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Summer seacations as cruise companies launch UK only luxury holidays at sea

Staycations may well be the only travel option this year. Have you booked yours yet?  If you’re a cruise lover, you’ll be excited to learn that a number of companies have launched seacations  around the UK with many stopping in Belfast. And even more exciting will be the cruises you can board and start your seacation in Belfast in 2022.

 

Princess Cruise 2021 Seacation cruises from Southampton

Princess Cruises has revealed details of its series of short breaks and week-long cruises aboard MedallionClass ships, Regal Princess and Sky Princess, scheduled to sail from Southampton around the UK coast from late summer. 

Regal Princess will offer 14 UK voyages running from July 31 through to September 23, 2021. 

Sky Princess will offer eight UK cruises, running from August 30 through to September 28, 2021.   

The cruises will offer scenic cruises and voyages with stops in UK ports-of-call including Liverpool, Belfast and Greenock, with itineraries ranging from three to seven nights. 

https://www.princess.com

 

Royal Caribbean Summer Sailings

Anthem of the Seas will set sail from Southampton for the first time in five years and is one of the newest and boldest ships to sail from the UK.

UK residents can choose from a combination of 3- to 4-night Ocean Getaways in early July and 5- to 8-nightBritish Isles cruises, starting 15th July, that feature visits to iconic destinations across the UK such as Liverpool, Belfast and Kirkwall.

The new summer itineraries will open for bookings on 7th April.

http://www.royalcaribbean.com


Disney Magic at Sea UK sailings

Set Sail on a Unique Disney Staycation at Sea Aboard 2-, 3- and Limited 4-Night Cruises from the UK

Departing on select dates from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton aboard the Disney Magic, these new staycation sailings—exclusive to UK residents—invite you to embark on a brand-new, magical Disney experience. Close to home and at sea—be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection of onboard entertainment, dining and recreation for the entire family, with all the care you’d expect from Disney.

Booking Begins in April for Sailings in Summer 2021!

https://disneycruise.disney.go.com

 

Fred. Olsen Welcome Back Cruises

The return to the water has arrived! For this momentous occasion, Fred. Olsen have hand-crafted a special suite of itineraries around the UK to make sure that your return to the water is welcoming, safe, gentle and relaxing. You'll have the choice of three regional departure ports, and all the cruises are short and sweet, between 3 and 7 nights — the perfect way to dip your toe back in the water.

Belfast will feature as a port of call and Giant’s Causeway is one of the sail by locations!

https://www.fredolsencruises.com/welcomeback

In 2022, the cruise company are sailing from Belfast so get ready to embark from your home city.


P&O are staying at home so you don’t have to

This year P&O are staying local so that they can whisk you away on the ultimate UK getaway.

These new 2021 coastal cruises will sail around the UK coast “where the sun shines brightest.” Book now and choose from three, four, six or seven night holidays on our flagship Britannia. Or book a holiday on Iona, she’ll offer week-long escapes for her maiden season.

Departures from Southampton and cruising the UK coastline.

https://www.pocruises.com/2021-cruise-holidays

Celebrity Cruises with Celebrity Silhouette will return to the UK this summer.

Setting sail from Southampton from Saturday, 3rd July, the stunning new luxury Celebrity Silhouette will embark on a series of six- to eight-night itineraries around Britain’s coastline. The luxury ‘staycation’ itineraries will offer stops in Portland, Inverness, Kirkwall, Glasgow, Belfast, and Liverpool. 

Guests will have the chance to explore the Jurassic Coastline from Portland, discover the bustling Scottish cities and stunning highlands from Inverness, Kirkwall and Glasgow, uncover the rich history of Belfast, plus immerse themselves in the creative and cultural hub of Liverpool, home of the Beatles!

https://www.celebritycruises.co.uk/


MSC Summer sailings

MSC Cruises reveal further details of the short breaks and week-long summer sailings around the British Isles departing from the port of Southampton.

Starting 20 May, MSC Virtuosa – the line’s recently delivered and newest flagship - will be deployed to the UK for her inaugural season and replace MSC Magnifica to spend summer operating this special range of sailings to some of the UK’s most popular ports such as Portland, Liverpool, Greenock and Belfast. 

The sailings are available to UK residents only. Sales open for these cruises on Thursday, 1 April.

Scenic cruises around the British Isles with Cunard

Escape with a scenic cruise of Britain’s coast this summer with thirteen new voyages on Queen Elizabeth, exclusive to UK residents. Departing from Southampton, you’ll enjoy uninterrupted sailing around England, Ireland and Scotland from the comfort of your ship, with endless time to unwind as you voyage. Cruises later in the season stop in Belfast.

https://www.cunard.com

 

Tradewind Voyages

What better departure point is there to experience a ship like Golden Horizon for the first time than the UK?

Experience the British Isles from a new perspective with 7 voyages exclusively visiting UK ports from 22nd June 2021. These voyages give guests the opportunity to experience Golden Horizon, and the best of British coastal towns, whilst not leaving the country – perfect for a “Staycation at Sea”.

https://www.tradewindvoyages.com/uk-voyages/

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