A Snapshot of Great Cruises Departing from the UK in 2012


2012 promises to be a great year for cruises from the UK.

The rise in demand has resulted in many of the major cruise lines providing more journeys from ports across the country to fantastic destinations all over the world.

While there are far too many UK cruises in 2012 to mention in one article, listed below are some of the main highlights.

Fred Olsen Cruises sail from many different regional ports in the UK. These include, Dover, Leith (Edinburgh), Greenock (nr. Glasgow), Newcastle and Southampton.

With destinations such as the Canary Islands, Norway and Canada, Fred Olsen Cruises have a diverse range of destinations to suit many different tastes and budgets.

Princess Cruises depart from Dover and Southampton. In 2012 they are basing their Grand Princess and Caribbean Princess liners in the UK and have journeys to the Mediterranean, Russia and the Caribbean amongst others.

The Independence of the Seas is a truly spectacular cruise ship, and will be setting sail from Southampton again in 2012.

With cruises to the Canary Islands and around the Med, travelling with Royal Caribbean is a great introduction to high quality cruising if you’ve never taken to the ocean waves before.

Another of their vessels, the Jewel of the Seas departs from Harwich and is set to visit Scandinavia, Iceland and Russia in 2012.

2012 is a very special year for P&O Cruises as they celebrate their 175th Birthday. To mark the occasion, all seven ships in their fleet will be departing from Southampton on July 5th 2012.

Each of these cruises will take passengers on a different journey and whichever one you choose, there’s sure to be a party atmosphere on board.


The cruises from the four companies listed above are just some of the great UK cruises departing in 2012.

There are other cruise companies such as Cunard and Cruise & Maritime voyages that are laying on special trips to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the summer.

With such a wide selection of UK ports to sail from, and cruise holidays enjoying a growing reputation for fun family holidays, it’s easy to see why these cruises will be so popular.

The convenience of sailing direct from the UK and being able to start a holiday straight away is very appealing. Book soon in order to avoid disappointment.

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