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.
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.
A cruise to the British Isles lets you delve into an enchanted past while also delivering a modern experience in cities such as:
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:
There are options leaving from Australia, usually setting sail in:
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:
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:
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 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: