Whether you are seeking rugged unspoilt beauty or Mediterranean sunshine, Portsmouth International Port is the perfect embarkation port for an array of no-fly cruises. We also have a reputation for Expedition and small ship cruising. Enjoy time in our light, airy and spacious terminal and the outdoor terrace from which you can see the activities of the Port.
You will benefit from an informality and personal touch that many of our passengers enjoy.
Experience the world differently: up close and in depth. The small ship size—just 930 guests—gives passengers access to small ports that larger ships cannot reach, and allows the time to get to know the destination and its culture intimately, at a more relaxed pace.
On board, you won’t find casinos, kids or umbrella drinks. Instead, you’ll get to know your destination with delicious meals inspired by authentic regional flavours, enriching Destination Performances, fascinating lectures and more.
Crystal has two luxury cruise ships, the Crystal Serenity and the Crystal Symphony, that sail in every major region of the world. They are elegantly appointed with teak decks, rich wood trim and polished brass, and offer an interesting array of onboard amenities and services that provide a level of luxury not found on larger vessels.
Crystal is well-known for extraordinary cuisine prepared by world-class chefs and wine choices from an extensive international wine list. Crystal consistently receives "World's Best" awards for exceptional service and an overall superb cruising experience.
Embark on a luxury cruise aboard one of the Ponant ships for an exclusive and different experience of sea travel. Combining exceptional itineraries and 5-star hotel services, our French-style cruises are designed to offer you excellence.
For over 25 years, our luxurious ships have been calling in mythical ports and little-known anchorages only accessible to smaller ships. As the leading provider of high end expedition cruises, we also offer sunny short breaks in the heart of the Mediterranean, cruises along the Celtic shores, and stunning trips to the faraway islands of the Pacific.
To discover the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise discover Ponant.,
Fred. Olsen’s experienced, friendly crews and smaller-sized ships can take you to spectacular destinations, visiting more than 200 ports of call worldwide.
You can sail from Portsmouth International Port and make your travel easy.
Silversea’s small luxury ships are designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable. All accommodations are spacious, ocean-view suites that include butler service, and most include private verandas.
Silversea voyages and cruise expeditions sail to over 800 destinations on all seven continents, more than any other cruise line. The Silversea expedition cruise ships are popular in Portsmouth and have called regularly.
Hapag Lloyd cruise ships combine expedition access with luxury and comfort. The cruise ships are in a class of thir own. Three of their ships have called at Portsmouth and always cause great interest.
Saga cruise ships have visited Portsmouth over the last few years and the most recent was the Saga Pearl. In 2016 the Saga Sapphire is scheduled as part of the Maritime Heritage cruise to France and the Channel Islands.
Passion cannot be measured in tonnes, and true enjoyment cannot be achieved at the push of a button. The Sea Cloud II has called at Portsmouth on a regular basis and is a majestic vessel that is sailed with pride and commitment.
Just the sight of a tall masted ship is enough to transport guests into a world where sincerity and honesty still count, traditions are prized and individual requirements take centre stage. In a time when everything claims to be bigger than ever before, Sea Cloud Cruises make a conscious decision to keep the cruises small and exclusive.
Every holiday is more than just a cruise - it is a truly personal experience.
Celestyal Cruises now operates the Louis Cruises schedule including the Louis Aura cruise ship. Traditionally cruising in the Greek islands, the itnieraries now include Europe and the UK.
Cruise & Maritime Voyages offer cruises of the British Isles and worldwide, but the less formal and more personal cruises visit Portsmouth International Port and offer fascinating cruises to locations inaccessible to larger cruise ships.
Whether you’re new to cruising, or have been an avid cruiser for a long time, small ship cruising is certainly adventurous.
NG Explorer is often to be found cruising Antarctica, Galapagos and the Arctic.
The cruise ship can venture where other larger ships cannot and one of the most romantic expeditions is to remarkable locations in England, Ireland and Scotland. A few places are iconic and oft-visited, while most others are remote, existing in a state of grace—rarely visited due to the sheer difficulty of doing so, and immensely rewarding to discover.
So whether you seek the tonic of nature and wildness as an antidote to civilization, or simply yearn for fresh sights and extraordinary vistas, join us for one of the most memorable travel experiences of your life.
NG Orion is scheduled to visit in 2016.
Phoenix Reisen is a German-based travel agency that also operates a fleet of cruise ships.
It currently has 4 ships, all of which use Portsmouth International Port on their typical itineraries of Northern Europe and the British Isles.
Noble Caledonia's passion is small ships and each year they create a captivating and diverse collection of worldwide journeys. The ships are of course big enough to sail the seven seas comfortably but small enough to drop anchor in places off the beaten track, avoiding the regular, crowded tourist stops whenever possible.
Small Ships – Big Experiences with Noble Caledonia. For those who enjoy seeing and learning about the wonders of nature, be it birds, mammals, marine life, geology or botany, our worldwide expedition cruises offer the perfect environment.
Wherever you go, the small ship Voyager takes you to the heart of your destination in comfort and stays in port longer so you can explore not only the iconic sites but also the off-the-beaten-track treasures. On board there’s a really relaxed atmosphere, with just 540 passengers joining you on your journey, alongside our friendly crew for whom nothing’s too much trouble. You’ll find great facilities on board too, including two restaurants serving fabulous food, four bars, a library, fitness centre, spa and much more.
Guests have been enchanted by Swan Hellenic’s unique, multi-award-winning cruise experience for more than 60 years. Boasting all the refinements of an intimate country house hotel, Minerva will take you in style and comfort as she leads the way to some of the world’s most fascinating destinations.