One lucky Coast reader will win the chance to explore the UK, with incredible experiences awaiting both onboard and ashore.
What’s on your holiday wish list? We bet stress-free is at the top, along with feeling totally spoilt. Maybe you want to combine adventure with familiarity. Perhaps you yearn to visit new places (provided you can do it in luxury, of course!). Good food is always on the list, so you’ll probably look to transport your taste buds and devour regional cuisine with local ingredients.
The thrill of visiting multiple destinations in a single holiday and only unpacking once sounds amazing, right? Especially when someone else organises it all for you. And above all, you want maximum value from your holiday.
The good news is that all of this comes as standard on a Princess cruise. Here are five main reasons to sail around the British Isles with Princess Cruises:
- Stress-free sailing from Southampton
Eliminate the need for flights which not only saves money, but also makes the start of your holiday hassle free. Boarding in Southampton also means you can pack as much as you like as you are not restricted by baggage allowances. So, you can pack that thick coat and extra pair of shoes!
- Value you’ll love
A cruise with Princess is exceptional value, and we make every guest feel special. Make sure you know exactly how much your holiday will cost, before you even leave home. All-inclusive packages start from an extra £50pp per day and include a Plus Beverage Package, wi-fi, crew appreciation, premium desserts, fitness classes and more.
- 5,000 years of history
Go in search of Medieval secrets in Dublin’s 13th century halls at the city’s fortress. Discover exciting tales of times gone by at Edinburgh Castle. Hunt for Nessie at Loch Ness, see Portland’s 5,000-year-old stone circle, and walk on 50-million-year-old lava at the Giant’s Causeway. Stroll along Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool, shop in Princes Street in Edinburgh, travel to Brú na Bóinne in Dublin, or see the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge.
- Diverse dining
Prized wines, whiskies, beers and gin and Michelin-starred restaurants offer immersive dining experiences around every corner. Try Irish Stew and potato bread farl in Belfast. Scotland’s national dish is haggis, and if you’re in Cornwall, Stargazy Pie is a must. If cheese is your squeeze, then Welsh Rarebit will ensure you get your fix. Follow in the footsteps of Vikings with some salty laverbread, or, in true English style, feast on sweet and creamy Eton Mess. Yum!
- The great outdoors
See everything from moors and mountains to craggy coastlines. In the UK we have 15 national parks, 34 AONB, and over 11,000 miles of coastline to explore – although there is much debate over the length as it depends how you measure it. If you want to feel the ocean lap over your toes, there are around 1,500 beaches to devote your time to. Explore the beauty of the British Isles on two wheels with hundreds of tracks and trails to embrace. Get off the beaten track on a jaw-dropping walk and appreciate the slower pace of life. Or find solace in one of the many stately homes or secret gardens.
To find out more visit princess.com/britishisles, call 0344 338 8660 or visit your travel agent.
Your 12-night cruise will take you to England, Ireland and Scotland. You can choose any departure date in 2023 sailing on the wonderful Regal Princess from Southampton.
Your Medallion Class holiday will be effortless and personalised, your luxury accommodation will feel like home away from home, unparalleled inclusive dining options offer culinary delights to suit any palate, and activities and entertainment day and night mean there’s something happening around every corner.
Or if you fancy some R&R, retreat to the adults only Sanctuary or Lotus Spa for a tranquil treatment. To ensure you’re refreshed and ready to explore, we’ve created the Ultimate Night of Sleep at Sea in our luxurious beds. Bliss!
HOW TO ENTER
Please answer this question by April 21, 2023:
How old is Portland’s stone circle?
- 5,000 years
- 2,000 years
- 10,000 years
PRINCESS CRUISES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: 1. The competition is open to Coast readers aged over 21 years only 2. The promoter is Coast; 3. Open to UK residents only. Includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; 4. The prize is one 12-night British Isles cruise on Regal Princess, departing in 2023; 5. The prize is one balcony cabin only for two people; 6. The prize is subject to availability at the time of booking; 7. Entry into the competition assumes acceptance of the rules; 8. The prize includes accommodation, onboard main meals (excluding speciality restaurants in which a cover charge will apply) and entertainment; 9. The winner of the cruise will be booked on the Princess Plus package, which includes the ‘Plus’ drinks package, unlimited wi-fi on one device per person, two premium desserts per day, two Xponential fitness classes, and crew appreciation; 10. The prize does not include travel insurance (adequate insurance is a condition of travel), travel to or from the ship, parking, shore excursions, spa treatments or personal expenses; 11. The winner of the cruise will be bound by Princess Cruises’ booking terms and conditions (visit princess.com).
Try out our selection of exclusive cruise trips around the British Isles here.