The Big Three: ex-UK cruises from Hull and Harwich

The Big Three: ex-UK cruises from Hull and Harwich

Cruises from the UK’s eastern seaboard are something of a rarity in 2016. Harwich, which last year boasted more than 30 turnaround days, lost the business of Holland America Line, which halted all ex-UK departures, and Royal Caribbean International, which has dedicated itself to Southampton. This year it has just five cruises. However, three ex-UK specialists do still operate from the east: Cruise & Maritime, which has four departures from Hull, Voyages of Discovery and Fred Olsen. But beware, none of these three cruise lines advertise as a family-friendly company. These cruises are strictly for adults only.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK guide 2016, each week we will be running our Big Three feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from based on regional ports. This week it’s cruises that leave from the east coast (Hull and Harwich).

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Line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Departure port: Hull
Departure date: May 23, 2016
Destination: Baltic Cities and St Petersburg
Duration: 12 nights
Ship: Marco Polo
Single price from: £3,069 (oceanview)
Twin price from: £1,139 (inside, per person)


Line: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Departure port: Harwich
Departure date: October 31, 2016
Destination: Portugal and Morocco
Duration: 11 nights
Ship: Black Watch
Single price from: £1,599
Double price from: £999 (inside, per person)

Credit: Ahron de Leeuw
Credit: Ahron de Leeuw

Line: Voyages of Discovery
Departure port: Harwich
Departure date: June 20, 2016
Destination: Iceland and the Faroes
Duration: 13 days
Ship: Voyager
Double price from: £1,574 (inside, per person)

Credit: Moyan Brenn
Credit: Moyan Brenn

(Main credit: Flickr/Haylee)

Cruise Adviser top tip

If you are travelling with a family and want to take a cruise from the UK, you will have to travel down to the south coast

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