North Sea & Western Europe

These cruises are normally short break, short cruises and taster cruises. They are also often good last minute deals. Sailing mainly from Southampton, they can go to Bruges, Guernsey or to Hamburg. Take a look at the options.

Short Breaks – Long Memories

The Channel Islands are not part of the UK or the European Union or the Commonwealth of Nations. They are not even part of the British Overseas Territories. the islands are just off the French coast of Normandy. They claim to be Crown Dependencies and make the UK responsible for their protection, but they do not form part of our systems or taxation which is why tax excites live there. The later may be why they continue to exist. They are Jersey, which is the largest of the islands; and the Guernsey of which Alderney, Sark and some smaller islands are a part of. They have a total population of about 170,000 and both Jersey and Guernsey are often on short and near cruises. English and French are spoken. The UK pound is used though they have their own versions of the pound.

Adonialast time in Guernsey and the ferry to Herm Island – she is going

The Adonia has been sold

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin
overcast clouds
12.8 ° C
12.8 °
12.8 °
87 %
4.6kmh
100 %
Sun
16 °
Mon
17 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
18 °
Thu
18 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – Terminal croisière, 50100 Cherbourg-En-Corentin – a 15 minute walk into the city, shuttle buses are normally provided. Nearby visit Arromaches, Normandy Beaches, Mont Saint Michel.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Bordeaux
overcast clouds
14.7 ° C
15.8 °
14.1 °
85 %
4.1kmh
100 %
Sun
22 °
Mon
26 °
Tue
28 °
Wed
30 °
Thu
22 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – Largest cruise ships visiting Bordeaux dock at Le Verdon-sur-Mer (at about 30 min drive distance)
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Boulogne-sur-Mer
scattered clouds
13.9 ° C
13.9 °
12.8 °
89 %
9.8kmh
46 %
Sun
15 °
Mon
15 °
Tue
17 °
Wed
19 °
Thu
20 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – Historical Boulogne-sur-Mer is at the heart of the Côte d’Opale, a key fishing ports
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Tours available in Boulogne

Tours and their description show what the locals are proud of and wish to show.

Brest
clear sky
11.9 ° C
11.9 °
11.9 °
87 %
2.4kmh
7 %
Sun
24 °
Mon
24 °
Tue
24 °
Wed
19 °
Thu
20 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – Shuttle into town, maritime museum and shops. Oceanopolis Sea World is 1.5 Km away.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Dunkirk
few clouds
12.2 ° C
12.8 °
11.8 °
88 %
6.9kmh
19 %
Sun
17 °
Mon
18 °
Tue
17 °
Wed
18 °
Thu
21 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – A busy ferry port from Dover, a fishing port, and many visit the WWII sights.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Hendaye
clear sky
12.8 ° C
13.4 °
11.1 °
80 %
2.1kmh
0 %
Sun
23 °
Mon
25 °
Tue
22 °
Wed
21 °
Thu
21 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – A popular seaside resort with sandy beach, on the “Côte Basque”. The Bidassoa is the border with Irún, Spain.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Honfleur
clear sky
12.4 ° C
13.5 °
11.9 °
91 %
5.7kmh
0 %
Sun
18 °
Mon
19 °
Tue
20 °
Wed
24 °
Thu
20 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

La Rochelle
light rain
16 ° C
16 °
15.7 °
98 %
7.2kmh
100 %
Sun
17 °
Mon
19 °
Tue
20 °
Wed
21 °
Thu
19 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – a coastal city in southwestern France and capital of the Charente-Maritime department. It’s been A 12th century fishing port with an old town of half-timbered medieval houses with passageways covered by 17th-century arches.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – Le Harve means harbour, it is the second largest port in France on the estuary of the river Seine.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Le Verdon
light rain
13.1 ° C
13.1 °
13.1 °
91 %
2.1kmh
85 %
Sun
21 °
Mon
26 °
Tue
27 °
Wed
29 °
Thu
21 °

  • IN BRIEF – Not an easy port, nearly 3 miles from the town with no bus or train. You are reliant on Tours or shuttle bus, there are few taxis.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Arrondissement de Lorient
overcast clouds
12.6 ° C
13.1 °
12.2 °
91 %
3.1kmh
100 %
Sun
18 °
Mon
20 °
Tue
21 °
Wed
24 °
Thu
20 °

  • IN BRIEF – There have been settlements here in this part of Brittany since 3000BC.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Arrondissement de Nantes
light intensity drizzle
15.9 ° C
16 °
14.3 °
94 %
4.1kmh
100 %
Sun
20 °
Mon
21 °
Tue
25 °
Wed
26 °
Thu
21 °

