Activities and dining on the Olympia cruise ship | Newmarket Holidays

The cruises arranged by Newmarket Holidays are ideal for those who want a truly memorable break. The cruise manager creates a programme of activities for each day of the holiday, and there will usually be a number of optional excursions that you can go on, if you so choose. Most passengers like to spend at least a few hours relaxing in the lounge and bar area of the ship. Here, they can chat with their fellow passengers, curl up in a chair and read a good book, play a game of cards or simply sit back and bask in the beautiful scenery.

While the atmosphere in the lounge is very relaxed and informal during the day, at night this area becomes a more glamorous space, with the crew and a professional pianist providing some sophisticated, fun entertainment. After dinner, if you’re feeling energetic, you can even take to the dance floor with your travelling companion. Although the lounge is the perfect spot for some cosy card games or reading during the day, the top deck of the cruise ship is the best place for sun worshippers and sightseers. Equipped with outdoor chairs and sun loungers, it’s a lovely place to soak up the sun and get some fresh air.

Newmarket HolidaysFood lovers will adore these holidays; many say that the dining experience on this cruise is one of the highlights of their trip. The sumptuous food, attentive waiting staff and crisp white linen tablecloths make for a wonderful meal. The food itself is a combination of traditional British fare, international dishes and regional specialities, all of which are carefully prepared by professional chefs, and served in relaxed, comfortable surroundings. There is no dress code for the evening meals, but guests are welcome to dress up if they feel inclined to do so. Breakfasts and lunches are equally enjoyable, with the former made up of a generous buffet that includes hot dishes, as well as cereals, pastries, breads and jams, and the latter of light main dishes and a salad buffet.

While all of the dinners served on the Newmarket Holidays cruises are delicious, the Welcome Party and Farewell events include a particularly decadent four-course meal. You’ll have the chance to sample some of the local dishes, as well as a number of locally brewed wines, beers and brandies.