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Explore United Kingdom on a small ship cruise with Adventure Life. We work with all the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting Iona, Lerwick, St. Kilda, Dover, and Kirkwall, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to visiting United Kingdom on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access.  The cost of small ship cruises to United Kingdom start at $2,750 for a trip of 6 to 27 days in 2022. Tell us about your dream small ship cruise to United Kingdom and our team of United Kingdom travel experts will help you make it a reality.  
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$12,350
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Norwegian Fjords and Scottish Isles

8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit Shetland Islands for wildlife
  • Stroll to see the wooden houses
  • Explore Hardangerfjorden
  • Explore the Stone Age sites
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Edinburgh
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On a voyage aboard the new National Geographic Endurance, sail across the North Sea in the wake of legendary explorers and seafarers, traveling from Norway’s breathtaking fjords and snow-dusted mountains to Scotland’s rolling green hills and ancient ruins. Glide beneath the dramatic …
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Ring of Brodgar is a unique stone circle in Scotland.
$9,430
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Scotland's Highlands and Islands

8 Day Itinerary aboard Lord of the Glens
  • Sail through Loch Ness
  • Visit medieval abbey ruins
  • Hike in spectacular Cuillin Hills
  • Discover ancient standing stones
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The only expedition of its kind, explore Scotland as few people have on an encompassing and enchanting Scotland voyage. Walk among ancient stone monuments, weave your way through ruins of fantastic castles, and stroll through a sacred abbey. Learn the legacy of 1,300-year-old clans and visit the …
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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$10,989
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Reykjavik to Dublin

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • See historic cathedrals and church
  • Walk through the street of Torshavn
  • Visit Kirkwall
  • Observe the Isle of Man's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Reykjavik / Dublin
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Iceland’s inspiring capital to Ireland’s irresistible one, enjoy a voyage that drinks in the beauty of the north. Sail from Reykjavik to Dublin on this Scottish island cruise that will have you gasping at the wonder of Mother Nature. Explore each island’s history to discover …
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Colorful sunset over the Scottish Highlands
$17,770
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Ancient Isles: England, Ireland, and Scotland

15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Celtic and Viking culture
  • Sail around Skellig Michael
  • Zodiac cruise in Scotland
  • Visit giant seabird colonies
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Walk through Stone Age village ruins 5,000-years-old, Zodiac cruise around the stunning island of Staffa, and hoist a pint or two with spirited natives in cozy pubs throughout the land. You’ll explore ancient sites in moody landscapes to learn about culture and history in lands that have been …
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White cliffs overlook the rocky shores
$7,846
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British Isles From Dover

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Maud
  • Visit Fort William
  • Explore St. Kilda
  • Discover Isle of Lewis
  • Enjoy South Cornwall's beauty
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board MS Maud on this 15-day cruise of the British Isles. Highlights include the village of Fishguard with its quaint harbour and isolated islands such as Rathlin Island, home to Northern Ireland’s largest seabird colony and the abandoned village of St. Kilda, before reaching the remote …
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Two curious sheep in England
$6,473
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British Isles

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Maud
  • Visit Rathlin Island
  • Explore St. Kilda
  • Discover Isle of Lewis
  • Enjoy South Cornwall's beauty
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail from the south of England to the most northerly region of Scotland – covering a vast area in between. A true British Isles journey, visiting England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and the Hebrides, head for remote destinations which will …
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Arctic puffins
$7,995
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Arctic Saga: Exploring Spitsbergen via the Faroes and Jan Mayen

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Follow in the footsteps of Norsemen
  • Explore the volcanic and glacier
  • Encounter iconic arctic wildlife
  • Cruise in a Zodiac for exploration
Activities:
Hiking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel to some of the most remote islands on the planet, where only a small number of adventurers have ever left their footprints. This 14-day sailing expedition on Ocean Adventurer shows you the region’s rugged beauty and whaling and Viking history, visiting the awe-inspiring and unspoiled …
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Discover ancient cultures of the Orkney islands
$11,890
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Legendary Northern Isles: Scotland, Faroes, & Iceland

Bergen - Reykjavík - 13 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Go back in time at Skara Brae
  • See the mysterious Ring of Brofgar
  • Walk through Jarlshof
  • Observe incredible birdlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Bergen / Reykjavik
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail beneath the midnight sun, overseas steeped in Norse mythology, and along the route of the boldest Vikings who ventured west. Meet the welcoming islanders who call the scenic Faroes home—Danes by nationality and Viking by blood. See the graves of their Viking ancestors and explore their …
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Discover the restored Iona Abbey, Scotland
$9,200
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Dublin to Reykjavik expedition

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • See historic cathedrals and church
  • Walk through the street of Torshavn
  • See Icelandic eiderdown collectors
  • Observe Arctic's wildlife in Vigur
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience how different and yet how beautiful three countries can be on this journey through Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland on this 13-day expedition aboard Silver Cloud. Sail from Ireland’s capital to Iceland’s capital, Dublin to Reykjavik, with stops in Scotland and the …
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Isle of Iona, Scotland
$9,999
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Jewels Of The National Trust

