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®.

A destination fit for kings & queens


  • Hit the links with a Cruise Global, Golf Local shore excursion package on the course that started it all—St. Andrews—where one of golf’s premiere events, the Open, has been held nearly 30 times. Or book a shore excursion that offers prime seats to the Open Championship.
  • Tee-up a one-of-a-kind golf experience on a golf cruise and improve your game thanks to our partnership with PerryGolfTM (which you can read all about on our Destination Immersion blog).
  • 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 shore excursion.
  • 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 favorite 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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