Top 5 cruises for the best holiday adventure


When up for a holiday and you’ve got blue waters, calm winds and an adventure outside the mundane everyday in mind… well, you know where this is going. If your aim is to relax and take part in the tropical lifestyle without sacrificing all the modern comforts we’ve grown accustomed, a cruise is the only option. Each of these five liners boasts wonderful reputations, fair pricing on their options and a wide variety of destinations on their lists – putting them on ours.

1. Celebrity Cruises: Celebrity Silhouette

This beautiful ship offers luxury, commodity and affordability all rolled into one. Featuring a spa and fitness center, basketball courts, shops, fine dining and many others across 13 passenger oriented decks you’re never to be in a dull moment. Starting at £940 for a seven night cruise through the Norwegian Fjords, the price is more than worth the experience.

2. P&O Cruises: Brittania

The Brittania is a massive liner full of exciting things for the entire family to enjoy, as well as a few getaway spots for the parents to, well, get away. The signature flagship of P&O holds children’s clubs, classes for adults, a theatre and luxury spa among too many others to name. From just £285 for a two-day trip to Belgium, it’s perfect for those without too much extra time on their hands or those just looking to spoil themselves for a weekend.

3. Royal Caribbean Cruises: Allure of the Seas

You could never go wrong with a six-year champion of the ocean, as Allure was the largest ship we’d ever built before 2016. There are more things to do on this boat than most towns could ever hope to offer, and it does compete with some cities. Sporting a wonderful £358 starting price per person, you can take your time here solo or even bring the family along. On or off a budget.

4. Marella Cruises: Marella Spirit

When planning a holiday cruise for the whole family it can be a touch daunting. Unlike most of the longer cruise liners which tend to appeal to the 40’s and above crowd, the Marella Spirit manages to encapsulate a full family-friendly atmosphere perfect for such an event. For a seven night cruise through the Mediterranean, you’re looking at reasonable £554 per person.

5. Oceania Cruises: European Quest

If fine dining is one of the larger reasons you’re choosing a cruise, the European Quest won’t let you down. Starting at £1787 for a 10-day getaway you can sit back to enjoy a life of extravagance, lapping up the sun on deck or choosing to treat the massive liner as an educational experience in one of their many culinary, golf, even art courses.