Cruise Dialysis

France, Spain, England & Portugal onboard Norwegian Sky, sailing from Lisbon, Portugal, 23 July 2025, 11 nights from £2011 per person

Welcome Onboard Norwegian Sky

From the moment you step aboard, you’ll see that Norwegian Sky, refurbished from bow to stern in 2022, offers something for everyone. Your options are nearly limitless with over 10 dining options, a wide variety of bars and lounges, an onboard spa, and a cruise casino that has all of your favourite games and slots.  And, if you decide to bring the kids, they’ll be entertained all day, whilst you lounge by the pool, play in the casino, or enjoy dinner at one of many restaurants.

Experience Freestyle Cruising

No timetables. No stipulations. Just award-winning entertainment and diverse dining options from the only cruise line built for versatile holidaying.

Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no timetable to follow but your own. That is what Norwegian’s Freestyle Cruising provides. Indulge your taste buds at one of the wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination? Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.

NCL’s Free at Sea

Enjoy the most inclusive cruise holiday with NCL’s Free at Sea. Choose from offers like Beverage Package, Wifi, Shore Excursion Credit, Photo Package or Speciality Dining to customise your holiday all included in the fare!

Holiday Your Way

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, complimentary dining options include two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, the Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Only Norwegian offers the freedom and flexibility of Freestyle Dining, which means no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating. So follow your mood, not a timetable.

When it comes to the award-winning entertainment on board, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears.  From hit Broadway musicals to buzzworthy original theatre productions, game shows, live entertainment throughout the ship and parties by the pool, discover the best entertainment at sea with Norwegian.

France, Spain, England & Portugal

Cruise Highlights

Cruise from Lisbon to Copenhagen on an incredible Europe holiday with Norwegian. Soak in panoramic coastal views of A Coruña from the Tower of Hercules – the world’s oldest working lighthouse – or simply unwind during an afternoon of relaxation on the expansive beach that hugs the bay. The region of Bordeaux is famous for its wines, making Le Vernon an ideal port to enjoy a wine tasting tour. Then discover the charm, history and culture of Amsterdam on a walking tour that takes you to popular landmarks like the floating Flower Market and Dam Square.


Ports of Call

Depart Lisbon, Portugal – Oporto, Portugal – La Coruna, Spain – Bilbao, Spain – Le Verdon for Bordeaux, France – Le Havre for Paris, France – Tilbury for London, UK – Zebrugge for Bruges, Belgium – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Copenhagen, Denmark

Stay Onboard A Little Longer

Many cruise ships go straight from one cruise to another so a great way to take a diverse cruise, of a longer duration, is to take two or more cruises back to back.

A back to back cruise is basically taking two cruises on the same ship in a row, with no break in between.  The ship is the same but the route and destinations are different.

Enjoy this cruise back to back with the France, Spain & England Cruise.  Click here for further information.

Cost of Dialysis, including Service Charge 

Total £4374  for this 11 night cruise

Click here for more information about the cost of the dialysis and service charge.

Cruise Fares, Cabins & Suites

FARES INCLUDE NCL’S FREE AT SEA – Choose from the perks listed next to the cabin fares below.

All Fares include: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, late night snacks, accommodation, onboard activities and day and evening entertainment.

Your Accommodation : All cabins & suites are air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathroom with shower (or bath if stated), flat-screen television, hairdryer, mini-bar, power points and a personal safe.

Double Occupancy Fares, per person

Interior Cabin (ID)


Fare From £2011 ($2515)



Interior Cabin (ID)

Average Cabin Size 11 – 13 sq m

Book an interior cabin and choose two of the following perks:

Beverage Package, Dining Package, WIFI 150minutes each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)

Set sail in comfort and style. You’ll find everything you need here inside. Stylish and modern appointments include a TV, sitting area and more.

These cabins are the most affordable way to cruise. They include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and some feature a single sofa bed to accommodate one more.

Ocean View with Large Porthole (OF or OD)

Fare From £2094 ($2617)


Ocean View with Large Porthole (OF or OD)

Average Cabin Size 13 sq m

Book a cabin with window and receive the following perks:-

Beverage Package, Dining Package, WIFI 150minutes each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)
WIFI 150min each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin), 10 Photo Package (per cabin), $100 On-Board Credit (per cabin)
$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)

Discover the beauty of style and comfort. Cozy and modern staterooms feature excellent appointments. Accented by stylish touches and clear views of the ocean.

These cabins have room for up to three guests, with two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a single sofa bed. There’s also a comfy sitting area and a large porthole to check out the amazing views and latest ports.

Cabin with Balcony (BA)

Fare From £3074 ($3842)


Cabin with Balcony (BA)

Average Cabin Size 18 sq m  Balcony approx 4 sq m

Book a cabin with balcony and receive the following perks:-

Beverage Package, Dining Package, WIFI 150minutes each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)

WIFI 150min each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin), 10 Photo Package (per cabin), $100 On-Board Credit (per cabin)

$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)

See the world in a whole new way from your own private balcony. Well-appointed and stylish accommodations offer plenty of room to unwind inside.

