Cunard Unveils Summer At Sea luxury UK Voyages Including Special Sun Voyages Sailing ’Wherever The Sun Shines Brightest’

Cunard is offering UK guests the opportunity to spend this summer at sea, with a series of UK voyages on board Queen Elizabeth.  Voyages will be round-trip from Southampton, between July and October 2021, and comprise of British Isles scenic cruising and special Sun Voyages, sailing to wherever the sun shines brightest.


Ten British Isles Voyages and three Sun Voyages, lasting between three and twelve nights, are available. Guests will be able to experience the most luxurious summer at sea enjoying exquisite fine dining, the on-board spa and spectacular entertainment while having the opportunity to see the UK’s coastline from a unique vantage point.


British Isles Voyages include scenic sailings along Britain’s coastline including The Jurassic Coast, England’s only natural UNESCO world heritage site, Cornwall including Land’s End and Scotland including the Isle of Arran, Mull of Kintyre and Sound of Mull. Four voyages will make various port calls, including Liverpool, Greenock, Invergordon, Belfast, Newcastle as well as a maiden call for Cunard’s fleet to the Welsh port of Holyhead.


Four night scenic British Isles Voyages are priced from £599 per person for a Balcony Stateroom, while a ten night British Isles Voyage will start at £1,299 per person for a Balcony Stateroom. Seven night Sun Voyages are priced from £899 per person for a Balcony Stateroom.


Cunard president Simon Palethorpe said: “Cunard’s Summer at Sea luxury UK voyages are a truly unique way for guests to have a much-needed break this summer. With international travel not yet fully opened up we’re delighted to offer these voyages exclusively for British guests to experience a staycation unlike any other, as they relax in Cunard luxury knowing we will take care of everything.


“Guests can sail along some of the most stunning coastlines anywhere in the world, as Queen Elizabeth provides a unique vantage point, or sail on one of our Sun Voyages where the destination is unscripted and is guided by studying the weather forecast and heading to where the sun shines brightest.”


Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme, and strongly expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises, these sailings on Queen Elizabeth will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated guests only. All other voyages on sale currently do not require guests to be vaccinated.  
All guests and crew will be required to follow enhanced health and wellbeing measures to protect everyone on board on these cruises. These have been developed with guidance from our global medical and public health experts

and scientists and in close coordination with UK government agencies. These protocols include enhanced sanitation measures, appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks in certain areas of the ship. Crew will also undergo a strict testing and quarantine regime as well as regular testing during their time on board. Our protocols are subject to change, as we will continue to work with our experts and with government bodies to ensure all of our practices evolve in line with latest advice, with our primary focus always being to protect the health and wellbeing of our crew and guests and the communities we visit.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Prepares For July Restart With British Isles and Scenic Sailings

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled a brand new ‘Welcome Back’ programme of cruises to showcase the best of the British Isles this summer, with scenic-only cruises and those with ports of call featured aboard its smaller ships.

The 11-cruise programme includes departures from Dover and Liverpool, with scenic sailings taking in the best of the British Isles, including the Shetland and Orkney islands and the Isles of Scilly.

New ship Borealis will be the first of the fleet to set sail, with a three-night scenic ‘Maiden Voyage’ from Liverpool on 5th July, with Bolette to depart on a three-night ‘Maiden Voyage’ from Dover on 16th August.

Peter Deer, Managing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are so excited to be unveiling these new summer cruises today. So often overlooked, our British Isles are home to some of the most wonderful wildlife, and so much spectacular scenery that is best enjoyed from the water.

“With this selection of shorter sailings, guests can dip their toes back into cruising and enjoy all that they love about being on board with us, before we all begin to venture further afield again. 

“This is an incredibly important milestone for our business, and we can’t wait to welcome our guests on board our new-look fleet this summer.”

Highlights of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ summer sailings include:

Borealis’ four-night S213 ‘Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife’ no port cruise, departing from Liverpool on 8th July 2021. Prices start from £549 per person. Enjoy up to £75 per person to spend on board. 

