Grand imperial cities, a string of welcoming capitals and stunning wildernesses define Europe’s northern reaches.
These cruises introduce you to welcoming towns and cities, many with intriguing medieval roots. You can also explore dramatic landscapes of geysers, fjords and glaciers under summer’s Midnight Sun.
Where we sail.
Isle of May, Scotland, UK (Cruise-by)
As you sail along the edge of the Firth of Forth, you’ll be able to look over the Isle of May. This is home to a magical mix of noisy sea birds and seals, as well as many a Viking or smuggler’s tale.
Established in the mid-17th century and affectionately nicknamed “The Capital of North Iceland,” Akureyri is an industrious port, and home to the country’s largest and most well-known fishing company.
Glasgow (tours from Greenock), Scotland,
Greenock is your gateway to Glasgow, arguably Scotland’s most animating cultural city. It serves as a brilliant stepping-stone to some of Scotland's most rugged and breathtaking scenery to the north.
Sweden's second city is a pleasant whirl of parks and canals, and proud maritime traditions. The grand Maritime Museum celebrates this, and even its modern opera house resembles a classic ocean liner.
Bass Rock, Scotland, UK (Cruise-by)
From North Berwick we pass the magnificent Bass Rock, an imposing volcanic island about a mile from the shore of the Firth of Forth. It features impressive bird and marine wildlife and a lighthouse.
Your fascinating “Gateway to the Fjords” is Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen. Its maritime trade and oil industry remain vital to the economy and it’s a thriving epicenter of culture and history.