Thursday, 12 July 2012

Try 'Wild Scotland' With Aurora

Expedition cruise company Aurora Expeditions has launched its new 2013 ‘Wild Scotland’ voyage with a 10% Earlybird offer. Going from coast to coast, the voyage will explore the heritage and wildlife of the beautiful Scottish Isles as few see them.

Carrying a maximum of 54 passengers, Aurora's ship Polar Pioneer will depart from the picturesque town of Oban on the west coast and end in Aberdeen on the east. The 11-day voyage departs June 23, 2013.

Following in the footsteps of our Celtic and Viking forefathers, the historic and wildlife themed voyage will blaze a trail across Scotland’s beautiful coastline including the Highlands, western islands, Outer Hebrides, Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and Aberdeen. Exploration from Polar Pioneer will be carried out using the fleet of Zodiacs for landings ashore.

Aurora's Scottish historian Carol Knott will regale passengers with fascinating stories and provide enriching lectures to unlock the mysteries of this ancient coastline, which includes Neolithic sites scarcely altered in 5,000 years. The cruise will visit remote crofting communities and iconic castles that were once strongholds of Scottish clans. A naturalist will also be among the team of expedition experts, all of whom provide fascinating talks to help interpret the day’s sightings. Kayaking is available on this voyage.

All passengers will also receive a complimentary 12-month membership to the National Trust of Australia (NSW), including entry into over 300 properties in the UK.

For more information on adventure-style cruising, please follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK’s expedition cruise specialists.

(NB: Picture Graham Morgan)