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cruising by Neist Point Lighthouse – Cruising by Kilt Rock & Mealt Waterfall – Cruising Loch Broom –  Cruising by The Small Isles – Cruising Loch Hourn – Cruising by Dutchman’s Cap – (Bac Mòr) & Fingals Cave – Cruising Sound of Mull – Cruising by Duart Castle – Liverpool, England

Borealis’ five-night S215 ‘Scenic Orkney & Faroe Islands’ no port cruise, departing from Liverpool on 17th July 2021. Prices start from £699 per person. Enjoy up to £100 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Liverpool, England – Cruising by The Needle, Orkney, Scotland – Cruising by Old Man of Hoy, Hoy, Orkneys – Cruising by Marwick Head, Orkneys – Cruising by Fair Isle – Cruising by Sumburgh Head, Shetlands – Cruising by Cape Enniberg – Cruising Kalsoyarfjørður – Cruising Leirvíksfjørður & Djúpini – Cruising by Vestmanna cliffs, Streymoy – Cruising by Gásadalur – Cruising by Mykines – Cruising Gáshólmur, Tindhólmur & Drangarnir – Cruising by Hestur & Koltur – Liverpool, England

Bolette’s five-night T217 ‘Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands’ cruise, departing from Dover on 24th August 2021. Prices start from £799 per person. Enjoy up to £100 per person to spend on board.

Itinerary: Dover, England – Lerwick, Shetland Islands – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Dover, England

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P&O Cruises Offers Ultimate Escape UK Cruises This Summer

P&O Cruises is offering a series of short breaks on flagship Britannia this summer and week-long cruises on new ship Iona. These cruises will depart from Southampton between June and September, sailing around the UK coast, “where the sun shines brightest.”

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Given recent announcements we have every hope that our guests will be able to enjoy a holiday this summer. After the stresses and challenges of the past year everyone certainly deserves a treat and this series of cruises will provide memorable and much needed UK getaways. Whilst there is still uncertainty about holidays abroad this summer, we are delighted to be able to offer our guests the ultimate escape here in the UK with the reassurance that we will take care of everything. Also, we really will look at the weather forecast each cruise and aim to take our ships where it is warm and sunny.

“As the start of Iona’s very special maiden season, the new Ultimate Escape series of holidays includes a memorable seven night maiden voyage sailing around the Scottish islands. Iona will anchor off Iona, the island after which she was named, with a celebratory extended stay until sunset for magical views of the historic shores.”

Setting sail from Southampton guests will be able to enjoy the ultimate British break on Britannia and Iona – gourmet dining and poolside bites; cocktails and coffees; shopping, spas, shows and endless sea views.

Britannia will offer three and four night breaks and one six night holiday running from June 27, 2021 through to September 19, 2021. Iona offers seven night itineraries running from August 7, 2021 to September 18, 2021. Prices start from £449 per person for a three night break on Britannia. Iona’s seven night maiden voyage starts from £1,199 per person.

Given the advanced progress of the UK vaccination programme, and strong expressed preference on the part of our guests for this limited series of UK coastal cruises, these sailings on Britannia and Iona will be for UK resident Covid-19 vaccinated* guests only.

All guests and crew will be required to follow enhanced health and wellbeing measures to protect everyone on board on these cruises. These have been developed with guidance from our global medical and public health experts and scientists and in close coordination with UK government agencies. These protocols include enhanced sanitation measures, appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks in certain areas of the ship. Crew will also undergo a strict testing and quarantine regime as well as regular testing during their time on board. Our protocols are subject to change, as we will continue to work with our experts and with government bodies to ensure all of our practices evolve in line with latest advice, with our primary focus always being to protect the health and wellbeing of our crew and guests and the communities we visit. Travel insurance will also be mandatory for all guests.**

Ludlow added: “As we have spent the majority of the last year at home, to be able to have a restorative and relaxing break, sit on deck with a sea view in the summer sunshine and then enjoy an indulgent dinner and show – it’s certainly what we all need this year and we cannot wait to have our guests back on board.”

Example Ultimate Escape itineraries:

Prices for a balcony cabin and subject to availability

Three night cruise on Britannia, from £449

The price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising along the south coast of England.

Four night cruise on Britannia, from £499

The price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising along the south coast of England.

Iona Maiden – Scottish Islands, 7 nights, from £1,199

Seven night cruise on Iona (G126N) from £1,199 per person. Departing August 7, 2021 the price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising to Scotland including the Inner Hebrides and the island of Iona.

Voyage to the sun, 7 nights, from £779

Seven night cruise on Iona from £779 per person. The price includes full board meals and entertainment on board. Departing from Southampton and returning to Southampton with coastal cruising past the Channel Islands and along the coast of France.

