Separated from “the continent” by the English Channel, the British Isles and Ireland are home to some of the most impressive and iconic sites in all of Europe. From castles and cathedrals to London and Liverpool, seemingly every village, town, and city is positively steeped in history or has influenced modern-day culture. But before you go thinking the British Isles and Ireland are stuck in the past, we’ll show you plenty of contemporary delights through our unique Destination Immersion® style of traveling.

Add in over 6,000 islands both big and small (like the Isle of Man, where our very own Captain Carl is from) and you quickly realize there’s no shortage of hidden and not-so-hidden gems to explore. So come join us on a magical mystery tour of the British Isles and Ireland, with Azamara Club Cruises®.


  • Hit the links on the course that started it all—St. Andrews—where one of golf’s premiere events, the Open, has been held nearly 30 times. Book your Cruise Global, Connect LocalSM shore excursions now to attend the Open Championship.
  • And speaking of the links, there are only 246 true links courses in the world. Luckily for you 210 of them can be found in The British Isles.
  • Play a round (or two) on some of the top courses in the world. Six of the top 20 courses in the world can be found in the British Isles and Ireland, according to Golf Digest.


  • Savor the warmth of traditional Scottish cuisine with a home-cooked meal prepared by chef Jenny Thomson in her 18th century mansion on an exclusive Cruise Global, Meet Local tour.
  • Grab a pint of the black stuff—that’s Guinness for the uninitiated—at the infamous St. James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin, Ireland.
  • Indulge in a dram of Scotland’s most famous export: Scotch whisky. Whether you prefer single malts or blends, peaty or smoky, neat or on the rocks, there are dozens upon dozens to try.


  • Pay homage to “Scotland’s favourite son”—Robert Burns—at the eponymous museum in his birthplace, Glasgow, which contains a collection of artifacts relating to the bard.
  • You’ll have anything but a hard day’s night when you experience Beatle-Mania at the Liverpool Cathedral during an exclusive AzAmazing EveningsSM event.
  • Windsor Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Blarney Castle...these are just a few of the British and Irish castles you can explore, especially when you stay longer and experience more on an Azamara voyage.

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