Rotterdam’s skyline includes some of the most eclectic and daring architecture in Europe, resulting from the fact that most of the city was destroyed during Allied bombing in World War II during its Nazi occupation. Today it is Europe’s largest port. Only three buildings in the city center survived, the Art Deco City Hall, the Great St. Laurence church from 1499, and the 10-storey, Art Nouveau style White House from 1898. Delfshaven is the oldest existing neighborhood of Rotterdam, dating mostly from the 17th century. The city is rich in museums, with the Boymans van Beuningen being the most extensive art collection, from the 14th century forward. The striking Kunsthal designed by architect Rem Koolhaas, is a work of art in itself. Rotterdam has only seven windmills remaining, but a short trip to nearby Kinderdijk takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site containing 19 classic Dutch windmills. Other options for excursions from Rotterdam include half- or full-day tours to Amsterdam or to the 17th century charms of Gouda.
At the tip of the flat, sandy Jutland peninsula, Skagen is Denmark’s northernmost town and a popular holiday destination for Danes. It was long Denmark’s most important fishing port, but its popularity as a recreation area began at the end of the 19th Century when Queen Alexandrine, the wife of King Christian X, fell in love with the rustic character of the place and built the summer residence Klitgaarden. The royal couple invited other Scandinavian and European royalty to share holidays with them and Skagen’s reputation grew. At the same time, the Skagensbanen railway made travel to Jutland easier. Impressionist artists were attracted by the exotic sand- and seascapes and the vivid light reflected from the sea, and a school of Skagen Painters thrived in the first quarter of the 20th century. Arts and crafts still remain an important local tradition, and the town has many shops and galleries offering handmade goods to visitors. There is a venerable lighthouse near the peninsula’s tip, where the North Sea and the Baltic Sea meet, but due to their differing densities, their margins can clearly be seen. A St. Lawrence’s Church was built in Skagen in the 14th century, but it was eventually inundated by drifting sand dunes. The Skagen Church of today was built in 1841.
Oslo’s innumerable sights mean there’s something to suit all tastes. Plus, with its fjords and surrounding woodland, Oslo’s natural wonders are breathtaking.
Fredericia was founded by King Frederick III in 1650 to provide a fortified community on the Jutland Peninsula, the only part of Denmark connected to the European mainland. The remains of the fortification, consisting of extensive earthworks along the waterfront, are today a pleasant, parklike area for strolling and investigating the many cannons and mortars left behind. The Old Town is likewise a pleasant place to explore. Several interesting churches, including the Trinitatis Church and the Sct. Michaelis Church are worth visiting as well. The distinctly modern Lyng Church makes an interesting contrast. Other landmarks in the town include the commemorative Landsoldatpladsen, a park around a statue memorializing the Danish civil war Battle of Fredericia in 1849. A climb up the landmark Water Tower offers panoramic views.
Although Helsingborg appears small and quaint, it actually has a rich history and emerges for the first time in 10th century sagas. Since then it has been the site of many battles between Denmark and Sweden. Incorporated into Sweden in 1658 it was totally destroyed by the Danes in 1710. After the city was rebuilt, Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, the founder of the Swedish royal dynasty, landed here in 1810. The town's attractions include the surviving center tower (the Keep) of Helsingborg Castle and the Town Hall, which has a small museum featuring exhibits about the city and the region. The Grand Hotel, one of Sweden's oldest hotels, is known for its excellent dining room. A stroll along the pedestrian mall is a delightful way to pass some time. Please be aware that most shops are normally closed on Sunday.
Klaip eda's history dates back to 1252, when it was founded as a fortress to provide protection against marauders arriving by sea. A member of the Hanseatic League during its heyday, Klaip eda was also ruled at various times by Sweden, Russia, Prussia, Lithuania, Germany, the Soviet Union, and now, once again, Lithuania. With a population of nearly 200,000, Klaip eda is one of Lithuania's largest cities and most important ports. Be sure to visit Mazvydas Sculpture Park or perhaps make the drive to nearby Palanga or Nida along the Baltic coast. Special Note: Please bear in mind that tourism in Lithuania is still in its infancy. Facilities and guides may not be up to Cunard's normally high standards.
