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CRUISES AROUND BRITAIN

From ancient history to exceptional dining, explore the majesty on offer closer to home on a sensational cruise of the British Isles.

For those in search of enthralling history, vibrant culture and splendid scenery galore, why look further than the British Isles? While it may often be overlooked for exotic adventures further afield, there is an abundance of spectacular sights and experiences to be had throughout this heritage-rich region. From dynamic cities and pretty coastal towns to rolling countryside and dramatic cliffs, a cruise of the British Isles will impress even the most intrepid travellers.  

Our British Isles cruises offer the chance to explore some of the most beautiful and fascinating destinations scattered across the region. The remote Scottish isles remain a firm favourite, with nature lovers and keen photographers particularly well catered for. Whether it be wildlife spotting in the ruggedly beautiful Shetlands, taking in the mystical volcanic formations of Dutchman’s Cap, or discovering the UNESCO-listed Neolithic monuments of Orkney, there are natural wonders aplenty. 

A cruise of the British Isles also allows for greater exploration of Ireland's wealth of scenic and cultural gems. From the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway to the history of the Troubles and the Titanic in spirited Belfast, there is plenty to see and do. A journey through England's stunning south coast, meanwhile, provides a relaxing getaway with a plethora of picture-perfect sights. Take in the beguiling scenery of the Isles of Scilly from the comfort of the ship, pay a visit to the Eden Project and the 16th-century Pendennis Castle near Falmouth, and enjoy a tour of England's oldest gin distillery in Plymouth. For astounding scenery and a diverse range of experiences, our British Isles cruises are the perfect getaway.

