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15 Days | Glaciers and Greenland | Oceania Cruises

Tromsø - Spitsbergen - Husavik - Siglufjordur - Frederikshab - Nuuk - Qaqortoq - Grundarfjordur - Reykjavik

15 Nights onboard the luxurious MS Marina

Travel through Glaciers and the rugged Arctic Shores

FREE Shore Excursion Credit, Champagne, Wine, Speciality Dining, Unlimited WiFi and MORE!

From $10,499 Typically $12,499 pp twin share

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Description


Embarking on the 15-day voyage, "Glaciers & Greenland," aboard the Oceania Cruises' MS Marina promises an extraordinary journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, fascinating cultures, and unparalleled luxury.

The adventure begins in Tromsø, Norway, a charming Arctic city known for its stunning fjords and vibrant cultural scene. As you step on board the MS Marina, you'll immediately be struck by the ship's elegance and sophistication, setting the tone for an unforgettable expedition.

Leaving Tromsø behind, the MS Marina sails towards the spectacular Arctic wilderness, passing through the scenic Norwegian fjords. The ship is not merely a mode of transportation; it's a destination in itself with its luxurious amenities, gourmet dining options, and attentive service. Guests can indulge in the ship's diverse culinary offerings, from fine dining at the Jacques Bistro to casual al fresco meals at the Terrace Café, ensuring that every palate is catered to.

One of the highlights of the voyage is the visit to Greenland's capital, Nuuk. Stepping onto the shores of this remote destination, passengers are immersed in the unique Inuit culture and the stunning Arctic landscape. Optional excursions may include visits to historic sites, encounters with local artisans, and even opportunities to witness the awe-inspiring Northern Lights in the dark Arctic skies.


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Continuing the journey, the MS Marina navigates through the frigid waters, making stops at picturesque Greenlandic villages like Ilulissat, known for its mesmerizing ice fjord filled with colossal icebergs. Here, guests can partake in guided hikes or boat tours to witness the colossal beauty of the ice formations, offering a rare and unforgettable experience.

As the ship sails further west, it reaches Reykjavik, Iceland, the final destination of this incredible expedition. Reykjavik captivates with its blend of modernity and Icelandic charm. Guests have the opportunity to explore the city's iconic landmarks, relax in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, or embark on a journey to witness the powerful forces of nature at the geysers and waterfalls dotting the Icelandic landscape.

Throughout the entire voyage, the MS Marina proves to be the perfect vessel for such an adventure. Its spacious and well-appointed cabins provide a haven of comfort, while the onboard entertainment and enrichment programs keep passengers engaged during the sea days. The attentive and friendly staff ensure that every moment on board is a delight, and the ship's commitment to sustainability adds an eco-friendly touch to the exploration of these pristine Arctic regions.

In conclusion, the "Glaciers & Greenland" voyage with Oceania Cruises on the MS Marina is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that seamlessly blends luxury with exploration. From the majestic fjords of Norway to the captivating landscapes of Greenland and Iceland, each day brings new wonders and discoveries, making this journey a true expedition of a lifetime.

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Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16

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Day 1

 Tromsø, Norway

Welcome to Tromsø! If the time allows before embarkation, take the opportunity to look around and explore.

As you admire the striking architecture of the Arctic Cathedral and Polaria Aquarium overlooking Tromsø Sound, you may get the sense that this city, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, has an edgy streak. This should come as no surprise in a place where the sun never sets – or rises – depending on the month. The area’s biggest draw is its majestic fjords and mountains, an untouched wilderness that you can explore by boat, bus, foot and more. At the Polar Museum, you’ll discover what it takes to survive in the Arctic, and at the Roald Amundsen Monument, you’ll witness a city that honors the lives – and death – of those who live on the edge.

Embarkation will commence from 1PM. The ship will then depart at 6PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 2

At Sea

Today is a full day cruising the Norwegian Sea. Take the opportunity to relax or enjoy the services and facilities of the ship.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 3

 Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), Norway

The ship will arrive at 8AM.

More than half of Spitsbergen is covered with glaciers, the ideal landscape for viewing the abundant reindeer, especially since your ship calls here during the Midnight Sun, when daylight lasts through the evening. Discovered by the Vikings in the 12th century, Spitsbergen enjoys a comparatively mild climate due to the Gulf Stream, so you should be comfortable outdoors taking in the spectacular scenery. The main town of Longyearbyen, one of the world's northernmost, was founded in 1906 to accommodate the coal mining industry.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 4

 Longyearbyen (Spitsbergen), Norway

The ship will depart very early this morning at 2AM and begin cruising.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 5

At Sea

Today is a full day cruising the Norwegian Sea. Take the opportunity to relax or enjoy the services and facilities of the ship.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 6

 Husavik, Iceland

The ship will arrive today at 9AM.

Renowned as Iceland’s whale-watching capital, the picturesque fishing village of Husavik offers unforgettable adventures to witness a variety of extraordinary whale species. Skjálfandi Bay is home to a diverse array of whales and other sea life, including minke, humpback and blue whales; white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. The Husavik Whale Museum makes an excellent accompaniment to whale watching, shedding light on the ecology of these fascinating creatures as well as the history of whaling. Meanwhile, the Culture House provides an interesting look at the folk, maritime and natural history of northern Iceland. Lake Myvatn and Jökulsárgljúfur National Park make equally compelling day adventures.

The ship will depart at 7PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 7

 Siglufjordur, Iceland

The ship will arrive at 8AM.

