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P&O’s 2023 & 2024 Cruises go on sale soon!

New itineraries and fares will be announced on the 3rd of November for cruises departing March 2023 through to March 2024.

Bookings go on sale from Monday 8 November 2021.

Be the first to know about these new cruises including itineraries on P&O’s latest ship Arvia, by registering your interest with one of our shops.

Ambassador Cruise Line the new British cruise line

Ambassador sails for the British market from London Tilbury with a focus on premium-value. Ambassador Cruise Line’s first ship, Ambience, will sail from Tilbury in Spring 2022. After completing its inaugural season in Spring 2023, the cruise line plans to extend sailings from additional regional ports including Liverpool and Newcastle on an ex UK no-fly range of voyages.

All cruises depart from London Tilbury, Ambassador Cruise Line’s carefully curated no-fly programme of 33 inaugural year sailings will visit a total of 88 different ports. Featured destinations will include the British Isles, the Norwegian Fjords, the Baltics and St Petersburg, Greenland, the Arctic and Iceland, plus several short break cruises. For the
winter months a range of expedition style voyages will sail to the Canaries, Cuba, the Caribbean, Cape Verde and Scandinavia.

For more information on Ambassador Cruises contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.

Aurora to return in early 2022 with two new itineraries

Aurora, one of P&O’s best-loved ships and exclusively for adults, will return in style on 20 February 2022 with a 40-night cruise to the Caribbean. Then on 1 April 2022, she’ll head off for a 12-night Portugal and Canary Islands cruise.
Contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge for more information and prices.

MSC CRUISES’ NOW ON SALE FOR SUMMER 2022 FROM THE UK

MSC CRUISES’ NOW ON SALE FOR SUMMER 2022 FROM THE UK

MSC Magnifica will be sailing from their dedicated cruise terminal in Southampton for the season, with a wide variety of 21 different sailings to choose from:

  • 12 nights Canary Islands from £1,199pp
  • 7 nights Norwegian Fjords from £699pp
  • 12 & 14 nights Baltics from £1,099pp
  • 14 nights Mediterranean from £1,749pp
  • 7 nights Northern Europe from £599pp
  • 2 & 3 night mini cruises from £249pp

Iona Joins the P&O Fleet

During a recent formal handover ceremony with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, P&O Cruises officially welcomed Iona to the P&O Cruises fleet.

As the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), Iona is one of the greenest, largest and most innovative ship yet. And she has a host of surprises in store. With Iona’s luminous glass-roofed SkyDome, on-board gin distillery and whole world of dining and entertainment on board.

Iona’s new maiden season features cruises in Northern Europe as well as Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands… For more information contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.

Royal Caribbean Suspends Sailings

As the health and safety of their guests remains a key focus at the Royal Caribbean Group. They have made the tough decision to voluntarily suspend cruise operations through 31st October, 2020 (excluding Australia sailings). Additionally, the remainder of the 2020 Europe season and the autumn Transatlantic sailings have also been cancelled.

If you have booked through Holiday Lounge and are affected by this decision please contact us for further information.

Silversea

Silversea’s fleet of small luxury ships offer gracious hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere and offer itineraries to ports larger cruise ships cannot reach, many of which having late-night and overnight departures giving more time to experience local atmosphere and cultures.

Their suites offer one of the highest space-per-guest ratios of any luxury cruise accommodations. All suites feature ocean views, and many with a private teak veranda. Regardless of the ship or suite, all guests will be pampered by the personalised services of an attentive butler, sailing in style aboard the best cruise line for luxury travel.

Silversea’s luxury cruises offer a choice of open-seating dining options throughout the fleet, as well as several specialty venues aboard all non-expedition ships and cuisine is inspired due to the partnership with Grands Chefs Relais & Chateaux.

All Inclusive fares include Room Service, Selected Wines, Premium spirits and Gratuities, all the extras that can add up on an ordinary cruise.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean cruises offers a wide variety of itineraries, activities and amenities onboard their ships, designed to appeal to every taste and age group.

Royal Caribbean have some of the cruise industry’s largest ships including the Oasis Class Harmony of the Seas which will be able to hold an incredible 5,400 guests in the 2,700 staterooms onboard.

Offering the ultimate holiday experience at sea with innovations such as on-board ice rinks or rock climbing walls 200 feet above sea level, Royal Caribbean offer passengers much more than just a cruise. With their large fleet in 8 different class of ships all giving a totally different atmosphere, cruising in a wide range of worldwide destinations from the Baltic, the Far East and Australasia as well as the sun kissed Caribbean, there is a cruise and ship to suit everyone’s tastes.

Because of their huge choice, young, innovative ships, and a reputation for wonderful service, Royal Caribbean are the favourite cruise line of many regular cruisers. For the very best offers and more information on this popular cruise line contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.

Cunard Cruises

Cunard Line has defined the luxury ocean travel experience for over the past 175 years with its famous White Star Service continuing to uphold the tradition of matching and exceeding clients highest expectations.

Cunard have a fleet of 3 magnificent ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, all using the very latest technologies as well as offering Cunard Line’s traditional values of impeccable service and attention to detail. Very British traditions exist on board including delicious afternoon tea served on white china.

Queen Mary 2, Cunard Line’s flagship, mainly sails the classic transatlantic crossing route both Westbound and Eastbound between Southampton and New York as well as offering cruises from Southampton to the Fjords and Scandinavia, Northern Europe, North America, Iberia and the Caribbean.

Queen Elizabeth is the latest addition to the Cunard fleet and along with Queen Victoria offer the full World Cruise along with segments of it, as well as a wide range of itineraries sailing from Southampton to Northern Europe, the Canaries and the Mediterrannean together with a range of fly cruise options.

Dining room allocation is dependent on the type of cabin that is booked. All Cunard ships have 3 main restaurants, Queens Grill Restaurant for passengers staying in Queens Grill Suite accommodation, Princess Grill Restaurant for Princess Grill passengers whereas the Britannia Restaurant is allocated to passengers in Britannia Balcony, Outside and Inside cabins.

Although Cunard is a 5 star cruise line they offer very attractive savings for early bookings, for details of current offers contact your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge.

CELEBRITY ECLIPSE SAILING FROM SOUTHAMPTON

Celebrity Eclipse can transport you to the very best of Europe and the Mediterranean, with exciting itineraries ranging from 8 – 14 nights on the most stylish ship. Superb new itineraries include the Canaries & Azores, offering everything from stunning beaches, quaint villages and windmills in Fuerteventura, the mountain landscapes of Mount Teide in Tenerife to Timanfaya Geyser in Lanzarote, afternoon tea at Reid’s Palace to Madeira wine tasting and Lisbon with it’s intimate alleyways, broad boulevards and easy going charm. Or why not sample the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland with waterfalls cascading 5000ft you feel you can reach out and touch from your balcony, train journeys that transport you to another world or just wander and marvel at the sheer beauty of it all and all from the simplicity of Southampton.

Why choose Celebrity Cruises for your cruise from Southampton?

The benefits of picking a luxury cruise from Southampton include no baggage restrictions, airport queues, long delays, hassle or stress. Now that Celebrity has an exciting new choice of cruises from Southampton, there’s no need to fly.

If waking to the wonders of a new destination each morning isn’t alluring enough, consider waking up to luxury with your every need catered to. At Celebrity we invite you to linger over an unforgettable dining experience overlooking the ocean, indulge in our luxurious spa and experience the best of the good life onboard our state of the art cruise liners. A Celebrity cruise is like no other.

For more information on Celebrity Cruises call your nearest branch of Holiday Lounge…