Scenic Isles of Scotland 2023
  • Scotland
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Experience the beauty of Scottish isles and waterways to the full
  • See dramatic rock formations, rugged island landscapes and native wildlife
  • Ashore, explore seabird havens, craggy coastlines and discover historic sites too
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  • 8 days from: £1099pp
  • Rosyth
  • Balmoral
  • 15 June 2023
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Two Night Mini-Cruise to Newcastle
  • United Kingdom
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising experience
  • Enjoy delicious food, fantastic entertainment and attentive service
  • Relax and sample the magic of ocean cruising on Balmoral
  • 3 days from: £349pp
  • Was: £399pp
  • Southampton
  • Balmoral
  • 28 February 2024
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Two-Night Mini-Cruise
  • United Kingdom
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Two nights of Fred. Olsen’s small ship cruising experience
  • Enjoy delicious food, fantastic entertainment and attentive service
  • Relax and sample the magic of ocean cruising on Bolette
  • 3 days from: £349pp
  • Southampton
  • Bolette
  • 17 April 2024
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Scottish Islands, Highlights & Faroes from Dundee
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Shetland, Faroe Islands … 
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  • Sail north to the isles and return to Liverpool
  • Lerwick is gateway to rugged Shetland
  • Toy-town'-like Torshavn is the fascinating Faroes capital
  • 8 days from: £659pp
  • Was: £759pp
  • Dundee
  • Ambition
  • 30 June 2023
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Scottish Islands, Highlights & Faroes
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Shetland, Faroe Islands … 
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  • Sail north to the isles and return to Liverpool
  • Lerwick is gateway to rugged Shetland
  • Toy-town'-like Torshavn is the fascinating Faroes capital
  • 9 days from: £699pp
  • Was: £809pp
  • Newcastle
  • Ambition
  • 29 June 2023
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Scenic Isles of Scotland in Five Nights
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Enjoy a relaxing break amongst rugged Scottish scenery over the May Day Bank Holiday
  • Experience scenic cruising through wild waterways, by remote isles and dramatic rock formations
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Lewis for historic sites and yet more scenic highlights
  • 6 days from: £749pp
  • Liverpool
  • Bolette
  • 03 May 2024
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Bank Holiday Escape to Cornwall and Scilly Isles
  • United Kingdom, England
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Enjoy a Cornish cream tea in Falmouth
  • Explore St. Mary's charming towns when in the Scilly Isles
  • Experience scenic cruising of the Channel Islands
  • 6 days from: £799pp
  • Southampton
  • Balmoral
  • 26 May 2023
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  • Experience Scotland’s summertime beauty on this Bank Holiday weekend escape
  • Marvel at wild loch scenery, rugged island landscapes and dramatic rock formations
  • Visit Orkney and the Isle of Skye for historic sites and yet more scenic highlights
  • 6 days from: £799pp
  • Liverpool
  • Borealis
  • 26 August 2023
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Bank Holiday Devon & Cornwall in Five Nights
  • England, British Isles, Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Enjoy a short, yet rewarding journey along England’s south coast
  • Visit Cornwall, for highlights such as the Eden Project and Lizard Peninsula
  • Explore historic Plymouth and experience scenic cruising among the Channel Islands
  • 6 days from: £799pp
  • Dover
  • Braemar
  • 25 August 2023
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British Isles & Ireland Discovery
  • British Isles, United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland
  • Ambassador
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  • Enjoy a host of charming British Isles calls
  • Take in Belfast's glittering Titanic Development
  • Discover little harbours hidden beneath the rugged Highland and Island scenery of Orkney, Shetlands and the Isle of Skye
  • 13 days from: £999pp
  • Was: £1449pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 13 August 2022
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Easter British Isles Discovery
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
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  • Easter Laughter Makers Theme Cruise
  • Enjoy a host of charming British Isles calls
  • Call at southerly Guernsey and French Le Havre
  • 12 days from: £1029pp
  • Was: £1189pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 03 April 2023
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British Isles Discovery
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Northern Ireland, England … 
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  • Perhaps visit John O'Groats from tiny Scrabster
  • Discover 'Misty Isle'Skye, pretty Mull and vibrant Belfast
  • Historic Liverpool - birthplace of Merseybeat
  • 11 days from: £1039pp
  • Was: £1199pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 02 September 2023
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British Isles Discovery
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Northern Ireland, Ireland … 
  • Ambassador
  • Sail north to Kirkwall, rugged Orkney capital
  • Island calls in Lewis and Mull
  • Vibrant Belfast and maritime Cobh are contrasting Irish calls
  • 11 days from: £1039pp
  • Was: £1199pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 19 July 2023
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British Isles Discovery
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  • United Kingdom, England, British Isles, France, Scotland … 
  • Ambassador
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  • Falmouth is gateway to Cornwall's delights
  • Pretty Honfleur was the retreat of Impressionist painters
  • Explore Hadrian's Wall from Newcastle
  • 12 days from: £1059pp
  • Was: £1229pp
  • Bristol
  • Ambition
  • 05 September 2023
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Easter British Isles Discovery
