If you want to broaden your choice of destinations for luxury holidays, it is well worth considering fly cruises as well as ones that depart from the UK.
As the name suggests, a fly cruise involves jetting off to a foreign country to board a liner, rather than sailing from a British port. Thinking about this option will give you a much greater range of cruises to choose from, but also has a number of other advantages.
One of them is that you will have a better chance of getting a great deal on your luxury holiday. Most operators have a range of cruise offers and promotions available and by being flexible about your departure port you will be in a perfect position to take advantage of them.
Fly cruises are also likely to be a particularly good choice if you are hoping to enjoy some sunshine on your holiday. If you book a Caribbean cruise, for example, you will spend more time sailing around the islands if your voyage begins in Florida rather than Southampton.
Should you only have a week or 14 days available for your luxury cruise, departing from Barcelona or New York will mean you have time to visit more places than if you sail from the UK. A fly cruise will also allow you to begin the holiday from your local airport, rather than having to cruise from southampton
Among the popular departure ports for fly cruises are Miami and New York. Many people enjoy exploring the east coast cities before boarding a liner for a few days in the Caribbean. From Florida you can choose itineraries that include the Bahamas, St Thomas and San Maarten or Hispaniola, Jamaica and Mexico.
After a day hitting the Big Apple’s shops or visiting its world famous galleries, you can board a luxury liner for a tour of the island paradises of Bermuda, St Thomas, San Maarten and Puerto Rico.
Barcelona is one of the most popular starting points for Mediterranean cruises, while taking a flight to Venice will enable you to choose from a relaxing voyage around the Adriatic or a tour of Italy’s historic cities.
Alternatively, you could travel by air to Oslo, from where you will be able to sail up the stunning Norwegian coastline or explore the Baltic region.
Whether you are after sunshine, scenery, culture or a mixture of all three, there is bound to be cruise deals for you