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

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 £1,229pp

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Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Icelandic Wonders & Wildlife

Departs: Dover • Thu 03 Jun 2021
12 nights • Boudicca • D2114

  • With natural wonders and wildlife awaiting your discovery amongst Iceland’s incredible landscapes and waterways, this cruise will leave you spellbound throughout.
  • An overnight stay in Reykjavik allows ample time to witness the beauty of the Golden Circle’s hot springs and waterfalls on tour, visit the famous Blue Lagoon and much more.
  • You’ll also have chances to experience fjord kayaking and embark on an unforgettable whale watching adventure; and see the spectacular sights of Seyðisfjörður, Eyjafjörður and Hrisey Island from Boudicca.

From £1,799pp

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Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Scenic Islands of the British Isles

Departs: Dover • Sun 11 Jul 2021
13 nights • Boudicca • D2118

  • Discover and explore some of the British Isles most beautiful and remote islands, with smaller-sized Boudicca as your guide.
  • You’ll get to wonder at the best of British nature, from the landscapes of the Sound of Mull and intriguing Fingal’s Cave to the iconic ponies of the Shetland Islands.
  • Immerse yourself in rich history of the Orkney’s, Isle of Bute and Isle of Lewis; explore Belfast, Northern Ireland’s capital; and visit the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Isles of Scilly.

From £1,899pp

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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 £399pp

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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 £799pp

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Scenic Islands in the Summertime

Scenic Islands in the Summertime

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Thu 05 Aug 2021
5 nights • Balmoral • L2124

  • In just five nights, visit two beautiful countries to uncover intriguing islands, natural wonders and enchanting wildlife for a short, yet simply unforgettable summer break.
  • See magnificent sea stacks guarding the rugged Orkneys; and visit the Shetlands to take in gorgeous coastal scenery, remarkable ancient settlements and wildlife such as iconic native ponies.
  • Marvel at the unspoilt beauty of the uninhabited islets of Gáshólmur and Tindhólmur; arch-shaped Drangarnir and picturesque Gásadalur; plus the bird habitats of Hestur Island and Mykines.

From £749pp

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Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Iconic Italy with the Venice Carnival

Departs: Southampton • Tue 15 Feb 2022
28 nights • Balmoral • L2204SN

  • This journey of contrasts combines the tranquility of ancient towns, the opulence of iconic cities, and the vibrancy of the Venice Carnival.
  • Enjoy ample time in Venice, to catch all the carnival’s sights and sounds; visit Rome from Civitavecchia, to take in iconic sites such as the Colosseum; and uncover Tuscany’s highlights.
  • In Croatia, view the spectacular Adriatic coastline and immerse yourself in centuries of history amongst the ancient walls, churches and monasteries of UNESCO-listed Dubrovnik and Split.

From £3,299pp

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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 £749pp

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Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton • Thu 29 Jul 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2118

  • Experience a perfect escape from it all, sailing a short yet wonderfully rewarding journey along England’s beautiful south coast and by the spectacular Isles of Scilly.
  • See the gorgeous landscapes of Cornwall’s Fal Estuary and stop overnight in Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum and gateway to the Eden Project.
  • In Devonshire, you can wander Plymouth’s historic Barbican district – following in the footsteps of legendary explorers, and even visit England’s oldest gin distillery.

From £799pp

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Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland

Loughs, Isles and Iconic Sites of Ireland

Departs: Southampton • Tue 03 Aug 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2119

  • Circumnavigating the ‘Emerald Isle’, taking in scenic and city highlights along the way, makes for an immersion into Ireland’s incredible beauty and rich culture.
  • Scenic cruising on small ship Braemar will be unforgettable; you’ll navigate the spectacular Killary Fjord and Lough Swilly, see the mighty Cliffs of Moher and much more.
  • Ashore, Cobh and Belfast display seafaring heritage and links to Titanic; Galway offers seafood and medieval history; and there are iconic highlights aplenty to uncover in Dublin.

From £1,349pp

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Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton • Sat 28 Aug 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2122

  • Experience a perfect escape from it all, sailing a short yet wonderfully rewarding journey along England’s beautiful south coast and by the spectacular Isles of Scilly.
  • See the gorgeous landscapes of Cornwall’s Fal Estuary and stop overnight in Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum and gateway to the Eden Project.
  • In Devonshire, you can wander Plymouth’s historic Barbican district – following in the footsteps of legendary explorers, and even visit England’s oldest gin distillery.

From £799pp

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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 £399pp

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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 £899pp

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Scottish Isles & Edinburgh

Scottish Isles & Edinburgh

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 £1,049pp

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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 £749pp

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Irish Highlights & Scottish Scenery

Irish Highlights & 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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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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Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 03 Jun 2021
12 nights • Black Watch • W2112

  • With chances to uncover rugged waterways and archipelagos, and experience the magic of the Midnight Sun, immerse yourself in Northern Norway’s unrivalled drama and beauty.
  • Enjoy unforgettable small ship scenic cruising into spectacular Trollfjord, Raftsundet and by beautiful Reine; and explore ashore amongst Lofoten and Vesterålen’s astonishing scenery.
  • Take in the attractions of Tromsø, including the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; visit charming Kristiansund and Sandnessjøen, and see intriguing Torghatten too.

