At a glance
11 Day Cruise on Marina, Oceania Cruises - Call for price
Departure 04 August 2019 | Celtic Kingdoms
Cruise the Celtic shores of Scotland and Ireland, enjoying an overnight stay in the Irish capital of Dublin as well as the opportunity to visit two delightful English towns.
- In the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which showcases musicians and performers from all over the world and is known as “the greatest show on earth”
- In the beautiful Scottish countryside near Glasgow, take in the natural beauty of Loch Lomond and then sip a dram of whisky at Glengoyne Distillery
- During your overnight stay in Dublin, tour majestic St. Patrick’s Cathedral one day and enjoy more secular pursuits at the Guinness Storehouse the next day
- On Salisbury Plain near Portland, behold legendary Stonehenge, the mysterious circle of upright stones whose construction began 5,000 years ago
Day by day itinerary
Savor the old town’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture and impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached.
Offering some of the finest Victorian architecture in the UK, Glasgow is a major center of commerce and culture. Glasgow Cathedral is one of the only cathedrals in Scotland to have survived the Reformation in tact and houses a celebrated collection of stained glass windows. The Burrell Collection showcases a range of work by major artists such as Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, as well as examples of late medieval, Chinese and Islamic art. When exploring Scotland’s culinary culture, be sure to taste some of the famed single malt whiskies.
Cheerful Cork sprawls about the River Lee in one of Ireland's most stunning settings. Bridges crisscross the city leading to landmarks like St. Anne's Church and the Old City Gaol, where you'll see the 19th century prisoners' graffiti. Make time to kiss the Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle.
Joined to the mainland of Dorset by narrow Chesil Beach, Portland is in the heart of England's dramatic Jurassic Coast, so called because its rock bed dates back 185 million years. The coastal cliffs and area's unique flora and fauna are awe-inspiring, the perfect complement to the town's rich history. Portland Castle overlooks the harbor and is one of Henry VIII's best-preserved coastal fortifications. Portland Bill Lighthouse is another landmark, literally, and has been guiding sailors for more than 300 years. You may also enjoy walking to the abandoned Tout Quarry, which has been turned into a delightful stone sculpture park.
Sailing on Marina
Marina is the first of newly built ships for Oceania. Featuring 10 gourmet dining venues she has raised the bar in upper premium cruising and offers spacious accommodation and impeccable service. She is a sister ship of the newest ship - Riviera