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

Exploring Portugal’s Highlights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring Portugal’s Highlights on Black Watch
9 Nights
Departs 03 Oct 2019
from Liverpool
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,309pp
  • £1,551pp

Liverpool, Lisbon, Portimão, Leixões

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux on Braemar
8 Nights
Departs 22 Oct 2019
from Southampton
  • £581pp
  • £824pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,939pp

Southampton, Bordeaux, Santander, Aviles, La Coruña

French, Belgian & Spanish City Overnights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
French, Belgian & Spanish City Overnights on Braemar
9 Nights
Departs 24 Nov 2019
from Southampton
  • £523pp
  • £678pp
  • £1,309pp
  • £1,745pp

Southampton, Antwerp, Santander, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers

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
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,588pp
  • £4,267pp

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
  • £1,212pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,706pp
  • £2,036pp

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

Portugal & Seville Fiesta

Braemar
Portugal & Seville Fiesta on Marco Polo
13 Nights
Departs 24 Apr 2020
from Cobh
  • £1,099pp
  • £1,589pp

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

Portugal & Seville Siesta

Braemar
Portugal & Seville Siesta on Marco Polo
13 Nights
Departs 25 Apr 2020
from Avonmouth
  • £1,099pp
  • £1,589pp

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
  • £1,441pp
  • £2,023pp
  • £2,188pp
  • £3,983pp

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
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,473pp

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
  • £8,149pp

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
  • £15,279pp
  • £15,749pp

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
  • £678pp
  • £824pp
  • £1,406pp
  • £1,454pp

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
  • £824pp
  • £1,212pp
  • £1,260pp

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
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,279pp
  • £2,327pp

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
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,327pp

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
  • £1,115pp
  • £1,745pp
  • £1,794pp

Liverpool, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Ullapool, Cruising Loch Broom, 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
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,618pp
  • £2,812pp

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
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,327pp

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