Cruise to the British Isles
The British Isles offer captivating scenery, sprawling countryside, ancient historical sites and culture-rich cities. It’s so often the case that many who live on this Sceptred Isle never consider a UK cruise to explore the delights it has to offer, and yet there is a lifetime of hidden treasures a stone’s throw from home.
From the secluded pockets of the Shetlands and the cosmopolitan vibe of Belfast, to the majestic Lochs of the Highlands and the Neolithic wonder of Skara Brae, a cruise around the British Isles will live long in the memory.
The British Isles - The Olsen Way
Birdlife of the British Isles
The craggy coast line of the British Isles is home to a spectacular array of Birdlife with our cruises curated to give you the best chances of spotting Puffins, Guillemots, Eagles, Fulmars and Skuas, among others.
Our on board programme of itinerary insights will included guest speakers who can share their knowledge on the best times, and places for bird spotting.
Scenic Discoveries – Duart Castle
As you scenic cruise the peaceful Sound of Mull, keep a look out for the 13th Century Duart Castle, perched on a crag at the end of a peninsula proudly guarding the sea cliffs of the Isle of Mull. The castle occupies one of the most spectacular positions on the coast of West Scotland with the decks of your ship offering one of the best vantage points to view it.
Tour to Tresco Abbey Garden
Explore the sub-tropical botanical paradise of Tresco Abbey Garden. Sitting in the ruins of a Benedictine priory, it is home to an impressive collection of 20,000 plant species heralding from as far as New Zealand. As you explore this ‘perennial Kew’, keep your eyes peeled for red squirrels, one of Britain’s most treasured yet most endangered species, darting about in the trees alongside the humble bee.
"Lovely to visit Shetland and Orkney, somewhere we’ve wanted to see for a while. Loved the Isle of Man, definitely want to go back there again".
Mrs Snelson, Scenic British Isels - Independent Feefo Review
Cruises to the British Isles
Cruising around the British Isles provides evidence that you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to experience fascinating sites. With dramatic landforms, scenic lochs, remote islands, ancient ruins and captivating wildlife, there’s a lifetime of hidden gems to seek out. Find your perfect British Isles cruise below.
As part of our re-imagined on board experience, every Birtish Isles cruise will feature our five Signature Experience products, enabling guests to discover real in-sights about the culture and nature of the places we are visiting, so you can arrive in each destination fully prepared to get the most out of your visit.
Each of our British Isles cruises will feature a curated programme of events with guest speakers to give you a deeper understanding of the places we are visiting, plus the scenic sights and the outstanding wildlife you could spot from decks of your ship.
Our Scenic Discoveries are designed to allow you to enjoy seeing the world from the unique perspective of our ship. From the Basalt columns of Fingal’s Cave or the Sea Stacks at Duncansby Head, to the peaceful waters of the Sound of Mull.
As we explore the British Isles together you’ll be able to sample various treats of the region in our on board restaurants – such as the infamous Cornish Pasty! Our talented Chefs will also provide cookery demonstrations throughout your cruise, where you will learn to recreate traditional dishes.
There's very little in the natural world more beautiful than a clear night sky, sunrise or sunset seen from sea. As we sail the British Isles you could join our on board team as we walk a mile at sunrise – the perfect way to start the day.
We know a lot of our guests are curious about what it takes to operate a cruise, so join us for our Audience with... sessions and learn all about what life is like as a member of our Show Company team, or maybe a live Q&A session with the Captain himself!