Iceland and Northern Isles Cruise

810301-20

These fascinating cruises combine sailing from the UK, Ireland or the Netherlands with visits to the stunning Faroe Islands and fascinating Iceland, as well as a stop at Scotland’s isolated Orkney or Shetland Islands.

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Highlights
  • Ports in the UK: London Tilbury, Cardiff, Newcastle, Liverpool, Dundee; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Iceland port stops may include Seydisfjordur, Eskifjordur, Husavik, Akureyri, Isafjordur, Reykjavik, Westman Islands
  • Faroe Islands port stop is either Torshavn, the quaint capital city, or Kollafjordur
  • Visit the remote Shetland Islands or the Orkney islands
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party onboard
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical music, guest speakers and arts & crafts
Details

2018 Departures:
May 16, sailing from Cardiff, UK (12 day/11 night itinerary)
June 06, sailing from London Tilbury, UK
June 07, sailing from Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 12, sailing from Newcastle, UK
June 13, sailing from Dundee, UK
July 01, sailing from Liverpool, UK
July 02, sailing from Dublin, Ireland

2018 Pricing and Saver Fares:
May 16 on the Marco Polo (12 day/11 night itinerary)
Standard Twin Inner from US$4,029
Superior Single Inner from US$8,579
Standard Twin Ocean View from US$5,719
Standard Single Ocean View from US$11,149

June 06/June 07 on the Columbus
Standard Twin Inner from US$4,759
Superior Single Inner from US$6,969
Standard Twin Ocean View from US$6,239
Standard Single Ocean View from US$8,399

June 12/June 13 on the Magellan
Standard Twin Inner from US$4,759
Superior Single Inner from US$7,379
Standard Twin Ocean View from US$6,549
Standard Single Ocean View from US$8,809

July 01/July 02 on the Magellan
Standard Twin Inner from US$4,759
Superior Single Inner from US$7,379
Standard Twin Ocean View from US$6,549
Standard Single Ocean View from US$8,399

Rates shown are for standard inner and ocean view cabins at the lowest starting price of the cabin category indicated. Twin rates are based on two people sharing a twin cabin and one person in a single cabin. The rates will fluctuate depending on availability at the time of booking. Triple and quad occupancy cabins are available on most sailings.

Special offers are in place from time to time and are not reflected in the pricing above. Should a special offer or discount be in place for the cruise of your choice we will advise you at the time of your request.

Tour Code:
810301-20

Itinerary
Open All
Day 1-13

This is your chance to explore the islands of the North Atlantic on one of distinct, small cruise-ship voyages. These are a more traditional and leisurely cruises done in British style. The itineraries differ slightly depending on the date and ship. The journeys start and finish in London Tilbury, Newcastle, Dundee, Amsterdam or Dublin. All itineraries circumnavigate Iceland.

Discover why Iceland is legendary as the “Land of Fire and Ice’. An exciting circumnavigation of this extraordinary country introduces an amazing landscape of vast ice caps, active volcanoes, thundering waterfalls, bubbling mud pools and spurting geysers.

Each stop will offer the opportunity for optional shore excursions to see the remarkable scenery, village life and catch a glimpse of these fascinating, traditional and distant lands Or, you may choose to simply explore on your own.

Accommodation on board varies somewhat between the ships sailing these itineraries, the Magellan (1,250 passengers) or the Columbus (775 passengers), but each ship offers a range of inside and outside cabins and suites, so there will be an option to suit any budget.

Originating port and en route ports of call do vary depending on the sailing date – please ask one of our consultants for full itinerary details of the date or port of call you are interested in, so we can match up your requirements with the best cruise.

London Tilbury, UK

London Tilbury, UK: The cruise terminal for the city of London, located on the River Thames at Tilbury in Essex. A coach transfer or private car transfer can be added to your cruise reservation.

