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A Viking Voyage: The Arctic to America

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Passing through the Hebrides, Faroe Islands and Iceland before crossing continents to Greenland, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, this epic journey will trace some of the same points on the compass visited by the Vikings thousands of years ago. Following in their historic footsteps encounter the remote islands, magnificent fjords and icy landscapes that lay in their path, some of which are still barely visited today. As you move through crisp Arctic waters, be on the lookout for the remarkable wildlife of the region, including whales, seals and seabirds – yet another fascinating layer to this varied and extraordinary voyage.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Dublin, Ireland | Embark
Day 2 : Belfast, Northern Ireland
Day 3 : Stornoway, Hebrides, Scotland
Days 4-5 : Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Day 6 : Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
Day 7 : Heimaey
Day 8 : Reykjavík
Day 9 : At Sea
Day 10 : Prins Christianssund, Greenland
Day 11 : Narsarsuaq
Day 12 : Qaqortoq
Day 13 : At Sea
Day 14 : L’Anse Aux Meadows, Canada
Day 15 : Gros Morne National Park
Day 16 : Rose Blanche
Day 17 : Halifax
Day 18 : At Sea
Day 19 : Boston, USA | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover the mystery of Giant’s Causeway in Belfast
  • Visit one of the world’s smallest capital cities, Tórshavn
  • Explore Seyðisfjörður, a beautiful fjord on the east coast of Iceland
  • View Prins Christianssund, one of Greenland’s most stunning waterway

Ship

Scenic Eclipse

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Grass covers the houses of the Faroe Islands, blending them into the landscape. Sailing in Boston Late summer in West Greenland Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik The breathtaking scenery of Iceland Stroll through historic Dublin
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Day 1 Dublin, Ireland | Embark

Step on board Scenic Eclipse and toast the start of your epic voyage.  

Day 2 Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Delve into the history of Belfast, or explore the mystery of Giant’s Causeway. Alternatively, visit the Titanic Museum and HMS Caroline, or taste some of the local delicacies.

Day 3 Stornoway, Hebrides, Scotland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today choose one of the activities or join a more active excursion.

Freechoice: Learn the heritage of this quaint town and visit the Callanish Stones, or head to the green for a round of golf. 

Discovery: If you’re feeling active, go for a hike with a naturalist. 

Day 4-5 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
One of the world’s smallest capital cities, Tórshavn remains one of Europe’s least traveled destinations. Towering cliffs, craggy fjords and powerful waterfalls make up the wild landscape.

Choose one of the activities or join a more active excursion.

Freechoice: Appreciate the middle ages on a unique excursion, or choose to explore the romantic Gjógv village.

Discovery: Cycle along the seaside towards Oyggjarvegur, or join a hiking adventure.

Day 6 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Seyðisfjörður is at the mouth of a beautiful fjord on the east coast of Iceland.

Today choose one of the activities or join a more active excursion.

Freechoice: the local guide will share stories of the town on a walking tour including a short concert in the Blue Church, or visit the Wilderness Centre and learn of the Icelandic wilderness history, nature and the life of the original inhabitants.

Discovery: Enjoy an excursion hiking in the Skálanes Nature Reserve.

Day 7 Heimaey

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Born from volcanic activity, Heimaey is filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Today choose one of the activities or join a more active excursion.

Freechoice: Tour the island and visit the Volcano Museum built around one of the destroyed houses, or cruise around the island with a local captain in search of birdlife, including the puffin colonies.

Discovery: Take an excursion hiking over the lava fields to the top of the new volcanic cone.

Day 8 Reykjavík

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Head to the famous Blue Lagoon, or explore the world’s northernmost capital on a guided tour. Alternatively, join a Golden Circle tour, visiting Gullfoss, Geysir and the National Park Thingvellir, or discover the Reykjanes Peninsula, a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Enrich: The Hallgrimskirkja Church exploding from the horizon can be seen from nearly anywhere in Reykjavík.

Tonight, experience a classical music concert and hear the incredible sound projecting from the unique structure.

Day 9 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise Arctic waters as you follow in the footsteps of Vikings in crossing continents to Greenland.

Day 10 Prins Christianssund, Greenland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Prins Christianssund is one of Greenland’s most stunning waterways. The breath-taking 105km comprises rugged granite cliffs and magnificent glaciers with the passage only accessible during summer.

