On this classic Celtic journey aboard the newly launched Sea Cloud Spirit, immerse yourself in verdant gardens, medieval ruins, wild countryside, lively towns, and a strong heritage of music and culture. From Portsmouth, the ship heads south and crosses the English Channel for visits to Guernsey, an island off the coast of Normandy, and Saint-Malo, a dramatic walled city and French port that played an important role during World War II. Depart from the northern coast of France to Dartmouth, an English port rich with medieval history. Step ashore on Tresco in the Scilly Islands, where you will admire the glorious Abbey Gardens. Sail into the Irish Sea, where you will gaze upon rugged green coastlines. Dock in the charming ports of Holyhead in Wales and Belfast in Northern Ireland to explore lovingly maintained ancestral estates. On this eight-night cruise, discover enchanting coastal towns, and experience dynamic museums, private homes, and literary landmarks.