Are you seeking to take an off-the-beaten path cruise that checks off some incredible buck-list ports? If you’ve been dreaming of crossing the Northern Atlantic and exploring some amazing destinations, then embark on a unique transatlantic with a twist as you retrace the steps of Leif Erikson and the Vikings during this 19-day Voyage of the Vikings Legendary Voyage on Rotterdam.
Embark at the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and set sails for Dublin, Ireland, where guests will get an overnight to experience all that this enchanting city has to offer. Take your time in the Emerald Isle’s capital and walk the medieval cobblestone streets of Temple Bar or drink a pint of Guinness in a historic pub. A visit to Trinity College to see the famous Book of Kells provides a glimpse as to why Dublin is a UNESCO World City of Literature.
After two days at Dublin, the cruise moves northward stopping at Greenock and Portree, Scotland, before reaching the shores of Iceland. The first port is the small fishing village of Djupivogur. Dating back to the days of the Vikings, what makes this remote corner of the country so special is its dramatic natural setting on the Berufjörður while also having the Hofellsjökull Glacier and the Valley of Waterfalls nearby. The cruise then heads to Akureyri, the “capital of north Iceland”. While at Akureyri, explore the town’s scenic harbor, which boasts an array of interesting shops, buzzy cafés, upscale restaurants and the fascinating Akureyri Museum.
The cruise moves west as it sails the scenic Eyjafjordur before arriving at Ísafjörður, where guests can visit museums or go on a hike or bike around the town and harbor. The ship departs Iceland after scenic cruising through Isafjardurdjur.
After a sea day and scenic cruising through Greenland’s Prince Christian Sund, guests will arrive at Nanortalik, Greenland. Nanortalik — which means “the place with polar bears” — is Greenland’s southernmost town. History buffs should head to the Nanortalik Museum, which explores the native, Old Norse and European colonial history of the country.
The cruise will then take a southwestern turn during a sea day before arriving at St. Anthony and then St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. At St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, guests can unwind in the city’s downtown and admire the candy-colored houses and cozy restaurants and pubs that provide relief from strong Atlantic breezes.
The cruise then reaches Halifax where guests can explore nautical-themed museums, bunkers and fortresses that guarded the harbor, striking public art and sights, funky shops and excellent pubs serving up folk music. One of the most famous sites around Halifax is Peggy’s Cove and its picturesque lighthouse. The journey reaches its end at Boston, Massachusetts, after a sea day.
Join us on this incredible Legendary Voyage in 2018!