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ICELAND – LAND OF ICE & FIRE

This year's hot favourite, in more ways than one!

These cruises offer the chance to visit many of Iceland’s scenic and natural wonders. Thundering waterfalls, famous geysers, a landscape still in flux from glaciers and volcanoes. Sail past massive sea cliffs and into remote fjords.

Our unique shore walks and excursions include:

Reykjavik: Iceland’s capital is close to the classic Golden Circle of thermal areas, waterfalls and the Thingvellir National Park where the NorthAmerican and European continents meet. One cruise allows us to experience the thermal world of Steam Valley.

Ísafjörður: We view the peaks surrounding the fjord from a coastal route, then walk up on to the hills overlooking the fjord, town and countryside.

Seyðisfjörður:  A local guide takes us through the Vestdalur Nature Reserve on Iceland’s east coast as far as the Vestdals Lake.

Akureyri: We walk inland up a former glacial valley which offers rich flora and great opportunities for bird watching.

Tórshavn: A short coach journey from the capital of the Faroe Islands brings us to the hamlet of Kirkjubour from where we walk back to Torshavn with views over to neighbouring islands.

Please note that ports may differ between individual departures, please check the itinerary link against your chosen departure in the Dates, Prices & Holiday Information Sheet tab.


WALKING GRADES


The walking programme will be made up of both full and half day walks. Ascents and descents may be steeper (for example, UK Coastal paths or Canary Islands). Tracks and paths may be steeper and rougher, with cumulative ascents and descents occasionally up to 600m. This holiday will include some active sightseeing when on land.




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  • Dates, Prices & Holiday Information Sheet (PDF)
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    Iceland - Land of Ice & Fire (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    18 Jun 2018
    Nights
    9

    Depart From
    Embarkation at Liverpool Port
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    Available
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    £1,450
    Iceland - Land of Ice & Fire (Grade 4/SS)
    Date
    22 Jul 2018
    Nights
    13
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    Embarkation at Southampton Port
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    Iceland - Land of Ice & Fire (Grade 4/SS) Group 2
    Date
    12 Aug 2018
    Nights
    11

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    Embarkation at Newcastle Port
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    Iceland - Land of Ice & Fire (Grade 4/SS) Group 1
    Date
    12 Aug 2018
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    11
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  • Accommodation

      

    Black Watch

    Before the jet set arrived, cruise ships were once the height of style, charm and sophistication and Black Watch harks back to the heyday of the cruise liner. Delightfully relaxed in mood and reassuringly human in scale, resplendent Black Watch offers you the best of all cruise worlds. Having undergone a refurbishment of the ship’s public areas in late 2009, her fresh sophisticated décor with many traditional cruising features ensures you feel welcome from the moment you step aboard. 

    Black Watch has a total of 423 cabins and carries 804 passengers (standard occupancy). The ship has a friendly attentive crew of 330. On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre, a sauna, a beauty salon, a sun deck, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, library, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, and a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries. There is also a launderette and ironing room on board. 

    After dinner in the Glentanar Restaurant there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Choose from the Neptune Lounge for an evening show or perhaps head to The Observatory for an after dinner drink. If we return late to the ship, or if you would like a more casual dinner, the Braemar Garden Café will make you very welcome. 

    Our accommodation is in twin cabins with shower and WC. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities. Black Watch has a non-smoking policy for all areas of the ship. Allocated cabins will be an outside cabin unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition throughout your stay, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. Safes are available at reception. Black Watch operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. 

    The voltage on board Black Watch is supplied at 110 volts – 60 cycle (a U.S. style 2 pin plug is required) and 220 volt 60 cycle (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop. Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise – see the Currency section for more details. Deck plans for the Black Watch can be viewed at the following address: http://www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/our-cruise-ships/black-watch/deck-plans/black-watch.

     

    Braemar

    Our cruise ship is the stylish and contemporary Braemar. Refurbished and lengthened in 2008 she has eight decks and 485 passenger cabins carrying 929 passengers. The ship has a friendly and attentive crew of 371. Described as elegant and captivating, with a five-deck tall atrium which creates a sense of spaciousness, and which gives access to the Coral Club, Palms Café and Neptune Lounge, she is well equipped for your stay. 

