Discovery 2014 Cruises from Leith

North Cape and Midnight Sun Cruise

11-day Ocean Cruises
Departing August 2014
From £929.00*

* Price shown: 02 Aug 2014 - TEE

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Join Discovery as she sails from Edinburgh to the stunning coast of Norway - a land of fjords, glaciers and off-shore islands - and then up beyond the Arctic Circle to Europe's northernmost settlements, to enjoy the long summer days and almost perpetual sunlight.

Life on board Discovery

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What The Price Includes

  • 10 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
  • On-board entertainment as arranged
  • Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
  • Port charges and taxes

Single and upgrade cabins are available for a supplement

Ship Information

In 2014, 20,000-tonne Discovery sets out on her second season of cruises - a series of exciting departures from ports around the UK. With her classic profile, eight passenger decks, and accommodation for 700 passengers, Discovery is a smaller ship built in traditional style, and offers the perfect 'home from home' for a memorable holiday.

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Cruise Information

The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.

Ports of call

  • Day One - Depart Leith (Edinburgh), UK 1700hrs
  • Day Three - Geiranger, Norway
  • Day Four - Svartisen Glacier, Norway
  • Day Five - Leknes, Lofoten Islands, Norway
  • Day Six - Hammerfest, Norway
  • Day Seven - Tromso, Norway
  • Day Nine - Alesund, Norway
  • Day 11 - Arrive Leith, UK 0400hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Discovery. Please see the Full Itinerary for details.

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Day One

Travel to Leith to board Discovery, in time for her afternoon sailing.

Day Two

Spend your first full day at sea, getting to know Discovery, her crew and your fellow voyagers.

Day Three

Geirangerfjord is one of the smallest but most beautiful fjords, its twists and turns marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient and beguiling villages. Disembark at Geiranger to enjoy an unforgettable overland excursion through the glorious scenery of the fjord and its surroundings.

Day Four

A very special day awaits, as Discovery heads into magnificent Holandsfjord, just above the Arctic Circle. She will cruise to the unforgettable sight of the mighty Svartisen Glacier, whose tentacles reach down to just 20 metres above sea level. The sight of the blue-white ice moving imperceptibly down the valley is one of the most arresting of the whole trip.

Day Five

Rising up out of the sea like miniature Alps, the wild and beautiful Lofoten Islands' tiny fishing villages (with even tinier names, such as "A") shelter beneath towering peaks, cliffs and rock formations. Discovery calls at Leknes, and there'll be an opportunity to explore this most beautiful corner of the world on an overland excursion.

This evening, in the long-evening light, we'll cruise through the Inside Passage, passing the stunning scenery of Solbergfjord, Gisund and Grotsund.

Day Six

Discovery cruises beyond the Arctic Circle, in perpetual summer light, close to the coast of Finnmark. This afternoon we'll call at Hammerfest, Europe's northernmost town. This evening Discovery docks in the pretty, remote village of Honningsvaag. Join an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp, almost at Europe's northern most point. You'll return to the ship, passing Knivskjellodden, Europe's true north tip, before Discovery continues south.

Day Seven

The largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromso, with its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is our port of call this afternoon. Step ashore to explore the market, and the Polarmuseum, which pays tribute to Arctic pioneers. East of the city centre is the strikingly modern Arctic Cathedral, or Ishavskatedralen, while close by, a cable car climbs to the summit of Mount Storsteinen for unsurpassed views.

Day Eight

Today is spent at sea, cruising south along the beautiful Norwegian coast.

Day Nine

Alesund, with its natural harbours lined by pastel-painted, gabled and turreted buildings, is a beautiful first port of call. Don't miss the fascinating Sunnmore Museum, with its insight into life in this part of the world through the ages and its fine boat collection.

Day 10

Your final full day's cruise aboard Discovery is spent at sea, sailing south and home.

Day 11

This morning we return to Leith, at the end of a wonderful summertime cruise.

*The exact discount available will vary depending on cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. Offer ends midnight 30th April 2014.

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