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  • Ventura

Family-friendly, larger ship

Ventura is one of the largest cruise ships in the P&O Cruises fleet. Ventura is where you’ll find an incredible choice of facilities from bars, restaurants, a sports court, spa and theatre. Plus Ventura also has a number of exciting features that are exclusively hers.

Ventura’s signature restaurant is The White Room by none other than Marco Pierre White himself. But there are also 11 other restaurants to tempt you including a tapas bar and restaurant, a stunning Asian restaurant and a choice of Club Dining – the same table at the same time each evening, and Freedom Dining – no fixed seating or dining times.

Ventura is a highly entertaining cruise ship. A theatre with full production shows doubles as a cinema, she has two lounges for cabaret, tributes, comedy and dancing and even Metropolis, an amazing bar with a panoramic video wall brought to life by a different city skyline each evening. She also has great sports facilities, a well equipped gym and spa, a large sports court and 4 pools (one with a retractable roof).

In fact, a Ventura cruise is very family-friendly. In addition to fantastic children’s clubs and a play area for under 2s, Noddy and Mr. Bump from the Mr. Men Show are regular visitors. She even has a 24 hour buffet restaurant so the only routines you need to keep are your own.

Launched
April 2008
Tonnage
115,000
Length
290.00 metres
Occupancy
3092
Rating

Ship Information

Staterooms
Deck Plans
Destinations
A1 - Penthouse Suite with Bath/Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with whirlpool bath*, shower and WC •Walk-in dressing area* •Iron and ironing board •Lounge with sofa, armchairs, plus dining table and chairs in AB grade •Mini stereo •Two flat screen TVs •Interactive TV system •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with lounger, chairs and tables •Special touches: Butler service, Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious premier pamper pack, Exclusive access to The White Room for breakfast, Coffee machine, Free films, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine and newspaper selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Daily canapés.Size: Between approx 451 and 742 square feet (including balcony)

A1 - Penthouse Suite with Bath/Shower
B2 - Suite with Bath/Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with whirlpool bath*, shower and WC •Walk-in dressing area* •Iron and ironing board •Lounge with sofa, armchairs, plus dining table and chairs in AB grade •Mini stereo •Two flat screen TVs •Interactive TV system •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with lounger, chairs and tables •Special touches: Butler service, Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious premier pamper pack, Exclusive access to The White Room for breakfast, Coffee machine, Free films, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine and newspaper selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Daily canapés.Size: Between approx 451 and 742 square feet (including balcony)

B2 - Suite with Bath/Shower
B4 - Suite with Bath/Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with whirlpool bath*, shower and WC •Walk-in dressing area* •Iron and ironing board •Lounge with sofa, armchairs, plus dining table and chairs in AB grade •Mini stereo •Two flat screen TVs •Interactive TV system •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with lounger, chairs and tables •Special touches: Butler service, Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious premier pamper pack, Exclusive access to The White Room for breakfast, Coffee machine, Free films, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine and newspaper selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Daily canapés.Size: Between approx 451 and 742 square feet (including balcony)

B4 - Suite with Bath/Shower
B5 - Suite with Bath/Shower
BE - Suite with Bath/Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Separate bedroom with two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with whirlpool bath*, shower and WC •Walk-in dressing area* •Iron and ironing board •Lounge with sofa, armchairs, plus dining table and chairs in AB grade •Mini stereo •Two flat screen TVs •Interactive TV system •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with lounger, chairs and tables •Special touches: Butler service, Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious premier pamper pack, Exclusive access to The White Room for breakfast, Coffee machine, Free films, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine and newspaper selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit basket, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Daily canapés.Size: Between approx 451 and 742 square feet (including balcony)

BE - Suite with Bath/Shower
DA - Superior Deluxe Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with full-size bath, shower, sink, vanity unit and WC •Lounge area with sofa, chairs and coffee table •Two flat screen TVs •Interactive TV System •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit bowl, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Canapés once a week.Size: Approx 317 square feet (including balcony)

