British Isles Cruises

Tobermory, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom
Tobermory, Isle of Mull, United Kingdom

The British Isles offers captivating scenery, sprawling countryside, ancient historical sites, culture-rich cities and more. It’s so often the case that many who live on this Sceptred Isle never really 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.

Explore the pretty village of Tobermory and unearth the amazing geology of Skye. [ReadMoreMob]Or go in search of myths and legends: visit Falmouth, the birthplace of King Arthur; Rosyth, where the secrets of the Knights Templar await; and Invergordon, from where the search for the infamous Loch Ness Monster can begin. [ReadMoreDesk]With the added advantage of cruises departing from a range of regional ports, including Edinburgh (Rosyth), Liverpool, Dover, Newcastle and Southampton, the chance to discover the Best of Britain has never been easier.

Cruises to British Isles

Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Southampton • Tue 24 Mar 2020
2 nights • Black Watch • W2008

  • Whether you’re new to cruising and want to experience what life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships is like, or a regular guest looking for a short relaxing break, this is the perfect getaway.
  • Although you won’t be heading to any exotic destinations, you’ll share the same experience on board with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen sailing.
  • You can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea, treat yourself to a massage at the Atlantis Spa and much more, all before enjoying delicious dinners and fantastic entertainment; how you make the most of your time at sea is up to you.

From £179pp

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One Night Cruise

One Night Cruise

Departs: Newcastle • Fri 22 May 2020
1 nights • Balmoral • L2009

  • Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this one-night ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
  • As you sail north from Newcastle to Rosyth, you can relax and experience all the benefits of cruising on board smaller, friendlier Balmoral in the company of friends, family and like-minded fellow guests.
  • With delicious, expertly-prepared food; fantastic entertainment; a selection of comfortable bars and lounges; personal, attentive service and much more to enjoy, this short break makes for a rewarding escape from it all.

From £149pp

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Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull

Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 23 May 2020
5 nights • Black Watch • W2014

  • Discover the wild, unspoilt landscapes and remarkable historic sites of spellbinding Scottish islands and lochs, and enjoy a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience, all on one short, yet invigorating cruise.
  • Start your five-night escape with a relaxing sail to the Orkneys, where you can admire stunning countryside scenes surrounding Kirkwall and tour to UNESCO-listed, Neolithic Skara Brae.
  • A visit to the Isle of Mull offers chances to explore Tobermory’s iconic, colourful harbour and see the 13th century Duart Castle, while Greenock is your gateway to legendary Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

From £849pp

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Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Scenic Scotland & Norway in Five Nights

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Sat 23 May 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2010

  • Encompassing two beautiful countries, this short, yet spellbinding escape manages to pack into the highlights of picturesque waterways, islands and a former ‘European Capital of Culture’ into just five nights.
  • Enjoy a taste of Norway, with unforgettable scenic cruising by the mighty mountains and rock formations of size-restricted Lysefjord and time to uncover the contrasting sights of Stavanger.
  • The Scottish leg of your holiday includes opportunities to capture the unspoilt coastal scenes of the Shetlands; look out for native seabirds such as puffins and fulmars; and marvel at the Orkney’s geological wonders.

From £749pp

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Exploring the Lochs of Scotland

Exploring the Lochs of Scotland

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 11 Jul 2020
7 nights • Black Watch • W2019

  • Head north of the border from Liverpool to the breathtaking lochs and islands of Scotland, on a week-long adventure featuring explorations of beautiful waterways and visits to a string of diverse destinations.
  • Immerse yourself in the mysteries of Loch Ness, on tour from Invergordon; uncover the ancient sites of the Orkneys; and seek-out natural wonders, such as Britain’s highest waterfalls from Ullapool.
  • A call at Portree, gateway to some of Scotland’s oldest castles, is sandwiched between hours of unforgettable scenic cruising along lochs Broom, Torridon and Shieldaig, and by Fingal’s Cave and Duart Castle.

