Cruise by Iona Cruises

Isle of Iona, Scotland, United Kingdom
Isle of Iona, Scotland, United Kingdom

The island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides may be physically small, at just 1.5 miles wide by 3 miles long, but as the ‘The Cradle of Christianity in Scotland’ it has a big place in British history, religion and spirituality, and has an even bigger place in the heart of people around the world.

While you won’t get to step ashore and follow in the footsteps of those who pilgrimage on Iona, you will catch a glimpse of the island’s famous landmarks as you sail by. The highlight is Iona Abbey, one of Europe’s oldest Christian centres and said to be the final resting place of 48 medieval kings including the eleventh-century king Macbeth of Shakespearean fame. Your scenic cruise is an opportunity to delight in the peace and beauty of Iona’s gorgeous landscapes and its surrounding waterways too.

Cruises to Cruise by Iona

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

 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 
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

 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
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

 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

 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
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

 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 
Bolette cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland Bolette cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland Bolette cruising Loch Hourn, Scotland

Scenic British Isles • T2325

 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 
Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Old Man of Hoy, Orkney

Scenic Isles of Scotland • L2314

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Thu 15 Jun 2023
7 nights
  • Experience the beauty of Scottish isles and waterways 
  • See dramatic rock formations and native wildlife
  • Spot whales and other marine wildife with ORCA