Holidaying in the UK doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg - especially if you choose a ‘seacation’. As well as enjoying a relaxing time at sea, you’ll experience a number of destinations, enjoy delicious cuisine and take part in some exciting entertainment both on board and ashore. Take a look at why we think a cruise is a great value UK staycation and start planning your next UK cruise holiday today.

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Amazing daytime activities on a cruise

See more of the UK

Taking a staycation shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on seeing the world, especially when we have so many beautiful things to see and do right on our doorstep. And embarking on a cruise around the British Isles is one of the best ways to see as many of the UK’s historical landmarks and stunning views  as you possibly can. 

For those looking to spend a little longer enjoying the finer side of UK travel, opt for longer voyages such as Princess’ 10-day British Isles cruise departing on 5th October 2021. As well as visiting six ports including Portland, Cork, Greenock, Belfast, Liverpool and Guernsey, you’ll also enjoy three full days at sea so you’ll have plenty of time to sit back and relax or get involved with some of the on board activities.

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Gourmet food and drink

Hands up who has the ‘where shall we eat tonight?’ conversation on a daily basis while travelling? In fact, it’s something most of us have at home, let alone while we’re away on holiday. So the last thing you want to have to worry about while you’re on your next UK staycation is finding restaurants to eat in that will tantalise even the fussiest taste buds. 

While on a cruise of the British Isles, you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to dine, with most cruise lines offering a number of included on board restaurants to choose from. And it’s a well known fact that cruise cuisine is often to die for, from top quality buffet style dining to five-course gourmet experiences. And while some cruises will require you to book a table for all of your meals on board, others are less formal, giving you the option to dine alone some nights and with fellow passengers on others. 

Hop on board MSC’s brand new ship, ‘MSC Virtuosa’ for one of her premium all-inclusive maiden voyages and choose from a range of durations and itineraries. As well as visiting a number of ports, you’ll also benefit from all-inclusive drinks and included gratuities combined with fully inclusive dining options. Choose from mouth watering Vietnamese cuisine combined with a French twist  in the brand new Indochine Restaurant, enjoy a fiesta of flavours in Hola! Tacos and Cantina or opt for a relaxed buffet style meal in the Marketplace Buffet restaurant, offering a wide selection of international dishes and healthy options.

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Exciting evening entertainment

Whether you’ve had a busy day exploring on an excursion ashore or have enjoyed a chilled out afternoon by the pool on board, we guarantee they’ll be something to suit your mood with a wide range of exciting evening entertainment while you’re on your great value UK cruise.

From dance shows featuring the stars of Strictly to Shaksperian plays, there are always an abundance of shows on board and with a choice of venues, you won’t be limited on what to watch, with different events taking place most evenings. While cruising on P&O’s 'Iona’  , guests can enjoy a ‘new era’ of evening entertainment in the Headliners Theatre, with nightly showcases for the duration of your voyage. 

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On board Cunard, choose from a wide selection of evening activities suitable for all ages, with dance productions, live music, film screenings and an on board nightclub. 

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Five-star accommodation

Regardless of whether you choose an inside cabin or an executive suite, you can be sure that your on board accommodation will be of the very best quality and add to the great value that a cruise staycation of the UK already offers, from large, comfy beds to chocolates on your pillow.

For adults only, Virgin Voyages new ‘Scarlet Lady’ offers some of the quirkiest accomodation at sea. Sea terrace cabins are spacious, with epic ocean views, mood lighting, a terrace hammock and a large flat screen TV, making your ‘sleeping quarters’ the perfect place for settling down after a busy day enjoying the sun or a pre-party preparation area before you head off to paint the boat red on one of their 3-night cruises from Portsmouth. And with $600 on board credit, you can certainly enjoy a tipple or two on them!

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It’s worth remembering that while some customers aren’t too fussed about having a balcony, for others not having one is a deal breaker. And it’s also a well-known fact that requesting an outside cabin normally means a jump in your fare. For those looking to keep the cost of your UK cruise as transparent as possible, all of Saga’s accommodation on board her new ships, ‘Spirit or Discovery’ and ‘Spirit of Adventure’ come with a balcony as standard and when combined with included gratuities, VIP door to door travel and all food and wine with dinner and lunch, you can rest assured that they’ll be no nasty additional costs on one of the their great value cruises of the UK.

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Amazing daytime activities

From on board swimming pools and relaxing spas to kids clubs and adventurous on deck thrills, a cruise of the UK can offer you and your family as much to do during the day as you would expect from any other land based holiday. If not more!

For incredible daytime activities, we love all of Royal Caribbean’s UK staycation cruises on board ‘Anthem of the Seas’. Perfect for families, there is so much to do on board this magnificent ship, we’re actually not sure there’ll be time to experience it all!

Head to the North Star® and enjoy panoramic views out to sea from 300ft above sea level, experience what skydiving feels like at the RipCord® by iFLY® or make tasty treats at a cupcake making class. A British Isles cruise with Royal Caribbean will leave you needing a holiday to recover for your holiday!

As well as some of the more exciting adventures guests can have, daytime activities on board ‘Anthem of the Seas’ also include an arcade, trapeze school, a surfing simulator and rock climbing as well as an on board water park, a science lab, dodgems and game shows!! We actually aren’t sure it’s possible to find a cruise line with more daytime activities to choose from!

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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.