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A Taste of Iceland

28th Jun 2019 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1913
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FROM ONLY £1,899 per person *
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FROM ONLY £1,899 per person *
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or 3 cruises for the price of 2*

With Liverpool ideally located for cruises to Iceland, you can uncover the wonders and wildlife of one of the world’s most spectacular countries in less time. On this incredible, nine-night cruise, Black Watch will guide you on an epic journey taking in stunning destinations and waterways on three sides of Iceland, ensuring your short, yet highly rewarding adventure is one to remember.

Your Icelandic adventure begins just two days after departure from the UK, with your smaller-sized ship calling at Reykjavik. The capital is the perfect base from which to discover some of the country’s greatest attractions, including the ‘Big Three’ of the glorious Golden Circle: The Gullfoss ‘Golden Waterfall', the Geysir Hot Springs and UNESCO-listed Thingvellir National Park. Also within reach of Reykjavik are the geothermal baths of the beautiful Blue Lagoon; while within the city itself you’ll find plenty of fascinating museums, galleries and architectural delights. Then there’s Ísafjörður, situated within the picturesque Westfjords. This charming town is a joy to explore, with its splendid natural harbour and collection of wonderfully well-preserved timber houses. From here, you have the option to embark on an exhilarating fjord kayak tour to immerse yourself in the tranquillity and natural beauty of breathtaking waterways; or take a boat tour to see the native puffins of Vigur Island up-close. After Ísafjörður your evening of scenic cruising is sure to delight, passing by the majestic mountains and cliffs of Hornstrandir and the jagged, tooth-like peaks of Drangaskörð. [ReadMore]

The following morning Black Watch will divert in from the north coast and sail the length of Eyjafjörður – Iceland’s longest fjord – to Akureyri. If you wake early enough, you may catch a glimpse of various seabird species resting amongst the rugged landscapes of Eyjafjörður’s mountains and islands. Stopping at Akureyri offers you the chance to go in search of natural treasures such as the glorious Godafoss ‘Waterfall of the Gods’ and Lake Mývatn; or even join on once-in-a-lifetime whale watching tours for chances to see Humpback and Minke Whales, dolphins and porpoises in their unspoilt, natural habitat. Akureyri’s charming church, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens are worth discovering too. Finally, on the east coast of Iceland, the sublime Seyðisfjörður is your scenic route to the town of Seyðisfjörður. Take your time to savour the magnificent surrounding scenery and admire the colourful houses here; or perhaps tour to the enchanting Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new Black Watch Room restaurant.

What's more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.