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The rural countryside of Ireland, the ancient castles and mysterious lochs of Scotland, the icons and museums of England and the uncontaminated nature of the Hebrides and the Channel Islands.

British Isles Cruises
A cruise to the British Isles never fails to impress with a wide variety of beautiful landscapes. This holiday experience is sure to remain with you long after you have returned home. The British Isles is a sublime wilderness - it is a place where the past comes to life. Breathtaking geographical and historical sites that are a must-see include England's Stonehenge, Scotland's Edinburgh Castle, Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and England's Yorkshire Dales. While the summer is the peak time for tourist visits, the cities throughout the British Isles have an atmosphere of their own in winter with festivals, carol concerts and cosy pubs. Surfing in Newquay, drinking Guinness in Dublin, walking the walls of Conway Castle and walking on Dartmoor are just a small but exciting handful of activities available to tourists. The rolling green countrysides and charming cities will leave you wanting to return time and time again.
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Sail to the verdant and dramatic shores of the British Isles - the lands of age-old forts and castles, boasting rich history and mythology. Visiting the British Isles in the summer is the best option by far - just remember the seasons here are the opposite to home! Princess offer great cruises to the British Isles, with some fantastic itineraries and Irish music and dance on board.

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Travel Tips for British Isles

A cruise to the British Isles lets you delve into an enchanted past while also delivering a modern experience in cities such as:

  • London
  • Dublin
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh

These enduring islands offer everything, from charming hamlets and cosy pubs to world-famous capital cities and spectacular landmarks that will leave you speechless. Most cruises to the British Isles depart from southern ports such as:

  • Tilbury
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Greenwich
And make their way to Ireland and Scotland where the rugged beauty and friendly people uphold their reputation with ease.

There are options leaving from Australia, usually setting sail in:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
These are, most likely, world cruises that include a visit to the British Isles. A once in a lifetime experience! If you have the time, don't miss out on it.

Cruise Lines

Marvel at the castle-studded coastline of these ancient islands as you sail on board a luxury liner equipped with all the modern comforts one would expect from cruise companies:

  • Cunard Lines
  • Azamara
  • Celebrity Cruises

These formidable cruise line fortresses will give you a taste of ancient times, when Celts ruled and druids were respected throughout the land. The dramatic and impressive architecture extends throughout cities and blends seamlessly with it modern counterparts:

  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin
  • London

The nature of the islands means that many settlements sprung up along the coast; these have since flourished into bustling cities with a unique maritime backdrop. The aforementioned cities are cornucopias of artistic and cultural delights where you can explore museums, do some shopping and take a guided tour as part of an informative shore excursion.

The Best Time to Visit

The British Isles are great to visit any time of the year as the climate is mild and doesn't get extreme either in the winter or the summer.

We would generally recommend visiting during the shoulder season months of:

  • March - June
  • September - November
The weather is mostly warm, dry and comfortable for exploring the outside.

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