British Isles Cruises
Rugged shores, remote coastal pathways and postcard-perfect harbours - explore a little closer to home with our collection of luxury British Isles cruises.
Cruises that take in the very best of the British Isles represent a great opportunity to explore some of the regions most stunningly beautiful locations. From the rugged coast lines of Scotland to the picturesque seaside ports in Ireland, the UK is understandably an extremely popular choice of destination - and not just with those who come from further afield.
There are several cruise lines that offer UK and British Isles cruises, including P&O Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard, Silversea and Princess Cruises. They each offer an interesting and authentic experience and departures are available from ports across the country, making it extremely easy to find an embarkation port that's not to far from home.
Ports of call featured on luxury cruises around the British Isles can often include: St Peter Port, Cobh, Dublin, Belfast, Glasgow, Orkney Islands, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Southampton, Liverpool, Newcastle, Guernsey, Jersey and Holy Island.
With such an impressive selection of ports - not to mention a great variation in things to see and do - a cruise really is one of the best ways of seeing what the UK has to offer, with everything from big city shopping to bird-watching available for you to enjoy.
Calls to Southampton often offer the chance to visit London. Ride the London Underground to some of the most famous sights in the world, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus. The UK's captial has everything to offer and is a great place to pick up souvenir's for your loved ones back home.
Others may opt to enjoy what Southampton has to offer by taking a stroll through the city or exploring the various museums and other points of interest, such as the City Art Gallery, the Bargate Centre, SeaCity Museum and the Medieval Merchant's House.
Cobh is the cruise port serving Ireland's second biggest city, Cork. Boasting colourful seafront houses it is certainly a destination with plenty of character. A real seaside town, visiting Cobh is an opportunity to do nothing more than enjoy the beauty and peace away from the main city. However, those who wish explore Cork can do so with relative ease as it's located only a few miles from the port.
Liverpool is a modern, bustling, city packed with attractions for you to enjoy. Within minutes of the cruise terminal you can find The Beatles Story, Anfield, Tate Liverpool, World Museum Liverpool and Aintree Racecourse just to name a small few. We recommend you hop aboard the Mersey ferry for stunning harbour views and the chance to spend an hour or two in the Wirral.
It's fair to say that Edinburgh is one of the most interesting places in the UK, mainly due to its rich history. The city centre is alive with tales of the past and you certainly don't need to venture far to enjoy the best of what is on offer.
In the heart of the city you will find the truly impressive Edinburgh Castle with the famous Edinburgh Zoo located nearby and easily accessible via a 15 minute bus ride. Those who wish to explore further afield may want to take advantage of an excursion to the HMY Britannia.
Book your British Isles cruise with The Cruise Line
For further information regarding our luxury British Isles cruises please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. From your initial booking through to choosing your shore excursions, we will be more than happy to offer our impartial advice and can also assist with port parking and hotel stays.