The United Kingdom is predominantly a starting point for cruises to more far-flung destinations. However it also offers some interesting cruises of its own.

Most cruises depart from the UK’s southern ports and visit Ireland and Scotland where guests can enjoy both the rugged beauty of the Scottish Islands and the Celtic history to be found in both Ireland and Scotland.

Explore the secluded pockets of the Shetlands, or the cosmopolitan vibe of Belfast, interlaced with calls to destinations including Kirkwall and the Isle of Mull.

If a spot of shopping and self-indulgence is on the agenda then a break to Dublin should be on your schedule. Take a wander down cobbled lanes and enjoy a drink at a tavern or trendy bar; explore the banks of the River Liffey, or visit the Dublin Markets for an abundance of local produce.

Go in search of myths and legends of the British Isles, visiting Falmouth, the birthplace of King Arthur; Rosyth, where you can uncover the secrets of the Knights Templar; and Invergordon, from where you can go in search of the infamous Loch Ness Monster.

Cruise types
Find an itinerary to suit your needs, with cruises departing from a range of regional ports, including Edinburgh (Rosyth) and Southampton bring you closer to beautiful grassy moors and rural countryside, and offer you the chance to discover the Best of Britain; including the opportunity to explore the pretty village of Tobermory or stroll along the sandy beaches of Falmouth.

While most cruise are 7nights or longer there are quite a few short ( 3 and 4) night ‘escapes’.

Cruise seasons

The cruise season is from May to September to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather

Main Ports

Departing from a selection of UK ports - Dover, Southampton, Newcastle and Rosyth as well as from Greenock.

Weather

Weather during the cruise season is mild to warm and the days are long. However this is an area where the weather changes rapidly and you can experience a number of seasons in the one day. Cruise Lines often have advice on what clothes to take.

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EU British Isles Cruises

Ms Prinsendam 14 Night Celtic Explorer

Departure: 06 May 2019 From: Dover, England Cruise line: Holland America Line Cruise Ship: Prinsendam.

BONUS OFFER^ 14 Night Celtic Explorer cruise onboard ms Prinsendam from Dover to Amsterdam

From
AU$4,769

Per Person

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England, Ireland & Norway - Norwegian Pearl

Departure: 11 May 2019 From: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Ship: Norwegian Pearl.

14 Night England, Ireland & Norway Cruise onboard Norwegian Pearl from Amsterdam return!

From
AU$3,549

Per Person

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Queen Victoria - British Isles

Departure: 04 Jun 2019 From: Southampton, England Cruise line: Cunard Line Cruise Ship: Queen Victoria.

*BONUS CREDIT! Indulge in a 12 night cruise aboard Cunard Lines Queen Victoria ex Southampton return

From
AU$3,389

Per Person

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Ex Syd/bne/mel* Amsterdam Paris And The British Isles - Queen Victoria

Departure: 04 Jun 2019 From: Southampton, England Cruise line: Cunard Line Cruise Ship: Queen Victoria.

BONUS OFFER** Fly, Cruise & Stay 18 nights with Cunard's Queen Victoria ex Southampton return incl 4 star stay in Amsterdam Paris & London PLUS Tours

From
AU$7,079

Per Person

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Ex Adl/per* Amsterdam Paris And The British Isles - Queen Victoria

Departure: 04 Jun 2019 From: Southampton, England Cruise line: Cunard Line Cruise Ship: Queen Victoria.

BONUS OFFER** Fly, Cruise & Stay 18 nights with Cunard's Queen Victoria ex Southampton return incl 4 star stay in Amsterdam Paris & London PLUS Tours

From
AU$6,959

Per Person

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