Based on 2 adults: From £1,701pp, - includes discount £696 - Total Price £3,403.
Saturday, August 1, 2020, for 14 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Legends of Fire & Ice itinerary, Decks 4/5 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - departure port Newcastle.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 1: Newcastle
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 2: Invergordon
Tucked away in the Scottish Highlands, Invergordon is surrounded by picture-perfect scenery. You can look forward to rolling countryside, grey mountains and sand-coloured buildings. Complete with a golf course, a museum, and several ancient castles, this port provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 3: Lerwick
It may be Britain’s most northerly town, but you’d never know it – Lerwick has just as much to offer as its mainland cousins. The bustling capital of Shetland has a great line-up of shops, top restaurants and rustic pubs. Iron Age attractions team up with modern architecture to create a cosmopolitan vibe, so you’ll find a different view around every corner.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 4: Ship at Sea
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 5: Ship at Sea
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 6: Reykjavik
Dropped into Mother Nature's breathtaking canvas, vibrant Reykjavik thrives under the gaze of Mount Esja. A melting pot of history and culture, it's the world's northernmost capital and claims to be the cleanest city on earth.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 7: Isafjord
Encased in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Westfjords peninsula, this chocolate box coastal town dates back to the 9th century. It's a tranquil little place where life operates at a deliciously lazy pace. Cocooned in the heart of the rugged West Fjord, the islands and inlets nearby are a magnet for wildlife with a host of rare sea birds making a home here.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 8: Akureyri
Set on the shores of one of Iceland’s finest fjords, this city certainly isn’t short of natural beauty. In fact, the frosted scenery alone should be enough to win you over. But throw in beautiful churches, a thriving arts scene and a great coffeehouse culture and we’re certain this snow-dusted gem will positively melt you.
- You’ll hear the thundering rush of water and feel the mist drench your clothes long before you arrive at the magnificent Godafoss Waterfall. This is a natural masterpiece not to be missed.
- Bypass the beauty parlour and visit the natural spa near Lake Myvatn. You’ll be able to stew in a series of geothermal pools and moisturize your skin with volcanic mud.
- It may only be 60 miles from the Arctic Circle but Akureyri has some of the best weather in Iceland. To get an idea of how warm it is, you only have to wander through the Botanical Gardens where more than 2,000 plant species flourish.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 9: Ship at Sea
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 10: Ship at Sea
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 11: Vik I Sogn
You’ll find the area of Vik I Sogn pulled up along the southern shoreline of Sognefjorden – Norway’s biggest fjord. The first thing you’ll notice here is the textbook Norwegian countryside. Think snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills and plenty of easy-going, waterfront walking trails. A few pocket-sized villages are sprinkled along the coast for you to explore, too. They’re a good place to learn about the area’s Viking-filled history. Make sure you also sample some fresh raspberries during a walk around one of the local fruit farms.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 12: Bergen
Bergen is famous for being the birthplace of the great Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. With its brightly-coloured houses and maze-like cobbled streets, one thing’s for sure, this city was made for strolling.
- Don’t miss one of Bergen’s main attractions, Troldhaugen, Grieg’s home. Beautifully set on Lake Nordaas, the Swiss-style house was built back in 1885. Every summer from then until his death in 1907, Edvard Grieg lived and worked here. As well as the house itself, you can visit the Edvard Grieg Museum. There’s even a concert hall where you can listen to some of his finest work.
- Scale the heights of Mount Floyen to see the city from a different perspective. The higher you get, the more jaw-dropping the views, so banish all thoughts of vertigo and reach the top.
- Take a walk down to the old harbour where you’ll find the famous Bryggen quayside, bordered by impressive merchant houses. Take your pick from the waterfront cafés and tuck into a tasty fish lunch.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 13: Stavanger
This sophisticated little city thrives in a patchwork of heather-covered hills and breathtaking fjords. Whether you come here to unravel its spellbinding history or just to soak up the magical scenery, Stavanger puts it all there on a plate for you.
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 14: Ship at Sea
Legends of Fire & Ice - Itinerary day 15: Newcastle
Cruise Ship Details - Marella Explorer 2 :
- 8 restaurants
- 9 bars
- Coffee shop
- Outdoor pool
- Beauty salon
Marella Explorer 2 is the sister ship to Marella Explorer, so you can expect some similar qualities, like a range of restaurants, a Champneys Spa and Indigo – a chic bar-club-casino space. But there’s one big difference between them – Marella Explorer 2’s reserved for adults.