Disney British Isles Cruise

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Do you want to know more about a Disney British Isles Cruise? This Disney Magic sails from Dover, England on an exciting British Isles cruise with port stops in England, Ireland and Scotland.

Here we discover more about the itinerary and the British Isles port adventures and excursions available on your Disney Cruise.

Disney Magic passing by

Disney British Isles Cruise Itinerary

There is only one Disney British Isles cruise available to book right now which includes ports in England, Scotland and Ireland.

This Disney Magic Cruise sails from Dover, England on September 11, 2021.

SaturdayDover, England
SundayAt Sea
MondayGreenock, Scotland
TuesdayDublin, Ireland
WednesdayLiverpool, England
ThursdayCobh (Cork), Ireland
FridayPortland (Stonehenge), England
SaturdayDover, England

Disney Cruise Dover

Dover Castle

Your Disney Cruise will start from the port of Dover which is located on the South East coast of England.

Guests traveling from overseas will most likely fly into London, with the most usual airport from the US being Heathrow.

If you are flying into London it is a great idea to add at least 2 nights (and hopefully more) to stay in this amazing city.

There is so much to see and do in London, you really should take the chance to spend some time here if you can.

It is relatively easy to get from London to the Disney Cruise Port in Dover. The distance is around 85 miles by road, however, if you are visiting from overseas I do not recommend that you rent a car to drive that journey! There are easier ways…

Disney usually offers a shuttle from London and Heathrow Airport, although you should research if this is the most efficient and cost-effective way of traveling there.

When a major cruise ship, such as the Disney Magic is in port in Dover there are shuttles from Heathrow to the port.

Another easy way to travel is by train. You will need a taxi from the train station to the port, but it’s not too far.

Here is more information about your London to Dover Transportation Options.

Disney British Isles Cruise Excursions and Activities

A huge part of the cruise experience is the excursions and activities which are offered to explore the ports.

Here are just some of the excursions offered on the Disney British Isles cruise.

Greenock, Scotland Disney Cruise Excursions

Greenock is a small town on the Scottish west coast. Glasgow is just 27 miles away with Edinburgh a bit further, but still a very manageable 72 miles away.

There are some excellent port adventures on offer from Greenock with Disney Cruise Lines. Here are some of the best picks:

Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace

It takes around 2 hours to reach Edinburgh from Greenock in your air conditioned bus. You will visit Edinburgh Castle – a fascinating and largely well preserved medieval castle.

You will then visit Holyrood Palace, which is the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh. Don’t expect that she will be in residence, but the Royal Apartments are fascinating, particularly if you are familiar with any of the history of Mary Queen of Scots who lived there for some time before her forced abdication.

The cost of this excursion is $164 for adults and $89 for children aged 3 to 9. There is also an adult only departure available.

You can also combine a visit to Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood with a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia. This is $149 for adults and $89 for children aged 3 to 9.

Glasgow City and Kelvingrove Gallery

This approximately 5 hour tour gives you a good overview of Glasgow. You will spend around 90 minutes on a driving tour around the city. You will then drive to beautiful Kelvington where you will see the old university with its historic buildings and take a look at the museum.

The cost for this excursion is $65 for adults and $40 for children aged 3 to 9.

Panoramic Scottish Lochs

If the beautiful scenery of Scotland is on your wish list, this Panoramic Scottish Lochs excursion is a great option. You will see four of Scotland’s lochs, including the most famous one, Loch Lomond on this 5 hour tour. It is priced at $75 for adults and $45 for children aged 3 to 9.

Dublin, Ireland Disney British Isles Cruise Port Adventures

Reflections of bridge and buildings, View of Ha’penny bridge on bright sunny day.

The Disney Magic first sailed to Dublin in 2016 and it’s been a highly popular port stop since then. Dublin Port is located just about a mile from the vibrant city centre of Dublin, so it is possible to tour the city by yourself.

However, there are also some excellent Disney cruise port adventures available from Dublin.

Dublin City Highlights

This 4.5 hour tour takes you on a scenic tour of Dublin with stops at  Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The cost is $99 for adults and $72 for children aged 3 to 9.

Becoming a Guinness Connoisseur 

Dublin is of course famous for Guinness. If you want to learn more about this much revered and historic beer the Guinness Connoisseur Tour is for you. Well, if you are over 18 anyway!

You will experience a tour and luxury tasting in the Guinness Storehouse The cost is $199 and you must be 18 or older to participate.

Jameson Shakers Experience

If you are more of a fan of whiskey than the black stuff, this tour is the one for you. This activity will combine a city tour of Dublin with a Whiskey Shakers 60-minute master class in the art of making whiskey cocktails where you’ll try your hand at three different cocktails. 

You need to be at least 21 or older for this tour which costs $289.

River Cruise and Dublin Sights

This is a great way to see the sights of Dublin.  Board the Liffey Voyager for a 45-minute relaxing cruise along the river. The cost is $79 for adults and $56 for children aged 0 to 9. This is one of the few activities where children under 3 are charged.

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Liverpool England Port Adventures

Liverpool port is conveniently located within easy walking distance of the City Centre, but you may want to take a port adventure so that you can see things a little further afield.

In the Steps of The Beatles

When you think of Liverpool you think of The Beatles. There are a number of tours available including this one which is a 4.5 hour experience.

You will visit The Beatles Story museum, The Cavern Club.Abbey Road, Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. If you are a Beatles fan this is a must do tour! The cost is $93 for adults and $72 for children aged 3 to 9.

