Connection options

We have a range of connection options to make it easy for you to start your cruise.

Coach pickup near you.

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship.;

Ferry form Hull, Dover and Newcastle.

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, Hull, Newcastle or Harwich, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary. Hull, Newcastle and Harwich crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration, with the exception of Amsterdam & Bulbfields Spectacular and Amsterdam, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges from Harwich which are daytime crossings.;

Eurostar from St. Pancras and Ashford International.

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage. On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises aboard the Switzerland II.

Flights from most Major UK airports

Air travel is included on selected cruises, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our rail or coach options – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included.

Overnight hotel at Dover and Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £47.50 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and includes parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise.

Make your own way to the cruise

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time.