Norwegian Star Norway & Iceland Cruise & Stay 18 May 2024 - 14 Nights
Cruise on the Norwegian Star and visit Edinburgh, Inverness, Ulvik, Bergen, Alesund, Lerwick, Faroe Islands and iceland. Then stay in Reykjavik and see the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon in Iceland.
Recently refurbished in 2021, Norwegian Star blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with 15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino with VIP area, plus tons of fun for kids of every age.
Dining included in your cruise fare includes two main restaurants, Aqua, which offers a variety of culinary delights with a contemporary flair, and Versailles, which offers a stunning design with ocean views and cuisine that is more traditional.
Ginza is a complimentary Asian restaurant featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups and more. You can dine on Irish pub classics whilst sipping your favourite draft beer, all in a casual atmosphere open 24 hours a day at O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill.
Whatever you’re craving, chances are you will find it at the Garden Café. This complimentary, indoor buffet restaurant serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Market Café offers a buffet serving up complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner with floor-to-ceiling windows providing picturesque ocean views. Topsiders Bar & Grill has casual dining to suit every taste from grilled burgers to hot dogs.
There’s also a great choice of speciality restaurants on board, Moderno Churrascaria is a Brazilian Steakhouse, La Cucina is a vibrant Italian ristorante. Cagney's Steakhouse offers premium cuts of Certified Angus Beef®. For an intimate dining experience, Le Bistro serves up the finest cuisine from Français. For Japanese you can choose between the Teppanyaki and Sushi whilst the Atrium Café is the place for a frothy cappuccino or a vanilla latte.
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favourite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast to the good life inside Gatsby's Champagne Bar. Or work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you're looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there's always an opportunity to mix it up.
Travel back in time to the 70s club 'Band on the Run' and enjoy the soaring melodies of Styx, Donna Summer, and Queen. Experience the mysterious but urban club Paridis production show. Join the production cast and orchestra on an elegant musical journey in 'What The World Needs Now', or simply grab a drink and join your Entertainment staff in the Bliss Lounge for the fun packed gameshows and parties, every evening.
The Oasis Pool is the main pool has two hot tubs nearby of the six in total on board and Topsider's Bar & Grill plus there is ample room for sun bathing. The Indoor Lap Pool includes a Thermal Suite with a Thalasso Therapy Pool, steam room to soothe aching joints, a sauna and a Jacuzzi.
No matter how far you are from home, you can stay in touch. The Internet Café is also used as a computer lecture and training centre. You'll find a well-stocked selection of things to read with all the elegant trimmings a good library deserves. The Wine Cellar offers a chance to go wine tasting whilst on board ship and capture a few aliens, fly a fighter jet, take the lead in a car race and more in the Video Arcade Zone.
The Star casino is designed with comfort in mind so that you can relax and unwind whilst playing the most popular slots and your favourite table games and it’s show time, enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails before or after dinner in a traditional European opera house style auditorium reaching up three decks.
Cruising from the Naval City of Portsmouth, your first full day on the cruise is spent at sea, allowing you time to get to know the Star Attraction and all she has to offer. The first port of call is at Newhaven where you can visit Edinburgh and stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary's chambers.
Next, you will call in at Invergordon for Inverness, which is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands. Onwards to the small village of Ulvik the next afternoon where you will find forest-carpeted mountains rising on either side of the serene Ulvikafjorden as waterfalls ripple down the glacier-carved landscape and farms dot the surrounding countryside.
Staying in Norway, you will call in on Bergen, this lovely and charming Norwegian city is nestled between seven mountains, seven fjords and the North Sea. The Norwegian King resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port. These events come alive when you amble down the old streets of Bryggen, past picturesque, wooden buildings and the Romanesque-style St. Mary's church. Then it is on to Alesund which is one of Norway's most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. There are scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps from Alesund, the fishing capital of Norway.
