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Board Amy Johnson at in Tilbury, as she prepares to embark on an exciting Arctic voyage. After three relaxing days at sea, your first port of call is Reykjavík, the world’s most northerly capital. Heading further west across the North Atlantic, Amy Johnson will make several fascinating stops at Greenland, before heading home via the remote Orkney Isles.

Sail through waters crossed a thousand years ago by Norse adventurers on their way to the New World, as you discover the ancient (and modern) history of Iceland, and its lively, colourful capital, Reykjavík. Head west and skirt the extraordinary, rugged western coast of Greenland, the world’s largest island. Keep an eye out for whales as you make several fascinating stops, including Qaqortoq, a picturesque rock-bound colourful fishing village, and spend a night at Ilulissat, famed for its dramatic icefjord and huge icebergs. Return to the UK via the Orkney Islands, calling at their historic capital Kirkwall to complete a your memorable cruise.

What does this price include?

  • 22 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
  • Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
  • Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
  • Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
  • Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
  • Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
  • Daytime activities and leisure facilities
  • Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
  • Luggage porterage from port to cabin
  • Port taxes

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Board Amy Johnson in Tilbury, today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs (Day Five)

    Depart: 1900hrs (Day Six)

    Spend two days in the charming Icelandic capital, Reykjavík. Here, the brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the rugged splendour 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.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Early this morning Amy Johnson rounds Cape Farewell, the southern tip of the Greenland archipelago. The day will be spent at anchor off pretty Qaqortoq, and you’ll have the chance to step ashore and explore Southern Greenland’s largest settlement – of only 3000 inhabitants.

  • Arrive: 0500hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Today Amy Johnson calls in Narsarsuaq, which means "Great Plain". The nearby waters teem with trout, and are home to humpback and minke whales. As you bid farewell to Greenland, sailing out across the Tunulliarfik Fjord, there may well be sightings of these amazing creatures.

  • Arrive: 0600hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Sisimiut, 40 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, is a hunting and fishing paradise, and a centre of Inuit culture. Join a shore excursion to learn about this place, whose name translates as "the people at the fox burrows".

  • Arrive: 0800hrs (Day 13)

    Depart: 2300hrs (Day 14)

    Appropriately, given that its name means "icebergs", Ilulissat is a great place to watch these frozen masses, and search the seas for the whales and other marine mammals that live among them. The town was also the birthplace of Arctic explorer Knud Rasmussen, and his life is celebrated there in the museum that bears his name.

  • Arrive: 0500hrs

    Depart: 1300hrs

    Qeqertarsuaq is home to the Arctic’s oldest continuously manned research station. A morning here offers the unusual experience of dog-sledding in summer, and the chance to kayak past the beautiful icebergs in the bay.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1430hrs

    This morning, Amy Johnson arrives at Nanortalik, the southernmost town in Greenland. Nanortalik means "place of polar bears" but despite this association it was of the first places settled by the Norsemen on their way across from Iceland, and is now the country's 10th largest settlement. It's also the closest town to Greenland's only natural forest, which grows in the shelter of the Quinngua Valley just 25 miles away.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1900hrs

    Today Amy Johnson arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to see the waters of nearby Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Bid farewell to Amy Johnson and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your Greenland cruise adventure.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

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