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Spectacular Island Landscapes

Discover the stark but stunning scenery of the Land of Ice and Fire as Columbus cruises north from Tilbury. After time to explore the canal-side streets, museums, coffee shops and bars of Amsterdam, and the remote island capitals of Kirkwall on Orkney and Torshavn in the Faroes, you'll spend four days following the coast of Iceland anticlockwise.

The fascinating history and culture of the island-nation will be revealed as you call at four fascinating ports, including the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, where brightly painted buildings contrast sharply with the natural beauty of its setting beneath Mount Ejsa. 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.

What does this price include?

  • 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

Your Itinerary

  • Depart: 1600hrs

    Board Columbus and settle into your cabin before she cruises from Tilbury this afternoon.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Columbus reaches her first port of call today: the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market. Browse the World-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.

  • Spend your first full day at sea enjoying Columbus' excellent on-board facilities and getting to know the crew and your fellow passengers.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Today Columbus 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.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    Depart: 1600hrs

    Torshavn, the tiny capital of the Danish Faroe Islands, is Columbus' destination today. The Faroes are a birdwatchers’ paradise in the heart of the Gulf Stream, and their inhabitants live surrounded by natural beauty. Discover Torshavn’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.

  • Arrive: 1200hrs

    Depart: 1800hrs

    Today Columbus arrives in Iceland, stopping in the stunning natural harbour of Seydisfjordur, 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.

  • Arrive: 0900hrs

    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 Godafoss Falls and volcanic Lake Myvatn, will highlight many of its delights.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Depart: 1700hrs

    This morning Columbus arrives in tiny, exquisite Isafjordur, 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.

  • Arrive: 0700hrs

    Depart: 2000hrs

    Reykjavik is 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 Hallgrimskirkja Church for a panoramic view, or visit the fascinating Arbaer Folk Museum and the Saga Museum.

  • Relax on board and relive the memories your cruise holiday as Columbus spends three final days at sea, heading home.

  • Arrive: 0800hrs

    Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.


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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