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Cruises to United Kingdom

Iona Island, United Kingdom. Picture by tonycalvert.co.nz

United Kingdom Ports of Call


Aberdeen

Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of ..

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Armadale

Armadale is a town within the district of West Lothian in central Scotland. Armadale, formerly known as Barbauchlaw, is an ex-mining town which is also known for its brick manufacturing. It is named a..

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Ascension Island

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean consisting of the island of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and the archipelago of Tristan da..

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Ayr

The County town of Ayr, in the heart of the Burns Country is a modern, busy shopping centre, attracting many visitors throughout the year the town , the sea -front and its leafy suburbs offer accommod..

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Belfast

Belfast offers the buzz and vibrancy of a capital city whilst being a gateway to the rural retreat of Northern Ireland. At the head of Belfast Lough, the city is compact and easy to get around, whethe..

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Bristol

Bristol is the second largest city in the South of England after London and the largest shipping port in England. Although Bristol suffered from extensive bombing during World War II and more recently..

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Cape Wrath

Cape Wrath (Scottish Gaelic: Am Parbh, known as An Carbh in Lewis) is a cape in the parish of Durness, in the county of Sutherland, Highlands, in northern Scotland. It is the most north-westerly point..

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Cardiff

The economic heart of Wales, Cardiff is an exciting blend of both historical interest and future developments. As well as being the centre of government for the whole country, it also fulfils the role..

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Chatham

Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England. Chatham Royal Dockyard closed in 1984, but major naval buildings remain as the ..

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Cornwall

Cornwall is almost an island, separated from the rest of England by the River Tamar. Because of its bleak high moors and poor soil, it never attracted the attentions of either invaders or landlords. T..

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Douglas

Douglas is situated on the east coast of the Isle of Man. Douglas has been the island's capital since 1863 and holds most of the island action. Its beautiful sea front is lined with picturesque hotels..

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Dover

Dover is one of the most-visited towns in England but most of the 13 million people who travel to Dover each year are bound for one of the many ferries, catamarans or hydrofoils that cross the English..

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Duart

Duart Castle or Caisteal Dhubhairt in Scottish Gaelic is a castle on the Isle of Mull, off the west coast of Scotland, within the council area of Argyll and Bute. The castle dates back to the 13th cen..

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Dundee

A visit to the ancient lands of Angus and the city of Dundee combines a landscape of unspoiled Highland glens, beautiful rugged coastline and a vibrant cosmopolitan city. A visit to the University Cit..

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Edinburgh

The setting of Scotland’s capital city could not be more striking. Located in the Lothians, on the east coast of Scotland, Edinburgh is perched on a number of extinct volcano cones and rocky crags a..

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Eyemouth

Eyemouth (Scots: Heymooth) is a small town and civil parish in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) east of the main north-south A1 road and just 8 miles (13 ..

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Fair Isle

Tiny Fair Isle is marooned in the sea halfway between Shetland and Orkney and very different from both. The weather reflects its isolated position. At one time Fair Isle's population was not far short..

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Fairlie

Fairlie sits on the eastern shore of the Firth of Clyde and looks across to the Isle of Arran and the Cumbraes. It is currently little more than a commuter village, with few businesses still runnin..

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Falmouth

For year round relaxation and recreation, Falmouth has a tradition of genuine hospitality founded on its centuries old port and superb location at the southern end of the Fal Estuary - arguably Britai..

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Fionnphort

Fionnphort is the principal port of the Ross of Mull, and the second largest settlement in the locale (its population is approximately 80). Historically, Fionnphort has been a fishing village offer..

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Fishguard

Fishguard (Welsh: Abergwaun) is a coastal town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. From Fishguard harbour (confusingly in Goodwick) a regular ferry leaves for Ireland. Fishguard is the terminus of the A40 London..

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Flamborough

Flamborough is a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) north-east of Bridlington town centre on the prominent coastal feature o..

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Fort William

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants — and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger. Fort William is a major tou..

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Fowey

Fowey, is situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey. Fowey is not only an historic town but also a commercial seaport. Over the centuries Fowey has grown and now stretches fo..

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Glasgow

Glasgow is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan destinations in Europe. The city has been reborn as a centre of style and vitality set against a backdrop of outstanding Victorian architecture. G..

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Greenock

The largest and main settlement in the area is Greenock. Traditionally dependent on heavy industry and manufacturing relating to the shipping trade, Greenock is now one of the largest centres for high..

