The main cruise ports identified for Mayflower shore excursions in the UK include Plymouth, Dartmouth, Southampton, Harwich, Dover, Tilbury (London), Bristol and Hull (Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire). UK-based operator Saga Cruises has already scheduled a Mayflower-themed cruise.
Boutique cruise operator Azamara Club Cruises is likely to call at Dartmouth in 2020 as part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations.
“We’re hoping to welcome cruise company Azamara, which specifically requested to bring their guests to Dartmouth during the Mayflower 400 period on its luxury ship, Azamara Quest,” said Tricia Daniels, cruise advisor to Dart Harbour & Navigation Authority. “Azamara is an upmarket company with an international clientele it prides itself on immersive voyages, spending longer in ports than average, in order to understand more about each destination, so it is well placed to visit Dartmouth during Mayflower 400.”