On board MS EUROPA from Hamburg to Saguenay

Anniversary cruise to the far north

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Between Hamburg and Canada lie remote islands that do not see very many visitors - wild paradises with surprising and wonderful stories to tell. From the mystical volcanic landscape of Iceland, your journey continues to the craggy coastline of the world's largest island, Greenland. Next, you will be greeted by a mixture of laissez-faire and understatement in French-speaking Quebec – in the midst of the colourful leaves of an Indian summer. What better way to celebrate an anniversary?


from Hamburg to Saguenay

Cruise dates:from 14.09.2014 to 05.10.2014 (22 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1420

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This cruise is operated in German. For individual programmes kindly ask our travel concierge.

Highlights of this cruise

Highlights of your cruise:

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites: Iceland's Thingvellir* National Park and the historic quarter of Quebec
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage site: Charlevoix biosphere reserve*
  • The Golden Circle*: Highlights of Iceland
  • Two full days in Quebec
  • Indian summer in Canada
  • Anniversary party on board
  • Symposium at sea on the theme "Climate Change" with global warming expert Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif on board

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

Itinerary

Sun, 14.09.2014

Individual travel arrangements to cruise departure point
Hamburg, 18.00 hrs departure

Hamburg
A visit to the Kunsthalle museum of art or a walk through the new HafenCity – arrive a little earlier and enjoy Hamburg at your own pace*.

Mon, 15.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 16.09.2014

Lerwick, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

Lerwick/Shetland Islands/Great Britain
The foundation stones for the only town on Mainland island was laid by Dutch herring fishermen in the 17th century. The Jarlshof* archaeological site is an impressive reminder of how the green hills had already been settled back in the Stone Age. You can learn more about the fascinating history of this remote place on a walk through the capital*.

Wed, 17.09.2014

Torshavn, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Torshavn/Faroe Islands
This little island is enchanting and offers some amazing insights, such as on a walk* through the green scenery past tranquil lakes to Streymoy Sill*. In the village of Leynar*, you can marvel at the handmade salmon ladders. A visit to the village of Kvivik* dating back more than a thousand years will take you on the trail of the Vikings, and in Kollafjordur* there is a typical 19th-century wooden church.

Thu, 18.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Fri, 19.09.2014

Akureyri, 8.00 – 18.00 hrs

Akureyri/Iceland
High up in the north of Iceland, the spectacular “Waterfall of the Gods” or Godafoss* is where an Icelandic chieftain is said to have thrown his statues of the gods into the water. The bizarre lava landscape around the Myvatn lake* is impressive with its bubbling wetlands. The Laufas* national museum will give you an insight into what life was like in the 19th century, whilst you can try the local culinary specialities* from local fisherman, breweries and dairies.

Sat, 20.09.2014

Reykjavik, 16.00 hrs arrival

Reykjavik/Iceland
The most northerly capital city in the world is the starting point for the Golden Circle*: admire the mighty Gullffoss waterfall, sizzling natural springs and the Thingvellir National Park, where one of the first parliaments in the world was established in 930. The unique natural beauty of Iceland can also be enjoyed from the air on a flight over fire and ice*. A ride on the sturdy Icelandic horses* through the lovely hilly countryside is a truly unforgettable experience.

Sun, 21.09.2014

Reykjavik, 18.00 hrs departure

Mon, 22.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 23.09.2014
- Thu, 25.09.2014

Greenland
Landing subject to weather and ice conditions
e.g. in Nuuk and day passage through Prins Christian Sund

Greenland
Amidst the tundra and the mighty inland ice, glaciers and icebergs, the world’s largest island will be your adventure playground for three days with landings and tours by Zodiac depending on weather and ice conditions. Destinations will include the isolated Skjoldungen fjord, for example. This is where Fridjof Nansen began his journey through the Greenland ice. Another marvellous experience is the passage through the narrow Prins Christian Sund. The small but magnificent capital is Nuuk, which combines colonial charm with a modern feel and provides information about the culture of the Inuits in its National Museum. Look forward to some exciting experiences along the Greenland coastline.

Fri, 26.09.2014
- Sat, 27.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 28.09.2014

St. John’s, 8.00 – 17.00 hrs

St. John’s/Newfoundland/Canada
One of the oldest cities in North America, St. John’s has a long and chequered past – discover historic ground between the colonial streets and the spectacular Cabot Tower on Signal Hill. The lighthouse at Cape Spear* marks the most easterly point on the continent – with magnificent views over the Atlantic. Here you can spot seabirds on the horizon, but a boat trip to the Bay of Bulls* will hopefully bring you right up close to see puffins, kittiwakes and cormorants.

Mon, 29.09.2014

St. Pierre, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs

St. Pierre/Saint Pierre et Miquelon/France
A settlement of French fishermen was established here in 1670 and, with a few short interludes, the island has been a French EU outpost off the East coast of Canada ever since. Make your own individual discovery tour of the small community, which despite its distance from the "motherland" has a very French feel.

Tue, 30.09.2014

Relaxation at sea

Wed, 01.10.2014

Baie d’Eternité, 8.00 – 13.00 hrs
Cruising along the Saguenay River

Baie d’Eternité/Saguenay/Canada
With luck, you will experience an unforgettable display of nature between the impressive steep cliffs of the fjord – where the salt water meets fresh water, blue whales enjoy a well-protected breeding ground.

Thu, 02.10.2014

Quebec, 8.00 hrs arrival

Quebec/Canada
Thanks to its picturesque setting on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the approach to the francophone city is an experience in itself. The beautifully preserved old town and fortress sit on top of a hill and the city tour* through the “Haute Ville” will take you to see Chateau Frontenac, which guards over the city and river from the highest point. Enjoy the full glory of the Indian summer, with brightly coloured forests under a brilliant blue sky, at the Charlevoix* biosphere reserve. If you are looking for a sporting challenge, why not tackle the calm waters around the Ile d’Orleans by canoe*. On land, meanwhile, forces of nature are impressive at the 80-metre-high Montmorency waterfall*.

Fri, 03.10.2014

Quebec, 20.00 hrs departure

Sat, 04.10.2014

Montreal/Canada, 7.00 hrs arrival
City tour with lunch, followed by scheduled flight to Germany

Montreal/Canada
After a city tour with lunch, start your journey home, or extend your stay with our post-cruise programme* Canadian cities and the Niagara Falls.

Sun, 05.10.2014

Arrival in Germany

* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore activities listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.

= at anchor
= Zodiac landing

Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

EXTEND YOUR STAY – HAMBURG INDIVIDUALLY


INDIVIDUAL EXTENSION – HAMBURG


POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: CANADIAN CITIES + NIAGARA FALLS

Symposium at Sea

Our series of lectures on contemporary issues brings together selected experts from the worlds of economics, society, politics and culture on board the EUROPA, so that they can discuss the interesting issues of our time with our guests. Find inspiration in lectures that provide insights, background and views and look forward to some lively discussions with well-known personalities amidst the stylish atmosphere of the EUROPA.


Symposium at Sea

Our series of lectures on contemporary issues brings together selected experts from the worlds of economics, society, politics and culture on board the EUROPA, so that they can discuss the interesting issues of our time with our guests. Find inspiration in lectures that provide insights, background and views and look forward to some lively discussions with well-known personalities amidst the stylish atmosphere of the EUROPA.


Symposium at Sea

Our series of lectures on contemporary issues brings together selected experts from the worlds of economics, society, politics and culture on board the EUROPA, so that they can discuss the interesting issues of our time with our guests. Find inspiration in lectures that provide insights, background and views and look forward to some lively discussions with well-known personalities amidst the stylish atmosphere of the EUROPA.