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5 Night
Western Europe Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Amsterdam ... see more
Ship:
Braemar
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  • Day 1
    Southampton
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Amsterdam
  • Day 4
    Antwerp
  • Day 5
    Antwerp
  • Day 6
    Southampton
Ship Details

Braemar - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

Low-key, leisurely onboard activities allow time for genuine relaxation

Cons

Passengers will have trouble finding snacks between lunch and dinnertime

Bottom Line

Braemar offers a great mix of activities and downtime for cruisers of a certain age

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Uk Cruise

Leaving:
Rosyth
Visiting:
Kirkwall, Kirkwall ... see more
Ship:
Balmoral
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Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Friendly environment for mature, young at heart cruisers

Medium sized ship with British country house ambience

Excellent and caring service

Reviews

Balmoral Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Faroes & Northern Isles

Leaving:
Rosyth
Visiting:
Kirkwall, Lerwick ... see more
Ship:
Marco Polo
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  • Day 1
    Rosyth
  • Day 2
    Kirkwall
  • Day 3
    Lerwick
  • Day 4
    Torshavn
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Rosyth
Ship Details

Marco Polo - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Adults-only ship sailing ex-U.K. cruises

Offers 'traditional-style' cruising

Onboard entertainment focuses on enrichment

Reviews

Marco Polo Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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3 Night
Dublin & Isles Of Scilly

Leaving:
Liverpool
Visiting:
Dublin, St. Mary's City ... see more
Ship:
Magellan
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  • Day 1
    Liverpool
  • Day 2
    Dublin
  • Day 3
    St. Mary's City
  • Day 4
    Bristol (Avonmouth)
Ship Details

Magellan - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Value-for-money ship offering a traditional British cruise experience in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere

Cons

Only the suites have balconies

Bottom Line

Ideal for those looking for a traditional cruise ship experience with no surprises

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Magellan Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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5 Night
Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Leaving:
Newcastle
Visiting:
Eidfjord, Jondal ... see more
Ship:
Balmoral
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  • Day 1
    Newcastle (England)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Eidfjord
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Jondal
  • Day 5
    Jondal
  • Day 6
    Newcastle (England)
Ship Details

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Friendly environment for mature, young at heart cruisers

Medium sized ship with British country house ambience

Excellent and caring service

Reviews

Balmoral Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Uk Cruise

Leaving:
Liverpool
Visiting:
Greenock, Tobermory ... see more
Ship:
Black Watch
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  • Day 1
    Liverpool
  • Day 2
    Greenock (Glasgow)
  • Day 3
    Tobermory
  • Day 4
    Kirkwall
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Liverpool
Ship Details

Black Watch - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

An elegant and friendly newly-refurbished ship with superb food, service and entertainment

Cons

Public announcements are difficult to hear in some places, and some seatsin the Neptune Lounge have interrupted views of the stage

Bottom Line

A traditionally styled ship with a country house ambience and luxurious seating in public rooms

Reviews

Black Watch Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Western Europe Cruise

Leaving:
Dover
Visiting:
Dover, Rouen ... see more
Ship:
Balmoral
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  • Day 1
    Dover
  • Day 2
    Dover
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Rouen
  • Day 4
    Rouen
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Honfleur
  • Day 5
    Honfleur
  • Day 6
    Dover
Ship Details

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Friendly environment for mature, young at heart cruisers

Medium sized ship with British country house ambience

Excellent and caring service

Reviews

Balmoral Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Western Europe Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
Visiting:
Antwerp, Antwerp ... see more
Ship:
Braemar
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Southampton
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Antwerp
  • Day 3
    Antwerp
  • Day 4
    Amsterdam
  • Day 5
    Amsterdam
  • Day 6
    Southampton
Ship Details

Braemar - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

Low-key, leisurely onboard activities allow time for genuine relaxation

Cons

Passengers will have trouble finding snacks between lunch and dinnertime

Bottom Line

Braemar offers a great mix of activities and downtime for cruisers of a certain age