DA - Superior Deluxe Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower
DB - Superior Deluxe Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed •Bathroom with full-size bath, shower, sink, vanity unit and WC •Lounge area with sofa, chairs and coffee table •Two flat screen TVs •Interactive TV System •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack, Bathrobe and slippers, Magazine selection, Atlas and binoculars, Fruit bowl, flowers, champagne and chocolates on arrival, Canapés once a week.Size: Approx 317 square feet (including balcony)

DB - Superior Deluxe Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower
HA - Balcony Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom with shower and WC •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs •Interative TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 237 square feet (including balcony)

HA - Balcony Stateroom with Shower
HB - Balcony Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom with shower and WC •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs •Interative TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 237 square feet (including balcony)

HB - Balcony Stateroom with Shower
HC - Balcony Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom with shower and WC •Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors leading to balcony with table and chairs •Interative TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 237 square feet (including balcony)

HC - Balcony Stateroom with Shower
LB - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

LB - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower
LC - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

LC - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower
LE - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

LE - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower
LF - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

LF - Oceanview Stateroom with Shower
MB - Oceanview Stateroom (Part Obstructed) with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.

MB - Oceanview Stateroom (Part Obstructed) with Shower
MC - Oceanview Stateroom (Part Obstructed) with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.

MC - Oceanview Stateroom (Part Obstructed) with Shower
NB - Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View) with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.

NB - Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View) with Shower
NC - Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View) with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.In addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.

NC - Oceanview Stateroom (Obstructed View) with Shower
PA - Inside Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.n addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

PA - Inside Stateroom with Shower
PB - Inside Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.n addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

PB - Inside Stateroom with Shower
PC - Inside Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.n addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

PC - Inside Stateroom with Shower
PD - Inside Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.n addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

PD - Inside Stateroom with Shower
PE - Inside Stateroom with Shower

Standard in all accommodation:Daily steward service, TV, radio and telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and safe, tea/coffee making facilities, air conditioning, picture window* (outside staterooms) or picture mirror* (inside staterooms), vanity/writing desk and chair, wardrobe and drawer space.n addition to the standard features: •Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed** •Bathroom shower and WC •Interactive TV System •Special touches: Mineral water on arrival, Luxurious pamper pack.Size: Approx 164 square feet

PE - Inside Stateroom with Shower
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Caribbean
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The Caribbean is the most popular cruise destination in the world, offering white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, great shopping and an exciting mix of cultures. For those who dream of white sandy beaches fringed with palms, crystal clear waters, historic waterways and bustling towns, a Caribbean cruise holiday offers exactly this. From volcanic peaks to magical reefs, experience these diverse islands from the luxury of your cruise ship.

Cruise types

Caribbean cruises typically take in such islands as Dominica, Jamaica, St Kitts, Antigua, Martinique, St Lucia and Barbados, as well as cruising to destinations further afield such as Belize, Honduras, Cuba, and Colombia’s Caribbean coast.

If total relaxation is what you’re looking for then the Caribbean is the ideal place to be, but for those in search of something more active it’s also brimming with things to see and do. Hike through untouched rainforests, past tumbling waterfalls; marvel at bubbling mud pools and hot springs; wander through colourful botanical gardens; snorkel the coral reefs; seek out ship wrecks and old pirate tales; and much more. And at the end of a rewarding day spent exploring, watch the sun set over the horizon as you sip on your well-earned drink and muse over adventures to come.

The Caribbean is a picture of paradise with its sandy shores and sapphire seas, exotic marine life and laid-back culture. It’s the perfect place to while away a day, yet there’s so much to discover too. You can sail straight from many home ports or opt for a fly-cruise holiday.

