Plymouth Cruises

Plymouth Hoe - ocean view, United Kingdom
Plymouth Hoe - ocean view, United Kingdom

Plymouth's fascinating maritime history stretches back over several centuries. Sir Francis Drake, Charles Darwin and Captain James Cook are just a few of the famous explorers which used Plymouth as a base for some of the great voyages of discovery, including epic journeys to the Galapagos Islands, the Pacific and the Southern Oceans. Plymouth was also the departure point for the Pilgrims when they set sail for North America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. 

Plymouth has played a role in many of Britain's most famous battles too.[ReadMoreMob] In 1588, Drake plotted the defeat of the Spanish Armada here, apparently while playing bowls on Plymouth Hoe. The Hoe is well worth visiting to follow in his footsteps and enjoy fantastic views of the beautiful harbour and the English Channel. Plymouth was also pivotal in the war against Napoleon's France, serving as a vital base for the Royal Navy; and was heavily bombed in the Second World War before being rebuilt in the 1950's. 

Today, Plymouth is a thriving waterfront city boasting a selection of fantastic attractions, sights and experiences. You could embark on your own memorable journey from the Mayflower steps and enjoy a boat tour around the Sound; climb the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse and take in the spectacular views from the top; or even while away a few hours at the National Marine Aquarium. There's plenty of shops and restaurants to discover too; while there's also the chance visit the oldest gin distillery in England. Outside of the city the beautiful Dartmoor National Park is within easy reach.

Cruises to Plymouth

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 27 Aug 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2022

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Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton • Thu 29 Jul 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2118

  • Experience a perfect escape from it all, sailing a short yet wonderfully rewarding journey along England’s beautiful south coast and by the spectacular Isles of Scilly.
  • See the gorgeous landscapes of Cornwall’s Fal Estuary and stop overnight in Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum and gateway to the Eden Project.
  • In Devonshire, you can wander Plymouth’s historic Barbican district – following in the footsteps of legendary explorers, and even visit England’s oldest gin distillery.

From £799pp

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Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Delights of Devon & Cornwall

Departs: Southampton • Sat 28 Aug 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2122

  • Experience a perfect escape from it all, sailing a short yet wonderfully rewarding journey along England’s beautiful south coast and by the spectacular Isles of Scilly.
  • See the gorgeous landscapes of Cornwall’s Fal Estuary and stop overnight in Falmouth, home to Pendennis Castle, the National Maritime Museum and gateway to the Eden Project.
  • In Devonshire, you can wander Plymouth’s historic Barbican district – following in the footsteps of legendary explorers, and even visit England’s oldest gin distillery.

From £799pp

Fares Explained | What's Included