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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.
Extraordinary Excursions: British Isles Extraordinary Excursions: British Isles
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) -> Cruising -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux -> St. Jean de Luz -> St. Jean de Luz -> Bilbao -> Cruising -> Porto (Leixoes) -> Lisbon -> Gibraltar -> Cruising -> Barcelona -> Barcelona
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Southampton -> St. Peter Port (Guernsey) -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux -> Bordeaux -> St. Jean de Luz -> St. Jean de Luz -> Pasajes -> Pasajes -> Bilbao -> Cruising -> Porto (Leixoes) -> Lisbon -> Lisbon
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 ...
Never say never again! agathachristiefan
04/15
As the eternal optimist, there were so many negative reviews about Magellan, that even I was getting downhearted. As usual I should have trusted my own instincts. I cruised on Discovery last summer enjoying it thoroughly, so booked Magellan when ... Read more
WE have never cruised before but were delighted with the whole package from CMV on their new ship Magellan. Embarkation was orderly and efficient, car to cabin took about 20 minutes total time, where our luggage was waiting - so much better than ... Read more
A fair bit of tweaking needed yorkshire terrier
04/15
Magellan is a lovely ship,but lots of details need attending to. Our cabin was comfortable and kept spotlessly clean by our steward,so no problem there.Both embarkation and disembarkation went without a hitch,quickly and smoothly. The meals in ... Read more
04/15
Great cruise around British Isles, helped by excellent, sunny weather apart from Kirkwall. Nice sized ship, around 800 passengers, most aged 70 plus. (Average age way above 60). On board staff excellent, most from Ukraine; restaurant staff and ... Read more
This sailing on Cruise & Maritimes “New Flagship The Magellan” was intend to introduce us to this company and furthermore sample what this ship had to offer before we were to embark on her to The “Majestic Fjordlands on 11th ... Read more
Faded Splendour FussyMcB
03/15
We have just returned from a P&O short cruise to Guernsey and Zeebrugge on the Oriana. A holiday didn't get off to a good start as the ship could not dock due to high winds and our trip was cut short by 24 hours. Our four night cruise became ... Read more
Marvellous Magellan!! We travelled via GLENTON HOLIDAYS - therefore we were picked up from home in a mini-bus form AYRSHIRE and driven to the port of Dundee to join the Magellan. There followed a very slick and quick embarkation and we were in our ... Read more
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