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

Portugal & Spain Discovery

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Portugal & Spain Discovery on Balmoral
8 Nights
Departs 09 Dec 2020
from Southampton
  • £775pp
  • £940pp
  • £1,367pp
  • £1,541pp

Southampton, Lisbon, Leixões, La Coruña

Irish Capitals and Scottish Scenery

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Irish Capitals and Scottish Scenery on Black Watch
5 Nights
Departs 29 Apr 2021
from Liverpool
  • £707pp
  • £814pp
  • £1,231pp
  • £1,260pp

Liverpool, Belfast, Cruising Fingal's Cave, Cruising Tobermory Bay, Cruising Sound of Mull, Cruising past Duart Castle, Dun Laoghaire

Fantastique France

Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Fantastique France on Seven Seas Splendor
10 Nights
Departs 10 May 2021
from Southampton
  • £7,129pp

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

Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Into the Heart of Spain & Bordeaux on Braemar
8 Nights
Departs 20 May 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,115pp
  • £1,309pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,618pp

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

Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Sailing Around Iconic Ireland on Black Watch
7 Nights
Departs 22 May 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,842pp
  • £1,939pp

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

Five Night Celtic Cruise

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Five Night Celtic Cruise on Black Watch
5 Nights
Departs 29 May 2021
from Liverpool
  • £775pp
  • £824pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,309pp

Liverpool, Dun Laoghaire, Falmouth, Saint-Malo

France and Spain with Seville

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
France and Spain with Seville on Braemar
13 Nights
Departs 02 Jun 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,745pp
  • £2,036pp
  • £3,394pp
  • £4,073pp

Southampton, La Coruña, Vigo, Seville, Cádiz, Nantes, Cruising Loire River

French City Overnights with the River Seine

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
French City Overnights with the River Seine on Braemar
8 Nights
Departs 15 Jun 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,066pp
  • £1,260pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £2,473pp

Southampton, Rouen, Cruising River Seine, Nantes, Cruising Loire River, Honfleur

Exploring Picturesque Portugal

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Exploring Picturesque Portugal on Braemar
10 Nights
Departs 23 Jun 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,376pp
  • £2,909pp

Southampton, Lisbon, Portimão, Setúbal, Leixões

Cultural Cities of France & Spain

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Cultural Cities of France & Spain on Balmoral
13 Nights
Departs 01 Jul 2021
from Rosyth
  • £1,842pp
  • £2,133pp
  • £3,879pp
  • £4,122pp

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

France with the Seine & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
France with the Seine & Bordeaux on Boudicca
9 Nights
Departs 02 Jul 2021
from Dover
  • £1,260pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,424pp

Dover, Cruising River Seine, Rouen, Belle-Île-en-Mer, Bordeaux, Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, Honfleur

France with the Seine & Bordeaux

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
France with the Seine & Bordeaux on Boudicca
13 Nights
Departs 11 Jul 2021
from Dover
  • £2,036pp
  • £2,909pp

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

Flavours of France & Spain

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Flavours of France & Spain on Black Watch
10 Nights
Departs 19 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,697pp
  • £2,667pp
  • £2,715pp

Liverpool, Cruising Gironde & Garonne Rivers, Bordeaux, Getxo, Aviles, Saint-Malo, Falmouth

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Delights of Devon & Cornwall on Braemar
5 Nights
Departs 29 Jul 2021
from Southampton
  • £775pp
  • £872pp
  • £1,454pp
  • £1,745pp

Southampton, Falmouth, Cruising Isles of Scilly, Plymouth

Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Lochs & Legends of Scotland on Black Watch
8 Nights
Departs 29 Jul 2021
from Liverpool
  • £1,309pp
  • £1,503pp
  • £2,230pp
  • £2,279pp

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, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Cruising Fingal's Cave

Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland on Braemar
9 Nights
Departs 03 Aug 2021
from Southampton
  • £1,309pp
  • £1,551pp
  • £2,521pp
  • £3,006pp

Southampton, Cobh, Cruising Dunmanus Bay, Cruising Bantry Bay, Galway, Cruising Killary Harbour, Cruising Lough Swilly, Belfast, Dublin

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
  • £6,409pp

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