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Get away from it all with our top 4 luxury cruises on a budget

Published: 03 January 2018

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about booking our summer holiday. A cruise is a fantastic way to get away from it all and see many different cities without having to pack and unpack multiple times. Plus, it can be a sociable holiday and a great way to meet like-minded people.

Many cruises start from as little as £199.00 per person with companies such as P&O or Thomas Cook.

A cruise can provide you with a variety of destinations to visit whilst offering you lots of on-board entertainment and a variety of activities such as a gym, pool, sports deck and dance classes. In addition, a variety of food is available in the luxury restaurants and is often included in the price, so you don’t have to worry about finding a decent restaurant to eat in as it’s all in one place. So, you don’t have to go far to relax and enjoy.

Once on board the ship, there are likely to be other sole travellers to talk to, so you won’t be lonely as there will be many people to socialise with either at the bar or the pool.

Here are our top 5 cruises for under £200 per person:

Who? P&O Cruises
Where? Southampton to Guernsey
Enjoy a 2-night stay on board the impressive Ventura ship with a day exploring the beautiful cobbled streets of St Peter Port in Guernsey.

Who? P&O Cruises
Where? Southampton to Belgium
What? Enjoy a 2-night stay on board the great Britannia ship with a day exploring the medieval streets of Bruges in Belgium sampling the delightful Belgium beers and chocolates along the way.

Who? P&O Cruises
Where? Southampton to France
What? Enjoy a 3-night stay on board the wonderful Ventura ship with two scheduled stops. The first at Cherbourg, France and the second stop is at La Havre, France where you can where you can experience the wonderful seafood and variety of cheeses on offer.

Who? P&O Cruises
Where? Southampton to The Netherlands
What? Enjoy a 4-night stay on board the wonderful Azura ship providing you with plenty of time to go and explore the wonderful city of Amsterdam.


One of the good things about living in a retirement development is that when you decide to go away on holiday, you can leave your apartment safe in the knowledge that your home is locked up and it’s safe and secure. This allows you to go away on holiday at a moment’s notice. Learn more about what retirement developments offer be it retirement living or retirement living plus (formerly assisted living).    



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