Why choose a British Isles Cruise?
We’re all for exploring far and wide, but sometimes the best adventures are those closer to home! A British Isles cruise allows you to explore many parts of the region that you otherwise might not see.
The British Isles is made up of over 6,000 islands – and it’s a known fact that the best way to see them all is by water! So get ready to hop onboard the stylish ship of your choice and navigate your way along captivating coastlines, pit-stopping in picturesque ports and delving into the remarkable heritage of our island nation.
Whether you fancy a mini-cruise to test the waters or you’re ready for a week-long itinerary getting into the roots of Britain, there’s something to suit everyone.
If you’ve never cruised before, a British Isles cruise could be the perfect way to dip your toe into the water. And there are even itineraries available that take you further into Europe, too!
From iconic cities to charming coastal towns, you’ll be mesmerised by the lush locations you’ll visit. Witness impressive earthworks at Stongehenge from the port of Southampton, cross the Millennium bridge in Newcastle and enjoy the stunning view from Edinburgh castle, overlooking Scotland’s vibrant capital. Don’t forget to whet your whistle with some Scotch whisky!
If that’s not your tipple, how about a pint of Guinness in Dublin or Cork – you can’t visit Ireland without having a taste!
And let’s not forget about one of Europe’s prettiest harbour towns – St Peter Port in Guernsey. Stroll along the marina and visit the historic Candie Gardens, which houses an amazing collection of art.
Afternoon tea, anyone? Sip your cuppa and enjoy a freshly-baked scone as you look out to views of the town and the neighbouring islands – you’ll never want to leave.
A cruise around the British Isles will often be on one of the smaller ships of the fleet – meaning you’ll enjoy a much more intimate and personalised cruising experience. Win-win!
The best time for a British Isles cruise
British weather is well known for being unpredictable, so it can be hard to choose a time when the weather will be exactly how you want it. May and July are typically the driest months, which makes a great cruise for late spring or mid-summer.
July and August will typically be the warmest months, with ports in the south of England reaching an average of around 19°c – much higher temperatures than you’ll likely find in areas of Scotland. But with our notoriously uncertain weather, it’s probably best to pack a warm jumper and jacket just in case!