UK Scenic Isles & Celtic Cities

Departed 11th Sep 2022 12 nights Sails from Southampton Balmoral L2226A
Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK Falmouth harbour, Cornwall, UK

ITINERARY CHANGE – Please be advised that the itinerary for this cruise has changed since originally published. Please see amended itinerary for more details.

On board Balmoral, discover the scenic, cultural and historical highlights of destinations found closer to home, including beautiful, remote isles. Off the coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland await. Both archipelagos are renowned for their rugged scenery and wildlife; RSPB Sumburgh Head, where various species of bird live and breed amongst sea cliffs and coastal scenes, is a particular highlight to seek out in Shetland. Fascinating Norse villages are within reach from Lerwick too, while in Orkney, an overnight stop at Kirkwall also offers a chance to uncover ancient sites such as the UNESCO-listed Neolithic village of Skara Brae.[ReadMore]

See some of the finest Scottish scenery from your ship; behold the sight of Fingal’s Cave and Dutchman’s Cap, and the landscapes of the Small Isles. Your time in Scotland also includes a stop at Rosyth, gateway to Edinburgh and its many attractions. Wander the Royal Mile and see Edinburgh Castle, visit the Royal Yacht Britannia and more in the capital. Enjoy some English delights too; visit Falmouth to enjoy Cornish pasties and cream tea in the town or even tour to the Eden Project, and capture the beauty of the Isles of Scilly, their palm-lined beaches, charming towns and pretty landscapes. What's more, with the help and guidance of ORCA conservationists who'll join on board for your adventure, you'll get to look out for marine life living in its natural habitat, learn about them and play a part in assisting with their conservation.