There are four main Caribbean cruise destinations:

Eastern Caribbean
This area is comprised of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and St Maarten, however these cruises also often include the Bahamas. Cruises are generally for 7 nights with 3 days at sea and 3 in ports and so offering a very relaxing style of cruise. The Islands here are smaller and shore excursions here are more geared to beach and water activities.
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Western Caribbean
This cruise area includes the Mexican and Central American ports on the Gulf of Mexico as well the islands of Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Hispaniola. These cruises offer more history and culture along with the beach and water activities. Western Caribbean cruises include short 4 night escapes with the longer 7 night cruises.

Southern Caribbean
This area includes the islands east and south of St Maarten. The region is less well known and well cruised as the East and West Caribbean but includes a set of islands that still have a very evident colonial heritage. The Fench Dutch and English all played their part in forming the different characters of these islands which include Trinidad, St Croix, St Vincent, St Kitts Aruba, Grenada and more

Extended Caribbean
These cruises are generally 14 nights long and are usually a mix of East and West Caribbean itineraries offering a wider variety of Islands and cultures. Often Cruise lines will offer special deals that combine two 7 night cruises to form an Extended cruise.

Cruise seasons

Cruises operate in the Caribbean all year round. However many ships cruise here in the northern winter and then cross the Atlantic to cruise in Europe during the northern summer.

Main Ports

Cruises depart from American cities including Miami, Ft Lauderdale, New Orleans, Galvaston and more. Barbados and San Juan in Puerto Rico are also a major departure ports.

Cruises are also available from the U.K. sailing directly to the region.

Weather

The Caribbean really is a year-round destination. Temperatures seldom vary from highs in the 80s (lows in the 70s), with humidity hovering at the 70 percent level just about all year. The hurricane season, which officially lasts from June 1st to November 30th, can occasionally disrupt cruise itineraries.

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British Isles
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The United Kingdom is predominantly a starting point for cruises to more far-flung destinations. However it also offers some interesting cruises of its own.

Most cruises depart from the UK’s southern ports and visit Ireland and Scotland where guests can enjoy both the rugged beauty of the Scottish Islands and the Celtic history to be found in both Ireland and Scotland.

Explore the secluded pockets of the Shetlands, or the cosmopolitan vibe of Belfast, interlaced with calls to destinations including Kirkwall and the Isle of Mull.

If a spot of shopping and self-indulgence is on the agenda then a break to Dublin should be on your schedule. Take a wander down cobbled lanes and enjoy a drink at a tavern or trendy bar; explore the banks of the River Liffey, or visit the Dublin Markets for an abundance of local produce.

Go in search of myths and legends of the British Isles, visiting Falmouth, the birthplace of King Arthur; Rosyth, where you can uncover the secrets of the Knights Templar; and Invergordon, from where you can go in search of the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

Cruise types
Find an itinerary to suit your needs, with cruises departing from a range of regional ports, including Edinburgh (Rosyth) and Southampton bring you closer to beautiful grassy moors and rural countryside, and offer you the chance to discover the Best of Britain; including the opportunity to explore the pretty village of Tobermory or stroll along the sandy beaches of Falmouth.

While most cruise are 7nights or longer there are quite a few short ( 3 and 4) night ‘escapes’.

Cruise seasons

The cruise season is from May to September to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather

Main Ports

Departing from a selection of UK ports – Dover, Southampton, Newcastle and Rosyth as well as from Greenock.

Weather

Weather during the cruise season is mild to warm and the days are long. However this is an area where the weather changes rapidly and you can experience a number of seasons in the one day. Cruise Lines often have advice on what clothes to take.

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Mediterranean
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The Mediterranean is so enthralling, so absolutely seductive that, like the mythical siren’s song, its spell is impossible to break. It is both a haven for nature’s glory and a veritable treasure trove of history. Once you experience it and behold all its treasures, you will never be the same. See it once and the memories forever embrace your soul. See it a thousand times and you still yearn for more.

A cruise holiday in the Mediterranean, the world’s largest inland sea, gives you the opportunity to experience the variety the area has to offer; from the cosmopolitan cities of Spain and France in the Western Mediterranean to Italy, Sardinia, Greece, and Egypt in the Central and Eastern Med.

