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Sail around beautiful Britain next summer
Domestic cruises are now more popular than ever, and a great way
for you to discover the UK's stunning coastline. From the glorious
beaches of Guernsey to historic Edinburgh Castle, Dublin's famous
breweries (including the Guinness factory) and the elusive Loch
Ness monster, there's plenty to see close to home - Scotland alone
has nearly 800 islands around its rugged shores and Great Britain
is the largest island in Europe.
On this 12-night cruise, exclusively for Prima readers, you'll stop in nine fascinating ports while enjoying a full-board stay on the impressive Crown Princess. This dazzling ship, one of the jewels of Princess Cruises' outstanding fleet, has comfortable en-suite staterooms with complimentary 24-hour room service, a choice of inclusive restaurants and speciality dining as well as great entertainment. Plus, Prima readers will get an additional $100pp on-board credit and pay a reduced £50pp deposit.
Don't miss your chance to admire the stained-glass windows of Glasgow Cathedral, follow in James Joyce's footsteps in Dublin and get the gift of the gab from Ireland's Blarney Stone. You'll even get a chance to shop in Paris and take in the view from the top of the Eiffel Tower. See you onboard!
Reasons to book
Over 1,000 miles of British coast
Sail in style with Princess Cruises
Explore Ireland and Northern Ireland
The beauty of Scotland
No-fly, low deposit cruise
- 12-night full-board cruise onboard the Crown Princess®.
- Stops in Guernsey, Ireland, Scotland and France, with optional shore excursions at a supplement.
- Delicious onboard cuisine with breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, some soft drinks and coffee and room service included.
- Princess MedallionClass experience.
- Complimentary 24-hour room service.
- $100 per person on-board spend.
- Only £50p deposit.
Day1SouthamptonSouthampton, United Kingdom
Board the gorgeous Crown Princess today in Southampton and enjoy dinner and entertainment onboard.
Day2St Peter Port, GuernseySaint Peter Port, Guernsey
The British isle of Guernsey lies just eight miles off the coast of France. The second largest of the Channel Islands, Guernsey possesses a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful, unspoiled ambience. St. Peter Port is one of the prettiest harbors in Europe. Castles and forts dot the Guernsey coastline, including German fortifications from World War II.
Days3-4Cork, Ireland (Cobh - For Blarney Castle)Cobh, Ireland
Founded in the 7th century by St. Fin Barre, Cork is your gateway to romantic Ireland. Stroll down narrow country lanes or see the Lakes of Killarney. The intrepid visitor may scale the narrow passages of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is also home to one of the densest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. And, in a land where fable and fact blend to become folklore, it was near Cork that the great Tuatha De Danaan, a race with magical powers, was driven underground by the conquering Celts.
Note: Your ship will dock in Cobh which is about 15 miles from Cork.
Day5Dublin, IrelandDublin, Ireland
Dublin possesses a storied history. A settlement has existed on the banks of the River Liffey for at least a millennium and a half. Succeeding waves of Gaelic, Viking, Norman and English invaders have left their mark on the city. Today, this gracious and cosmopolitan city is one of Europe's premier destinations. Stroll past St. Stephen's Green or survey the gray, stone façades of Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university.
Day6Belfast, Northern IrelandBelfast, United Kingdom
Stretching along both sides of the River Lagan, this graceful city of Victorian and Edwardian buildings has become a cosmopolitan tourist destination. Once a major industrial center, Belfast is also your gateway to the rich Irish countryside of Counties Antrim and Down. Explore this exuberant city, marvel at the Giant's Causeway or shop for superb Irish linens.
Day7Glasgow (Greenock), ScotlandGlasgow, United Kingdom
Glasgow was Scotland's great industrial center during the 19th century. Today, the city remains the commercial and cultural capital of the Lowlands. Lying on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in the entire United Kingdom, including the stately City Chambers. Elegant Princes Square offers excellent shopping, and among the host of museums and galleries, the Burrell Collection features a superb treasure trove of paintings and art objects.
Note: Your ship docks in Greenock, approximately 45 minutes from Glasgow.
Day8At seaInvergordon, United Kingdom
Day9Invergordon, ScotlandInvergordon, United Kingdom
In 1933, an enterprising editor in Inverness enlivened a slow news week with the story of an odd sighting in Loch Ness. The legend grew overnight - and today individuals still scan the dark waters of the Loch for a sight of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Legend goes back as far as the 6th century and insists that the celebrated Loch Ness Monster inhabits a cave beneath the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle. Welcome to Invergordon, your gateway to Loch Ness and that area of the Highlands known as the "Great Glen."
Day10Edinburgh (South Queensferry), ScotlandEdinburgh, United Kingdom
South Queensferry is the gateway to Edinburgh, the political, commercial and cultural heart of Scotland. Nestled between the Highlands and the Border Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted for its superb skyline, its impressive collection of architecture and its beautiful parks. The streets of the elegant New Town are lined with graceful Georgian buildings, many designed by the great architect Robert Adam. Stroll through these elegant streets today to experience of the world's great cities.
Note: South Queensferry is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender.
Day11At seaLe Havre, France
Day12Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), FranceLe Havre, France
Perhaps no other place in France holds more associations for English-speaking visitors than Normandy. The port was nearly completely destroyed during the WWII Normandy campaign. Today, Le Havre is France's second largest port and the gateway to Paris, "City of Light," the Norman countryside, and the historic landing beaches.
Travelers usually head for the historic landing sites or to Paris. Yet Le Havre was designated a World Heritage Site in 2005. The Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux boasts one of the finest collections of Impressionist painting in the world.
Day13London (Southampton), EnglandSouthampton, United Kingdom
Arrive back in Southampton today following your wonderful cruise.
The simple and elegant Crown Princess takes more than 3,000 passengers, has nearly 900 balcony suites and boasts a breathtaking three-story atrium, four pool areas and entertainment including live music, shows and Movies Under The Stars, as well as a great spa and plenty of inclusive dining options.