We are open today until 6:30 pm. Call 020 7590 0615

Iceland, Greenland and Canada on EXPLORA I

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,995 pp incl. flights

Early booking offer - save up to £570 pp

Summary

Short description

Cruise in indulgent luxury from Iceland to New York visiting Greenland and Atlantic Canada along the way with Explora Journeys.

Highlights

  • Discover Iceland, Greenland and Canada's coastal regions aboard the luxurious EXPLORA I
  • Visit the lesser-known villages and iceberg flowing fjords along Greenland's western coast
  • See some of island's most treasured waterfalls and geothermal pools near Reykjavik
  • Enjoy generous outdoor spaces, ocean-front suites and bespoke wellness treatments while at sea
  • Indulge on board with all-inclusive dining throughout from nine exquisite culinary experiences

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Reykjavík
  • 1 Night Akureyri
  • 1 Night Ísafjörður
  • 2 Nights Prins Christianssund
  • 1 Night Paamiut
  • 1 Night Nuuk
  • 2 Nights Qaqortoq
  • 2 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Sydney
  • 2 Nights Saint John
  • 1 Night at sea
  • 2 Nights New York

About

Recommended for:
Bucket-list holidays | Natural world | Ocean cruise | Off the beaten track

Sail aboard Explora Journeys' brand-new luxury ship EXPLORA I, as you make your way from the volcanic shores of Iceland to the iconic streets of New York City. Along the way you'll explore Iceland's north coast, where charming towns, majestic waterfalls and soothing geothermal pools await, before an in-depth experience visiting the fjords, glaciers and Inuit villages of southern Greenland. The journey continues south where you'll witness the Acadian culture of Atlantic Canada, before tracing the coast of New England en-route to the Big Apple. Alongside these iconic destinations, you'll enjoy an indulgent experience at sea with stylish ocean-front cabins, sophisticated international cuisine, generous outdoor areas and a wellness centre offering bespoke treatments. 

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK to Reykjavik

Begin your holiday in style with included airport lounge access before your flight to Reykjavik, where an included transfer will see you to the port to board EXPLORA I. Settle into your elegantly appointed cabins with private terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows and enjoy a closeness to the sea like never before. In fact, the ship brings the sea to all aspects of its design and facilities, with a choice of outdoor bar and lounge venues, a lovely promenade and multiple pools.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: D

Day 2
Explore Reykjavik

Today will be spent exploring Reykjavik and the nearby volcanic region in more detail. From the world’s northernmost capital you’ll find adventure, dramatic landscapes, famed lagoons and stunning waterfalls. Discover a world of relaxation and geothermal qualities in the soothing waters at the blue lagoon before continuing on to the impressive waterfalls that are found around the capital, with the likes of Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss. Afterwards, return to the city for chic cafes, lively bars and the uniquely designed Hallgrimskirkja church.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Northern fjords of Akureyri

This morning, you’ll rise to the view of Iceland's northern fjords and some of the largest in the region, as you dock at the quiet and unassuming town of Akureyri. On the northern side of the island you’ll discover the lesser-known region, which is abundant in natural beauty, charm and fun activities. Take to the sky aboard a small aircraft and experience the volcanic landscapes, rugged shorelines and dramatic waterfalls from a unique perspective, or by land enjoy a guided experience to see the nearby waterfalls of Aldeyjarfoss and Godafoss – both excellent available excursions.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Day 4
Maritime heritage in Isafjordur

Today, you’ll have the chance to combine culture and adventure as you head ashore to Isafjordur, a small town surrounded by beautiful countryside and marine rich waters. In town you’ll find the Westfjords museum, a great place to learn about the maritime heritage of Iceland before heading out aboard a small boat to the nearby Hornstrandir peninsula to spot migrating whales, cliff dwelling birds and arctic foxes.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Days 5-6
Day at sea and the Prince Christian Sound

After the adventures of Iceland, you’ll have some welcome down time as the ship makes its way across the open sea to Greenland. Now’s the perfect time to grab a holistic treatment or a soothing spa massage at the indoor and outdoor wellness centre or hit the panoramic outdoor running track with a personalised fitness regimen that will surely get the heart racing.

