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Cruise Ship Visits 2018

Cruise ship visits

We’d like to invite Silver Travellers to join one of our popular ship visits around the UK, giving you a fabulous opportunity to sample a little slice of the cruising life before you take the plunge. It’s a great way to spend the day on board a range of ships, sit down to a superb lunch, and explore the ships’ facilities. Ship visits are a perfect experience for those who have never cruised before to enjoy a taste of what’s to come. And if you enjoy visiting new ships then you may just find the perfect travelling companion for your next holiday!

From a cosy interior cabin to the grandest stateroom, you will have the chance to check out the bathrooms, test the beds for comfiness, assess any limited mobility requirements, and most importantly, gauge the wardrobe size to accommodate all those changes of clothes and shoes that you may wish to take!

With taster days of course comes the opportunity to be transported to a world where good food and fine wine is of the utmost importance, as you sit down to a superb meal in one of the ships’ main restaurants. There’ll also be ample opportunity to explore as you wander the decks, marvel at the theatres and entertainment venues, and browse the bars, shops, library, lounges and even the gym. Stroll outside and picture yourself relaxing in the jacuzzis, swimming pools, the sun bathing areas and much more. Several ships even put on a short show after the meal to give a flavour of the fantastic entertainment you can enjoy on board.

Tempted? Then here are the details of our Cruise Ship Visits for 2018 which will be updated regularly. Select a cruise line below to open full details of each ship visit.

In addition to the ship visits programme shown below Silver Travel Advisor is organising a Group Cruise this year, in conjunction with our partner Ocean Liner Society. Sailing from Southampton on 13 December for an 8 night Christmas Markets of Germany & Denmark cruise on Fred. Olsen's Balmoral. We have secured a discount of 20% across all cabin categories (subject to review from July). The Group Cruise is open to all Silver Travellers, their family and friends, and we really look forward to meeting you on this wonderful pre-Christmas cruise. Full details here.

 DATE  SHIP
 PORT CRUISE LINE STATUS
20 APR
SAGA SAPPHIRE
SOUTHAMPTON
SAGA CRUISESCOMPLETED
3 MAY
BALMORAL
NEWCASTLE
FRED OLSEN CRUISE LINES
COMPLETED
14 MAY
MAGNIFICA
SOUTHAMPTON
MSC CRUISES
COMPLETED
20 JUN
ZUIDERDAM
SOUTHAMPTON
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
COMPLETED
23 JUN
SILVER WIND
LONDON
SILVERSEA
COMPLETED
24 JUN
VIKING STAR
PORTSMOUTH
VIKING
COMPLETED
4 AUG
CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE
SOUTHAMPTON
CELEBRITY CRUISES
COMPLETED
6 AUG
VIKING SUN
DOVER
VIKING
COMPLETED
11 AUG
HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS
DOVER
HEBRIDEAN ISLAND CRUISES
COMPLETED
18 SEP
KONINGSDAM
SOUTHAMPTON
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE
FULL
29 SEP
NORWEGIAN JADE
SOUTHAMPTON
NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE
FULL


The following Events, with Cruise & Maritime Voyages, are available to book direct with them. Details can be seen here.

DateEventShipLocation
Sat 27 Oct 2018Halloween EventColumbus
London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury
Fri 7 Dec 2018Festive Celebration EventMagellanLondon Cruise Terminal, Tilbury
Sat 8 Dec 2018Festive Celebration EventMagellanLondon Cruise Terminal, Tilbury
Sat 8 Dec 2018Festive Celebration EventMarco PoloLondon Cruise Terminal, Tilbury
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Festive Celebration Event
Marco Polo
Avonmouth, Bristol
Fri 14 Dec 2018
Festive Celebration Event
Magellan
London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Festive Celebration EventMagellan
London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Festive Celebration EventMarco Polo
Avonmouth, Bristol
Thu 20 Dec 2018
Festive Celebration EventColumbus
London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury

Send an email to our dedicated Ship Visits Coordinator, Peter Godliman at [email protected] for more information and to advance register.

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  • shipvisitscoordinator
    about 2 months ago
    Grabrail - Welcome cruising newcomer. I regret your disappointment that there are currently no ship visit places available. However, we have to rely on our cruise line partners, who offer places to us, on a ship visit arranged by them. We are extremely grateful that we have secured the ship visits listed above, all of which have been promoted on this page for many weeks. All of our ship visits are very popular and become fully booked very swiftly.

    I suggest you bookmark this page, and refer to it frequently, as this is where we promote new ship visits as they become confirmed. We also operate an email database, which notifies Silver Travellers who have requested to be kept informed. If you wish to be included please email [email protected]

    Thanks for your interest in our Ship Visits programme.
  • Grabrail
    about 2 months ago
    As a newcomer to cruising, I saw the piece on Ship Visits in the current issue of Silver Traveller and I thought I would give it a try.

    Complete disappointment! Every single visit on the Ship Visits Page (above) is either full, or it is in the past. All that's available are Festive Events which, although no doubt they're enjoyable, are not what i was looking for.

    Grabrail
  • june
    3 months ago
    i am always interested in seeing over a possible ship. Only have travelled on saga on their ships so it could be interesting to see other cruise lines. I do regret the loss of the promenade deck where you could walk in all sorts of weather ,and not get blown away while now the walk round the top deck can be very fraught ! not to say bracing.
  • lesley
    4 months ago
    It is so useful that Silver Traveller collect and disseminate this ship visit information as it gives us a chance to experience a ship before booking a cruise on it. Previous ship visits via Silver Traveller have enabled me to make an informed choice on which cruises to book. Thank you.
  • retailmags
    9 months ago
    Thank you Fosill for the link