British Isles Cruises

British Isles

Embark on an enchanting journey through the British Isles, an archipelago teeming with vibrant cultures, breathtaking landscapes, and rich historical heritage. These isles offer a seamless blend of modern urban marvels and untouched rural beauty, with every turn revealing a new facet of their allure. Experience the serenity of rolling hills, the charm of quaint villages, the grandeur of ancient castles, and the invigorating seascapes as you cruise the waters around this captivating region. Each day in the British Isles promises an unforgettable adventure, full of new discoveries and wonder.

As you journey through the British Isles, the shores unfold with remarkable highlights such as the ancient Stonehenge, the iconic Edinburgh Castle, and the rugged Cliffs of Moher. Ports of call like Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin, and Edinburgh are gateways to explore historic sites, timeless architecture, and vibrant local life. From the comfort of your cruise ship, soak in the breathtaking natural environment, from the verdant landscapes of the Scottish Highlands to the stark beauty of the Welsh coastline. Don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at the stunning castles and fortresses that dot the landscapes, each a testament to the region's rich past.

British Isles

The British Isles are a tapestry of cultures and history, each with its unique charm. Delve into the rich Celtic traditions of Ireland and Scotland, discover the influence of Viking and Roman invasions on the region's culture, and learn about the profound impact of the Industrial Revolution on these isles. Each port of call offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture, whether it's enjoying a traditional music session in an Irish pub or exploring the works of the literary giants who found inspiration in these lands.

Outdoor enthusiasts will find a plethora of adventure and exploration opportunities in the British Isles. Take an invigorating hike through the Lake District, explore the Scottish Highlands on a guided tour, or kayak along the serene Irish coastline. Off-board activities might include biking through quaint countryside trails, exploring the picturesque Isle of Skye, or even indulging in a round of golf at one of the many world-class golf courses the region boasts.

Wildlife and beautiful scenery of the British Isles

The British Isles are a photographer's dream, offering a diversity of stunning landscapes, historic landmarks, and unique cultural elements. Frame the surreal beauty of Giant's Causeway, the stunning skyline of London, or the vibrant street life of Dublin. Capture moments of serenity as the sun sets over the Scottish Highlands, or the dramatic play of light and shadow in the mysterious corridors of ancient castles. Every moment in the British Isles is a chance to create a photographic memory.

The British Isles' natural landscape is a mesmerizing blend of lush hills, rugged coastlines, tranquil lochs, and sprawling countryside. Capture images of the breathtaking beauty of the Scottish Highlands, the tranquil English gardens, or the dramatic Welsh valleys. From the wild beauty of the Hebrides to the serene landscapes of the Cotswolds, every part of the British Isles offers its unique blend of natural allure.

The British Isles boast an abundant variety of wildlife and marine life. Spot red deer in the Scottish Highlands, watch puffins nesting along the Irish cliffs, or catch a glimpse of the elusive red squirrel in the forests of England. Marine life includes various species of dolphins, seals, and whales that often grace the waters around these islands. Every voyage around the British Isles promises memorable encounters with the local fauna.

British Isles Cruise Lines

Each British Isles cruise features a one-of-a-kind combination of thrilling activities and luxurious amenities, all of which are designed to make the most of every moment. Learn more about the selection of British Isles cruises in 2023-2024 from major cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Disney Cruises, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Oceania Cruises, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, and Viking Cruises, as well as other ocean cruise lines.

Departure ports for British Isles cruises

Cruises to the British Isles typically depart from one of the cities in Northern Europe, such as Amsterdam, Bergen, Copenhagen, Dover, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Kiel, London Greenwich, London Portsmouth, Oslo, Reykjavik, Rotterdam, Southampton, and Warnemunde (Rostock), which are among the most popular departure ports.

The best time to take British Isles cruises

The best time to visit the British Isles on a cruise is during the summer months, from May to September, when the weather is generally more pleasant and the days longer. This period offers the best opportunities for wildlife viewing, outdoor activities, and exploring the historic sites. Autumn also has its charm, with beautiful fall colors adorning the landscapes and fewer tourists, offering a more intimate experience. Take a look for British Isles cruises during the months of September 2023, October 2023, March 2024, April 2024, May 2024, June 2024, July 2024, August 2024, and September 2024.

British Isles Cruise Schedule 2023-2024

Cruising the British Isles is an unforgettable adventure that brings you face to face with the rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife of this enchanting region. Whether you're an avid historian, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a unique travel experience, the British Isles hold countless treasures waiting to be discovered. So, set sail on a journey of discovery and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of these remarkable islands. Begin your British Isles adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Holland America Line British Isles 21-day route

21-day British Isles cruise from Copenhagen

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

Date: August 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Copenhagen, Eidfjord, Lerwick, Djupivogur, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Nanortalik, Paamiut, Qaqortoq, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Isle of Lewis, Inverness, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Copenhagen; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Bergen

Viking Neptune, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: June 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Bergen, Bergen, Lerwick, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Ullapool, Belfast, Liverpool, Holyhead, Dublin, Dover, London Greenwich, London Greenwich; View Itinerary

Viking Ocean Cruises British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Bergen

Viking Saturn, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: April 17, 2024

Ports of Call: Bergen, Bergen, Lerwick, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Ullapool, Belfast, Liverpool, Holyhead, Dublin, Dover, London Greenwich, London Greenwich; View Itinerary

Silversea Cruises Iceland 14-day route

14-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Silver Endeavour, Silversea Cruises

Date: May 18, 2024

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Stykkisholmur, Flatey Island, Bolungarvik, Akureyri, Seydisfjordur, Djupivogur, Torshavn, Klaksvik, Lerwick, Stromness, Isle of Skye, St. Kilda, Vestmannaeyjar, Reykjavik; View Itinerary

Cunard Cruise Line Iceland 17-day route

17-day Iceland cruise from Kiel

Queen Anne, Cunard Cruise Line

Date: July 11, 2024

Ports of Call: Kiel, Skagen, Southampton, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Greenock, Southampton; View Itinerary