The Big Three: ex-UK cruises from Portsmouth and Dover


The south coast of England is where ex-UK cruises really start to come into their own. With destinations such as the Canaries, France and the Mediterranean within a few days sail, it’s not surprising that its popularity has grown. While Southampton has firmly ensconced itself as the country’s cruise capital, Dover and Portsmouth are among two of the busiest cruise ports in the country. While not included in our selection below, both Princess and Voyages to Antiquity are operating cruises out of Dover in 2016. So make sure you have a thorough look when you are researching the perfect ex-UK cruise for your client.

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 south coast (Portsmouth and Dover).

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Line: Disney Cruise Line
Departure port: Dover
Departure date: May 29, 2016
Destination: Norwegian fjords
Duration: Seven nights
Ship: Disney Magic
Single price from: £2,324
Double price from: £2,539 (per person, inside)


Line: Swan Hellenic
Departure port: Portsmouth
Departure date: August 3, 2016
Destination: Edinburgh Tattoo
Duration: 14 days
Ship: Minerva
Single price from:
Double price from: £2,359 (per person, inside)


Credit: Moyan Brenn

Line: Saga
Departure port: Dover
Departure date: July 27 2016
Destination: Mediterranean
Duration: 18 nights
Ship: Saga Pearl II
Single price from: £8,194
Double price from: £3,445 (per person, inside)


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

Anthony Pearce

Anthony Pearce is the co-publisher of CRUISE ADVISER. He can be contacted on 

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