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

Fantastique France

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Fantastique France on Seven Seas Splendor
10 Nights
Departs 10 May 2021
from Southampton
  • £14,169pp

Southampton, Le Havre, Saint Peter Port, Lorient, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Gijón, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean, Saint-Malo

Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Sailing Around Iconic Ireland on Borealis
7 Nights
Departs 22 May 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,163pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,939pp
  • £2,327pp

Liverpool, Dun Laoghaire, Cobh, Cruising bays of South-West Region, Galway, Killybegs, Belfast

Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cultural Cities of France & Spain on Balmoral
13 Nights
Departs 01 Jul 2021
from Rosyth
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,891pp
  • £3,472pp
  • £3,685pp

Rosyth, Bordeaux, Getxo, Gijón, Saint-Malo, Honfleur

Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Islands of the British Isles on Bolette
13 Nights
Departs 11 Jul 2021
from Dover
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,200pp
  • £4,170pp
  • £5,043pp

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

Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Lochs & Legends of Scotland on Borealis
8 Nights
Departs 29 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,327pp
  • £3,055pp

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
  • £824pp
  • £1,503pp
  • £1,600pp

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

Cobbled Streets & Classic Cafes

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Cobbled Streets & Classic Cafes on Seven Seas Voyager
10 Nights
Departs 19 Aug 2021
from Southampton
  • £6,479pp

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

Scenic Scotland in Five Nights

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scenic Scotland in Five Nights on Borealis
5 Nights
Departs 28 Aug 2021
from Liverpool
  • £775pp
  • £921pp
  • £1,357pp
  • £1,648pp

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

Vivre La Vie

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Vivre La Vie on Seven Seas Voyager
10 Nights
Departs 23 Aug 2022
from Southampton
  • £6,889pp

Southampton, Saint-Malo, Cruising the English Channel, Holyhead, Dublin, Belfast, Waterford, Saint Peter Port, Le Havre, Zeebrugge, Amsterdam

10-night Wine & Culture Voyage

Azamara Quest
10-night Wine & Culture Voyage on Azamara Quest
10 Nights
Departs 30 Aug 2022
from Southampton
  • £2,963pp
  • £3,353pp
  • £3,973pp
  • £4,913pp

Southampton, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bilbao, Gijón, La Coruña, Leixões, Lisbon

Iberian Dreams

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Iberian Dreams on Seven Seas Splendor
12 Nights
Departs 29 Sep 2022
from Southampton
  • £7,789pp

Southampton, Saint-Malo, Cruising the Atlantic Ocean, Bordeaux, Le Verdon-sur-Mer, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, Tangier, Almería, Valencia, Barcelona