Cardiff, UK

Cardiff, UK: Cardiff, Wales’ Capital city, offers a wide range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings and Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands: With more bicycles than permanent residents, the Dutch capital is both charming and quirky. Aesthetically little has changed in the centre since its 17th century Golden Age. Beautiful gabled houses and merchants’ mansions line serene, tree-lined canals, which are laid out in five concentric circles and crossed by numerous bridges. The Royal Palace, originally built as a Town Hall in the 17th century, stands on a large square in the centre of the city. Considered one of Europe’s major art capitals, Amsterdam is home to a number of superb galleries and museums including the famous Rijksmuseum, the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Dublin, Republic of Ireland: The capital of the Emerald Isle is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. It lies on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey. Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral, Trinity College and the beautiful square St Stephen’s Green lie south of the Liffey, whilst the glorious Custom House, majestic Four Courts and famous General Post Office add grace to Dublin’s Northside. Crossing the river the high-arched Ha’penny Bridge is one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks.

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, UK

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, UK: The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, UK: Originally settled by the Norsemen in the 9th century, Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. The core of the town is a maze of narrow, flagstone streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour. Hay’s Dock, once the centre of Shetland’s fishing and boat building industries, is home to the marvellous Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland the extraordinary archaeological site of Jarlshof tells the story of some 4,000 years of human history on this remote archipelago with a wealth of wildlife.

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Torshavn, Faroe Islands: Once the site of an annual Viking gathering, Tórshavn is today one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world. It sits on the southern tip of Streymoy, one of eighteen islands in the Faroese archipelago. Tinganes is the old part of the town where characteristic, red wooden buildings with turf-covered roofs cluster on a narrow peninsula. It juts into the natural harbour around which the modern town has been built. The Faroe Islands have a wild and dramatic landscape, which is a magnificent backdrop to optional excursions showing how islanders live on this remote and unspoiled archipelago.

Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands

Kollafjørður, Faroe Islands: Kollafjørdur is a small fishing port on the Faroe islands of Streymoy. Initially there were just a few dwellings adjoining the village church, which dating from 1837 is a typical black-tarred wooden building with white painted windows and a turf roof. Today, although it is home to less than a thousand people, the village stretches over four miles along the northern shore of the Kollafjørdur Fjord. From the port of Kollafjørdur optional excursions visit the island communities that live on this isolated archipelago where the landscape is both wild and dramatic.

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland: A place of singing waterfalls and peculiar characters, Seydisfjordur is a welcoming town booming with creativity and rich in history. Inhabited by about 700 people the town acts as one big family, and a friendly one at that. Everybody is welcome to our little paradise and we want to share the goodness with you. Visit Seydisfjordur, experience the flourishing art scene, try our guided tours and delightful hiking trails. Enjoy the local cuisine and the sensation of our unique town. Seydisfjordur is one of Lonely Planet’s top picks in Iceland. Your adventure awaits.

Husavik, Iceland

Husavik, Iceland: Known as the “Whale Watching Capital of Iceland”, Husavik is a pretty fishing village settled comfortably on the north coast of Iceland, not far from Akureyri. It serves as the gateway to the Lake Myvatn region, an area of beauty and fascinating landscapes.

Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri, Iceland: Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world. Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives.

Ísafjörður, Iceland

Ísafjörður, Iceland: Situated just below the Arctic Circle, Isafjördur is the largest town in the Westfjords region of Iceland. It sits on a gravel spit that stands out into the Skutulsfjördur flanked on three sides by towering mountains. There are only three roads leading out of the town and all are through tunnels. The Maritime Museum traces the life and history of the settlement where fishing has been, and remains, the area’s main source of income. The Westfjords region is a nature lover’s paradise and a popular excursion visits the magical island of Vigur, which is home to a large eider duck colony and vast bird population.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland: Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavik is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church. The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Liverpool, UK

Liverpool, UK: A city of culture, heritage and people (and, of course, home to the Beatles!). With its unique attractions, exciting events, world class sport offerings, unrivalled musical heritage and famously warm welcomes, Liverpool is the ideal destination to visit and explore. With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of London, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city. You’ll always find a fantastic selection of things to do, places to explore and exciting events.

Included
  • Cruise accommodations in your selected cabin category
  • Full board cuisine
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)
  • Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speaker and arts & crafts
  • Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
  • Port Taxes
Not Included
  • Travel Arrangements to/from Dublin, Ireland; the United Kingdom ports or Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Tour Notes

Early Bird Booking Saver Prices are now in effect. They are subject to availability of the cabin category of your choice and vary by ship and departure date. Act now to ensure the lowest possible price for the cruise of your choice! The Early Bird prices are not included in our pricing grid above – please inquire for the cruise of your choice and we will offer you the best pricing option.

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