Following the announcement from the P&O, Princess Cruises and Cunard, more cruise lines have now added UK summer sailings for 2021.

Viking

Viking Cruises announced that it will restart limited operations in May 2021 with three special sailings along the coast of England. Available exclusively for UK residents, the new eight-day ocean itinerary—England’s Scenic Shores—will sail roundtrip from Portsmouth, with departures on May 22, May 29, June 5, June 19 and June 26 2021. Guests on the England’s Scenic Shores itinerary will be among the first to sail on board Viking’s newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, which will be delivered in April.

Guests will be required to be vaccinated. In addition, utilising a full-scale laboratory installed on every Viking ocean ship, all guests and crew will receive daily quick and easy non-invasive saliva PCR tests. New air purification technology has also been installed on all Viking ships, which have always featured independent air handling units for all guest staterooms. Note that children under the age of 18 are not permitted to cruise on a Viking ship.

See http://www.vikingcruises.co.uk/

Viking Venus Sailings

Days /Date /Itinerary
822nd May 2021Portsmouth / Scenic Cruising / Liverpool / Scilly Isles (Tresco) / Falmouth / Portland / Scenic Cruising / Portsmouth
829th May 2021Portsmouth / Scenic Cruising / Liverpool / Scilly Isles (Tresco) / Falmouth / Portland / Scenic Cruising / Portsmouth
85th Jun 2021Portsmouth / Scenic Cruising / Liverpool / Scilly Isles (Tresco) / Falmouth / Portland / Scenic Cruising / Portsmouth
819th Jun 2021Portsmouth / Scenic Cruising / Liverpool / Scilly Isles (Tresco) / Falmouth / Portland / Scenic Cruising / Portsmouth
826th Jun 2021Portsmouth / Scenic Cruising / Liverpool / Scilly Isles (Tresco) / Falmouth / Portland / Scenic Cruising / Portsmouth

Celebrity

Celebrity Cruises have announced a series of sailings on Celebrity Silhouette from Southampton this summer for UK vaccinated passengers and those under 18 with negative PCR test results.

Cruises will depart from July 3rd on a series of six to eight-night itineraries around Britain’s coastline including Portland in Dorset; Inverness, Kirkwall and Glasgow in Scotland; Belfast and Liverpool.

A multi-million pound refit of Celebrity Silhouette took place last year and involved all cabins and suites; the addition of an open air retreat area for suite passengers; revamped restaurants, bars and lounges; new shops and digital key access to accommodation.

Sales open for these cruises on Tuesday 6th April. Drinks, wifi and tips will be included

See https://www.celebritycruises.com

Celebrity Silhouette Sailings

Initially, Celebrity have only released the 5 sailings in bold below on their website

Nights /Date /Itinerary
63rd Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
89th Jul 2021Southampton / Cruising / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Inverness/Lochness / Cruising / Liverpool / Cruising / Portland / Southampton
617th Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
823rd Jul 2021Southampton / Cruising / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Inverness/Lochness / Cruising / Liverpool / Cruising / Portland / Southampton
631st Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
86th Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Cruising / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Inverness/Lochness / Cruising / Southampton
614th Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Inverness/Lochness / Cruising / Belfast / Cruising / Portland / Southampton
721st Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Inverness/Lochness / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Cruising / Greenock / Cruising / Southampton
728th Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Liverpool / Cruising / Cruising / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton

Disney

Disney Cruise Lines announced that their Disney Magic cruise ship will sail mostly two- and three-night voyages, as well as limited four-night sailings round-trip from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton this summer

Guests will remain onboard for the Disney Magic at sea staycation sailings which are are expected to go on sale in April, pending the issuance of UK government guidelines and authorisations.

The line will be implementing multiple layers of health and safety measures considering guidance from the UK government, health authorities and medical experts. This includes Covid-19 testing, health screenings, face coverings, reduced guest capacity, physical distancing and enhanced cleaning.

Families will be allowed on board and the company said it had not made a decision on whether a Covid vaccine would be required as the situation with vaccines continues to evolve.

