Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland Cruise

Ocean CruiseIceland and Greenland

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From $4,995 USD
Aug 23 - Sep 3, 2018
12 Days / 11 Nights

Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland, 12-day cruise from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik on the Ocean Diamond. Enjoy glaciers, icebergs, whales and seals.

Overview

Natural Wonders of Greenland and Iceland, 12-day cruise from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Reykjavik, Iceland on the Ocean Diamond. Due to its compact size, the Ocean Diamond can enter fjords and bays too shallow for larger vessels. From majestic glaciers and icebergs to the island’s indigenous wildlife, the natural wonders of Greenland are the stars of this soft adventure voyage. Whales and seals often accompany the ship, while musk ox graze ashore.

Operation

Aug 23 - Sep 3, 2018
Aug 20 - Aug 31, 2019

Departure

August 23, 2018
August 20, 2019

Prices 2018

from $5,595 per person T Cabin, Double occupancy, 2018

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season C fully booked
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season C $5,595 - regular rate
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season C $7,270 - regular rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season C 8,995 - regular rate
B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season C $12,400 - regular rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season C $15,390 - regular rate

2018 Regular rates, in USD per person.
Spring offer: Guaranteed double cabin from $4,995 per person.

Prices 2019

from $3,085 per person, 2019, early bird rates, triple occupancy, category T
from $3,855 per person, 2019, regular rates, triple occupancy, category T

T - Porthole triple
Deck 3
Season C $3,085 early bird rate
Season C $3,855 regular rate
P - Porthole
Deck 3
Season C $4,730 early bird rate
Season C $5,915 regular rate
O - Obstructed view
Deck 5 + 6
Season C $6,275 early bird rate
Season C $7,845 regular rate
D - Panorama window
Deck 4+5+6
Season C $7,670 early bird rate
Season C $9,590 regular rate
B - Panorama window
Deck 4
Season C $10,220 early bird rate
Season C $12,775 regular rate
A - Balcony
Deck 7
Season C $12,685 early bird rate
Season C $15,855 regular rate

2019 Early bird rates, in USD per person, valid until 28th Dec 2018!
After December 28, 2018 please see regular rates.
Single occupancy upon request (75% surcharge)

Ocean Diamond cabins

Ocean Diamond deck plan

Included

  • Accommodation in booked cabin category
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Coffee, tea and water
  • All Zodiac excursions (weather dependent)
  • Icelandic/English speaking guide
  • All presentations from cruise staff and guest speakers
  • Onboard entertainment program
  • Charterflight Kangerlussuaq-Keflavik
  • Transfer in Kangerlussuaq
  • Iceland ProCruises Windjacket

Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Airport taxes
  • Shore excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee per booking

Please note

All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change.
All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent.

Tour Options

Optional shore excursions

Day 1 KANGERLUSSUAQ

Welcome to Greenland! The OCEAN DIAMOND anchors off Kangerlussuaq and embarkation is conducted via our Zodiac boats. The ship departs in the evening.

Day 2 DAY AT SEA - EVIGHEDSFJORD (B, L, D)

Enjoy the scenery as the ship cruises through the fantastic Evighedsfjord. Learn more about the country and its people at interesting presentations provided by our knowledgeable and experienced Expedition Team.

Day 3 UUMMANNAQ (B, L, D)

Uummannaq is considered one of the most beautiful towns in Greenland. Located on a small island about 300 miles (483 km) north of the Arctic Circle, this tiny, picturesque village lies at the foot of a heart-shaped mountain.

Day 4 EQIP GLACIER - ILULISSAT (B, L, D)

In the morning we visit the beautiful Eqip Glacier. Our next stop is Ilulissat, which means "iceberg" in Greenlandic. And with good reason, as the town is located at the mouth of the iceberg-filled Ilulissat Ice Fjord. Delight in the thunderous spectacle when icebergs break off from Sermeq Kujalleq glacier and plunge into the fjord.

Day 5 ILULISSAT (B, L, D)

Enjoy the morning in Ilulissat and discover the town on one of our optional shore excursions. Ilulissat was originally founded by the Danes as a trading post in 1741. The optional city tour takes you to the harbor and the 18th-century Zion Church, which was once the largest man-made object in Greenland.

Day 6 NUUK (B, L, D)

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland and its oldest town. Founded in 1728 by Danish-Norwegian missionary Hans Egede, the city combines Arctic traditions and European urbanity. With around 16,000 inhabitants, Nuuk is considered a modern, bustling metropolis compared to the rest of Greenland. Visit the city sights on a walking tour that ends at the National Museum, which exhibits the famous mummies of Qilakitsoq.

Day 7 IKKA FJORD (B, L, D)

Today we visit Ikka Fjord. The underwater world is like no other, it contains a forest of remarkable mineral columns growing on the seabed. The columns formed over 10,000 years ago of the extremely rare mineral Ikait.

Day 8 NARSARSUAQ (B, L, D)

In the evening we reach the small settlement of Qassiarsuk to anchor for the night. Qassiarsuk was founded by notorious Viking Erik the Red who named this area “green land” because of the inviting green valleys around Qassiarsuk. During our stop here you can learn about the lives of the island’s early Norse settlers and visit a reconstructed Viking longhouse and small turf church.

Day 9 DAY AT SEA - PRINS CHRISTIAN SOUND (B, L, D)

When conditions are favorable, we travel along the 70-mile (112-km) Prins Christian Sound. In this narrow, often ice-choked channel, we come so close to icebergs you can almost reach out and touch them.

Day 10 AT SEA (B, L, D)

Today we sail across the Denmark Strait towards Iceland. This route was used by Norse settlers traveling to Greenland around 900 years ago.

Day 11 WESTMAN ISLANDS (B, L, D)

Located off Iceland’s south coast, the Westman Islands were formed by submarine volcanic eruptions around 10,000 years ago. Surtsey Island emerged from the sea in 1963 and is one the youngest land masses on earth. We go ashore on Heimaey, the only inhabited island, where half-buried houses remain from a violent 1973 eruption. During the shore landing there is time for bird watching and you might even spot whales.

Day 12 REYKJAVIK (B)

After breakfast we bid farewell to the OCEAN DIAMOND as we sail back into Reykjavik. Explore inland areas like the Golden Circle and its famous Gullfoss waterfall via our Air & Ground package or explore the sights of south and west Iceland on a self-drive road trip. You can also simply hang out in Reykjavik, a perfect city for those who want to refresh their spirit in a place that combines invigorating outdoor activities, great food and world-class entertainment. More post-cruise programs can be found here.

All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change.
All Zodiac excursions are weather dependent.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Kangerlussuaq
Day 2 Sisimiut
Day 3 Uummannaq
Day 4 Eqip Glacier/Ilulissat
Day 5 Ilulissat
Day 6 Nuuk
Day 7 Ikka Fjord
Day 8 Narsarsuaq
Day 9 Day at Sea/Prins Chrisitan Sound
Day 10 Day at Sea
Day 11 Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)
Day 12 Reykjavik

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