Historically known as the tinderbox whose spark ignited the WWII, it was also in Gdansk where the flame that signalized the collapse of communism was illuminated. Today, the affectionately restored facades of the town houses lining the streets in the Old Town remind visitors of the heyday of the Hanseatic League and preserve its distinctive charm. Nestled on the banks of the Bay of Gdansk, amid the seaside resort of Sopot and the seaport of Gdynia, the Gdansk area is often referred to as "Tri-City." The close affiliation to its neighboring cities and its advantageous location make Gdansk the perfect gateway to discover beautiful Poland.
Home to one of the biggest ports in Europe, Hamburg leaves visitors spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and see.
Although equally famous for its rebellious contemporary edginess, Amsterdam is a picturesque city with a fascinating history and rich artistic heritage.
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Known as 'the city of the seven hills,' Bristol’s characteristic landscape of rolling hills, softened by the curves of the Avon River, is easily recognizable. Its key landmarks include the Clifton Suspension Bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the 878-year-old, 300' (90 m) Bristol Cathedral towering above the old town. The stone structures of historic Bristol University with their awe-inspiring pillars, statues and fountains stand in stark contrast to the many ultra-modern buildings. Cabot Tower, built to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's 1497 voyage to the New World, stands on Brandon Hill. Though Bristol sustained significant damage during WWII, it remains a unique mixture of Victorian, Georgian, and post-war architecture. It was the Romans who first noted the area’s mild climate and built a number of villas along the Frome and Avon rivers. Bristol enjoys more sunshine than most of England and is one of the country’s warmest cities.
Head to the Irish capital to see some of the world's finest Georgian buildings, to enjoy the freshest pint of Guinness from a rooftop bar, and to learn about the many great writers who once called this charming city home.
Famous Irish hospitality awaits on a cruise to Belfast, the riverside capital of Northern Ireland. Let’s see what the ‘craic’ is all about..
Sail the tranquil Loch Linnhe, one of Scotland’s longest sea lochs, to this town set in a picturesque position under looming Ben Nevis, the highest peak in the British Isles (mostly invisible from town due to the intervening ridge). This is the second largest city on the Highlands, after Inverness. The name recalls Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, known locally as the “Murderer Cumberland.” Stroll the pedestrian High Street, lined with shops of all kinds, or admire the gleaming engine of the Jacobite Steam Train.
Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, was founded by Vikings in the 9th century. But the Hebridean culture goes back much further, as testified by the circles of standing stones that are found on the island, and shards of pottery dated from at least 5,000 years in the past. There are remnants of various historic periods to be seen here, including traditional blackhouses, an ancient design, some of which were incredibly still in use into the 1970s. Lews Castle, which overlooks the town, is a more modern copy of a Tudor manse, which was built by a former owner of the island. Latta’s Mill, a 19th century overshot water mill, has been reconstructed and operates as an attraction. The main occupations on Lewis are fishing, farming, and production of Harris Tweed, a traditional cloth named for another nearby Hebrides isle.
Invergordon, the port for Inverness, is located in the northern part of Scotland on the Moray Firth. The quaint town of Inverness has reminders of such historical figures as St. Columba, Mary Queen of Scots, and Oliver Cromwell. Its attractions include a 17th-century clock tower, part of a fort erected by Cromwell's army and the 19th-century cathedral. Regarded as the "Capital of the Highlands," the town holds many traditional Scottish events each summer.
Kirkwall is the largest town of Orkney, an archipelago to the north of mainland Scotland. The name Kirkwall comes from the Norse name Kirkjuvágr, which later changed to Kirkvoe, Kirkwaa and Kirkwall.
Djúpivogur is a very small, quaint town of some 456 people, located in East Iceland in Berufjörður fjord. Towering, pyramid-shaped Mount Búlandstindur dominates the landscape, rising to 3,510’ (1,069 m). It is a place of unspoiled nature, with quiet lagoons and a tranquil harbor populated by colorful fishing boats. The area is well-known for the diversity of birdlife, especially in nearby Búlandsnes Bird Sanctuary where most of Iceland’s bird species can be observed. Time seems to flow more slowly here, because the residents have chosen a much different lifestyle, enriched with opportunities to observe their natural surroundings. Djúpivogur is a creative community, displaying its local arts and crafts in workshops and galleries. The Eggs of Merry Bay, ‘Eggin í Gleðivík,’ is a large outdoor art installation by renowned Icelandic artist Sigurður Guðmundsson. It consists of 34 large sculpted stone eggs representing the 34 bird species found in the vicinity. Located only a kilometre from the town center, it makes an easy and pleasant stroll along the shore.
