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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.

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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 ...
07/16
With misgivings, we booked a 1 night taster on this venerable ship, for nostalgic reasons! Decades ago, when she was under Gerry Herrods ownership, we enjoyed some adventurous cruises on her,; to Antarctica, up the amazon , etc, and loved her. ... Read more
British Isles - lovely aged explorer
07/16
How anyone could give The Magellan a negative report is beyond me. Everything from embarkation to disembarkation was superb! The ships crew were always friendly and helpful. Our cabin was comfortable and quite spacious, beds VERY comfortable. Dina ... Read more
Great Value Cruise gregeade57
07/16
we went on this cruise as it visited some of the Scottish Islands that my wife had never visited before. The magellan only holds1250 passenengers which is to me about the right number. The cabin was spacious and spotlessly clean likewise the ... Read more
This was our first cruise with Holland America Line, before we did 4 Cunard cruises (2 QM2, 1 QV and 1 QE). Main reason in the past to choose Cunard was that we are fond of all kind of dancing events, see also my review: ... Read more
Small cruise ship, very well organized, no extra cost for food and drink anytime of the day and night, wonderful, friendly crew and officers, great entertainment, wonderful food. I'm done with large cruise ships, long lines, charging for every ... Read more

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I will start by saying that despite other reviews that I have read describing the ship as "tired" or "poor", I found the Caribbean Princess to be in excellent shape. Yes, there may be a few scratches, scuff marks or dings but all ... Read more
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and were not disappointed, Great sampler of Scotland and Ireland with some very nice bonuses - Guernsey and Honfleur (LeHavre) were unexpectedly interesting and pleasant. Food in MDR was on the whole very ... Read more
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