Cruise holidays have changed considerably over the years and these days cater to almost every type of traveller, from the adventurous to families, while offering a whole host of ways to enjoy life at sea, including by flying directly to your cruise destination on a fly-cruise.
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Instead of setting sail from the UK and spending days at sea, fly and cruise holidays allow you to start exploring exciting places straight away.
Why choose a fly-cruise?
Whether you wish to spend less time getting to the area where you will be cruising to enjoy more port visits, or like the option of cruising in far corners of the globe without booking a world cruise, there are many reasons to book a fly-cruise. If you're travelling with children, you might want to cut out the 'boring' part of sailing to your cruise destination (although, the kids will love the entertainment on these amazing cruise ships). A fly-cruise might also be the best option for you if the flexibility of booking your own flights or adding extra nights at a hotel before or after you sail sounds desirable.
Where can you go on a fly-cruise?
Everywhere! The beauty of a fly-cruise is that you have more choice when it comes to choosing a destination. Traditional cruise locations, such as the Mediterranean and Caribbean, are ideal for a fly and cruise holiday, but you can also choose from a wealth of regions, from the Far East to Australia and New Zealand. There are fantastic cruises in the Middle East when you hop on a flight to Dubai, or even exciting cruises to the Caribbean that sail from hot new city break destination New Orleans.
Take a look at our picks of the best all-inclusive fly-cruise holidays for 2017, from an off-the-beaten-track cruise in South America and Polynesia which departs from Peru, to a best of the Baltics cruise which sails from Copenhagen.