The following day is Lerwick, the capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands and a vibrant and energetic city coloured by grand Victorian houses and the region's namesake ponies. Leaving Scotland, you cruise overnight to Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. This colourful capital city of the Faroe Islands on the island of Steymoy features a panoply of Nordic landscapes, with fjords, straits, deep green valleys, and a wonderful harbour dotted with colourful boats.
You then arrive in Iceland where the first port of call is Djupivogur. Nestled in between the two fjords, Hamarsfjörður and Berufjörður, you'll find the remote little town of Djúpivogur. Captivating, as it is quant, this humble fishing village is home to breath taking scenery that moves from gently sweeping beaches to jagged cliffs and Búlandstindur, the iconic pyramid-shaped mountain. Savour incredible seafood, have drinks with locals and shop traditional handcrafts you can't find anywhere else in the world.
The Northern city of Akureyri is next, nestled along the shores of one of the most breath taking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation's second largest urban area and a centre of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens. After you've worked up an appetite, feast on some Nordic specialities like smoked lamb and fresh fish and then indulge in an Icelandic fried pastry.
Your final port of call before finishing your cruise in the capital is Isafjordur, the largest town in Iceland's remote Westfjords's region, Ísafjörður is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Boasting an enchanting fjord ideal for watersports and a mountainous landscape brimming with opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding.
Your cruise finishes the next morning but your holiday isn’t over. There's a good reason that Iceland is considered a photographer's dream destination. Its terrain is visually stunning, offering views of lava flows, hot springs, unspoiled nature - and colourful, fascinating cities like Reykjavik. The world's most northerly capital brings together quaint villages, exciting museums, a flourishing music scene and restaurants that rival Europe's finest.
You’ll spent two nights on a Bed & Breakfast basis and have ample time on your first day to explore everything Reykjavik has to offer before you join us on a tour of Iceland’s famous Golden Circle, which finishes with time to bathe in the soothing warm waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
- 18 May 2024 – Portsmouth Depart 4pm
- 19 May 2024 – At Sea
- 20 May 2024 – Newhaven for Edinburgh Arrive 7am Depart 5.30pm
- 21 May 2024 - Invergordon for Inverness Arrive 6am Depart 4pm
- 22 May 2024 - Ulvik, Norway Arrive 3.30pm Depart 9.30pm
- 23 May 2024 - Bergen, Norway Arrive 9.30am Depart 8pm
- 24 May 2024 - Alesund, Norway Arrive 8am Depart 7pm
- 25 May 2024 - Lerwick, Shetland Islands Arrive 9am Depart 6pm
- 26 May 2024 - Torshavn, Faroe Islands Arrive 9.30am Depart 6.30pm
- 27 May 2024 - Djupivogur, Iceland Arrive 9.30am Depart 6.30pm
- 28 May 2024 - Akureyri, Iceland Arrive 10am Depart 8pm
- 29 May 2024 - Isafjordur, Iceland Arrive 8am Depart 4pm
- 30 May 2024 – Reykjavik, Iceland Arrive 7am, Disembark and check in to your hotel
- 31 May 2024 – Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon All Day Tour
- 01 June 2024 – Transfer back to Keflavik International Airport and flight back to London
- 12 Night Full Board Cruise in an Inside Cabin
- 2 Nights Bed & Breakfast in a central 3* Hotel in Reykjavik
- Golden Circle & Blue Lagoon Tour with Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
- Transfer from Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport
- Flight from Keflavik International to London including 20kg Hold Baggage
- Ocean View Room Upgrade from £250 per person
- Balcony Room Upgrade from £1000 per person
- Free At Sea Upgrade includes Open Bar, a beverage package, including unlimited spirits, cocktails, wine and beer. Speciality Dining, Stay connected while at sea with a Wi-Fi Internet Package and Excursions, one US$ 50 Shore Excursion credit at each port £249 per person
- 4* Hotel Upgrade in Reykjavik from £70 per person
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18 May 2024