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Iceland & Faroes Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99710

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way to port

12 nights. July 2020. From £1079.00.

BOOK BY 31ST MAY AND CLAIM SIX FREE BOTTLES OF WINE WITH PROMO CODE: LAUNCHWINE

Join Magellan in Liverpool as she begins an unforgettable cruise to Iceland. Spend lazy days at sea as Magellan cruises north to the Icelandic coast before visiting three fascinating ports, including the island capital, Reykjavík. Discover the history and culture of this fascinating, stunning island-nation where geothermal heat is used to warm vast greenhouses filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, little cities buzz with energy and enthusiasm, and the rugged landscape manages to be at once forbidding and unimaginably beautiful.As Magellan cruises south, you'll also have opportunities to explore Klaksvik, the main town of the Nordoyar (the six northeasternmost Faroes) which shelters beneath smooth-sloped peaks surrounded by a birdwatcher’s paradise of green meadows, and to spend a night in Tórshavn, the Faroes' tiny, colourful capital.

What's Included

12 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Calling at six delightful ports
Iceland's unimaginably beautiful landscape
Four long summer days relaxing at sea
Colourful Reykjavík, nestling by the waters of its "Smoky Bay"
Akureyri’s surprising botanical garden
Historic Ísafjörður - once home of Norse Atlantic explorers
The delightful Faroe ports of Tórshavn and Klaksvik
PRICE FROM ? £1079 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from Liverpool
Depart: 1715hrs Board Magellan in Liverpool today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.

Day 2

Dublin, Ireland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan's first stop is Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafés and coffee shops.

Days 3 and 4

At sea
Spend two days relaxing and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers as Magellan cruises north.

Day 5

Hafnarfjordur for Reykjavík, Iceland
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1900hrs Call at Hafnarfjordur for Reykjavík - the world's northernmost capital. Its brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore, take the lift to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.

Day 6

Ísafjörður, Iceland
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs This morning Magellan arrives in tiny, exquisite Ísafjörður, the capital of the Westfjords area, and gateway to the magical, mystical land of West Iceland from which Norse sailors set out to discover Greenland and the New World.

Day 7

Akureyri, Iceland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1900hrs Akureyri, on Iceland's rugged north coast, is a thriving winter sports centre and home to a fascinating Botanical Garden. The area beyond is wondrously scenic, and today's excursion, to the Goðafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.

Day 8

Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Today Magellan calls in the stunning natural harbour of Seyðisfjörður, one of Iceland's most beautiful coastal locations. From here ferries and a sub-ocean telephone cable connect Iceland to the outside world. Wander the streets lined with Norwegian-style houses or head inland to discover yet more breathtaking countryside.

Day 9

At sea
Relax on board and relive the memories your cruise around Iceland as Magellan spends another day at sea.

Day 10

Klaksvik, Faroes
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Magellan makes a rare call in Klaksvik, capital of the Nordoyar (the six northeasternmost Faroe Isles). Many of the inhabitants of this remote Danish outpost are direct descendants of the Vikings, and still speak an ancient Norse language. Sheltered by conical mountains, Klaksvik is surrounded by a birdwatcher's paradise of green meadows that you'll be able to explore on today's optional shore excursion. This evening Magellan sails on to dock in Tórshavn for the night.

Day 11

Tórshavn, Faroes
Arrive: 2030hrs (Day 10) Depart: 1600hrs (Day 11) Tórshavn, the tiny capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, is Magellan's next, overnight, stop. The Faroes are a birdwatchers' paradise in the heart of the Gulf Stream, and their inhabitants live surrounded by natural beauty. Discover Tórshavn's confusion of lanes and narrow passages, black-tarred houses with turf roofs and modern centre, or join an excursion to another part of the islands, perhaps crossing the famous ‘Bridge across the Atlantic', which connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller Eysturoy.

Day 12

At sea
Make the most of your final day aboard Magellan as she cruises back towards Liverpool.

Day 13

Arrive back at Liverpool
Arrive: 0945hrs Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top

Further Information

Passport requirements

British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.

Foreign Office travel advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice  to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Terms and conditions

This offer applies to new bookings on ocean cruises of four days or more made between 20th February and 31st May 2020 (inclusive) only. Your six bottles of free wine will be added to your order when you apply the promo code LAUNCHWINE and will be confirmed before purchase. Your wine will be dispatched within 30 days of your holiday return date. If you cancel your holiday, your free wine will not be dispatched. One case of free wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be given. Newmarket Holidays reserves the right to supply wine that is different to that shown for promotional purposes, but guarantee the value will remain the same. Free wine is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. Free Wine applicable for over 18s only. By choosing free wine you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free wine. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. The terms and conditions in our Booking Conditions do not apply to any matters concerning the provision of the free wine. Back to top