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Grand Scottish Highlights, Islands & Faroes Cruise

10 days from £1309*
Departing: April 2018
* Price shown: 03 April 2018




Explore the Orkneys, the Shetlands, the Faroes and Scotland

Join us on board Astoria for a cruise full of northern delights. You'll sail to remote outposts, full of enchanting natural and fascinating legends. Calls are made at a quintet of contrasting and scenic Scottish Isles, as well as in the Danish Faroes.

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What The Price Includes

  • 8 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, 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

Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise 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 London Tilbury, UK 1500 hrs
  • Day Three - Kirkwall, Orkney Isles
  • Day Four - Torshavn, Faroes
  • Day Five - Klaksvik, Faroes
  • Day Six - *Lerwick, Shetland Isles
  • Day Seven - Invergordon, Scotland
  • Day Eight - Rosyth (for Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Day 10 - Arrive in London Tilbury, UK 0700 hrs

N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities aboard Astoria. Please see the Full Itinerary for details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.

Full Itinerary

Day One

Board Astoria to cruise north from Tilbury. Settle into your cabin and enjoy your first dinner on board.

Day Two

Relax on board the ship as Astoria cruises to the Scottish islands.

Day Three

Today, Astoria cruises to Kirkwall, the historic capital of Orkney. Perhaps visit its magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral. A mile away are the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2. Optional shore excursions will include highlights of the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.

Day Four

Astoria's next call is Toytown-like Torshavn, capital of the remote Faroe Islands. Here you might wander the confusion of lanes and narrow passages, or join an excursion to other parts of the islands, perhaps crossing the famous Bridge across the Atlantic (which connects main island Streymoy with the spectacular scenery of smaller Eysturoy).

Day Five

After leaving Torshavn this morning, Astoria 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.

Day Six

Lerwick, the Shetland Islands' rugged capital, is another gateway to an ancient land of legend, traditional crafts and an incredible abundance of bird life. Discover the town, or join the optional excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.

Day Seven

This morning Astoria sails into Cromarty Firth on Scotland's rugged East Coast. The ship ties up in Invergordon, one of Britain's greatest natural harbours, where you can step ashore to explore. You might choose to take a shore excursion, perhaps to Inverness, with famous Loch Ness beyond. Golfers might head to nearby Dornoch, home to one of the world's finest courses, while whisky connoisseurs might head to the celebrated Ord Distillery.

Day Eight

Astoria's final port of call will be Rosyth, from where you can join an optional excursion to Edinburgh. Wander along the beautiful, historic streets of Scotland's capital, and see the famous castle or Holyrood Palace.

Day Nine

Enjoy your last, relaxing day enjoying the ship's amenities as Astoria heads for home.

Day 10

Arrive in Tilbury, and bid farewell to the crew and your fellow travellers before you disembark at the end of your cruise holiday.

  Category Was 1st Person Now 2nd Person Now Added Benefits
Standard Twin Inner  1   £1,309 Free  
Standard Plus Twin Inner  2   £1,439 Free  
Superior Twin Inner  3   £1,619 Free  
Premium Twin Inner  4   £1,709 Free  
Voyager Outside Guarantee OG £1,749 £699 £699  
Standard Twin Ocean View  6   £1,799 Free  
Standard Twin Ocean View  7   £1,849 Free Free Upgrade
Standard Twin Plus Ocean View  8   £1,939 Free Free Upgrade
On Board Credit: £80
Superior Twin Ocean View  9   £2,159 Free Free Upgrade
On Board Credit: £120
Superior Plus Twin Ocean View  11   £2,339 Free Free Upgrade
On Board Credit: £150
Premium Twin Ocean View  12   £2,519 Free On Board Credit: £180
De Luxe Ocean View DL £3,059 £2,754 Free On Board Credit: £200
Junior Suite JS £3,329 £2,830 Free On Board Credit: £250
Deluxe Junior Suite DJS £4,049 £3,240 Free On Board Credit: £300
Deluxe Balcony Suite  DBS   £4,499 Free  
Owners Suite OPS £4,949 £3,960 Free On Board Credit: £300

Cabin numbers starting IG or OG mean that you are guaranteed at least a Standard Twin Cabin, but that your actual cabin number and category will be allocated shortly before departure.

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

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*These offers apply to new bookings made between 1st November and 5th December 2017 (inclusive) only. The price shown on this page includes any initial Saver Fare discount, but not the Buy One, Get One Half-Price discount. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. Discounts apply to all cabin categories. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Half-Price offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 25 per cent. On cruises with a Buy One, Get One Free offer, single cabin full fares will be discounted by 50 per cent. These offers may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.

On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Ocean-view cabin, but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.