British Isles Cruises
Explore the history, culture, and legends of the British Isles.
From legendary landscapes to fascinating folklore and traditions, there’s so much to explore on British Isles cruises. Discover iconic sites like the White Cliffs of Dover and the age-old wonders of Stonehenge. Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles in Liverpool. Journey to Corfe Castle, one of the country’s most picturesque ruins, and spot dolphins along the coast of Cork on a rigid inflatable boat. Take in the beauty of the lush, rustic landscapes of the British Isles, or time travel to the Medieval period during a day of castle-hopping. Whether you’re looking for an exciting city break, an escape to the countryside, or a little of both, you’ll find it on one of our luxury cruises to the British Isles.
Experience the storied history of the British Isles through the region’s grand and famous castles. Day trip from Dublin and explore one of the oldest castles in Ireland, Malahide Castle, and its expansive garden. While in Dover, travel to nearby London and marvel at the Tower of London, or journey to Kent and see Leeds Castle, where Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon lived. In Northern Ireland, admire the Scottish baronial-style Belfast Castle.
Whether you’re sampling authentic Irish whisky in Cork or Belfast or touring the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, a pub tour is an Irish pastime you can’t miss. Distilleries have popped up across the British Isles, connecting international travelers and locals alike with the area’s best liquor and brews. Cheers to your vacation, try a new and refreshing beverage and chat with local pub-goers.
Few can say they’ve seen Stonehenge, a circle of mysterious, prehistoric stones, in person. One of the wonders of the world, this UNESCO Heritage World Site is easily accessible from Southampton, as are the well-preserved Roman Baths, one of the most impressive ancient spas in the world. While you’re in Belfast, explore Giant’s Causeway, a phenomenal natural wonder comprised of thousands of basalt columns clustered along Northern Ireland’s coast.
Liverpool is teeming with history and culture. Musicians and pop culture enthusiasts flock to the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney every year. Walk in the footsteps of the Beatles down Penny Lane, where the global superstars got their start. Discover the city’s thriving art scene in its many museums, grab a bite in a food hall, or unwind in an urban green space.
Dublin, the beloved capital of the Republic of Ireland, is the birthplace of Guinness, Jameson, and some of the most celebrated writers of the contemporary age. Cosmopolitan and equally historic, explore Dublin’s winding, cobblestoned alleys on a pub crawl. See Dublin Castle and take in Gothic architecture, or grab a drink in Temple Bar, a cultural quarter of the city known for its lively energy. Stroll along the harbor at Dún Laoghaire on the way to secluded Forty Foot in Sandycove, where brave locals dive into the chilly waters at all times of the year. Or, take it slow on an afternoon tour of the James Joyce Museum in Sandycove.
Dover is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring the charming towns, beautiful countryside, and historical landmarks that surround the city. Visit the White Cliffs of Dover for dramatic landscapes and coastal vistas. Venture to Canterbury to explore Canterbury Cathedral, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where towering Gothic spires and fascinating history collide. Explore the endearing town of Tenterden for one-of-a-kind keepsakes to remember your cruise to the British Isles.
Set sail aboard Celebrity Reflection on a British Isles cruise itinerary that departs from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Cruises last for 12 nights and depart in May and July. You can also cruise to Ireland and Iceland aboard Celebrity Silhouette or Reflection on an 11- to 14-night itinerary.
Our cruises to the British Isles depart from easily accessible cities like Amsterdam and Southampton, England, located near London. Set sail aboard the award-winning Celebrity Reflection or the revolutionized Celebrity Silhouette. These luxury ships feature stylish, modern design, while our friendly, responsive crew is always prepared with ways to make this your best vacation yet. Explore Dublin’s lively pub life, then return to your ship for an elegant evening of fine wine pairings recommended by an onboard sommelier. After walking in the footsteps of The Beatles in Liverpool, watch world-class evening entertainment before sinking into our signature eXhale bedding. Wherever you’re sailing to in the British Isles, experience the utmost luxury on Celebrity Cruises.