British Isles Cruises
Cruise around the British Isles exploring rugged English cliffs, remote Scottish islands and historic Irish cities packed with culture.
British Isles Expedition Cruises
Visit port cities, towns and villages across England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales on our British Isles cruises. Immerse yourself in the culture of the British Isles and learn about the history of distinct nations within the UK and Ireland. Discover the wild beauty of its isolated islands and beaches. Sail into Scottish lochs and English estuaries and encounter enchanting wildlife along the way. See our itineraries, activities and offers.
British Isles expedition cruises
Choose from 7 to 15-day itineraries. Embark on a British Isles cruise and experience the highlights of England, Scotland and Ireland - from vibrant cities to rugged coastlines and charming villages. Exploring Ireland, you'll discover the Emerald Isle's rich history, stunning landscapes and warm hospitality. Exploring Scotland takes you on a journey through the wild beauty of the Scottish Highlands and dramatic coastline.
Activities for you
Your expedition comes with included and optional activities so you can enjoy some of the best things to do along the coasts of the British Isles, from landings to walks, wildlife watching and kayaking.
Go wildlife watching and visit some of the UK’s best birding sites. See Golden Eagles, seals, otters and perhaps even whales.
Your British Isles Expedition Team guide hikes, landings, and take you expedition boat cruising. They’ll also give talks on geology, nature and history.
British Isles FAQ
Get to know the British Isles before your expedition cruise.
Britain’s diverse coastlines
Discover stunning coastal scenery as you cruise the British Isles, such as the magnificent Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.
Cruises to the British Isles
Island Hopping in the North Atlantic – British Isles, Faroe Islands, and Iceland (Northbound)
Jun 29, 23
Island Hopping in the North Atlantic - Edinburgh to Reykjavík
Jul 1, 23
Cruising around the UK, you’ll enjoy guided nature walks along rocky coastal paths, get close to nature in a sea kayak, and take small expedition boats to visit wild islands.
Activities in the British Isles
Cruise around the British Isles, enjoying included and optional activities along the way. We visit England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man. See wildlife havens, and discover historic towns and cities packed with culture.
The seas and shores of the British Isles are rich in marine life. Join our Expedition Team to spot dolphins, basking sharks, humpback whales and seals.
Wildlife of the British Isles
The British Isles are home to an abundance of wildlife from sharks to butterflies. Scotland’s St Kilda and the Treshnish Isles are home to colonies of thousands of seabirds, as is Rathlin Island. As you cruise along the coast, you may catch sight of otters, seals, seabirds and shorebirds, and you might be surprised to discover that 16 species of whale and dolphin inhabit UK waters.
A cultural tapestry
Experience the distinct cultures and customs of the English, Irish, Scottish, Manx and Welsh people who share the British Isles.
Expedition Team British Isles
On a British Isles expedition, the team will help you get the most out of your cruise. Knowledgeable and passionate, they’ll share history, wildlife facts and cultural insights as you travel. These active explorers will also guide you on landings and expedition boat cruising and take you off the beaten track to see the wild beauty of these islands.
Expedition Ships to the British Isles
Travel sustainably, safely and in comfort on board our smaller expedition ships, perfect for exploring the coastline and isles around Britain and Ireland. See the ships that will take you there.
From the locally sourced food you eat onboard to the places you visit on optional excursions, we make a point of supporting local businesses and communities wherever we go.