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Treasures of the British Isles Cruise - From Liverpool
*Explore the British Isles on this highly enjoyable cruise, which also calls in Ireland and France. Highlights include Stornoway, pretty Tobermory on Mull and the sub-tropical paradise of the Scillies, as well as the chance to enjoy the elegance of your cruise ship, Azores.
- Nine nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
- Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement
Board Azores in Liverpool before she sets sail this evening.
Azores arrives in Cork's long, narrow Cobh harbour this morning. Shore excursions here offer you the chance to discover this historic capital of southwest Ireland, to head into the beautiful rolling countryside to fashionable Kinsale - famed for its fine food and sea-fishing - or to visit famous Blarney Castle, just north of the city.
This morning finds us in the fabled Isles of Scilly, where you can go ashore by tender to explore tiny Hugh Town on St Mary's, and the flower-strewn byways beyond. You'll also have the chance to take an excursion to stunning Tresco, where the world-famous Abbey Gardens house Britain's finest sub-tropical plant collection.
Guernsey's delightful St Peter Port welcomes Azores this morning. Spend the day exploring this beautiful Channel Isle - see Castle Cornet, which guards the entrance to the harbour, and the medieval, cobbled central quarter of St Peter Port, where countless shops and colourful stalls offer tax-free temptations.
Crossing the Channel completely, our next port of call is Honfleur at the mouth of the Seine. Wander the streets behind the pretty harbour, or perhaps join an optional excursion to Monet's delightful house and gardens at Giverny.
Today is spent at sea, heading east and north towards Scotland.
This morning we'll tie up in the great natural harbour at Invergordon on Scotland's rugged east coast. Step ashore to explore, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness in search of Nessie. Golfers may head to the fine course at nearby Dornoch, while whisky connoisseurs can make a pilgrimage to the celebrated Ord Distillery.
Azores anchors off Stornoway, the capital of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, today. Perched on the very edge of Britain, these unspoiled islands have been inhabited continuously for over 6,000 years, and are guardians of a rich culture with its roots in the mists of time. Explore the town, or take the excursion to the mysterious and ancient Standing Stones at Callanish, thought to be nearly 4,000 years old.
The beautiful island of Mull offers breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and a spectacular coastline. Stroll Tobermory's pretty waterfront, past the colourful houses, and perhaps visit nearby Duart Castle, clan seat of Clan Maclean.
Bid farewell to Azores, her crew and your fellow passengers as you return to Liverpool and disembark.
Beautiful, 550-passenger MV Azores is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a Transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Azores is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.