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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.
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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Barcelona -> Minorca -> Alcudia -> Cruising -> Gibraltar -> Seville (Cadiz) -> Lisbon -> Lisbon
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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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Amsterdam -> Brugge (Bruges) -> Cruising -> Bilbao -> Cruising -> Lisbon -> Seville (Cadiz) -> Gibraltar -> Cartagena (Spain) -> Palma de Mallorca -> Cruising -> Florence (Livorno) -> Rome (Civitavecchia)
There is a fairytale quality to the tree-lined canal streets of ...
Flanders, the northern half of Belgium, has four lovely cities to ...
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 ...
If you've been to Brussels, chances are you were sent on a business ...
Located 76 miles (122 kilometers) to the east of London, Dover is a ...
Imagine Dublin and visions of Guinness, Leopold Bloom, and hearty ...
Historic Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, has so much to offer that ...
Brugge (Bruges) may be the better known -- and possibly better ...
Harwich, on London's east coast, is the quietest of the three main ...
Located on the very northwestern tip of Wales, facing out to the ...
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, Europe's westernmost capital and Portugal's cultural hub, ...
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 ...
Home to more than 10 million people, the "City of Light" is majestic ...
If Holland's past lives on in Amsterdam's fabled canals and historic ...
The capital of Normandy, Rouen is just a bit over an hour's train ...
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 is the main port for Spain's Galicia region, with Portugal to ...
This was my first cruise and I was unsure what to expect. I read the reviews on here so went with an open mind. Embarkation was a bit of a shock as there were so many people waiting to check in. I stupidly expected to walk straight on. That was the ... Read more
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Meridian Dining Room We thought the dining room was very noisy, the noise might be made worse because of the large open area in the floor between the upper and lower levels The Grill Excellent food and staff, and a very relaxing atmosphere East ... Read more
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We spent 5 nights on New Year's Cruise on QV. We have been on QM2 4-5 year's ago, so we were looking forward to an amazing New Year's celebration. The reason why we chose Cunard is that we love dancing, and Cunard is almost the only Cruise line ... Read more
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This was a Chrstmas present from my best friend..neither of us had cruised before so thought a good idea. We departed from Southampton to Zeebrugge for the market in Brussels. This was the first cruise after the ship's refit so we were looking ... Read more
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Having sailed on many cruises before (all Caribbean cruises with NCL) we were a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews on here about our 5 days / 4 nights cruise to Bruges & Amsterdam. Well............ we had a great time! Cabin ... Read more
We chose a mini cruise with Fred Olson to Brugge on Black Watch from Tilbury. Check-in is very different from Southampton you drive to the check in hall unload your luggage plenty of help available drive back to Tilbury dock leave your car in secure ... Read more
Having cruised with Cunard four times previously this was our first time in Queens Grill on the Queen Elizabeth and we were suitable impressed. The cruise was the 3 night voyage (16-19th Dec) immediately before the infamous cruise to nowhere! I am ... Read more
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