These staterooms have two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed or two stationary beds, and some with additional bedding to accommodate one more. Along with a sitting area, and a private balcony with great views.
Note: BA cabins feature a conventional glass balcony door and round picture window.

Penthouse with Balcony (SH)

Fare From £7277 ($9097)


Penthouse with Balcony (SH)

Average Size Approx 37 sq m  Balcony approx 8 sq m

Book a Penthouse with balcony and receive the following perks:-

Beverage Package, Dining Package, WIFI 150minutes each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin)
$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)
WIFI 150min each for guests 1 & 2, $50 per Port Shore Excursion Credit (per cabin), 10 Photo Package (per cabin), $100 On-Board Credit (per cabin)
$100 On-Board Credit (per cabin) OR 10 Photo Package (per cabin)

Indulge in luxury at sea.  Enjoy the finest amenities including sweeping private balconies.

With lots of space, you will have an amazing getaway in this fantastic Penthouse that accommodates three guests. Features a queen-size bed that converts into two lower beds, luxury bath with shower, plus a dining area and private balcony to enjoy the amazing views. Includes butler and concierge service.

Single Occupancy Fares

Please inquire for fares.

Shore Excursions

To enhance your cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line has designed a range of optional Shore Excursions to help you make the most of your time ashore. Visiting new destinations around the world is always an exciting prospect so at each port, you can book a variety of experiences to appeal to all tastes and budgets.  Alternatively you may wish to explore ashore independently.

Why Book Your Shore Excursions with Norwegian?

Dedicated Team – Dedicated pre-cruise & onboard specialists to help you with your tours.

Convenience – One-stop shopping for all ports on your itinerary.

Flexibility – Modify or cancel excursions without penalty up to 48 hours prior to arrival into port.

Peace of Mind – All tours are run by insured operators.


To request further information on this cruise please complete the form below or call 0844 995 1214.

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  • “I want to say thankyou to you and John for making my first cruise so memorable and being so warm and supportive.”

    Mr G Hinkins
  • We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our first Dialysis Cruise. It was so lovely to meet you and we really appreciated everything you arranged for us to make the experience run smoothly from the early days of booking the cruise to the dialysis on board. Peter and I were always confident that he was in safe hands and having excellent care throughout the cruise really made the holiday.  A special “big thank you” to you and the Charge Nurse. We are so looking forward to our next cruise with you in December.

    Mrs A Terrey
  • It was really great meeting yourself and the Dialysis Team and THANK YOU
    all for making my dream of a holiday to Norway a Reality, especially with the
    reassurance of very competent dialysis while on holiday.  I look forward to my future trips with Cruise Dialysis.

    Michael Williams
  • Cruise with Confidence.  Cruise Dialysis was discovered on the internet. My first impression of Lisa Parnell encouraged me to sign up for a cruise. Naturally there were concerns with trusting one’s health with an unknown dialysis team. They were quickly overcome when meeting the Head Nurse, a dedicated nephrologist and team of nurses. They were all accomplished professionals and friendly as well.  Two examples of why they are so good: their concerns about individual patients and willingness to be flexible in scheduling. Most importantly sessions were worked around ports so that cruisers had maximum access to shore activities. Additionally, they made efforts to know their patients, their preferences, and alter treatment times with passenger preferences in mind.  There will be more cruises in my future with Ambassador Cruise Lines and their dialysis team. My family is confident that my health needs will be in good hands.

    Steve Martin
  • This is my review of the German Market cruise last week (December), I really enjoyed it, met a lot of friendly people, food was good most of the time, nice warm Cabin, good entertainment, safe parking while away and the dialysis was first class, very caring staff and a special mention to the Charge Nurse and Lisa, pleasure to meet them, they made it all go smoothly, I would do it again probably in warmer weather, but for a first cruise, loved it and would recommend to others.

    Paul Salmons
  • Just to say once again, thank you for the excellent organisation of our recent cruise. It went like a dream.  My mum is 79 years old and has wanted to go on a cruise for many years. When she became ill and needed kidney dialysis (haemodialysis) we thought she would never fulfill her dream. I then discovered Cruise Dialysis, where kidney patients have their usual dialysis, on board ship, whilst on their holiday cruise. We looked at cruises offering dialysis at sea, and when we found the right one we wanted we booked it. Lisa at Cruise Dialysis was so helpful every step of the way, liaising with mum’s dialysis unit at home and helping us through the process.
    The cruise on Ambience, one of Ambassador’s two ships, was fantastic. The ship is beautiful, the staff so lovely, and the dialysis team were absolutely wonderful. Mum was very much looked after throughout the whole 15 night cruise. She even danced several times, something she hasn’t felt well enough to do in years.
    A huge thank you to all. Now she wants to go again!
    Deborah Shellcock
  • I’d like to thank you for the wonderful service you provide for dialysis patients. The administration before the cruise was efficient and the care on ship superlative. I was very impressed with the clinical team and felt really confident with their level of expertise and experience. The dialysis sessions ran smoothly and contributed to a relaxing and reinvigorating holiday. We look forward to joining you for another cruise in the near future.