Bookings are on sale from Monday 19th April.

See https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/

Disney Magic Sailings

Nights /Date /Itinerary
311th Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
214th Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
216th Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
318th Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
221st Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
223rd Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
325th Jun 2021Tilbury (London) / At Sea / At Sea / Tilbury (London)
329th Jun 2021Newcastle / At Sea / At Sea / Newcastle
32nd Jul 2021Newcastle / At Sea / At Sea / Newcastle
25th Jul 2021Newcastle / At Sea / Newcastle
32nd Jul 2021Newcastle / At Sea / At Sea / Newcastle
25th Jul 2021Newcastle / At Sea / Newcastle
27th Jul 2021Newcastle / At Sea / Newcastle
29th Jul 2021Newcastle / At Sea / Newcastle
213th Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / Liverpool
315th Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / At Sea / Liverpool
218th Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / Liverpool
320th Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / At Sea / Liverpool
423rd Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / At Sea / At Sea / Liverpool
327th Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / At Sea / Liverpool
330th Jul 2021Liverpool / At Sea / At Sea / Liverpool
24th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / Southampton
36th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / At Sea / Southampton
49th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / At Sea / At Sea / Southampton
313th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / At Sea / Southampton
216th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / Southampton
218th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / Southampton
320th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / At Sea / Southampton
423rd Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / At Sea / At Sea / Southampton
327th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / At Sea / Southampton
230th Aug 2021Southampton / At Sea / Southampton
21st Sep 2021Southampton / At Sea / Southampton

MSC

MSC Cruises have announced short breaks and week-long summer sailings around the British Isles departing from the port of Southampton on MSC Virtuosa, the line’s recently delivered and newest flagship.

Starting 20 May, MSC Virtuosa will be deployed to the UK for her inaugural season and replace MSC Magnifica to spend the summer operating this special range of sailings to UK ports such as Portland, Liverpool, Greenock and Belfast. All operations will be conducted in accordance with relevant government requirements and will see the implementation of MSC Cruises’ health and safety protocol. The sailings are available to UK residents only, both vaccinated and unvaccinated at the present time.

MSC Virtuosa will initially operate six four-night mini-cruises that with embarkation in Southampton will include a stop in Portland. From June 12th, guests can join seven-night sailings that will include an additional stop in Belfast and offer multiple ports of embarkation including Liverpool and Greenock, close to Glasgow.

Guests can enjoy their overdue escape to the fullest with a premium drinks package and gratuities included on these special range of sailings. 4-night sailings start from £499 and 7-night sailings starting from £849. Further details and prices of shore excursions will be made available when sales open.

MSC Virtuosa highlights include:

· An enhanced MSC Yacht Club, with stylish private facilities and accommodation including a panoramic lounge, gourmet restaurant and private pool and sun deck
· MSC for Me – the multi-channel digital experience to help guests make the most of their holiday experience
· A choice of 10 restaurants and 21 bars including two brand-new specialty restaurant concepts – HOLA! Tacos & Cantina and Indochine
· The brand-new MSC Starship Club featuring the world’s first humanoid robotic bartender offering a futuristic immersive bar and entertainment experience
· A 945-seater theatre and the stunning Carousel Lounge at the aft of the ship with live productions and shows every night
· Extensive kids’ facilities including with LEGO® play areas and a Chicco baby club
· 112-metre-long Mediterranean promenade lined with boutiques bars and restaurants topped with a breathtaking LED sky screen with animations throughout the day and night
· Five swimming pools including an extensive magrodome pool and a 1,000sqm aquapark
· A dedicated entertainment area with an FI simulator, bowling, XD cinema
· The luxurious MSC Aurea Spa with full range of treatments and the state-of-the-art MSC Gym by Technogym®
· The largest shopping area at sea with 1,168 sqm of retail space with 11 boutiques and 250 different brands

Sales open for these cruises on Thursday, 1 April.

