No-fly cruises from the UK

More and more people are choosing to cruise direct from the UK, with no waiting for flights or dragging luggage across busy rail or airport terminals

Departures from the UK now offer a wide choice of voyages from a range of different UK departure ports, including London, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bristol, Liverpool, Hull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and several Scottish ports.

Classic Cruises from the UK

If you prefer a smaller more intimate ship, we offer over 40 ex-UK no-fly classic cruises from 8 different ports on the 22,000 ton Marco Polo or the 20,000 ton Discovery.

Designed for UK passengers these more traditional cruises offer great value and personal service with only around 800 passengers on board, a wide range of public facilities and stylish entertainment.

Marco Polo is a child-free ship exclusively for adult passengers with home port the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury, Essex. Marco Polo and Discovery cruise from a wide selection of UK ports including London Tilbury, Bristol Avonmouth, Hull, Newcastle, Edinburgh Leith, Edinburgh Rosyth, Liverpool and Greenock.

Marco Polo and Discovery cruises from the UK include spectacular Land of the Northern Lights and Midnight Sun voyages, cruises to the Norwegian Fjords and Spitsbergen, visits to the Baltic and Russia, to Iceland and the Northern Isles, or to the Mediterranean and Canary Islands, plus popular Round Britain and Ireland cruises.

See exclusive pictures and read our blog about small ship Discovery

Cultural Voyages from the UK

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We offer a selection of small ship cultural voyages from the UK on board Voyager and Minerva. You can explore the magnificent Baltic cities, breathtaking Norwegian fjords and the beautiful British Isles on these traditional British cruises with expert guest lecturers, a wide choice of shore excursions and included gratuities.

Both ships operate from Portsmouth with Voyager boasting contemporary furnishings, vast open desk space and modern leisure facilities. Minerva offers country house-style restaurants, panoramic views from the Orpheus Lounge and traditional afternoon tea.

UK Cruises

Scandinavian Cities

8 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

This superb value 8-night no-fly cruise from London Tilbury to the magnificent Scandinavian cities including Helsinborg, Copenhagen and Oslo Mid-size Ship

2014 - Oct

Scandinavian Cities No-Fly Cruise from the UK
From £399pp
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Autumn Break

6 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Discovery Discovery

Discover the picturesque Dutch Waterways in Amsterdam, the diamon capital of the world, Antwerp, and the beautiful harbours of Honfleur and Falmouth on this 6-night cruise from Bristol Avonmouth Mid-size Ship

2014 - Sep

Autumn No-Fly Cruise from the UK
From £489pp
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Springtime Fjordland

7 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Admire breathtaking scenery, from towering peaks to cascading waterfalls and explore idyllic villages on this fascinating no-fly itinerary to the beautiful Norwegian fjords on board Marco Polo Mid-size Ship

2015 - Apr

Springtime Fjordland
From £495pp
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Autumn Fjordland

7 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Admire majestic scenery and explore idyllic fjord villages on this superb no-fly holiday from London Tilbury to the picturesque Norwegian fjords in the Autumn Mid-size Ship

2015 - Sep

Autumn Fjordland
From £509pp
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Summertime Fjordland

6 Nights - Newcastle to Edinburgh Leith

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Explore Norway’s dramatic coastline and breathtaking fjords on this superb summertime voyage from Newcastle on board Marco Polo. Includes complimentary post-cruise coach transfer from Edinburgh Leith to Newcastle Mid-size Ship

2015 - Jun

Summertime Fjordland
From £535pp
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Majestic Fjordland

8 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Combine Norway’s picturesque villages and breathtaking scenery on this fascinating no-fly holiday from London Tilbury to the heart of the Norwegian fjords Mid-size Ship

2015 - Apr

Majestic Fjordland
From £565pp
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Baltic Cities and St Petersburg

12 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Discover the Baltic cities including an overnight stay in the magnificent city of St Petersburg on this 12-night no-fly voyage from London Tilbury Mid-size Ship

2014 - Sep, Oct

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg Cruise from the UK
From £599pp
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Land of the Northern Lights

15 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Voyage in search of the spectacular Northern Lights along the Norwegian Coastline and to the Arctic Cirle on this 15-night no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth on 475-passenger Funchal Mid-size Ship

2014 - Oct

Land of the Northern Lights Cruise from the UK
From £749pp
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British Isles Discovery

9 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Azores Azores

Stunning scenery, rich heritage and ancient traditions are waiting to be discovered on this no-fly holiday around the beautiful British Isles on board Azores Mid-size Ship

2015 - Apr, May

British Isles Discovery
From £765pp
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British Isles Discovery

9 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Discover stunning landscapes, remote islands and traditional communities on this fascinating itinerary around the British Isles on board Marco Polo Mid-size Ship

2015 - Apr, May, Aug

British Isles Discovery
From £765pp
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Scottish Islands and Faroes

9 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Azores Azores

Admire dramatic scenery, visit picture-postcard villages and explore Gaelic and Norse cultures on this superb no-fly holiday from Bristol Avonmouth to the remote Scottish Islands and Faroes Mid-size Ship

2015 - May

Scottish Islands and Faroes
From £795pp
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Land of the Northern Lights

14 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Combine land, sea and sky on this 14-night no-fly cruise searching for the breathtaking Northern Lights, through the beautiful Norwegian fjords and visiting traditional Norwegian communities Mid-size Ship

2014 - Oct

Northern Lights Cruise from the UK
From £799pp
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The Azores and Madeira

14 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Discovery Discovery

Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Azores, the beautiful “Garden Isle” of Madeira and the vibrant city of Lisbon on this 14-night no-fly cruise from Bristol Avonmouth Mid-size Ship

