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.
Southampton is known as the cruise capital of Northern Europe, and has played a key role in British seafaring history for hundreds of years. To help you plan your stay, we've broken down 48 hours in Southampton so you can get the most of your time there, before or after your cruise.