The term ‘remote’ may have been coined to describe places like Siglufjörður, whose perch on the edge of a small fjord completely surrounded by majestic mountains makes it appear inaccessible except by sea. This unique setting means you’re likely to have the quaint village only to yourself, your fellow travelers and the friendly locals. Delight in the candy-colored buildings of the Siglufjörður Marina, home to excellent restaurants, and watch the daily catch being pulled into the harbor. The Herring Era Museum provides an intriguing glimpse at the triumphs and challenges of the local fishing industry through the ages, and the popular Segull67 Brewery is the perfect setting in which to absorb the town’s everyday life.

The ship will depart at 6PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 8

At Sea

Today is a full day cruising the Labrador Sea. Take the opportunity to relax or enjoy the services and facilities of the ship.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 9

 Cruising Prince Christian Sound, Greenland

The Prince Christian Sound is a waterway in Southern Greenland. It separates the mainland from Sammisoq and other islands of the Cape Farewell Archipelago near the southernmost tip of Greenland. The name was given in honour of the prince, later King Christian VIII of Denmark.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 10

 Paamiut (Frederikshab), Greenland

The ship will arrive at 8AM.

This colorful fishing village is rich with Inuit culture and a strong connection to the sea. Learn about the town’s history and culture on a guided tour revealing archaeological discoveries that indicate the area was inhabited as far back as 1500 BC. Explore the stunning coastline on a ferry and perhaps catch a glimpse of the minke whales, fin whales, humpback whales and orcas that swim in pods in the surrounding waters.

The ship will depart at 5PM. 

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 11

Nuuk, Greenland

The ship will arrive at 7AM.

The largest city in Greenland, Nuuk is the cultural and economic center of the country. Explore the picturesque colonial harbor with its quaint old buildings and the newly renovated market where locals sell their daily catch. Greenland’s history comes alive in the National Museum, and its culture thrives in the Nuuk Museum of Art and the Katuaq Cultural Centre. Nuuk’s extensive fjord system is home to many whales, and the area is also populated by seals, reindeer, arctic foxes, arctic hares and ravens.

The ship will depart at 4PM. 

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 12

 Qaqortoq, Greenland

The ship will arrive at 11AM.

This charming, colorful town has a pleasant center with a small square featuring Greenland's oldest fountain. The culture project Stone and Man can be seen as an open invitation to explore the town to find the 30 different motifs that are chiseled into rocks and stones by local and Scandinavian artists. The Church of Our Savior from 1832 and the town's two museums are also well worth a visit.

The ship will depart at 8PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 13

At Sea

Today is a full day cruising the Labrador Sea. Take the opportunity to relax or enjoy the services and facilities of the ship.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 14

At Sea

Today is a full day cruising the Norwegian Sea. Take the opportunity to relax or enjoy the services and facilities of the ship.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 15

 Grundarfjordur, Iceland

The ship will arrive at 8AM.

This Icelandic fishing community is set amidst the spectacular scenery of a dramatic bay embraced by soaring cliffs and plunging waterfalls. The town’s most famous landmark is the striking Kirkjufell, an isolated mountain that juts out of the sea. Stroll along the surrounding beaches and hiking trails, enjoy a boat trip to observe the local seals and puffins, or take a guided walk to Kirkjufell Waterfall.

The ship will depart at 6PM.

Meals: All Meals Onboard

Accommodation: MS Marina

Day 16

 Reykjavik, Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavik! The ship will arrive early this morning and after breakfast, it will be time to disembark starting from 8AM. Once back on land, make your way to the airport or if you are extending, to your hotel for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • 15 Nights onboard MS Marina in a Category F Inside Stateroom
  • All meals whilst onboard the MS Marina
  • Ultra Tranquility Bed, an Oceania Cruises exclusive, with 1,000-thread-count linens
  • Complimentary soft drinks replenished daily in your refrigerated mini-bar
  • Complimentary still & sparkling Vero Water
  • Private teak veranda
  • Bulgari amenities
  • Room service menu 24 hours a day
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • Belgian chocolates with turndown service
  • Interactive television system with on-demand movies, weather and more
  • Wireless Internet access and cellular service
  • Writing desk and stationery
  • Plush cotton towels
  • Thick cotton robes and slippers
  • Handheld hair dryer
  • Security safe
  • Gratuities

In addition to the above, you will also receive:

  • FREE US$1,800 simply MORE Shore Excursion Credit
  • FREE Champagne, Wine & More
  • FREE Gourmet Speciality Dining
  • FREE Unlimited WiFi

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
  • Optional activities/tours/entrance fees 
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended) 
  • Visa(s)/Visa fee 

Travelling Solo: Please contact our Customer Service Team for availability and a quote on a single supplement.

Flights: Airfares are not inclued in this program. If you would like us to quote you on the best available airfare please contact our Customer Service team.

Extensions/Add-ons: Want to extend your stay in Norway or Iceland? Want to add on another cruise or tour? Speak to our Customer Service team about options and a quote.

Travel Insurance: We recommend Covermore travel insurance. To quote and book, please click HERE.

About your cruise ship: Marina blends sophistication with a contemporary flair to create a casually elegant ambiance. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the stunning Owner's Suites, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings. More than anything, Marina personifies the Oceania Cruises experience.

Departure Dates


AUG 2024
05 th
Monday 05 Aug 2024  ‐  Tuesday 20 Aug 2024
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