We take a look at some exciting cruises that groups should look to for inspiration this year and next.

We know groups love a cruise, and with so many cruise lines, ships and voyages available, you’ll find plenty that tailor to your interests.

Carnival Legend will operate Carnival Cruise Line’s most diverse European season to date with nine to 16-day voyages visiting 34 ports in 14 countries including destinations in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Greenland and Iceland in summer and autumn of 2020.

Highlights include: a 16-day Northern trans-Atlantic crossing from New York to London from 3rd-19th June; a nine-day Norwegian Fjords cruise round-trip from London between 19th – 28th June; and a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Tampa from October 30th – 15th November.

Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines also offers plenty for group travellers and in 2020 you can expect sailings to Dubai, Norway, the Caribbean, and New York. The Ancient Sites of Oman, Jordan & Israel onboard Boudicca will set sail on 20th February 2020.

Highlights of the cruise include visiting inspirational sights as you sail through Arabia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean. You will explore the Musandam Fjords, see Muscat’s palaces and mosques, and see the Lost City of Ubar in Oman.

The 2020 summer programme for Cruise & Maritime Voyages has recently been revealed and is said to be the largest ever collection, with more choices and itineraries. From voyages to Baltic cities, Russia and the British Isles, groups will find the ideal destination to enjoy their summer days.

The Hidden Baltic Treasures & Kiel Canal itineraries will depart on 25th March 2020 onboard Astoria, visiting Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lithuania and Poland. During this cruise, group will discover the hidden gems of the Baltic Sea as well as transit down the Kiel Canal. Places you might visit include Bornholm Island, Visby, and Gdansk.

If it’s river cruises your group enjoy, then CroisiEurope is a great option, with an abundance of itineraries to choose from, whether it be the Rhone, Rhine, Seine or Douro. One itinerary that stands out is the eight-day cruise to see the Oberammergau Passion Play in 2020.

The itinerary begins with a six-day Danube cruise from Budapest to Passau, visiting Bratislava, Vienna and Melk. Guests will then transfer to Oberammergau for a two-night stay where they’ll get to experience the world-renowned production.

Royal Caribbean’s 2020 cruises are also on sale now, including voyages to European countries, the USA and Canada, and Bermuda among others.

Cruises from the UK include a 12-night Mediterranean Tour departing on 31st August 2020. This cruise will visit locations including Malaga, Nice, Barcelona, Gibraltar and Vigo, onboard Independence of the Seas.