land of the Midnight Sun and wake up surrounded by breathtaking fjords, ornate houses and endless flora and fauna.

Which cruise lines offer cruises for first-timers?

All cruise lines welcome first-time cruisers aboard! Popular options for those new to cruising include Celebrity Cruises, who explore the world’s best destinations, serve up exceptional culinary experiences, craft impeccable ships and offer the world at your service, P&O Cruises, who offer something for everyone aboard their fleet of ships including exceptional service, incredible attention to detail and delicious cuisine and award-winning Royal Caribbean International, who offer incredible innovation, fascinating features and unmissable itineraries.

Cruise Line Itineraries
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