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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 Basics British Isle Cruise Basics
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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Southampton -> St. Peter Port (Guernsey) -> Cobh (Cork) -> Dublin -> Liverpool -> Belfast -> Greenock (Glasgow) -> Cruising -> Invergordon -> Edinburgh -> Cruising -> Le Havre -> Southampton
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Rome (Civitavecchia) -> Cruising -> Corfu -> Kotor -> Cruising -> Trieste -> Venice -> Venice
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Southampton -> Brussels -> Southampton
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Dover -> Cruising -> Lerwick -> Scrabster -> Cruising -> Seydisfjordur -> Akureyri -> Grundarfjordur -> Reykjavik -> Cruising -> Cruising -> Eidfjord -> Bergen -> Cruising -> Dover
87% Loved It
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Dover -> Jersey -> Hilford Haven -> Dublin -> Cruising -> Rosyth -> Rosyth -> Cruising -> Dover
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 ...
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 ...
08/14
We did the Baltic and on to Southampton on Whisper and enjoyed our first experience with Silversea, although the food was all very Italian based, which can become tiresome. We found Seabourn to have a greater selection on their menus and wines were ... Read more
05/15
Very second rate Compared to Carnival and Royal Caribbean, the staff could barely speak English and were nowhere near as friendly or professional, the food, entertainment, organisation, embarking and disembarking for trips etc was nowhere near as ... Read more
Originall I wanted to travel on Britannia, however following recent rteviews and the fact that Britannia only offered 1 around the UK departure in July, I decided to opt for Princess as Royal is the lead ship of 3 to date, with another 2 to follow ... Read more
Royal Princess Review - British Isles Cruise 9/5/15 Firstly this is not a cruise for the under 65's. Shore trips and on board activities cater for an age group in excess of that age. The cruise was good and the ports of call well selected with a ... Read more
05/15
We took this cruise as a family group of 10 people; 7 are residents of Germany and 3 are residents of the United States. The cruise line is very up front about the fact that they only provide printed information in German, this also includes shore ... Read more
Since we were on the third leg of this new ship's first run, we were prepared for some confusion. The CSAs in Vikings corp office weren't kept informed of itinerary changes and several of Viking's policies were ignored (this was a good thing) once ... Read more
Not Much to Fault welshboy6800
05/15
Two of us travelled independently on this cruise around the British Isles. Find Tilbury from the M25 was a bit of a nightmare, but posssibly that was due to road works, although the road signs were poor too. Once there embarkation was quite ... Read more
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