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Fiery Iceland with Faroe Islands (Caledonian Sky)

Fiery Iceland with Faroe Islands (Caledonian Sky)

From NZD $29,490

Description

Fiery Iceland with Faroe Islands – 21 day Small Ship Cruise from Reykjavik to Edinburgh aboard Caledonian Sky.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™
Give your holiday a personal touch with a choice of included sightseeing or dining options

Trip Name
Fiery Iceland with Faroe Islands (Caledonian Sky)
Days
21
Overview
Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition Length: 90 metres Passenger Capacity: 114 (in 57 suites) Built: 1991 / refurbished 2012 The MS Caledonian Sky accommodates a maximum of 114 passengers in 57 spacious outside suites. Many have walk-in wardrobes and some feature tub baths. There will be seven categories of suites and sixteen suites will have private balconies. For those familiar with the MS Island Sky she will feel like a second home, although there are some differences. The dining room, lounge, Lido Deck and bar are all similar. However, the ‘Club’ on the MS Caledonian Sky has been transported to the very top deck. Here, there is a library and bar which leads out on to a lovely forward deck. The ‘Club’ has wonderful views with ceiling to floor windows. If you like the MS Island Sky, we are sure you will also approve of her sister. And, of course it is important that we offer the very best of facilities. However, equally as important are the staff on board whether they are the vessel’s crew or our own expedition staff. Noble Caledonia’s reputation has been built on providing the very best in all areas. Their crew of 74 not only offer an excellent service they are also noted for their kindness and attention to detail. A well run ship with a warm atmosphere is what we are known for, and it is because most of our crew have been with us for many years that we are able to engender such an atmosphere. Your Suite Onboard there are 57 exceptionally spacious and well designed suites. The passenger accommodation is arranged over four decks and all suites have outside views. All feature a sitting room area and some have private balconies. Each affords considerable comfort with en-suite bathroom featuring a country style wash basin, hot towel rack and vanity unit with sink and walk-in shower and/or bath tub. Facilities in the suites also include walk-in or spacious wardrobes, dressing table with large mirror and stool or desk, mini-fridge, flat screen television, telephone, programmable electronic safe, hairdryer, assorted toiletries, air-conditioning and heating. Bottled water, towelling dressing gowns and slippers are also provided for your comfort. Your space The spacious and finely decorated public rooms include a large lounge where daily briefings and talks will be provided throughout the voyage and an elegant bar where a pianist plays periodically throughout the day. The bar also features a 24-hour tea and coffee station. In addition there is the Club Lounge on the Panoramic Deck which features a bar. The onboard travel library is the perfect place to relax with a book and is stocked with reference books pertaining to the places the vessel is visiting along with a selection of games and two computers with internet access. Daily newspapers and magazines are also placed in the library depending on local availability. Outside there is a rear Lido deck where meals are served in warm weather under shade. On the top deck there is a further observation and sun deck with bar service and comfortable deck furniture for sun bathing or relaxing with a book. There is also a small gymnasium onboard and hairdressers with appointments made on request. Your dining With only one sitting and a maximum of just over 100 passengers, the quality of cuisine will be of a consistent superior quality. Where possible and when it meets his high standards, our accomplished chef will obtain local produce in markets or buy the catch of the day from a passing fishing boat. Such purchases enhance the well stocked larders and bring a local touch to the varied menus. In the main elegant dining room, breakfast is served buffet-style, with certain items cooked to order and lunch and dinner is à la carte. When weather permits, breakfast, a buffet-style lunch and dinner are also served on deck. To enhance your dining experience even further a selection of wines are included with lunch and dinner. Afternoon tea is served in the lounge and tea and coffee are available 24 hours. With sufficient notice, most diets can be catered for on board. For your comfort, safety and security The vessel is equipped with the latest safety, navigation and communications equipment along with roll stabilisers to minimise the ship’s motion. The Captain and officers operate an open-bridge policy that allows passengers onto the bridge at most times with the exception of arrival and departure from port and during times of complicated navigation. Here you can check the ship’s progress by charts and learn more from the officers about your journey. There is also a dedicated channel on your television in your suite showing the routing of the vessel along with technical information and estimated times of arrival and departure from port. On board you will also find a clinic and doctor and a lift that serves all decks. Smoking on board is restricted to outside decks only. Gratuities Unlike many other cruise vessels, onboard the MS Caledonian Sky you do not need to worry about tipping staff as we have included them in your holiday price. In addition we tip all their guides and drivers along the way, thereby taking away the hassle of always having to remember to have some small change with you.

