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Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Le Jacques Cartier
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This 8-day cruise invites you to enjoy the exceptional presence of Alain Duault. On this musical adventure, explore the stunning landscapes of northern Europe and relish in the cultural riches of cities such as Reykjavik, Belfast, and Dublin. Admire Heimaey's volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes, and marvel at the Giant's Causeway, a massive geological formation, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features over 40,000 basalt columns. From Iceland to Ireland enjoy an exceptional selection of musical performers: singer Jodie Devos, pianist Eliane Reyes, violinist Elsa De Lacerda, cellist Marie Hallynck, and Michaël Tambour on the trumpet.

Day-by-Day Summary

Days 1-2 : Reykjavík | Embark
Day 3 : Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar
Day 4 : At Sea
Day 5 : Stornoway, Hebrides
Day 6 : Portree, Isle of Skye
Day 7 : Belfast, Northern Ireland
Day 8 : Dublin | Embark

Highlights

  • Enjoy a musical cruise with Alain Duault
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites from Belfast to Dublin
  • Observe the colonies of puffins at Heimaey Island
  • Discover Dublin, the charming Irish capital with a convivial atmosphere.

Ship

Le Jacques Cartier

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Explore the surreal Giant's Causeway Pastel homes on Isle of Skye Whale Watching off the coast of Reykjavik in Iceland View over Belfast The capital city of Reykjavik, Iceland Belfast City Hall and Ferris Wheel Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin

Day 1-2 Reykjavík | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 2 Dinners
Iceland’s capital stretches along the edge of a vast bay in the west of the country. Perlan, the “Pearl of Reykjavík”, a large environmental structure located on ’Oskjuhlið hill, offers a panoramic view of the lush, green landscapes. A little further, one can easily spot the signpost showing the way to the evangelical Hallgrímskirkja church, and to the historical center where one can stroll along the Skólavördustígur and the Laugavegur, two lively streets with charming small shops. For some relaxation just outside of the city, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Reykjanes peninsula and the famous thermal pools of the Blue Lagoon.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Geothermal Landscape & Viking History, and The Golden Circle.

Day 3 Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This island seated off the southern coast of Iceland is the largest of the Vestmann islands and is the only inhabited island in the archipelago. The steep Edfell volcanoes and the green prairies of Herjólfsdalur offer rich contrast of nature. On the Stórhöfði road, look out over grey sand beaches and cliffs carved out by the Arctic ocean. From here, you can also see the bronze landscapes of the mountaintops. Visit Eldheimar, an ultra-modern and interactive museum that traces the volcanic eruption Heimaey experienced in 1973.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Circumnavigation Of Heimaey, Heymaey, and Pompeii Of The North.

Day 4 At Sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During your day at sea, make the most of the many services and activities on board. Treat yourself to a moment of relaxation in the spa or stay in shape in the fitness center. Depending on the season, let yourself be tempted by the swimming pool or a spot of sunbathing. This day without a port of call will also be an opportunity to enjoy the conferences or shows proposed on board, to do some shopping in the boutique or to meet the photographers in their dedicated space. As for lovers of the open sea, they will be able to visit the ship’s upper deck to admire the spectacle of the waves and perhaps be lucky enough to observe marine species. A truly enchanted interlude, combining comfort, rest and entertainment.

Day 5 Stornoway, Hebrides

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover Lewis, the largest island of the Hebrides, considered to be the cradle of Gaelic culture. Here, the peat- and heather- covered valleys and lochs stretch on to infinity, and numerous bird colonies have taken up residence in the long, jagged coastlines. Not far from Stornoway, the island’s main town stands one of Scotland’s most prominent prehistoric sites: The Standing Stones of Callanish. Dating back to more than 3,000 years B.C.E, these imposing stones placed in a cruciform pattern were laid out according to the moon and stars and their main purpose was to keep track of seasonal cycles, as this was essential for farmers at the time.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: ​Historic Lewis, Bostadh Beach & Iron Age House, and Hebridean Splendour.

Day 6 Portree, Isle of Skye

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Nestled in the crux of a gorgeous bay, Portree reflects the magnificence of the grandiose Isle of Skye as well as being its main town. Besides the charm of its colorful houses, the town’s outstanding location on the banks of a loch makes it a very pleasant place to be. From its colorful harbor bustling with local craftsmen’s shops, you can take in a stunning view of the surrounding hills. Before trekking through the wilderness and drinking in the natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, check out some of the beautiful images in the Aros Center.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: ​Isle Of Skye & Museum Of Island Life, and Dunvegan Castle & Scenic Skye.

Day 7 Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The capital city of Northern Ireland is located on the very tip of Belfast Lough, in the north-east of the Emerald Isle. Along the waterfront, the building shaped like a fragmented liner is nonother than the Titanic Belfast, a homage to the famous transatlantic liner, with full-scale reconstructions making for an insightful experience of the Belle Epoque. In the historical center, you’ll also travel back in time when you see the majestic Edwardian columns of the City Hall and the imposing neo-gothic towers of Queen’s University. The carved wooden façades of the Victorian pubs will certainly entice you in for a pint of beer or chilled cider.

The following optional excursions will be available for an additional charge: Spectacular Giants Causeway, Panoramic Belfast & Titanic, and A Day Along The Antrim Coast.

Day 8 Dublin | Embark

  • 1 Breakfast
The Irish capital stretches along the banks of the Liffey to Dublin bay, on the East coast of Ireland. Discover Ireland’s warm conviviality in the pedestrian district of Temple Bar. Its cobbled streets are brimming with fabulous shops, pubs and art centers. Next to Trinity College, famous for its 18th-century library, you can stroll along Grafton Street: in one of its famous tea shops, try a delicious scone and clotted cream served hot and melt-in-the-mouth with jam. Not far from here, the majestic O’Connell bridge leads you to the avenue with the same name, on which Spire, a luminous contemporary sculpture presides.

After breakfast aboard the ship, disembark at Dublin.

Le Jacques Cartier

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Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and are subject to change without notice.

*Rates are capacity controlled and are subject to change without notice.

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
  • All meals while on board the ship 
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
  • “Open Bar” (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Evening entertainment and events
  • 24h room service (special selection)
  • English-speaking lecturer 
  • Highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team 
  • Park entry fees into protected areas
  • Gratuities to onboard crew, local guides and drivers
Cruise fares do not include:
  • Any ground services before and/or after the cruise 
  • Pre or post-cruise programs, overland programs or optional shore excursions mentioned
  • Visa expenses and/or immigration reciprocity taxes if applicable
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior to your departure
  • Beverages other than the ones mentioned
  • Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
  • Personal expenses, onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions
  • Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
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