The cruises go on sale on Monday March 22, 2021 at 8.30am and will be available to book online on http://www.pocruises.com or telephone 03453 555 111 or through a travel agent.

Dining

Foodies are spoilt for choice on both Britannia and Iona. The Glass House boasts 40 wines handpicked by wine expert Olly Smith and paired with a delicious small-bites menu. There’s fine dining in beautiful surroundings at Epicurean, and authentic Indian food with a British twist at Sindhu as well as Britannia’s Marco Pierre White Cookery Club. The Market Café on Britannia is full of sweet treats by master pâtissier Eric Lanlard (and Epicurean offers his decadent afternoon tea), while The Beach House is a laid-back spot offering comfort-food favourites.

On Iona, good food is an art form. With 30 different places to eat, there are many exciting new dining concepts including The Quays, piazza-style dining with a lively atmosphere and choices including American diner, Mediterranean classics, Asian favourites or traditional fish and chips. The Keel and Cow is a British gastropub serving speciality aged steaks and for a lighter bite the global dishes at Taste 360 offer an exciting new on-deck dining experience which will include authentic dishes from Spanish chef Jose Pizarro.

Entertainment

Guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment from movies to full-scale production shows, live music to impromptu aerial acrobatics. Iona’s entertainment will reach new heights in SkyDome and its retractable stage presenting top acts, live shows and late-night dancing. In the Grand Atrium there will be aerialists and pop-up performances while Headliners theatre will present contemporary shows mixing song, dance and showbiz glamour. Music-lovers will enjoy The 710 Club catching live sets from renowned music and singing talent. Ocean Studios is the place to be for new releases and classic movies.

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FREE Extended Explorations With Regent Seven Seas Cruises

 Regent Seven Seas Cruises is offering guests the chance to enhance and extend their luxury holiday by up to 6 nights, in a range of exotic destinations across Africa, Asia, Australia & New Zealand and South America, with FREE Extended Explorations. In total, there are 13 complimentary pre- and post-cruise land programmes that can bookend 22 voyages sailing between October 2021 and March 2022 on board Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Voyager.

The expertly curated land programmes, which range between 2 and 3 nights in length, showcase destination “must-sees” while revealing local hidden treasures in iconic locales including Hong Kong, China; Singapore; and Sydney, Australia. For example, guests could enhance a 10-night cruise on board Seven Seas Voyager sailing February 19, 2022 by enjoying a free 3-night pre-cruise Authentic Buenos Aires land programme, as well as a free 3-night post-cruise A Passion for Rio land programme, creating a truly immersive, 16-night luxury travel experience.

Other exciting land programmes include the brand-new Sacred & Scenic Tokyo tour which visits the most significant Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Tokyo on a celebration of Japan’s spiritual heritage; and a Winelands and Wildlife tour from Cape Town, South Africa which promises remarkable adventures combining wine tasting and big game viewing.

FREE Extended Explorations also offers Reduced 10% Deposits and is applicable to bookings made between March 1 and 31, 2021.

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Emerald Cruises Eyes Growth With Move To One Brand

Yesterday marked the official merge of Emerald Waterways and Emerald Yacht Cruises, coming together to form the single global brand Emerald Cruises, with the launch of its brand new website (www.emeraldcruises.co.uk).

In preparation for the anticipated return of cruising, the cruise line is geared up for growth as it moves in to ocean cruising with its first 5-star luxury superyacht, Emerald Azzurra, setting sail in January 2022.

This year will also see Emerald Cruises introduce its ninth Star-Ship to the fleet when Emerald Luna takes to Europe’s waterways.

David Winterton, global director of brand & marketing, Emerald Cruises commented:

“We are excited to announce the move to our new single brand, Emerald Cruises, at the same time as launching new websites around the world. We believe moving to a single brand is perfect to support our long term growth ambitions as a leading small ship cruise company. In recent weeks, our portfolio of river and yacht cruises have seen a surge in popularity and we can’t wait to return to the water with our new and loyal guests, as soon as it is safe to do so”.

