Three for Tuesday: Out of the ordinary cruises for couples

Three for Tuesday: Out of the ordinary cruises for couples

How often do you get a couple coming into your agency that can’t decide on where they would like to go on holiday? She wants to go to the beach; he would rather go shopping.

These are ideal people to get on board a cruise ship.

Whether they want sun, fun or pretty much anything – there will be an itinerary to suit their needs. We have highlighted three surprise packages for couples below.

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 couples who simply say ‘surprise us!’

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

Line: Voyages of Discovery
Departure port: Portsmouth
Departure date: March 16, 2015
Destination: Iceland & solar eclipse
14 days
Ship: Voyager
Price: £2,109

This Portsmouth roundtrip really does have the surprise factor. After leaving the English Riviera, passengers will enjoy two days at sea before calling in at the Faroe Islands and then enjoying a solar eclipse off the coast.

The ship will then sail on to Iceland where guests will enjoy some of the most amazing scenery in the world. Definitely one to consider.


Line: Holland America Line
Departure port: Southampton
Departure date: September 27, 2015
Destination: Africa Explorer
Duration: 48 nights
Ship: Rotterdam
Price: £4,698


This exceptional itinerary is for those discerning travellers who have seen pretty much all there is to see and are now looking for something special. Starting in Southampton, this cruise heads around Spain, past Gibraltar, Malta and Greece to Israel, Egypt, the Suez Canal and Middle East.

After that there will be calls at the Seychelles, Madagascar, Mozambique and then South Africa. A holiday for those with an adventurous spirit and who are able to take a longer than average break!


Line: Silversea
Departure port: Tower Bridge, London
Departure date: August 18, 2015
Destination: British Isles
Duration: 13 days
Ship: Silver Cloud
Price: £5,250


Is there any better start to a holiday than boarding a ship on the Thames and seeing Tower Bridge stand to attention for your departure?

If there is, we certainly can’t think of it. This Silversea sailing is one of a handful of cruises that leaves from central London in 2015 and will certainly make for some impressive tales around future dinner party tables.

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