Category: Ports

Grand Circle: Maritime Jewels of the British Isles and Ireland

Barra Airport

Scotland lends itself to small-ship cruising. The rugged coastline, with long sea-lochs and remote islands, is a treasure trove of hidden gems … if your ship is small enough to weave between them. Ok, sometimes the weather is a bit wet and windy and,… Continue Reading “Grand Circle: Maritime Jewels of the British Isles and Ireland”

Port Guide: Ullapool Essentials

Ullapool Harbour

With a population of around 1500 people (similar to a mid-size cruise ship) this pretty village of white-washed cottages nestles on the shores of Loch Broom. As the main settlement in Wester Ross, this is a bustling little place with lovely cafes, a great… Continue Reading “Port Guide: Ullapool Essentials”

Ponant: From Scotland to Spitsbergen

Ponant Scotland Puffin

Ponant, the luxury French cruise line, has a fantastic voyage from Dublin to Longyearbyen in 2020 … taking in the magical Scottish Islands of Mull, Skye, Orkney and Shetland as it goes. If an expedition cruise is on your bucket list, and the idea… Continue Reading “Ponant: From Scotland to Spitsbergen”

Viking Cruises: British Isles Explorer

Viking Edinburgh Castle

The winds are favourable for Scotland’s cruise industry with a surge in cruise calls predicted over the next few years. After all, it’s an easy size to explore. For a small country there’s lots to see and do; from the vast swathes of rugged… Continue Reading “Viking Cruises: British Isles Explorer”

Lindblad: Ancient Isles

Ancient Isles

If Stone Age ruins, an ancient abbey, volcanic caves, fishing villages, whales and seabird nesting sites sounds like your cup of tea … or pint of ale … then Lindblad’s Ancient Isles cruise might be just for you. Travelling from London to Bergen in… Continue Reading “Lindblad: Ancient Isles”