The British Isles

We have so much to discover back at home, and it is a route visited by many tourist visitors. The ports and lochs are extensive and you will need pounds and Euros!

It is one of our priorities to expand this menu, and you will see how huge it is. If you have a great British Isles cruise film, or find a great film on one of these destinations, please let us know at [email protected]

British Isles: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Shetland and England's ports and guides

Birmingham is a port to leave from when on a fly drive, and it is so easy, we had to include it. It is our favourite London airport… easiest to get to, cheapest to fly from. See our film…

Bristol is a city with a huge tradition in shipping, from cigarettes to slaves. The wealth can be seen in some of its classic buildings. The C&M Magellan and Marco Polo both use this port as well as other ships.   Bristol Cruise Terminal

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Maybe one of England’s closest ports to Europe, the White Cliffs became famous for home coming pilots in WW2. The busy port is used by small to medium size ships ships especially Carnival’s German ships like the AidaSol, AidaVita and AidaAura, and the Viking ships kill the Jupiter.  Port of Dover

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Falmouth is a port in Cornwall near many wonderful villages and blue badge beaches.   Many ships stop here including the ms Europa, Star Breeze, Seabourn Ovation, Viking Jupiter & Sea and Silver Spirit. Falmouth Cruise Port

Harwich is on the east coast, Felixstowe across the river mouth is the container port, Harwich is the Harwich International Port Despite its International name, it is not as busy as the container port. Costa like this port, many ships stopping here inc the Costa Favolosa, Magica and Mediterranean.

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The birth of music, the birth of The Beatles, Liverpool is a legendary city with a legendary historic shipping port. It is where the Titanic left from, it is where many cruise ships now stop and there is so much to do and see. The city is building a new Cruise Terminal as you will see from our posts and films. A major UK cruise port. It is a favourite with many ships from Disney to Queen Victoria to Cruise & Maritime, and there will be more when the capacity increases. There is a Titanic memorial between the port and the Royal Liver Building.  Liverpool cruise terminal

 
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Port of Greenwich (MAP) much used in films including the recent Vanity Fair. It is a complex of major historic naval buildings not far from the centre of London. A sky ride can take you across the river to the 02 where you can get a tube into London.

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Tilbury is best known as a container dock, way down the Thames out of London. Ideal for a port to leave and return from if you live to the East of England, but not a great port from which to visit London. There are trains and transfers. See films.  Port of Tilbury

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This is cruising into the heart of the London, right near HMS Belfast.  Tower Bridge MAP

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Port of Tyne MAP is liked by many ships including the Oceania Nautica and Cruise and Maritime ships.

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Portland Cruise Port MAP Is separated from the mainland by a long thin causeway known as Chesil Beach one of the three structures in the UK made of shingle. Weymouth is nearby where ferris come in from Jersey.

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Portsmouth Port MAP is a major naval base in the UK where some cruise ships stop.

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The UK’s busiest Cruise port and the home of both Cunard and P&O. Princess ships also use this port for some ships. All along the banks of Southampton there are cruise terminals.  QE2 Cruise Terminal    Ocean Cruise Terminal    City Cruise Terminal    Mayflower Cruise Terminal

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HRH Queen Elizabeth II much loved ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

The world mourned the passing of the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was said to have been deeply saddened at the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht.

Queensferry. Tendering to Hawes Pier under the Forth Bridge and taking the X99 into Edinburgh.

Cruise ships either go into the terminal at Leith or stop by the Forth Bridge and anchor, with tenders going into the HAWES PIER in Queensferry.

Edinburgh City a must on any British Isle Cruise

Edinburgh is definitely worth more than a day’s visit.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh in Leigh, Scotland

Edinburgh has two cruise terminals one in Leith

Harry Potter places in Edinburgh, and the tour in Watford – an ideal Christmas treat

Had J.K. Rowling never moved to Edinburgh,

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HRH Queen Elizabeth II much loved ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

The world mourned the passing of the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was said to have been deeply saddened at the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht.

Queensferry. Tendering to Hawes Pier under the Forth Bridge and taking the X99 into Edinburgh.

Cruise ships either go into the terminal at Leith or stop by the Forth Bridge and anchor, with tenders going into the HAWES PIER in Queensferry.

Edinburgh City a must on any British Isle Cruise

Edinburgh is definitely worth more than a day’s visit.

Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh in Leigh, Scotland

Edinburgh has two cruise terminals one in Leith

Harry Potter places in Edinburgh, and the tour in Watford – an ideal Christmas treat

Had J.K. Rowling never moved to Edinburgh,

Azura cruises great ports in the Med this summer – re-enjoy your holiday

The MS Azura spends the first part of the summer cruising the Mediterranean, this is an exciting and useful prequel to your holiday..

Stuart St Paul – 50 years at the BBC

Stuart St Paul was trained by the BBC at their college in Evesham and worked for them from 1973 to 2023, from Radio 1 to his final show being Mrs Browns Boys. How the dyslexic lad from the East End of London went from DJ to a career designing action and surviving brain surgery

ATHENS Beaches and City 2024 exploring all routes

Whether it is your first time or you have been to Athens many times, there is always something new to discover.

Cadiz Guide

Cadiz does deserve the label historic Cadiz because Cadiz dates back to the 12th century BC

Tours available in Cadiz

Tours and their description show what the locals are proud of and wish to show in the wonderful city of Cadiz.

FBI arrest cruisers in Baltimore for art theft on Carnival Legend

Arrested by the FBI, two passengers sailing on the Carnival Legend cruise ship that departed Baltimore for Bermuda are believed to have stolen art from the ship. It had to happen after the novel Cruise Ship Art Theft explained in detail

The Bay Of Biscay area explained – cruise ships do go there.

The Bay of Biscay is a gulf of the northeast Atlantic Ocean. It is located south of the Celtic Sea, along the western coast of France.

Laurence Murray – singer songwriter – cruise entertainer

When you hear Laurence Murray, you know that he is not just any ordinary cruise ship busker, just as the Viking Neptune is not just any ship.

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Shetland, a strong Viking history that lives on

Founded in the 17th century to service Dutch herring fleets Lerwick is the only town in the Shetland Island,

Ullapool is a fishing village carved out of glacier movement in the Ice Age

Ullapool, Scotland

Viking Sun (and others), Black Watch and Seabourne Quest seem to rotate in and out of this Scottish hideaway.

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Alexandra Quay is the cruise terminal at Dublin, the lively capitol of Ireland.

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Home of a much loved and attended music festival, Galway is beautiful.  Galway Port (MAP)

 

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Killybegs Port (MAP) Euros is the currency.

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Belfast harbour (MAP) Belfast is now a major film industry location, just as businesses find it good to base there. Game of Thrones is based in Belfast, but it is also famous for distilleries and the Giants Causeway

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SAGA normally get a ship here for the IOM TT race.  Douglas Port