The Emerald Cruises portfolio includes award-winning river cruises operating across Europe and Southeast Asia, a chartered river ship in Russia, as well as yacht cruising hosting guests on the Adriatic Sea, the Red Sea and along the Mediterranean coastline on board superyacht, Emerald Azzurra.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Unveils Brand New Programme Of Cruising For 2022/23

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has today unveiled a brand new programme of cruising for 2022/23 as the line gears up for a return to sailing, with 126 new voyages taking in 82 countries, with NEW regional departures from Belfast and London Tilbury.

The programme includes closer to home excursions around the British Isles and shorter, five-night breaks, with departures from eight UK ports – London Tilbury, Belfast, Portsmouth, Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth) – with a number of ex-UK sailings and fly-cruise options for those looking to venture further afield.

The Fred. Olsen fleet will sail into a number of maiden ports in 2022/23, including Hakata and Nagoya in Japan; Crotone, Gallipoli and Monopoli in Italy; Lyngdal in Norway and Louisbourg in Canada, to name a few.

There will also be another opportunity to relive history when Braemar returns to the narrow Corinth Canal in Greece in spring 2023.

The programme has been released to Oceans members today ahead of general on sale on Monday. Those booking onto a new cruise can choose between a free all inclusive drinks package or money to spend on board.

Martin Lister, Head of Itinerary Planning and Destination Experience at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We are always incredibly proud to unveil our new cruise programmes, but this year it feels particularly exciting as it is the first time we will do so with our new look fleet.

“Every year we craft our new itineraries from scratch to ensure that we continue to offer our guests exceptional experiences in the destinations they visit with us. This has felt even more important this year, with the past 12 months having left us all dreaming of our next adventures and really considering what we all want from our holidays.

“A big part of 2022 will be making the most of our beautiful British Isles, with scenic cruising just as rewarding as the wonderful ports of call.

“For those looking to set sail on a shorter cruise, there are plenty on offer, each with the opportunity to experience time ashore, entertainment-packed sea days and scenic cruising aplenty.

“Our ships really come into their own in the Norwegian fjords, and of course we are continuing to celebrate that. Aboard our smaller-sized fleet, guests will be able sail size-restricted waters, away from the well-sailed route, right into the heart of the fjordland. Plus, the northerly departure ports of Newcastle and Rosyth in Edinburgh are ideally placed to showcase them at their best in just five nights.

“But the shorter escapes are not just bound to Norway, with sailings to Belgium, France, Denmark and Spain available in six nights or less, with many of these sailings made possible by the impressive sailing speeds of our new ships, Bolette and Borealis.

“We also have some exceptional sailings further afield for those ready to explore the world again, taking in the autumnal beauty of Canada, rugged explorations of Spitsbergen, and even the chance to follow in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg with an 80-day around the world adventure.”

Highlights of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ 2022/23 programme include:

Borealis’ eight-night S2215 ‘Scenic Isles of Scotland’ cruise, departing from Liverpool on 9th June and Belfast on 10th June 2022. Prices start from £1,299 per person.

Ports of call: Liverpool, England – Belfast, Northern Ireland – Rothesay, Isle of Bute – Cruising by Mull of Kintyre – Cruising by Duart Castle – Cruising Sound of Mull – Cruising by Fingals Cave – Cruising by Dutchman’s Cap – Cruising by The Small Isles – Portree, Isle of Skye – Invergordon, Scotland – Kirkwall, Orkney Islands – Liverpool, England (for Liverpool debarkation) – Belfast, Northern Ireland (for Belfast debarkation)

For more details: Visit S2215 ‘Scenic Isles of Scotland’  

Balmoral’s five-night L2225 ‘Summertime Norwegian Fjords’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 27th August 2022. Prices start from £799 per person.

Ports of call: Newcastle, England – Cruising Lysefjord, Norway – Bergen, Norway – Eidfjord, Norway – Cruising Hardangerfjord, Norway – Cruising Maurangerfjord and Furebergfoss, Norway – Newcastle, England

For more details: Visit L2225 ‘Summertime Norwegian Fjords’  

Bolette’s 15-night T2229 ‘Ancient Walls of the Med with Malta’ cruise, departing from London Tilbury on 17th November 2022. Prices start from £1,899 per person.

Ports of call: London, UK – Melilla, Spanish Morocco, Spain – Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy – Valletta, Malta – Cartagena, Spain – Gibraltar – Lisbon, Portugal – Montoir-de-Bretagne, France – London, UK

For more details: Visit T2229 ‘Ancient Walls of the Med with Malta’  

Braemar’s 10-night M2307 ‘Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece’ fly-cruise, departing from Valletta, Malta on 27th March 2023. Prices start from £2,199 per person.

