August 12 to 24, 2013
Cruising aboard the Deluxe Small Ship m.s. Le Boréal
Come with us to the very edge of civilization, where night and day meld under the midnight sun. Iceland and Greenland. Here, rugged, beautiful and ever-changing landscapes serve as a testament to the powerful forces that shape our planet and impact its climate. Discover worlds with deep links to their ancient cultures and lands, yet poised to make the most of modern innovations—simply unlike any other place on earth.
Retrace the sea-lanes traveled by Viking and Norse explorers on this extraordinary Small-Ship Cruise aboard the finest vessel plying Arctic waters, the state-of-the-art, Deluxe m.s. Le Boréal, featuring private balconies in 95 percent of all outside Staterooms.
To enhance your Arctic experience, the ship is staffed with an expedition team of expert naturalists who will guide you on excursions aboard sturdy Zodiac craft to explore the intricate ecosystems and marvelous nuances of wildlife found ashore.
Join this rare opportunity to cruise from Reykjavik, Iceland, along Greenland's coast and into its breathtaking western fjords. See extraordinary terrain, remote areas and small ports inaccessible to larger vessels and rarely visited by even the most experienced travelers. See the world-renowned geological marvels of Iceland's "Golden Circle." Encounter Greenland's wondrous glaciers and icebergs at close range. Discover a naturalist's paradise, home to colonies of sea birds, pods of whales that feed along the dramatic coastline of the world's largest island and magnificent Arctic scenery. Learn more about the first Norse settlers and their distinct traditions, great medieval sagas, and native Inuit life as it has existed for centuries. Cross into the Arctic Circle, where this paradoxical frontier averages a surprising 60° Fahrenheit in the summer, perfect for exploring the seldom-seen top of the world.
This once-in-a-lifetime, comprehensive program is an excellent value and features Five-Star accommodations, all meals, an excursion in each port of call and Zodiac landings, weather permitting. We urge you to place your reservation now, while space is available!
Snaefellsjökull Glacier, Iceland
m.s. Le Boréal