Canada, Greenland & Iceland Cruise
August 07, 2022 - August 20, 2022
Escorted by Deb Krebs
Celebrity Cruise Line
Aug. 7 Bus from York to Cape Liberty, NJ. Ship sails at 4:00pm
Aug. 8 Day at Sea
Aug. 9 Arrive Halifax, Nova Scotia at 7:00am, depart 6:00pm. Located on the shores of the world's second largest natural harbor, the "City of Trees" adds to the pastoral beauty of Canada's maritime region.
Aug. 10 Day at Sea
Aug. 11 Arrive St. John’s, Newfoundland at 7:00am, depart 6:00pm. Saint John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, is the province’s largest city. Saint John’s is one of the oldest cities in the “New World.” Known for its colorful row houses, it has the perfect balance of luxurious city and old town charm. For the more adventurous guests, you can hike up to Signal Hill and enjoy the views.
Aug. 12 Day at Sea
Aug. 13 Day at Sea
Aug. 14 Arrive Qaqortoq, Greenland at 7:00am, depart 4:00pm. The largest town in South Greenland, which can still be covered on foot. Next to the central square, with historic buildings and pleasant cafés, Qaqortoq Museum displays a mix of modern art and classic culture. Trek up the hills for a stunning panorama of the area, complete with migrating sea ice.
Aug. 15 Cruising through Prince Christian Sound, Greenland. Named for King Christian VIII of Denmark, this dramatic fjord separates the southernmost islands from the rest of South Greenland, a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms border icy fjords. Prince Christian Sound presents beautiful scenery for cruising, with mountains reaching 4,000 feet, glaciers inching toward the sea, and tidal currents that limit the formation of ice.
Aug. 16 Day at Sea
Aug. 17 Arrive Akureyri, Iceland at 11:00am, depart 8:00pm. Akureyri, Iceland is the country’s second-largest city and one of the country’s most important ports and fishing centers. Affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland, this city is more than meets the eye. There are fabulous summer festivals fueled by the Midnight Sun, like the Akureyri Summer Arts festival (late June-late August). Akureyri is a laid-back Nordic city and a study in contrasts. The city’s Botanical Gardens is famed for its collection of high-latitude plants and well worth a visit. The city is best known as the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders – thundering waterfalls, gurgling lava fields, snow-capped mountains, sweeping fjords, and robust folk culture.
Aug. 18 Arrive Isafjordur, Iceland at 8:00am, depart 5:00pm. Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breathtaking landscapes. Here guests can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding to whale watching. They can explore the history of the town that started as a trading post in the 16th century.
Aug. 19 Arrive Reykjavik, Iceland at 7:00am. Transfer to hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. Remainder of the day is at your leisure. Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast. Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings. And you’ll find in Reykjavik that the culinary scene is eclectic and awesome. Explore the city’s artistic boutiques for authentic Icelandic souvenirs and trinkets, like music boxes, unique clothing, driftwood furniture and fish-skin handbags.
Aug. 20 Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight home to Washington Dulles. Bus to York for late evening arrival.