Cruises - without the kids

Once the preserve of the older generation, these days cruising appeals to every age group. But what if you want to enjoy a cruise at peak periods without the company of young families?

Whether you are a teacher seeking time away from children but are tied taking to breaks in school holidays, or empty-nesters who like to travel in peace in high season, by choosing carefully you can enjoy a child-free experience in 2013.

If the sunny Mediterranean is more your thing, Arcadia sets sail on August 4 for 17 nights.

Alternatively, take a 12-night cruise of Iceland and Ireland aboard Oriana - it departs on July 24. All cruises start and end in Southampton. For more details, visit

A 12-night Vineyards Of Europe cruise departs Southampton on August 16 and calls at Bordeaux and St Jean de Luz in France, Lisbon and Seville..

An eight-night trip departs Fort Lauderdale in Florida on February 9 and transits the Panama Canal. Visit for further information. - Daily Mail