View seen when visiting the famous Tower Bridge in London. UK
View seen when visiting the famous Tower Bridge in London. UK

Close at Hand. Far From Ordinary

Cruises from the UK

Epic begins in your own backyard with cruises from the UK sailing out of Southampton.

Cast off on the memory-maxing European cruise of a lifetime, exploring some of the planet’s most magnificent destinations. From the pristine wilderness of the Arctic Circle and the dramatic moonscapes of the Canaries to vibing city scenes and cultural hot-spots, your ultimate adventure is here. Hike ice-capped fjords on a cruise to Norway. Drink in oh-là-là views from atop the Arc de Triomphe. Meander the timeless Colosseum. Or settle into sun-drenched shores. Wherever adventure calls – and whether you have time for a weekend mini-cruise or a full-out odyssey – we get you there in Royal style.


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Aurora borealis over Hamnoy in Norway
Aurora borealis over Hamnoy in Norway

No Words. Just Wows

Immerse yourself in wow-worthy destinations, diving into what you love best. From the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean and the Med, your bucket-list ports await.

Cruise Norway’s Majestic Fjords

A land of Viking lore, breathtaking beauty and quaint villages, Norway is magical. Cue soaring fjords, tasty smörgåsbords and floating saunas – Nordic adventure beckons.

Island Hop the Sunny Canaries

When you long for sun, sand and turquoise seas, the Canaries are straight-up paradise. Discover natural wonders and cool urban hubs on this can’t-miss European cruise.

Set Your Sights On Northern Europe

Cruises from the UK to Iceland, Greenland, Denmark, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and more, put the best of Northern Europe at your fingertips.

Rocky Beach in Ireland
Rocky Beach in Ireland

Switch Up Your Perspective

Nothing says refresh and renew like seeing life from a different POV – such as a mountain peak with endless vistas of green and blue. Or try a seal’s perspective, swimming side-by-side in limpid Northern waters. Below sea-level to way above, your cruise from the UK is full of eye-opening experiences!

An Other-Worldly Landscape

Spectacular sapphire waterways flanked by skyscraping waterfall-laced mountains, the mystical fjords are a highlight of your cruise to Norway. Itineraries include stops at Bergen, Olden, Flam and more.


Where Culture and History Coalesce

From Copenhaguen’s iconic Langelinie to the fairytale-like windmills of Rotterdam, your northern European cruise delivers culture-rich destinations. When time is tight, new 2025 mini-cruises go big on craveable escapes.


The Best Overall Cruise Line

Experience fantastic food and next-level family-friendly fun, discovering for yourself why Royal Caribbean has been voted Best Overall 20 years running by Travel Weekly readers.

Anthem of the Seas® - Sailing in 2024

Packing powered-up playtime with such thrills as RipCord® by iFly® and robotic mixology at the Bionic Bar®, Anthem of the Seas cruises from the UK in 2024. Don’t miss this guest-favourite!

Independence of the Seas® - Sailing in 2025

Whether you’re craving a hot foodie scene, epic adventure like The Perfect Storm℠ waterslide, or chart-topping shows — including Grease — Independence of the Seas delivers in 2025.



Undecided about where to go on your cruise from the UK? On the fence between several destinations and hungry to learn a good deal more? Unlock serious inspiration with our cruise guides, discovering the top things to see, do and eat throughout Europe!


On your European cruise from Southampton allow yourself time to enjoy this multifaceted city. With historic jewels like the 800-year-old Tudor House and Gardens, fascinating museums – including the Solent Sky Museum – as well as great galleries and dining, Southampton is well-worth exploring.


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The lineup of amazing destinations you can visit on a cruise from the UK is an adventurer’s wish list! On top of the many itineraries to Northern Europe, the best of the Med – including ports of call in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy – are yours to explore!

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