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Now that some 2015 schedules have been pre-released in the boards, I want to ask for advice for a British Isles cruise in summer 2015. The British Isles is an itinerary I have always been willing to do and in 2015 with P&O's new Britannia, Princess' Royal Princess and Celebrity with the Silhouette it looks like the perfect year to do it.

 

I have cruised only with Celebrity before but cruising this summer with Princess to Alaska. I loved the Eclipse, everything was perfect! But for the British Isles cruise it looks like Celebrity's itinerary is the "worst".

 

Celebrity Silhouette - 15th July 2015 - 12 night cruise

- Amsterdam, Netherlands

- Dover, England

- Edinburgh, Scotland (overnight)

- Invergordon (for Inverness/Loch Ness), Scotland

- Belfast, Ireland

- Dublin, Ireland

- Cobh (for Cork), Ireland

- St. Peter's Port (Guernsey), England

- Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

P&O's Britannia - 6th July 2015 - 12 night cruise

- Southampton, England

- Edinburgh, Scotland

- Invergordon (for Inverness/Loch Ness), Scotland

- Kirkwall, Scotland

- Greenock (for Glasgow), Scotland

- Liverpool, England

- Dublin, Ireland

- Cobh (for Cork), Ireland

- St. Peter's Port (Guernsey), England

- Southampton, England

 

Princess' Royal Princess - 8th July 2015 - 12 night cruise

- Southampton, England

- St. Peter's Port (Guernsey), England

- Cobh (for Cork), Ireland

- Dublin, Ireland

- Liverpool, England

- Greenock (for Glasgow), Scotland

- Kirkwall or Belfast (depending on sailings)

- Invergordon (for Inverness/Loch Ness), Scotland

- Edinburgh, Scotland

- Le Havre (for Paris), France

- Southampton, England

 

In my opinion perhaps the second itinerary is the best out of them all because the only port that skips is Belfast. Even though, sailing out of Amsterdam would be a plus as I haven't been there whilst I have already cruised out of Southampton.

 

Which itinerary is the best?

 

Which one would you choose cruising with a family (a teenager + a 10 year old girl)? Will P&O be too formal and classy having cruised with HAL?

 

Thanks for your opinions. I have posted this post in the P&O, Princess and Celebrity boards so that I can get objective opinions!

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I agree with Happy Cruiser. Princess has the best itinerary. Too bad their food and entertainment are not great. Celebrity is a much better cruise line but this cruise is so port intensive I would book Princess!

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