British Channel Cruises to Western Europe

These cruises are normally short break, short cruises and taster cruises. They are also often good last minute deals. Sailing mainly from Southampton, they can go to Bruges, to Guernsey or to Hamburg. Take a look at the options.

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Short Breaks – Long Memories

 

  • IN BRIEF – Terminal croisière, 50100 Cherbourg-En-Corentin – a 15 minute walk into the city, shuttle buses are normally provided. Nearby visit Arromaches, Normandy Beaches, Mont Saint Michel.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – Largest cruise ships visiting Bordeaux dock at Le Verdon-sur-Mer (at about 30 min drive distance)
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – Historical Boulogne-sur-Mer is at the heart of the Côte d’Opale, a key fishing ports
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – Shuttle into town, maritime museum and shops. Oceanopolis Sea World is 1.5 Km away.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – A busy ferry port from Dover, a fishing port, and many visit the WWII sights.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – A popular seaside resort with sandy beach, on the “Côte Basque”. The Bidassoa is the border with Irún, Spain.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – a coastal city in southwestern France and capital of the Charente-Maritime department. It’s been A 12th century fishing port with an old town of half-timbered medieval houses with passageways covered by 17th-century arches.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – Le Harve means harbour, it is the second largest port in France on the estuary of the river Seine.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – Not an easy port, nearly 3 miles from the town with no bus or train. You are reliant on Tours or shuttle bus, there are few taxis.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – There have been settlements here in this part of Brittany since 3000BC.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – Saint-Nazaire is a city on the west coast of France. The Escal’Atlantic museum, a life-size reconstruction of an ocean liner, celebrates the city’s shipbuilding past. West you can find the Tumulus de Dissignac, an ancient burial mound with Neolithic rock carvings. It is home to the restored, medieval Château des Ducs de Bretagne, where the Dukes of Brittany once lived.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

 

  • IN BRIEF – Rouen is way up the Seine river, only accessible by small ships. It is a gateway to Paris. Larger ships have to berth at Le Harve
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, where King Louis XIV married Marie-Thérèse of Spain in 1660.
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

  • IN BRIEF – Granite walls surround the old town, a historic stronghold for pirates approved by the king. The Saint-Malo Cathedral is in the centre of the old town,
  • CURRENCY – Euro
  • PHRASES
  1. Bonjour – Hello
  2. S’il vous plaît / s’il te plaît – “Please”
  3. Comment vous appelez-vous? How are you?
  4. Oui – Yes
  5. Non – No
  6. Comment allez-vous? How are you?
  7. Excusez-moi – Excuse me
  8. Pardon – Sorry
  • VISA – No visa required for UK passport holders

 

Hamburg had the largest Jewish community in Germany before the second world war. There are many commemorative cobblestones (Stolpersteine).

Some buildings preserved from the concentration camp that was based at Neuengamme now serve as a memorial – in total contrast there is the Wunderland. The model railway HAS absolutely HAS to be booked in advance and do it early, our film shows how to get there. If you are on a tour with it included it will guarantee entry but your time there will be limited by the tour. It is a must, whether you like models or not !

The Reeperbahn is not near the centre, it may be bear where your ship docks. MAP HERE.

Hamburg cruise center HafenCity    Hamburg cruise center Altona    Kronprinzkai   Cabs and trains are easy, the main centre from the shuttle bus is an easy walk as we show you on the guide film.

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