Reviews
Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins4.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Western Europe Cruise

Leaving:
Dover
Visiting:
Rouen, Rouen ... see more
Ship:
Boudicca
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Dover
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Rouen
  • Day 3
    Rouen
  • Day 4
    Rouen
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Honfleur
  • Day 5
    Honfleur
  • Day 6
    Dover
Ship Details

Boudicca - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

Old-style cruising with traditions such as set dining times, dressing up and afternoon tea

Cons

Passengers under 60 and families will feel out of place

Bottom Line

Perfect if you are of a certain age and after a quintessentially British experience

Reviews

Boudicca Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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3 Night
Amsterdam & Antwerp

Leaving:
London
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Antwerp ... see more
Ship:
Columbus
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  • Day 1
    London
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Antwerp
  • Day 4
    London
Ship Details

Columbus - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Friendly crew and some surprisingly good speciality dining

Cons

Evening entertainment is lacklustre at times

Bottom Line

A ship offering exactly what it promises: traditional cruising at affordable prices

Reviews

Columbus Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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5 Night
Western Europe Cruise

Leaving:
Southampton
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Amsterdam ... see more
Ship:
Black Watch
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Southampton
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Amsterdam
  • Day 4
    Antwerp
  • Day 5
    Antwerp
  • Day 6
    Southampton
Ship Details

Black Watch - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Pros

An elegant and friendly newly-refurbished ship with superb food, service and entertainment

Cons

Public announcements are difficult to hear in some places, and some seatsin the Neptune Lounge have interrupted views of the stage

Bottom Line

A traditionally styled ship with a country house ambience and luxurious seating in public rooms

Reviews

Black Watch Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins4.0
Dining5.0
Service5.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Norwegian Fjords Cruise

Leaving:
Newcastle
Visiting:
Jondal, Jondal ... see more
Ship:
Balmoral
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Newcastle (England)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Jondal
  • Day 4
    Jondal
  • Day 4
    Eidfjord
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Cruising
  • Day 5
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Cruising
  • Day 6
    Newcastle (England)
Ship Details

Balmoral - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Friendly environment for mature, young at heart cruisers

Medium sized ship with British country house ambience

Excellent and caring service

Reviews

Balmoral Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins3.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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3 Night
Weekend Cruise To Amsterdam/antwerp

Leaving:
London
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Antwerp ... see more
Ship:
Columbus
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  • Day 1
    London
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Antwerp
  • Day 4
    London
Ship Details

Columbus - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Friendly crew and some surprisingly good speciality dining

Cons

Evening entertainment is lacklustre at times

Bottom Line

A ship offering exactly what it promises: traditional cruising at affordable prices

Reviews

Columbus Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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4 Night
Springtime River Seine Experience

Leaving:
Bristol
Visiting:
Rouen, Honfleur ... see more
Ship:
Marco Polo
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Bristol (Avonmouth)
  • Day 2
    Cruising
  • Day 3
    Rouen
  • Day 3
    Cruising
  • Day 4
    Honfleur
  • Day 5
    Portsmouth (England)
Ship Details

Marco Polo - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Adults-only ship sailing ex-U.K. cruises

Offers 'traditional-style' cruising

Onboard entertainment focuses on enrichment

Reviews

Marco Polo Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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3 Night
Christmas Market & Festive Getaway Rotterdam & Antwerp

Leaving:
London
Visiting:
Antwerp, Amsterdam ... see more
Ship:
Columbus
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Cruise Itinerary

  • Day 1
    London
  • Day 2
    Antwerp
  • Day 3
    Amsterdam
  • Day 4
    London
Ship Details

Columbus - Cruise & Maritime Voyages

Pros

Friendly crew and some surprisingly good speciality dining

Cons

Evening entertainment is lacklustre at times

Bottom Line

A ship offering exactly what it promises: traditional cruising at affordable prices

Reviews

Columbus Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
3.5/5
Cabins3.5
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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