From £1,799pp

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Spectacular Fjordland Adventure

Spectacular Fjordland Adventure

Departs: Liverpool • Sun 11 Jul 2021
8 nights • Black Watch • W2115

  • Sail deep into the heart of Norway on Black Watch, to experience small ship cruising and fjordland exploration at its most inspiring, rewarding and memorable.
  • Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views and uncanny tranquillity of Nærøyfjord, inaccessible to larger ships; sail the magnificent Nordfjord and see majestic Hornelen up-close.
  • Ride the iconic Flåmsbana railway and marvel at the Kjosfossen Waterfall; discover the astonishing Briksdal Glacier from Olden; explore historic Bergen and much more during unforgettable time ashore.

From £1,299pp

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Flavours of France & Spain

Flavours of France & Spain

Departs: Liverpool • Mon 19 Jul 2021
10 nights • Black Watch • W2116

  • Enjoy an authentic taste of France and Spain, visiting regions and destinations selected for links to famous food and drink.
  • Black Watch docks in the heart of Bordeaux, famed for its Medoc, Merlot and Saint Emilion wines – an extended stay allows for a tour to an enchanting family-run vineyard.
  • On Brittany’s beautiful coast, you can tour to the famed oyster town of Cancale; while in Spain, Getxo and Avilés offer traditional Basque tapas, Rioja wines and sweet Asturian cider.

From £1,499pp

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Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Lochs & Legends of Scotland

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 29 Jul 2021
8 nights • Black Watch • W2117

  • Create memories that last a lifetime as you sail Scottish Lochs on a smaller ship – the best way to experience the beauty and tranquility of this astonishing part of the world.
  • See mighty Ben Nevis in Loch Linnhe and Beinn Ghobhlach towering over Little Loch Broom; Loch Fyne; Fingal Cave’s basalt columns and more.
  • Ashore, your call at Fort William could coincide with the annual Lochaber Highland Games, while legendary historic sites, from castles to Neolithic treasures, await you too.

From £1,249pp

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Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Spellbinding Fjords of Norway

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 06 Aug 2021
8 nights • Black Watch • W2118

  • Be captivated by the breathtaking beauty and enchanting delights of Norway’s fjordland, from on board Black Watch and during time ashore.
  • See Mother Nature’s work at its most spectacular, from the towering mountains and idyllic valleys of Fjærlandsfjorden and Nordfjord, to the magnificent, imposing Hornelen Sea Cliff.
  • Discover incredible sights and attractions from a trio of highlight destinations – there’s Olden, gateway to the Briksdal glacier; the Viking village of Vik; and stylish Stavanger.

From £1,299pp

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Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Fjords & Icebergs of Remote Greenland

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 14 Aug 2021
14 nights • Black Watch • W2119

  • Astonishing waterways, spectacular landscapes and enchanting settlements await, as Black Watch diverts off the well-beaten tourist routes to bring you the wonders of Greenland’s most remote regions.
  • You’ll experience scenic cruising of awe-inspiring Prins Christiansund, and can tour to the remarkable Qooroq Ice Fjord to stimulate your senses with the sight and sounds of magnificent icebergs.
  • Explore Qaqortoq and Nanortalik’s for a taste of local history, culture and traditions too; and enjoy two days in Iceland, uncovering world-famous natural wonders.

From £2,399pp

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Scenic Scotland in Five Nights

Scenic Scotland in Five Nights

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 28 Aug 2021
5 nights • Black Watch • W2120

  • Discover enchanting waterways and remote islands on board Black Watch and experience a memorable snapshot of Scotland’s gorgeous summertime scenery.
  • Relax during hours of daytime scenic cruising, taking in historic Duart Castle and the picturesque Sound of Mull, the intriguing Dutchman’s Cap and astonishing Fingal’s Cave.
  • Step ashore in the Shetlands and at the Isle of Lewis, to go in search of many more of Scotland’s most famous highlights, such as pretty Lews Castle and iconic Shetland ponies.

From £799pp

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Latin America with Chilean Fjords

Latin America with Chilean Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Tue 04 Jan 2022
81 nights • Black Watch • W220106

  • Immerse yourself in an intoxicating blend of history, culture and beauty as you discover iconic destinations and unforgettable highlights on an epic, in-depth exploration of Latin America.
  • You can have a private mass at Rio’s legendary Christ the Redeemer; dance the tango in Buenos Aires and the rumba in Havana; tour to magnificent Machu Picchu; and much more.
  • Scenic cruising by Cape Horn; through the Chilean Fjords spectacular mountains and glaciers; and navigating the Panama Canal will create everlasting memories.

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Uncrowded Iceland

Uncrowded Iceland

Departs: Liverpool • Sat 26 Mar 2022
10 nights • Black Watch • W2207

  • Take advantage of an unmissable opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring wonder of Iceland, at a time of year with fewer tourists around and smaller crowds.
  • Early spring is the perfect time to seek-out iconic sites such the waterfalls, geysirs and national parks of the Golden Circle, and the famed Blue Lagoon, from Reykjavik.
  • There are chances to experience exhilarating fjord kayaking in the Westfjords; go an unforgettable whale watching tour from Akureyri; and maybe even witness the magical Northern Lights.

From £1,399pp

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