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Cruises to Iona

Panorama of the Village of Baile Mor, Isle of Iona, Scotland, UK, on a Sunny Day (Photo: Justine Kibler/Shutterstock)

About Iona

Scotland's isle of Iona in is famed for its holy pilgrimage sites, ancient ruins and dramatic Highland views. This windswept island in the Inner Hebrides is also home to rugged beaches and vivid green hills. Those sailing on Iona cruises can visit Iona Abbey, a 6th-century monastery with a Romanesque cloister; St. Oran's Graveyard, the burial place of Scottish kings; or a beautifully preserved medieval nunnery.

Hike up Dun I (the Hill of Iona), the island's highest point, where you can take in sweeping views of the port's extraordinary landscapes. Reservations are recommended for those hoping to eat at one of the few restaurants on the island.

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National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic Explorer

16 Night
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46 Reviews
Leaving:London
Cruise Line:Lindblad Expeditions
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Maud
Midnatsol

12 Night
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76 Reviews
Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Le Dumont d'Urville
Le Dumont d'Urville (Photo: Ponant)

6 Night
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7 Reviews
Leaving:Greenock
Cruise Line:Ponant
Jun 17, 2022
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L'Austral
L'Austral

11 Night
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Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Ponant
May 15, 2022
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12 Night
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Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Aug 15, 2022
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14 Night
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Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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43 Night
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Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Sep 21, 2022
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12 Night
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Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Viking Expeditions
Sep 21, 2022
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12 Night
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Leaving:London
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
May 11, 2023
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11 Night
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Leaving:Lisbon
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
May 26, 2023
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9 Night
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Leaving:Dublin
Cruise Line:Silversea Cruises
Jun 6, 2023
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Why go to Iona?

Pros:

Iona is home to beautiful vistas and ancient ruins.

Cons:

There are scant restaurants on the island.

Bottom Line:

This historically and religiously important isle features early Christian heritage sites.


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