Disney Cruises is to offer mini cruises around the UK this summer.
It has announced today that it will offer two and three-night sailings and a limited number of four-night cruises from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton.
The cruises, on Disney Magic, are expected to go on sale next month. There will be no ports of call.
Unlike other cruise lines, Disney hasn’t mentioned the need for passengers to be fully vaccinated and this seems unlikely since the cruises are aimed at families. It seems you will have to be tested for Covid, however.
Disney is the latest cruise line to announce UK cruises this summer.
Cruises are banned at the moment, but they are expected to be allowed from 17 May – although this has yet to be confirmed.
Our teams are bringing tremendous ingenuity and fun to these new cruises, tailoring them with care to the times we are living in, yet filling them with everything you’d expect from Disney, from great service and entertainment to immersive dining experiences and magic for the whole family – Disney Cruise Line president Thomas Mazloum
What other UK cruises are there?
Several cruises have cancelled Mediterranean and Caribbean sailings to move ships to the UK this summer.
Among those offering domestic cruises are Fred. Olsen, MSC, P&O and Princess.
Cunard has just confirmed details of its planned UK cruises on board Queen Elizabeth, according to TravelMole.
It says Cunard will have 14 cruises, but only for passengers who have been vaccinated against Covid.
They will all operate to and from Southampton between July and October. Some of the cruises will sail around the coast of Cornwall and around the Scottish islands.
Four of the cruises will stop in Liverpool, Greenock, Invergordon, Belfast, Newcastle and Holyhead.
They cost from £599 for four nights, rising to £1,299 for a 10-night cruise. They go on sale on 31 March.
Four ‘Sun Voyages’ have no specific itinerary, ‘heading to where the sun shines brightest’, said Cunard.