NORWAY, ICELAND & UNITED KINGDOM
15 Day Cruise Aboard the Norwegian Jade
May 25 – June 8, 2018
September 4 – 17, 2018
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Hop aboard Norwegian Jade for an incredible journey you’ll never forget. When you arrive in Bergen, visit the charming and idyllic Old Bergen Museum, which is just one of more than 24 museums throughout the city. Reykjavik, Iceland, is a photographer’s dream. Lava flows, hot springs, unspoiled nature are just the beginning. Or stroll the quaint villages and exciting museums. Inverness, on Scotland’s northeast coast is known for its scenic beauty, medieval castles and, of course, sightings of the Loch Ness Monster in nearby Lock Ness, the 23-mile-long freshwater lake. Get your camera ready!
Day 2 At Sea — —
Day 3 Bergen, NORWAY 10:00 am 8:00 pm
Day 4 Alesund, NORWAY 9:00 am 7:00 pm
Day 5 Lerwick, SHETLAND IS. 9:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 6 At Sea — —
Day 7 Reykjavik, ICELAND 8:00 am Overnight
Day 8 Reykjavik, ICELAND — 4:00 pm
Day 9 Akureyri, ICELAND 10:00 am 7:00 pm
Day 10 At Sea — —
Day 11 Kirkwall, ORKNEY ISLES 11:00 am 7:00 pm
Day 12 Inverness, SCOTLAND 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Day 13 Edinburgh, SCOTLAND 8:00 am 6:00 pm
Day 14 At Sea — —
Day 15 London, ENGLAND Disembark
LONDON, ENGLAND – Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial. Visit the stoic walls of Bargate and the Tudor House Museum
BERGEN, NORWAY – View this lovely and charming Norwegian city from your cruise ship and you’ll see how the city is nestled between seven mountains, seven fjords and the North Sea. The Norwegian King resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port. These events come alive when you amble down the old streets of Bryggen, past picturesque, wooden buildings and the Romanesque-style St. Mary’s church.
ALESUND, NORWAY – One of Norway’s most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. Cruise visitors will immediately notice Alesund’s unique layout, as it is built on islands extending to the sea, and offers scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. Alesund is the fishing capital of Norway.
LERWICK, SHELTLAND ISLANDS – The capital of Scotland’s Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city coloured by grand Victorian houses and the region’s namesake ponies. It is a cruise ship’s primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred islands inhabited by about 22,000 people and an abundance of wildlife. It is a land shaped by the sea featuring views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays.
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – There’s a good reason that Iceland is considered a photographer’s dream destination. Its terrain is visually stunning, offering views of lava flows, hot springs, unspoiled nature – and colourful, fascinating cities like Reykjavik. The world’s most northerly capital brings together quaint villages, exciting museums, a flourishing music scene and restaurants that rival Europe’s finest.
AKUREYRI, ICELAND – Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation’s second largest urban area and a centre of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens. Shop in one of the charming boutiques and then catch a glimpse of the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world. After you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on some Nordic specialties like smoked lamb and fresh fish and then indulge in an Icelandic fried pastry.
KIRKWALL, ORKNEY ISLANDS, SCOTLAND – This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and Bishop’s Palace. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals. And ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall’s specialty items, which includes cashmere, whiskey and crafts.
INVERNESS, SCOTLAND – Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city’s annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – Make sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Savour the old town’s marvellous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of Edinburgh’s seaside restaurants to enjoy fresh salmon.