Cruise - Voyager, Northern Lights & Total Eclipse ex Portsmouth Return
28 Night Cruise sailing from Portsmouth roundtrip aboard Voyager.
Voyager (More about the ship)
Day 1 1 Mar 15 Portsmouth, England 4.00pm Day 4 4 Mar 15 Kristiansund, Norway 9.00am 5.00pm Day 5 5 Mar 15 Bronnoysund, Norway 8.00am 2.30pm Day 6 6 Mar 15 Sortland, Norway 9.00am 5.00pm Day 7 7 Mar 15 Alta, Norway 4.30pm overnight Day 8 8 Mar 15 Alta, Norway 6.00pm Day 9 9 Mar 15 Honningsvag, Norway 9.00am 5.00pm Day 10 10 Mar 15 Tromso, Norway 9.00am 5.00pm Day 11 11 Mar 15 Leknes, Lofoten Islands, Norway 8.00am 5.30pm Day 13 13 Mar 15 Bergen, Norway 8.00am 5.00pm Day 16 16 Mar 15 Portsmouth, England 7.00am 3.00pm Day 19 19 Mar 15 Torshavn, Denmark 9.00am overnight Day 20 20 Mar 15 Torshavn, Denmark 8.00pm Day 21 21 Mar 15 Husavik, Iceland 12.00pm 9.00pm Day 22 22 Mar 15 Akureyri, Iceland 7.00am 5.00pm Day 23 23 Mar 15 Grundarfjordur, Iceland 12.00pm 7.00pm Day 24 24 Mar 15 Reykjavik, Iceland 7.00am 5.00pm Day 27 27 Mar 15 Belfast, Ireland 9.00am 5.00pm Day 29 29 Mar 15 Portsmouth, England 8.00am
** Itinerary may vary by sailing date
28 Night Cruise sailing from Portsmouth roundtrip aboard Voyager.
Mother Nature was generous when she created Norway's spectacular landscape! Cruising amongst the islands, inlets and yawning fjords of the stunning coastline is a magical experience and one that becomes all the more bewitching when the Nordic beauty shimmers with snow. A host of winter experiences await you on this Voyage of Discovery venturing high above the Arctic Circle. Here the inky night sky serves as nature's own theatre, and if lucky the 'Dance of the Spirits' will take centre stage.
Highlights of this cruise:
Portsmouth is a city steeped in history with an impressive cast of characters from maritime heroes to literary giants. From its humble beginnings as a Saxon fishing village, Portsmouth developed into a military garrison town and then into the home of one of the most powerful sea-borne fighting forces in history. 2005 will see the opening of a new, contemporary, national icon based on the south coast, providing a unique 'window on the sea'
At the heart of the city is Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Here you can explore Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory and tour Queen Victoria's battleship, HMS Warrior 1860. You can see Henry Vlll's Mary Rose and trace the history of the Royal Navy at the Royal Naval Museum. Then come right up to date with "Action Stations" an interactive attraction on today's navy.
Other attractions include Charles Dickens' birthplace, the D-Day Museum featuring the Overlord Embroidery, Southsea Castle, the Royal Marines Museum, and Portsmouth Cathedral.
Southsea, Portsmouth's own resort area offers four miles of beach and promenade, including gardens and piers. You can take an undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium or splash around at the Pyramids with their fun pools, flumes and waves.
At the harbour entrance lies Gunwharf Quays, a world-class waterfront shopping and leisure development. Spinnaker Tower is also situated here. This is a striking new attraction soaring 170m into the air and offering spectacular views over the south coast.
If you want to shop then Portsmouth City Centre and Southsea offer an excellent selection of shops from high street names to independent retailers.
Kristiansund is a city and municipality, and the capital of the county of Vest-Agder, Norway and of the geographical region (landsdel) of Southern Norway, the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway consisting of the two counties Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder.
Kristiansand is a popular tourist destination in the summer months. It hosts a big music festival - Quart Festival, and offers great salmon fishing, hunting, sailing, boat tours, helicopter tours and many other attractions. Kristiansand is also home to a great picturesque fish market called 'Fiskebrygga'. Here you can enjoy some fresh seafood at 5 different restaurants or directly from the market.
Tromso is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. Most of Tromsr, including the city centre, is located on the small island of Tromsrya in the county of Troms, 350 kilometres (217 mi) inside the arctic circle. The island is connected to the mainland by the Tromsr Bridge and the Tromsrysund Tunnel, and to the island of Kvalrya by the Sandnessund Bridge.
The city centre of Tromsr contains the highest number of old wooden houses in North Norway, the oldest house dating from 1789. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsr. The city is a cultural centre for its region, several festivals taking place in the summer.
Akureyri is a town in northern Iceland. It is Iceland's second largest urban area and fourth largest municipality. Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing centre. The town is located at the end of a long fjord known as Pollurinn and is surrounded by high mountains.
Akureyri is a very picturesque town with its location by a scenic fjord, eclectic building styles and streets winding their way through gorges. Visitors can walk around the town centre, see the impressive church and check out Listagilið (literally: "the art canyon"), home to a number of arts and crafts galleries and shops. The tranquil municipal botanical garden, Lystigarðurinn, is worth visiting, as are the several small museums dotted around town.
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, directly east of Greenland, Iceland is Europe's westernmost country and the second largest island in the North-Atlantic ocean. Its capital, Reykjavik holds practically half of Iceland's entire population, perhaps not surprising considering how little of the country is actually habitable. As such it is the country's unrivalled cultural and economic centre surrounded by a vast wilderness of mountains and glaciers.
The city's highlights are mostly found in central Reykjavik: lining Old Town and Lake Tjornin are attractive tin houses, some of the more historical buildings, and many of its restaurants and nighttime hotspots. Its nightlife is legendary, with all-night street parties in summer and a huge club scene year-round. The nearby surrounding wilderness offers walking trails at Videy Island or the lava area at Heidmork, is definitely worth a visit. At "Smoky Bay" you can see geothermal steam rising from the ground. Harnessed to heat the city, these smoke signals can be seen along with any number of natural wonders, half an hour out of town.
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