We are taking a cruise around the islands in June on Princess. The ports are: Southampton, St. Peter Port, Cobh(Cork), Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Glasgow (Greenock), Invergordon, Edinburgh (South Queensferry), Le Havre, France. Has anyone been on this cruise? We would like to see the cities, but don’t want to pay the high prices for excursions. Will we find other options at dockside? Any tips on transportation into the cities would be welcome.
In addition to any replies you get here, be sure to look at Cruise Critic. Here's their British Isles Ports Forum: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/forumdisplay.php?f=233
To find out more about your ports, go to this page. Scroll down a bit, and you'll see a row of tabs labeled "Cruises Planning Ports Reviews Forums". Select Ports, then your individual ports: http://www.cruisecritic.com/ports/area.cfm?area=20