British Isles Cruises

Duart castle, Scotland
Duart castle, Scotland
Stone age village Skara Brae on Orkney Islands

Discover the British Isles by Cruise

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 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.                                     
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History, Myths, and Legends

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.

UK Cruise Ports

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

Rouen on the River Seine, France Rouen on the River Seine, France Rouen on the River Seine, France

Easter on the River Seine • L2306

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 06 Apr 2023
5 nights
  • Explore the medieval city of Rouen
  • Enjoy a tour to the fascinating Eden Project
  • Relax as Balmoral cruises the River Seine
Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland Puffins on a sea cliff, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2310

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 03 May 2023
9 nights
  • See the rock formations of Fingal’s Cave
  • Capture the coastal scenes of Shetland
  • Search for marine wildlife with guidance from ORCA
Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland Puffin perched on a cliff, Scotland

Scenic Isles and Lochs of Scotland • T2313

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 13 May 2023
7 nights
  • Marvel at the natural wonder of the Old Man of Hoy 
  • Visit Lews Castle from Stornoway
  • Look for native seabirds and marine life with ORCA 
Panoramic view on Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall in England, UK Panoramic view on Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall in England, UK Panoramic view on Kynance Cove on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall in England, UK

Bank Holiday Escape to Cornwall and Scilly Isles • L2312

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 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 26 May 2023
5 nights
  • Be sure to enjoy a Cornish cream tea when in Falmouth
  • Explore St. Mary's towns when in the Scilly Isles
  • Enjoy scenic cruising of the Channel Islands
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2314

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 Rosyth
Balmoral
Thu 15 Jun 2023
7 nights
  • Experience the rocky landscapes of the Scottish Isles 
  • Discover Viking history and crofting in the Shetland Isles
  • Spot whales and other marine wildife with ORCA
Aerial view of coastline at the cliffs by Staffin, Scotland Aerial view of coastline at the cliffs by Staffin, Scotland Aerial view of coastline at the cliffs by Staffin, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2311

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Mon 26 Jun 2023
8 nights
  • Experience Scotland’s rugged beauty
  • From Borealis, spot marine life with ORCA
  • Visit the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness
Colorful houses at the harbor of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Colorful houses at the harbor of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland Colorful houses at the harbor of Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Isles of Scotland • T2319

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 Newcastle
Bolette
Sat 15 Jul 2023
10 nights
  • See the scenery of some of Britain’s most beautiful places
  • From Bolette, marvel at rock formations and landscapes 
  • Spot marine and sea bird life with ORCA representatives
Cliff Preikestolen in fjord Lysefjord - Norway The Pulpit rock, Norway The Pulpit rock, Norway

Scenic Summertime Norwegian Fjords • S2313

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Wed 19 Jul 2023
8 nights
  • Appreciate the beauty of the fjordland in the summer
  • See towering mountains as you sail the fjords 
  • Ride the famous Flåmsbana Railway 
Scenic view of Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, County Clare Scenic view of Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, County Clare Scenic view of Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, County Clare

Scenic Irish Isles and Cities of Ireland • S2314

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 27 Jul 2023
8 nights
  • Experience the beauty of rugged islands, islets and waterways in Ireland and Scotland
  • Scenic cruise by Tory Island and Arranmore, sail lochs and sounds, see Fingal’s Cave and more
  • Visit Cobh, Belfast and Galway, to learn of fascinating history and fairytale stories too
The Giants Causeway, Ireland The Giants Causeway, Ireland Landscape of Giant's Causeway, Belfast

Scenic Irish Isles and Cities of Ireland • S2314BEL

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 27 Jul 2023
7 nights
  • Visit destinations steeped in Celtic heritage
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone and uncover Titanic’s history
  • Scenic cruise past remote islands and dramatic cliffs
Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands Puffin on the sea cliff, Shetlands

Isles of Scotland & the Faroes • T2321

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 Dover
Bolette
Mon 07 Aug 2023
6 nights
  • Delight in the beauty of Scotland and the Faroes
  • See the landscapes of Shetland and Orkney
  • Visit Tórshavn, with its Viking heritage
Borealis cruising the Sound of Mull, Scotland Borealis cruising the Sound of Mull, Scotland Borealis cruising the Sound of Mull, Scotland

Bank Holiday Escape to Scenic Scotland • S2317

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Sat 26 Aug 2023
5 nights
  • Experience Scotland’s summertime beauty 
  • Seek out marine life and sea birds with ORCA
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Skye for historic sites 
Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Natural Wonders of Iceland • S2318

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 31 Aug 2023
9 nights
  • Get closer to the awe-inspiring wonders of Iceland
  • See powerful geysers and waterfalls and glorious glaciers 
  • Spot whales, puffins and more with ORCA from on board Borealis
Borealis cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland Borealis cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland Borealis cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland

Scenic British Isles • T2325

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 Southampton
Bolette
Thu 07 Sep 2023
11 nights
  • Discover the scenery and wildlife of remote isles
  • In Scotland, explore rugged Orkney and the Isle of Lewis
  • Visit Guernsey and the Isles of Scilly 
Mauricie National Park (Quebec, Canada) Mauricie National Park (Quebec, Canada) Mauricie National Park (Quebec, Canada)

Canada in the Fall • S2321

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 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 03 Oct 2023
19 nights
  • Explore Canada in the fall, with brown, yellow and red foliage
  • Revel in the scenery of Quebec's national parks
  • Sail the fjord-like Saguenay River
Passengers looking out to Fingals cave from onboard, UK Passengers looking out to Fingals cave from onboard, UK Passengers looking out to Fingals cave from onboard, UK

Scenic Isles of Scotland in Five Nights • T2409

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 Liverpool
Bolette
Fri 03 May 2024
5 nights
  • Enjoy a relaxing break over the May Day Bank Holiday
  • Join ORCA on deck of Bolette to spot whales 
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Lewis for historic sites