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Cruises to Portland


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Top Portland Cruises

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No-Fly 2025 Normandy & the British Isles

Ambition 19 Jul 2025 11 nights No-Fly Cruise Newcastle

No-Fly Cruising from a UK port*

Adults only, traditional British cruising*

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2nd Guest Sails for Half Price*

Itinerary: Newcastle Tyne, UK - Dundee, UK - Ringaskiddy - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly - Fowey, Cornwall - Portland - Cherbourg, France - Honfleur - Newcastle Tyne, UK
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Inside from £1,404 Get 2nd half price at £702

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2nd Guest Sails Half Price
No-Fly 2025 Normandy & the British Isles

Ambition 20 Jul 2025 11 nights Fly Cruise Newcastle

No-Fly Cruising from a UK port*

Adults only, traditional British cruising*

Please Hurry - Cabins will sell Fast!

2nd Guest Sails for Half Price*

Itinerary: Newcastle Tyne, UK - Dundee, UK - Ringaskiddy - St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly - Fowey, Cornwall - Portland - Cherbourg, France - Honfleur - Newcastle Tyne, UK - Dundee, UK
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Inside from £1,404 Get 2nd half price at £702

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SMALL SHIP CRUISING
No-Fly 2025 Dramatic Coastlines of France & Britain

Bolette 18 Jul 2025 7 nights No-Fly Cruise Liverpool

Pound sterling on board*

Small ship cruising*

Full-Board, Traditional British Cruising*

Hand-Crafted Itineraries | Fred Olsen Signature Experiences Included*

Itinerary: Liverpool - Portland, England - St. Malo, France - Honfleur, France - Fowey, Cornwall - Liverpool
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Inside from £1,149pp

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What to see in Portland

Portland, England, a rugged isle thrusting into the English Channel, offers more than the famous stone it shares its name with; it presents a rich tapestry of experiences that resonate with the adventurous spirit.

Portland is synonymous with its iconic lighthouse, Portland Bill. A visit here isn't complete without climbing to the top of this quintessential beacon, where you can soak in the panoramic views of the dramatic coastline and churning waters below – a spot known for its treacherous currents that have shaped many a sailor's tale. Around the lighthouse, explore the rugged landscape of the headland, adorned with rare plants and the chance to spot migrating birds. The nearby Pulpit Rock, an imposing sea stack, is a magnet for climbers and photographers alike, offering a taste of Portland's wild, natural drama.

Built by Henry VIII to defend against French and Spanish invasions, Portland Castle is one of the best-preserved pieces of Tudor military architecture in England. Now under the care of English Heritage, the castle invites you to explore its history through interactive exhibits and well-preserved rooms that transport you back to the 16th century. The gun platforms provide stunning views across the harbour and the lush gardens are perfect for a leisurely stroll. In the summer months, the castle's grounds become a venue for outdoor theatre productions, adding a layer of cultural entertainment to its historical ambience.

Stretching over 18 miles, Chesil Beach is an impressive pebble beach that shelters the Fleet Lagoon, a brackish water lake and one of the most significant tidal lagoons in the UK. The area is an important habitat for wildlife, including a variety of bird species. The Chesil Beach Centre provides insights into the fascinating formation of this barrier beach and its ecosystem. For diving enthusiasts, the waters around Portland offer an underwater playground, with several shipwrecks to explore, each with its own history and marine life. The clear waters and the variety of dives available make it an excellent spot for both novices and experienced divers.


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