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EARLYBIRD OFFER! Scotland, The Faroes & Iceland: North Atlantic Saga 2023

11 Night Cruise and Stay


  • Cruise Line: Adventure Canada
  • Ship: Ocean Endeavour
  • Package Departs: 23 June 2023
  • Package Duration: 11 Nights
  • Offer Type: Cruise and Stay
  • Embark Ship: Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Disembark Ship: Reykjavik, Iceland
Package Duration: 11 nights Cruise & Stay
Package Starts: 23rd June 2023 at Aberdeen hotel
Cruise Starts: 24th June 2023 from Aberdeen
Cruise Ends: 4th July 2023 into Reykjavik
Package Ends: 4th July 2023 in Reykjavik
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** ALL PRICES IN USD **

EARLYBIRDS SAVE 15% when you book by 31 May 2022 on this once-in-a-lifetime journey!
Twin Cat 6 Porthole - was US $9,995 - earlybird price US $6,627*pp
Twin Cat 7 Window - was US $10,995 - earlybird price US $9,346*pp
Twin Cat 8 Superior Twin - was US $11,495 - earlybird price US $9,771*pp
Twin Cat 9 Junior Suite - was US $12,495 - earlybird price US $10,621*pp

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HIGHLIGHTS...
• Neolithic standing stones at Stenness and Brodgar, Scotland
• Prehistoric village of Skara Brae, an UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Fulmar, puffin, gannet, skua and other North Atlantic seabirds
• Woolens and other unique handicrafts in the Orkneys, Shetlands and Faroes
• Faroe Islands’s dramatic, otherworldly landscapes and seascapes
• Heimaey, Westman Islands: a town nearly destroyed by a volcano!
• Reykjavik: a clean, green, ancient and contemporary city bustling with culture
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SCOTLAND, THE FAROE ISLANDS & ICELAND: NORTH ATLANTIC SAGA 2023 Cruise-Stay package includes:
- BONUS free 1 nights accommodation in Aberdeen pre-cruise
- One way transfer from Aberdeen hotel to port
- 10 night expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavour from Aberdeen to Reykjavik including:
- The expertise and company of the English speaking Adventure Canada expedition staff
- Complimentary expedition wind and water resistant jacket (yours to keep)
- Complimentary use of gumboots (loan onboard)
- Onboard educational presentations
- All shipboard meals, including on deck barbeques & afternoon tea, 24-hour coffee, tea and snacks
- Hors d`ouevres & snacks during evening recaps
- Zodiac tours and cruises
- Port taxes
Special Conditions
*Conditions Apply: All prices shown here are per person share twin (unless stated as single) in USD, based on best available cruise fare at time of publication (21Dec21). Some cabins may have obstructed views. Cruise deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions apply. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry. All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure from Australia. Transfers only included on exact package dates. We reserve the right to correct errors without penalty. Earlybird savings valid until 31May22 but may be removed by cruise line without prior notice.
Special Validity Dates
Special is valid from 21 December 2021 to 31 May 2022 or until sold out/withdrawn.
Pre-cruise Itinerary
Date Activity
23 Jun 2023 Make your own way to Aberdeen by 23 Jun 2023
23 Jun 2023 Check in Aberdeen hotel for overnight stay
24 Jun 2023 Transfer to port, embark Ocean Endeavour ship
Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
24 Jun 2023 Aberdeen, Scotland
25 Jun 2023 Kirkwall, Scotland
26 Jun 2023 Fair Isle Shetland Islands
27 Jun 2023 Faroe Islands, Denmark
28 Jun 2023 Torshavn, Denmark
29 Jun 2023 Faroe Islands, Denmark
30 Jun 2023 Faroe Islands, Denmark
1 Jul 2023 Mykines, Denmark
2 Jul 2023 At Sea    
3 Jul 2023 Heimaey, Iceland
3 Jul 2023 Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
4 Jul 2023 Reykjavik, Iceland
10 Night Cruise sailing from Aberdeen to Reykjavik aboard Ocean Endeavour.

Day 1: Aberdeen, Scotland
The Adventure Begins
Many of Aberdeen’s historic stone buildings are made of locally quarried granite; high in mica, they can sparkle like silver. The city is famed for its forty-five parks, gardens, and floral displays. Though it is now a modern city, Aberdeen retains its old world charm. We board the Ocean Endeavour in the afternoon.

Day 2: Kirkwall, Orkney
Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site
Kirkwall is dominated by the massive St. Magnus Cathedral, dating from 1137. We’ll visit the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we’ll find the 4,000-year-old Ring of Brodgar. We’ll also tour the Hall of Clestrain, childhood home of Arctic explorer John Rae.

Day 3: Fair Isle
Birdwatching & Island Culture
Once a Viking hub, Fair Isle is now an idyllic island colony of artists and shepherds. The island boasts 350 bird species, including puffins and great skuas in substantial numbers. The local museum is dedicated to preserving island heritage.

Day 4: Sumba, Suðuroy Island, Faroe Islands
Faroese Culture & Spectacular Hiking
Suðuroy Island, Faroes, is famed for its dramatic cliffs towering over the North Atlantic, and is a paradise for birds, including European storm petrels and Atlantic puffins. The village of Sumba, population 239 and occupied since the seventh century, is a stronghold of Faroese chain dancing. Hiking is excellent in the foothills of nearby Beinisvørð Mountain, affording spectacular, panoramic views of the region.

