Iceland – UK cruise

Crystal Iceland

 Iceland – UK

Reykjavik to London – Crystal Symphony
*Escorted from Australia
Guaranteed SINGLE room throughout

 Commencing 31 May, 2017

 

All Inclusive: complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.
Complimentary gratuities for housekeeping, bar, dining and Penthouse butler staff.
Award-winning entertainment, innovative enrichment, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and wellness programs plus so much more.

This cruise combines perfectly with our land tour of Iceland  

 I was ‘Crystalised’ the moment I stepped on board. From the first welcoming smiles of the crew who lined up to welcome us aboard, the wonderful lunch and the luxurious surroundings , my first immediate feeling was that this cruise was going to be like nothing I had ever done before. Everything about the trip absolutely exceeded all expectations and I am now spoiled for any other cruise line forever!

 

ReykavikDay 1  31 May, 2017     Reykjavík, Iceland     Use your frequent flyer miles to Reykjavik or we will find the cheapest airfare for you and where possible will team you up with others in the group flying on the same day. We would be happy to book pre-cruise accommodation for you if required.  On arrival, make your own way to the ship.  If you are joining the cruise from our land tour of Iceland & Greenland, we will transfer to the ship and board in time for lunch.  You will enjoy a welcome aboard champagne (or two) over a  sumptuous lunch with your new travelling companions and at this early stage, quite possibly, you are already echoing the sentiments of everyone else on board when you say you are  ‘Crystalised’ after just a few short hours.

Crystal Symphony remains in port overnight

 Day 2  01 June, 2017 Reykjavík, Iceland   Ship sails at 2 pm   Isolated in a northern landscape of icy tranquillity, Iceland is a land of volcanoes, hot springs, mountains, glaciers and northern lights. As the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík reflects this natural diversity with ancient maritime history as well as a thriving modern energy and sophistication.  Be sure to be up on deck watching the ship sailaway and toasting to a wonderful cruise with your new travelling companions.

Day 3  02 June, 2017 Djupivogur, Iceland  10 am  –  5 pm
A small town with huge appeal, Djupivogur is located in eastern Iceland at the head of the Berufjord. In addition to affording access to Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, Djupivogur offers the tidy little pleasures of strolling a historic fishing and trade town, which began to flourish in 1589 when German merchants were granted permission to trade by the Danish king. Langabud, the oldest house in town, has been restored and now is home to a cultural centre with a museum, craft gallery and café. Warmed by fresh coffee and perhaps a Danish, head out to the glacial lagoon to admire the magical scenery, try your hand at fishing or join a birding expedition, a fine idea in this unspoiled natural setting that is home to an amazing variety of birds.

Faroe IslandsDay 4  03 June, 2017  Klaksvík, Faroe Islands  10 am  –   5 pm
The reason to visit the Faroe Islands is a natural one, literally. Nature dominates this collection of 18, Denmark-territory islands out in the middle of the North Atlantic between Iceland and Norway. Here, sheep outnumber people, and some 2 million pairs of seabirds outnumber the human population of Copenhagen. A green, rugged and windswept landscape never takes you more than three miles from the sea, and always keeps you close to your camera, which you will use to take pictures of dramatic scenery. Back to the birds: the Faroe Islands are home to the largest colony of storm petrels in the world. Boat trips can take you out onto the water for a look at local birdlife, while the Leirvík undersea tunnel can deliver you to the Faroe Islands’ mainland. But you may wish to stay in town, as it boasts a vibrant art and music scene, not to mention another reason to wield your camera, this time to capture images of the sheltered harbor and pretty dwellings spread out on the hillsides.

Day 5  04 June, 2017  Stornoway, Scotland  10 am – 5 pm
With a population of only 8,000, the delightful town of Stornoway is the capital of the Western Isles. Beautifully situated on the seafront, overlooking a magnificent harbor view, Stornoway is considered by many to be in one of the most picturesque regions in Scotland. The town’s friendly inhabitants are revered for their seafaring traditions and they enjoy a level of self-sufficiency that is normally only seen in larger towns on the mainland.

