Belfast is the largest city and capital of Northern Ireland. Located on the banks of the River Lagan, it has a strong maritime connection – it was once home to the biggest shipyard in the world, the infamous Harland & Wolff shipyard, where the iconic RMS Titanic was built. The city is also home to the prestigious Queen’s University and the Ulster Museum, which celebrates Northern Irish history. In addition, Belfast is a great starting point for visiting the impressive Giant’s Causeway in County Antrim.
The Giant’s Causeway
Travelling inland you will find the mystical and mysterious geological formation of the Giant’s Causeway, approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from Belfast. Located on the North Eastern coast of County Antrim; it is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and attracts visitors from all over the world.
No visit to Belfast is complete without learning of the city's legendary links to the infamous ocean liner Titanic. Located in the Titanic Quarter, Titanic Belfast opened in 2012 and is right beside the historic site of the ship's birthplace. Inside you can enjoy a fascinating insight into the authentic story and history of Titanic, from her construction to her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912.
Cruises to Belfast
Scenic Islands of the Azores • S2227
- Join ORCA conservationists as they look out for whales
- Visit dramatic volcanic crater lakes in Ponta Delgada
- Explore the pretty town of Cobh
In Search of the Northern Lights • S2228A
- Visit Tromsø for a chance to seek-out Aurora Borealis.
- Experience a taste of Sami community life at Alta.
- Scenic cruise by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains.
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Scenic Isles of Scotland • T2319
- 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
Scenic Irish Isles and Cities of Ireland • S2314
- 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
Scenic Irish Isles and Cities of Ireland • S2314BEL
- Visit destinations steeped in Celtic heritage
- Kiss the famous Blarney Stone and uncover Titanic’s history
- Scenic cruise past remote islands and dramatic cliffs
Scenic British Isles • T2325
- 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
Canada in the Fall • S2321
- Explore Canada in the fall, as its landscapes bathe in hues of brown, yellow and red foliage
- Revel in the seasonal scenery of Quebec province’s beautiful national parks
- Take in the unspoilt landscapes of Newfoundland, and sail the fjord-like Saguenay River
In Search of the Northern Lights • S2228BFS
- Search for the Aurora Borealis from Borealis and ashore in Tromsø
- Spend time with local Sami communities in the wilderness
- Tick off the experience of crossing the Arctic Circle
Scenic Isles, Irish Loughs & Cities • M2312
- Delve into the beauty, culture and history of the ‘Emerald Isle’
- Experience scenic cruising of glacial waterways
- Explore links to Titanic or visit the home of Guinness
Canada in the Fall Liverpool to Belfast Cruise • S2321BEL
- Uncover the natural beauty of Canada during fall
- Explore beautiful national parks during five days in Québec province
- Scenic cruise the fjord-like Saguenay River