From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Belfast is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Northern Ireland's capital offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Only in Belfast can the Titanic story be traced to its source, and the excitement of an era when the city was at the height of its powers relived.
Close to Queen’s University lie the fascinating Botanical Gardens, established for over 180 years. The unique Palm House was one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses and displays a wide range of tropical plants, ranging from bananas to rubber.[ReadMoreMob] Alongside, the Renaissance-styled Ulster Museum tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history through art, ceramics, costume, and prehistoric archaeology. To the city’s northern edge is the impressive Belfast Castle, offering wonderful views of the city as it stands 120m above the Irish Sea. [ReadMoreDesk]
Belfast is also perfectly placed to discover the stunning Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and an incredible natural wonder steeped in myths and legends.
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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