At just 4 miles in length, Haimaey Island is the largest of all the 16 islands and 30 tiny islets that comprise the Westman Islands archipelago. The island's inhabitants are rugged and independent, traits passed down from generations of isolation, natural disasters and brutal living conditions. Today Heimaey is the largest fishing center in all of Iceland, and the islanders prosper from extensive fish processing. he Westman Islands are among the world's youngest volcanic creations. As recently as 1973, Heimaey's shape and size were dramatically changed by a volcanic flow. The raw volcanic beauty of the islands has resulted in their being one of Iceland's most popular destinations. The young Westmans are home to a multitude of sea birds, including the Puffin who are attracted to the steep cliffs and lush vegetation that ring the islands' coastlines. Heimaey Island offers the perfect opportunity to experience the rugged scenery and wildlife of the North Atlantic - either by land or by sea. Either way, you are sure to delight in Heimaey's natural treasures.
The charming small fishing village of Grundarfjörður is located in the middle of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula and thus provides easy access to Stykkishólmur, Snæfellsbær and the Snæfellsnes National Park. Its best-known landmark is undoubtedly the peak of Mt. Kirkjufell. Translated as ‘church mountain,’ Kirkjufell is the most easily recognizable peak, and one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland. During summer months a Viking Village is built in the center of town where Viking re-enactments occur quite regularly. During the Á góðri stund town festival in July, the town’s 900 residents decorate their houses in red, blue, yellow, and green, transforming the town into a spinning kaleidoscope of color. The town first began trade in 1786, and around 1800, French merchants came to Iceland and settled in Grundarfjörður, where they constructed a church and a hospital. The town has prospered through the fishing industry for a long time. The surrounding sea is rich with birdlife & marine life throughout the year.
Reykjavik is a city where resplendent nature meets cool cultural attractions. You’ll soon find that a visit to the Icelandic capital certainly won’t be a run of the mill city break
Akureyri is the second largest urban area in Iceland with a population of around 18,000. Nicknamed ‘The Capital of the North,’ it is situated at the head of Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland, only 62 miles (100 km) from the Arctic Circle. Surrounded by snow-streaked mountains, the Akureyri hills flourish in summer with a profusion of arctic wildflowers. Mt. Kerling is the highest peak visible from town, at 5,064’ (1,538 m). Often cloudy, with a mild climate, Akureyri has much less precipitation than its southern counterpart Reykjavik. It is a cultured city, with a university, numerous galleries, museums, art exhibitions, and live theater performances. Nearby Hrísey Island is a spectacularly beautiful and peaceful island often called ‘The Pearl of Eyjafjörður,’ with an atmosphere of calm and settled tranquility. Numerous Atlantic puffins fly overhead, and the occasional whale is seen traversing the fjord.
Siglufjörður is the northernmost town on the Icelandic mainland, a small fishing village of some 1,200 people. Founded in 1918, it was in the past the capital of the North Atlantic herring fishing industry. The Síldarminjasafnið Herring Era Museum, one of Iceland's largest seafaring and industrial museums, houses three different areas where one can learn about both the traditional and the modern herring industry. A collection of many historic fishing vessels and artifacts is proudly displayed by the people of Siglufjörður, detailing how herring was salted, processed and collected. The small harbor with its colorful fishing boats and the red-roofed steeple of the Lutheran church dominate the village-scape. The natural beauty of the area includes high mountains that rim the fjord, freshwater lakes, the Hólsá river, black sand beaches, and a wealth of birdlife all around. This northernmost region of Iceland is renowned for some of the largest and most dramatic waterfalls in the country.
Visit Tromsø in Norway for an Arctic cruise adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come. See the spectacular Northern Lights, go husky sledding in the snow and admire the stunning view from Mount Storsteinen.
