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Azamara Cruises

Voyage to Iceland with Azamara

16-day tailor-made cruise from £3,365 pp

Summary

Short description

An exploration of Iceland's majestic countryside and some of the UK's iconic port cities on Azamara Pursuit

Highlights

  • Discover the world’s northernmost capital, Reykjavík, with its cultural hub and culinary creativity
  • Explore Akureyri, the gateway to the north, and architecturally captivating Seydisfjørdur
  • Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s crossing to the New World in Plymouth
  • Indulge with included drinks and tips and the magic White Night party event on board
  • Experience an AzAmazing Evening® with spectacular entertainment

In Brief

  • 1 Night Southampton
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Belfast
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 2 Nights Reykjavík
  • 1 Night Isafjørdur
  • 1 Night Akureyri
  • 1 Night Seydisfjørdur
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Liverpool
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Plymouth

About

Recommended for:
Natural world | No-fly | Ocean cruise

This no-fly journey brings you among Iceland’s snow-capped mountains, stunning fjords and volcanic cliffs, bookended by stops in some of the UK liveliest port towns. On board Azamara Pursuit, you'll enjoy personalised service and 24-hour room service in your elegant stateroom, as well as seven restaurants, a spa and pool for unwinding between ports of call. There's even more to make your journey special, including complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® events, gratuities, shuttle services in port and concierge services on board. And of course, you'll have plenty of time to explore Iceland's beauty, from its magical wilderness to picture-perfect remote villages.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Southampton

This is a no-fly holiday, which means you can avoid the airport queues and head straight to Southampton, Britain’s largest cruise port. You'll embark Azamara Pursuit and settle into your stateroom, which is stocked with plush cotton robes and slippers, French bath products and fresh flowers. Explore the ship at your leisure, before enjoying a delicious dinner at Discoveries Restaurant, with a wide variety of nightly selections such as filet mignon with black truffle sauce. 

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: L D

Day 2
At Sea

Today you'll cruise into the open ocean with a day spent entirely at sea. With all the excitement ahead, it's the perfect time to relax and familiarise yourself with the ship, making use of the pool deck, the spa facilities or perhaps seeking out a quiet corner with a good book. Head for the Card Room to play a round or two of bridge, or visit the Drawing Room and try out the interactive digital tabletops to connect with family at home. In the evening, why not savour authentic Italian cuisine at Aqualina, and enjoy some live entertainment – anything from a thrilling show at the Cabaret Lounge to more intimate performances in the Living Room.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Belfast

Before English and Scottish settlers arrived in the 1600s, Belfast was a tiny village. The city was a great Victorian success story, an industrial boomtown whose prosperity was built on linen and shipbuilding trades. And of course, the Titanic was built here. You have a late sailing from port today, which gives you plenty of time to explore and see the city through from day to night. A range of optional excursions are available, with everything from tours of Game of Thrones' Winterfell to the otherworldly basalt columns of the Giant's Causeway. Of course, you might prefer to see the city on foot, before settling into a pub for a traditional pint of Guinness.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
At Sea

Start the next two days at sea with a leisurely breakfast overlooking the ocean at Windows Café or even dine in the comfort of your stateroom. The sea days are yours to enjoy; take in a destination lecture to learn more about your next port, or get a behind-the-scenes look at what life is like onboard with an exclusive Insider's View Tour. Come afternoon, visit The Patio for a casual lunch poolside before heading to The Den to see relevant travel books, guides, and destination-focused activities centred on your upcoming Icelandic adventure.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Days 6-7
Reykjavík

Today will see you reach Iceland for the first time, with two days in Reykjavík – the country's capital and home to half the island's total population. It's a place of colourful buildings and towering native trees, buzzing nightlife and breathtaking natural wonders. Wander the city's streets at your own pace, or take one of many optional excursions on offer, from a tour of the Golden Circle and the Great Geyser region to a helicopter ride over vast volcanic craters. Back on board, perhaps visit Prime C for a world-class steak dinner or some fresh seafood before a nightcap in one of the many lounges around the ship.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Isafjørdur

