On board MS EUROPA from Reykjavik to Hamburg

Arctic Sea adventure

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During the short summer, Greenland’s coast is clear of ice. Ice floes then drift in the crystal-clear water, glaciers reflect the sunlight and waterfalls plunge into deep fjords. A paradisiacal setting for whales and seals – and a voyage of discovery for you: marvel at the allure of the wild and experience nature up close on the Zodiacs. Living in colourful houses amidst the untamed tundra are the warm-hearted Inuit, who treasure a unique culture. Be delighted by their foreign ice world.


from Reykjavik to Hamburg

Cruise dates:from 01.08.2015 to 17.08.2015 (16 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA
Cruise number: EUR1516

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

Highlights of this cruise

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Neolithic sites of the Orkney Islands
  • UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site: Ilulissat Icefjord* (dependent on weather and ice)
  • Spectacular nature – glaciers in the Arctic light entice you on a Zodiac ride
  • Chocolatier workshop on board
  • Fencing master on board

 

 

Itinerary

Sat, 01.08.2015

Scheduled flight German – Keflavik
transfer to Reykjavik for embarkation on the EUROPA
Reykjavik/Iceland, departure 20.00 hrs

Reykjavik/Iceland
Start your cruise with unforgettable impressions and get to know the natural beauties of Iceland during the pre-cruise programme*.

Sun, 02.08.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 03.08.2015

Greenland, until Tuesday, 11 August
Daytime passage through Prins Christian Sund with landings dependent on weather and ice, e.g. at Paamiut, Sisimiut, Ilulissat, Disko Bay or Uummannaq

Greenland
Between the tundra and the magnificent ice sheet, glaciers and majestic icebergs, we present the largest island on earth. The cruise starts by travelling through the scenic Prins Christian Sund, accompanied by drift ice and surrounded by craggy mountains. This is followed by days filled with wild nature and exciting adventure: depending on the weather and ice conditions, the precise ports will be scheduled at short notice. They could include Paamiut on the western coast, which is considered to be the region with the largest population of humpback and fin whales. Ilulissat, the “city of icebergs” is situated on the Icefjord. Huge icebergs crash into the sea here, fed by one of the most active and rapid glaciers on the planet. This is a fantastic setting which has been a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 2004. Colourful wooden houses characterise the view of places such as Upernavik or Uummannaq, in which fishing and seal hunting remains a part of life. The glittering beauty of Disko Bay with its icebergs and glaciers will also delight you in good weather conditions – on a Zodiac cruising by the Icefjord. Nuuk is the largest city in the Arctic and is idyllically located between the fjord and snow-covered mountain ranges. The small national museum provides fascinating insights into the settlement history and the culture of the Inuit. Its colourful buildings also make Qaqortoq a little gem. Be surprised at what experiences the unique island of Greenland holds.

Wed, 12.08.2015
- Fri, 14.08.2015

Relaxation at sea

Sat, 15.08.2015

Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain, 10.00 – 17.00 hrs

Kirkwall/Orkney Islands/Great Britain
On the rugged islands just off the Scottish mainland, the storm of 1850 uncovered a small sensation: Skara Brae*, the well-preserved prehistoric village of northern Europe. Orkney’s treasures also include the Ring of Brodgar*, a Stone Age stone formation. Skaill House mansion harks back to the 17th century and will open its doors to you. Those who conquer Kirkwall on foot* will walk through the historic episcopal town to the stately 12th century St Magnus Cathedral.?Or set off to the northernmost distillery in the world and taste the unique whisky at Highland Park*.

Sun, 16.08.2015

Relaxation at sea

Mon, 17.08.2015

Hamburg, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Hamburg
Extend the enjoyment of your Nordic cruise and, at the end of your cruise, explore the Hanseatic city of Hamburg at your own pace*.

* The shore excursions are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. 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:

PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: REYKJAVIK AND ICELAND’S GOLDEN CIRCLE


PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: NATURAL BEAUTY OF ICELAND


EXTENSION – HAMBURG AT YOUR OWN PACE


HOTEL LANDHAUS WACHTELHOF: 2-DAY "ATLANTIC“ ARRANGEMENT

Family Cruise

On this family cruise, your loved ones will have their very own on-shore programme. Experienced supervisors ensure that special kids’ and teens’ excursions provide an exciting way to explore new places for all junior cruise passengers aged 4 and up. Naturally, we also offer family excursions* tailored to let you and your children explore together. Back on board, the children and their supervisors complete their eventful day by eating together in the Lido Café. If required, a babysitter* can look after your little ones afterwards. To allow you to sleep in peace, we also offer a lie-in service on days at sea: nannies will pick up your children at 8.00 hrs and take them for breakfast. And on days with shore excursions, adjusted supervision times allow you to take part in excursions* without your children.

Details of kids’, teens’ and family excursions can be found in the itinerary under the respective ports.

* Subject to a charge.