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

Borealis' Maiden Voyage

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Borealis' Maiden Voyage on Borealis
3 Nights
Departs 05 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £581pp
  • £678pp
  • £872pp

Liverpool, Cruising Firth of Lorn, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Loch Fyne

Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife on Borealis
4 Nights
Departs 08 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £533pp
  • £630pp
  • £969pp
  • £1,163pp

Liverpool, Cruising Loch Broom, Cruising Loch Hourn, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Loch Fyne

Touring Scenic Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Touring Scenic Scotland on Borealis
5 Nights
Departs 12 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £727pp
  • £872pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,648pp

Liverpool, Invergordon, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Cruising Fingal's Cave

Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands on Borealis
7 Nights
Departs 22 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,327pp

Liverpool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Cruising Loch Hourn, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle, Belfast

Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Lochs & Legends of Scotland on Borealis
8 Nights
Departs 29 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,939pp
  • £2,424pp
  • £3,394pp
  • £4,364pp

Liverpool, Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Pass through Corran Narrows, Cruising Loch Linnhe, Fort William, Cruising through Little Loch Broom, Cruising through Loch Eriboll, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Invergordon, Cruising Fingal's Cave

Scenic Islands in the Summertime

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Islands in the Summertime on Balmoral
5 Nights
Departs 05 Aug 2021
from Rosyth
  • £727pp
  • £872pp
  • £1,600pp
  • £1,648pp

Rosyth, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Thorshavn, Cruising Gáshólmur,Tindhólmur & Drangarnir

Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic British Isles & Summer Wildlife on Bolette
5 Nights
Departs 19 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £678pp
  • £775pp
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,454pp

Dover, Cruising through Loch Eriboll, Cruising Loch Broom

Cobbled Streets & Classic Cafes

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Cobbled Streets & Classic Cafes on Seven Seas Voyager
10 Nights
Departs 19 Aug 2021
from Southampton
  • £6,869pp

Southampton, Cruising the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, Cádiz, Cruising the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona

Touring Scenic British Isles

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Touring Scenic British Isles on Borealis
5 Nights
Departs 23 Aug 2021
from Liverpool
  • £775pp
  • £872pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,648pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Falmouth, Cruising North Cornwall Coast

Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Touring Scenic Orkneys & Shetlands on Bolette
5 Nights
Departs 24 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £775pp
  • £921pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,648pp

Dover, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

Scenic Scotland in Five Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Scotland in Five Nights on Borealis
5 Nights
Departs 28 Aug 2021
from Liverpool
  • £921pp
  • £998pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,745pp

Liverpool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising Fingal's Cave

Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Islands of the British Isles on Bolette
13 Nights
Departs 29 Aug 2021
from Dover
  • £2,424pp
  • £3,200pp
  • £4,364pp
  • £4,849pp

Dover, Falmouth, Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Belfast, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Douglas, Cobh

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
  • £3,006pp

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
  • £1,357pp
  • £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 the UK

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Isles of the UK on Bolette
10 Nights
Departs 04 Jun 2022
from Southampton
  • £4,752pp

Southampton, Saint Peter Port, Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Belfast, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Firth of Lorn, Cruising past Duart Castle, Cruising Sound of Mull, Portree, Isle of Skye, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Invergordon