Hate flying? Don’t worry! You can still explore the world with Royal Caribbean’s popular no-fly cruises. With cruises leaving right from the UK throughout 2015, you have a fantastic choice of hassle-free cruises to destinations around the world. Tour the world without ever having to step on a plane – no lengthy delays or luggage restrictions apply and you won’t have to worry about packing every time you move on!
Sound good? Read on to find out where you could be sailing to from stress-free local shores this year.
Anthem of the Seas
Take a Mediterranean cruise on the Anthem of the Seas from Southampton and explore Europe on a relaxing journey across the ocean. Visit Barcelona the incredible works of architect Antoni Gaudi and his Sagrada Familia church or delve into the French culture with a trip to Nice and take a stroll along the legendary waterfront, Promenade des Anglais.
Make sure you sample some fine Italian cuisine on the stopover in Rome before heading to Malaga for a little sun worshipping. An Anthem of the Seas voyage has more to offer than just exploring European destinations though: on the days when you’re at sea, take advantage of the onboard spa for a massage or ascend 300 feet above sea level in the North Star ride. You don’t have to step on a plane to experience a true luxury holiday.
Explorer of the Seas
Indulge in a cultural cruise of Northern Europe on the Explorer of the Seas. Start in Southampton and sail to Belgium where you can take a stroll down the beautiful cobbled streets and canal banks of Bruges, lined with quirky markets and boutiques.
Visit the Viking museum in Norwegian capital Oslo and go on a shopping spree in the city’s fashion district. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the mesmerising Paris, with its must-see sights from the Champagne Bar at the top of the Eiffel Tower to the steps of the Sacre Coeur.
Brilliance of the Seas
Visit some of the world’s most interesting cities aboard a cruise of Scandinavia and Russia. Sail from Harwich in England to Copenhagen where you will be entertained by some of the best street performers in the world. Fairytale fans can pay respect to the Little Mermaid statue before boarding the ship for a venture to Tallinn, one of Europe’s best kept secrets.
Estonia’s capital is a medieval jewel waiting to be discovered, with an array of independent shops and galleries amidst the old stone facades. Sail from here to St Petersburg, Russia. The ship docks here overnight so why not treat yourself to a night out at the Russian ballet or a leisurely tour of the gold-coated dome at St Isaac’s Cathedral? Other ports include capital of Finland, Helsinki and Stockholm, home to the world-famous 608-room Royal Palace.
There are myriad destinations you can reach without taking to the skies, and with such deluxe-standard ships departing from these very shores, there’s no excuse not to treat yourself to a different kind of holiday in 2015. Take a look at the latest ex-UK cruises today and book before the end of January 2015 to receive extras like free drinks as well! Images by David, Rick, Suvodeb and Dennis, used under Creative Commons License.
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