The British Isles, also referred to as the British and Irish Isles, is a
collection of islands off the mainland of Europe consisting of the United Kingdom
(England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and Ireland, and a number of
adjacent smaller islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Cruises to the British Isles
allow travelers a wonderful opportunity to explore in depth the region's
beautiful countryside while visiting notable European cities and famous
historic sites along the way.
Tour famous cities like London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow, featuring
extraordinary castles, unique architecture and world-class museums that
showcase some of the world's most amazing art and historical artifacts.
Dock in Invergordon, the gateway to Inverness and legendary Loch Ness, or
become acquainted with the lesser-known islands like the Isle of Man,
Isles of Scilly, and Shetland and Channel Islands.
- British Isles cruises sail from April through October.
- British Isles cruises are typically 5 to 14 nights in length, but longer
cruises are offered.
- London is the most common departure port for a British Isles cruise,
but you may also sail from Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, and other
European cities. If you must fly a very long distance to reach your
port of departure, we suggest that you arrive at the port city at
least one or two days in advance of your British Isles cruise. This
will give you time to rest and get oriented before boarding the ship.
Most cruise lines offer pre-cruise hotel packages.
For a list of British Isles cruise ports,