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British Isles and Ireland cruises

Our cruises sailing around the UK and Ireland

As well as cruises further afield, our small British cruise ships also cruise around the UK. Seek out ports in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, along with the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

These ports prove there’s so much to discover much closer to home, from historic houses and period architecture to national parks and coastal scenery. Take your pick of cruises aboard our new boutique ships, Spirit of Discovery and Spirit of Adventure, and get closer to the history and culture right here in the British Isles.

These are some of the ports that you can visit when sailing with us to the British Isles and Ireland

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast


A number of our cruises around the UK call at Portland. Situated on the southernmost point of the Jurassic Coast is Portland, a small island town offering intriguing maritime history and miles of sandy shores. Located here, is a lot of heritage coast scenery including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Chesil Beach.

Why not wander through the charming town or seek out the Portland Bill striped lighthouse?


Located on the Orkney Islands is the ancient Norse town, Kirkwall, which was founded by the Vikings in the early 11th century. This distinctive town is known for its twisting lanes, historical Bishop’s and Earl’s palaces and Britain's most northerly cathedral, St Magnus Cathedral.

Kirkwall's St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney Islands
Edinburgh Calton Hill, Scotland

Newhaven - Edinburgh

Many of our British isles cruises stop in the harbour of Newhaven, from which the heart of Edinburgh can be reached easily. The city centre boasts its medieval and modern contrasting appearance, divided by Princes Street.

Seek out the castle and narrow streets in the Old Town or visit the bustling New Town filled with Neoclassical buildings and many boutique shopping opportunities.


Belfast is fast becoming a celebrated haven for literature, art, music and theatre. The Cathedral Quarter is at the city’s cultural heart and well worth a visit. The city also boasts a rich seafaring history, and it was here that the ill-fated RMS Titanic was built. Today visitors can explore Titanic Belfast, which narrates the story of the White Star Line. 

Belfast, Ireland
Bantry House, Ireland


The town of Bantry is located inside the wind-sheltered Bantry Bay in West Cork. Sitting on the edge of the Bay is the Bantry House. Here, you can explore the gardens in the ancestral home of the Earls of Bantry.

Bantry is perfectly located for exploring some of Ireland’s finest Atlantic Coast scenery.