Nature's light in dramatic Iceland
Travel north to the stunning land of fire and ice on this superb springtime cruise, calling at its wonderful capital Reykjavik. Enjoy two full days exploring this quaint city packed with colourful houses and trendy shops and cafes, and go in search of the mesmerising Northern Lights. Then, as you make the journey back south, you'll have the chance to explore the remote Faroes, the Shetland Islands and the historic French port city of Dunkirk.
Life on board Astoria
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WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart from Poole
Board Astoria in Poole today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day Two: At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day Three: Belfast
A first call in Belfast brings chances to explore both this unique city - where the gleaming Titanic Quarter is a must-see attraction - and the scenic Antrim countryside.
Days Four and Five: At sea
Relax on board as Astoria spends two more days at sea.
Days Six and Seven: Reykjavik
Today we’ll arrive in Reykjavik, where the brightly painted wooden buildings contrast sharply with the stunning beauty of the city's setting beneath Mount Ejsa. Step ashore to explore; take the lift to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum. During the evening, perhaps head out on a Northern Lights tour in the hope of catching sight of this ethereal phenomenon.
Day Eight: At sea
Spend another day at sea as Astoria turns south towards the Faroe Islands.
Day Nine: Torshavn
Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the Faroe Islands. Explore its confusion of lanes, narrow passages and black-tarred houses with green turf on the roofs, or join an excursion, perhaps to cross the famous Bridge across the Atlantic connecting the main island of Streymoy with the spectacular scenery and ancient wooden churches of smaller Eysturoy.
Day 10: Lerwick
Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 11: Kirkwall
Today Astoria arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney’s historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill’s famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.
Day 12: At sea
Enjoy a last full day at sea.
Day 13: Dunkirk
Our final day is spent at the French port of Dunkirk, scene of the great rescue of World War Two. Spend your time here exploring the evacuation beaches, the Operation Dynamo Museum or the Dunkirk Memorial.
Day 14: Arrive back in Poole
Astoria arrives back in Poole this morning, concluding this wonderful cruise to Iceland.
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.
British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since certain 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.
*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.
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 Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.