London Calling: Top Cruise Ships with London Stops

December 7, 2016
Cruise ship passing London's Tower Bridge

Cruise Ship

Destinations

Sail Dates

Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Magellan

Iceland; Canary Islands & Madeira; Norwegian Fjords; Amsterdam & Ghent; Baltic & St Petersburg; London; British Isles; Around the World

Throughout 2016/2017

Viking Star

Scandinavia; St Petersburg; Edinburgh & Scottish Islands; London; Norway's 'Inside Passage'; Baltic

20/5/17 – 15/7/17

Azamara Journey

Portugal; Guernsey; France; Spain; Belgium; Amsterdam; London; Baltic; St Petersburg; Northern Europe

7/6/18 – 21/9/18

National Geographic Adventure Cruises' NG Orion

London; Portsmouth; Channel Islands; Isles of Scilly, Wales and Welsh Isles; Dublin

2/9/17 – 9/9/17

Crystal Symphony

Belgium; Holland; France; Guernsey; England; Scotland; Ireland

3/8/17 – 6/9/17

Silversea's Silver Wind

London; Baltic; St Petersburg; Norway; Belgium; Faroe Islands; Iceland; United Kingdom; Scottish Islands; Ireland

31/5/17 – 9/9/17
& 12/6/17 – 28/6/17

Silversea's Silver Cloud

London; Portugal; France; Spain; Guernsey; Northern Europe

29/5/17 – 20/6/17

Fred. Olsen's Black Watch

London; Norwegian Fjords; Baltic; Northern Europe; Spain; Portugal; Canary Islands; Ireland; Northern Ireland; Scotland; Orkney Islands

11/11/16 – 3/1/17

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Magellan

Cruise & Maritime Voyages' Magellan

Ship Highlights

  • Exclusively for adults
  • Full-board dining including full English breakfasts and five-course dinners
  • 'New Additions' programme of complimentary activities and entertainment
  • Spacious deck area with pools and whirlpools
  • Scott's nightclub

Itineraries

The Magellan sails on numerous itineraries from London Tilbury, including Iceland & Northern Isles, Land of the Northern Lights, Springtime Canary Islands & Madeira, British Isles Discovery, Baltic Cities & St Petersburg, Amsterdam & Ghent and several Norwegian Fjordland cruises. It also offers seasonal and celebration cruises including Christmas Markets & Shopping, Christmas & New Year Canary Islands & Madeira, and an Overnight Celebration Cruise from London to Newcastle from £59.

Longer duration cruises from London to Auckland, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore are available as part of Magellan's Grand Maiden Round the World Cruise, which departs on 5 January, 2017 for a total of 120 nights.

When

  • Throughout 2016/2017. From £199 (2 night Amsterdam Weekend Break)

Viking Star

Viking Star

Ship Highlights

  • Serene Wintergarden conservatory lounge
  • Huge Nordic-inspired spa
  • Theatre and two cinema screens
  • Two stunning pool areas with hot tubs
  • Private veranda to every stateroom

Itineraries

The Viking Star sails the 29-day Baltic Jewels & Into the Midnight Sun cruise, which takes in Scandinavia, St Petersburg, Edinburgh and Scottish Islands, Norway's Inside Passage and popular Baltic cities, ending with an overnight dock in London Greenwich. Guests have the option of adding a two-night London extension. There is also the option to sail part of this itinerary on the 15-day Into the Midnight Sun cruise.

When

  • 20/5/17 - 15/7/17 From £5190 (Into the Midnight Sun 3/6/17)
  • This itinerary will also be sailed by the Star's sister ships, Viking Sky and Viking Sea in 2017/18.

Azamara Journey

Azamara Journey

Ship Highlights

  • 'AzAmazing Evenings' events
  • Most drinks and gratuities included
  • 'Destination Immersion' which means longer port stops for evening exploration
  • Recently revamped staterooms and suites (including new Spa Suites)
  • Special attention to offering accessible cruising

Itineraries

The Azamara Journey sails the 10-night Normandy & Amsterdam Voyage, which ends with an overnight in London (docked at Tower Bridge). Embarking from Lisbon on 7/6/18 it stops at Porto (Leixoes), St Peter Port in Guernsey, the D-Day Landing beaches and pretty Honfleur in France, Oostende in Belgium (another important WWII site), Amsterdam and finally London.

Other cruises available include Cities of Northern Europe and the Wine & Romance Voyage -- both 11 nights and including stops at Tower Bridge, London. Journey is also sailing a special 12-night Baltic & World Cup Voyage, which sails from London Tower Bridge on 17/6/18 and heads to St Petersburg in time for the World Cup match, with stops in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Stockholm.

