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The options for cruises are almost endless, join your ship in exotic locations or sail from a UK port, for an extended trip or a mini-break.

Ships come in all styles; glitz and glamour, or more relaxed, visiting remarkable faraway destinations, or sailing around the UK. Select your perfect voyage from our partners listed below.

Cruise & Maritime

With two fabulous ships, Cruise & Maritime Voyages bring you the opportunity to visit the UK and Europe in style, with their 'no fly' cruises, all leaving from UK ports and Dublin in Ireland.

A wonderful selection of voyages are on offer, the Fjords, the Scilly Isles or Mediterranean delights, all from the comfort of a well serviced ship. Dream holidays indeed.

In the evening, you will be entertained by speciality acts and guest entertainers, in addition to the resident show team in The Show Lounge.

Or perhaps you'd prefer to play bridge, backgammon or chess, all available with like-minded travellers.

On longer voyages (5 nights or more) there'll be the opportunity to hear fascinating guest lecturers talk about the subject of interest.

During the day you can visit the gym at the fabulous Jade Wellness Centre, which also offers hairdressing and beauty treatments. Saunas and massages are available too, sublime relaxation.

Or how about a swim in the outdoor pool, with a choice of three whirlpools.  Not forgetting the wonderful shore excursions, you're spoilt for choice!

Traditional cruising on ocean liners, with all the advantages of modern luxuries.

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by silver travellers about their Cruise & Maritime Voyages holidays.

> Visit the Marco Polo

> Voyage to Antwerp

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For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Cruise & Maritime Voyages, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Holland America

A fleet of 15 ships, ready to take you as far afield as Tahiti or South America, or to let you stay nearer to home, with ex-UK, no fly cruises. Holland America offer glorious five star ships and  sophisticated cruising experiences.

Staterooms are beautifully appointed, with Egyptian cotton linen and towels, fresh fruit, bathrobes and DVD players. And luxurious beds too! 

For the ultimate movie star moment, travel in style in the Penthouse Suite, with sumptuous decor and classic furniture, access to the private Neptune Lounge and 24 hour concierge service too.

Entertainment is all part of the Holland America experience,  with bars, cocktails and music to enjoy, as well as the wonderful productions in the Show Lounge.

Or perhaps a movie is for you, either open-air on deck or in the ship's movie theatre, with free popcorn. 

How about a turn at the tables? Enjoy some fun in the Casino, and for newcomers complimentary lessons from the ship's dealers. Then maybe wind up the night with a visit to the resident nightclub, with DJs keeping the floor jumping!

Shore excursions of every kind will keep your days equally busy, and give the option of exploring the ports of call in depth.

A remarkable range of activities is available, covering the leisurely and highly adventurous, book before you go to really make the most of your trip. 

See the wonders of the world from the elegant comfort of a Holland America ship.

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Reviews

Read some independent reviews written by “Silver Travellers” about their Holland America Line holidays.

> Baltic Cruise

 - Visit to Ryndam

Special offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Holland America Line, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Celebrity

Travelling to 270 destinations around the world, with 11 ships in the fleet, Celebrity Cruises offers modern luxury with stylish sophistication and total comfort.

Departures from the UK are a great joy to those who prefer not to fly. Otherwise you join your ship abroad to begin the delights of a cruise with modern luxury.

The ships' design and service show exceptional attention to detail, so you can be certain your every need is taken care of. Well-stocked wine cellars, outstanding food and luxurious spa facilities are just a few of the finer delights on your cruise.

With beautifully lighted public areas and staterooms designed by world-class architects and interior designers, as well as swimming pools, exciting entertainment spaces (large and small), and performers of international repute, nothing has been left to chance. The service on board is exceptional, with professional, friendly staff attentive and courteous. Just what you’d expect aboard a luxury liner.

Your holiday is a time of relaxation and enjoyment with interesting, sometimes exotic, ports of call and excursions, giving you the chance to truly experience the culture of your destination, wherever that might be.

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Reviews

Read independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about Celebrity Cruises.

> Celebrity Eclipse

> Celebrity Constellation

> C elebrity Equinox

Special Offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Celebrity Cruises, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises have wonderful voyages with interesting routes, covering Northern Europe, the French Antilles in the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, the Canary Islands and The United Arab Emirates. The ships sail all year round, visiting different regions at different times.

Each ship in the fleet is an individual, and it's their special characteristics, along with the uniformly high standards of leading edge design, style and sophistication plus great attention to beautiful details, that help create such a wonderful cruise holiday. You can expect and enjoy relaxing luxury with excellent facilities, on all the ships that share much and yet are each unique.

MSC Cruises started in the Mediterranean and reflects that beginning in its operations today. The whole company maintains a pride in its Mediterranean roots and shares it with travellers, which leads to an authentic and very special cruising experience.

The long standing traditions of authenticity, humanity and warmth are central to MSC Cruises, the unmatched great service and friendliness of all the international staff on board, the fabulous food, offering a wide variety of the finest dishes and ingredients, and the marvellous mealtimes, are part of the delightful, hospitable lifestyle from the Mediterranean that MSC Cruises embrace and share with you.

Every moment of life and your cruise is to be thoroughly enjoyed, a value that is embedded into all that MSC Cruises do.

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Reviews

Read independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about MSC Cruises

> Tranquility Holiday MSC Opera

> Brilliant Solo Holiday

Special Offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from MSC Cruises, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

This cruise line has a stunning range of voyages, quite literally round the world, over 200 destinations visited.

There are cruises throughout the year, of varying durations. So if you’d like a world cruise, a mini cruise or something close to home in Europe, there will be plenty of choice, on a ship designed to provide a superb cruise. 

Fred. Olsen cruises are highly popular, departing from 10 regional UK ports, meaning you can board your ship relatively close to home. You could choose beautiful Mediterranean islands, Scandinavian coastal voyages or the beaches of the Caribbean to enjoy, with exotic climes on offer too. And with the comfortable size of ship, more ports of call are accessible too allowing you to discover even more on the cruise.

There’s plenty to do on board as well, sporting activities, a library, excellent evening entertainment, with themed nights, comedy and cabaret, splendid dining and spa facilities for a little pampering. All great choices, with something for everyone.

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Reviews

Read independent reviews written by Silver Travellers about their Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines holidays.

Special offers

For all special offers, discounts and added value deals from Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, all regularly updated, visit the Silver Travel Advisor website.

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