A Taste of Chester

Just a 75 minute drive away is the beautiful medieval town of Chester. You will experience a driving tour by motor coach for an hour and then get 2.5 hours to explore on your own.

Explore the 12th century Cathedral and the Roman Walls. Browse the shops and perhaps have a traditional English Tea. The cost is $103 for adults and $87 for children aged 3 to 9.

Lake District Explorer with Lake Steamer

The Lake District is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas of England. You can enjoy this 7 hour tour for $129 for adults and $98 for children aged 3 to 9.

The motor coach journey takes around 2 hours from Liverpool. You will then board a lake steamer boat to the beautiful town of Bowness. After some free time browsing the stores and taking in the scenery you will board the morot coach back to the Disney Magic in Liverpool.

North Wales and Conwy Castle

This amazing fortification is just under 2 hours drive from Liverpool and offers fabulous views of the mountains and the ocean. Conwy Castle is a remarkably well preserved 8 tower castle.

Enjoy a 3-course meal in the charming village of Betws-y-Coed, and enjoy free time to browse the shops for souvenirs. The cost of this port adventure is $175 for adults and $142 for children aged 3 to 9.

Cobn, (Cork) Disney Cruise Port Activities

Cobn is a small town that has the only designated cruise ship port in Ireland. Cobn itself is pleasant enough, but you will probably want to venture further afield.

Visit to Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

If you have ever wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone now is your chance with this excursion to Blaney Castle. Just a short 45 minute drive from the cruise port, Blarney Castle is an amazing piece of history. Built in 1446 the Castle is set in beautiful grounds.

You will have some free time to explore the town. This is a great chance to pick up some genuine Irish made souvenirs including Waterford Crystal, Irish Linen, and Celtic Jewelry.

Behind the Scenes of Midleton Distillery 

Ireland is of course well known for its fine whiskey. On this excursion you will first drive to Cork for a 60 minute tour of the town. You will then drive to Midleton to visit the Jameson Distillery. Guests will taste 3 different premium whiskey samples.

You have to be aged 21 and over to experiene this tour and the cost is $220.

Titanic Story Walking Tour

Perhaps you may not want to think about the Titanic when are sailing on a Disney Cruise, but if you do this is an interesting tour!

Cork was the place where the Titianic set sail – and you can learn more about the history of the doomed voyage on this 3 hour walking tour around the town. The cost is $110 or adults and $75 for children aged 3 to 9.

Cork Harbour Sea Safari 

If you want to experience something a little more adventurous you may want to try this tour which costs $130 and is open to aged 12 and over only. Board a 12-person Rigid Inflatable Boat to explore Cork Harbour, at high speed. 

You will stop for a brief time to experience an Irish Coffee Making Demostration before you head back to the harbor.

Portland (Stonehenge) Disney British Isles Cruise Excursions

stonehenge

Portland is located in the incredibly beautiful county of Dorset in England. Many guests travel to Stonehenge, but we would suggest that you think about some alternative excursions as

A Lord’s Private Manor and English Cream Tea

Take an excursion to a traditional English stately home at Minterne House and Gardens. Guests will meet the lord of the manor himself, Lord Digby, who will take them on a private tour of the house. Then relax with a Dorset cream tea in the family dining room.

This is an exclusive tour which is not usually open to the general public. The cost is $114 for adults and $84 for children aged 3 to 9.

History and Mystery at Salisbury & Stonehenge

Many people will want to visit Stonehenge and this tour combines a trip there with a visit to the beautiful city of Salisbury with its historic Castle and Cathedral.

The tour lasts approximately 8 hours and for half of that you will be in a motor coach. If I sound as though I am being less than positive about this is that you should probably do your own separate research about what you can see at Stonehenge. As obviously the stones need to be preserved, the area was fenced off quite some time ago. You can still see the stones, but the experience is not once it once was.

The cost for this tour is $139 for adults and $109 for children aged 3 to 9.

Jurassic RIB Ride to Lulworth Cove

For the more adventurous you can take an exciting tour to Lulworth Cove in a Rigid Inflatable Boat. The coast is known as the Jurassic Coast Cruise,England’s first and only Natural World Heritage site. You sail to the beautiful bay of Lulworth Cove.

This area really is spectacular and this is a great way to see it. The tour costs $179 for adults and $159 for children aged 3 to 9.

Disney 12 Night British Isles Cruise

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This stunning artwork was produced for the 12 night Disney British Isles Inaugural Cruise

Will Disney bring back the 12 night British Isles Cruise for 2022? This was a very popular cruise and had the following as port stops:

  • Newcastle, England
  • Invergordon, Scotland
  • Kirkwall, Scotland
  • Greenock (Glasgow & Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Liverpool, England
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Le Havre, France
  • Peter Port, Guernsey

The longer cruises do tend to sell out quickly, but it remains to be seen what Disney Cruise itineraries will look like for Europe in 2022.

Right now all of the Disney Cruise 2021 itineraries have been released, but nothing for 2022. Usually we would expect to see those released soon, but obviously right now we have an unusual situation, where we do not know when sailing will resume.

We know that the Disney Wish should be launching some time in 2022 and we would expect this means that the Disney Magic will most certainly be cruising in Europe in 2022 – maybe even for an extended period of time from March to November, as some cruise lines do. The Magic has only traditionally sailed from May to September in Europe.

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