Ports of call: Valletta, Malta – Ermoupoli, Greece – Rhodes, Greece – Agios Nikolaos, Crete – Piraeus (for Athens), Greece (overnight stay) – Cruising Corinth Canal, Greece – Argostoli, Kefallonia – Katakolon, Greece – Valletta, Malta

For more details: Visit M2307 ‘Corinth Canal & Ancient Greece’  

Fred. Olsen has teased sailings from its 2022/23 programme over the past few weeks, including Balmoral’s 15-night ‘Rugged and Remote Spitsbergen’ cruise in June 2022; a 19-night ‘Canada in the Fall’ cruise aboard Borealis in September and a 27-night ‘Discovering the Adriatic’ cruise aboard Braemar in October.

And last week, Fred. Olsen unveiled an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ cruise aboard Borealis in February 2023, following in the footsteps of fictional explorer Phileas Fogg.

For added reassurance, Fred. Olsen has evolved its Plain Sailing Guarantee, giving flexibility to transfer any deposits paid to another cruise at any time before the final payment is made. 

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Celebrity Cruises’ History-Making All-Female Bridge And Leadership Team Reunite

Celebrity Cruises set sail with the first ever all-female bridge and onboard leadership team and made history. Now, on International Women’s Day 2021, one year after their glass ceiling-shattering achievement, the women behind this maritime first are reuniting to reflect on the historic sailing, discuss the challenging year that followed, share their stories of joy and heartbreak and why it’s more important than ever to #choosetochallenge.

In a sign of the times, the team will gather virtually, coming together from homes across the globe and even directly from onboard Celebrity Edge stationed in the Bahamas. Powerful voices contributing to this unique, industry-leading conversation include Captain Kate McCue, the first American female cruise ship captain, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, the first female President & CEO of Celebrity Cruises, and Chief Officer Rachel Arnold, from Bristol, UK. 

They will be joined by; 2nd Officer Elizabeth Marami (Kenya); Chief Security Officer Mor “Mia” Segev (Israel); Hotel Director Niina Huataniemi; Assistant Hotel Director Milana Dortangs; Guest Relations Director Julie Sherrington (UK); and Cruise Director Sue Denning (UK). 

“Making history with these women was quite extraordinary for our industry and an honour for me. It was a dream come true for all of us,” said Celebrity Cruises’ President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo. 

“Our mantra has been to use this time away from the water to come back stronger than ever and reuniting these incredible trailblazers is a sign of that. Together, we will continue to sail beyond conventional thinking and wisdom into a new world of opportunity.” 

Around the world, only 2% of mariners are women. Celebrity Cruises catalysed the maritime industry, leading it into a more diverse future and growing the number of women on their bridge teams from 3% to 28%, ultimately, making 2020’s historic WOMANned sailing onboard the award-winning Celebrity Edge possible. Now, as the company prepares to return to service this year, it is looking again to set new standards across the seven seas.

Join the conversation with these incredible leaders on International Women’s Day by tuning into Celebrity Cruises’ Facebook Watch Party at 5pm (GMT) on Monday 8th March, 2021: https://www.facebook.com/UKcelebritycruises . During the airing of the conversation, Captain Kate will take over Celebrity Cruises’ channels to take specific questions from the public and offer additional commentary. 

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P&O Cruises To Offer “The Ultimate Escape” Staycation This Summer

P&O Cruises will offer a series of short break and week-long UK cruises as “the ultimate escape” staycation this summer. The cruises will go on sale later in March.

P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “Following recent Government announcements and as the vaccine programme is rolled out across the globe we can all begin to feel a sense of reassurance and hope that this current lockdown period in the UK will come to an end. Life can, we hope, slowly return to some semblance of our previous normality as hospitality opens up and summer holidays can be booked with confidence.

“Whilst holidays here in the UK will be the first to become a reality we will, of course, gradually see the return of international travel but first we want guests to be able to enjoy a proper summer holiday at sea with the best in relaxation, entertainment and dining choice.

“These sailings will leave from our home port in Southampton and sail around UK coastal waters enjoying the summer sunshine. More details of dates, prices and the experience on board will be announced later this month, but they will, of course, all have flexibility so guests can book with confidence.

