Cruising from the United Kingdom has become easier and easier in recent years as more cruise lines have positioned ships on that side of the Atlantic. Some of these cruise lines, such as P&O and Fred Olsen, pretty much serve the UK market exclusively, while others such as Celebrity, Royal Caribbean International, Cunard and Norwegian Cruises serve both the US and UK markets.
A variety of itineraries are available that can be sailed from the UK, without any need to fly across the pond to America. For example, Cunard anf P&O offer a wide variety of voyages on all of their ships that are round trip Southampton and will take passengers throughout Europe to visit countries up and down the Mediterranean and in all other accessible parts of the continent. For example, they travel to Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Gibraltar on one of their voyages that is billed as a “Taste of the Mediterranean” cruise.