15 Day Itinerary aboard Seabourn Ovation
  • Admire the Cliffs of Dover
  • Discover Chesil Beach
  • Walk through Isle of Man
  • Wander at Rothesay's gardens
  • Tour Oban whisky distillery
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the magnificent sights, sounds and tastes of Northern Europe on a 15-day cruise aboard Seabourn Ovation. This classic voyage begins in Dover, and travels to Northern Europe with visits to historic and beautiful ports of Portland, Falmouth, Fishguard, and Dublin,Isle Of Man, Belfast, …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$21,600
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Longyearbyen to Dublin

27 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Discover NW Spitsbergen NP
  • Circumnavigate the Duck Islands
  • Admire Pasvik Valley’s wildlife
  • Visit Kirkwall
  • Observe the Isle of Man's wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Longyearbyen / Dublin
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the Arctic as never before. Beginning in the great wilderness that is Svalbard, this voyage showcases a region that is practically unknown. Join Silver Cloud as she takes you - in ultra-luxury - to places other cruise ships cannot reach. Explore both the Southern and Northern ends of the …
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Explore the island of Guernsey
$7,735
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Western Europe: Hamburg to Bilbao

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Cloud Spirit
  • Catch the charm of the Elbe
  • Stroll along Ostende's beach
  • Visit San Sebastián, a food mecca
  • Join optional guided cycling tours
Starts/ Ends in:
Hamburg / Bilbao
Activities:
Biking, Sailing Schooner, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the Channel Islands, Brittany, and the Basque Country on this incredible 11-day summer cruise through the most distinctive landscapes of Europe. Stroll around Bruges past ramparts, windmills and romantic canals. Enjoy thejewel of the Atlantic, Belle-Île-en-Me - as soon as the sun …
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Famed Pulpit Rock in Norway
$9,900
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Tromso to Reykjavik

2022 - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Whisper
  • Discover Romsdalsfjord
  • View Bergen's waterfront
  • Explore Tromso
  • Spot incredible Arctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Tromso / Reykjavik
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the luxurious Silver Whisper on this 15-day voyage to explore the highlights of the Arctic. Journey to Svalbard and Iceland to discover volcanic islands, stunning glacier-carved landscapes, and sculptural icebergs. Look for vibrant wildlife such as whales, walruses, musk oxen, Arctic foxes, …
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Discover the rich history of Edinburgh
$4,790
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Shetland, Orkney & Hebrides

Glasgow, Scotland - Rosyth - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Le Champlain
  • Discover the northern islands
  • Enjoy the Orkney Islands' wildlife
  • Learn the history of the Shetlands
  • Explore Edinburgh
Starts/ Ends in:
Glasgow / Edinburgh
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy an incredible experience of Celtic lands and history on this 8-day cruise fromGlasgowtoEdinburgh. Explore Glasgow, Scotland's cultural capital, with its rich artistic and architectural heritage. Set sail forthe Hebrides archipelagowith a stop in Tobermory, a charming fishing port with …
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A polar landscape
$2,750
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Ice Edge - Spitsbergen

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a whale safari from the Scottish Islands to Spitsbergen. The Scottish waters offer excellent possibilities to spot Minke Whale, White-beaked Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Several other cetaceans, including Orca (Killer Whale), are also native to these waters. This unforgettable Arctic …
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Explore charming Scandinavian fishing villages
$7,453
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Southern Scandinavia

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Maud
  • Visit the Swedish archipelago
  • Explore 4 countries
  • Discover Denmark
  • Cruise through the Kiel Canal
Starts/ Ends in:
Dover / Dover
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 15-day voyage, showcase nature’s scenic masterpieces against modern-day engineering triumphs, where sand dunes, rocky shorelines, fjords, waterfalls, and majestic cliffs overshadow man’s architectural and navigational feats. Transit the impressive Kiel Canal and sail through the …
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Bicycles on a bridge over the canal.
$10,050
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North Sea Voyage: Copenhagen to London

11 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Amaze with beauty of Lübeck
  • Sail through Cliffs of Dover
  • Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
  • Experience London’s landmark
Activities:
Biking, Cooking Class, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the …
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Surfacing Humpback Whales
$3,250
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Arctic Ocean Expedition, Bremerhaven - Fair Isle - Jan Mayen - Spitsbergen

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Cruise along the edge of sea-ice
  • Visit the volcanic Jan Mayen island
  • Observe orca and minke whales
  • Tour ancient circular stone towers
Starts/ Ends in:
Vlissingen / Longyearbyen
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Search for whales, and other Arctic wildlife of the land, sea, and air on an adventurous voyage from our home port of Vlissingen to our favorite Arctic island group.Enjoy places of great beauty and fascinating wildlife. You will most likely take home memories that will accompany you wherever your …
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