Iceland and Northern Isles Cruise
Early Booking Bonus offers substantial savings while cabins are still available. Don’t delay – book now! These cruises on comfortable, small ocean liners, combine sailings from the UK and Ireland with visits to the stunning Faroe Islands and fascinating Iceland, as well as a stops at Scotland’s isolated Orkney or Shetland Islands.
- Ports in the UK: London Tilbury, Cardiff, Newcastle, Liverpool, Dundee, Poole; 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
May 03, from Cardiff, UK on Marco Polo
June 15, from London Tilbury, UK on Columbus
June 17, from Portsmouth on Marco Polo
September 11, from Ringaskiddy on Magellan
September 12, from Bristol on Magellan
*October 12, from Dublin on Marco Polo
*October 13, from London Tilbury on Marco Polo
*Northern Lights theme
2019 Pricing and Saver Fares:
May 03 (Cardiff/Marco Polo); June 17 (Portsmouth/Marco Polo
Cat. IG Voyager Inner, US$4,739 – twin
Cat. OG Voyager Ocean View, US$6,559 – twin
Cat. 1 Standard Inner, US$4,899 – twin
Cat. 2 Standard Plus Inner, US$5,409 – twin
Cat. 3 Superior Inner, US$6,079 – twin
Cat. 4 Premium Inner, US$6,739 – twin
Cat. 5 Standard Inner, US$10,119 – single
Cat. 6 Standard Ocean View, US$6,739 – twin
Cat. 7 Standard Ocean View, US$6,929 – twin
Cat. 8 Standard Plus Ocean View, US$7,249 – twin
Cat. 9 Superior Ocean View, US$8,109 – twin
Cat. 10 Standards Ocean View, US$13,169 – single
Cat. 11 Superior Plus, US$8,779 – twin
Cat. 12 Premium Ocean View, US$9,449 – twin
DL Deluxe Ocean View, US$11,479 – twin
JS Junior Suite, US$13,489 – twin
D5 Deluxe Suite, US$15,169 – twin
June 15 (London Tilbury / Columbus)
Cat. IG Voyager Inner, US$4,979 – twin
Cat. OG Voyager Ocean View, US$6,339 – twin
Cat. 1 Standard Inner, US$5,139 – twin
Cat. 2 Standard Plus Inner, US$5,669 – twin
Cat. 3 Superior Inner, US$6,019 – twin
Cat. 4 Premium Inner, US$6,399 – twin
Cat. 5 Superior Inner, US$7,549 – single
Cat. 6C Standard Full/Partially Obstructed View Outside, US$6,529 – twin
Cat. 6B Standard Full/Partially Obstructed View Outside, US$6,739 – twin
Cat. 6BS Standard Full/Partially Obstructed View Outside, US$8,249 – single
Cat. 6P Standard Porthole Ocean View, US$6,739 – twin
Cat. 6 Standard Ocean View, US$7,089 – twin
Cat. 7 Standard Ocean View, US$7,279 – twin
Cat. 7S Standard Ocean View, US$9,099 – single
Cat. 8 Standard Plus Ocean View, US$7,629 – twin
Cat. 8S Standard Plus Ocean View, US$9,529 – single
Cat. 9 Superior Ocean View, US$8,509 – twin
Cat. 10 Superior Ocean View, US$10,619 – single
Cat. 11 Superior Plus, US$9,209 – twin
Cat. 12 Premium Ocean View, US$9,929 – twin
DL Deluxe Balcony, US$14,179 – twin
JS Junior Balcony Suite, US$15,949 – twin
September 11 (Ringaskiddy, port for Cork/Magellan)
September 12 (Bristol/Magellan)
Cat. IG Voyager Inner, US$4,599 – twin
Cat. OG Voyager Ocean View, US$6,369 – twin
Cat. 1 Standard Inner, US$4,759 – twin
Cat. 2 Standard Plus Inner, US$5,249 – twin
Cat. 3 Superior Inner, US$5,899 – twin
Cat. 4 Premium Inner, US$6,239 – twin
Cat. 5 Superior Inner, US$7,379 – single
Cat. 6 Standard Ocean View, US$6,549 – twin
Cat. 7 Standard Ocean View, US$6,729 – twin
Cat. 7S Standard Ocean View, US$8,399 – single
Cat. 8 Standard Plus Ocean View, US$7,039 – twin
Cat. 8S Standard Plus Ocean View, US$8,809 – single
Cat. 9 Superior Ocean View, US$7,879 – twin
Cat. 10 Superior Ocean View, US$9,819 – single
Cat. 11 Superior Plus, US$8,529 – twin
Cat. 12 Premium Ocean View, US$9,169 – twin
JS Junior Suite, US$14,739 – twin
DS Deluxe Suite, US$16,369 – twin
RS Royal Suite, US$18,009 – twin
October 12 (London Tilbury/Marco Polo)
Cat. IG Voyager Inner, US$4,679 – twin
Cat. OG Voyager Ocean View, US$6,469 – twin
Cat. 1 Standard Inner, US$4,829 – twin
Cat. 2 Standard Plus Inner, US$5,329 – twin
Cat. 3 Superior Inner, US$5,979 – twin
Cat. 4 Premium Inner, US$6,649 – twin
Cat. 5 Standard Inner, US$9,979 – single
Cat. 6 Standard Ocean View, US$6,649 – twin
Cat. 7 Standard Ocean View, US$6,809 – twin
Cat. 8 Standard Plus Ocean View, US$7,149 – twin
Cat. 9 Superior Ocean View, US$7,979 – twin
Cat. 10 Standards Ocean View, US$12,939 – single
Cat. 11 Superior Plus, US$8,629 – twin
Cat. 12 Premium Ocean View, US$9,299 – twin
DL Deluxe Ocean View, US$11,309 – twin
JS Junior Suite, US$13,279 – twin
D5 Deluxe Suite, US$14,939 – twin
Rates shown are standard published prices for 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. 3rd & 4th person sharing a twin cabin – US$251 per person.
