London is home to one of the most unique ports in the world. Open to only a select number of cruise ships, Tower Bridge is home to HMS Belfast, the most significant surviving Second World War Royal Navy warship. Since her launch over 82 years ago, she has fired shots at the D-Day landings, served in the Arctic Convoys and in the Korean War. After Tower Bridge has opened up and welcomed you into the heart of the capital, you’ll berth alongside HMS Beflast and experience a cruise port unlike any other.
Discover the delights of Dublin by escaping to the Emerald Isle. The Irish capital offers a familiar cityscape with urban bustle, a vibrant feel and plenty to see and do during your cruise stopover. Home to some of the world’s finest Georgian buildings, the famous Guinness Storehouse Brewery and many literary landmarks, there is so much to see and do in Dublin.
With its dramatic hills and crags, stunning architecture and cobbled streets, you can’t help but succumb to the charm of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh. Enjoy the great outdoors by exploring Holyrood Park. Hidden in the heart of Edinburgh the park is home to an array of hills, lochs, glens, ridges and basalt cliffs. To warm up after your adventure, sample an authentic Scotch whisky. Edinburgh is brimming with quirky pubs and bars meaning there’s plenty of opportunity to do so. Want to impress fellow passengers with your Scotch whisky knowledge? Read our beginner’s guide to whisky in Scotland.
While on a British Isles cruise, you may have the opportunity to travel neighbouring countries, depending on which itinerary you choose.
Located in Normandy, in the north of France, Honfleur is a beautiful town with more than 1,000 years of history. Lined with beautiful architecture, a fascinating past and lots to see and do, Honfleur is a must-visit. It truly sets the standard for picturesque ports everywhere; this beautiful setting has been captured on canvas by an array of impressionist artists and a walk through its romantic streets will easily show you why.
From one picturesque destination to another, Reykjavik is a city where resplendent nature meets cool cultural attractions. The magical Northern Lights illuminate the landscape and the sunlight never ends during summer. A visit here certainly won’t be a run of the mill city break! Amongst Iceland’s most enduring attractions are its thermal pools, where you can bathe away the stresses and strains of everyday life in their natural goodness. Located 40 minutes outside of Reykjavik is the Blue Lagoon, a pool of water situated in a rugged lava landscape, heated from far beneath the surface of the earth.
The city that has it all, Amsterdam is one of the most culture rich destinations in Europe with its seventeenth century buildings, snaking canals and world-renowned museums. Make the most of your visit by hopping on a bike and exploring via the city’s numerous cycle paths.