Explore beauty, culture and history closer to home with a fascinating no-fly cruise. From the British Isles to the Baltics, Norway, Iceland and France, Swan Hellenic and Voyages of Discovery offer an insight into these spectacular landscapes and the stories behind them, and all a world away from a busy airport lounge or long-haul flight.
Guests will commence their cruise in style as they set sail from historic Portsmouth, passing the historic Naval Dockyard, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the new Mary Rose Museum on the way to a range of intriguing destinations.
Explore the Gardens of Scandinavia at springtime with Swan Hellenic and ‘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 Fjordlands. 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.
Taking in St Kilda, the most remote part of the British Isles, and the rugged, volcanic scenery of Iceland, Swan Hellenic’s ‘An Icelandic Summer’ offers fascinating wildlife and dramatic scenery. Along with invigorating hikes and a full day Golden circle excursion, 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.
Voyages of Discovery’s ‘Classic Baltic’ explores some of Europe’s most beautiful capitals with an extended stay in St Petersburg and a visit to the world-renowned State Hermitage Museum in its 250th year. The chic Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen and Stockholm, along with Russia’s fascinating capital Moscow, combine to create an itinerary which explores the home of some of the world’s oldest existing monarchies. Prices for this 16 day cruise start from £2,019 per person.
Join Voyages of Discovery on a circumnavigation of the British Isles. ‘National Treasures of the British Isles’ is a partnership with the National Trust and explores historic houses, beautiful gardens and remarkable cities. Highlights of the cruise include Royal Edinburgh, Scotland’s vibrant capital, the Giant’s Causeway, one of nature’s most unique works of art, and the ‘Holy Island’ of Lindisfarne. Although close to home, guests will be surprised by the wealth of new experiences they will enjoy. Prices for this 14 day cruise start from £1,569.