Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

British Isles & Western Europe Cruises

Cruises to the British Isles & Western Europe

The British Isles include Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and all the offshore islands, including the separate nation of Ireland. From rolling green countryside and castles to charming cobblestone streets and traditional pubs, the region offers something for every type of cruiser. The compact nature of the British Isles means you can spend more time onshore, so you can visit landmarks such as Stonehenge and the Blarney Stone, and spend time in historic cities such as Dublin, Edinburgh and London.
British Isle Cruise Tips British Isle Cruise Tips
Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland: Read our tips on how to cruise, British style.
Best British Isles Shore Excursions Best British Isles Shore Excursions
Whisky, royals, literature, natural beauty - and castles! See what you can do on shore.
Top 10 British Isle Historical Sites Top 10 British Isle Historical Sites
History abounds throughout the British Isles. Check out our must-see stops.

Sponsored links

Planning
Ports
Reviews
Forums
Amsterdam
There is a fairytale quality to the tree-lined canal streets of ...
Antwerp
Flanders, the northern half of Belgium, has four lovely cities to ...
Belfast
There was a time when the name Belfast raised an immediate red flag ...
Brugge (Bruges)
Brugge (in Flemish -- it's Bruges in French) is one of the most ...
Brussels
If you've been to Brussels, chances are you were sent on a business ...
Dover
Located 76 miles (122 kilometers) to the east of London, Dover is a ...
Dublin
Imagine Dublin and visions of Guinness, Leopold Bloom, and hearty ...
Edinburgh
Historic Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, has so much to offer that ...
Ghent
Brugge (Bruges) may be the better known -- and possibly better ...
Greenock (Glasgow)
Greenock is in a stunning spot on the River Clyde, with magnificent ...
Harwich
Harwich, on London's east coast, is the quietest of the three main ...
Holyhead
Located on the very northwestern tip of Wales, facing out to the ...
Invergordon
Although it's the most popular cruise ship port of call in Scotland, ...
Le Havre
Le Havre, which lies along the English Channel on France's western ...
Lisbon
Lisbon, Europe's westernmost capital and Portugal's cultural hub, ...
Liverpool
Liverpool is a small but thriving city that is poised to flourish, ...
London (Tilbury)
London is one of the world's greatest cities. Diverse, ethnically and ...
Newcastle (England)
One of the most vibrant cities in the north of England, Newcastle ...
Paris
Home to more than 10 million people, the "City of Light" is majestic ...
Rotterdam
If Holland's past lives on in Amsterdam's fabled canals and historic ...
Rouen
The capital of Normandy, Rouen is just a bit over an hour's train ...
Southampton
Located on the south coast of England, Southampton served as the ...
St. Peter Port (Guernsey)
St. Peter Port, the principal town on the island of Guernsey, charms ...
Vigo
Vigo is the main port for Spain's Galicia region, with Portugal to ...
Our choice of cruise on this endearing ship with fascinating history was based on the itinerary. It didn't disappoint, despite the fact you only get a little taster at each port. It rained a bit at Torshavn (Faroes), but it didn't matter. We ... Read more
01/16
We embark the Queen Victoria bound for Copenhagen in Denmark. The ship is stunning – very similar to Queen Elizabeth with a Chart Room in place of Britannia Club on Queen Elizabeth. Our Princess Grill suite on deck 6 is fantastic – we ... Read more
We were on a section of Viking Star's maiden voyage and there were therefore a few hiccups like mooring at Greenwich took rather longer than expected and meant our planned excursion didn't work out quite as we had hoped. These were not major issues ... Read more
We started by meeting friends in Brussels and then taking the Thalys train to Amsterdam. One mistake we made was that we thought the ship would be closer to the rear entrance of the train station, but it was quite a hike, in the rain no less. Be ... Read more
New Viking Star.......... Our 20th cruise, previous Danube cruise on Viking Agier was fantastic, Viking Star was unbelievably OUTSTANDING. Everything was outstanding, cabin, dining, excursions....and service over all, faultless. Dining ... Read more

Compare Prices on British Isles & Western Europe Cruises

Overall, this is a fantastic new ship with professional, well-trained crew. Our favorite excursions were The Normandy Countryside Cheese & Brandy excursion, the Day Trip to Sevilla, The Walking Tour of Greenwich & Pub Stop, and The Concert ... Read more
First Cruise Andreacrosby
01/16
I booked this as a treat after a busy X mas for myself and my husband , I was sceptical about the whole thing , a lot of reading about cruising there seems a element of snobbery, well I loved it yes a mini cruise was for us anyway a bit booze cruise ... Read more
Read 1,418 British Isles & Western Europe Cruise Reviews
 
Have you taken a cruise before?
Thank you!

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.