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Take a small ship cruise of Scotland's wild northern islands which have some of the world's largest bird colonies where the birds outnumber the human population of this nation of around 5,000,000 inhabitants. Cruise through the Shetland, Orkney, and Hebrides Islands in Scotland's far north. In Edinburgh Old Townthe oldest part of Scotland's capital city, or tour Scotland's National Museum, the historical Edinburgh Castle or walk through the Kelvingrove Art Gallery Museum one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. Travel to the granite city of Aberdeen on way to the North Atlantic's Faroe Islands, Iceland, and Spitsbergen, Norway Contact our travel experts to start planning your ideal trip today!
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10 Best Scotland Cruises & Tours for 2022-2023

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5 Best Scotland Cruise Deals for 2022-2023

Trip NameSaveFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Scotland Slowly15%$639511Jun 4, 2023Explore Scotland's ancient past on this 11-day expedition cruise through Scotland's western and northern isles aboard Ocean Endeavor. In this land of …
North Atlantic Saga: Scotland, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland15%$439511Jun 24, 2023On this 11-day expedition aboard the Ocean Endeavour, cruise from the craggy coastline of Scotland, past the staggering cliffs of the Faroe Islands …
Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan MayenSavings$799514May 15, 2023This 14-day Arctic expedition aboard Ocean Adventurer cruises across the North Atlantic to explore the awe-inspiring and unspoiled destinations of …
British Isles From DoverSavings$784615Jun 27, 2022This 15-day cruise of the British Islands aboard MS Maud sails roundtrip from Dover and visits Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, …
British IslesSavings$647313Aug 8, 2022Join MS Maud on this 13-day cruise of the British Isles, roundtrip from Dover. Visit picturesque villages and towns, explore isolated islands, and …
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10 Best Luxury Cruises of Scotland for 2022-2023

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Wild Scotland$949512May 26, 2022From Oban to Aberdeen, partake on this 1-day expedition cruise aboard the Greg Mortimer exploring the wild islands of Scotland. Visit picturesque …
Reykjavik to Dublin$1098913Aug 15, 2022Experience a magical expedition cruise sailing through Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland on this 13-day expedition aboard Silver Cloud. Visit …
Scotland, Jan Mayen & Svalbard$1239516Jun 5, 2022Aboard the Greg Mortimer, this expedition cruise from Aberdeen, Scotland to Longyearbyen, Svalbard highlights the ancient human cultures that have …
Coastal Wonders of Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland$2247016Jun 6, 2022Join National Geographic Resolution on this 16-day exploration across Norway, the Faroe Islands, and Iceland, visiting highlights including the …
Dublin to Reykjavik expedition$920013Jun 15, 2023Experience a magical expedition sailing through Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland on this 13-day expedition aboard Silver Cloud. Visit …
Longyearbyen to Dublin$2160027Aug 1, 2022Join the Silver Cloud on a magnificent 27-day sailing expedition exploring Svalbard, an Arctic territory full of life and color defined by the …
Hamburg to London (Greenwich)$765015Jun 1, 2022Board Silver Whisper on this 15-day expedition through Northern Europe that begins in Hamburg and disembarks in metropolitan London. Discover the …
Southampton to Tromsø$1125014Jun 1, 2022Breeze through the British Isles and cruise to Norway on this 14-day expedition aboard Silver Wind. Starting in Southampton, your luxury cruise of …
Tromso to Reykjavik$990015Aug 10, 2022Journey to Svalbard and Iceland to see isolated islands, remote landscapes, glaciers, and to look for polar bears, walruses, and musk oxen. Aboard …
Scottish Isles and Norwegian Fjords Voyage - with Smithsonian Journeys$58608Jun 10, 2022Come aboard Le Dumont-d'Urville for an 8-day cruise with Smithsonian Journeys experts to discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords and the rugged …
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Best Scotland Cruise Lines for 2022-2023

  • Silversea Cruises - offers Millennium Class ships Silver Whisper and sister ship Silver Shadow that invite you to enjoy world-class accommodations, shipboard conviviality, and warm, individualized service, paired with the enhanced spaces and amenities of a larger ship. Discover the prismatic beauty of Scotland, with its rolling moors, silent fjords, towering mountains, and dense emerald forests.
  • Ponant - has voyages that include transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world-class Smithsonian Journey experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the local environment and culture. Board Le Dumont-d'Urville on an exceptional itinerary to discover the beauty of the Norwegian fjords and the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Isles. 
  • Lindblad Expeditions - has garnered numerous awards for its commitment to environmental stewardship, conservation, and geographic education. Discover Scotland's grand castles, lyrical moorlands, mysterious lochs, sacred abbeys, and sweeping mountains on the National Geographic Endurance.
  • European Waterways - have specialized in creating luxury barge holidays for over 40 years on some of the most beautiful waterways in Europe. Cruise sedately through the Great Glen between Inverness and Fort William, navigating beautiful lochs and the Caledonian Canal's engineering masterpiece aboard the eight-passenger hotel barge Scottish Highlander.
  • Aurora Expeditions - aim to take small groups of travelers on voyages of discovery to regions that inspired them, thereby creating lifelong ambassadors for preserving and protecting these sacred places. Explore the wild isles of Scotland, from the windswept Hebrides, inhabited for over 8,000 years, to the verdant Orkney Islands, where ancient Neolithic and Viking sites conjure images of civilizations long gone aboard the 132 passengers Greg Mortimer.
  • Poseidon Expeditions - is a leading operator of polar expeditions in the cruise industry. Since 1999, they have offered voyages to the Arctic, Antarctica, and the North Pole that combines the spirit of adventure with a generous measure of onboard comfort and well-being. In Scotland, explore early Christian history on the peaceful Isle of Iona, magnificent archeological sites in the Orkney Islands, and exciting birdlife on Shetland’s beautiful Fair Isle aboard the Sea Spirit.

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