Referred to by Shakespeare as “this scepter'd isle”, the name remains highly fitting for the beautiful main island of Britain, where “Great” refers to its place as the largest of the British archipelago. In the 17th-century the three nations of England, Scotland and Wales came together to become known as the United Kingdom, with Britain’s close neighbour of Eire then joining, before diverging into Northern Ireland and the larger Republic. These distinctive historic countries each have an extraordinary legacy to discover, stretching far back into the midst of time.
Cruise from Seville to the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela in Spain. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit the old quarter of La Rochelle, St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey.
Enter the Arctic Circle on this spectacular maiden voyage for 2019, departing from London for the North Cape of Norway and the remote ports of Harstad, Honningsvåg and Tromsø. This itinerary also features Trondheim, Stavanger and the beautiful Geirangerfjord, plus Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.
A cruise to Norway featuring a host of new ports for 2019, beginning in the Danish capital of Copenhagen for a voyage to Grenaa and the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Then experience one of the largest fjords in the world, Hardangerfjord, and admire the beautiful landscapes of Geiranger before exploring the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.
Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland, a place of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to some spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The equally remote and beautiful Shetland Islands also feature in this itinerary.