A cruise around the British Isles is perhaps the best way to see the major sights and cities of Britain and Ireland, transporting passengers around the coastlines of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in comfort and style.
On a round-Britain itinerary, you can see all the places you always wanted to visit but have never quite found the time for.
A typical itinerary will include England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland in less than two weeks – that beats driving any day!
It is one of the most popular cruises around, with four in 10 British passengers choosing to cruise from a home port rather than take a fly-cruise in 2006. While most have been travelling to Europe, a growing number are opting to take in the many highlights Britain
Unlike many other destinations for cruising, the relative compactness of the British Isles means that the time actually spent on-board between stops never exceeds a couple of days, leaving guests free to explore the culture, monuments, history and entertainments Britain and Ireland have to offer.
Less trodden ground covered on many British Isles cruises include the Orkney and Shetland Islands of Scotland's north coast, as well as the Channel Islands, with their peculiarly old-English ambience located just off the French coast.
And the appeal is obvious and can be summed up in one word convenience. It means you can drive straight to the ship, bringing all the luggage you can pack into the boot. Or take one of the many free coach transfers offered by cruises lines operating from the UK.
So for wonderful holiday experience combining the bustle and excitement of the Britain and Ireland's major cities with some largely undiscovered gems, a UK cruise fits the bill.
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