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

Autumnal Glories

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Autumnal Glories on Seven Seas Splendor
14 Nights
Departs 22 Sep 2021
from Southampton
  • £11,179pp

Southampton, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, At Sea, Almería, Valencia, Barcelona

Myths And Legends Of British Isles

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Myths And Legends Of British Isles on Balmoral
9 Nights
Departs 13 Apr 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,424pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Isle of Portland, Belfast, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Invergordon

Touring Scenic Ireland in Five Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Touring Scenic Ireland in Five Nights on Borealis
5 Nights
Departs 14 Apr 2022
from Liverpool
  • £630pp
  • £775pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,551pp

Liverpool, Cobh, Galway, Cruising Wild Atlantic Way, Cruising Clare Island, Belfast

Devon & Cornwall in 5 Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Devon & Cornwall in 5 Nights on Braemar
5 Nights
Departs 15 Apr 2022
from Southampton
  • £775pp
  • £872pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,745pp

Southampton, Falmouth, Plymouth

Touring Scenic Ireland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Touring Scenic Ireland on Braemar
9 Nights
Departs 17 May 2022
from Rosyth
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £3,103pp

Rosyth, Belfast, Dublin, Cobh, Cruising Bantry Bay, Cruising Killary Harbour, Galway, Killybegs, Cruising Lough Swilly

Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands in Five Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands in Five Nights on Balmoral
5 Nights
Departs 01 Jun 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £727pp
  • £824pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,551pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Exploring the Scenic Faroe Islands

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring the Scenic Faroe Islands on Borealis
6 Nights
Departs 03 Jun 2022
from Liverpool
  • £872pp
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,697pp
  • £2,133pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Cruising Cape Enniberg, Klaksvik, Cruising Leirvíksfjørður & Djúpini, Cruising Gáshólmur,Tindhólmur & Drangarnir, Thorshavn

Exploring the Scenic Faroe Islands

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring the Scenic Faroe Islands on Borealis
6 Nights
Departs 04 Jun 2022
from Belfast
  • £872pp
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,697pp
  • £2,133pp

Belfast, Cruising Cape Enniberg, Klaksvik, Cruising Leirvíksfjørður & Djúpini, Cruising Gáshólmur,Tindhólmur & Drangarnir, Thorshavn, Liverpool

Scenic Isles of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles of Scotland on Borealis
8 Nights
Departs 09 Jun 2022
from Liverpool
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,909pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Portree, Isle of Skye, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Scenic Isles of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles of Scotland on Borealis
8 Nights
Departs 10 Jun 2022
from Belfast
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £2,909pp

Belfast, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Portree, Isle of Skye, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Liverpool

Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland on Balmoral
7 Nights
Departs 07 Jul 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,327pp
  • £2,424pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Loch Hourn, Ullapool, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Scenic Isles of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles of Scotland on Bolette
8 Nights
Departs 09 Jul 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,600pp
  • £2,473pp
  • £3,103pp

Southampton, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Belfast

Scenic Isles of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles of Scotland on Borealis
7 Nights
Departs 19 Jul 2022
from Liverpool
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,812pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Portree, Isle of Skye, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Invergordon, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Scenic Isles of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles of Scotland on Borealis
7 Nights
Departs 20 Jul 2022
from Belfast
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,812pp

Belfast, Portree, Isle of Skye, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Invergordon, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Liverpool

Scenic British Isles

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic British Isles on Bolette
11 Nights
Departs 01 Aug 2022
from Southampton
  • £1,842pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £3,297pp
  • £4,170pp

Southampton, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Firth of Lorn, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Belfast, Douglas, Cobh, Cruising North Cornwall Coast

Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland on Bolette
8 Nights
Departs 19 Aug 2022
from Dover
  • £1,309pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,473pp
  • £3,103pp

Dover, Invergordon, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle

Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles & Lochs of Scotland on Balmoral
7 Nights
Departs 20 Aug 2022
from Newcastle upon Tyne
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,424pp

Newcastle upon Tyne, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Ullapool, Cruising Loch Broom, Cruising through Little Loch Broom, Invergordon