Honningsvåg is Norway’s northernmost town, and one of the smallest, with its population of 2,000 jammed into a mere one square kilometer. Devoid of permafrost, this subarctic region displays scores of colorful mountain landscapes carpeted during the summer in a lush tapestry of grasses and mountain wildflowers. In this truly unique environment, many private village gardens grow trees, despite the shortness of the Arctic summer. Honningsvåg is also the gateway to the northernmost point of continental Europe, the North Cape, or Nordkapp, often referred to as the ‘end of the world.’ Storstappen Island, rising from the sea to a height of 928’ (283 m), is a valuable nature reserve supporting colonies of some 140 great cormorants, 100 European shags, 20,000 black-legged kittiwakes, 5,000 razorbills and an impressive 100,000 puffins. To be here is a truly awe-inspiring sensory experience, viewing thousands of birds flying to and fro overhead at the same time, creating an almost deafening cacophony of sound with their cries and wingbeats.
The perpendicular cliffs of Nordkapp, or the North Cape, mark the very top of the European continent. This ultimate destination has long drawn adventurous royalty including Oscar II, King of Norway and Sweden, who visited in 1873, and followed by the King of Siam in 1907. The North Cape is located on the island of Mageroey, a name derived from a word that means "meager." While the landscape may have a lunar appearance, it is not really so isolated. Just 21 miles away, the main town, Honningsvåg, has some 4,000 inhabitants. In summer that number swells when the Sami people and their reindeer settle on the outskirts of town.
Alta is a town on Norway’s northern coast, at the head of Alta Fjord. It’s known for views of the Northern Lights, which inspired the cascading architecture of the Northern Lights Cathedral, built in 2013. Thousands of prehistoric rock carvings are at nearby Hjemmeluft Bay, where there are viewing paths and the World Heritage Rock Art Centre. South of town, the Alta River runs through steep Alta Canyon.
Sortland is a town standing beside a narrow sound between two large islands in the Vesterålen archipelago in Northern Norway. The name Sortland has come down from archaic Norse referring to a ‘dark river farm.’ The 3,110-foot (948m), cantilever Sortland Bridge arcs above the sound, connecting the islands of Hinnøya and Langøya. The landscape of Vesterålen continues the chain of rugged, steep mountains that rises from the sea in the Lofoten Islands to the south. From Sortland it is easy to find breathtaking scenery in virtually every direction. The Møysalen National Park on Hinnøya surrounds the 4,140-foot Møysalen peak, the second-tallest mountain on any Norwegian island. Picturesque fjords such as the Sigerfjord invite exploration along the island coastline. This far north, the Midnight Sun endures between May 23 and July 23 each year, and it never really gets dark between late April and August.
Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Northern Norway, Bodo offers a truly remarkable experience. You can admire the midnight sun from Mount Ronvikfjellet or take a stroll along the chalk-white beach.
The Westfjords in northwest Iceland is a remote and sparsely populated peninsula of steep, tall mountains cut by dozens of fjords. The lack of flat lowlands suitable for farming played a key role in keeping this region wild and sparsely populated. The raw and untamed natural landscape around Ísafjörður is characterized by a subarctic environment. A colorful show of blooming tundra wildflowers carpets the mountain slopes and valleys during the short, cool summer. Vigur Island, second largest island in the Westfjords region, is one of the most renowned areas in Iceland for viewing nesting birds en masse. The area’s cliffs host an astonishing wealth of nesting birdlife, while the occasional arctic fox can be spotted patrolling the edges of the bird colonies in hope of an easy meal.
Like most Icelandic towns, this one on the northwest coast was started by fisherman and whalers. The name means ice-fjord. It is a perfect place from which to explore the cultural and economic staples of Iceland. An excursion to Sudavik reveals a town started by whalers and nearly destroyed by an avalanche in 1995, now rebuilt out of the path of further slides. Its lovely church was donated by whalers, as well. The own also holds a center for the study of the indigenous arctic foxes. The Maritime Museum in Isafjordur illustrates the lifestyles of the early inhabitants, including many implements of their trades, and also a wall of accordions, one of the few forms of entertainment on bygone days. Another option is a boat ride to nearby Vigur island, a nesting site for many species of seabirds, including eider ducks, whose down is yet another example of local economy based on the surrounding seas.