  • IN BRIEF – Saint-Nazaire is a city on the west coast of France. The Escal’Atlantic museum, a life-size reconstruction of an ocean liner, celebrates the city’s shipbuilding past. West you can find the Tumulus de Dissignac, an ancient burial mound with Neolithic rock carvings. It is home to the restored, medieval Château des Ducs de Bretagne, where the Dukes of Brittany once lived.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Rouen
overcast clouds
12.3 ° C
12.8 °
11.8 °
95 %
4kmh
100 %
Sun
18 °
Mon
20 °
Tue
22 °
Wed
23 °
Thu
21 °

 

  • IN BRIEF – Rouen is way up the Seine river, only accessible by small ships. It is a gateway to Paris. Larger ships have to berth at Le Harve
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, where King Louis XIV married Marie-Thérèse of Spain in 1660.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – Granite walls surround the old town, a historic stronghold for pirates approved by the king. The Saint-Malo Cathedral is in the centre of the old town,
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Antwerp
clear sky
12.5 ° C
13 °
12.1 °
92 %
7.6kmh
0 %
Sun
18 °
Mon
21 °
Tue
23 °
Wed
22 °
Thu
24 °

GREETER – the people who love to show you their city.

What is GREETER? Simply, it is an organisation of wonderful people who will greet you in their own town, city, or port.

Bruges
overcast clouds
11.9 ° C
13.3 °
10.6 °
85 %
5.7kmh
85 %
Sun
18 °
Mon
18 °
Tue
18 °
Wed
20 °
Thu
24 °

Bruges Churches

We have a separate playlist of churches and cathedrals that can be seen on cruises. This playlist

In Bruges, city guide, canal tour, amazing art, timescope, Chocolate and more Happiness

Jean revisits Bruges, the capital of West Flanders in northwest Belgium near the cruise port of Zeebrugge.

Tours available in Bruges

As always tours and their description show what the locals are proud of and wish to show.

Amsterdam
few clouds
12.7 ° C
13.3 °
12.1 °
83 %
4.6kmh
20 %
Sun
16 °
Mon
19 °
Tue
21 °
Wed
19 °
Thu
23 °

  • BRIEF: Popular port currently having a new lock being built to take the latest ships. See our film on the lock, see our guide showing how the ships go into the centre of Amsterdam.
  • CURRENCY: EURO
  • LANGUAGE/PHRASES: Flemish Dutch, but English spoken
  • VISA: Cruise card.
  • SHIPS GOING THERE INCLUDE: Aurora, Queen Elizabeth, Columbus.
  •  
Rotterdam
broken clouds
12.8 ° C
13.3 °
12.1 °
82 %
4.6kmh
75 %
Sun
17 °
Mon
19 °
Tue
21 °
Wed
20 °
Thu
23 °

GREETER – the people who love to show you their city.

What is GREETER? Simply, it is an organisation of wonderful people who will greet you in their own town, city, or port.

Rotterdam Guide.

Rotterdam is a major port city thanks to its deep rivers and canals. Your ship is

Bremen
clear sky
12.7 ° C
14.5 °
11.9 °
82 %
3.1kmh
0 %
Sun
17 °
Mon
20 °
Tue
21 °
Wed
17 °
Thu
22 °
Hamburg
clear sky
12 ° C
12.9 °
11.3 °
76 %
3.6kmh
0 %
Sun
18 °
Mon
21 °
Tue
21 °
Wed
17 °
Thu
19 °

Hamburg had the largest Jewish community in Germany before the second world war. There are many commemorative cobblestones (Stolpersteine).

Some buildings preserved from the concentration camp that was based at Neuengamme now serve as a memorial – in total contrast there is the Wunderland. The model railway HAS absolutely HAS to be booked in advance and do it early, our film shows how to get there. If you are on a tour with it included it will guarantee entry but your time there will be limited by the tour. It is a must, whether you like models or not !

The Reeperbahn is not near the centre, it may be bear where your ship docks. MAP HERE.

Hamburg cruise center HafenCity    Hamburg cruise center Altona    Kronprinzkai   Cabs and trains are easy, the main centre from the shuttle bus is an easy walk as we show you on the guide film.

Hamburg Christmas Market

Our film starts in Hamburg’s city centre with the market at the historic City Hall. The ariel wire flying sleigh

GREETER – the people who love to show you their city.

What is GREETER? Simply, it is an organisation of wonderful people who will greet you in their own town, city, or port.

Blue Party on Cruise Days in Blue Port Hamburg

The port of Hamburg shines in blue and together everyone waves at the cruise ships. There are over 9,000 lighting elements,

The Beatles Hamburg

Hamburg is on the banks of the Elbe River, from the UK it can be a short party cruise

Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg – a modern wonder of the world

We think just about everyone will enjoy Wunderland.

Hamburg, an unusual find – a coffee roasting coffee house

Finding things you might not be offered on a normal tour is something that exited us.

HAMBURG – Tours and research

Your Ship Will Probably offer a door to door service on many similar tours like these,

Hamburg – City Hall, Town Hall, Rathaus

What is in the 5 Euro tour? 

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