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British Isles Singles Cruise
England - Scotland - Ireland - Wales
June 6 - June 16, 2021

Join Best Single Travel on this fascinating cruise around the British Isles, stopping to take in the delights of historic port towns all along the way. Visit ancient castles, small villages, and the beautiful lochs of England, Scotland and Ireland. Discover the history and hear the stories behind decades of war, love and royal intrigue.
ALL SHORE EXCURSIONS ARE INCLUDED!
Kiss the Blarney Stone - See Where Mary Queen of Scots was Crowned - Visit a 5000 Year Old Village &
The Town With The Longest Name In The World - And Much Much More

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British Isles Singles Cruise Daily Itinerary

Cruise Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sunday: June 6, 2021 / 6:00pm Embark) Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Board the Norwegian Jade: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cruise Day 2: A Day at Sea  (Monday: June 7, 2021)
Tote bag paintingOur first day at sea should be relaxing but lots of fun. So let's get to know each other using the interesting Conversation Starter questions. We never know what the question is or the unexpected answers from your fellow cruisers. 
This afternoon is Paint Your Tote time.  If you can color then you will love painting a tote bag. So sit back and let your artistic juices start flowing.  And yes you get to keep the bag so get as creative as you like. 

 

Cruise Day 3: Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland  (Tuesday: June 8, 2021 / 7:00am - 5:00pm)
edinburgh castleMake sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Savor the old town’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. 
Royal Mile EdinburghIncluded Shore Excursion - Hop-on Hop-off Bus - Experience the grandeur of Scotland’s brooding capital with a full-day hop-on hop-off bus pass of Edinburgh. Journey by coach to the city’s main attractions such as the formidable Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Yacht Britannia, owned by the British Royal Family for more than four decades! Get on and off the bus as much as you like but don't miss a stroll along the Royal Mile and through Old Town, the city’s oldest quarter strewn with historic landmarks. 

 

Cruise Day 4: Inverness (Invergordon), Scotland (Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / 8:00am - 6:00pm)
dunrobin castleInverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands . Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city's annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.
Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city's annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.
Included Shore Excursion - The Ultimate Dunrobin Castle Tour -  We start our day with a drive through the town of Invergordon, along the coastal road to Alness, passing the world famous The Falls of ShinDalmore Distillery before climbing in to the hills through Ardross to one of the best views in Scotland, Millionaire's Viewpoint. Our drive descends in to the Glen through Bonar Bridge on our way to The Falls of Shin, where Atlantic Salmon can often be seen leaping the falls.
Then we continue through the villages of Lairg and Rogart on our way to Dunrobin Castle & Gardens. The castle's falconry display is amazing and the castle looks like it is straight out of a fairy-tale set in the Scottish Highlands. Dunrobin also has a wonderfully unique museum and taxidermy collection.
Our travel heads south through Golspie to the Royal Burgh of Dornoch, one of Scotland's most picturesque villages. The old Jail has been turned into a shop and the Cathedral has a collection of beautiful stained glass windows. Our last stop is a tour at Glenmorangie distillery, one of the most well known whisky brands in the world. 

 

Cruise Day 5: Kirkwall, Orkney Isles (Thursday: June 10, 2021 / 7:00am - 1:00pm)
Stones of StennessThis starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae. Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney, for centuries was the capital of the Norse-held Nordreyjar – the Northern Isles. But that ended in 1469 when Christian I of Norway failed to pay the dowry promised to his son-in-law.
Included Shore Excursion: Island Tour (4 hours) - Travel through gentle rolling landscape into the Neolithic orkney islandHeartland of Orkney; a World Heritage Site due to its wealth of pre-historic archaeology. Stop for photos at the Standing Stones of Stenness, and at the Ring of Brodgar, a ceremonial circle of stones dating back almost 5000 years. We continue on to the 5000-year-old village of Skara Brae to see the remarkable dwellings revealed from beneath the sand dunes. Also visit the nearby manor house of Skaill House, built in 1620 on top of an ancient graveyard before we continue our circular route and follow the coastline of Scapa Flow.  In Kirkwell at the end of the tour, you will have free time to visit both The Bishop’s and The Earl’s Palaces. The ancient Bishop's palace has a checkered history and little of the first-floor hall remains, but the ground level is largely intact. The Earl's palace was built around 1606 and it was declared at his trial that he used slave labor to build.

 

Cruise Day 6: Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland (Friday: June 11, 2021/ 1:00am - 9:00pm)
Loch LomondGlasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland's western Lowlands. It's famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city's 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Thirty minutes away is Stirling, a market town, surrounded by rich farmland, grew up connecting the royal citadel, the medieval old town with its merchants and tradesmen, the bridge and the port.
Included Shore Excursion: Stirling Castle - Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park - Today begins with a short ride through the rugged Scottish countryside to Stirling and our first sterling castlestop. Stirling Castle, a critical medieval stronghold and former residence of Scottish royals including Mary, Queen of Scots. Visit the castle where a number of Scottish Kings and Queens have been baptized, crowned, or died in or near Stirling Castle. At least one King was murdered nearby: while another committed murder within its walls. Stand in the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland and Imagine the great banquets and battles that took place around the castle as you look towards the southern Highlands and the Ochil Hills.
Luss ScotlandThen we continue to Doune Castle for another unique photo opportunity. Afterwards we travel into the wild country, coursing though rolling hills and green pastures to Luss, a village on the west bank of Loch Lomond within the Trossachs National Park. As we drive through the Highlands, lookout for the ‘wee hairy coos’ (cattle) as our expert guide narrates our trip through Trossachs National Park. Stroll on the banks of this tranquil lake and buy yourself a nip of local whisky or grab some lunch before heading back towards Glasgow.

