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NCL – Best of the British Isles

  • Albert Dock ©Courtesy of Visit Liverpool

    Albert Dock ©Courtesy of Visit Liverpool, British Isles Heritage
  • Edinburgh Castle viewed from Calton Hill © VisitScotland/Kenny Lam

    Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh Castle viewed from Calton Hill © VisitScotland, Kenny Lam EXPIRES 18.1.2022
  • The River Liffey ©Tourism Ireland

    Dublin, Ireland - The River Liffey
  • Norwegian Star - Cabin with ocean view © Norwegian Cruise Line - Photographer Anderson Grace

    NCL - Norwegian Star - Cabin with ocean view © Norwegian Cruise Line - Photographer Anderson Grace
  • Norwegian Star - Public Garden © Norwegian Cruise Line - Photographer Michele Verdure

    NCL - Norwegian Star - Public Garden © Norwegian Cruise Line - Photographer Michele Verdure
  • Norwegian Star - Public Pool at sunrise © Norwegian Cruise Line

    NCL - Norwegian Star - Public Pool at sunrise © Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Star - 16 September 2020 - 12 nights
Prices from £1,855 per person

Sails from Southampton

Uncover the many treasures of the British Isles on this 12 night journey with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Edinburgh is a walker’s delight where you can stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. From ancient castles and a magnificent 12th century cathedral to the urban chic of revitalised neighborhoods, Glasgow offers something for everyone. Located in one of Ireland’s most stunning settings, Cork sits on the River Lee and is home to intriguing historic sites like the Tower at the Church of St. Anne that’s crowned with an eleven-foot salmon weather vane (yes, you read that correctly).

Why NCL?

Imagine cruising just the way you want it: with no timetable to follow but your own. That is the freedom Norwegian Cruise Line provides in all our itineraries. Indulge your taste buds at one of our wide-ranging dining options, or perhaps you would prefer a dinner and a show combination? Relax at some of the most spacious and modern staterooms in the cruise industry before venturing out to experience the shore excursion of your choice.

Savour a three-course meal and a great bottle of wine. Or grab a burger hot off the grill. Dress up. Dress down. Sit down with friends or make new ones. Thanks to the flexibility of no fixed dining times or pre-assigned seating, you have the freedom to enjoy more dining options than days of your cruise.

Bask in the bright lights of Broadway with performances like Rock of Ages or Tony Award®-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Or watch in awe as world-class acrobats and aerialist twirl through the air in Cirque Dreams. Spend every day discovering award-winning entertainment that’s beyond anything at sea.

With some of the newest ships in the industry, Norwegian Cruise Line currently boasts the youngest fleet amongst major North American cruise lines. Thanks to a wide range of revolutionary features, in addition to a number of new spaces and interactive experiences meant to excite and inspire, you’re guaranteed a holiday like no other.


16 September 2020

Cruise Itinerary

Wednesday 16 September 2020

Depart Southampton, UK

Travel to Southampton and board the Norwegian Star.  Set sail in the late afternoon for Scotland.

Take your time to explore the ship before relaxing in the bar with a drink to celebrate the start of your cruise around the British Isles.

Thursday 17 September 2020

At Sea

Relax and enjoy the facilities on board the Norwegian Star.

Friday 18 September 2020

Edinburgh (South Queensferry)

The Scottish capital is your first port of call with plenty of options for sightseeing. The city skyline is dominated by Edinburgh Castle, located at one end of the Royal Mile, at the other is Holyroodhouse, best known as the residence of Mary Queen. You could also visit the Royal Yacht.

Saturday 19 September 2020

Inverness (Inverngordon)

Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city’s annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.

Sunday 20 September 2020

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Experience life on the edge.- this is the motto of the island community of Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis. Remote, rugged, uniquely scenic, the capital city of Stornoway is captivating. Breathe in the aroma of peat from the local smokehouses as they prepare the day’s catch and watch for wildlife, including northern birds like the Arctic skua, golden eagle and corncrake.

Monday 21 September 2020

Glasgow (Greenock)

Cruise ships follow the River Clyde into the centre of one of the most exciting cities in Great Britain. Glasgow showcases a mixture of architectural gems, from ancient castles and a magnificent 12th century cathedral, to the urban chic of revitalised neighborhoods featuring cutting-edge bars and restaurants.

