Fred Olsen’s Balmoral will sail from Portsmouth next year as part of eight new itineraries for the ship that begin on the south coast.
Four of the eight sailings will begin from Portsmouth, with the remainder leaving from Southampton.
Ian Diaper, Portsmouth International Port’s head of operations, said: "Like guests, we can’t wait to see cruises start again, so we’re delighted to welcome Fred Olsen’s prestigious Balmoral for turnaround cruises from the city next October.
“This marks a new cruise era for Portsmouth and we’re looking forward to working with Fred Olsen on this exciting journey.”
The 13-night Arctic Norway & Northern Lights cruise departs Portsmouth on 4 November 2021, with prices from £1,599pp. Bookings before 31 October 2020 qualify for a free drinks package.
The voyage offers the chance to witness the Aurora Borealis, with calls in Norway including Molde, Narvik, Alta and Tromso.
Fred Olsen will also offer a six-night German Christmas markets cruise on 30 November next year, from £699pp.
From Southampton, itineraries include a Canary Islands and Madeira trip in February 2021, from £1,599pp for 14 nights.