Contemplating your first cruise but can’t decide what option is right for you? Then look no further! In our blog today, we have chosen several voyages across a wide range of cruise ships – we have everything from a four masted barquentine to the largest passenger vessel ever built for the British market – and we have even added a few sailings that depart directly from the UK, ideal for those of you who would prefer not to fly. These are perfect short cruises for first timers, and you can go as far away as Cuba!
Handpicked Short Cruises for First Timers
P&O Cruises – Britannia – the largest cruise ship ever built for the British market, she is full of modern-luxury and this 7-night cruise from Southampton Western Europe is the ideal first choice for families and solo travellers. As the ship also departs and sails back to Southampton, it is also a great choice for those who prefer not to fly. Western Europe (Southampton roundtrip) March 2017- click here.
SeaDream Yacht Club – SeaDream II – Not a cruise ship, but a luxury yacht, yes, that’s right, a yacht! If you want to avoid the monsters of the seas, then SeaDream is the ideal choice. They have 2 small, intimate yachts sailing to various corners of the globe, but we particularly like this 7-night itinerary in the Caribbean. St. Thomas to San Juan, February 2017 – click here.
Azamara Club Cruises – Azamara Quest – If destination immersion is what you seek, then you have found your bounty in Azamara. Small-ship cruising with a rich shore-side experience is promised as you sail on a 5-night voyage from Nice and arrive in Monte Carlo just in time for the Grand Prix. South of France, May 2017 – click here.
Princess Cruises – Royal Princess – Another ideal family option, this 7-night Greek Isles cruise aboard Royal Princess is a great way to introduce yourself to the luxury of cruising. Royal Princess has superb children’s facilities, a large outdoor TV screen, several dining options and some of the best pizza at sea! Greek Isles, June 2017- click here.
Star Clippers – Star Flyer – This four masted barquentine, built as a cruise ship, is a superb choice if you are looking to indulge your adventurous side on a vessel with a difference. Sailing from Havana, you will explore Maria La Gorda, Punta Frances, Cayo Rico and Playa Ancon on a superb 7-night cruise. Cuba, February 2017 -click here.
AmaWaterways – AmaDolce – If Europe’s waterways are calling your name, then consider this wonderful 7-night voyage along the beautiful Danube. River Cruises are a great way to get right into the heart of each and every destination and AmaWaterways offer some of the best itineraries available. The Legendary Danube, April 2017 – click here.
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Esprit – If ultra-luxury is your calling, then look no further than one of the finest yacht’s in the world (and one of the newest) Crystal Esprit. This six-star vessel offers incredible voyages to a range of destinations, but this 6-night January 2017 sailing will get you away from the doom and gloom of UK weather as you sail from Dubai to the Seychelles. Roundtrip Victoria – click here.
Book Your First Cruise with The Cruise Line
If you would like more information on cruising or help choosing your first cruise, then please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. The Cruise Line is one of the UK’s leading specialist agents for luxury cruises and we would be delighted to assist you with booking your first cruise. You can view all of our short break cruises on our website by clicking here.