    Andrew Westlake
  • I just wanted to say how great the cruise was. The facilities on board were above and beyond what Mark and I were expecting. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew members.

    As for the dialysis, we’ll what can I say? Lisa; the Charge Nurse and his team were amazing! The care they gave to all the patients was fantastic – they all made us feel special and really looked after us.

    I have to admit I was pretty nervous about dialysing on a boat with strange people but about 10 minutes after meeting the team it was as if we’d been friends forever!

    The welcome speech given by Lisa and the Charge Nurse really put everyone at ease and it was a great opportunity to ask any questions.

    I would say to anyone who feels like they can’t go on holiday because of being on dialysis to just get in touch with Cruise Dialysis and see the world open up again.

    We are already planning next year’s holiday – a river cruise along the Danube. I think we’re hooked now!! 

    We’ll see you again soon.

    Kim Fountain
  • Apologies for a very overdue message – an extremely busy spell for me with a new job starting and moving house – but we both wanted to say a huge thank you for making our time on board absolutely fantastic. We really appreciate the hard work and care put into making our trip so special, and many thanks too to all the team (not just for adopting me!). We hope to come back sometime in the future.

    Antonia Coleman-Harvey
  • Just a belated note to say thank you and your staff for making the cruise so enjoyable.  The treatment and attention were first class, and I would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of Cruising.

    As a Widower, Dialysis patient, and first time Cruiser I was very apprehensive about booking a cruise.

    From the outset Lisa was extremely helpful and made the whole process easy, alleviating many of my concerns.  The paperwork was very easy to follow and my dialysis unit very helpful in ensuring all tests etc were completed.

    Once on board we met the Charge Nurse and his team.  The Charge Nurse’s enthusiasm for dialysis was remarkable explaining every detail with great clarity.  The treatment was as good as any private hospital.

    Being single status was not an issue as I met several friendly people including the nursing staff (on their day off) for dining and in the bar.

    Any Dialysis patient out there considering a cruise – take the plunge- I can thoroughly recommend it.

    Graham Curtis
  • Thank you and your team for everything on our cruise. We enjoyed it and the dialysis was first class. And the social side with you all was a pleasure.

    Mr J Evans
  • I would just like to place on record my appreciation for the wonderful service and attention I received on my dialysis cruise round the Greek Islands.  I hope to book with you soon for another trip soon.

    Mr J Redfern
  • Just a quick note to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of the team, including the Doctor, for the wonderful cruise we just enjoyed. As usual everything went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    Mr K Best
  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim
  • Just a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward
  • Just wanted to say many thanks for the Cruise. We had a fantastic time.

    Mr P McGouran
  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau
  • Cruise was wonderful. We loved the Europa2  and Dr. Westerman was a delight to have do our dialysis sessions.

    Mrs S Pearl
  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt
  • I just wanted to send you an email and say THANK YOU so much for all your help with organising the cruise for my mum and me!  Anoop had a really good time on the cruise.  It was definitely an experience, we managed to go on the organised day trips and see new places.  Many thanks once again, I really appreciate all the help you gave me.

    Mrs A Chandhock
  • My father asked me to contact you upon his return from his recent cruise which we booked with you.  He wanted me to pass on what a great trip he had and a fantastic break.  On a personal note I would also like to thank you for your service throughout the booking and my endless enquiries.

    S Lupton
  • Trip was great and dialysis team work excellently together. Nephrologist and Charge Nurse were top notch.  Again thanks you did a great job.

    Mr R Gray
  • We arrived home safe, well and happy. You might like to know we were delighted with the whole Cruise Dialysis adventure. Apart from the impressively competent and conscientious attention of the dialysis team we both very much enjoyed their company and hope to be able to have future involvement. Rae’s health stood up very well, and she came home better than for years.

    The AmaWaterways river cruise itself was also a great pleasure, at just the right level of comfort, interest and variety without opulence. Just about everything was well suited to our needs and desires – as experienced travellers and critical customers. You would be welcome to let others who might be interested contact us in case they have any questions about customers’ experience with your system.

    R Kennedy & R Bogner
  • Just returned from a fantastic cruise. Everything was excellent and dialysis was 1st class . Have no hesitation in recommending you to others. Thanks for all your help. Hope to book again as soon as unit allows. Thanks again.

    Mrs E Adrain
  • Recently my husband and I were fortunate to holiday with AmaWaterways. It was ‘The Enchanting Rhine’ cruise travelling from Basel in Switzerland to Amsterdam.  The whole holiday from start to finish was fantastic. The staff on-board couldn’t do enough to ensure we were well looked after.  The food was lovely and plentiful. The excursions were very well organised and catered for everyone. My husband had dialysis on-board which was also very well organised and arranged so no excursions were missed. The medical team were lovely and looked after my husband well.  I would thoroughly recommend this cruise and hope future travellers enjoy it as much as we did.

    Mr & Mrs K Setchfield