Here in the UK we are blessed with having a huge choice of cruise lines operating out of numerous ports across the British Isles with many of the world most famous lines coming into the Port of Southampton with a choice of ships including many of the biggest and newest in the world.
We also have great links via air, sea, road and rail to ports on the continent, across the Atlantic and around the world so no matter where you want to go on a cruise holiday, you can have a choice of all of the cruise lines.
That in one way is great and makes us Brits very fortunate but in other ways it can make things complicated as each and every cruise line has there own take on what makes a cruising holiday and for many it is those small differences that make or break a holiday.
The good news is that here at CruiseHols.co.uk, we bring you guides to the most popular cruise lines to make the decision easier.
Cruise Line Reviews
Here at CruiseHols.co.uk, we bring you all you need to know about the worlds top cruise lines.
To read out review, please click on your choice of cruise line below or click on Book Now to see what cruises are on offer from that cruise line.
Cruise Line Guides
Follow the links below to read our guides to cruise lines.
Part of the Carnival group of cruise lines, P&O have a focus on the United Kingdom and offers a home away from experience for those who love home comforts whilst on holiday.
With P&O you can have a traditional style cruising holiday that offers good value for money and lots to keep the whole family entertained.
Norwegian Cruise Line, perhaps more commonly known as NCL, are famed for their huge ships, stunning livery and for their relaxed cruising style that makes them a popular choice for younger cruises and families.
Known for ultra large ships capable of hosting well over 5,000 passengers and for offering a huge choice of bars, restaurants, attractions and entertainment, Royal Caribbean has built a reputation as the fun cruise line perfect for families.
The Carnival Cruise Line is known as the fun line by their regulars and as a great budget option for those who like to keep busy whilst on holiday.
Marella cruises offer great value cruising with a relaxed atmosphere that make things as simple as possible. Thanks to an all-inclusive offering including fights, transfers, food, drink and entertainment all in your price, this TUI / RCL alliance cruise line is fast becoming popular for cruises out of the UK or farther afield.
Princess cruises are a great mix of modern ships with traditional cruising and a great route network that travels the globe all year around.
MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) bring Mediterranean style to cruising across the globe on a wide range of mid to large ships that offers style, good food and eloquent entertainment.
An Italian cruise line that offer a low cost cruising experience mostly in the Mediterranean.
Celebrity cruise line are known for their luxury cruise ships, the use of modern technology and for their award winning cuisine whilst still offering large ships full of great facilities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.
Holland America bring luxury cruising to the big ship experience with a range of ships geared up for space and relaxation. The cruise line operate across the globe but have a big focus on Alaska and British Columbia.
As you would expect, the Disney Cruise Lien is a popular choice for families and you can expect Disney ‘magic’ at every corner from character breakfast to themed dining and much much more.
Virgin Voyages are a new cruise line aimed a new cliental of younger millennials so expect yoga and boxing rings on deck and bright coloured furniture.
Famed for their iconic black, red and white colour scheme and for their luxury liners, Cunard are much more than trans-Atlantic liners nowadays but still keep alive their traditions of old.
Regent Seven Seas offer not only one of the cost luxurious cruise experience on the open seas but also one of the most all-inclusive with everything from gratuities, beverages, flights and excursions including in the cost of your holiday.
Windstar cruise line is a Seattle based luxury cruise line that offer top quality service on trips throughout the med and the pacific north west.
A luxury line that offers a country estate feel, there range of mid-sized ships offers good facilities, great food, and lots of interesting ports to visit.
Silversea Cruises offer purpose built luxury cruise ships for those wanting a more personalised service, more space and top class dining.
Seabourn are a luxury line that offer all suit accommodation, fine dining and a small ship environment.
A luxury cruise line that bring you all you would expect for the cost with butler service, delectable dining and spacious accommodation the minimum to expect.
Ponant cruises offer luxurious yacht style getaways famed for their fine dining offerings.
Celestyal cruises offer a more intimate as all ship experience in the eastern Mediterranean.
From ferry-cruise crossover going up and down the Norwegian coast from Bergen to the Russian border to ultra-modern expedition ships that take you to every corner of the globe, Hurtigruten are for those who love to really get involved in the culture of destination and who want an immersive holiday.
Star Clippers offer a cruising experience with a difference as you board a tall ship that you can even help out with the day to day running on.
Expect a true tall ship expedition to remember rather than a traditional cruising holiday with no theatres, observation decks and open air cinemas anywhere to be seen.