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Harwich

Harwich itself has been a major port since its appearance on the scene in 1150 or so. A shipbuilding center for a time, it's now England's major car ferry port for the North Sea. Harwich was home base..

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Holyhead

Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey and is perhaps known best for being a busy ferry port. However, visitors should also note that the town has a number of interesting attractions a..

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Hull

Hull, officially Kingston upon Hull is a city and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber ..

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Ilfracombe

Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England with a small harbour, surrounded by cliffs. The parish stretches along the coast from 'The Coastguard Cottages' in ..

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Invergordon

Invergordon is a town whose history stretches back through two World Wars and has now developed into a centre for oilrig refurbishment and maintenance. It is also a major port of call for cruise liner..

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Inverness

Inverness is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Inverness lies near two impor..

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Iona Island

The Isle of Iona is best known for its beautiful Abbey and its connection with St.Columba. It is believed to be the first Christian site in Scotland. Iona is nearly 3 miles long and only 1.5 miles wid..

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Islay Island

Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Known as «The Queen of the Hebrides», it lies in Argyll just south west of Jura and around 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Iris..

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Isle of Man

The Island is a unique self-governing kingdom - a Crown dependency which belongs to neither the UK nor the European Union. It has its own parliament (called Tynwald), laws, traditions, culture, cuisin..

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Isle of Mull

The Magical Island MULL is one of those rare and fortunate places which seem untouched by the passage of time. It is also a huge and immensely varied place. The island of Mull has the greatest biodive..

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Isle of Noss

Situated to the east of the island of Bressay in the Shetland Islands, the uninhabited Isle of Noss with its Old Red Sandstone cliffs is home to a large number of nesting seabirds including great skua..

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Jersey

Jersey is part of the British Isles, it is neither part of the United Kingdom nor a member of the European Union. It is a self-governing Kingdom and has its own parliament called the States (from the ..

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Kirkwall

As the main town in Orkney, Kirkwall (ON Kirkjuvagr - Church Bay) makes a good starting point for a visit to the islands. It is first mentioned in the sagas as the dwelling place of Earl Rognvald Brus..

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Leith

Leith is the largest enclosed deepwater port in Scotland and has the capability to handle handymax ships up to 50,000 DWT. The port offers a full stevedoring and cargo handling service. It is well equ..

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Lerwick

Lerwick, the lively capital of Shetland, centres around its important and busy harbour, particularly during the summer months, when yachts, cruise liners, private yachts and motor cruisers arrive from..

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Liverpool

Liverpool is fast becoming one of Europe’s most popular city break destinations. After being awarded European Capital of Culture 2008, the city has moved into the sights of travellers and tourists f..

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Loch Ewe

Situated some 80 miles west of Inverness, Loch Ewe offers some of the most magnificent scenery in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Quiet crofting communities dot the shore; seals, dolphins, otter..

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London

London is an ancient city whose history greets you at every turn. To gain a sense of its continuity, stand on Waterloo Bridge at sunset. To the east, the great globe of St. Paul's Cathedral glows gold..

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Londonderry

The historic walled city of Derry, also known as Londonderry, is the sparkle in the friendly eye of one of our most historic regions. It's a centre of culture and creativity, and is now as famous for ..

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Lunga

Lunga is one of the Slate Islands in the Firth of Lorn in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The «Grey Dog» tidal race, which runs in the sea channel to the south, reaches 8 knots in full flood. The name 'L..

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Milford Haven

Milford Haven is an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a citytown in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It was founded as a whaling center in the eighteenth century and grew into a major port. A..

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle – a great city - once in the forefront of 19th century industrial innovation, now, the forefront of technical innovation, leisure and culture. Wander down to the transformed waterfront, th..

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Newhaven

Newhaven is a district in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, between Leith and Granton and about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of the city centre. Formerly a village and harbour on the Firth of Forth, it had a..

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Oban

Oban, the unofficial capital of the West Highlands, is a busy working port, as fishing and pleasure craft rub shoulders in the harbour. Often described as the 'Gateway to the Isles', Oban is the main ..

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Penzance

The ancient market town of Penzance is the Capital of the far west of Cornwall and is set in beautiful Mounts Bay - a body of water dominated by the grandeur of St. Michael's Mount. Located just 10 mi..

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Plymouth

There are more than 50 Plymouths scattered across the globe, but this city by the sea is the mother of them all. Sitting in one of the world's biggest and most spectacular natural harbours, the City o..

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Portland (England)

The Isle of Portland juts out like a bird's beak into the English Channel but is not really an island, although it is only joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land. The road is about two miles..