Day 5: Tórshavn
Museums, Shopping, and Cafés
Tórshavn, “Thor’s harbour,” is the Faroe Islands’ capital and largest town. A former Viking trading centre, Tórshavn is a splendid little city to explore. The National Art Gallery is a treasure surrounded by gorgeous grounds with walking trails. We will visit Nordic House and experience excellent shopping, restaurants, and pubs.

Day 6–7: Western Faroe Islands
Dramatic Mountains & Waterfalls
The northwestern shores of Eysturoy and Streymoy islands are perfect for hiking, birding, and photography. Charming villages connected by high-tech tunnels through mountains and beneath the ocean floor are a unique and startling feature of Faroese life. The spectacular waterfall at Gásadalur is reached through one such tunnel—but look for the old switchback trail over the mountain, once used by the local postman!

Day 8: Mykines Island
Birdwatching
Mykines is the westernmost of the Faroes and a geological marvel. Great columns of balsalt (called the Stone-wood) tower thirty metres above the ocean. On the western end of the island, connected by a forty metre footbridge, is the islet Mykineshólmur, famed for its sea stacks and a lighthouse dating to 1909. Mykines has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International.

Day 9: At Sea
Onboard Learning
Today we will enjoy a day at sea with plenty of onboard education opportunities. We'll also spend time out on deck, using our binoculars and keeping our eyes open for marine wildlife and seabirds!

Day 10: Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland
Volcanic Landscapes
Vestmannaeyjar lies off the south coast of Iceland and comprises fourteen islands, numerous rocks, and skerries. Only the largest island, Heimaey, is inhabited. Numerous species of seabirds, including the famous puffin, nest in the steep rock faces along the ocean cliffs, which make for beautiful Zodiac cruising.

The volcanically active area has seen two major eruptions in recent times: the formation of the island of Surtsey in 1963, and the Eldfell eruption ten years later that destroyed much of Heimaey.

Day 11: Reykjavík, Iceland
A Fond Farewell
Reykjavík (“smoky bay”) is a cosmopolitan capital city on the site of what is believed to be the first permanent settlement in Iceland, established in the year 874 CE. Entirely powered by geothermal energy, Reykjavík is among the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world.

We’ll disembark the Ocean Endeavour in the morning.

Sailing with a maximum of 198-passengers, Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments. The Ocean Endeavour boasts a 1B ice class, enabling her to freely explore throughout the Arctic summer.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2010 and 2014. At 137 meters (450ft) in length, Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Enjoy multiple decks offering comfortable lounge chairs, outdoor dining, a swimming pool, sauna and even a hot tub! The spacious interiors allow for multiple workshops and presentations to occur simultaneously. Community is at the heart of Adventure Canada’s expedition experience. We gather together to learn, enjoy a drink, sing a song or share a yarn – connecting with one and other. The three lounges aboard Ocean Endeavour are fantastic public spaces for seminars, events and dialogue.

Ocean Endeavour’s crew is experienced, and friendly. Her shallow draft and maneuverability allow her to access isolated fiords, bays and secluded communities. The stylish vessel is at home among the glorious settings we seek. Enjoy the class and comfort of a boutique hotel, while venturing to some of the world’s last great frontiers aboard the Ocean Endeavour!


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 1982
  • Refurbished: 2014
  • Length: 137 metres
  • Beam: 21 metres
  • Ship registration: Finland
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 198
Ship Amenities
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Air Conditioning
Ship Facilities
  • Children's Swiming Pool
  • Shopping Boutique
  • Cafe Katarina
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Polaris Restaurant
  • Neptune Lounge
Founded in 1987, Adventure Canada was created to bring travellers to Canada's "blank spaces", those areas whose remoteness alone made them special. Over the last fifteen years, along with our guests, we have discovered that there is so much that is extraordinary about the places we travel, from the landscape, wildlife and culture to the history, art and archeology that is unique to every destination. It is our belief that there is so much to see “beyond the binoculars” that drives us to delve deeper into our favourite places with every expedition and continually seek out new destinations.

We travel by small expedition ship, the best suited mode of transportation for remote exploration. The number of passengers on our voyages run between 45 and 100, depending on the ship we choose. We believe that these small vessels are superior, as they not only allow us to gain access to places not accessible by larger vessels, but our fleet of Zodiac landing craft permit us to visit some of the most remote places imaginable - the key to expeditionary travel.

All Decks

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck five & seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck five & seven, picture window, two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck eight, large picture window (partial obstruction), two lower berths, private bath, refrigerator

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck seven and eight, picture windows (obstructed view), two lower berth or matrimonial bed, private bath, refrigerator

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck five, picture window, two lower berths, private bath

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck four, porthole window, two lower berths, private bath

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck five. Interior Cabin, two lower berths, private bath

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck four. Interior Cabin, three lower berths, private bath

The Ocean Endeavour’s private spaces are stylish and comfortable. All cabins have private washroom facilities, a phone for internal calls, radio, TV and air-conditioning.

Deck four. Interior Cabin, four lower berths, private bath
From

US $8,496*

per person
*All prices are per person twin share unless stated as solo, triple or quad share.
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