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Iceland’s Land of Fire & Ice Voyage Ambassador Cruise

Voyage to one of the most surreal places on earth when you sail from rugged Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis to Iceland’s quirky capital of Reykjavik with its bubbling geysers.

12 Days: 4th - 15th July 2024

Along the way you’ll discover a land of great beauty and contrasts. You’ll witness Iceland’s stunning fjords in all their natural splendour when you visit artsy Seydisfjordur, mountainous Akureyri, breathtaking Isafjordur and the charming village of Grundarfjordur.

YOUR SHIP: Ambience the flagship of the fleet.  Discover a wide range of comfortable lounges and stylish leisure facilities to enrich your time on board.  Dining options are plentiful at the Buckingham restaurant or the Borough Market, with plentiful cuisine options.  Put your best cards forward at Aces & Eights bridge and card room and the Ambassador Casino or revive and renew at the gym and Wellness Centre.  Other facilities include Kapoor’s, an onboard crafting studio, Brontë’s library, the shopping galleria, not to mention two swimming pools, four hot tubs and a large screen for outdoor movies. Sound good?

THURSDAY:  Depart Kettlewell’s yard for our journey to Liverpool.

FRIDAY:  Belfast, Northern Ireland
It’s got natural beauty. It’s got tons of history. And it’s got super-friendly locals who know how to have a good time.  No wonder Belfast is one of the hottest destinations in Europe to visit.  Quick to charm and packed with brilliant attractions, including the world-class Titanic Belfast, this is a city that’s bursting with creativity. You’ll see it in the boundary-pushing art galleries of the Cathedral Quarter, in the super-cool pop-up restaurants that spring up around the city, and in the bustle of St George’s Market, where artisan food producers rub shoulders with craftspeople.  Dig a little deeper, and you’ll uncover the layers of history that make Belfast such a compelling place, from its Bronze Age origins to its prosperous shipbuilding past.

SATURDAY:  Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Lewis is steeped in history and culture, ranging back thousands of years.  Ancient stone circles stand on the same land as modern Stornoway.  Gaelic is spoken alongside English, and Eagles live alongside Otters and people.

SUNDAY:  At sea cruising make the most of what the ship has to offer from the pools, hot tubs, outdoor cinema.  Work off some of those extra calories in the gym and wellness centre.   Try the casino or the crafting studio.  Alternatively relax with a good book as you sail to your next destination.

MONDAY  Seydisfjordur (Iceland)
One of Iceland’s most picturesque towns, Seydisfjordur.  The town is located in the fjord, and is surrounded by incredible nature, including mountains, waterfalls and beautiful sea views.  Reindeers wander the area and seals, and porpoises frequent the shores.   Over 90 archaeological sites can be found here.

TUESDAY:  Akureyri (Iceland)
Akureyri is an important fishing centre and port, the little big city of Iceland.  It is large enough to offer a rich selection of entertainment, art and culture, yet small enough to be very personal and close to nature.  It‘s easy to be fascinated by Akureyri with its brightly painted wooden houses, cosy bars and steep streets leading down from the hills into the friendly city centre.  Even the traffic lights are cute, with stop lights in the shape of red hearts.

WEDNESDAY:  Isafjordur (Iceland)
The town is located on the Skutulsfjordur fjord, part of the larger Isafjardardjup fjord.  The settlement is one of the few large enough in the Icelandic Westfjords to be considered a town.  It is surrounded by mountains and the sea, creating a stunning landscape that attracts visitors worldwide.  The town became an important trading and fishing centre during the 16th century thanks to its coastal location and natural harbour.  Seafood still makes up a large part of the local diet, and one of the best seafood restaurants in Iceland is located here.  Isafjordur’s Old Town is a well-preserved area of historic buildings dating back to the 18th century.  These brightly coloured buildings were once used as trading posts, homes, and warehouses, but they now give visitors a glimpse into the town’s past and make it a very picturesque place for a stroll.

THURSDAY:  Grundarfjordur (Iceland)
Visitors to Grundarfjörður will likely visit the town’s main landmark, the photogenic Kirkjufell, which translates to ‘Church Mountain’.  Clearly distinguishable, and standing alone on the edge of the sea, its dramatic slopes, steeple-like peak and surrounding shorelines make it one of the country’s most beautiful summits.  Kirkjufell is often called the most photographed mountain in Iceland, due to the variety of different way you can shoot it, and how starkly different it appears under different lights.  Besides the mountain itself, one can find Kirkjufellsfoss (Church Mountain Falls), a beautiful three-pronged waterfall, which is often favoured as a foreground.

FRIDAY:  Reykjavik (Iceland)
Reykjavik is the world’s most northerly capital city, and seamlessly blends a traditional Nordic atmosphere with a modern, forward-thinking attitude.  Here, unassuming congregated iron houses sit just metres from a multi-million-pound concert hall and space age church and busy streets play host to both laid-back cafes and oh-so-cool cocktail lounges.

SATURDAY:  At sea cruising

SUNDAY: At sea cruising

MONDAY:  Arrive at Liverpool after a wonderful time to begin our journey home.

SINGLE CABINS: from £1,739

PRICE INCLUDES:  Return pick up from Kettlewell’s Yard.  Executive air-conditioned coach travel.  All coach seats non-smoking.  Full board, afternoon teas & late-night snacks.  Big show entertainment, cabarets and Captain’s cocktail party.  Guest speaker, daytime activities and arts & crafts.