From £1,149pp

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Scottish Isles with a Taste of Norway

Scottish Isles with a Taste of Norway

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Tue 14 Jul 2020
9 nights • Balmoral • L2016

  • During five days of unforgettable island exploration, unearth the treasures of Scotland’s breathtaking remote archipelagos, from native wildlife and dramatic countryside to ancient sites and colourful waterfronts.
  • Encounter ponies and huge seabird colonies in the Shetlands; and take the chance to discover the Orkney’s famous historic highlights, such as the Neolithic village of Skara Brae and the stones of Stenness and Brodgar.
  • In the Inner Hebrides, you can savour the natural wonders and centuries-old castles of the Isle of Skye; and see Tobermory’s iconic harbour on the Isle of Mull, all before Stavanger offers a taste of Norway.

From £1,299pp

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Isles of the UK

Isles of the UK

Departs: Dover • Wed 15 Jul 2020
9 nights • Boudicca • D2018

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery, ancient history and engrossing diversity of beautiful islands and two insightful cities, on this rewarding circumnavigation of the British Isles aboard
  • Visits to the rugged Scottish isles of Skye, the Orkneys and the Shetlands will present chances to uncover Neolithic villages; historic castles; fascinating wildlife and spellbinding natural landscapes.
  • Meanwhile, Invergordon awaits - gateway to the legendary waters of Loch Ness, while there’s also chances to discover some of the highlights of Cornwall, such as the iconic Eden Project, and beautiful Guernsey.

From £1,499pp

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One-Night Cruise

One-Night Cruise

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 23 Jul 2020
1 nights • Balmoral • L2017

  • Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this one-night ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
  • As you sail south from Rosyth to Newcastle, you can relax and experience all the benefits of cruising on board smaller, friendlier Balmoral in the company of friends, family and like-minded fellow guests.
  • With delicious, expertly-prepared food; fantastic entertainment; a selection of comfortable bars and lounges; personal, attentive service and much more to enjoy, this short break makes for a rewarding escape from it all.

From £149pp

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Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Scottish Isles & the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 05 Aug 2020
8 nights • Black Watch • W2022

  • With a mix of remote island exploration, unforgettable scenic cruising and chances to attend two iconic, internationally renowned events, this enriching journey presents Scotland at its diverse best.
  • Don’t miss an opportunity to visit Edinburgh from Rosyth, to enjoy the Scottish capital’s International Festival and experience the fantastic performances of the iconic Royal Military Tattoo live and in person.
  • There’s opportunities to uncover historic sites, seabird havens and natural wonders in the Orkneys, Shetlands and on the Isle of Skye too; and see stunning sea stacks, beautiful bays and charming castles from aboard Black Watch.

From £1,349pp

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Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull

Scotland with the Isles of Orkney and Mull

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Black Watch • W2024

  • Discover the wild, unspoilt landscapes and remarkable historic sites of spellbinding Scottish islands and lochs, and enjoy a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience, all on one short, yet invigorating cruise.
  • Start your five-night escape with a relaxing sail to the Orkneys, where you can admire stunning countryside scenes surrounding Kirkwall and tour to UNESCO-listed, Neolithic Skara Brae.
  • A visit to the Isle of Mull offers chances to explore Tobermory’s iconic, colourful harbour and see the 13th century Duart Castle, while Greenock is your gateway to legendary Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

From £839pp

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Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2022

  • For a relaxing, wonderfully rewarding Bank Holiday break, join Braemar and sail England’s beautiful south coast, discovering the delights of three charming destinations in Devon and Cornwall along the way.
  • Feel as if you’re in a faraway idyll in the Isles of Scilly, among the white-sand beaches and unspoilt landscapes of St Mary’s; and follow in the footsteps of some of history’s great explorers in Plymouth.
  • During an overnight stay in Falmouth, you’ll see scenes of picturesque creeks and rivers you may recognise from TV; and have chances to tour to the famous Eden Project or scenic Lizard Peninsula.

From £799pp

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Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Liverpool • Wed 06 Jan 2021
2 nights • Black Watch • W2101

  • This two-night cruise is the perfect getaway if you’re new to cruising and want to experience life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships, or perhaps are a regular guest looking for a short, relaxing break.
  • Enjoy the same experience on board Black Watch with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen cruise, as you sail south from Liverpool to Southampton.
  • How you make the most of your time at sea is up to you – you can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea and treatments at the Atlantis Spa and much more, all before enjoying fine dining and fantastic entertainment in the evening.

