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British Isles Discovery Cruise

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12 days from £2269 £1709 £854
Departing: September 2019
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The remote landscape of the Orkneys. The untouched beauty of the Outer Hebrides. The multi-coloured houses that line Tobermory harbour on Mull. The Scilly Isles, Guernsey and the Historic Dockyards at Portsmouth... These are just a few of the places you'll discover on this wonderful British cruise on board Astoria also includes time to explore the fascinating cities of Belfast and Dublin.

Discover life on board Astoria

There's far more to life on board Astoria than we could possibly fit on one page. Click here to find out more about her fantastic facilities and welcoming atmosphere.

What the Price Includes

  • 11 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria was originally a transatlantic liner. Now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.

Deck-plans

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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart Hull, UK
  • Day Three - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Four - Stornoway*, Isle of Lewis
  • Day Five - Tobermory*, Isle of Mull
  • Day Six - Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Day Seven - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day Eight - St Mary's*, Isles of Scilly
  • Day Nine - St Peter Port*, Guernsey
  • Day 10 - Portsmouth, UK
  • Day 12 - Arrive Hull, UK

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Astoria. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Full Itinerary

Day One: Depart Hull

Board Astoria in Hull today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.

Day Two: At sea

Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Three: Kirkwall

Today Astoria arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

Day Four: Stornoway

Astoria will anchor off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, today. These unspoiled islands have been inhabited for over 6,000 years. Wander through the town, or take the optional excursion to Callanish’s mysterious Standing Stones, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.

Day Five: Tobermory

The small town of Tobermory on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque waterfront of brightly painted buildings, is a delightful place to explore, as is nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.

Day Six: Belfast

Early this morning, Astoria arrives in historic Belfast. Explore the city centre, visit the new Titanic Quarter developments that pay homage to the ill-fated vessel, or join an optional excursion to the vast ’stone staircase’ of the Giant’s Causeway on the Antrim Coast beyond.

Day Seven: Dublin

Today Astoria arrives in Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.

Day Eight: St Mary's

This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. Astoria anchors here in sheltered waters, giving you the opportunity to go ashore to explore Hugh Town on St Mary's, the flower-strewn byways beyond, and stunning Tresco, where the famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest subtropical plant collection.

Day Nine: St Peter Port

Guernsey's St Peter Port welcomes Astoria this morning. See 800-year-old Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, wander the cobbled central quarter and make the most of the island's tax-free shopping.

Day 10: Portsmouth

The historic maritime city of Portsmouth was the nerve centre of Operation Overlord and the departure point for tens of thousands of Allied troops early in the morning of 6th June 1944. Visit the newly refurbished and reopened D-Day Museum to see the 82-metre long embroidery of images and events from Operation Overlord, or perhaps to HMS Victory, HMS Warrior or the Mary Rose Museum.

Day 11: At sea

Make the most of your final day on board as Astoria cruises along the East Coast of England, heading home.

Day 12: Arrive Hull

Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.

Date Nights Price From
01 September 2019
01 September 2019 11 £1709

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.