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Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise (Le Boreal)

Embark on a thrilling expedition to awe-inspiring Iceland and Greenland, discovering spectacular landscapes, and a treasure trove of Viking culture and traditional villages, alongside the most captivating Expedition Team at sea.

Please note: your voyage rates include flight from Greenland to Iceland.

13 August, 2020 to 27 August, 2020 Make a booking request for Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise (Le Boreal), departing on 13 August, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1 £ 15015 GBP pp
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom - Category 2 £ 17079 GBP pp
Premier Balcony Stateroom - Category 3 £ 17905 GBP pp
Superior Balcony Stateroom - Category 4 £ 18729 GBP pp
Prestige Balcony Suite - Category 5 £ 25339 GBP pp
Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6 £ 29879 GBP pp
Prestige Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 7 £ 32359 GBP pp
Owner's Balcony Suite - Category 8 £ 36489 GBP pp

Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise (Le Boreal) itinerary:

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Days 1 - 2 Reykjavik, Iceland | The Adventure Begins
Arrive in the modern capital of Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Set off on walking tours of the city centre before gathering this evening for a welcome reception. The next morning, enjoy time at leisure and lunch before boarding ‘Le Boreal,’ your luxury expedition cruiser for the next 12 nights.
Days 3 - 5 The Westman Islands & Westfjords | Volcanoes & Fjords
Over the next three days, explore Iceland’s iconic southern volcanoes and western fjords. Arrive in the volcanic archipelago of the Westman Islands. On your first morning, visit Heimaey Island and its local village with farmhouse ruins dating back to the year 650. Conditions permitting, board your Zodiac for an up-close view of Surtsey Island, Iceland’s southernmost point and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue along the rugged western fjords of Iceland, where we take advantage of our expedition vessel to explore the rugged and remote coastlines of Iceland’s stunning Westfjords. Breidafjordur and Isafjordur are among the areas we plan to explore, with possible expedition stops to include Dyndjani waterfall, Flatey island and Hornstrandir Reserve.
Days 6 - 7 Lindenow Fjord, Greenland | From the Denmark Strait to a Wild Wonderland
Relish a day at sea, watching for wildlife while cruising the relatively narrow Denmark Strait, which connects the Arctic Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. This evening join your Expedition Team and fellow guests for the Captain’s welcome reception and gala dinner. Arrive the next day on Greenland’s Lindenow Fjord complex. Take in the views from the ship as your onboard geologist explains how the fjord was formed. Embark on a Zodiac excursion amid towering mountains and spectacular glacial scenery. Enjoy a nature walk observing the plant succession between different moraines.
Days 8 - 11 South Greenland | The Viking Trail
Explore Greenland’s southern coast, inland waterways and remote villages for the next three days, retracing the early colonization trail of Erik the Red as well as Greenland’s history of explorations, which ultimately led to the discovery of North America. Based on conditions, your Captain determines the day’s best sightseeing opportunities and excursions, which may bring you to the traditional village of Qaqortaq and Prince Christian Sound, a stunning 60-mile-long fjord. Opportunities to delve deeper into ancient Norse history include possible excursions to: UNESCO-listed Hvalsey Ruin, considered southern Greenland’s largest and best-preserved Norse site; the colourful fishing village of Narsaq, which dates back to the year 1000; and beautiful Eriksfjord, where you visit the Brattahlid homestead of Erik the Red and the first Christian church in the western hemisphere.
Day 12 Nuuk | Capital of Greenland
Explore Greenland’s vibrant little city of Nuuk, which lays claim to the smallest capital in the world. Visit the Nuuk Cathedral, Nuuk Katuaq (cultural centre) and art museum, and the National Museum, where you find the famous Qilakitsoq mummies.
Day 13 West Greenland | Crossing the Arctic Circle
Today, explore the spectacular fjords of West Greenland. Cruise through towering icebergs on a Zodiac excursion before landing for a walk across high Arctic tundra, alive with wildflowers and migrating seabirds. Today, celebrate with your fellow explorers as you cross the Arctic Circle.
Days 14 - 15 Kangerlussuaq & Reykjavik | Beautiful Summertime City
Disembark in Kangerlussuaq. Later, board your charter flight to Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Take advantage of the unending summertime light and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in this lively city. Depart the next day on your flight home.
Please Note:
Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Ultimate Iceland & Greenland Cruise (Le Boreal) reverse itinerary:

