For those who go off the beaten path, there are places in the British Isles where nature is still wild and history can be touched.
This expedition-style voyage from Portsmouth to Edinburgh is your chance to discover some of the British Isles’ most historically significant and wildlife-rich destinations. Cruising aboard our small, luxury expedition ship is the perfect way to visit difficult-to-access locations where tourist value far exceeds tourist numbers.
We begin with beautiful Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. In Scotland we explore early Christian history on the peaceful Isle of Iona, magnificent archeological sites in the Orkney Islands, and exciting birdlife on Shetland’s beautiful Fair Isle.
With a maximum capacity of just 114 passengers, we usually operate with 100 guests off the ship. It maximizes our travelers' time ashore because there is no need for splitting passengers into groups for landing rotations as required on larger ships.
Prepare for a voyage that combines thrilling wild landings and zodiac cruising with captivating port excursions. Our cruises to the British Isles promise an unforgettable journey, where you'll encounter stunning nature and immerse yourself in the fascinating stories of this remarkable region.
Cruising is our passion and expertise and over the past 24 years, we’ve gained tremendous experience building a strong team of enthusiastic polar professionals who are all experts in their field. Each cruise is a thoughtfully crafted expedition voyage.
Download this travel guide to discover more about our program. Explore the fascinating British Isles and unlock a world of wonders. From historic landmarks to vibrant cities, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of this amazing destination. Delve into the charm of ancient castles and embark on an exciting journey through the British Isles.
The British Isles were mostly accessible by sea to early human settlers. This is why an expedition cruise nowadays is the perfect way to follow in their footsteps and discover the region’s gems. Explore Iona Abbey, Conwy Castle, Neolithic village sites, ancient stone circles and the historic settlement Burgh of Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands.
The British Isles stand out as a premier destination in Europe for birdwatching enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of these islands, where you can witness the serene tranquility of nature and observe nesting birds in their natural habitats.
Our voyage to the British Isles offers a wealth of subjects for photographers of all levels and interests. Our included photography program gives you the chance to learn and practice your skills alongside a professional photographer.
Zoom out to capture dramatic landscapes of sweeping moorland and rugged coastlines of Wales and Northern Ireland or go macro to expose the beauty of flowers on the shores of the Shetlands. You will get plenty of practice with the special art of architectural photography as well as we visit the finest examples of the medieval architecture in the British Isles.
From historical monuments to colorful puffins, the sights on this British Isles cruise will make a photographer out of anyone. Our expert will be there to help you make the most of the bounty in your viewfinder.