British Isles Cruise

Scottish Whisky Trail & Irish Sea Expedition

Departure date
11 days

Discover the highlights of the northern British Isles, from beautiful Scottish landscapes and historic Irish cities, to ancient castles and exceptional whiskeys

11-day expedition cruise from Scotland exploring Glasgow, Belfast, Isle of Man, Dublin, and the Scottish Isles

From peaceful Scottish lochs and ancient castles to whisky distilleries and Irish cities seeped in culture, discover the highlights of the northern British Isles.

History and heritage

Discover the highlights of the northern British Isles, from beautiful Scottish landscapes and historic Irish cities to ancient castles and exceptional whiskies. Witness the awesome Giant’s Causeway in Ulster, uncover Celtic and Viking history on the Isle of Man, and see Northern Ireland’s shipbuilding heritage in Belfast.

Irish cheer and Scottish whisky

Spend time in cozy British pubs and visit some of Scotland’s oldest whisky distilleries on the Isles of Arran, Mull, and Islay. Sample those famed distilled malts as you hop from port to port.

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 11-day expedition cruise.

Expedition Cruise

  • Stay in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including beverages* in the Aune restaurant
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board†
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of our Science Center, extensive library, and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • The Citizen Science Program allows guests to contribute to ongoing scientific research projects.
  • Our onboard professional photographer will give photography tips and teach techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife photos.
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, sauna with a view, and gym
  • Join informal gatherings with the crew for daily briefings.

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment needed for the activities
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will be on hand to assist you.


  • All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • Please ensure you meet all entry and boarding requirements
  • No gratuities are expected

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel protection

  • Baggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

Route overview

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

Embark from Glasgow

Day 1

Northern Ireland’s Portrush

Day 2

Elegant Belfast

Day 3

Enigmatic Isle of Man

Day 4

Lively Dublin

Day 5

Beautiful Isle of Arran

Day 6

A delightful sound

Day 7

Britain’s outdoor capital

Day 8

Idyllic Oban

Day 9

Islay’s whisky and nature

Day 10

Back to Glasgow

Day 11


Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition