British Isles

Sailing closer to home need not mean a diminished quality of cruise, with numerous exciting ports of call and fun-filled excursions on offer.


Despite their relatively small size a cruise around the British Isles provides a wealth of experiences. Scenic coastlines are punctuated by gateways ports, such as London, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh lead to vibrant cities, magnificent castles, stately homes and sweeping landscapes.

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Winchester Cathederal Interior


England’s ancient and captivating capital is situated 20km outside Southampton. Winchester Great Hall, the first and finest of all 13th-century halls and the only remaining part of Winchester Castle, is home to the greatest symbol of medieval mythology King Arthur’s round table.

Canterbury cathedral


Half an hour from Dover, Canterbury is famous for its cathedral, which was England’s greatest pilgrimage site during the Middle Ages. Today it combines Gothic and Romanesque architecture with a striking modern sculpture. Visitors can take in a different view of the city on a leisurely river trip.


This buzzing port city is well worth a stay. United by seven bridges across a spectacular riverscape, Newcastle (a city on the north bank of the River Tyne) and Gateshead (a town on the south bank) form a single and diverse visitor destination. The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is the largest contemporary art institution of its kind in the world.

Dover Castle

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Dover’s vast castle is the largest in England and has played an important part in the country’s history of defence. Boasting a history going back to Roman times, it was rebuilt by Henry II, with additions by Henry VIII, and in more recent times housed secret wartime tunnels and an underground hospital.

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Closer to home

Cruise lines are upping the ante when it comes to cruising closer to home, with more sailings and a range of experiences

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Saga and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines offer ships geared to British tastes, giving clients peace of mind and a true home away from home

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