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Cruising in British Isles

This rugged coastline is heaving with incredible landscapes, historic cities and awe-inspiring shores.  A cruise around the British Isles offers a fairy-tale adventure with no shortage of incredible sights.
Inviting cruisers with its promise of breath-taking views, you will experience rolling countrysides and history-enriched cities that allow you to delve into areas of our region that we might otherwise never see. 
From the legendary White Cliffs of Dover, the towering Edinburgh Castle and the beer breweries in Dublin, to the football games in Newcastle, horseracing in Liverpool and discovering sandy beaches in the Shetland Islands – every part of Britain holds its own treasure.
Like an un-told story, this part of the world guards mystical tales of history-enriched cultures. From Royal palaces, century-old buildings and World Heritage sights, be taken back by its inspiring history.
Cruising England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales will take you on an inspiring journey and create life-long memories. Be sure to always carry your camera as you will be able to capture sights of lush countryside, famous moments and unusual views from the ancient cities.
If you want to escape to a land of natural beauty and great exploration then sailing around the iconic British Isles is the perfect choice for you with several cruises from Southampton and other UK ports.

Things to do on British Isles Cruise

With walking and sight-seeing being a major part of a British Isle cruise, it’s easy to find yourself lost in enchanted tales. However, to explore even further there will be a range of great excursions to choose from, some of the most popular include:
Stone Henge -  One of the seven wonders and one of the most prehistoric monuments in the world, a visit to see these iconic stones will take you back in time. Experience phenomenal views and learn about this monumental part of the world in the exclusive museum.
Edinburgh Castle – Dominating the skyline of the great city of Edinburgh, this castle is an iconic feature definitely worth a visit. From the intimate surrounding of St Margaret’s Chapel to the intense grandeur of the castle’s architecture, an excursion here will give you a real taste of historic life.
The Beatles Story, Liverpool – Not only for a lover of The Beatles, this museum tells the history of how four normal men who formed one of the most famous bands in the world. Walk through interactive scenes, see original costumes and enjoy music from your past.
Britain is known for its unpredictable weather, but with four dramatic seasons, whatever time you visit will ensure days bursting with colour and intense scenery.
April to June will see spring time coming to life and allow you to experience beautiful coastline views of colourful plant life starting to bloom and days full of warm sunshine.
June to September is the hottest time of year to visit, so expect days to have an average temperature of between 20-25°c. Ensure to take sun cream and light clothing, especially if participating in active adventures.
October through to March see the colours change with Autumn then Winter setting in. Although Autumn is an extremely pretty time to visit, the winter can bring long rain spells and even snow. During December and February you can expect temperatures of 6°c to -3°c.
Special Events
St Patricks Day, 17th March – This cultural holiday recognises the death date of the most commonly recognised patron saint of Ireland. Not only celebrated in Ireland, this day will see parties, festivals and huge celebrations around Britain.
Edinburgh International Festival, August – Running for four weeks, this performing arts festival showcases amazing displays of theatre, dance and music. Ending with a spectacular firework display at Edinburgh Castle, this festival is definitely worth a visit if your cruise stops here. 

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