We spent a day in London with a guide and visited Stonehenge on the way to the ship. We were delayed and embarkation was easy as most were already aboard. Our tour guide arranged all of our excursions and disembarkation. The ship is ok but needs updates. We were told that it was going to dry dock the first of the year for refurbishing and updating.
Do not purchase a balcony toward the aft of the ship or on the 11th floor. We had the last aft balcony on the 11th floor and the room was tiny. I was traveling with a friend and the twin beds were about 2" apart. That was not acceptable and we had the steward move the sofa sideways so we could be at least 10" apart. We could barely move around the room. There was very adequate closets and drawers for all of our vacation necessities.
The noise from the Galaxy Room, where all entertainment and dancing occurred, was right above the room and kept me up until the place closed or the music stopped.
The Balcony Cabin was at the aft of the ship and was so small that the twin beds could not be separated. We had to have the steward turn the sofa sideways so we could have 10" between the beds. Should only be sold as full sized bed - not twins. Also music from the Galaxy Room caused lack of sleep until it closed. It was on the floor above the room.
Explored the castle and had tea
Heard history of the Royal Mile on the way to the Britannia
My favorite port of the trip. Visited Skara Brae, stone circles, and the Italian Church.
We didnt visit Glasgow but did see the Robert Burns museum and visited another beautiful castle. Visited the site of battle between the Vikings and Scots.
Had guide and driver show us many homes and places of importance to the Beattle era.
Walked the Roman walls and viewed the Roman bath ruins. Visited a local pub and had an excellent lunch
Our guide Deidre took us first to Blarnay Castle so we arrived before the big crowds got there. It was amazing and the grounds are beautiful. We had some time to shop in the Blarnay woolen store. We followed with a tour of a village town on the sea where we had lunch in a local pub. We ended with a visit to the cathedral in Cobh that was very beautiful.
Amazing Book of Kells, and the Trinity college Library.