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British Isles Discovery Cruise

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Departing: August 2019
* Price shown: 30 August 2019 from -
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2019 CRUISE LAUNCH OFFER - BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE UNTIL 31st MAY*

Join Astoria for a wonderful autumn cruise around the coast and islands of Great Britain and Ireland. Discover the remote landscapes of the Orkneys. See The untouched beauty of the Outer Hebrides and the multi-coloured houses that line Tobermory harbour on Mull. Visit the Scilly Isles and Guernsey, explore the fascinating cities of Belfast and Dublin, and enjoy relaxed days at sea off the coast of this "sceptred isle".

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 Portsmouth, UK
  • Day Three - Hull, UK
  • Day Five - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Six - Stornoway*, Isle of Lewis
  • Day Seven - Tobermory*, Isle of Mull
  • Day Eight - Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Day Nine - Dublin, Ireland
  • Day 10 - St Mary's*, Isles of Scilly
  • Day 11 - St Peter Port*, Guernsey
  • Day 12 - Portsmouth, 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 from Portsmouth

Join Astoria before she begins her journey east from Portsmouth this afternoon. As you skirt the coast, you'll have time to settle in to your cabin, and to enjoy the ship's facilities and excellent five-course dining.

Day Two: At sea

Spend today relaxing as Astoria cruises north. Get to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.

Day Three: Hull

As Astoria arrives in Hull this morning, you'll say goodbye to some of your fellow voyagers and welcome new friends aboard before continuing your cruise.

Day Four: At sea

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

Day Five: 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 Six: 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 Seven: 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 Eight: 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 Nine: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Arrive in Portsmouth

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

Date Nights Price From
30 August 2019
30 August 2019 11 £1599

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.

 

*This buy-one-get-one-free offer applies to new bookings on selected 2019 cruises made between 1st March and 31st May 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. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. 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 Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.