Cruises around the UK and Ireland
Take a cruise around the UK and see beautiful landscapes, historic towns and famous cities set in a dramatic, ever-changing coastline.
Starting from Southampton or Dover on the south coast of England, cross the English Channel to the Channel Island of Guernsey. Lying within sight of the Normandy coast, the French influence is everywhere: in street names, the patois and the fine cuisine.
Cruising Land's End at the western tip of England cross the Irish Sea to Cork to 'kiss the Blarney Stone' at Blarney Castle. In Ireland's capital, Dublin, see Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, the lively Temple Bar quarter and sample a pint of Guiness in traditional pubs.
From Holyhead you can explore the stunning
Welsh mountains of Snowdonia and historic castles at
Conwy and Caernarfon. Liverpool has its World Heritage seafront, notably the Royal Liver building.
In Northern Ireland see the stately buildings of Belfast, and the natural wonder of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim coast. Back in Scotland, Glasgow has all the attractions of a big city, and access to Loch Lomond. Further north, view the highlands and islands, perhaps calling at the two northern islands of Orkney and Shetland before turning south to Inverness and Loch Ness.
From Invergordon or Leith visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. Edinburgh Castle perches on a rocky outcrop, and below it the famous Royal Mile slopes down to Holyrood Palace. Coming down the east coast of England perhaps call at Newcastle for Hadrian's Wall visits, and then back around the coast.