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British Isles and Ireland cruises

Attractions on your doorstep

As well as cruises further afield, our small British cruise ships also seek out ports in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, along with the Orkney Islands, 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 British Isles and Ireland

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?

Kirkwall

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

Newhaven - Edinburgh

From the harbour of Newhaven, visit the heart of Edinburgh. 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

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

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.

Dublin

This cosmopolitan and multicultural capital has a little something to suit all tastes, from historical sites like the Dublin Castle to one of the most beautifully natural landscapes of any European city. The city is also home to four Nobel Prize Lauretes for literature!

Dublin is remarkably well preserved with ancient buildings and tasteful street art. Stroll down medieval cobblestone streets or sample traditional Ireland pub life.

St Patrick's park, Dublin