British Isles & Ireland Heritage

Norwegian Spirit

British Isles & Ireland Heritage Overview

Departs:  21 July 2019

12 Nights Full Board

Sailing from Southampton

 

What's included

Price Includes:

  • All meals
  • A varied and professional entertainment programme
  • Cruise 
  • Gratuities & Service Charges
  • Baggage Allowance

Ports of call

Southampton • Newhaven (for Edinburgh), Scotland • Invergordon (for Inverness), Scotland • Kirkwall, Orkney Islands • Greenock (for Glasgow), Scotland • Belfast, Northern Ireland • Holyhead, Wales • Dublin, Republic of Ireland (overnight) • Cobh (for Cork), Republic of Ireland • Portland, England • Southampton

 

EXCLUSIVE OFFER:

£100 Transport Allowance per booking

 

Day 1

Depart Southampton (PM)

Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial. Visit the stoic walls of Bargate and the Tudor House Museum.

Day 2

At Sea

 

Day 3

Newhaven (for Edinburgh), Scotland

 

Make sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary's chambers. Savour the old town's marvellous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles' Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of Edinburgh's seaside restaurants to enjoy fresh salmon, scallops, lamb and prime Angus beef.

Day 4

Invergordon (for Inverness), Scotland

Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city's annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.

Day 5

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl's Palace and Bishop's Palace. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals. And ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall's speciality items, which includes cashmere, whiskey and crafts.

 

 

Day 6

Greenock (for Glasgow), Scotland

Cruise ships follow the River Clyde into the centre of one of the most exciting cities in Great Britain. Glasgow showcases a mixture of architectural gems, from ancient castles and a magnificent 12th century cathedral, to the urban chic of revitalised neighborhoods featuring cutting-edge bars and restaurants. Explore more of Glasgow on a European cruise!

Day 7

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Exploring Belfast is a treat for urban fans. The city is rife with trendy cafés, restaurants, and nightlife yet it also boasts a lovely historical district. Whilst the city is packed with things to do, rural landscapes are within a short reach

Day 8

Holyhead, Wales

Enjoy the beautiful Welsh countryside with its charming towns and farms and visit the imposing Caernarfon Castle begun by Edward I in 1283. This mighty fortress was a residence and seat of government as well as a military stronghold.

Days 9 - 10

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

 

Explore the Dubliana exhibit to see Dublin life from 1170 to 1540. Ireland's thriving yet elegant capital sits at the mouth of the River Liffey. Visit a castle. Take a walking tour. Shop O'Connell Street. Have a pint at the Guinness Brewery. Explore more of Dublin on a European cruise!

 

Day 11

Cobh (for Cork), Republic of Ireland

 

Ireland's third largest city is a wonderful walking city built on the River Lee. Visit St. Finn Barre's Cathedral, a wonderful, triple-spired example of French-gothic architecture, and spend some time in The Old Gaol, where original 19th century cells tell some fascinating tales.

Day 12

Portland, England

 

Located along the English Channel, Portland is divided into two areas: north and south. The south end is where extensive stone quarries lie, a resource important to the region. Unique to the city is the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which hosts world sailing championships.

Day 13

Arrive Southampton (AM)