12-Night Cunard British Isles Cruise
Explore the British Isles
An overnight in Liverpool, with its must-see mercantile buildings, is a highlight of this captivating tour of the British Isles on Queen Mary 2 that calls ashore in England, Scotland, and Ireland.
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It is only a 20 minute ride to Edinburgh from South Queensferry and this outstanding city is a different proposition altogether. The incredible architecture and majestic buildings seem to spill over from the extinct volcano now known as Arthur’s Seat. Edinburgh Castle crowns the city on top of the hill and has done so for well over a thousand years. Scottish monarchs commissioned these grand buildings as demonstrations of their wealth, power and sophistication.
From North Berwick we pass the magnificent Bass Rock, an imposing volcanic island about a mile from the shore of the Firth of Forth. It features impressive bird and marine wildlife and a lighthouse.
Have your binoculars and cameras ready for the gannets flying to and fro, before they nestle atop the rock. You can also see the isolated and eerie “Scottish Alcatraz,” a long-disused prison.
As you sail along the edge of the Firth of Forth, you’ll be able to look over the Isle of May. This is home to a magical mix of noisy sea birds and seals, as well as many a Viking or smuggler’s tale.
In early summer, the cliffs are covered with nesting and often boisterous sea birds. This is also home to the unmistakable puffin and its signature brightly colored bill.
The unmistakable Scottish Highlands are shrouded in myth and folklore. Amid the conical hills and verdant glens beyond Inverness, one cannot help but scan Loch Ness for signs of its legendary monster.
Nearby is Culloden Moor is where Bonnie Prince Charlie was defeated and Cawdor Castle, which is forever linked with Macbeth. There are several famous whiskey distilleries in the region, too.
As the largest of the islands (Isle of Skye), this is an opportunity to take in the rugged scenery of the history-rich Inner Hebrides, with endless miles of unforgiving coastline and some impressive inland scenery.
Many have fought for control of this significant Gaelic island in the Inner Hebrides, mainly due to its strategic location, abundance of wildlife and its salmon-rich waters.
Greenock is your gateway to Glasgow, arguably Scotland’s most animating cultural city. It serves as a brilliant stepping-stone to some of Scotland’s most rugged and breathtaking scenery to the north. As you disembark at Greenock to explore Glasgow, you will likely be greeted by the stirring sights and sounds of a traditional Scottish pipe band in full tartan regalia.
Liverpool and its port was once home of Cunard Line. The Cunard Building, Royal Liver Building, and the Port of Liverpool Building, all on Pier Head, are often described as the city’s “Three Graces.”
Liverpool is vibrant and modern, but with a taste of the ‘60s. Take a ferry across the Mersey for some great harbor views, or a Magical Mystery Tour of the city, commemorating The Beatles.
Princes are per person based on double, availability and subject to change without notice. Taxes, fees and port expenses are additional at approximately $184.23 per person. All promotions are capacity controlled by the cruise line and can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Promotion is on select voyages sailing between May 2024 – January 2026. Other restrictions may apply. Ship’s registry: Bermudan