Iceland Norway Scotland Singles Cruise
July 16 - July 30, 2017
July 1 - July 15, 2018
from Hamburg, Germany
Join Best Single Travel on a cruise to mystic lands and along storied shores. Make friends and memories while traveling from Scotland’s Shetland Islands and cities to charming Norweigian ports to the capitals of Iceland. Discover stunning landscapes, rich culture and historic marvels on this singles vacation of a lifetime.
Iceland Norway Scotland Singles Cruise Daily Itinerary
Cruise Day 1: Hamburg, Germany (Sunday: July 16 (July 1, 2018) / 5:00pm)
Nestled along the beautiful Elbe River lies exquisite Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany and traces its history to the year 83. Try a visit to the Fish Auction Hall and Market, an open-air market that’s been hawking wares since 1703. Model enthusiasts shouldn’t miss the spectacular Miniatur Wunderland, a massive model exhibit that leaves visitors speechless with its detail. With something for everyone, there’s no question you’ll have a guten tag in Hamburg!
Board Ship 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cruise Day 2: Day At Sea (Monday: July 17 (July 2, 2018) )
Relax on our first day at sea as we have lots of fun shore excursions planned. Enjoy all the amenities of the Norwegian Jade plus the onboard singles activities.
Cruise Day 3 Alesund, Norway (Tuesday: July 18 (July 3, 2018) / 8:00am - 5:00pm)
One of Norway's most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. Cruise visitors will immediately notice Alesund's unique layout, as it is built on islands extending to the sea, and offers scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. Alesund is the fishing capital of Norway. Explore more of Alesund on a European cruise!
Included Shore Excursion - City train Ålesund (70 minutes) - Board the train for a great overview of the city. We drive onto Keiser Wilhelmsgate and pass market square and the prison. Next is Borgundveien, Ålesunds longest street and the previous main road to the city centre. Pass Volsdalen church and the "Color Line" Stadium. Now starts our climb up towards Fjellstua where we take a break to admire the spectacular mountain and sea views. On our way down we pass many historical sites and the city park before we drive past the oldest breakwater in Norway and the lighthouse from 1858. Then we cross Hellebroa which connects the two central islands Nørvøya and Aspøya together. On our way back to the cruiseterminal we'll pass lots of beautiful Jugend style houses.
Cruise Day 4: Bergen, Norway (Wednesday: July 19 (July 4, 2018) / 8:00am - 7:00pm)
View this lovely and charming Norwegian city from your cruise ship and you'll see how the 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.
Included Shore Excursion - Private Guided City Tour (3 hours) + Funicular - For over 400 years, The Bergen Wharf was one of the offices of the Hanseatic League (an alliance of trading guilds established to maintain a trade monopoly). We stroll through the wooden tenements and delve into bygone days and the history of the Wharf and the stories of those who lived and worked there. The narrow alleyways will make you feel like we stepped back in time to the era when the Hanseatic merchants dominated Bergen's trade. Visit the Hanseatic Museum, one of the oldest wooden buildings in Bergen, furnished in 18th century style and shows the life of the Hanseatic merchants. From the Wharf it's a short walk to the Bergenhus Fortress, with the royal stone hall and the Rosenkrantz tower.
Then we take the funicular railway, one of Norway's most famous attractions to Mount Fløyen and see all of Bergen in just 8 minutes. The exiting trip up the mountain is a magnificent experience in itself. From Mount Fløyen, approx 1000 feet above sea level, we can enjoy the beautiful view and fjords surrounding Bergen.
Cruise Day 5: Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland (Thursday: July 20 (July 5, 2018) / 9:00am - 5:00pm)
The capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city colored by grand Victorian houses and the region's namesake ponies. It is a cruise ship's primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred islands inhabited by about 22,000 people and an abundance of wildlife. It is a land shaped by the sea featuring views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays.
Optional Shore Excursion - Will be available.
Cruise Day 6: Day At Sea (Friday: July 21 (July 6, 2018) )
Enjoy our day at sea as we still have lots more to see and do!
Cruise Day Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland (Saturday: July 22 (July 7, 2018) / 8:00am - )
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 colorful, 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.
Included Shore Excursion - Grand Circle Tour (8 hours) - Our full day excursion inlcudes many of the scenic natural wonders for which Iceland is justly renowned, such as Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park. We start with the highland plateau of Hellisheiði, large lava fields and steaming valleys then pass the greenhouse town of Hveragerði. Gain a unique insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture and the use of geothermal heating with a visit to Friðheimar. Enjoy the special experience of entering a greenhouse with its fragrant tomato plants – and then sitting down to a feast of the famous and delicious Friðheimar tomato soup with freshly baked bread – with tomato plants all around. You might even like to raise a glass of tomato schnapps
Then we reach the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Explore this otherworldly geothermal field covered with multicolored pools of water where hot springs are in abundance, geysers erupt and pools of mud bubble. Strokkur, the Great Geysir's little brother, is spouting to a height of about 82 ft and erupts in 5-7 minute intervals.
One of the Golden Circles many highlights is the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls. We will walk around the Falls, where the river Hvitá tumbles 105 ft in a double cascade. When the sun is shining, we're likely to see a rainbow through the massive spray that forms.
Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll around the country's most sacred site, home of the oldest existing parliament in the world, the Alþingi. Thingvellir, a place of fascinating natural beauty, is set on a vast plain flanked by large fissures, right in Iceland's largest lake, Thingvallavatn. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates and you can literally walk between the American and Eurasian continental plates.
Cruise Day 8: Reykjavik, Iceland (Sunday: July 23 (July 8, 2018) / - 4:00pm )
Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital, is renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s dramatic landscape is the volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa.
Included Shore Excursion - Reykjavík City Tour and Blue Lagoon (6 Hours) - Our morning city tour includes the most significant places of the world's most northern capital and surrounding towns. This is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. During our guided tour Reykjavik's main attractions are highlighted on foot and by bus. The main landmarks, such as The Pearl, Hallgrímskirkja church, the National Museum of Iceland, the harbor and the famous 101 Reykjavik neighborhood are visited. We will drive through narrow streets with old timer houses, pass the university campus, the Nordic house, the Lutheran and Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament, the City Hall and Höfði house, where the Reagan/Gorbachev summit meeting took place in 1986.
The Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant, looming large over the aqua tinted waters. Enjoy a refreshing bath or swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral-rich water (37°C-39°C/98-102°F), reputed for its healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax.
Cruise Day 9: Akureyri, Iceland (Monday, July 24 (July 9, 2018) / 10:00am - 7:00pm)
Nicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing center. Akureyri is a very picturesque town with its location by a scenic fjord, eclectic building styles and streets winding their way through gorges. The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
Included Shore Excursion - Akuereyri Walking Tour (3 Hours) Following a short introduction by our guide, we take a pleasant walk into the town along the Strandgata, enjoying the views of the harbor, town and fjord. Once in town we stroll up the colorful Artist’s Alley to the Akureyri church, one of the town’s proud symbols and consecrated in 1940. The church houses many artefacts including part of a strained glass window, stems from Coventry Cathedral in England. Following our church, we continue exploring the old mid town area. Akureyri’s past life as a trading post for Danish merchants is apparent throughout the walk – easily recognizable in the old town houses’ distinctive architecture. Visit the Museum of Akureyri to absorb more of the locality’s profoundly interesting past.
Cruise Day 10: A Day at Sea (Tuesday, July 25 (July 10, 2018) )
Relax and look at all the great photos you took in Iceland as we enjoy our day at sea.
Cruise Day 11: Kirkwall, Orkney Isles (Wednesday: July 26 (July 11, 2018) / 11:00am - 7:00pm)
This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and Bishop’s Palace. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals. And ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall’s specialty items, which includes cashmere, whiskey and crafts.
Optional Shore Excursion - Coming Soon
Cruise Day 12: Inverness (Invergordon), Scotland (Thursday: July 27 (July 12, 2018) / 8:00am - 5:00pm)
Inverness is a city in the glorious Scottish Highlands . Teeming with bagpipe players and enthusiasts thanks to the city's annual Northern Meeting in September, Inverness also boasts a diverse music scene. Gaelic was the native language until the turn of the 19th century.
Included Shore Excursion - Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour - Explore historic Inverness along the banks of the lovely River Ness on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 24-hour pass, create your own adventure with 13 possible stops including Abertarff House, Caledonian Canal, Merkinch Nature Reserve and Inverness Castle. As you travel via double-decker coach learn about the city’s history and culture from your expert guide. Add an optional tour to Loch Ness for 39euros.
Cruise Day 13: Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland (Friday: July 28 (July 13, 2018) / 8:00am - 6:00pm)
Make sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Savor the old town’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of Edinburgh’s seaside restaurants to enjoy fresh salmon, scallops, lamb and prime Angus beef.
Optional Shore Excursion - City Highlights - (8 hours - $66.32 Not a Private Tour but a Good Value)
Experience the grandeur of Scotland’s brooding capital with a full-day shore excursion of Edinburgh. With an expert guide, journey by coach to the city’s main attractions such as the formidable Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Yacht Britannia, owned by the British Royal Family for more than four decades! Accompany your local guide on a stroll along the Royal Mile and through Old Town, the city’s oldest quarter strewn with historic landmarks.
Cruise Day 14: A Day at Sea (Saturday: July 29 (July 14, 2018) )
Relax and admire all the great photos you took in Iceland, Scotland and Norway as we enjoy our day at sea.
Cruise Day 15: Hamburg, Germany (Sunday: July 30 (July 15, 2018) )
Cruise docks in Hamburg 8:00am - Arrange your flights accordingly - Time to say goodbye to all your new single cruise friends as we make our way to the airport for our flights home.
Singles Cruise Pricing
Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!
The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and all destinations!
* Some oceanview cabins have obstructed views
Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.
I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Singles Cruise Match Program
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Get Your Deposit Down & Lock in Your Rate - Full Payment is Due March 29, 2018
NH Collection Hamburg Hotel - Hamburg Walking Tour - Hotel to Cruise Transfer
Shared Room - $189.00 / Single Room - $299 - 2017 Prices
2018 Prices to Come
Iceland Scotland Norway Singles Cruise
** 6 Shore Excursions Included **
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If you would like a shared cabin and are booking 90 days prior to sailing we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking within 90 days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.
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