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  • Netherlands, United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Shetland … 
  • Ambassador
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  • Discover rugged Orkney and Shetland - fascinating Northern Isles
  • Stay overnight in Stornoway and explore ancient Hebridean jewel Lewis
  • Vibrant Belfast is home to the glittering Titanic Quarter
  • 13 days from: £1079pp
  • Was: £1249pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambition
  • 26 March 2024
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Scenic Isles of Scotland
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Marvel at the natural wonder of the imposing Needle, Old Man of Hoy and Duncansby sea stacks
  • Visit Lews Castle from Stornoway
  • Look for native seabirds on the cliffs of Marwick Head
  • 8 days from: £1099pp
  • Newcastle
  • Bolette
  • 13 May 2023
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British Isles Discovery Cruise in September
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
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  • Enjoy a wonderful autmum-time sailing
  • Make a host of fascinating British Isles calls
  • Sail south to Guernsey and pretty Honfleur, in France
  • 12 days from: £1149pp
  • Was: £1249pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 01 September 2022
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British Isles Discovery Cruise in July
  • United Kingdom, British Isles, Ireland, France
  • Ambassador
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  • Make the most of the long, light summer days on this exceptional cruise
  • Discover little harbours hidden beneath the rugged Highland and Island scenery of Orkney, Mull and the Isle of Skye
  • Explore Belfast's glittering Titanic Quarter
  • 12 days from: £1209pp
  • Was: £1249pp
  • Tilbury
  • Ambience
  • 12 July 2022
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British Isles & Ireland Discovery
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Northern Ireland, Ireland … 
  • Ambassador
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  • Explore the 'Misty Isle' from Skye's Portree
  • Vibrant Belfast is home to the glittering Titanic Quarter
  • A trio of Irish calls includes Cobh for colourful Cork
  • 14 days from: £1239pp
  • Was: £1439pp
  • Newcastle
  • Ambition
  • 29 April 2023
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British Isles & Ireland Discovery from Dundee
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  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles, Northern Ireland, Ireland … 
  • Ambassador
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  • Explore the 'Misty Isle' from Skye's Portree
  • Vibrant Belfast is home to the glittering Titanic Quarter
  • A trio of Irish calls includes Cobh for colourful Cork
  • 14 days from: £1239pp
  • Was: £1439pp
  • Dundee
  • Ambition
  • 30 April 2023
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Summer Song Seacation & British Isles Discovery from Liverpool
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  • United Kingdom, England, British Isles, France, Scotland … 
  • Ambassador
  • Falmouth is gateway to Cornwall's delights
  • Pretty Honfleur was the retreat of Impressionist painters
  • Explore Hadrian's Wall from Newcastle
  • 14 days from: £1259pp
  • Was: £1459pp
  • Liverpool
  • Ambition
  • 03 September 2023
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British Isles & Seine Discovery from Belfast
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  • United Kingdom, England, British Isles, United States, Guernsey … 
  • Ambassador
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  • Explore the delightful Scilly Isles - home to Tresco's famous Abbey Gardens
  • Discover Guernsey - sun-kissed southern outpost
  • Cruise the meanders of the River Seine to 'Joan of Arc's' Rouen
  • 14 days from: £1259pp
  • Was: £1459pp
  • Belfast
  • Ambition
  • 07 August 2023
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Scenic Isles of Scotland
  • Scotland, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Sail to some of the UK’s most remote places and experience Scotland’s rugged beauty
  • From Borealis, see dramatic natural wonders, wild landscapes and native fauna
  • Visit and explore scenic islands, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness
  • 9 days from: £1299pp
  • Liverpool
  • Borealis
  • 26 June 2023
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Scenic Isles & Cities of Ireland
  • Isle of Man, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • Experience the beauty of rugged islands, islets and waterways in Ireland and Scotland
  • Scenic cruise by Tory Island and Arranmore, sail lochs and sounds, see Fingal’s Cave and more
  • Visit Cobh, Belfast and Galway, to learn of fascinating history and fairytale stories too
  • 9 days from: £1299pp
  • Liverpool
  • Borealis
  • 27 July 2023
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Discovering Edinburgh & Historic Isles of Scotland
  • British Isles, Scotland
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • An insight into the rich culture and traditions of Scottish isles and cities
  • Unearth Viking heritage in Shetland and Orkney, and visit iconic Loch Ness
  • In Edinburgh, learn of the city’s links to the Royals, see the castle and more
  • 9 days from: £1299pp
  • Dover
  • Braemar
  • 30 August 2023
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British Isles & Seine Discovery
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  • Guernsey, France, United Kingdom, England, British Isles … 
  • Ambassador
  • View Itinerary Map
  • Explore the delightful Scilly Isles - home to Tresco's famous Abbey Gardens
  • Discover Guernsey - sun-kissed southern outpost
  • Cruise the meanders of the River Seine to 'Joan of Arc's' Rouen
  • 14 days from: £1339pp
  • Was: £1549pp
  • Liverpool
  • Ambition
  • 08 August 2023
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Scenic Isles of Scotland
  • United Kingdom, Scotland, British Isles
  • Fred.Olsen
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  • See the remarkable rock formations of Dutchman’s Cap and Fingal’s Cave
  • Capture the coastal scenes of Northmavine, the Shetlands’ northernmost point
  • Perhaps visit the famous site of Loch Ness from Invergordon
  • 10 days from: £1399pp
  • Southampton
  • Balmoral
  • 03 May 2023
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