Join Black Watch and venture off the ‘tourist track’ to unearth the fascinating cultures and untouched scenery of Greenland’s remote fjords and settlements. On this memorable 14 night adventure you’ll immerse yourself in the traditions of this elusive country; marvel at astonishing natural wonders; and experience some of the greatest scenic cruising this incredible part of the world has to offer, taking in views of striking landscapes filled with magnificent mountains and glaciers.
|DESTINATION||Iceland & Greenland|
|DATE||17 August 2018|
|PRICE||Was €3,179 pp now €1,949pp|
Let Black Watch be your guide to exploring the remote, yet breathtaking regions of Greenland. Simply stunning fjords and waterways, astonishing natural wonders and fascinating settlements all await discovery in this elusive country; and there’s no better way to take in the best of them than on this unforgettable cruise.
Before discovering the delights of Greenland your incredible itinerary begins in Iceland. After spending two relaxing days at sea you’ll stop overnight in Reykjavik, the capital and your gateway to the world-famous wonders of the Golden Circle. See the Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geysir and more; or perhaps visit the glorious Blue Lagoon Spa before sailing on to Ísafjörður for tours to the unspoilt Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. A day of magical scenic cruising will provide the perfect start to your time in Greenland, bringing some of the country’s greatest sights closer to you. Soaring mountains, glistening glaciers, imposing icebergs and tumbling waterfalls will come into view in Prins Christiansund; and within Torssukátak huge cliff formations will await your admiration. Traversing these simply awe-inspiring waterways will create memories which will last forever.
Stopping at Qaqortoq will offer you your first chance to step foot on Greenlandic shores. Choose to take in some of Greenland’s most spectacular Arctic landscapes on an accompanied hike at the Great Lake; or perhaps experience Kaffe-Mik and enjoy traditional coffee, tea and cake with the town’s friendly locals. From Narsarsuaq you can join a boat tour to the Qooroq Ice Fjord and marvel at the beautiful blue icebergs, which break away from the magnificent Qooroq Glacier. Alternatively, venture up Signal Hill and enjoy stunning views of the Tunugdlliarfik Fjord. Then in Nanortalik – Greenland’s most southerly town – you’ll discover steep mountains, gorgeous fjords and pretty woodlands. A visit to the Open Air Museum, which showcases traditional clothing, kayaks and much more, is a must to learn about the local way of life. Finally, delight in the majestic scenery of the Tasermiut Fjord as you depart Greenland before sailing back to Northern Ireland’s attraction-packed capital, Belfast.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Liverpool, UK: Departs Late PM
Following your flight to Liverpool, you will be welcomed on board Black Watch by the excellent crew. You will have plenty of time to settle in and explore the ship, as she leaves port late in the afternoon.
Days 2-3: At Sea:
These full days are spent cruising toward your first port of call, Reykjavik, Iceland. Until then, settle back, relax and watch the world go by or enjoy the fantastic facilities and entertainment on board.
Days 4-5: Reykjavik, Iceland: Arrive Early AM OVERNIGHT Depart Late PM
Day 6: Ísafjörður (Isafjordur), Iceland: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM
Day 7: At Sea:
Day 8: Cruising Prins Christian Sund & Torssukatak, Greenland: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM
Prins Christian Sund is a sound which separates the mainland Greenland with Sangmissoq and other islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago.
Framed by soaring snow-topped mountains, rocky cliffs and rolling hills, Prins Christian Sund offers stunning scenery as you make you way along its still, glass-like waters. Be sure to keep an eye out for glistening glaciers and impressive icebergs that are often spotted at the base of the steep mountains.
Day 9: Qaqortoq, Greenland: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM
Day 10: Narsarsuaq, Greenland: Arrive Early AM Depart Late PM
Day 10-Cont.: Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord, Greenland: Arrive Late PM Depart Late Night
Day 11: Nanortalik, Greenland: Arrive Early AM Depart Early PM
Day 11-Cont.: Cruising Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland: Arrive Early PM Depart Late Night
The stunning Tasermiut Fjord is a perfect example of the power of Mother Nature. With imposing cliffs, crystal-clear rivers, blue glaciers and majestic icebergs, it looks like a landscape only seen in fantasy movies.
As you cruise along the rich azure waters of the Tasermiut Fjord – between huge mountains and daunting ‘Big Wall’ cliff faces – you quickly begin to understand why this stunning part of Greenland – considered one of the 10 wonders of the Arctic – is so popular with keen kayakers and hikers from all over the globe. Rich with beautiful flora and diverse fauna, Tasermiut is a haven for nature lovers too. Keep an eye on the sky to spot majestic eagles as they swoop down into the fjord and spot wild foxes and arctic hares on the shore as you glide through the ‘Arctic Patagonia’ alongside seals, whales and arctic salmon.
Days 12-14: At Sea
Sit back and relax as we take you back to Belfast for your disembarkation in Ireland.
Day 15: Belfast, Northern Ireland: Arrive Early PM Depart Late PM
From beautiful coastlines to a fascinating industrial heritage, Northern Ireland’s capital, Belfast, is a modern, vibrant and stylish city. Famous for being the birthplace of the RMS Titanic, Belfast offers visitors the chance to visit the Harland and Wolff shipyard and the fascinating Titanic Experience. Only in Belfast can the Titanic story be traced to its source, and the excitement of an era when the city was at the height of its powers relived.
Close to Queen’s University lie the fascinating Botanical Gardens, established for over 180 years. The unique Palm House was one of the world’s first cast-iron glass-houses and displays a wide range of tropical plants, ranging from bananas to rubber. Alongside, the Renaissance-styled Ulster Museum tells Ireland’s 9,000-year history through art, ceramics, costume, and prehistoric archaeology. To the city’s northern edge is the impressive Belfast Castle, offering wonderful views of the city as it stands 120m above the Irish Sea.
Day 16: Liverpool, UK: Arrive Early AM
Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Liverpool. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ireland.
15 Nights Accommodation the 4 Star Black Watch, operated by Fred. Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Black Watch)
Fred. Olsen – 4* MS Black Watch
The Black Watch cruise ship is a hark back to the days of style and charm with sleek and intimate with cabins and suites for up to 804 guests. Black Watch has a warm welcome waiting for you.
Black Watch was voted ‘Best for Entertainment’ in the 2012 Cruise Critic ‘Cruisers’ Choice UK Awards’. So, be captivated by the entertaining cabaret at the Neptune Lounge, and fire up your taste buds for a treat at the Glentanar Restaurant. Or, share a relaxing drink over panoramic views across the ocean in the Observatory Lounge.
Dates & Prices
|17 August 2018||Was €3,179
|17 August 2018||Was €3,289
|17 August 2018||Was €3,729
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- Return flights from Dublin to Manchester, UK
- Transfer from airport to port
- 15 nights accommodation aboard Black Watch based on 2 sharing an inside stateroom
- Fine dining on a Full Board basis
- All on board entertainment
- 20 kg checked luggage
- Taxes and charges of €130
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicate
- Full Payment required at time of booking
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Gratuities €5 per person per night
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.
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