    On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre, a health & beauty salon, a sun deck, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, library, internet room and restaurants. The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a laundrette and ironing room on board. After dinner there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Choose from the Neptune Lounge for an evening show or perhaps head to the Coral Club for an after dinner drink and to enjoy the resident band. 

    Our accommodation is in twin and single cabins with shower and wc. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Braemar has a non-smoking throughout the ship. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin (normally on the Marina or Atlantic Deck) unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition throughout your stay, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. 

    Braemar operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Braemar is supplied at 110 volts – 60 cycle (a U.S. style 2 pin plug is required) and 220 volt 60 cycle (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop. Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise – see the Currency section for more details. Deck plans for the Braemar can be viewed at the following address: http://www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/braemar/decks.

     

    Balmoral

    Named after the Scottish home of the Royal Family, Balmoral is a classically styled ship exuding a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and a warming, home-from-home feel. Capable of carrying up to 1,350 guests in pure comfort, Balmoral is the newest and largest ship in the Fred. Olsen fleet but never feels overcrowded, ensuring those on board always enjoy ample space and receive Fred.’s renowned personal, attentive service. The comfortable cabins, excellent cuisine, friendly attentive crew and on board facilities are second to none. On board facilities include two swimming pools, a fitness centre including a sauna, steam room and beauty salon, two sun decks, Jacuzzis, several lounges and bars, a card room, small casino, library, internet room and restaurants.

    The ship has a medical centre, a boutique, a shop where you can buy essentials such as sun cream or toiletries, and there is also a self service laundrette and ironing room on board. After dinner there are always shows, reviews and evenings of cabaret for your entertainment. Choose from the Neptune Lounge for an evening show or perhaps head to the Lido bar for an after dinner drink and to enjoy the resident band. Or maybe even try your hand at the Casino! 

    Our accommodation is in twin and single cabins with shower and wc. All cabins are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, television, hairdryers, tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box. Balmoral has a non-smoking policy for all areas of the ship. Allocated cabins will be an inside cabin (normally on the Atlantic Deck) unless you have paid a supplement to upgrade. Those booking single cabins may not necessarily be allocated a twin cabin for sole use. Your cabin steward will keep your cabin in immaculate condition, replacing any linen or towels as or when required. Separate towels are provided for poolside use. 

    Balmoral operates a satellite telephone system, with telephones in each cabin, and personal mobile phones enabled for international roaming should work on board. The voltage on board the Balmoral is supplied at 220 volts (requiring a continental style 2-pin plug). If you are in any doubt as to the appropriate voltage to use your electrical appliances on board, please check with the ship’s Reception Desk. Adapters are usually available for hire on board, or may be bought at the ship’s shop. Payment on board is in Sterling, and a credit account system is operated on board allowing purchases to be charged to your account which must be settled at the end of your cruise – see the Currency section for more details. Deck plans for the Balmoral can be viewed at the following address: http://www.fredolsencruises.com/our-ships/our-cruise-ships/balmoral/deck-plans/balmoral

     

  • What's Included
    A shore visit programme organised by us and led by your tour leader. Almost all transport costs for our walking and sightseeing programmes from the ports visited. Occasionally there may be an optional museum entrance or cable car fare to pay for locally. Details are in our Holiday Information Sheets.

    Walking tours with local guides around many of the cities we visit.

    Tips to the restaurant staff on the ship – we ask you to tip your cabin staff, however.

    A full on board entertainment programme including stage shows, ship’s band and musicians, comedy and guest speakers. You can enjoy as much or as little as you choose.

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    Fred.Olsen adopts smart casual dress code

    Fred. Olsen has altered its dress code to allow for a smart casual option. There will still be formal nights on selected evenings, but the relaxed dress code will apply on all other nights. This means men can wear open necked shirts, chinos and dark coloured jeans, and women a dress or casual separates.

    Drinks Inclusive package

    A Drinks Inclusive Package is available for £25 per person per night. The offer includes bar drinks such as wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks (but not cocktails, premium drinks, minibar drinks, room service or events such as an additional afternoon tea visit).


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    Planning a holiday for a group? For a quote or to simply enquire about the possibility of booking this holiday for your Walking Group please fill out the enquiry form below and our dedicated Private Group Department will get in touch with you shortly to discuss your options.

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