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British Isles & Western Europe Cruises

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Photo: vichie81/Shutterstock)

About British Isles & Western Europe Cruises

The British Isles include Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and all the offshore islands, including the separate nation of Ireland. From rolling green countryside and castles to charming cobblestone streets and traditional pubs, the region offers something for every type of cruiser. The compact nature of the British Isles means you can spend more time onshore, so you can visit landmarks such as Stonehenge and the Blarney Stone, and spend time in historic cities such as Dublin, Edinburgh and London.

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Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria (Photo: Cunard Cruise Line)

10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

527 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 4, 2022
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Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth (Photo: Cunard Line)

12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Dec 1, 2021
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Regal Princess
Regal Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

4 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 30, 2021
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10 Night
Western Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Apr 27, 2022
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 29, 2023
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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14 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Dec 23, 2021
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10 Night
Spain & Portugal CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 8, 2021
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5 Night
Western Europe CruiseDetails

227 Reviews
Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Dec 17, 2021
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Oct 5, 2021
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7 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Sep 28, 2021
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11 Night
11 Nt Spain & Canary IslandsDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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14 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
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7 Night
British Isles CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Oct 2, 2021
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10 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Dec 13, 2021
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11 Night
11 Nt Canary Islands, Spain&portugalDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
Oct 9, 2022
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5 Night
Western Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Newcastle
Cruise Line:Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Apr 22, 2022
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jul 20, 2022
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
Jun 2, 2022
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12 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Southampton
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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10 Night
Spain Intensive VoyageDetails

668 Reviews
Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Azamara
Nov 4, 2021
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7 Night
Europe - Western CruiseDetails

Leaving:Rome
Cruise Line:Cunard Line
Sep 30, 2022
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11 Night
Canary Islands Intensive VoyageDetails

Leaving:Gran Canaria
Cruise Line:Azamara
Jan 18, 2022
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9 Night
Best Of Western Europe CruiseDetails

Leaving:Barcelona
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
Apr 15, 2022
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10 Night
Canary Islands Holiday VoyageDetails

Leaving:Gran Canaria
Cruise Line:Azamara
Dec 18, 2021
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Do you need a passport to take a cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

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What is the best time to cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

The British Isles and Western Europe are year-round cruise destinations, with some of the most pleasant months to visit during the spring and summer. Even with the colder temperatures, the winter months are also a good option for those hoping for lower cruise fares and lots of holiday festivities. For more: British Isles Cruise Tips.

Which cruise lines go to the British Isles & Western Europe?

For a strictly British Isles cruise, you might have to stick with a UK-based cruise line like P&O, Cunard or Fred.Olsen, but many mainstream American cruise lines -- including Princess and Celebrity -- offer combo British Isles and Western Europe sailings. If you're interested in luxury cruises, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal are among the options.

What are some things to do in the British Isles & Western Europe?

The British Isles and Western Europe are full of historical sights and natural wonders. Depending on your chosen itinerary, you can see everything from Buckingham Palace and the Guinness Storehouse to the Scottish Highlands and whales and dolphins off the coast of Tobermory. Don't forget to stop at a traditional whisky distillery. For more: 5 Best Day Trips From UK Ports.

What should I pack for a cruise to the British Isles & Western Europe?

You'll want to pack for nearly any weather condition. Layers are crucial and rain gear, including a jacket and boots, can be a lifesaver. Many of the UK-based cruise lines are also more traditional than modern American lines, so bringing along some formal (or at least semi-formal) attire is a good idea.

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