British Isles Cruises 2023

British IslesExperience the British Isles on a cruise in 2023. A cruise is an excellent option, as it allows you to see more of this expensive region in a short period of time.

A cruise trip through the British Isles is an excellent way to combine the excitement of the big city with the natural splendor of the countryside. Your journey through the British Isles will take you to fabulous areas of England, Scotland, Ireland, and even beyond. In general, you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for on one of our luxury cruises around the United Kingdom, whether it's a trip to an exciting city, a getaway to the countryside, or a little bit of both.

British Isles

A cruise across the British Isles will definitely leave an indelible mark on your memory for many years to come. The British Isles are filled to the brim with historical sites and artifacts. They are home to some of the world's most beautiful landscapes, extensive rural areas, well-preserved historical sites, and culturally vibrant cities. Castle hopping is an excellent way to spend a day and transport yourself back in time to the Medieval era. On the other side, you can simply bask in the natural splendor of verdant and unspoiled surroundings. From the quiet enclaves of the Shetlands to the cosmopolitan mood of Belfast, from the breathtaking Lochs of the Highlands to the Neolithic wonder of Skara Brae. As you make your way around the world-famous Loch Ness in Scotland, keep an eye out for the legendary beasts that are said to call these waters home.

Which cruise lines go to the British Isles?

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 from major cruise lines such as AIDA Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Fred. Olsen Cruises, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruises, Oceania Cruises, , Princess Cruises, Regent Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises, and Viking Cruises, as well as other ocean cruise lines.

Departure ports for cruises to British Isles

Cruises to the British Isles typically depart from one of the cities in Northern Europe, such as Amsterdam, Belfast, Bergen, Bremerhaven, Copenhagen, Dover, Dublin, Hamburg, Kiel, Le Havre (Paris), 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

Even though the British Isles are a wonderful place to take a cruise at any time of the year, the best time is during the spring and summer months. At that time, the weather is warmer, and the countryside is in full bloom. Take a look for British Isles cruises during the months of April 2023, May 2023, June 2023, July 2023, August 2023, September 2023, and October 2023.

Duration of cruises to British Isles

British Isles cruises range from 8 to 35 days. You can choose between 8-day, 9-day, 10-day, 11-day, 12-day, 13-day, 14-day, 15-day, 16-day, 17-day, 18-day, 20-day, 21-day, 24-day, 26-day, 27-day, 28-day, 29-day, and 35-day, depending on the route you choose.

Pick the perfect British Isles cruise

There are several cruise lines that offer one-way, and roundtrip sailings to British Isles.

British Isles Cruise 2023 Itinerary and Schedule

Viking Ocean Cruises British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Bergen

Viking Jupiter, Viking Ocean Cruises

Date: August 9, 2023

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

Silversea Cruises Iceland 12-day route

12-day Iceland cruise from Reykjavik

Silver Moon, Silversea Cruises

Date: August 27, 2023

Ports of Call: Reykjavik, Heimaey Island, Djupivogur, Seydisfjordur, Isle of Lewis, Oban, Belfast, Liverpool, Waterford, Fishguard, Falmouth, Southampton; View Itinerary

Holland America Line British Isles 28-day route

28-day British Isles cruise from Copenhagen

Nieuw Statendam, Holland America Line

Date: August 9, 2023

Ports of Call: Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Invergordon, Isle of Lewis, Greenock, Isle of Man, Liverpool, Dublin, Cork, St. Peter Port, Copenhagen, Bergen, Alesund, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Grundarfjordur, Reykjavik, Djupivogur, Invergordon, Edinburgh, Copenhagen; View Itinerary

Silversea Cruises British Isles 29-day route

29-day British Isles cruise from Southampton

Silver Shadow, Silversea Cruises

Date: June 21, 2023

Ports of Call: Southampton, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Egersund, Bergen, Flam, Olden, Alesund, Husavik, Akureyri, Patreksfjordur, Reykjavik, Heimaey Island, Djupivogur, Seydisfjordur, Torshavn, Isle of Lewis, Oban, Greenock, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Fishguard, Falmouth, Southampton; View Itinerary

AIDA Cruises Svalbard 17-day route

17-day Svalbard cruise from Kiel

AIDAluna, AIDA Cruises

Date: July 27, 2023

Ports of Call: Kiel, Kirkwall, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri, Spitsbergen, Honningsvag, Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Tromso, Leknes, Bergen, Kiel; View Itinerary

Silversea Cruises British Isles 14-day route

14-day British Isles cruise from Hamburg

Silver Wind, Silversea Cruises

Date: June 16, 2023

Ports of Call: Hamburg, Newcastle, Farne Islands, Isle of May, Fair Isle, Lerwick, Papa Westray, Kirkwall, St. Kilda, Seydisfjordur, Djupivogur, Vestmannaeyjar, Reykjavik; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises North Cape 20-day route

20-day North Cape cruise from Copenhagen

Seven Seas Navigator, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: August 8, 2023

Ports of Call: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Nordfjord, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Hammerfest, Leknes, Lerwick, Kirkwall, Edinburgh, Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Amsterdam, Amsterdam; View Itinerary