2014 - Sep

Azores and Madeira No-Fly Cruise from the UK
From £899pp
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Land of the Northern Lights

14 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Explore the charming towns of Alta and Andalsnes and discover a kaleidoscope of stunning scenery on this fascinating 14-night no-fly holiday in search of the spectacular Northern Lights Mid-size Ship

2015 - Oct

Land of the Northern Lights
From £985pp
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Baltic Cities and St Petersburg

12 Nights - Newcastle and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Discover rich history and architectural treasures on this superb no-fly holiday from Newcastle to the fascinating Baltic cities, with a two day stay in St Petersburg and a transit of the Kiel Canal Mid-size Ship

2015 - Jun

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg
From £989pp
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Spain and Portugal in the Autumn

9 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Discovery Discovery

Explore vibrant Lisbon in Portugal, cultural Tangier in Morocco and historic La Coruna in Spain on this 9-night Mediterranean cruise from Bristol Avonmouth Mid-size Ship

2014 - Sep

Spain and Portugal No-Fly Autumn Cruise from the UK
From £999pp
Book now and save up to 30%!

Land of the Northern Lights

14 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Cruise from the UK along the Norwegian coast and across the Arctic Circle in search of the magical phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis Mid-size Ship

2015 - Feb, Mar

Norway and the Northern Lights Cruise from the UK
From £1005pp
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Baltic Cities and St Petersburg

12 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Discover history, art and culture on this superb no-fly itinerary to the magnificent Baltic cities, with two full days in St Petersburg and a transit of the impressive Kiel Canal Mid-size Ship

2015 - May

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg
From £1019pp
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Christmas and New Year Canaries

14 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Celebrate Christmas and New Year in style on this 14-night no-fly voyage from London Tilbury to the Canary Islands, Madeira and Portugal Mid-size Ship

2014 - Dec

Christmas and New Year Canaries cruise from the UK
From £1225pp
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Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights

12 Nights - Bristol Avonmouth and back

Azores Azores

Witness a total solar eclipse off the coast of the remote Faroe Islands and explore the breathtaking landscapes of Iceland, where you may be lucky enough to see the magical Northern Lights on this special no-fly itinerary from Bristol Avonmouth Mid-size Ship

2015 - Mar

Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights
From £1449pp
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River Amazon from the UK

42 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

A unique no-fly voyage to the spectacular scenery and wildlife of the Amazon from London Tilbury, taking in the West Indies and the Azores Mid-size Ship

2015 - Jan

No-fly River Amazon Cruise - West Indies and the Azores
From £2999pp
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D-Day 70th Anniversary Cruise

6 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

This special 6-night cruise from London Tilbury commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings, with the opportunity to visit the poignant Menin Gate, historic Pegasus Bridge and the D-Day Museum at Arromanches Mid-size Ship

D-Day 70th Anniversary No-Fly Cruise from the UK
From £349pp

Fjordland Splendour

8 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Discover the spectacular scenery in Norway with its majestic fjords and cascading waterfalls as you join Marco Polo cruising from London Tilbury Mid-size Ship

Fjordland Splendour No-fly Cruise from London Tilbury
From £399pp

Treasures of the British Isles

10 Nights - Hull and back

Discovery Discovery

Discover picturesque islands, charming towns and vibrant cities on this 10-night no-fly cruise from Hull or Edinburgh Rosyth around the British Isles on board Discovery Mid-size Ship

Treasures of the British Isles Cruise from the UK
From £499pp

British Isles Discovery

9 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Visit the interesting but more remote parts of the British Isles together with contrasting calls in Dublin and Honfleur on this 9-night no-fly cruise from London Tilbury Mid-size Ship

British Isles Discovery No-Fly Cruise
From £699pp

North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun

10 Nights - Leith and back

Discovery Discovery

Explore the breathtaking Norwegian fjords and the Land of the Midnight Sun on this 10-night cruise from Leith Mid-size Ship

North Cape and Land of the Midnight Sun Cruise from the UK
From £699pp

Fjordland Spectacular

10 Nights - Liverpool and back

Discovery Discovery

Explore the historic Shetland Islands and the breathtaking Norwegian fjords on this 10-night no-fly cruise from Liverpool aboard Discovery Mid-size Ship

Fjordland Spectacular Cruise from the UK
From £699pp

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg

12 Nights - Leith and back

Discovery Discovery

Discover historic treasures, rich heritage and diverse culture on this voyage from Leith visiting the magnificent Baltic cities, with an overnight stay in St Petersburg Mid-size Ship

Baltic Cities and St Petersburg Cruise from the UK
From £749pp

Iceland and Northern Isles

12 Nights - London Tilbury and back

Marco Polo Marco Polo

Discover the remote Scottish Isles, visit the charming town of Torshavn on the Faroe Islands and explore Iceland, the breathtaking ‘Land of Ice and Fire’, on this fascinating 12-night no-fly cruise Mid-size Ship

Iceland and Northern Isles No-Fly Cruise
From £799pp

Majestic Fjordland

7 Nights - Greenock and back

Discovery Discovery

Discover the archaeological sites of the Shetland Islands and the breathtaking Norwegian fjords on this 7-night cruise from Greenock Mid-size Ship

Norwegian Fjords Cruise from the UK
From £899pp

Iceland and Northern Isles

10 Nights - Greenock to Leith

Discovery Discovery

Explore breathtaking volcanic landscapes and historical gems on this no-fly cruise to Iceland and the Northern Isles from Greenock aboard Discovery Mid-size Ship

Iceland and the Northern Isles Cruise from the UK
From £1299pp
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