British Isles Cruises

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

Cruise around the British Isles

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with our British Isles cruises and enjoy endless captivating scenery and sprawling countryside. Sail along the stunning coastlines and discover ancient historical sites and culture-rich cities. A lifetime of hidden treasures, all a stone’s throw from home, our British Isle cruises will take you to some of the most picturesque cities and sights across the UK and beyond. Come across the hidden pockets of the Shetlands or immerse yourself in the buzz of Belfast’s cosmopolitan city. With so much to see and do, build long-lived memories when you cruise the British Isles to the majestic Lochs of the Highlands and the Neolithic wonder of Skara Brae.[ReadMoreMob] [ReadMoreDesk]

History, Myths, and Legends

Cruise around British Isles in search of myths and legends. Discover the magical Isle of Skye in Scotland, or learn about the mysterious Loch Ness Monster. From the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland to the magical land of Tintagel in Cornwall, the British Isles are a treasure trove of ancient stories waiting to be uncovered.

British Isles Small Ship Cruises

Relax on our small ship cruises around the British Isles. On your private balcony, wander at the stunning coastlines and hills of the Small Isles or the rugged and isolated UNESCO World Heritage Site; Skellig Islands. Thanks to our small ship fleet that includes Balmoral and Borealis, we can navigate the perfect route for you to experience the rich history and culture of the region in style and comfort.

With the added advantage of British Isles cruises from Southampton and a range of regional ports, including Liverpool, Dover, and Newcastle, the chance to explore the best of Britain has never been easier.

Cruises to British Isles

Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland

Wildlife & Traditions of the Scottish Isles • L2420

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Sail from Rosyth
Balmoral
Thu 04 Jul 2024
8 nights
  • Enjoy birdwatching as Balmoral sails past Sumburgh Head
  • Search for whales with help from ORCA
  • Marvel at the Isle of Skye's scenery
The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland Old Man of Storr rock formation on Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Scenic Landscapes & Wildlife of the British Isles • S2416

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Sail from Dover
Borealis
Mon 22 Jul 2024
9 nights
  • Discover the Scottish isles of Orkney, Lewis and Skye
  • Uncover traditions such as ceilidh dancing and whisky making
  • Join ORCA to spot birds and marine life from Borealis
St Peter's port, Guernsey St Peter's port, Guernsey St Mary's, Scilly Isles

Discovering Normandy & the Channel Islands • S2419

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Sail from Southampton
Borealis
Fri 23 Aug 2024
5 nights
  • Sample a Fred. Olsen cruise over the Bank Holiday
  • Enjoy a Scenic Discovery around the Channel Islands
  • Visit the glorious Tresco Abbey Gardens
Dunguaire castle near Kinvarra in Co. Galway, Ireland Bolette cruising past Dutchman's cap, UK Scenic view of Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, County Clare

Exploring Ireland's Coastal Scenery • T2419

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
Sat 24 Aug 2024
8 nights
  • See spectacular Scenic Discoveries from Bolette
  • Visit Giant's Causeway from Belfast
  • Discover the rugged beauty of Galway
Falmouth harbour, Cornwall Falmouth harbour, Cornwall Falmouth harbour, Cornwall

The South Coast of Britain in Five Nights • L2507

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 01 May 2025
5 nights
  • Discover the rugged beauty of Britain's coastlines
  • Enjoy Cornish pasties, cream teas and Scilly crab
  • Discover Cornwall's horticultural hotspots
Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland Portree harbour, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights • T2508

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
Fri 02 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore the rugged coastlines of the Hebridean Islands
  • Discover the traditions of the Western Isles
  • Get closer to nature with the help of ORCA 
Ornsay Lighthouse in the Loch Hourn Ornsay Lighthouse in the Loch Hourn Ornsay Lighthouse in the Loch Hourn

Scenic Isles of Scotland • S2512

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Sail from Newcastle
Borealis
Wed 07 May 2025
7 nights
  • Sail past the Small Isles and along picturesque Loch Hourn
  • Immerse yourself in Scottish traditions, like Ceilidh dancing & whisky
  • Spot seabirds, dolphins, and whales from the decks of Borealis
Skara Brae, Scotland Skara Brae, Scotland Croft on Isle of Lewis

Wildlife & Culture of the Scenic Scottish Isles • L2509

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Sail from Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 16 May 2025
7 nights
  • Explore the Scottish islands of Stornoway and Kirkwall
  • Uncover traditions like Ceilidh dancing, cheese, fudge, and whisky
  • Scenic cruise past the intriguing basalt columns of Fingals Cave
Lighthouse at Arnish Point overlooking Stornoway Harbour Lighthouse at Arnish Point overlooking Stornoway Harbour Lighthouse at Arnish Point overlooking Stornoway Harbour

Scenic Scottish Isles in Five Nights • T2510

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
Sat 24 May 2025
5 nights
  • Explore Stornoway and Tórshavn in just five nights
  • Embrace Gaelic traditions like Ceilidh dancing or Harris Tweed
  • Scenic cruise past the intriguing Fingal's Cave and Bac Mòr 
Views of the Giant's Causeway, Belfast, Ireland Views of the Giant's Causeway, Belfast, Ireland Views of the Giant's Causeway, Belfast, Ireland

Exploring the Iconic Coastline of the Emerald Isle • T2512

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Sail from Liverpool
Bolette
Fri 06 Jun 2025
7 nights
  • Witness the remarkable scenery of Ireland's coastlines 
  • Immerse yourself in the Irish way of life by sampling Guinness
  • Uncover poignant stories of the Titanic, from Belfast & Cobh

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