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Portree

Although referred to by the locals as «the village», Portree is the only real town on Skye. It's also one of the most attractive fishing ports in northwest Scotland, its deep cliff-edged harbour fil..

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Portrush

Portrush is built on a peninsula with panoramic views to Donegal, Dunluce Castle and the Giants Causeway headland - two exceptional beaches and excellent coastal walks offer all the facilities you wou..

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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the second largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. Located mainly on Portsea Island, it is the United Kingdom's only island city. Portsmouth is ..

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Queensferry

South Queensferry is situated 8 miles west of Edinburgh, on the banks of the Forth Estuary. Its name is thought to have originated from the frequent journeys made by Queen Margaret of Scotland from Du..

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Rathlin Island

A rare place, wild, beautiful and of extraordinary ecological value and social interest. This island lies 6 miles off Ballycastle in Northeast Ireland and 16 miles from the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland..

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Rosyth

Rosyth (pronounced Ross-sythe) is located in Scotland, United Kingdom on the Firth of Forth, a mile (1.6 km) south of Dunfermline and approximately 12 miles (19 km) north west of Edinburgh. Rosyth is ..

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Rum Isle

Rum was for many years a private island with a chequered history involving crofting, sheep grazing and field sports. It is now owned and managed by Scottish Natural Heritage as a National Nature Reser..

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Saint Helier

Saint Helier , town capital of Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain, on St. Aubin's Bay. The administrative and cultural center of Jersey, St. Helier is also a residential town, resort, and point of..

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Saint Kilda Isle

The Saint Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: Hiort) archipelago, in the North Atlantic is at the outermost limits of the British Isles. Situated 66 km west-north-west of North Uist, only Rockall is further away ..

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Saint Mary's

St Mary’s is the largest island in the Isles of Scilly island group offering a splendid base for your holiday. It is to St.Mary’s quay that the Scillonian ferry travels on weekdays and Saturdays i..

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Saint Peter Port

St Peter Port, Guernsey's main town, is built into a steep valley leading down to the harbour, with spectacular views across to Alderney and the other islands. It has the most sheltered anchorage in t..

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Sark Island

The beautiful island of Sark (or Ile de Sercq) lies 14 1/2 kilometres to the south east of Guernsey and is part of the Bailiwick. It is reached by modern ferry which takes around 45 minutes from Guern..

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Scrabster

Harbour facilities are available at Scrabster, about 2 miles west of Thurso. Scrabster provides the terminal for the daily ferry service to Stromness in Orkney. In addition, it is a busy port for oilr..

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Skye Isle

The Island of Skye, situated off the West coast of Mainland Scotland, is the largest and best known of the Inner Hebrides. Skye is a perfect location for walkers/hillwalkers and mountaineers. It is a ..

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Southampton

If you're looking to enjoy the finest shopping, history, culture, entertainment and leisure, there's no better place than Southampton. It really is the jewel of the South. Ideally situated for explori..

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Stornoway

Stornoway is the main town on the Isle of Lewis and is also the home of the Western Isles Council. Just over 6,000 people live in the town, which represents about a third of the Islands total populati..

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Stromness

Stromness (ON Straum-nes - Stream Point) was also called Hamnavoe (Harbour Bay) by the Vikings. This excellent harbour is the ferry terminal for the crossing to Scrabster in Caithness. There are also ..

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Swansea

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. It is Wales's second largest city and the UK's twenty-sixth largest city. Swansea lies within the hi..

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Tilbury

Tilbury, town and port in Thurrock Borough, Essex, eastern England. It is situated about 35 km (22 mi) east of London on the north bank of the River Thames. A monastery was established at Tilbury by t..

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Tobermory

Mull's chief town, Tobermory, at the northern tip of the islands, is easily the most attractive fishing port on the west coast of Scotland, its clusters of brightly coloured houses and boats shelterin..

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Torquay

Torquay lies at the northern end of the Tor Bay coastline and therefore benefits from being a south facing resort. When, due to the wars with France, the wealthy were unable to holiday on the French R..

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Tresco Island

Tresco is a privately owned island, which measures just two miles by one. There is a sub-post office, banking facilities and the world famous Abbey Gardens. Home to a wonderful collection of 20,000 ex..

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Ullapool

Ullapool is full of souvenir/craft shops, guest houses and hotels, it bustles all day long in summertime with people arriving off the ferry from Stornoway on Lewis or waiting for the next one. The tow..

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