On this brand-new expedition cruise for the 2019 Arctic season, Poseidon Expeditions takes the m/v Sea Spirit on a voyage around the British Isles. Watch the slideshow to find out what actually happens on board!
Our voyage starts in Plymouth aboard the small, luxury expedition ship m/v Sea Spirit. It is the perfect way to visit difficult-to-access locations where tourist value far exceeds tourist numbers. Whether your interest is botanical gardens or native wildflowers, the flora on this voyage is in full bloom. The cruise dates are timed to coincide with the spring migration and the peak of the seabird breeding season, giving us some of Europe’s best bird-watching opportunities. And, of course, we get a feel for the history of early exploration, viking-style.
We begin with beautiful Tresco in the Isles of Scilly. We continue to Ireland where we visit the Skellig islands, renowned for their seabirds and monastery ruins. 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.