Tuesday 22 September 2020


This bustling maritime city dates back to the 13th century and boasts some of the country’s best museums and galleries and a rich cultural heritage. The city is home to a well-known symphony orchestra and two world-class professional football. And of course, every Beatles fan knows Liverpool as the hometown of the world-famous band.

Wednesday 23 September 2020


The Northern Irish capital is a treat for urban fans. The city is rife with trendy cafés, restaurants, yet it also boasts a lovely historical district. Whilst the city is packed with things to do, rural landscapes are within a short reach.

Thursday 24 - Friday 25 September 2020

Dublin – ovenight

A small capital with a huge reputation, Dublin has a mix of heritage and hedonism that will not disappoint. All you have to do is show up! With so many attractions you are spoilt for choice – try a pint of the Black Stuff at the Guinness Storehouse or visit Trinity College to see the medieval Book of Kells or wander the banks of the River Liffey.

Saturday 26 September 2020

Cork (Cobh)

The charming seaside town of Cobh, situated in Cork harbour, has served as a route in and out of Ireland for centuries. Formerly known as Queenstown before locals reverted back to the old Irish name in 1922, Cobh was the embarkation point for 2.5 million people who emigrated to America and was famously the Titanic’s final port of call on her ill-fated maiden voyage in 1912.

Sunday 27 September 2020


Portland lies in the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a world heritage site, renowned for its breath-taking beauty and its incredible historical heritage. Warmed by the Gulf Stream it is a tied island with hidden coves, disused quarries and is famous for it’s lighthouse.

Monday 28 September 2020


Arrive in Southampton.

The Norwegian Difference

Feel Free – No timetables. No stipulations. Just award-winning entertainment and diverse dining options from the only cruise line built for versatile holidaying.    Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 51-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. According to Norwegian, the Cruise Line revolutionised the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise holiday on their timetable with no set dining times, a variety of entertainment options and no formal dress codes.  Whatever you choose to do, you will be travelling in style on Norwegian Sta

Our NCL Cruise price includes:

  • Free at Sea Upgrade*
  • A wide range of restaurants, bars & lounges
  • Dazzling entertainment
  • Countless innovative activity options for every age group

NCL’s Free at Sea

Enjoy the most inclusive cruise holiday with NCL’s Free at Sea. Upgrade your cruise and Choose 2 Offers, like Premium Beverage Package, and Speciality Dining Package, to customise your holiday to any destination, any time of year.


Dining aboard Norwegian is about having choices. Every cruise fare includes beautifully crafted menus in two main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. From freshly baked breads, desserts and pastries to Norwegian Cruise Line chefs’ original dishes made with the freshest ingredients, your dining can be as fine or fun as you want.


See the curtain rise on spectacular shows, including ‘Soul Rockin’ Nights’ to rock the night away, an ‘Elements’ show full of wonder, enchantment and sensual delight, and a musical voyage around the world with ‘World Beat’.

On-board Activities

Boring sea days? Not on Norwegian Cruise Line. Be amazed by how much they can pack into their modern ships. There are luxurious spas, pools and hot tubs for you to unwind after a day of exploring; a Fitness Centre, Jogging Track and Basketball Court to stay active; and various other facilities like a Card Room, a Library or a Casino. Also, there are great activities for your little ones, like a pool complete with slides, paddling pool and hot tub, a teen disco or a video arcade.


Feel free to dream happy dreams. No matter what your cruising style, you’ll find accommodation to match. From Inside staterooms to ones with an ocean view to even more special rooms, for you sun seekers and stargazers, Balcony Staterooms or luxurious suites. The Norwegian spirit offers flexible family accommodation with room for all to a sea-breeze Balcony Stateroom for two – you are free to choose.


Prices will be based upon a minimum allocation request of 8 cabins but no minimum numbers apply to maintain the price. Outside and Balcony cabins available on request. NCL booking terms and conditions will apply, please ask for further details. Unless otherwise state price is based on an inside twin share cabin on Norwegian Star. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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