BelfastDay 6  05 June, 2017   Belfast, United Kingdom   8 am – 11 pm
Having the gift of understatement and optimism, the Irish call their decades-long civil strife “the Troubles.” Happily, the Troubles have settled down, making enjoyable visits to Northern Ireland, most notably Belfast, no trouble at all.  Merely a village in the 17th century, Belfast grew by leaps and bounds during the Industrial Revolution. The manufacture of linen and ships (Belfast has the world’s largest dry dock) brought not only prosperity to the city, but beauty. Ornate Victorian homes and grand Edwardian civic buildings line the streets. The city also has many quaint lanes populated by pubs and boutiques dressed with overflowing window boxes and brightly painted doors. While there is much to detain you in lovely Belfast, you might want to take the quick trip over the lough, or small bay, to Carrickfergus Castle, the best-preserved Norman castle in Ireland.

DublinDay 7  06 June, 2017   Dublin, Ireland  7 am   –  overnight
The Irish capital, Dublin, enjoys one of the loveliest settings in Europe. Craggy Howth Head shelters the natural harbor at Dublin Bay and the gurgling River Liffey flows through the centre of town. The ancient Egyptians, as well as Norman and Viking warriors, visited Dublin. However, the city’s most pervasive surviving influences come from the 18th and 19th centuries when elegant Georgian mansions were first built along the river and then outward from its shores. The arts also flourished during this period and Dublin served as the birthplace of some of our greatest literary figures such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce to name only a few.

Day 8   07 June, 2017  Dublin, Ireland   Ship sails at 6:30 pm
The Irish capital, Dublin, enjoys one of the loveliest settings in Europe. Craggy Howth Head shelters the natural harbor at Dublin Bay and the gurgling River Liffey flows through the centre of town. The ancient Egyptians, as well as Norman and Viking warriors, visited Dublin. However, the city’s most pervasive surviving influences come from the 18th and 19th centuries when elegant Georgian mansions were first built along the river and then outward from its shores. The arts also flourished during this period and Dublin served as the birthplace of some of our greatest literary figures such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and James Joyce to name only a few.

WaterfordDay 9  08 June, 2017 Waterford, Ireland  7 am  –  5 pm
The port city of Waterford, founded in the 9th century, lies on the banks of the River Suir (pronounced Shure) and is the regional capital of Ireland’s southeast. It is the perfect gateway for a host of sightseeing opportunities, from rolling green countryside to traditional villages, castles and abbeys.  During the period of rule by the Norman and the English, this city was a focus for international trading and local development, particularly with regard to the celebrated Waterford Crystal. Although the original Waterford Crystal Factory was closed in 1851, its revival in 1947 has brought a new wave of prosperity to this region. Today, visitors from around the world marvel at the factory’s award-winning displays and witness first hand the time-honoured skills of glass blowing, cutting and engraving.

 

FoweyDay 10  09 June, 2017  Fowey, Cornwall, United Kingdom  9 am  – 5 pm
Whether you see it from the hills above, the water below or the narrow tangle of streets that wind within, the town of Fowey (pronounced “Foy”) is simply charming. This quaint Cornish town boasts a 14th century parish church, with a traditional bell tower that peeks out from behind the colourful buildings that gather around it. Situated at the mouth of the river Fowey, this fishing town has a picturesque waterfront with boats bobbing in the harbor and the river itself curling about the village in a cool, blue embrace. Being ever so English, Fowey has its fair share of tidy pubs, not to mention a small castle. Built by Henry VIII to defend the town against the Spanish, the remains of St. Catherine’s Castle sits above Readymoney Beach.

