British Isles Circle Cruise

August 23, 2023 thru September 5, 2023

Sailing from Southampton, we circle the British Isles on the Regal Princess  going as far north as the Orkney Islands, settled 5000 years ago. We learn the fascinating history of Scotland, Ireland, and England from pre-Roman times through World War II and into the 21st Century.

Regal Princess Deck Plan


Roundtrip air included


12-night cruise with all meals on board


14 days, 12 nights

Activity Level 2



All onboard meals included




Livery service to/from your home included

Tour Highlights

  • A wonderful voyage upon the Regal Princess during our journey
  • Visits to famous, less obscure isles like the Channel, Guernsey, and Orkney Islands
  • A visit to the landing beaches of D-Day from World War 2
  • An opportunity to find the Loch Ness Monster when visiting the Loch Ness
  • Excellent meals onboard the ship with optional excursions


  • Roundtrip airfare TUS to London (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
  • Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
  • Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
  • 12-night cruise with all meals on board
  • Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
  • Government fees & air taxes
  • Your Pleasurebent Tours Escort (with 20 or more travelers)

Day 1 – Depart from Tucson

We depart Tucson on our overnight flight to London.

Day 2 – London

We arrive in London and transfer to our ship the Regal Princess at Southampton. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Island of Guernsey

Our first port is the Island of Guernsey in the English Channel and just eight miles off the coast of France. The second largest of the Channel Islands, Guernsey possesses a mild climate, breathtaking scenery and a peaceful, unspoiled ambience. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Cork

Founded in the 7th century by St. Fin Barre, Cork is your gateway to romantic Ireland. Stroll down narrow country lanes or see the Lakes of Killarney. The intrepid visitor may scale the narrow passages of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. The region around Cork is also home to one of the densest concentrations of prehistoric monuments in Western Europe. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Dublin

Dublin has experienced a renaissance. Today, this gracious and cosmopolitan city on the Liffey is one of Europe’s premier destinations. The capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is an intimate place that is easy to explore. Stroll past St. Stephen’s Green or survey the gray, stone façades of Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university.  (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Belfast

The capital of Northern Ireland – part of the United Kingdom – Belfast has experienced a renaissance since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 that promised an end to the decades-old “Troubles” between Catholics and Protestants. Stretching along both sides of the River Lagan, this graceful city of Victorian and Edwardian buildings has become a cosmopolitan tourist destination. Once a major industrial center, Belfast is also your gateway to the rich, Irish countryside of Counties Antrim and Down. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Glasgow

Glasgow was Scotland’s great industrial center during the 19th century. Today, the city remains the commercial and cultural capital of the Lowlands. Lying on the banks of the River Clyde, Glasgow boasts some of the finest Victorian architecture in the entire United Kingdom, including the stately City Chambers. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Day at Sea

We have a day at sea. Perhaps we’ll take a class, play a game, read a book, or visit with our fellow Pleasurebent Tours travelers – there are so many choices! (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Orkney Islands

Just north of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands. Washed by the furthest reach of the Gulf Stream, this chain of over 70 islands offers dramatic landscapes that range from sea cliffs rearing 1,000 feet above the waves to sweeping white sand beaches. Bird watchers flock to the Orkney Islands, drawn by the multitudes of sea birds. Divers explore the wrecks lying in the clear waters of Scapa Flow, the Royal Navy’s fleet anchorage in two world wars. And most fascinating of all, the Orkney Islands boast the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in all Europe, including the mysterious Ring of Brodgar and 5,000-year-old Skara Brae. (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Loch Ness

In 1933, an enterprising editor in Inverness enlivened a slow news week with the story of an odd sighting in Loch Ness. The legend grew overnight – and today individuals still scan the dark waters of the Loch for a sight of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster. Legend goes back as far as the 6th century and insists that the celebrated Loch Ness Monster inhabits a cave beneath the picturesque ruins of Urquhart Castle. Welcome to Invergordon, your gateway to Loch Ness and that area of the Highlands known as the “Great Glen.”  (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Edinburgh

South Queensferry is the gateway to Edinburgh, the political, commercial and cultural heart of Scotland. Nestled between the Highlands and the Border Hills, Edinburgh is a gracious city noted for its superb skyline, its impressive collection of architecture and its beautiful parks. The streets of the elegant New Town are lined with graceful Georgian buildings, many designed by the great architect Robert Adam. Edinburgh has also exerted a tremendous cultural force on Europe and the English-speaking world. (B)

Day 12 - Day at Sea

Another day at sea on the Regal Princess give us a last chance to enjoy a spa treatment or a book beside the pool. (B, L, D)

Day 13 - Le Havre

Our penultimate port is Le Havre, which holds  so many associations for English-speaking visitors. The historic Allied landings on D-Day – 6 June, 1944 – live on in the memories of British and Americans alike. Nor has Le Havre forgotten the dark days of the war. The port was nearly completely destroyed during the Normandy campaign. Today, Le Havre is France’s second largest port and the gateway to Paris, “City of Light,” the Norman countryside, and the historic landing beaches. (B, L, D)

Day 14 - London to Home

We say goodbye to the Regal Princess, but not to our memories of the fascinating history and beautiful countrysides of the British Isles, as we make our way to the London airport and ucson.

Itinerary subject to change.

Package Pricing

ID - Inside cabin (aft)


Deposit: 20% holds your space

BD - Balcony stateroom (aft)


Deposit: 20% holds your space

MD - Mini suite (aft)


Deposit: 20% holds your space

*Price per person, including air from TUS, double occupancy.

Single occupancy Upon Request, Limited Availability.

Deposit: n/a

Final Payment Due:

May 22, 2023

Deposit: Final Balance Varies

Price Includes

• Roundtrip airfare TUS to London (not including baggage & in-flight charges)
• Pickup/livery service
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 12-night cruise with all meals on board
• Shipboard gratuities (not including optional activities)
• Government fees & air taxes
• Your Pleasurebent Tours Escort (with 20 or more travelers)

Booking Policy

Cancellation Fees:

  • None – Through May 22, 2023
  • $400 – May 23 – June 23, 2023
  • 50%* – June 24 – July 24, 2023
  • 75%* – July 25 – August 3, 2023
  • 100%* – After August 3, 2023

Final Payment Due: May 22, 2023

*Percentage of total price

Booking Policy

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer the following Travelex Insurance Services protection plan for this tour:


360° Adult Group Choice Flyer – Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits

360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations

$313 –covers trip costs up to $5,000, $373 covers trip costs up to $6,000, or $435 covers costs up to $7,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase at booking, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment. Contact us to purchase. For questions regarding benefits or coverages, please contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888-574-7026 and reference plan number GCB-0521.

The product descriptions provided here are only brief summaries. The full coverage terms and details, including limitations and exclusions, are contained in the insurance policy. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. X41


For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.


You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation. If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.


Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A passport is required for travel to France. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.


We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carryon baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. Attached find a list regarding commonly asked about items as well as an update. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.


On our airline for this tour, passengers may be assessed a $TBD fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.


It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.


The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.


For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)


If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.


We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.


Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.


Please be sure to bring a swimsuit, warm sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour, but we recommend dressing nicely for dining aboard the ship.

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