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

Epicurean Spotlight On Wine

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Epicurean Spotlight On Wine on Seven Seas Voyager
15 Nights
Departs 21 Jul 2024
from Belfast
  • £11,319pp

Belfast, Dun Laoghaire, Waterford, Cruising the Celtic Sea, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Gijón, Sailing the Atlantic Ocean, Tangier, Melilla, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona

Scenic Landscapes & Wildlife of the British Isles

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Landscapes & Wildlife of the British Isles on Borealis
9 Nights
Departs 22 Jul 2024
from Dover
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,812pp

Dover, Saint Peter Port, Killybegs, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Spotlight On History

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Spotlight On History on Seven Seas Splendor
8 Nights
Departs 12 Aug 2024
from Southampton
  • £9,449pp

Southampton, Zeebrugge, Dunkerque, Honfleur, Cherbourg

Exploring Ireland's Coastal Scenery

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring Ireland's Coastal Scenery on Bolette
8 Nights
Departs 24 Aug 2024
from Liverpool
  • £1,551pp
  • £1,842pp
  • £3,200pp

Liverpool, Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Galway, Killybegs, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Belfast

Savor Europe

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Savor Europe on Seven Seas Navigator
10 Nights
Departs 25 Aug 2024
from Southampton
  • £5,679pp

Southampton, Amsterdam, Zeebrugge, Dunkerque, Honfleur, Cherbourg, Saint-Malo

Western Europe

P&O Cruises
Western Europe on Arcadia
7 Nights
Departs 27 Aug 2024
from Southampton
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,144pp
  • £1,648pp

Southampton, Vigo, Lisbon, Leixões, Saint Peter Port

Western Europe

P&O Cruises
Western Europe on Ventura
10 Nights
Departs 31 Aug 2024
from Southampton
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,600pp
  • £2,133pp

Southampton, Santander, Vigo, Lisbon, Leixões, Saint Peter Port

Alluring Iberia

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Alluring Iberia on Seven Seas Navigator
14 Nights
Departs 04 Sep 2024
from Southampton
  • £7,229pp

Southampton, Saint Peter Port, Cruising the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Motril, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona

Dover to Lisbon

Crystal
Dover to Lisbon on Crystal Symphony
11 Nights
Departs 26 Sep 2024
from Dover
  • £5,600pp
  • £6,300pp
  • £7,200pp

Dover, Le Havre, Saint-Malo, Bordeaux, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon

A Taste Of Iberia

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
A Taste Of Iberia on Seven Seas Splendor
15 Nights
Departs 04 Oct 2024
from Southampton
  • £23,819pp

Southampton, Saint Peter Port, Cruising the Bay of Biscay, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Motril, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona

Spain And Portugal

P&O Cruises
Spain And Portugal on Iona
14 Nights
Departs 05 Oct 2024
from Southampton
  • £872pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,212pp
  • £1,648pp

Southampton, La Coruña, Vigo, Lisbon, Valencia, Barcelona, Cádiz

12-Day Canary Islands

Princess Cruises
12-Day Canary Islands on Sky Princess
12 Nights
Departs 16 Oct 2024
from Southampton
  • £1,420pp
  • £1,708pp
  • £1,967pp

Southampton, Vigo, Funchal, Madeira, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Arrecife, Lanzarote, Lisbon

Western Europe

P&O Cruises
Western Europe on Ventura
7 Nights
Departs 19 Oct 2024
from Southampton
  • £727pp
  • £756pp
  • £853pp
  • £1,629pp

Southampton, Vigo, Lisbon, Leixões, Cherbourg

Spain and Portugal

Cunard Line
Spain and Portugal on Queen Victoria
9 Nights
Departs 21 Oct 2024
from Southampton
  • £4,044pp

Southampton, Lisbon, Tangier, Málaga, Vigo

Western Europe

P&O Cruises
Western Europe on Ventura
10 Nights
Departs 26 Oct 2024
from Southampton
  • £775pp
  • £775pp
  • £824pp

Southampton, Santander, Vigo, Lisbon, Leixões, Cherbourg