An extended Mediterranean cruise is simply a cruise vacation that combines ports from both the Western Mediterranean and the Eastern Mediterranean.

Cruise types

The Mediterranean has cruises from every major cruise line and quite a few of the specialty operators too.

While there are many cruise types and cruise lengths to choose from the major distinction is whether a cruise is an Eastern or Western Mediterranean cruise or an extended cruise.

The Eastern Mediterranean is the area that covers Italy, Greece, Turkey and the Adriatic Enjoy the culture and history of Italy, especially Venice which is simply stunning and completely unique.See the whitewashed splendor of the Greek Isles and discover the antiquity of Classical Greece. Wonder at the sheer beauty of the Dalmatian coast and be amazed by Istanbul who’s history dates from Byzantium to Constantinople to its place at the head of the Ottoman Empire.

The Western Mediterranean is the area from the west coast of Italy and covers France, Spain and North Africa including the Atlantic coast of Morocco and the Canary Islands. Enjoy the history and culture of Florence, the excitement of Monte Carlo, the architecture of Barcelona and the Arabic heritage of Morocco.

Extended Mediterranean cruises are more than just a combination of east or western Mediterranean cruises. The size of the Med and the range of major ports allows cruise lines to offer a huge range of 10 to 14 day (and longer) itineraries.

Cruise seasons

While cruises are available year round the main season is from March to October to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather.

Main Ports

Cruises depart from most of the major ports but the key embark ports include Barcelona, Monte Carlo, Rome (Civitavecchia), Venice, Athens and Istanbul. Many cruises also start and finish in the UK with Southampton being the major port.

Weather

Weather during the cruise season is warm to hot and the days are long and generally sunny. Most rain in the region falls in the winter months.
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Norwegian Fjords
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Norway , really is best seen from the water – sail these incredible, narrow waterways carved into Norway’s rugged coast, you’ll experience uncanny peace and tranquillity and witness astonishing scenery that can’t be matched anywhere else on earth. With every meander you’ll discover stunning sights, from soaring snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls to lush-green rolling hills and shoreline villages seemingly hidden from the rest of the world. Its spectacular scenery and long coastlines make this a hugely popular cruise destination. How else would one experience the splendour of Geirangerfjord, the majesty of the Hardangerjord or the magnificent Sognefjord.

Nowhere are there fjords to match the grandeur of those in Norway, where the deceptively clear water reflects the mountains like a mirror. Immerse yourself in the Norwegian culture by visiting the various museums and exhibits depicting life in Norway. Here, the people are friendly, flowers are abundant, and the sun shines at midnight, so you can savour it all.

Cruise types

The majority of cruises range from five to 14 nights or longer, and give guests the opportunity to view the amazing scenery of the Fjords as well as visit the small townships along the way, to experience rural and coastal Norwegian life. Longer cruises go further north or combine visits to Iceland and Greenland.

Cruise seasons
Generally, the cruise season here is between May and September to take advantage of the long northern summer days, and the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights. Some local cruise lines offer year round cruising.

Main Ports

Cruises to the Norwegian Fjords commence from the UK ports of Dover, Southampton, Newcastle, Liverpool, Belfast, Rosyth and Greenock. Some cruise leave from Copenhagen and Amsterdam

Weather

Weather during the cruise season is mild to warm and the days are long and generally sunny. However in this latitude weather can change quickly and passengers should take note of the cruise line’s advice on what clothes to take.

Photo Credit: John Simos

West & Atlantic Islands
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EU Western and Atlantic Islands icover the Atlantic Islands in the South, ranging up the Atlantic Coast of Europe from Spain to Germany.

Cruise Types
The Atlantic Islands comprise of the Canaries and Madeira, and are located off the north west coast of Africa. Cruises here also often include a visit to African ports, particularly Casablanca.

