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Princess Cruises are offering the perfect escape with their range of Summer Seacations -and some are still up for grabs!
Cruises is operating five, six and seven-night cruises around the UK throughout
September onboard gorgeous ships Regal Princess and Sky Princess.
Seacations will call at Portland, Greenock (for Glasgow), Liverpool and
is operating a selection of shore excursions so guests can make the most of
these exciting ports of call.
what do you need to know about these ports-of-call and what can you do there?
is an isolated and rugged island in Dorset found on the Jurassic Coast’s most southerly
point. It boasts a mild climate and beautiful scenery, perfect for exploring.
the tiny isle, you can explore one of the British Isles’ lesser-known gems,
Abbotsbury Swannery on the Abbotsbury Swannery & Gardens excursion. The
spot was established in 1393 by monks from the nearby Benedictine abbey and is
home to around 1,000 graceful birds which you can freely walk among. Don’t miss
the Sub-tropical Gardens on your visit to Abbotsbury either – it is
world-famous for its camellia groves and magnolias.
worthwhile excursion is Scenic Countryside & Corfe Castle on which you can
visit the stone ruins of Corfe Castle, built by William the Conqueror.
is also ideal for excursions to Stonehenge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
located just 90 minutes outside of the city.
Princess Cruises: Portland is an isolated and rugged island in Dorset found on the Jurassic Coast. Credit: Shutterstock
is a historic industrial town 25 miles west of Glasgow from which cruisers can
easily explore the major Scottish city.
boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in the UK, including the
stately City Chambers, and was Scotland’s great industrial centre during the
the Exclusive Opening At Kelvingrove Gallery & Glasgow Highlights itinerary
you can tour the city’s world-famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery – an imposing red
sandstone Victorian structure and one of Glasgow’s landmark buildings. It’s the
most visited museum in the UK outside of London and houses ever-changing
contemporary exhibits. Princess guests will also be able to explore the history
of the city, from checking out the majestic Glasgow Cathedral to the city’s
visit the city of Edinburgh on the full-day Best Of Edinburgh itinerary. Enjoy
a guided panoramic tour of the city, view the historic Holyrood Palace, tour
the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and wander the streets of this fascinating
city with over 1,000 years of Scottish history.
countryside is more what you’re after, from Greenock you can travel to Loch
Lomond on the Easy Scottish Lochs tour. You’ll be treated to stunning views of
the second-largest freshwater lake in Scotland, pretty villages and panoramas
of Highland Glens while accompanied by a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Princess Cruises: Glasgow boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in the UK. Credit: Shutterstock
is an industrial port that grew to prominence thanks to trade with the
Americas. Its claims to fame include being home to two of the finest
neoclassical buildings in Europe… and the Beatles.
fans shouldn’t miss Princess excursion In The Steps Of The Beatles. Visit the
site of the Cavern Club, where the band performed over 300 times from February
1961 to August 1963, admire statues commemorating Paul McCartney and John
Lennon and take in The Beatles Story, a multimedia exhibit at Albert Docks.
football’s more your thing there’s a visit to Anfield, Liverpool’s Football
Club, or why not head out to the wonders of the Lake District? The Best Of Lake
District excursion is a great way to enjoy the region’s highlights. There’s a scenic
cruise on Lake Windermere – the largest natural lake in England, a trip aboard
the vintage Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway and time to explore the
charming local villages.
Princess Cruises: The Titanic Belfast & City Drive excursion takes holidaymakers to the former shipyard of Harland and Wolff. Credit: Shutterstock
is the capital of Northern Ireland and stretches along both sides of the River
Lagan. Once an industrial giant in the 19th century, Belfast boasts Victorian
and Edwardian architecture. It’s also the gateway to the Irish countryside of
Counties Antrim and Down.
major natural highlight of the area is Giant’s Causeway – considered the Eighth
Wonder of the World and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern
Ireland. The site is famous for its polygonal columns of layered basalt and is
steeped in myth. Princess guests on the Giant’s Causeway excursion can visit
the phenomenon and admire the show-stopping beauty of the Antrim Coast. If you
have time, you might see Dunluce Castle, one of Ireland’s most romantic
sign up to the Coastal Drive & Glens Of Antrim itinerary to find out even
more about this beautiful corner of the world on a half-day narrated drive.
Perfect for those not looking to walk, you’ll enjoy a picturesque drive on the
old Antrim Coast Road to the Glens of Antrim, considered to be the most
beautiful of the nine glens, and soak up the splendour of Glenariff Forest
Park. Prepare for some incredible views on this tour!
course, Belfast is also famous for its association with the doomed Titanic and
the Titanic Belfast & City Drive excursion takes holidaymakers to the
former shipyard of Harland and Wolff – now an ultra-modern exhibit space. Find
out all about the ill-fated cruise ship and its tragic tale as well as taking
in the city of Belfast on a driving tour. You’ll see the grand Opera House, the
Albert Memorial Clock Tower, the Queen’s University, City Hall, the Titanic
Memorial and more.
Please note, Princess Cruises guests will now be allowed to explore ports of call independently as well as join shore excursions.
To find out more about Princess Cruises’ five, six and seven-night sailings, click here.
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