Special offers such as Early Booking Bonus or Spot Sales 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 inquiry.
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: 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, 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.
A dynamic and vibrant waterfront city, Portsmouth is an irresistible mix of history and heritage. The city is home to one of the most important naval bases in the United Kingdom and the Historic Dockyard reveals 800 years of naval history. The Mary Rose Museum, and the famous warships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior further illustrate Portsmouth’s rich maritime history. On June 6th 1944 a massive military task force set out from England to the shores of Normandy. Find out more about the invasion that marked the beginning of the end in the marvellous D-Day Museum.
Bristol is a city straddling the River Avon in the southwest of England with a prosperous maritime history. Its former city-centre port is now a cultural hub, the Harbourside, where the M Shed museum explores local social and industrial heritage. The harbour’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants, shops and cultural institutions such as contemporary art gallery The Arnolfini.
Samson and Goliath are much-loved landmarks soaring above Belfast’s skyline. The two great, yellow-painted, gantry cranes are a reminder of the shipbuilding industry that put Northern Ireland’s capital firmly on the map. Housed in an iconic, state-of-the-art, 6-storey building, Titanic Belfast relives the city’s golden era and traces the story of the ill-fated liner built in the shipyards of Harland & Wolff. At the heart of today’s cosmopolitan city is Belfast’s elegant City Hall, which stands in Donegal Square. The extraordinary Giant’s Causeway is a popular excursion from this city with omnipresent Irish charm.
Ringaskiddy is a port in County Cork, in the south of Ireland, and is a gateway to the Republic of Ireland’s second city – Cork, located approximately 10 miles away. Steeped in history, Cork City is fast gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s most fashionable cities. Cork has become the shopping, commercial and cultural capital of the south with a unique character and agreeable continental air. However, as well as offering the many amenities of a large city, Cork still manages to retain the pleasant charm and friendliness of a country town.
Lying at the mouth of the River Lee, Cobh has one of the best natural harbours in the world. Known as Queenstown until 1922, it was the departure point for thousands of Irish emigrants to America and the last port of call of the Titanic. The ‘Queenstown Story’ is a wonderful exhibition telling of this rich maritime history. From Cobh’s waterfront, streets lined with brightly coloured houses climb the steep slope of a hill, which is crowned with the imposing St Coleman’s Cathedral. A charming little town, Cobh is a gateway to the city of Cork and excursions to Ireland’s legendary Blarney Castle.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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: 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: 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.
Poole is a coastal town in Dorset, southern England, known for its large natural harbour and sandy beaches. The Old Town has Georgian houses and Poole Museum, which explores local history in 4 buildings, including medieval Scaplen’s Court. From Poole Harbour, boats head south to Brownsea Island. This wooded area has trails and wildlife such as red squirrels, plus 16th-century Brownsea Castle, now a private hotel.
Newcastle upon Tyne is a university city on the River Tyne in northeast England. With its twin city, Gateshead, it was a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution and is now a centre of business, arts and sciences. Spanning the Tyne, modern Gateshead Millennium Bridge, noted for its unique tilting aperture, is a symbol of the 2 cities.
Dundee is a coastal city on the Firth of Tay estuary in eastern Scotland. Its regenerated waterfront has 2 nautical museums: RRS Discovery, Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition ship, and 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn. North of the water, Verdant Works is a museum celebrating the city’s jute-manufacturing heritage. The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum displays art and archaeological finds.
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.
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.
- 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
- Travel Arrangements to/from Dublin, Ireland; the United Kingdom ports or Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Optional shore excursions
- Travel Insurance
- Items of a Personal Nature
- Alcoholic Beverages
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.
Ports of Call: Each cruise has slightly different ports of call in its itinerary. All stops are subject to weather and the itinerary may be changed at any time by the cruise company or captain of the ship to ensure the safety of passengers, crew and vessel.
14 Day/13 Night cruises are available March 10 (from Poole on Astoria); June 08 (from Newcastle on Magellan); June 09 (from Dundee on Magellan); October 12 (from Dublin on Magellan); October 13 (from Liverpool on Magellan). March 10, October 12 & 13 feature Northern Lights viewing opportunities.
12 Day/11 Night cruises are available July 09 (from Liverpool on Magellan); July 10 (from Dublin on Magellan).
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