About us

We’re on a mission to change the country’s perception of cruise holidays and to get more holidaymakers thinking about cruise. So if you think cruise is only for the older generations or the wealthy, it’s time to think again. At Cruise Nation we’re looking to break down those myths by showing the pleasure, fun and excitement a cruise holiday brings!

We take pride in the fact that more than 100,000 (yes, 100,000!) customers rely on Cruise Nation to deliver the best holiday recommendations and industry leading, value for money cruise holidays every single year.

The value for money part is important because we know everyone has a budget in mind, whether it’s big or small, and that’s why our unrivalled Smart Packages are so great.

Did You Know? Our team has over 400 years combined experience in the travel industry!

The packages, which can be booked online or through calling our UK-based call centre, represent true value and with the holidays we provide, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. By combining land and cruise itineraries we help you create a unique holiday experience, with a luxury cruise, flights from regional airports and hotel stays all included in the price. And on top of that, the packages are exclusive to Cruise Nation, so you won’t get the same package at the same price anywhere else. Everyone loves a bargain, and everyone loves getting something exclusive and unique – so what’s better than a Cruise Nation Smart Package tailored to your needs?

Our story began back in 2009, when Phil Evans and Steve Boardman joined forces to set up Cruise Nation. With a background in the travel business – including senior roles at well-established tour operators and travel agencies – Evans and Boardman were keen to build a company that makes cruise affordable and accessible to the masses.

The team has more than 400 years combined experience in the travel industry and in a short amount of time the company has gone from being a small start up business to an award winning tour operator with a large customer base throughout the United Kingdom. We've won countless awards for the work we do including Best UK Cruise Agent from Costa Cruises.

The business has gone from strength to strength and now offers holidays with all mainstream, premium and luxury cruise lines travelling across all four corners of the globe to destinations including the Europe, South America, Central America, Africa and the Far East. But our ambitions don’t stop there because we’re always looking to introduce industry-leading technology to help our customers and we recently unveiled a new booking platform allowing our Smart Packages to be booked online for the first time. The new system means its now simpler and quicker than ever before to make a booking online with Cruise Nation. Our high standards are part of what makes us such a trustworthy company, we’re always striving for the best because we want our customers to go away on holiday happy and come back from that trip even happier.

Did You Know? Our best selling short-haul destinations are Barcelona and Venice

We work closely with the most trusted cruise lines in the world and our holidays include cruises with Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Cunard, Fred Olsen Cruises, Holland America Line, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Thomson Cruises. Each is unique and offers something different and exciting.

We all have a want - and a need - to travel and almost everyone has a definitive list of places they’d like to visit, whether it’s a simple trip across the English Channel to Europe or an adventure to some far-flung destination half way around the globe. And that’s where we, your cruise experts, step in to help you create memories that last a lifetime.

But unlike other travel companies, who recommend a holiday that ticks the boxes and nothing extra, Cruise Nation goes above and beyond to ensure your trip is everything you want and more. Our cruise experts will work alongside you to create an ideal itinerary that is both within your budget and matches your interests and hobbies.

The myth that cruises is only for the older generations is not only frustrating but it’s also no longer relevant because there’s so many options available to you and we’ll always help match you to the right cruise line for you. We have it covered whether you want to go partying with Carnival Cruise Lines or MSC Cruises, get your dose of adrenaline-packed family time with Royal Caribbean International or embark on a cruise alongside the more discerning customer with Silversea Cruises or Regent Seven Seas Cruises. With more than 30 cruise lines out there it's easy to find something that excites you and our aim is to help you get the most out of your cruise holiday wherever you’re travelling in the world. Whether you’re looking for a holiday suitable for the under 30s, a multi-generational family or for the older traveller – we’ll help you tick all the boxes.

With an extensive knowledge in the industry, our travel experts will be able to help you find the fun-filled cruise your looking for, the luxury holiday you’re seeking; or the relaxing sailing suitable for a couples’ getaway. Give us a challenge and we’ll always rise to the occasion because it’s what we do, day in and day out.

When it comes to truly exploring destinations, a cruise holiday is unrivalled. The range of itineraries is one of the biggest attractions to cruises. What better way to explore Norway, home to some of the most stunning fjords in the world, than by sea? What better way to arrive in Venice, a city with 150 canals running through its heart, than by sea? And of course there’s no better way to go Greek Islands hopping than on a cruise ship. Okay, we know you get the idea, but the Panama Canal, Alaska, the Baltics and the Caribbean are all best explored on a cruise.

Unlike land-based holidays, a cruise gives you the opportunity to wake up in a different city, county, and even a different continent, every morning without any need for you to pack up your suitcases and check out of your room. Whether it’s your first cruise or your 20th cruise, we’re here to help provide you with a trip to remember! We’ll provide you with the world, now it’s your chance to get travelling. Don’t just admire the idea of cruising; experience it!

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