Reykjavik is a city where resplendent nature meets cool cultural attractions. You’ll soon find that a visit to the Icelandic capital certainly won’t be a run of the mill city break
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Approximately 1189 square feet (110 square meters) of inside space, plus two verandas totaling 214 square feet (20 square meters) Grand Wintergarden Suites feature Large windows Dining for six Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed Two bedrooms Two bathrooms (one whirlpool) Guest bath Convertible sofa bed for one Pantry with wet bar Three flat-screen TVs Complimentary internet/Wi-Fi service
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All Veranda Suites feature: A full-length window and glass door to private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower.
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Total inside space of between 246 and 302 square feet (23 and 28 square meters) plus one veranda of between 68 and 83 square feet (6 and 7 square meters) Guaranteed Suite: For this option we select the location and specific suite for you, and notify you prior to departure. Guests are guaranteed to be assigned a suite in the category selected or higher. All Veranda Suites feature: A full-length window and glass door to private veranda Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower *Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.
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Ocean View Suites are Approximately 295 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space For this option Seabourn selects the location and specific suite for you and notify you prior to departure. Guests are guaranteed to be assigned a suite in the category selected or higher. All Ocean View Suites feature a large picture window, comfortable living area, queen-size bed or two twin beds, dining table for two, walk-in closet, interactive flat-screen television with music and movies, fully stocked bar and refrigerator, makeup vanity, spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower. *Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.
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Located on Deck 4; Approximately 295 square feet (28 square meters) of inside space All Ocean View Suites feature: A large picture window Comfortable living area Queen-size bed or two twin beds Dining table for two Walk-in closet Interactive flat-screen television with music and movies Fully stocked bar and refrigerator Makeup vanity Spacious bathroom with separate tub and shower *Wheelchair accessible suites are roll-in shower only.
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Approximately 526 & 593 square feet (49 to 55 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 133 & 354 square feet (12 to 33 square meters) Owner's Suites feature: Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Approximately 914 square feet (85 square meters) of inside space, one veranda of 183 sq. ft. (17 square meters.). Wintergarden Suites feature Large windows Dining for six Whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Convertible sofa bed for one Pantry with wet bar Glass-enclosed solarium with tub and day bed Two closets Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Approximately 859 square feet (80 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 493 square feet (46 square meters) Signature Suites feature: Expansive ocean views Forward-facing windows Dining for four to six Bathroom with whirlpool bathtub Guest bath Pantry with wet bar Two flat-screen TVs Complimentary Internet/Wi-Fi service
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Approximately 536 to 539 square feet (50 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 167 to 200 square feet (16 to 19 square meters) All Penthouse Spa Suite feature: Dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glass door to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity.
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Approximately 436 square feet (41 square meters) of inside space, plus one veranda of 98 square feet (9 square meters) All Penthouse Suite feature dining table for two to four and separate bedroom. Glass door to veranda, two flat-screen TVs, fully stocked bar, spacious bathroom with tub, shower and large vanity. All Penthouse Suite feature dining table for two to four Separate bedroom Glass door to veranda Two flat-screen TVs Fully stocked bar Spacious bathroom with tub and shower Large vanity
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Seabourn Quest excels at creating a sophisticated, yet relaxed environment across her 11 elegant decks. Light décor, subtle colours and sumptuous soft furnishings create a comforting and chic boutique hotel feel. Three dining venues and a poolside grill ensure you are never far from delicious, fresh cuisine and the pleasing social spaces retain a special club-like atmosphere.
Yes, Seabourn does have a flexible cancellation policy. Seabourn are allowing guests who book by 31st March 2021 the option to cancel 30 days prior to departing. This is for sailings departing prior to 31st December 2021 and the monies will be returned in form of a Future Cruise Credit to use towards an alternative Seabourn sailing.
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Booking conditions of Seabourn and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offers apply to new bookings only. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Flights are based on flights from London and further terms and conditions apply. Business class flights are subject to availability and further T&Cs. On board spend is tiered depending on suite & voyage booked. Free drinks are subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. WiFi cannot be guaranteed and is subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Excursions, tours and visas are subject to availability and may be at a supplement. 6★ refers to the cruise element of this package. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.
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