Transatlantic cruise…

January 26, 2011 No Comments by admin

We have had first class service and “attention to details” from Departures Travel for the past 18 cruises and love the Princess ships, as well as Disney’s Magic.  One of the more unusual cruises we have taken was a transatlantic trip.  We flew into London for a couple days of sightseeing and then traveled to South Hampton where we embarked on the Crown Princess.  The itinerary included Norway, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, and Nova Scotia.  We disembarked in New York. Pat Fulton, owner of Departures, accompanied several other guests as well.  She put together a very unique day tour for us in Rekjkvak, Iceland.  We enjoyed stops at one of the most beautiful falls in Iceland, Strokkur Geyser which spouts at regular intervals, the Viking Museum, the famous Blue Lagoon and our driver even stopped for us to get up close and personal to the Icelandic horses!  It was one of the best tours we had taken in a long time.

Nuuk, Greenland was a wonderful experience as well.  Even the school children met the tenders at the dock to sing for us, as it was usual for them to do.  Greenlandic folks are very friendly and many of them spoke excellent English.  My husband went whale watching in Nuuk as well and had the thrill of his life to see all the whales!  We enjoy the days at sea and crossing the Arctic Circle was another privilege as well.  We saw many floating icebergs.  This cruise only happens in September I believe, but we highly recommend it, if you are looking for cooler weather!

Nancy and Bill Basile, Mesa, AZ

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