When

  • 7/6/18 – 21/9/18 from £2,271 (Normandy & Amsterdam Voyage)

Orion

National Geographic Adventure Cruises' NG  Orion

Ship Highlights

  • Well-designed expedition ship
  • Variety of expert-led tours and hikes
  • Small enough to get close to hard to reach sights
  • Fitness room, spa and sauna
  • Panoramic windows make the most of the views

Itineraries

The NG Orion sails the eight-day Exploring the Coasts of England and Wales itinerary, which mixes explorations of the best natural and historical treasures on our doorstep. The cruise starts on the Thames, cruising past the iconic Tower Bridge, before taking in naval history in Portsmouth. Then it's on to the Channel Islands to explore Alderney and Sark, before stopping at Dartmouth, England.. The second half of the cruise explores the Isles of Scilly and Wales, before ending in Dublin.

When

  • 2/9/17 – 9/9/17 from $7,990

Ship Exterior on Crystal Symphony

Crystal Symphony

Ship Highlights

  • Japanese restaurant Silk Road
  • Newly styled Avenue Saloon lounge
  • Award-winning Crystal Spa
  • Waves and Fantasia -- under 16's areas
  • Pool and whirlpool area with panoramic views

Itineraries

Crystal Symphony sails several 2017 itineraries with London stops, including the 10-day  Highlighting the Edinburgh Tattoo (Antwerp to Honfleur including Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Guernsey and London stops), Other cruises include the 12-day  British Isles Explorer itinerary from Honfleur to London which takes in Guernsey, Ireland and Scotland,, ending in London (Tilbury). Other cruises include the 12 day London to Lisbon Across the Bay of Biscay cruise, with stops in France, the Channel Islands and Spain.

When

  • 3/8/17 – 13/8/17 from £3,070 (10 day Highlighting the Edinburgh)
  • 13/8/17 – 25/8/17 from £3,819 (12 day British Isles Explorer)

Silver Wind

Silversea's Silver Wind

Ship Highlights

  • All-suite ship
  • Butler service to every suite
  • The Grill restaurant, which serves meals on hot volcanic rock
  • In-suite dining, mini-bar & 24-hour room service included
  • Partnership with Grand Chefs Relais & Chateaux means exceptional food and wine onboard

Itineraries

In 2017 Silver Wind sails from Southampton to London (exploring ports of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), London to London (through the Norwegian Fjords), London to Reykjavik (with United Kingdom and Ireland stops), Reykjavik to London (taking in Iceland, Scotland and Scottish islands) and from London to Hamburg, stopping at Baltic cities, plus Antwerp and Amsterdam on the way.

In 2017 Silver Wind will also sail several round-trip cruises starting and finishing at Tower Bridge, London, including 12 to 17-day itineraries which take in Scandinavian and Baltic cities including Copenhagen, Stockholm, Bergen, Stavanger, Tallinn and St Petersburg.

When

  • 12/6/17 – 28/6/17 from £8,145 (17 day Tower Bridge round-trip)
  • 31/5/17 – 9/9/17 From £4,365 (12 day Southampton to London 31/5/17)

Silver Cloud

Silversea's Silver Cloud

Ship Highlights

  • Butler service to all suites
  • Verandas to all suites except Vista Suites (with picture windows)
  • Pool deck with whirlpools and sunloungers
  • Connoisseur's Corner for Cognac and cigars
  • Panorama Lounge with pianist and beautiful views

Itineraries

Silver Cloud will sail two itineraries with London stops in 2017, including the 12-day Lisbon to London (Tower Bridge) cruise, which takes in Portugal, France, Spain and Guernsey before ending with an overnight dock on the Thames, and the 10-day London to Oslo cruise, stopping at a number of Baltic and Northern European cities including Antwerp, Amsterdam, Wismar, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Gothenburg, Arendal and Oslo. This cruise begins with an overnight dock on the River Thames.

When

  • 29/5/17 – 20/6/17 from £3,285 (10 day London to Oslo)

Black Watch

Fred. Olsen's Black Watch

Ship Highlights

  • Two pool areas
  • Good leisure facilities including golf nets, tennis court and exercise pools
  • Observatory Lounge with binoculars and evening pianist
  • Onboard pub
  • Entertainment programme with shows, comedians and cabarets

Itineraries

In November Black Watch departs from London on the seven-night European Cities and Waterways cruise, with stops in Bruges (Zeebrugge), Hamburg and Amsterdam, and the 14-night Spain, Portugal and Canary Islands tour.

Black Watch also has two festive itineraries planned for December; the seven-night Christmas Markets of Germany and Denmark cruise and the 11-night Tinsel and Hogmanay cruise, which ends in Edinburgh for the New Year celebrations. If you want to try cruising, or sample this ship, a one-night Southampton Short Break sails from London on 2/1/17 costing from £79.

When

  • 11/11/16 – 3/1/17 from £699 (European Cities & Waterways)

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