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1 Arrive Reykjavik
Welcome to Reykjavík. We'll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, come together and meet your fellow travellers at a welcome reception.Stay: Two Nights, Reykjavík, Hotel Borg
Day 2 - Day 2 Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon
See some of Reykjavík's most famed sights on a guided exploration this morning. After lunch, travel to the Blue Lagoon and go for a soak in the warm, mineral-rich waters. Later, return to Reykjavík for dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 3 - Day 3 Reykjavík, Hella, Vík
Your day of discovery starts with a visit to the Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls. See the striking black sand and basalt columns of Reynisfjara beach, then journey to Dyrhólaey, home to a spectacular rock arch. You'll also visit the snout of Sólheimajökull glacier and the Lava Centre Museum, before continuing to your hotel in Vík for dinner.Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Katia
Day 4 - Day 4 Vík, Skaftafell, Glacier Lagoon
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCETravel to the stunning Glacier Lagoon and enjoy a boat trip around the icebergs in the lagoon.Visit Skaftafell National Park and see the Svínafellsjökull glacier.
Day 5 - Day 5 Vík, Thórsmörk, Selfoss
This morning, travel to the Skoga Folk Museum, where you'll gain a fascinating glimpse into the Icelandic way of life. Later, continue to Thorvaldseyri and learn about the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010.Stay: Two Nights, Selfoss, Hotel Grimsborgir
Day 6 - Day 6 Selfoss, Haukadalur
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEVisit Friðheimar Greenhouse and Horse Farm, where you will gain insight as to how vegetables can be grown in Iceland’s cold dark winters. You'll also learn about Icelandic horses and meet these beautiful creatures in their stables.Have your camera at the ready during a visit to the Gullfoss waterfall today. Afterwards, head to the Geysir geothermal area, where the explosive geyser Strokkur erupts every few minutes.
Day 7 - Day 7 Selfoss, Thingvellir, Húsafell
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Perhaps enjoy a visit to the Krauma geothermal baths or head to Víðgelmir, Iceland´s largest lava tube cave.This morning will be spent exploring Thingvellir National Park. Later, choose your activity. You will also see the waterfalls of Hraunfossar and Barnafoss.Stay: Two Nights, Hotel Húsafell
Day 8 - Day 8 Húsafell, Langjökull
Today you'll experience the untouched beauty of Langjökull, Iceland’s second largest glacier. Journey into the ice tunnels beneath the glacier and discover its bright blue centre.
Day 9 - Day 9 Húsafell, Reykjavík, Embark Ship
Board your expedition ship and settle into your cabin before your first dinner on board.Stay: 12 Nights, MS Caledonian Sky
Day 10 - Day 10 Grundarfjörður
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Explore trails through deep-green lava fields. From here, continue to Helgafell Mountain, then visit a local folk museum. Alternatively, set out on a tour of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.Step ashore in Grundarfjörður and choose your activity.
Day 11 - Day 11 Vigur
Today, you’ll be whisked to the Westfjords of Isafjordur and Jokulfjordur by Zodiac and make landfall on Vigur. Discover the oldest villages in Westfjords, Thingeyri and Hrafnseyri, then see the cascades of Dynjandi waterfall.
Day 12 - Day 12 Siglufjörður, Akureyri
In Siglufjörður today, visit the Herring Era Museum. Then, set sail for the city of Akureyri, where your ship will dock for the evening.
Day 13 - Day 13 Akureyri, Námaskard, Goðafoss
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCEThis morning, enjoy a private visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths.Explore nearby Námaskard’s lava fields, as well as the steam vents of Lake Mývatn’s craters. Rounding off the day, you’ll visit the Goðafoss waterfall.
Day 14 - Day 14 Grímsey Island
Venture across the Arctic Circle today and visit Grímsey Island. Straddling the Arctic Circle, the island’s basalt cliffs are home to countless nesting birds. Explore on a nature walk and soak up the views of the Arctic Ocean.
Day 15 - Day 15 Seyðisfjörður
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Discover the fishing village of Seyðisfjörður or hike along a picturesque river trail.Choose your activity today.
Day 16 - Day 16 Tórshavn
Relax this morning at sea before arriving in the Faroe Islands, where a tour of Kirkjubøur reveals a thousand years of fascinating history. Your ship remains here overnight.
Day 17 - Day 17 Vestmanna
Arrive in Vestmanna this morning and board local boats to explore the nearby vertical cliffs that rise almost 500 metres from the sea. Return to your ship for lunch before visiting the striking village of Saksu and Kolla Fjord.
Day 18 - Day 18 Suðuroy
FREEDOM OF CHOICE™Perhaps embark on a scenic drive through colourful villages or join a hike along the east coast of the island.Your last morning in the Faroe Islands will be spent on Suðuroy. Set out on your preferred activity.
Day 19 - Day 19 Stornoway, Shiant Islands
Arrive in the Outer Hebrides and discover the Callanish Standing Stones. Visit a Pictish fort and stop at a reconstructed village. Later, board your ship’s Zodiacs to explore the wild basalt cliffs of the Shiant Islands.
Day 20 - Day 20 St Kilda
Arrive in St Kilda, an uninhabited archipelago beyond the Outer Hebrides. Here, a local ranger will lead you on a series of walks. Later, cruise past one of the largest gannetries in the world at Stac Lee.
Day 21 - Day 21 Oban, Disembark Ship, Depart Edinburgh
Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport.
Day 22 - Please Note:
Itineraries and inclusions are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
05-06-202125-06-2021NZD $29,490Castle Standard Suite
05-06-202125-06-2021NZD $35,740Promenade Owner's Corner Suite
05-06-202125-06-2021NZD $30,190Caledonian Superior Suite
05-06-202125-06-2021NZD $31,390Promenade Premium Suite
05-06-202125-06-2021NZD $33,140Bridge Deluxe Balcony Suite
05-06-202125-06-2021NZD $34,140Promenade Prem. Balcony Suite

Inclusions

    • Visit Friðheimar Greenhouse & Horse Farm
    • Enjoy a boat trip around Glacier Lagoon
    • Enjoy a private visit to the Mývatn Nature Baths, opened exclusively for APT guests

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