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Voyage across Asia with Japan & the Med

Departs: Tokyo • Thu 14 Jan 2021
70 nights • Boudicca • D210105

  • Experience a stunning 70-night voyage to some of the world's most fascinating and awe-inspring destinations, offering amazing wildlife, outstanding scenery and local cultures and traditions.
  • Learn of historic Japanese events which changed history, explore the hustle and bustle of Singapore, relax on the beaches of Thailand or marvel at more than one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Explore the high-speed energy of Mumbai, or venture to Elephanta Island, set in lush green vegetation - a peaceful contrast to the commotion of inner Mumbai.

From £9,399pp

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Cruise to Nowhere

Cruise to Nowhere

Departs: Southampton • Tue 27 Apr 2021
2 nights • Black Watch • W2107

  • This two-night cruise is the perfect getaway if you’re new to cruising and want to experience life on board Fred. Olsen’s smaller, friendlier ships, or perhaps are a regular guest looking for a short, relaxing break.
  • Enjoy the same experience on board Black Watch with your friends, family and fellow guests that you would on any other Fred. Olsen cruise, as you sail south from Southampton to Liverpool.
  • How you make the most of your time at sea is up to you – you can relax in the Jacuzzi, indulge with traditional afternoon tea and treatments at the Atlantis Spa and much more, all before enjoying fine dining and fantastic entertainment in the evening.

Please call our Reservations Team for latest pricing and availability.

Irish Capitals and Scottish Scenery

Irish Capitals and Scottish Scenery

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 29 Apr 2021
5 nights • Black Watch • W2108

  • Iconic tipples, historic treasures and many must-see attractions: the Irish delights of the Emerald Isle make for a five-night break packed with highlights and memorable sights.
  • Visit the fascinating Titanic Belfast exhibit, historic SS Nomadic and much more during your two days in Belfast; or opt to tour to the spectacular Giant’s Causeway. Meanwhile, there’s unforgettable scenic cruising in Scotland too.
  • Marvel at Fingal's Cave and appreciate the beauty of the Sound of Mull as you cruise by.

From £699pp

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Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

Sailing Around Iconic Ireland

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 22 May 2021
7 nights • Black Watch • W2110

  • Offering chances to sample famous tipples, explore fascinating history and uncover authentic and iconic highlights aplenty, this seven-night circumnavigation of Ireland serves up a full-flavoured taste of the Emerald Isle.
  • Enjoy a visit to Northern Ireland's capital: learn of Belfast’s links to Titanic, or tour to the spectacular Giant’s Causeway; and in Dublin, sample the famous ‘Irish craic’ at Temple Bar and the Guinness Storehouse.
  • South of the Irish border you’ll also stop at Cobh, Galway and Killybegs for rich history, the stunning scenes of Wild Atlantic Bay and some of Ireland’s best beaches; and take in the scenic south-west coast aboard Black Watch.

From £1,099pp

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One-Night Cruise

One-Night Cruise

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 27 May 2021
1 nights • Balmoral • L2115

  • Perfect for first time Fred. Olsen guests, as well as regular cruisers looking for a relaxing night away from it all, this one-night ‘taster cruise’ is sure to whet your appetite for a longer holiday.
  • As you sail north from Newcastle to Rosyth, you can relax and experience all the benefits of cruising on board smaller, friendlier Balmoral in the company of friends, family and like-minded fellow guests.
  • With delicious, expertly-prepared food; fantastic entertainment; a selection of comfortable bars and lounges; personal, attentive service and much more to enjoy, this short break makes for a rewarding escape from it all.

From £179pp

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Five-Night Celtic Cruise

Five-Night Celtic Cruise

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights • Black Watch • W2111

  • Uncover historical, architectural and natural highlights aplenty on this enlightening Bank Holiday escape to three of the six Celtic nations: Ireland, Cornwall and Brittany.
  • In Dun Loghaire, you can visit the James Joyce Tower and Museum, known for its appearance in the novel Ulysses, while Falmouth is your starting point for discovering attractions along the Cornish coast, such as the beautiful Lizard Peninsula.
  • A full-day in St Malo allows time to explore the dramatic fortifications of Mont St Michel, or the ruins of the Celtic Aleth Cathedral in nearby Saint-Servan, before Black Watch sails among the spectacular Isles of Scilly.

From £749pp

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