British Isles from Dover

Remote Islands, Natural Wonders, and a Diverse Coastline

Departure date
13 days

Cruise Overview

Explore fascinating nature and heritage along Britain's diverse coastline

Enjoy a unique coastal exploration along the full length of the British Isles and beyond, discovering wildlife, nature, and the distinct heritage of these wide-ranging destinations.

Nature and heritage

From Dover, we sail along the England’s southern coast and then up the west coast of the British Isles to the Hebrides before returning to Dover, featuring stops in different ports as we travel in this direction. Discovery is the name of the game in this expedition, where you’ll visit amazing locations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, and the Hebrides Islands. See how nature and heritage distinctly shaped the culture of each destination. These picturesque towns and historical landmarks are set among wild landscapes, scenic coastal paths, and impressive natural landforms.

Experienced Expedition Team

Bird enthusiasts will be in awe of the birdlife on Rathlin Island and at the largest seabird colony in Europe on the UNESCO-listed archipelago of St. Kilda. You’ll learn about the ancient history of the Isle of Man and Ireland’s Waterford, and marvel at the Devon’s scenic beauty. Drink in the views of the whisky island of Islay, while the natural acoustics of Fingal’s Cave will have you singing on Staffa.

The true meaning of expedition cruising will become apparent as we head for rarely visited destinations and take you on nature landings, with our knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Team always on hand to guide you.


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

Your Cruise Begins

Day 1

Relax and Learn

Day 2

Quaint villages and prehistoric forts

Day 3

Seabirds, choughs, and corncrakes

Day 4

Pilgrims and puffins

Day 5

A UNESCO treasure reclaimed by nature

Day 6

The Capital of the Outer Hebrides

Day 7

Scottish island life, distilled

Day 8

Viking history on a Celtic island

Day 9

Vikings of old Ireland

Day 10

Beauty and history, brimming with wildlife

Day 11

The delights of Devon

Day 12

Return to England

Day 13

What's included

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 the Aune and Fredheim restaurants
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is included for suite guests
  • 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 fill at onboard water refill stations
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has biological and geological microscopes, and samples
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, and the indoor gyms—all in accordance with health & safety guidelines
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing Activities

  • Landings using our 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 help configure your camera settings before landings

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

Included Programs

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

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