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What is a staycation cruise?

A staycation cruise is simply a no-fly voyage that sails closer to home, usually around the British Isles and sometimes a little further. These cruises usually last up to seven nights and depart from a range of UK ports. The itineraries are designed so passengers can immerse themselves in the destinations on their doorstep.

Reasons to book a staycation cruise

There are many reasons to book a staycation cruise. The British Isles, with its amazing islands, rich histories and stories to tell, is full to the brim with exciting hidden gems. Be welcomed with open arms to Ireland, where you can explore buzzing Belfast and diverse Dublin. Dock in the heart of London and experience one of the world’s most exclusive cruise ports or walk along Penny Lane in Liverpool, home of The Beatles. Discover Leith, the cultural hub of Edinburgh or Stornoway, a stark contrast to Scotland’s capitals where cruisers are opened up to the country’s rugged wilderness.

Wherever you sail, you’re sure to find something incredible a lot closer to home than you think. If you’re new to the world of cruising, a staycation cruise is a great way to test out your sea legs. During your time on board, you can experience incredible entertainment, dine on exquisite food, relax in sumptuous spas and spend time with family and friends - all while discovering if cruising is for you.

Your cruise holiday will begin the moment you arrive at the cruise port. As staycation cruises are essentially no-fly voyages, you don’t have to worry about getting to the airport hours in advance, catching flights or lugging around heavy luggage. As soon as you embark on your chosen ship, you can sit back, relax and enjoy.

Which cruise lines offer staycation cruises?

Due to the popularity of staycation cruises, many cruise lines have begun offering itineraries from ports around the UK. Opt for a more traditional cruising experience with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, enjoy ultra-luxury with Cunard or choose from family-friendly fun with P&O Cruises and Princess Cruises.

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