“We hope that the UK “ultimate escape” staycation option will have wide appeal and we will do our utmost to make it a very special time. There really will be something for everyone and the opportunity to spend precious and much-longed for time with family and friends.

“In order to offer these UK breaks it does mean that unfortunately we need to cancel some of our current published programme of holidays this summer. Cruises on Arcadia, Aurora, Azura and Ventura have been cancelled until the end of August and on Britannia and Iona until the end of September.

“We remain in very close contact with the UK Government and associated bodies as we monitor the latest situation and guidance on travel. From the moment we see travel restrictions lifting we will begin the significant logistical task to re-start our operations. It will take some time for the first ship to return to service, followed by the phased return of the remaining fleet. We cannot wait to welcome everyone back on board with the protection of effective protocols to safeguard the health and wellbeing of all crew and guests.

“I really am so sorry for the disappointment these cancellations will cause but hope that the new UK cruises will enable everyone to enjoy a wonderful holiday this summer.”

All guests whose cruises have been cancelled will automatically receive a Future Cruise Credit worth 125% of what they paid. This 125% Future Cruise Credit can be redeemed against any new booking made by the end of December 2021, on any cruise on sale at the time of booking.

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NoFlyCruises.co.uk Releases Infographic Showing UK 2022 No-Fly Cruise Season

Noflycruises.co.uk (noflycruises.co.uk), the port guide and cruise planning platform, has released an infographic showing sailings in 2022 from UK ports, cutting out the need for air travel.

The website, which launched during the first UK lock-down in 2020, features expert port tips, real visitor photography and destination guides written by experienced cruise managers. It is designed to assist prospective guests and travel agents in planning and researching cruises that avoid flights. Agents are welcome to download guides and provide their clients with detailed port descriptions, all accessible on an easy-to-use directory and map.

The new infographic has been launched to highlight the large number of sailings available and the main cruise lines offering them, as well as the most popular ports. It is built to be shared and the page features a code to allow sharing on blogs, web pages and social media.

No Fly Cruises Editor Danielle Fear said: “You don’t see so many cruise infographics currently, but they are a great way of getting interesting information across in a fast and effective way and they are also perfect to share. The website has seen a huge increase in traffic, as we edge towards the easing of travel restrictions, and the popularity of no-fly cruising from UK ports looks set to grow significantly over the coming years, something that is being reflected in scheduling. These infographics will also set a bench-mark that we can compare year on year.”

The website has over 70 port guides and over 20 well-known expert insider reports. It also uses amateur photography to give a more accurate reflection of the places we report on and the average user time on the site is over 13 minutes per visit.

To view the infographic and share please visit: https://noflycruises.co.uk/no-fly-cruise-infographic-2022/


Designed by No Fly Cruises Noflycruises.co.uk

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Steel-Cutting Ceremony Held For P&O Cruises ‘Arvia’

A major construction milestone in the future of British cruising has been marked as P&O Cruises cuts the first piece of steel for new ship Arvia.

The 184,700-tonne sister ship to Iona is being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. 

The company’s second LNG-powered Excel class ship will join the P&O Cruises fleet in December 2022 and holidays on Arvia go on sale next month.   

In a speech at the virtual ceremony P&O Cruises president Paul Ludlow said: “The steel cutting marks an extraordinary milestone for the future of P&O Cruises. 

“It is a future which will include two of the most environmentally innovative ships in the world today.

“Iona is poised to join our fleet this summer as we return to service and is eagerly anticipated by our employees, crew and certainly by our guests who cannot wait to sail on her during her maiden season from Southampton.

“Whilst Arvia may have a different look and feel to Iona, being built to sail in the sun, the inherent DNA is the same. It is one which exemplifies design excellence, forward-thinking power generation and future-focused experiences. The hardware, technology and interior arrangement of spaces leaves nothing lacking. Every sheet of metal, every control panel, every cabin, light fitting and chair has been designed and debated to ensure that it provides a pinnacle holiday for our guests and the foremost working and living experience for our crew.

“Over the next two years we will see this DNA evolve into our vision as our new ship takes shape and Arvia will join the fleet in December 2022.

“I would like to thank the entire team at Meyer Werft for their partnership and dedication as we begin the build of another spectacular ship.”

The name Arvia, meaning “from the seashore”, was unveiled earlier this month through a video reveal outlining the letters in different locations, all relating to the beach and seashore. 

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