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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.
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Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland: Read our tips on how to cruise, British style.
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Whisky, royals, literature, natural beauty - and castles! See what you can do on shore.
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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 ...
Anthem Inaugural harlnrocky
04/15
What a VAST improvement over my experience on Quantum! Both ships are beautiful, but Quantum was an utterly disastrous experience! RC obviously learned from the failures of the previous ship and applied their lessons to Anthem. From the moment we ... Read more
If you are looking for a disappointing experience with a company that does not care about its customers, then this is the cruise ship for you. Sailed on the Magellan on her maiden voyage (refitted ship) to see the eclipse 15-27 March 2015. It ... Read more
If you are looking for an overpriced, unsatisfying cruise experience then this is the cruise line for you! Went on the Magellan maiden cruise on 15 May for the Solar Eclipse and Northern Scotland, Reykjavik and Faroe Islands. Ship was in rough ... Read more
Having just completed a mini trip to brussels & le havre on Arcadia . We were looking forward to a relaxed trip having paid the extra to upgrade to a suite. We duly arrived at 12.45 after problems with entry to the port gate ( Not P & O ... Read more
04/12
Hurtigruten, literally translated as "the fast route" is a combination tourist cruise ship, local ferry boat, and a cargo ship that travels the coast of Norway. There are 32 ports. Passengers are discouraged from getting off at ... Read more
04/15
I boarded the Megallan in Dundee and our cruise finished in Newcastle. Boarding was very easy and quick, leaving was even quicker as we had a train to catch and the staff ensured we got off early so we could catch it. All of the staff on board the ... Read more
What a Shambles Misteron
02/15
Due to bad weather the departure port and date were changed three days prior to departure, no information about the new departure port "Portland" was provided and there was none on the website. I was assured that as I had to arrive at ... Read more
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