Set sail and find the right cruise for you

Whether you're after a family friendly cruise, you're on a budget or you want to explore the hidden gems of far-off destinations, our guide will help you choose which cruise is right for you.

Contemporary cruising

These stylish and contemporary cruise liners usually offer cheaper rates while still giving you a great experience. 

Food and entertainment are included in the price, but drinks, tips/gratuities and specialty dining aren't. Ideal for families, these cruise liners offer plenty of entertainment for kids of all ages.

Premium cruising

Get ready to pamper yourself with a step up from our contemporary cruises. Our 'Premiums' offer a more personalised experience with spacious cabins, a more indulgent food choice and service tailored around you.

These premium cruise liners usually carry fewer passengers, meaning a higher staff to passenger ratio and a more serene sense of space onboard.

  • The Walt Disney Imagineers at Disney Cruise LinesOpens external site are continuously delivering creativity and innovation to Disney Cruise Line passengers, offering unique water coasters, exciting entertainment offerings and cherished characters up close.
  • Sailing since 1965, Princess CruisesOpens external site became famous when their Pacific Princess featured on the Love Boat television show. The fleet are renowned for being innovative ships with lots of onboard options and exceptional customer service. 
  • P&O Cruises UKOpens external site have become experts in cruising since their initial formation back in 1837. They aim to create a memorable holiday for you and to make you feel special.

Luxury cruising

Get ready for a more sophisticated holiday experience onboard one of these elegant liners. Expect larger staterooms, a higher quality of service and staff who'll make you feel instantly at home. 

These cruise lines also have a long history of cruising and pride themselves on their heritage and the experience they offer.

  • Celebrity CruisesOpens external site is a multi-award winning cruise line that continues to lead the way, with onboard novelties such as real, finely manicured lawns, an ice-topped Martini Bar and an unimaginable range of spa treatments.
  • Cruising for more than 150 years, Cunard LineOpens external site's iconic ships have been defining sophisticated ocean travel. 
  • Holland America LineOpens external site's 'Signature of Excellence' is a promise from every Holland America Line employee to provide guests with a truly extraordinary experience and tremendous value. 

Ultra-luxury cruising

Welcome to the equivalent of flying First on the high seas. Expect truly luxurious liners, crew-to-guest ratios of two to one and of course, world-class fine-dining to match. 

Cruises at this level generally operate smaller ships, which offers a number of benefits. You'll dock in more exotic and remote ports that bigger ships can't get to. There are generally fewer passengers onboard, which means more space onboard per passenger to relax and itineraries are generally longer so you get to see more.

  • With its Italian heritage and elegant European ambience, SilverseasOpens external site' all inclusive cruises attract a sophisticated audience of worldly travellers.
  • Cruising on a SeabournOpens external site ship is a luxurious yet relaxed, elegant yet casual. Their intimate ships visit the most desirable destinations worldwide and sail to the heart of world-famous cities.
  • AzamaraOpens external site is the 'voyage for those who love travel'. Their club-like ships and 'Destination Immersion' focus means you spend more time in interesting ports than any other cruise line, which gives you more time to fully experience the culture, cuisine, scenery, and people of your destinations.

Expedition cruising

These ships are all about getting out and seeing the world. Expect a small number of fellow passengers heading to unique destinations not on your mainstream cruise itineraries.

Visit parts of the world that aren't accessible to larger ships. Onboard you'll often have lectures, libraries and specialists who are there to help you get the most out of the places you visit and provide you with a rich and rewarding holiday.