These cruises are often escapes from the colder weather in Northern Europe

Western Europe cruises focus on the Atlantic ports of Spain, Portugal, France and Germany, and enable guests to visit some of Europe’s greatest cities including Paris (from Rouen), Berlin (from Warnemunde) and Amsterdam.


While cruises are available year round, generally the Atlantic island cruises are escapes from the northern winter (October to March) while cruises to the European Capitals are scheduled through the northern summer (May to September)

Main Ports
Key ports visited include Tenerife, Funchal, Casablanca, Lisbon and Vigo for the Atlantic Islands, and Hamburg or Amsterdam for Western Europe

Weather
The Canary Islands have a warm, sunny climate with an average temperature of 19-22°C (66-72°F) throughout the year. In the summer the daily highs are about 27°C and nightly lows of 18°C from June to September. In the winter the daily highs are about 16°C and nightly lows rarely much below 8°C.

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Western Europe

Departs Southampton, England
27 October 2017 for 2 Nights
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Canary Islands Portugal N729

Departs Southampton, England
29 October 2017 for 12 Nights
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Belgium N730/N732

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10 November 2017 for 3 Nights
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Portugal & Spain N731/N833

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13 November 2017 for 11 Nights
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Belgium N730/N732

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Canary Islands & Portugal N733/N831

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  • Funchal (Madeira), Portugal |
  • La Palma, Canary Islands |
  • Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands
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  • Outside from
    £891ppWas £919
  • Balcony from
    £1,260ppWas £1,299
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Portugal & Spain N734

Departs Southampton, England
9 December 2017 for 12 Nights
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  • Lisbon, Portugal |
  • Cadiz, Spain |
  • Valencia, Spain
  • Inside from
    £678ppWas £699
  • Outside from
    £746ppWas £769
  • Balcony from
    £775ppWas £799
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Portugal & Canary Islands N735

Departs Southampton, England
21 December 2017 for 14 Nights
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  • Southampton, England |
  • Lisbon, Portugal |
  • Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain |
  • Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands
  • Inside from
    £2,062ppWas £2,126
  • Outside from
    £2,222ppWas £2,291
  • Balcony from
    £2,376ppWas £2,449
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Caribbean & Azores N801

Departs Southampton, England
4 January 2018 for 28 Nights
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  • Southampton, England |
  • Funchal (Madeira), Portugal |
  • Antigua & Barbuda, British Leeward Islands |
  • St Kitts & Nevis
  • Inside from
    £1,745ppWas £1,799
  • Outside from
    £1,939ppWas £1,999
  • Balcony from
    £2,230ppWas £2,299
  • Suite from
    £5,723ppWas £5,900
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Belgium & Netherlands N802/N902

Departs Southampton, England
1 February 2018 for 4 Nights
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  • Southampton, England |
  • Zeebrugge, Belgium |
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands |
  • Southampton, England
  • Inside from
    £387ppWas £399
  • Outside from
    £406ppWas £419
  • Balcony from
    £416ppWas £429
  • Suite from
    £678ppWas £699
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Caribbean & USA N803

Departs Southampton, England
5 February 2018 for 35 Nights
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  • Southampton, England |
  • Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal |
  • Bridgetown, Barbados |
  • Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe
  • Inside from
    £2,230ppWas £2,299
  • Outside from
    £2,618ppWas £2,699
  • Balcony from
    £4,364ppWas £4,499
  • Suite from
    £10,336ppWas £10,656
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Canary Islands & Portugal N805

Departs Southampton, England
28 March 2018 for 12 Nights
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  • Funchal (Madeira), Portugal |
  • La Palma, Canary Islands |
  • Gran Canaria (Las Palmas), Canary Islands
  • Inside from
    £775ppWas £799
  • Outside from
    £940ppWas £969
  • Balcony from
    £1,134ppWas £1,169
  • Suite from
    £2,521ppWas £2,599
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