Cruise types

Welcome to world of cruising!

Whether you're a regular cruiser or looking to embark on your first cruise - you'll be in good company, as a record number of 1.9 million British passengers set sail on a cruise from UK and Ireland ports in 2016. And, with cruise lines launching new ships both this year and in 2018, these figures are set to increase. More ships, means more choice - so that's where we come in - we can help you pinpoint a cruise to match your exact needs.

If you're on a limited budget; we've hand-picked a selection of cruises that come in at under £999pp. Our choice of all inclusive cruises includes alcoholic and soft drinks and other benefits in your cruise fare. If you're new to cruising, we've picked out some cruises with shorter durations closer to home to give you a taste of life at sea.

Cruises are the perfect solution if you have children, with highlights such as kids' club, teen zones, splash parks, family-friendly dining and entertainment available on our family cruises. Or, you can mix two holidays into one on our stay and cruise holidays; get in the holiday mood with a few days ashore before you embark on your cruise adventure.

If you don't think you're going on holiday unless you head to the airport first; we've selected some fly cruises which take you to ports like Barcelona, Venice, and Abu Dhabi, with maybe time to explore before your ship departs. If you'd like to join your ship a few minutes from home at ports in Newcastle or Southampton; you’ll also discover a range of cruises sailing from the UK.

Luxury cruises offer you opulent accommodation, high staff to guest ratios, and gourmet cuisine during your time afloat; all of which are comparable to a stay at a luxury hotel ashore. The increased popularity of river cruising has introduced fleets of luxury ships to the rivers of Europe and beyond, with gourmet and cultural experiences the focus both on board and in port.

Adventure Cruises Release your inner explorer, get up close to wildlife, or admire never-to-be-forgotten sights on an adventure cruise. Click here for more information on Adventure Cruises Amazing Value Cruises At one time cruising was out of reach of most people’s pockets, but today you’ll find that taking a cruise can be one of the most cost-effective ways to see the world! Click here for more information on Amazing Value Cruises Circle of Friends - Cruises for the Solo Traveller On all of our Circle of Friends 2019 cruises an experienced Hays Travel representative is there to make sure that travelling on your own is a fun and enjoyable experience Click here for more information on Circle of Friends Cruises Cruises Under £999 Get more for your money with our selection of cruises under £999! If you're looking to travel on a budget but still experience an unforgettable holiday, look no further than these great deals, with top brands including Carnival Cruises, Princess Cruises, and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines! Click here for more information on Cruises Under £999 Stay and cruise A Stay and Cruise holiday really does offer you the best of both worlds. Spend a week relaxing on the beach in Majorca or the Caribbean, after a week's action-packed cruise. Or enjoy a sightseeing or shopping break in Rome, Venice or Barcelona followed by a relaxing week's cruise. Click here for more information on Stay and Cruise cruises New to cruising Cruising is the travel industry's fastest growing market with approximately 1.5 million people from the UK taking to the seas on a cruise each year. Out of the first-time cruisers it's worth noting that nearly 80% of them make repeat bookings - so beware once you've taken a cruise you may well become hooked on the shipboard life! Click here for more information for people that are new to cruising Expedition cruising Expedition cruising takes you to some of the most remote and fascinating destinations around the world from the Arctic and Antarctica to Alaska, Galapagos, the Amazon, and South America. Expedition cruises follow a flexible itinerary, which is very much dependent on the weather and ice conditions and really showcases your chosen destination. Click here for more information on Expedition Crusing Family cruising Are your children fed up with holidays in a hotel or apartment and constantly complaining of not enough to do? Well, if you're looking for somewhere with entertainment for everyone from babies to grandma from morning to the wee small hours, then cruising aboard a modern cruise liner may well be a good choice for your family. Click here for more information on family cruising Fly cruises Begin your sightseeing adventure in the heart of the action when you fly to your first exciting city before you sail. Click here for more information on Fly Cruise Luxury cruising Mix together a high level of service, sumptuous suites, excellent onboard facilities, high staff to guest ratios and delicious cuisine and you have the perfect recipe for a unique cruising experience that's second to none. Click here for more information on luxury cruising Sailing from the UK Although most people enjoy flying out from their local airport to join their cruise ship in a foreign port, there is a lot to be said about sailing from one of the ports around the UK. If you live close to a Port like Newcastle you can enjoy the start of your cruise just moments from home. Click here for more information on sailing from the UK All Inclusive cruises All inclusive cruises are great value for money and the best way to get the most out of your cruise holiday, whatever your budget. Stylish accommodation, three meals a day, 24/7 snacks, sports and leisure facilities, swimming pools, kids activities and evening entertainment come as standard on your cruise holiday. Click here for more information on All Inclusive cruises River cruising Sit back, relax and enjoy a unique viewing experience soaking in the culture as you sail down the river banks. Whilst on board there are opportunities to experience sophisticated performances, culinary classes and eloquent music. Click here for more information on river cruising FAQs Hays Travel can offer you the widest variety of cruise holidays visiting destinations across the globe, always at the best possible prices. We can also book you hotels, insurance, transfers, car hire and airport parking. Our cruise advisers are specialists in their field and offer a personal, friendly service ' ensuring that you get the right kind of cruise holiday for you. Click here to see our FAQs
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