Three for Tuesday: something different for friends

Three for Tuesday: something different for friends

Got a group of friends that are looking to get away but can’t decide where? Well one look through our port listings will tell that there are more than a few cruises out there that pride themselves on certain themes.

So whether that’s a mini cruise dedicated to ’70s music, or a mystery sailing where the destination is unknown – there is always the chance to try something a little bit different.

Following on from the publication of Cruise Adviser’s Ex-UK 2015 guide, each week we will be running our Three for Tuesday feature, which gives you a trio of cruise options to choose from. This week it’s ex-UK trips for friends who want something different.

Cruise Adviser’s River guide is out now. To request a copy email: or click here to read the digital version. Our family guide is out in May.


Line: Swan Hellenic
Departure port: Portsmouth
Departure date: June 23, 2015
Destination: Islands & Highlands of Britain (National Trust)
Duration: 15 days
Ship: Minerva
Price: Single room from £2,535

This cruise, ideal for a group of British history fanatics, starts in Portsmouth and calls at various ports around the Highlands, capped with an overnight stay in glorious Oban. The voyage includes calls at some of the region’s standout properties, including the iconic Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness and Inverary Castle which glares over Loch Fyne.

’70s party

Line: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Departure port: Southampton
Departure date: December 12, 2015
Destination: ’70s party cruise
Duration: Three nights
Ship: Balmoral
Price: Single room from £449


In December Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines will run back-to-back cruises dedicated to those who love the sounds of the ’60s and ’70s respectively. So if you and a gang of mates are looking to get down and strut your funky stuff, Balmoral in December is certainly the place to do it. The ’60s Party Cruise runs on December 15. Don’t forget your platforms.

Mystery cruise

Line: Saga
Departure port: Dover
Departure date: August 20, 2015
Destination: Mystery cruise
Duration: 18 days
Ship: Saga Pearl II
Price: From £4,456


Captain Spekman’s mystery cruise is a voyage with a difference. Perfect for passengers who want a little bit of intrigue, guests won’t be told where they’re going until they actually dock. The itinerary will gradually be revealed day by day, while activities onboard will add more to the air of mystery, by asking passengers to solve a fun mystery.

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