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

Authentic Flavours of Portugal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Authentic Flavours of Portugal on Black Watch
10 Nights
Departs 07 Jun 2020
from Liverpool
  • £872pp
  • £921pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,697pp

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
  • £678pp
  • £824pp
  • £1,212pp
  • £1,260pp

Liverpool, Ullapool, Cruising Loch Broom, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Invergordon, 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
  • £775pp
  • £921pp
  • £1,648pp
  • £1,939pp

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
  • £872pp
  • £1,018pp
  • £1,871pp
  • £1,842pp

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

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Spain, Portugal & Morocco on Magellan
12 Nights
Departs 04 Aug 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,159pp
  • £1,599pp

Liverpool, Dublin, La Coruña, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Lisbon

Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo on Black Watch
8 Nights
Departs 05 Aug 2020
from Liverpool
  • £1,018pp
  • £1,192pp
  • £1,861pp
  • £1,910pp

Liverpool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Rosyth, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Portree, Isle of Skye, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Tobermory Bay, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Spain, Portugal & Morocco on Magellan
12 Nights
Departs 05 Aug 2020
from Dublin
  • £1,159pp
  • £1,599pp
  • £4,499pp

Dublin, La Coruña, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Casablanca, Lisbon, Liverpool

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux on Braemar
8 Nights
Departs 19 Aug 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,018pp
  • £1,192pp
  • £1,949pp
  • £2,327pp

Southampton, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, Santander, Aviles, La Coruña

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Delights of Devon & Cornwall on Braemar
5 Nights
Departs 27 Aug 2020
from Southampton
  • £727pp
  • £862pp
  • £1,241pp
  • £1,842pp

Southampton, Saint Mary's, Isles of Scilly, Falmouth, Plymouth

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 27 Aug 2020
from Liverpool
  • £630pp
  • £756pp
  • £1,134pp
  • £1,182pp

Liverpool, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Greenock

Fine Wines & Riviera Times

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Fine Wines & Riviera Times on Seven Seas Splendor
15 Nights
Departs 30 Aug 2020
from Southampton
  • £9,909pp

Southampton, Honfleur, Cruising the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ferrol, Porto, Lisbon, Cruising the Alboran Sea, Alicante, Ibiza, Tarragona, Saint-Tropez, Monaco

9-night Wine & Romance Voyage

Azamara
9-night Wine & Romance Voyage on Azamara Pursuit
9 Nights
Departs 02 Sep 2020
from Southampton
  • £1,822pp
  • £2,087pp
  • £3,106pp
  • £8,208pp

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

15-night Rivers Of Western Europe Voyage

Azamara
15-night Rivers Of Western Europe Voyage on Azamara Quest
15 Nights
Departs 10 Sep 2020
from Southampton
  • £2,679pp
  • £2,882pp
  • £4,320pp
  • £8,447pp

Southampton, Saint Peter Port, Bordeaux, Bilbao, Leixões, Lisbon, Seville, Gibraltar, Barcelona

Tea, Crumpets & Tapas

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Tea, Crumpets & Tapas on Seven Seas Explorer
14 Nights
Departs 21 Sep 2020
from Southampton
  • £8,629pp

Southampton, Saint-Malo, Cruising the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Almería, Valencia, Barcelona

Savor The Fall Harvest

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Savor The Fall Harvest on Seven Seas Explorer
26 Nights
Departs 21 Sep 2020
from Southampton
  • £14,919pp

Southampton, Saint-Malo, Cruising the Bay of Biscay, Bordeaux, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bilbao, La Coruña, Porto, Lisbon, Cádiz, Gibraltar, Almería, Valencia, Barcelona, Sète, Marseille, Monaco, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Sorrento, Taormina, Argostoli, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice

Authentic Portugal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Authentic Portugal on Black Watch
9 Nights
Departs 07 Oct 2020
from Liverpool
  • £969pp
  • £1,095pp
  • £1,464pp
  • £1,774pp

Liverpool, Lisbon, Portimão, Leixões

Escape the Winter Festive Getaway

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Escape the Winter Festive Getaway on Marco Polo
12 Nights
Departs 06 Dec 2020
from Avonmouth
  • £799pp
  • £1,109pp
  • £2,279pp

Avonmouth, Cobh, Lisbon, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Cádiz, La Coruña

Escape the Winter Festive Getaway

Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Escape the Winter Festive Getaway on Marco Polo
14 Nights
Departs 07 Dec 2020
from Cobh
  • £929pp
  • £1,289pp

Cobh, Lisbon, Casablanca, Gibraltar, Cádiz, La Coruña, Avonmouth