 

Cruise Day 7: Dublin, Ireland (Saturday: June 12, 2021 / 8:00am - 7:00pm)
Temple BarDublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Trinity CollegeIncluded Shore Excursion: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus  - We will start off as a group and get onboard the Dublin Hop-On, Hop-off red bus tour which ihas a 90 minute route. With over 30 stops covering all the city’s highlights including Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle the choice is yours where you want to get off. Stay with the cruise leader or enjoy Dublin sightseeing at your own pace. You can visit The Guinness Storehouse (admission not included), Croke Park stadium and Kilmainham Gaol to name but a few.

 

Cruise Day 8: Holyhead, Wales (Sunday: June 13, 2021 / 7:00am - 7:00pm)
Snowdonia Park WalesHolyhead is a town in Wales and a major Irish Sea port serving Ireland. It is also a community and the largest town in the Isle of Anglesey county, with a population of 13,659 at the 2011 census.
Included Shore Excursion: North Wales Adventure - Today we enter the mysterious and legendary land of Wales. After a short drive across the island of Anglesey we enter the Mainland known as North Wales where we stop in the town of Caernarfon. Constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace.
Then we travel in to Snowdonia, the oldest and bigget National Park in Wales. Driving selected routes we will visit off the beaten track viewpoints of wonder! Right in the center of Snowdonia National Park is the “capital”, Betws-Y-Coed (prayer-house in the woods), a fairy-tale town with shops, cafes and pubs.
Conwy CastleNext we will visit the town of Conwy, a walled market town with 22 towers, constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289. Towering proudly over Conwy is arguably the best Welsh castle of all, Conwy Castle. A gritty, dark-stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. Finally, for that last minute souvenir or a photo, we will visit one of Wales’ Wonders, the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! Yes, really!! One of the longest town names in the World with its famous railway station. 

 

Cruise Day Day 9: A Day at Sea (Monday: June 14, 2021)
braceletsTime for our famous Jewelry making session at sea. Every cruise has its own charms and beads that make your jewelry designs one of a kind. Create bracelets, earings, key chains and more.
This afternoon is time to relax by the pool, play trivia with our cruise director or games with your singles travel hostess. 

 

Cruise Day 10: Dover, England (Tuesday: June 15, 2021 / 6:00am - 5:30pm)
Canterbury boat tourDover is a coastal town in England’s southeastern county of Kent. It’s a major port for ferries to Calais, in France. Built to repel invasions from across the English Channel, medieval Dover Castle overlooks the town and houses the extensive Secret Wartime Tunnels. The iconic White Cliffs of Dover are symbolic safeguards at Britain’s closest point to continental Europe.
Included Shore Excursion: Dover & White Cliffs; Countryside, Culture & Castles Tour - The Battle of Britain Memorial, a monument to the aircrew who flew in the Battle of Britain will be our first stop after meeting our local guide. The National Memorial to the Few is a peaceful space, ideal for quiet reflection, atop the famous White Cliffs and offering us superb views across the Channel to France. Our next photo stop is an unspoilt village in Kent County to be photographed in an old telephone booth and using an ancient postbox.
Dover CastleThen we travel to Canterbury, a cathedral city that was once a pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. Ancient walls, originally built by the Romans, encircle its medieval center with cobbled streets and timber-framed houses. Canterbury Cathedral, founded 597 A.D., is the headquarters of the Church of England, incorporating Gothic and Romanesque elements in its stone carvings and stained-glass windows. See the highlights of the city on our round-trip historic boat tour. Ride up to a small Franciscan island, home to a little chapel from the 13th century. Pass under the 12th century Eastbridge Hospital and King's Bridge, continuing past medieval buildings. Then enjoy wonderful views of Canterbury Cathedral.
Sandwich is one of the best preserved medieval towns in the UK and also gave it’s name to the food by way of John Montagu the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Take a photo in front of the Signpost to the hamlet of Ham and town of Sandwich before we drive back to Dover and its castle. Dover Castle is the most iconic of all English fortresses commanding the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Climb the Great Tower, meet the characters and immerse yourself in vivid medieval interiors. Then delve deep within Dover’s White Cliffs to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Roam through centuries of history at Dover Castle, from the Romans to the Cold War, before we return to the ship.

 

Cruise Day 11: Amsterdam, Netherlands  (Wednesday: June 16, 2021 / 7:00am Disembark)
Cruise docks back in Amsterdam this morning. - Arrange your flights accordingly - Time to say goodbye to all your new single cruise friends as we make our way to the airport for our flights home.

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Singles Cruise Pricing

Inside Cabin
Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!

Ocean View
The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and all destinations!
* Some oceanview cabins have obstructed views

Private Balcony
Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.

I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Singles Cruise Match Program
Cabin TypeDepositCruise Full Payment

Inside

$350 $3333.03

Oceanview

$350 $3492.66

Balcony

$350 $3877.76
Best Single Travel provides roommate matching to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 70 days before departure.
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges

I want my own cabin
Cabin TypeDepositCruise Full Payment

Inside

$600
$4576.81

Oceanview

$600 $4969.33

Balcony

$600 $5971.91
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges

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British Isles Singles Cruise
Full payment is due February 1, 2021. (If paying after February 1, please pay full amount).

If you would like a shared cabin and are booking 90 days prior to sailing we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking within 90 days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.
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