Day 11 Narsarsuaq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Delve into the fjords of Southern Greenland to visit the birthplace of the country. Wander through this small village on the Tunulliarfik Fjord, surrounded by imposing nature.

Day 12 Qaqortoq

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Qaqortoq is Southern Greenland’s largest ‘city’. The colorful wooden houses surround the fjord’s picturesque bay, which can host floating icebergs and playful whales. Learn about Greenlandic culture and its Viking history.

Day 13 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise the Labrador Sea, making the most of Scenic Eclipse’s luxurious features.

Day 14 L’Anse Aux Meadows, Canada

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
L’Anse aux Meadows is the only known Norse village in North America. Be transported to where Vikings once settled.

Freechoice: Explore Viking heritage on your tour of this unique archaeological site and gain insights into Norse life, or explore the north coast of Newfoundland and search for whales and dolphins on the cruise.

Day 15 Gros Morne National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today you’ll be awed by another UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Gros Morne National Park.

Freechoice: Explore this natural wilderness with the local guide on a walking tour of the tablelands or visit the Science Research Centre.

Day 16 Rose Blanche

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a resident for a walking tour of the village and the lighthouse which dates back to 1873. At the church hall, taste some local delicacies specially prepared by the community.

Day 17 Halifax

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Choose one of the Freechoice activities or join a more active Discovery excursion.

Freechoice: Discover the interesting architectural styles or sample local specialties on a culinary tour. Alternatively, discover the history of Halifax and its connection to the Titanic or admire the talent in Halifax while visiting the local art galleries.

Discovery: Enjoy a guided Scenic Discovery excursion by bike.

Day 18 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax on board Scenic Eclipse.

Day 19 Boston, USA | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Say farewell to the crew and disembark Scenic Eclipse for the journey home.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite DB
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 5, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite DD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 5, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite C
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite CA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Deck 6, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite CD
409-430 sqft. Choose a Grand Deluxe Verandah Suite, located on Deck 6, which provides additional room to relax. Amenities include a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite B
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite BA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Verandah Suite A
344-366 sqft. Verandah Suites, located on Decks 5, 6, 7 or 8, provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Deluxe Verandah Suite AA
344-366 sqft. Deluxe Verandah Suites located on Decks 6, 7 or 8 provide a spacious and comfortable introduction to ocean cruising with the finest appointments and amenities including a luxury king-size bed, separate lounge area, en-suite bathroom with shower, butler service.
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Spa Suite S
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SA
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Spa Suite SB
495-538 sqft. Located on the higher decks, luxurious Spa Suites include a luxurious king-sized bed, spa bath, steam shower, butler service, and additional features and services that will enhance the luxury of your time onboard.
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Grand Panorama Suite GP
1,130 sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 6 these opulent suites feature curved terraces and spacious interiors, bedroom suite with a king-sized bed, bathroom with full bath, steam shower and a dual vanity, spacious lounge area, and additional services.
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1,184sqft. Located at the front of the yacht on Deck 8 these opulent suites feature spacious curved terraces, a king-sized bed, full bath with steam shower and additional features and services.
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2,099sqft. The oversized Owner’s Penthouse Suites are the ultimate indulgence. Located on Deck 9 and elegantly appointed with spacious curved terraces featuring a private Jacuzzi and the best views onboard, you will never want to leave.

Notes

All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • The services of a Cruise Director, Discovery Leader (if applicable) and/or Tour Director as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers on embarkation and disembarkation days
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All standard beverages whilst on board the Scenic Eclipse. This includes champagne, beer, wine, soft drinks, fruit juices, specialty teas and coffee and standard spirits. It also includes daily replenishment of the suite minibars
  • Spacious Verandah Suites
  • Discovery Team
  • Active discovery experiences 
  • Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice excursions 
  • Economy class group flights and air taxes and specified in the itinerary
  • Port charges, all tipping and gratuities both on board and on shore

Excluded from cruise fare:
  • Any airfare or associated fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • All helicopter, submarine and scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
  • Additional optional activities
  • Laundry services or any items of a personal nature
  • Passport fees and/or Visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical serviced on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Overnight accommodation not specified in the itinerary

All Freechoice and Discovery excursions can be booked whilst on board with your cruise or tour director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum or maximum number of participants to operate.
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