Monday, 16 December 2013

Swan's New Ex-UK Options

The growth of cruises from UK ports has been a major part of the overall rise in popularity of cruising in Britain, and the good news for those who prefer not to fly is that there are even more of these options ahead in 2014.
Swan Hellenic are a notable company to feature this type of voyaging, and their unique little Minerva has two fascinating new cruises from historic Portsmouth to highlight this week.
Explore the gardens of Scandinavia at springtime with Swan's ‘A Scandinavian Spring.' After a daytime transit of the Kiel Canal, Minerva sails through the Baltic Sea to explore historic Gothenburg and the friendly city of Oslo before enjoying the panoramic views of Norway’s spectacular fjords. Prices for this 12-day cruise start from £1,775 per person and guests will be joined by a range of inspiring Guest Speakers, including Sir Richard Dales, former ambassador to Norway. The cruise departs on April 28.

The second choice is 'An Icelandic Summer,' which also takes in St Kilda, the most remote part of the British Isles, as well as the rugged, volcanic scenery of Iceland. This voyage offers fascinating wildlife and dramatic scenery, along with invigorating hikes and a full day Golden circle excursion, where guests have the opportunity to bathe in natural hot springs and discover the rugged scenery of the isolated Faroe Islands. Prices for this 16-day cruise start from £2,485 per person and it sails on June 16.

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