 

PortsmouthDay 11  10 June, 2017  Portsmouth, United Kingdom  Ship docks at 5am You would be hard pressed to find a city with a more significant naval heritage than Portsmouth. The world’s oldest dry dock, it is home to some of history’s most storied ships, including Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, HMS Victory; Henry VII’s Tudor warship, Mary Rose; and the world’s first iron hulled armoured ship, HMS Warrior. The city also has impressive cultural and entertainment credentials. It is the birthplace of author Charles Dickens and comedian Peter Sellers and has served as a shooting location for a variety of films, including the James Bond instalment, Tomorrow Never Dies. For all its high-level associations, Portsmouth remains a wonderfully low-key destination. Enjoy a pass along the cobbled streets of the shopping district or step aboard a high-speed elevator of the Spinnaker Tower, the sail-inspired observation tower that rises 560 feet above the port to showcase magnificent views.

Sadly our cruise has come to an end and we must disembark this morning. We would be happy to assist with your onward travel arrangements.

 

Cruise cost $US6705 incudes:

  • *Services of a tour escort from Australia (*based on minimum of 12 participants)
  • SINGLE occupancy of Category E1 Stateroom (this may have obstructed or partially obstructed view)
  • Port taxes
  • All meals (6* cuisine) on board Crystal Symphony
  • All beverages including fine wines and premium spirits on board ship
  • All non-alcoholic beverages such as bottled water, soft drinks and specialty coffees on board ship
  • Pre-paid gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff; specialty dining; 24-hour room service
  • Enrichment workshop classes

Crystal LISLON PregoFine Dining:
Complimentary fine wines, champagne and premium spirits as well as dining in all restaurants, including specialty venues Prego by Piero Selvaggio, and Silk Road and The Sushi Bar by Nobu Matsuhisa  (one complimentary visit to Prego and Silk Road/Sushi Bar for each 7 nights on board)
Open-bar service throughout the ship
Gratuities for housekeeping, bar and dining staff throughout the ship
All non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, specialty coffee drinks, soft drinks, fresh juices and Afternoon Tea service
Early embarkation luncheon
Welcome champagne
24-hour room service

CU at SeaEnrichment & Entertainment:
Yamaha Passport to Music® keyboard lessons.
Berlitz foreign language classes
Computer University@Sea® classes with software instruction
Technology Concierge “how to” tips on latest high-tech gadgets and apps
Crystal Visions® lecture series featuring renowned speakers, authors, celebrities and destination experts
Award-winning Broadway-style entertainment, piano bars and dance clubs
Recent-release films in spacious surround-sound Hollywood Theatre
Dance lessons
Art classes with Odyssey Art At Sea
Dedicated Junior Cruiser facilities and programs
Comfortable shuttles to town
Concierge services for personal arrangements ashore

Crystal Alaska golfFitness:
Gym with state-of-the art fitness equipment
Well-appointed separate men’s and women’s steam, saunas and whirlpools in the only Feng Shui-inspired spa at sea
Fitness classes including yoga, Pilates Reformer, “Tour de Spin” cycling, cutting-edge Kinesis™ systems and Tai Chi courses
Golf lessons with PGA pros
Walk-on-Water weighted vests and Nordic Pole walking equipment
Paddle tennis
Exclusive 360° (wraparound) teak Promenade Deck for uninterrupted walks, jogs and sweeping ocean views
Ambassador Hosts, cultured and well-travelled gentlemen, are available on every cruise to socialize and dance the night away

Symphony stateroomStateroom Services & Amenities:
In-stateroom satellite TV and movie/DVD rentals
Twice daily housekeeping with nightly turndown service
Kimonos, Frette bathrobes, 100% Egyptian cotton linens and pillow menu
Self-service launderettes

 

 

Cruise cost does not include:

•Airfares or air ticket taxes
•Passports or items of a personal nature
•Shore excursions
•Arrival and departure transfers in Reykjavik or Portsmouth
•Upgrade to stateroom without obstruction or verandah stateroom if required
•Anything not stated in ‘inclusions’

To contact us for reservations or enquiries:

Destination World Travel

PO Box 2040

South Plympton    South Australia   5038      Australia

Phone:  08-8293-6988   Outside of Australia 61-8-8293-6988

Fax:  08-8293-5988        Outside of Australia 61-8-8293-5988

Email:  destinationworld@internode.on.net