The next day, you’ll sail the Prince Christian Sound, marking your first encounter with the remote region of Greenland’s most southerly point. You’ll find a landscape full of mountains, glaciers and waterfalls and a region of the world so few get to witness.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Small town of Paamiut

After enjoying breakfast, you’ll disembark in the small town of Paamiut, and one of Greenland's best kept secrets. This off-the-beaten-track town of less than 2,000 people is the ideal place to connect with Greenland’s remote wildness, which for the most part has remained unchanged since the ice-age. Hike the nearby trails, where you'll spot spiritual white-tailed eagles and other unique arctic wildlife or head into town an grab a coffee at a local kaffemik house to get a true sense of Greenlandic hospitality.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Day 8
Greenland’s capital, Nuuk

Enjoy breakfast and coastal views before heading ashore into the country's Capital city, Nuuk. For it’s small population size, Nuuk is packed with charm, culture and adventure and deciding where to begin is no easy task. Whether you join a heli tour for a birds eye view of the world’s largest fjord, venture out aboard a small boat to spot humpback whales or discover the city’s livelier side with gourmet food and craft beer – you’ll wish you had more time.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Days 9-10
Day at sea & Qaqortoq

This morning take the chance to lie in and catch a late breakfast before enjoying a day at sea. Head to the state-of-the-art fitness centre, enjoy a spa treatment or relax by one of four pools on board, one which features a retractable roof, or simply watch the magical landscape pass by from one of the mainy open air decks.

The following day, you’ll arrive into Qaqortoq, where you’ll find quaint 18th-century buildings, a museum featuring Greenlandic culture on display and trails that lead to an old Norse settlement at Igaliku. Whilst in town, you’ll notice unique rock sculptures that form the Stone & Man exhibition, displaying local and international craftsmanship paying tribute to the region and culture.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Days 11-12
Time at sea

It’s time to say goodbye to Greenland as you set across the Labrador sea towards Atlantic Canada and the beautiful maritime provinces that sit along Canada’s eastern coast.

Enjoy your time at sea as you dive into that book you’ve been saving, and as the sun begins to set, make your way to the Whiskey bar & cigar room for fine international whiskey’s paired with only the finest latin american cigars. 

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Day 13
Sydney, Nova Scotia

This morning you’ll explore Atlantic Canada at its finest, on Cape Breton island, where the waterfront town of Sydney overflows with Canadian hospitality, artisan goods and Acadian culture. You’ll surely find a souvenir or two from the local shops where you’ll find artwork, wood sculptures and one-off glass blown pieces. For the more active, head to the far-reaching Cabot trail and enjoy maritimes views that make this region so special.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Days 14-15
Day at sea & Bay of Fundy

Enjoy a day at sea as the ship makes its way around the Canadian coast, towards the shores of New Brunswick and the impressive Bay of Fundy. Boasting the world’s highest tidal change, this unique bay is a thriving ecosystem of marine life where whales, seals and diverse birdlife are known to frequent the waters.

The next day you’ll have a chance to explore this tidal change in more detail and there’s no better place than the rock formations at Hopewell Rocks, where this dramatic change can be seen through centuries of erosion. The region is also home to some of Canada’s freshest seafood and the restaurants that line the streets of Saint John's offer up tantalising oysters, clams and lobsters rolls. 

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Day 16
Day at sea

Today you’ll enjoy your last full day at sea, as you say goodbye to Atlantic Canada and sail down the eastern shores of New England. As the sun begins to set, you might want to dine on inspired asian fusion, prime cuts at the steakhouse or locally sourced menus from up-and-coming chefs, before grabbing a final live show – a fantastic final evening.

Stay: EXPLORA I

Meals: B L D

Days 17-18
New York to UK

After a final breakfast you’ll disembark into the cosmopolitan mecca of New York City, where the bright lights, renowned cuisine and diverse neighbourhoods are waiting to be explored. If you wish to discover the city in more detail, speak to our experts about adding on a luxurious city centre hotel for a couple nights. Otherwise, your included transfer will take you the airport for your evening flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

Map

Pricing

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

Prices

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,995 pp incl. flights

Departure: 9 September 2023

Early booking offer - save up to £570 pp
Book by: 14 December 2022

Special offer: save 10% of the cruise fare when you pay in full at the time of booking

Includes

  • Scheduled flights from the UK to Iceland and return from New York
  • Private transfer from airport to ship
  • 16-night cruise aboard EXPLORA I from Reykjavik to New York
  • Welcome bottle of champagne and spirit of choice on arrival
  • Sophisticated dining across 9 distinct culinary experiences, including in-suite dining
  • Unlimited beverages, fine wines and premium spirits, specialty coffees, teas and soft drinks available anytime, including in-suite mini-bar
  • High-speed, unlimited Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • All on-board gratuities

Talk to one of our cruise specialists about extending your stay in Iceland or New York either side of your cruise. 

Early booking offer saving varies depending on category of Suite booked & requires payment in full at time of booking.

Terms & Conditions: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

Meet our experts

Speak to a tailor-made specialist on 020 7590 0615

Meet the team

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0615 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

Learn why Wexas is the leader in creating luxury holidays. What is tailor-made travel?

Expert advice & support

Visit us in our London office

Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation

Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected