Atlantic Coast cruises from the UK

An ideal one-week cruise from the UK crosses the English Channel then follows the French, Spanish and Portuguese coasts visiting scenic islands, historic towns, and bustling cities.

A frequent call is to the Channel Island of Guernsey and its capital St Peter Port. Take a bus ride around the island, perhaps visit the Museum covering the wartime occupation of the island. Some cruises may visit the sister island of Jersey.

Cruising down the Atlantic coast of France perhaps visit the port of Brest, gateway to the atmospheric Finistere area of Brittany, and home to the Oceanopolis aquarium.

Reaching the north west coast of Spain the two ports of La Coruna and Vigo give access to the historic city of Santiago de Compostela. Reputed to be the burial place of St James, the various Pilgrimage Routes to the Cathedral from across Spain are well followed by modern-day pilgrims.

Further down the Atlantic coast cross into Portugal and ancient Porto. Long established as the centre of the Port wine trade, Porto spreads along the River Douro and the hills overlooking it. Ancient port barges are moored on the river near the port warehouse and visitor centres. Nowadays a Douro River Cruise is a popular option.

Portugal's capital Lisbon is built on hills over looking the River Tagus. Take a tram to the Jeronimos Monastery, a beautiful building and World Heritage Site. Nearby on the riverside is the Belem Tower, built in the 16th century to defend the river. Perhaps visit the old quarter of Alfama, noted for its maze of streets.

  • Lisbon
  • Gibraltar
  • Cadiz
  • Bordeaux

Barcelona

Atlantic Coast Cruises

Four Fred.s in Funchal with Spain & Portugal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Four Fred.s in Funchal with Spain & Portugal on Braemar
12 Nights
Departs 28 Mar 2020
from Southampton
  • £969pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £4,849pp

Southampton, La Coruña, Vigo, Lisbon, Funchal, Madeira, Aviles

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine on Black Watch
10 Nights
Departs 18 Apr 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,008pp
  • £1,056pp
  • £1,522pp
  • £1,658pp

Liverpool, Aviles, Santander, La Coruña, Honfleur, Rouen, Cruising River Seine

Portugal & Seville Siesta

Braemar
Portugal & Seville Siesta on Marco Polo
13 Nights
Departs 25 Apr 2020
from Avonmouth
  • £899pp
  • £1,299pp

Avonmouth, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Cádiz, Leixões, Cobh

10 Night Uk, Spain, Portugal & France

Celebrity Cruises
10 Night Uk, Spain, Portugal & France on Celebrity Apex
10 Nights
Departs 10 May 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,124pp
  • £1,289pp
  • £1,435pp
  • £3,181pp

Southampton, Le Havre, Bilbao, La Coruña, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Cartagena, Barcelona

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux on Braemar
8 Nights
Departs 16 May 2020
from Southampton
  • £824pp
  • £998pp
  • £1,667pp
  • £2,376pp

Southampton, Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, Bordeaux, Santander, Aviles, La Coruña

Royals, Castles & Crowns

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Royals, Castles & Crowns on Seven Seas Explorer
12 Nights
Departs 18 May 2020
from Southampton
  • £8,219pp

Southampton, Honfleur, Saint Peter Port, Brest, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Gijón, La Coruña, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean, Saint-Malo

The Culture & Castles Of Scotland

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The Culture & Castles Of Scotland on Seven Seas Explorer
24 Nights
Departs 18 May 2020
from Southampton
  • £15,799pp

Southampton, Honfleur, Saint Peter Port, Brest, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Gijón, La Coruña, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean, Saint-Malo, Cruising the North Sea, Newhaven/Edinburgh, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Greenock, Belfast, Liverpool, Holyhead, Dublin, Cobh, Portland

Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights on Balmoral
5 Nights
Departs 23 May 2020
from Rosyth
  • £581pp
  • £727pp
  • £1,309pp
  • £1,357pp

Rosyth, Cruising Lysefjord, Stavanger, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull on Black Watch
5 Nights
Departs 23 May 2020
from Liverpool
  • £678pp
  • £707pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,163pp

Liverpool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Greenock

Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Closer Spain & Cruising the Seine on Black Watch
10 Nights
Departs 28 May 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,309pp
  • £2,085pp
  • £2,133pp

Liverpool, Cruising River Seine, Rouen, La Coruña, Aviles, Santander, Lorient

Authentic Flavours of Portugal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Authentic Flavours of Portugal on Black Watch
10 Nights
Departs 07 Jun 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,406pp
  • £1,503pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £2,182pp

Liverpool, Vigo, Portimão, Lisbon, Leixões

Exploring the Lochs of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring the Lochs of Scotland on Black Watch
7 Nights
Departs 11 Jul 2020
from Liverpool
  • £969pp
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,697pp

Liverpool, Ullapool, Cruising Loch Broom, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Invergordon, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Loch Torridon, Cruising Loch Shieldaig, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle

Scottish Isles with a Tatse of Norway

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scottish Isles with a Tatse of Norway on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 14 Jul 2020
from Rosyth
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,473pp
  • £2,618pp

Rosyth, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Stavanger

Isles of the UK

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Isles of the UK on Boudicca
9 Nights
Departs 15 Jul 2020
from Dover
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,667pp

Dover, Saint Peter Port, Falmouth, Portree, Isle of Skye, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Invergordon

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Braemar
Spain, Portugal & Morocco on Magellan
12 Nights
Departs 04 Aug 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,559pp
  • £1,599pp

Liverpool, Dublin, La Coruña, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Lisbon

Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Black Watch
8 Nights
Departs 05 Aug 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £2,036pp
  • £2,085pp

Liverpool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Rosyth, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Tobermory Bay, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Braemar
Spain, Portugal & Morocco on Magellan
12 Nights
Departs 05 Aug 2020
from Dublin
  • £1,479pp
  • £1,599pp
  • £3,689pp

Dublin, La Coruña, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Lisbon, Liverpool

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux on Braemar
8 Nights
Departs 19 Aug 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £2,570pp

Southampton, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, Santander, Aviles, La Coruña