Enjoy a delicious breakfast as Azamara Pursuit arrives in the extraordinarily remote town of Isafjørdur, characterised by flat-topped rock walls and inky-blue fjord water. One of the most popular optional excursions here is a bird-watching adventure to spot puffins and Arctic terns on Vigur Island, but foodies might prefer to visit Sudureyri and learn to prepare local fresh fish dishes, while the more adventurous can head on a hike to the 325-foot Dynjandi Waterfall and the Viking village of Thingeyri. Back in town, there are a a great choice of cafes and delicious restaurants if you want to try some regional cuisine before you return to the ship.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 9
Akureyri

Today you'll dock in the Capital of the North, Akureyri. Set on the 37-mile long Eyjafjörður, only 60 miles from the Arctic Circle, temperatures here can be extreme. There's plenty for you to discover – take an art tour to the cultural centre, visiting local workshops and galleries that line the street, or experience the healing benefits of the Myvatn Natural Baths among lava flows and wetlands. A panoramic flight to the island of Grimsey is another exciting choice, soaring over Iceland's wilds before landing on an oasis of green, home to just over 100 residents.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Seydisfjørdur

Today you'll port in Seydisfjørdur, a 19th-century Norwegian village on the east coast of Iceland. Its old wooden buildings are immaculately preserved, making it one of the country's prettiest towns. There's plenty to do here, including an optional Scenic East Fjords Exploration, taking you to panoramic view points, waterfalls and farmlands among the fjords. A wilderness trek is another great way to see this beautiful destination up close, guided by a local naturalist who will offer an insight into the region's native flora and fauna.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Days 11-12
At Sea

After so much time spent adventuring across Iceland, you'll now have two days to unwind at sea. Visit the boutique shops and browse for gifts, or indulge in a seaweed wrap or hot stone massage in the Azamara Spa. There are also Wine Corner gatherings in the Mosaic Café, perfect for tasting new wines with the guidance of an expert sommelier. And of course each evening you'll enjoy world-class entertainment, including live music in the bars and lounges.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Liverpool

Liverpool is a UNESCO World Heritage City, boasting a mix of old and new architecture, a rich sporting history, and some of the UK's best shopping. An optional Panoramic Tour of the city is perhaps the best way to see as much as you can, including the largest cathedral in Britain, museums and art galleries, all topped off with a classic English cream tea. Music-lovers will undoubtedly want to add on the Beatles Experience, visiting Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields and the Cavern Club as well as the fascinating Beatles Story museum. And, a late sailing from this port leaves you with plenty of time for dinner and drinks among the city's glittering nightlife, or a chance to experience an AzAmazing Evening® tribute to the Beatles at St George's Hall.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 14
At Sea

Today at sea, you can partake in one of many onboard activities available throughout your sailing. From bingo to trivia or even arts and crafts, there's always something to do. Be sure to stop by Swirl & Top for a refreshing frozen yoghurt with a choice of toppings, best enjoyed poolside. This evening, return to your stateroom to prepare for dinner, or order room service and enjoy a night in with a movie.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Meals: B L D

Day 15
Plymouth

Today you'll arrive in historic Plymouth, best known as the port from which Sir Francis Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from to discover the new world. It has a charming waterfront area and plenty of cobbled streets to wander. Visit the famous Mayflower Steps, and take a walk through Sutton Harbour, home to the National Marine Aquarium. The Plymouth Fisheries are another iconic Plymouth landmark and England's second largest working fish market. Back on board, enjoy a final dinner as you recount tales of your adventures with your fellow passengers.

Stay: Azamara Pursuit

Day 16
Southampton

After breakfast, you'll debark the ship in Southampton and head home. If you prefer to extend your stay in Southampton, there's plenty here to see and do.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

16-day tailor-made cruise on board Azamara Pursuit (Azamara Club Cruises) from £3,365

Departure: 6 August 2020

Inclusive amenities include;

  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings® event (on most voyages)
  • Gratuities
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from port communities, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations

Additional Amenities For Veranda Plus Guests:

  • 120 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per stateroom, each seven days
  • One night of complimentary specialty dining for two, each seven days
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits

Even More Amenities For Suite Guests:

  • English butler service
  • 240 complimentary Internet minutes per guest
  • One free bag of laundry service per suite, each seven days
  • Complimentary seating in the specialty restaurants dining
  • Priority embarkation and debarkation
  • Complimentary in-room spirits
  • In-suite afternoon tea service
  • $300 in Onboard Credit per person (Club World Owner’s Suites, Club Ocean Suites, Club Spa Suites categories only)

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