The British Isles is a geographical term (not nationality). It is made up of Great Britain, Ireland and all the outlying islands like Isle of Man, Hebrides, Orkney Isles, Shetland Isles and the Channel Islands.
Despite their small size, the British Isles offer a diverse cruise experience - beautiful coastlines dotted with castles, rolling green landscapes, dramatic mountains, and cities rich in culture and heritage.
The region is serviced by both large and small cruise ships. Larger ships cover more distance and give passengers a taste of different destinations, while smaller cruise ships tend to concentrate on one area in more depth - especially Scotland.
Itineraries range from short 3-4 days to 14 days.
Cruise seasons The cruise season is from May to September to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather. Some cruiselines to operate year-round.