Once a famous ship-building port, cruises from Belfast are sadly not as common as they once were. Nowadays cruisers from Northern Ireland and parts of the Republic are better heading southeast to Dublin if looking for a no-fly cruise to Northern Europe or around the British Isles. Alternatively, fly-cruise options are available from Belfast airports to destinations throughout Europe.
While in Belfast, there are a number of fantastic sights to experience both in and around the city and in wider Northern Ireland before or after your cruise. These include Titanic Belfast, Belfast Castle, St George’s market, SS Nomadic and Ulster Museum, plus the Giant’s Causeway and many filming locations as seen on Game of Thrones.
Although Belfast isn't the busiest port in Ireland to cruise from, there are a few different cruise lines that sail from there; including Ambassador Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas. Mid-sized ships, they offer sailings to an array of destinations including Spain, Portugal and Norway.