Cruise through the Highlands
Sail north to visit a collection of beautiful Scottish ports, including Stornoway, pretty Tobermory and the remote town of Fort William, situated at the gateway to Ben Nevis. Then turn south, sailing via Greenock, to call at the thriving Irish capital, Dublin, and the sub-tropical paradise of the Scillies en route back to Poole.
Life on board Astoria
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart from Poole
Board Astoria in Poole today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day Two: At sea
Enjoy a first restful first day at sea, getting to know the ship and your fellow passengers.
Day Three: Belfast
Astoria arrives in historic Belfast, today. Explore the shops and cafes of the buzzing Cathedral Quarter, or visit the Titanic Quarter that pays homage to the ill-fated vessel. Alternatively, join an excursion to the iconic Giant’s Causeway.
Day Four: Stornoway
Magellan anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly four thousand years old.
Day Five: Tobermory
Discover the small town of Tobermory, on the beautiful island of Mull, with its picturesque, multi-coloured houses encircling the waterfront. Step ashore to explore the attractive streets, or visit nearby Duart Castle, the famous seat of Clan Maclean.
Days Six and Seven: Fort William
The climbing outpost of Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, is gateway to the stunning scenery of the Highlands and the Great Glen. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the perfect Highland valley of Glen Nevis, backdrop for movies like Rob Roy and Braveheart, and perhaps take in Fort William’s fascinating West Highland Museum.
Day Eight: Greenock
Arriving in the Scottish port of Greenock, you might join an excursion to one of two famous and fascinating cities. In Edinburgh, explore the Royal Mile, shop in Princes Street or take in city views from the ancient Castle’s ramparts. In Glasgow, discover ’Scotland’s style capital’, with its culture, architecture and design.
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, pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 10: St Mary's
This morning finds us in the Isles of Scilly. 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: Arrive back in Poole
Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.
Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.
British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since certain 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.