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Anyone affected by the flight disruption brought about by the Icelandic volcano might want to see at close hand what caused all the problems earlier this year.
And naturally enough, the best way to travel to see Eyjfjallajökull is by cruise ship.
Fred Olsen has two cruises on board the 804-passenger Black Watch sailing to the region in August and September.
A 15-night Greenland and Iceland cruise sails from Southampton on August, 7. visiting Qaqortoq, Narsarsuaq and Nanortalik (all in Greenland), and Isafjordur and Reykjavik in Iceland. The ship returns to Southampton on August 22. Fares start at £1,094 per person for an inside twin-bedded cabin.
The second Iceland cruise is a 12-night voyage departing on September 5 and sailing to Heimaey, Reykjavik, Isafjordur, Akureyri (all in Iceland), and then Alesund, Bergen and Farsund in Norway. Fares from £1,335 per person in an inside twin-bedded cabin.
For more information and to book, go to or call 01473 742424.
A cruise to Iceland on Swan Hellenic’s Minerva, departing July 28, will have volcanologist Dr Peter Cattermole among the guest speakers on board. His topics include Why does Iceland exist?; How do volcanoes work?; Recent events in Southern Iceland; and Fissures, fires and fantastic furies.
The ship sails from Dover and will visit Reykjavik, the island of Heimaey, Grundafjordur, Isafjordur, and Akureyri. Fares start at £1,725 per person. Go to or call 0844 209 9000.
And there’s a 12-night cruise to Iceland and Norway on Crown Princess departing from Southampton on July 12. Ports of call include Reykjavik, Akureyri, Alesund, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Olden and Bergen. Fares start at £899. Go to or call 08456 582323.
Elsewhere, an 11-night round-Britain cruise on board P&O’s Oriana is available for £699. The voyage departs Southampton on June 30 and visits Cobh (for Cork) in south-west Ireland, Dublin, Belfast, Greenock, Kirkwall, Invergordon, Edinburgh and Guernsey. Go to or call 0800 280 2614.
One of the last chances to sail on Ocean Village before the ship sets off for a new life in Australia comes with a seven night cruise leaving Palma, Majorca on July 20 and visiting Tunis, Rome, Genoa, St Raphael, Barcelona, and Palma. Fares start at £589. Go to or call 0871 781 9893.
A 12-night cruise from Dover to the Baltic on Norwegian Sun is available from £689 (with balcony upgrades for £100). Departs June 28 and visits Copenhagen, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Go to or call 020 8544 6447.
Finally, a unusual opportunity for a transatlantic repositioning cruise in mid-summer. Dawn Princess leaves Southampton on July 14 and sails via Dublin, Boston and Newport, Rhode Island before arriving in New York. Fares for the 12-day voyage start at £799, including the return flight. Go to or call 020 8544 6447.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:27+00:00 12 June 2010|Cruise Deals, Cruise Destinations|0 Comments

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