See https://www.msccruises.co.uk/

MSC Virtuosa Sailings

NightsDateItinerary
420th May 2021Southampton / Cruising / Portland / Cruising / Southampton
424th May 2021Southampton / Cruising / Portland / Cruising / Southampton
428th May 2021Southampton / Cruising / Portland / Cruising / Southampton
41st Jun 2021Southampton / Cruising / Portland / Cruising / Southampton
35th Jun 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Southampton
48th Jun 2021Southampton / Cruising / Cruising / Portland / Southampton
712th Jun 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
915th Jun 2021Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Greenock / Liverpool
716th Jun 2021Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Greenock
719th Jun 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Greenock / Liverpool / Cruising / Southampton
723rd Jun 2021Greenock / Liverpool / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock
424th Jun 2021 Liverpool / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool
726th Jun 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
729th Jun 2021Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool
730th Jun 2021 Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock
73rd Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
77th Jul 2021Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Greenock
710th Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
717th Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Cruising / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
724th Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Cruising / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
728th Jul 2021Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock
731st Jul 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
73rd Aug 2021Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool
74th Aug 2021Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock
77th Aug 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
714th Aug 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
721st Aug 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Cruising / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
728th Aug 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Cruising / Cruising / Southampton
74th Sep 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Cruising / Cruising / Southampton
711th Sep 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
718th Sep 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
725th Sep 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
72nd Oct 2021Southampton / Portland / Cruising / Liverpool / Greenock / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International have announced that Anthem of the Seas will be sailing from Southampton this summer with 4-night Ocean Getaways from 7th July and 5- to 8-night British Isles cruises, starting 15th July featuring visits to destinations such as Liverpool, England, Kirkwall in Scotland and Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Sailing with fully vaccinated crew, the cruises – at this time – will be available to UK residents above the age of 18 who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and those under the age of 18 with negative test results.

The new summer itineraries open for bookings on 7th April

See https://www.royalcaribbean.com/gbr/en

Anthem of the Seas Sailings

Nights /Date /Itinerary
47th Jul 2021Southampton / Cruising / Cruising / Cruising / Southampton
411th Jul 2021Southampton / Cruising / Cruising / Cruising / Southampton
515th Jul 2021Southampton / Cruising / Belfast / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Southampton
520th Jul 2021Southampton / Greenock / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Cruising / Southampton
725th Jul 2021Southampton / Cruising / Belfast / Cruising / Cruising / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Cruising / Southampton
61st Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Cruising / Belfast / Liverpool / Cruising / Southampton
87th Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Cruising / Liverpool / Belfast / Greenock / Cruising / Southampton
815th Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Kirkwall, Orkney Islands / Cruising / Liverpool / Belfast / Greenock / Cruising / Southampton
623rd Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Cruising / Liverpool / Belfast / Cruising / Southampton
729th Aug 2021Southampton / Cruising / Belfast / Cruising / Cruising / Liverpool / Cruising / Southampton

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages have announced that Scarlet Lady will sail from Portsmouth this summer on six staycation-at-sea cruises starting from 6th August.

All passengers must be vaccinated for these adults-only cruises. Additional testing and protocols will be confirmed closing to sailing, in line with the latest requirements from the UK government.

Scarlet Lady will sail the three-night ‘Long Weekender’ cruises from Friday August 6, 13 and 20 and the four-night ‘Summer WeekDaze’ cruises from Monday August 9, 16 and 23. 

Bookings are on sale from Tuesday 13th April.

See https://www.virginvoyages.com

Scarlet Lady Sailings

Nights /Date /Itinerary
36th Aug 2021Portsmouth / At Sea / At Sea / Portsmouth
49th Aug 2021Portsmouth / At Sea / At Sea / At Sea / Portsmouth
313th Aug 2021Portsmouth / At Sea / At Sea / Portsmouth
416th Aug 2021Portsmouth / At Sea / At Sea / At Sea / Portsmouth
320th Aug 2021Portsmouth / At Sea / At Sea / Portsmouth
423rd Aug 2021Portsmouth / At Sea / At Sea / At Sea / Portsmouth

So many more choices for UK cruising this summer. We are excited to have booked our first Viking cruise – which one will you be booking?