10 British Isles

The British Isles, a land or kings and queens and conquests. The sea allowed us to build an empire and a history that includes much guilt as well as pride. Doris Visits has been to a few places in the UK, some random which we group near a cruise port. There are many great stories like the trysts of Royalty past affairs. In these places Doris Visits also tries to find the unusual for extra interest and a little edge, as well as the obvious favourites you must see.

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Princess Cruises sailings from Dover - Set sail from the UK and discover the wonders of the France, Mediterranean, Scandinavia and more... Princess Cruises from Southampton - click here for the full list If you are one of those who were sad to see the classic ship the Adonia go to Azamara as the new Azamara Pursuit, then Carnival still have...
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Belfast's name comes from the Gaelic 'Beal Feirste' meaning 'mouth of the sandy fjord'. and it lies in a valley between hills. The city was founded in the 17th century, and became an industrial city including a centre of ship building. Harland and Wolff shipbuilders built the ill-fated Titanic, that it is thought left there on fire below in...
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Portsmouth has the attraction of being the home of the British Royal Navy. About 75% of the UK's fleet is based here including the UK's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. As a historic shipyard you might wish to afford time to see the Mary Rose Museum, the historic HMS Warrior and HMS Victory because if you were abroad you...
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If you landed in a foreign port you would investigate a island just off shore with a wonderful micro climate and some of the best beaches in the UK. So, from Portsmouth or Southampton this is a genuine tour. The Isle of Wight greets you with a very familiar looking train, it is the old original Central Line Tube train...
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Don't forget the currency in Ireland is Euros. The town of Killybegs has a scenic natural deep water harbour, which is the second largest fishing port in County Donegal, on on the south coast of the county in Ulster. 12 meters deep at low tide, and sitting just north of Donegal Bay, and at the base of a vast mountainous tract extending northward it...
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Alternative Cruise Parking is one we have used and been very pleased with. They and others are just out of Southampton and they will coach you to the ship without problem. We have always had excellent service. Although now we have discovered the coach from Victoria, which we took while making this film as a cruiser's guide, we have never...
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wow! If you keep an eye here on Doris Visits, we might just find a cruise you are not monitoring but one that makes you say. 'Let's feel young again. When will we ever get the chance to do that again?' .... Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats and The Fortunes, sailing from Dover on a 10 day cruise. Seriously, why...
Douglas is the main port in the Isle of Man set off the coast of Liverpool between England and Ireland. Just as Ramsey was a famous holiday destinations for kings and queens, Douglas was a pioneer in illuminations and at night presents a spectacular scene. The Isle of man is famous for juggling money and the TT race, and there...
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Dover is a cruise port where the Fred Olsen ship Boudicca often bases and ships from the Aida fleet to the Pacific Princess often stop. It is famous for the White Cliffs. Made more famous as it was the first sign of home for pilots flying back in WWII. The planes referred to as Blue Birds by Dame Vera...
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Borough Market on any Friday should be on your 'London' bucket list it is a treat to visit and has stayed that way despite the attack. Just up from London Bridge station, it sits at the base of The Shard, which is London's tallest building. If you have seen the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, you might not...
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