Referred to by Shakespeare as “this scepter'd isle”, the name remains highly fitting for the beautiful main island of Britain, where “Great” refers to its place as the largest of the British archipelago. In the 17th-century the three nations of England, Scotland and Wales came together to become known as the United Kingdom, with Britain’s close neighbour of Eire then joining, before diverging into Northern Ireland and the larger Republic. These distinctive historic countries each have an extraordinary legacy to discover, stretching far back into the midst of time.
From the ancient and Renaissance masterpieces of Rome to Moorish Spain and Andalucia, holy Portugal, spectacular river cruising in France, the English Channel and one of the greatest cities in the world, the cosmopolitan British capital of London, this cruise around western Europe has it all.
Starting in Seville, this cruise visits the magnificent city of Cordoba, the great Portuguese cities of Lisbon and Oporto, and the inspiring cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine in Bordeaux, visit the old quarter of La Rochelle, St Catherine's Church in Honfleur and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey.
This delightful Grand Voyage combines river cruising in Spain and France with wine tasting in Bordeaux and a spectacular maiden cruise to the North Cape of Norway in the eternal sunlight of the Arctic Circle. Not to mention the Channel and Shetland Islands as well as an incredible overnight stay in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
Enter the Arctic Circle on this spectacular maiden voyage for 2019, departing from London for the North Cape of Norway and the remote ports of Harstad, Honningsvåg and Tromsø. This itinerary also features Trondheim, Stavanger and the beautiful Geirangerfjord, plus Lerwick in the Shetland Islands, before culminating with an overnight stay in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.
Experience an incredible array of maiden ports-of-call on this stunning Grand Voyage from the Land of the Midnight Sun in Norway to an incredible two nights in Saint Petersburg, Stockholm and Helsinki, as well as a host of other historic destinations in the Baltic Sea.
Experience an incredible two-night stay in Saint Petersburg and time ashore in all four mainland capitals of Scandinavia on this magnificent voyage from the Baltic Sea to the fjords of Norway. Historic ports, stunning landscapes and the Scottish capital of Edinburgh complete your odyssey.
A cruise to Norway featuring a host of new ports for 2019, beginning with the Danish capital of Copenhagen, followed by Grenaa and the Norwegian capital of Oslo. Experience one of the largest fjords in the world, Hardangerfjord, then admire the beautiful landscapes of Geiranger before exploring the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.
Discover the dramatic and unique landscape of Iceland, a place of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Not only is this legendary island home to some spectacular geological features, it is also blessed with fantastic bird and animal life. The equally remote and beautiful Shetland Islands also feature on this itinerary.
Discover the dramatic landscapes of Iceland, a place of gushing geysers, rumbling volcanoes and creeping glaciers. Explore the beautiful and remote islands of the North Sea, then sail south to the great rivers of France for wine tasting in Bordeaux and the chance to see Paris, before experiencing a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon.
No cruise to the great rivers of France would be complete without a trip along the Seine, taking you inland to Rouen for an opportunity to enjoy a day out in romantic Paris. This cruise also includes a stroll through the coastal port of Honfleur, wine tasting in Bordeaux and sightseeing in Spanish Galicia, ending with a two-night hotel stay in Lisbon.
The beautiful west coast of Europe flows into the magical Mediterranean as Aegean Odyssey cruises from London to the great rivers of France, the historic cities of the Iberian peninsula, Monaco and the glamorous French Riviera. Then discover the Renaissance treasures of Italy with a visit to Florence and a two-night hotel stay in Rome.