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Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.
Disembark in Kangerlussuaq. Later, board your charter flight to Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Take advantage of the unending summertime light and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure in this lively city. Depart the next day on your flight home.
Today, explore the spectacular fjords of West Greenland. Cruise through towering icebergs on a Zodiac excursion before landing for a walk across high Arctic tundra, alive with wildflowers and migrating seabirds. Today, celebrate with your fellow explorers as you cross the Arctic Circle.
Explore Greenland’s vibrant little city of Nuuk, which lays claim to the smallest capital in the world. Visit the Nuuk Cathedral, Nuuk Katuaq (cultural centre) and art museum, and the National Museum, where you find the famous Qilakitsoq mummies.
Explore Greenland’s southern coast, inland waterways and remote villages for the next three days, retracing the early colonization trail of Erik the Red as well as Greenland’s history of explorations, which ultimately led to the discovery of North America. Based on conditions, your Captain determines the day’s best sightseeing opportunities and excursions, which may bring you to the traditional village of Qaqortaq and Prince Christian Sound, a stunning 60-mile-long fjord. Opportunities to delve deeper into ancient Norse history include possible excursions to: UNESCO-listed Hvalsey Ruin, considered southern Greenland’s largest and best-preserved Norse site; the colourful fishing village of Narsaq, which dates back to the year 1000; and beautiful Eriksfjord, where you visit the Brattahlid homestead of Erik the Red and the first Christian church in the western hemisphere.
Relish a day at sea, watching for wildlife while cruising the relatively narrow Denmark Strait, which connects the Arctic Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. This evening join your Expedition Team and fellow guests for the Captain’s welcome reception and gala dinner. Arrive the next day on Greenland’s Lindenow Fjord complex. Take in the views from the ship as your onboard geologist explains how the fjord was formed. Embark on a Zodiac excursion amid towering mountains and spectacular glacial scenery. Enjoy a nature walk observing the plant succession between different moraines.
Over the next three days, explore Iceland’s iconic southern volcanoes and western fjords. Arrive in the volcanic archipelago of the Westman Islands. On your first morning, visit Heimaey Island and its local village with farmhouse ruins dating back to the year 650. Conditions permitting, board your Zodiac for an up-close view of Surtsey Island, Iceland’s southernmost point and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue along the rugged western fjords of Iceland, where we take advantage of our expedition vessel to explore the rugged and remote coastlines of Iceland’s stunning Westfjords. Breidafjordur and Isafjordur are among the areas we plan to explore, with possible expedition stops to include Dyndjani waterfall, Flatey island and Hornstrandir Reserve.
Arrive in the modern capital of Reykjavik and transfer to your hotel. Set off on walking tours of the city centre before gathering this evening for a welcome reception. The next morning, enjoy time at leisure and lunch before boarding ‘Le Boreal,’ your luxury expedition cruiser for the next 12 nights.
* = Indicative
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Le Boreal

Luxury Expedition / Cruise Ship

A superb mega-yacht with 132 cabins, she is the fruit of the expertise of the Italian Fincantieri shipyard and French sophistication, as interpreted by designer Jean-Philippe Nuel. Le Boreal creates a unique atmosphere, a subtle blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being.

The best materials, discreet elegance and a tasteful décor combined with exterior and interior lines to reflect a nautical mood. On board, soothing neutral tones are enlivened by splashes of red, our signature theme linking tradition and innovation to create personal touches in the spirit of a “private yacht”.

Cuisine

Loyal to the great French tradition, the haute cuisine on board is worthy of the finest restaurants, where discreet, attentive service is the hallmark.

Choose from two restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Gastronomic Restaurant is situated on Le Liberte Deck and serves you French and international cuisine accompagnied by fine wine. In the Grill Restaurant, you have the opportuniny to eat outside and enjoy buffet lunch and themed dinner.

Life On Board

Whether you want to join other guests in the theatre or games area (Wii™ consoles, etc), or relax on your own in a quiet corner of the library, Le Boreal has been designed to meet the needs of every guest. 

Everything has been done to preserve the independence of each guest to suit their personal tastes: lounges for lectures and shows, a spa in partnership with Carita™, but also more intimate spaces such as the library and internet corner. Comfortable cabins, nearly all with private balcony, are available for families either as triples or as communicating cabins. There is also a games area with Wii™ consoles, children’s menus, and a baby-sitting ser vice. Just as if you were on a private yacht, your time is your own to do as you please.

Fitted with the latest equipment (Kinesis Wall, running machine) and in partnership with the famous Carita™ brand, the Beauty Centre on Le Boreal welcomes you for some relaxation and pampering (beauty treatments, hairdresser, hammam, balneotherapy).

Wheelchairs
3 specially adapted wheelchair cabins (Deck 3 = Superior cabin no. 307, no balcony, Deck 4 = Prestige Cabin no. 407 - with balcony and Deck 5 = Prestige Cabin no 509, with balcony) and lifts to all decks/areas.

Details
Length:  142 metres. Passenger Capacity:  264 (in twin cabins, just 200 in Antarctica). Built:  2011

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Cabin layout for Le Boreal
• Sail with A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team, including a dedicated A&K photo coach, historian, geologist, and naturalist and Zodiac driver-guides

• Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, and complimentary Wi-Fi

• Explore vast landscapes, such as the geologically rich Westman archipelago, ice-covered Lindenow Fjord and Prince Christian Sound

• Discover fascinating Viking history and trace the steps of Erik the Red, visiting ancient archaeological sites that include the ruins at Hvalsey and the explorer’s homestead at Brattahlid

• Visit and learn about life in remote Greenlandic communities, such as Qaqortoq and Narsaq
Tour the faraway city of Nuuk, abundant in historic and cultural treasure
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