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British Isles & Western Europe Cruises

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Photo: vichie81/Shutterstock)

About British Isles & Western Europe Cruises

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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  • What is the best time to cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

  • Which cruise lines go to the British Isles & Western Europe?

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Seven Seas Splendor
Seven Seas Splendor (Photo: Regent Seven Seas)

10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

17 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
May 30, 2024
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Regal Princess
Regal Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Azamara Quest
Azamara Quest

9 Night
Spain Intensive VoyageDetails

690 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Azamara
Oct 31, 2023
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Seven Seas Navigator
Seven Seas Navigator

12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

278 Reviews
Leaving:Amsterdam
Cruise Line:Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Aug 28, 2023
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Virgin Voyages

12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 29, 2023
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jul 31, 2023
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9 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

722 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Oceania Cruises
Aug 20, 2024
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8 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Apr 30, 2023
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

1,705 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jun 1, 2023
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11 Night
11 Nt Canary Islands, Spain&portugalDetails

1,984 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 9, 2022
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10 Night
Best Of Spain & Portugal CruiseDetails

1,586 Reviews
Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 26, 2023
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

539 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Nov 15, 2022
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13 Night
Spain Intensive VoyageDetails

115 Reviews
Leaving:Bordeaux
Cruise Line:Azamara
Sep 12, 2023
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20 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

576 Reviews
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 5, 2023
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More about the British Isles & Western Europe

What is the best time to cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

The British Isles and Western Europe are year-round cruise destinations, with some of the most pleasant months to visit during the spring and summer. Even with the colder temperatures, the winter months are also a good option for those hoping for lower cruise fares and lots of holiday festivities. For more: British Isles Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to the British Isles & Western Europe?

For a strictly British Isles cruise, you might have to stick with a UK-based cruise line like P&O, Cunard or Fred.Olsen, but many mainstream American cruise lines -- including Princess and Celebrity -- offer combo British Isles and Western Europe sailings. If you're interested in luxury cruises, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal are among the options.

What are some things to do in the British Isles & Western Europe?

The British Isles and Western Europe are full of historical sights and natural wonders. Depending on your chosen itinerary, you can see everything from Buckingham Palace and the Guinness Storehouse to the Scottish Highlands and whales and dolphins off the coast of Tobermory. Don't forget to stop at a traditional whisky distillery. For more: 5 Best Day Trips From UK Ports.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

Yes, a passport is required for British Isles & Western Europe cruises.

What should I pack for a cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

You'll want to pack for nearly any weather condition. Layers are crucial and rain gear, including a jacket and boots, can be a lifesaver. Many of the UK-based cruise lines are also more traditional than modern American lines, so bringing along some formal (or at least semi-formal) attire is a good idea.

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