British Isles

Although the whole concept of cruising for leisure was born in Great Britain, the idea of sailing round the British Isles is relatively new. American visitors, however, find the idea fascinating and British passengers wanting to learn more about their homeland are becoming increasingly interested in cruising at home.

The idea of not flying, no long periods at sea and no borders to cross is appealing to many. The Scottish Islands provide the chance to view amazing wildlife while some of the UK's culturally rich attractions may be seen in cities accessible on a cruise holiday.

The islands off the coast of Scotland provide the chance to view wildlife such as otters, seals, dolphins and even whales, while also offering the very popular itineraries around the famed Scottish whisky producing islands. On most Round Britain voyages cruise lines will endeavour to bring in interesting and enlightening lecture series from experts increasing the attractive proposition of this itinerary.

Most itineraries include a call at St Peter Port on the Channel Island of Guernsey, where tax free shopping is possible whilst at the same time giving the ship duty free status, while occasionally, an additional French port of call may be offered, usually Honfleur or Cherbourg.

Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
British Isles
Departs: 12th May 18
Duration: 13 nights
Cruise line: Cunard
Magellan
Magellan
British Isles Discovery
Departs: 3rd Jun 18
Duration: 10 nights
Cruise line: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Oriana
Oriana
Scotland, Ireland and Guernsey
Departs: 11th Jun 18
Duration: 12 nights
Cruise line: P&O Cruises
Black Watch
Black Watch
Lochs Highlands & Islands
Departs: 20th Jul 18
Duration: 5 nights
Cruise line: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
Oriana
Oriana
Ireland and Guernsey
Departs: 9th Aug 19
Duration: 7 nights
Cruise line: P&O Cruises