As the UK prepares to exit the latest lockdown, hoards of people are starting to plan a much needed, stress-free holiday. With many opting to stay here in the UK to avoid the crowds and restrictions that travelling abroad may still hold for the foreseeable future, we take a look at why a cruise around the British Isles is the ultimate staycation for you and your family in 2021 and beyond. 


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Lady on deck of cruise ship on UK staycation

No flying required 

First and foremost, a cruise around the UK requires absolutely no flying, meaning there’s no need to fret about arriving at the airport early so you get the best seats on the flight! On the contrary, cruising with the likes of Saga Cruises means you’ll be collected from your front door and driven to the port to join your ship at no extra charge - how’s that for a relaxing way to start your staycation?

No one wants to spend the first part of their holiday queuing up in a hot airport waiting to clear customs, and as a cruise passenger, you’ll be given a time slot to arrive, eliminating the need to hang around when all you want to do is have your first G&T in style. Once on board, you’ll be shown straight to your cabin by one of the cruise line’s wonderful stewards or stewardesses, who’ll help you with your bags and see you settle in before departing off to explore the motherland.

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One holiday - multiple destinations

Just because you’re choosing to holiday in the UK doesn’t mean you’re limited to where you can go. And a cruise around the British Isles is the perfect way to visit multiple UK destinations on one fabulous staycation. From Rounding the South Coast Peninsula on Trade Wind Voyages brand new ship ‘Golden Horizons’ to exploring the British Isles on a 14-nights cruise with P&O), there are a number of cruises available for 2021 and beyond where you can visit a range of locations in our beautiful United Kingdom. 

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The UK is home to some spectacular views, fascinating historical sites and natural wonders, so whether you are looking to visit a specific UK location or want to visit as many UK cities as possible on one holiday, we’re certain that you’ll find the perfect cruise with one of our suppliers. 

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Doing your bit for the environment

Do your bit for the environment by choosing a guilt-free cruise staycation. No flying means a reduced carbon footprint and with multiple ports to choose from around the UK, staycation cruises are a popular choice for those looking to travel in the 21st century.

Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten are champions in environmentally friendly cruises, with on board auctions to raise money for clean up projects and global habitat conservation. Join them for a 15-day Picturesque Ports, Isolated Islands and Wonderful Wildlife cruise around the UK and feel satisfied that your UK staycation will not only benefit your well-being but the environment as well.

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Vitamin ‘Sea’ - the perfect holiday for your mental health

It’s fair to say that everyone’s mental health and well-being have been impacted during the last year, whether you’ve had the odd down day or experienced an ongoing struggle with your mental health because of the pandemic. A cruise is the perfect medicine for the mind and body, with the salty air proven to assist the human body’s natural production of serotonin, a feel good chemical that improves mood and promotes happiness.

Even a few days at sea on a cruise around the UK will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated, so whether you fancy a full 12-nights on board, or a shorter 4-night Scenic Cruise around Scotland with Cunard, we’re sure the benefits will be the same. 

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Reconnect with loved ones

One of the hardest things to come from the pandemic is not being able to see our loved one. Cruising around the UK this summer is the perfect way to reconnect with those you’ve been unable to see throughout lockdown, with the reduction in restrictions being the perfect alternative for multi-generational families looking to spend some quality time together. 

Head off on a staycation cruise of the Scottish Highlands, Irish Counties and British Isles on a 14-night voyage with Princess Cruises, voted “Best Cruise Line for multi-generational family travel” by Porthole Cruise Magazine 2018 Readers' Choice Awards. From grandparents to grandchildren, the focus on a Princess Cruise is ‘reconnection through discovery’ and with ‘Discovery at SEA’ experiences including stargazing, dedicated teen lounges and unique staycation activities for all the family, you’ll come away feeling reconnected and revitalised. 

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Find out more 

If you’d like to find out more about the UK cruises we offer, take a look around our website or call our knowledgeable team on 01737 646412.