The concept of cruising for leisure was born in Great Britain, in the Shetland Islands in 1835, however cruising the British Isles is relatively new. The idea of not flying, no long periods at sea and no borders to cross is appealing to many and the ports of call are becoming well equipped for receiving hundreds of visitors on a day’s excursion ashore.
Most itineraries on these UK cruises will include a call at St Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey, where tax free shopping is available and where, whilst docked, the ship will hold duty free status.
Wildlife such as otters, seals, dolphins and even whales can be seen whilst traversing the Scottish islands. In addition, some of Great Britain’s most culturally rich attractions can be enjoyed in Dublin, Edinburgh and Cobh (Cork). Occasionally, a French port of call may also be offered, usually Honfleur or Cherbourg.
If you enjoy the convenience of a United Kingdom cruise, then you should also check out our range of cruises from the UK.
31st Mar 2018 | 6 nights
On board Braemar
Ports of call: Southampton - Cobh - Dublin - Belfast - Southampton
3rd Apr 2018 | 9 nights
On board Astoria
Ports of call: Tilbury, England - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - Thorshaven - Klaksvik - Lerwick - Invergordon - Rosyth, Edinburgh - Tilbury, England
Ports of call: Bristol - Belfast - Stornoway (Stornoway) - UK - Tobermory - Dublin - Cobh - Bristol
Ports of call: Bristol - Tobermory - Ullapool - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - Rosyth, Edinburgh - Honfleur - St. Helier - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly - Bristol
11th Jun 2018 | 12 nights
On board Oriana
Ports of call: Southampton - Greenock (Glasgow) - Portree, Isle of Skye - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - Invergordon - Belfast - Dublin - Ringaskiddy - St. Peter Port - Southampton
Ports of call: Dover - Lerwick - Seydhisfjordur - Akureyri - Grundafjordur - Reykjavik - Oban, UK - Belfast - Dublin - Cork, Ireland - Dover
26th Aug 2018 | 9 nights
On board Magellan
Ports of call: Dublin - Bristol - Portree, Isle of Skye - Kirkwall, Orkney Islands - Honfleur - St Peter Port - St Mary’s, Scilly Isles - Dublin
Ports of call: Le Havre - Dover - Guernsey, UK - Cork, Ireland - Dublin - Belfast - Greenock (Glasgow) - Orkney Islands - Inverness - Rosyth, Edinburgh - Le Havre
24th Aug 2018 | 2 nights
On board Ventura
Ports of call: Southampton - St. Peter Port - Southampton
Ports of call: Southampton - Zeebrugge - Le Havre - Southampton
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