Want to escape lockdown Britain? SeaDream offers a transatlantic cruise from Portsmouth in October

Sunshine ready: SeaDream is heading to the Caribbean from Portsmouth (Picture: SeaDream)

With new lockdown measures coming into place in Britain to try to prevent a second wave of coronavirus, it’s tempting to dream of escaping to Caribbean beaches.

Now you can do just that – thanks to a 17-day SeaDream cruise that’s leaving Portsmouth on October 19.

The company, which has been safely operating in Norway since June, is moving SeaDream I to begin a series of 22 cruises from Barbados starting on November 7. It will be joined by sister ship SeaDream II if there is enough demand.

After leaving Portsmouth, the transatlantic cruise will call at Madeira for a day ashore before eight days at sea. The first Caribbean port will be Kingstown in the Grenadines, followed by the tiny island of Mayreau and disembarkation in Bridgetown, Barbados. Fares start at £2,768pp.

Travellers tempted to join the cruise should bear in mind:

  1. UK government advice is still not to take ocean cruises
  2. Britons can travel to both Madeira and Barbados without having to quarantine on return.
  3. However, restrictions apply to travellers entering Barbados, including providing a negative PCR test within 72 hours before arrival. See details here.

At least it’s a dream… and a joy to wave off the first international ocean cruise to leave Britain since lockdown.

See also:

The truth behind those ‘Covid cruises’ headlines

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