British Isles Cruise

Expedition Around the Irish Sea

Departure date
7 days

Cruise Overview

Historic ports, natural wonders and cultural gems

  • 7-day expedition cruise of the British Isles, starting in Scotland and sailing to Northern Ireland, the independent Isle of Man, Wales and Ireland.

  • Discover natural wonders around the Irish Sea from the Giant’s Causeway to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Isle of Man.

  • Visit bustling Glasgow, elegant Belfast, lively Dublin and the UK's smallest city of St Davids.

Celtic culture

From the cultural centre of Glasgow, we'll sail to Portrush, to visit the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway and the magnificent ruins of Dunluce Castle. Then on to Belfast, where you’ll have the chance to explore its shipbuilding heritage and cultural highlights.

Fascinating history

Learn about the Celtic and Viking roots of the Isle of Man, and explore its capital, Douglas. The next day we'll visit the Welsh town of Fishguard, a great place to discover more about the Iron Age. Our final stop before returning to Glasgow is the lively and welcoming city of Dublin, where you can sample a Guinness fresh from the brewery.

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with our adventurous spirit, we visit small remote ports on our expeditions. Due to sea conditions and secluded locations we visit, it's not always possible to dock in port. Sometimes we have to use our small expedition Rib boats to get ashore.


We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Embark in Glasgow

Day 1

See the Giant’s Causeway

Day 2

Elegant Belfast

Day 3

Scenic Isle of Man

Day 4

The Pembrokeshire coast

Day 5

Conservation in Dublin

Day 6

Return to Glasgow

Day 7

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 6-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice 
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune  
  • Complimentary tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported. 
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board 
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore 
  • Range of included activities 

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics 
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes 
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research 
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos 
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym 
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats  
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities 
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket 
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings 

What's not included

  • International flights  

  • Travel insurance 

  • Luggage handling 

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners 

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

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