Unveiling the Mysteries of the British Isles and Iceland

Unveiling the Mysteries of the British Isles and Iceland: Swan Hellenic's Cultural Expedition Cruises

Embark on a journey through time and wonder with Swan Hellenic's latest offering - three expert-curated cultural expedition cruises designed to immerse voyagers in the historical, cultural, and wildlife wonders of the British Isles and Iceland. From the ancient realms of Celtic civilizations to the legendary trails of Vikings, and the awe-inspiring landscapes of Iceland, these voyages promise an unforgettable exploration and discovery of some of the most captivating destinations on Earth.

Set sail aboard Swan Hellenic’s purpose-designed boutique ice-class ship, the SH Vega, and prepare to be enchanted by a series of meticulously planned itineraries that showcase the best of these mystical lands. Let’s dive into the details of each expedition:

  • Spirit of the Celts (11 nights from 24 May to 4 June 2024): Departing from Portsmouth, England's only island city, this voyage takes you on a captivating journey through the heart of the British Isles. Explore the enchanting landscapes of Cornwall, the scenic beauty of the Scilly Isles, and the rugged coastline of Ireland, before venturing into the picturesque landscapes of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Highlights include the ancient Callanish Stones on the west coast of Lewis and Harris, and the UNESCO-listed Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland.
  • In the Wake of Celts and Vikings (12 nights from 4 to 16 June 2024): Starting from Dublin, Ireland, this expedition follows the trail of the Celts and Vikings through the remote islands of Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, and the Faroe Islands, before embarking on a semi-circumnavigation of Iceland. Discover the mysteries of Orkney's Skara Brae, the beauty of Grimsey Island's seabird colonies, and the breathtaking landscapes of Akureyri.
  • Iceland in Depth (8 nights from 16 to 24 June 2024): Embark on a full circumnavigation of Iceland, departing from Reykjavik, and delve into the rich cultural heritage and natural wonders of this fascinating island nation. Each stop offers a unique glimpse into Iceland's diverse landscapes and vibrant culture, from majestic waterfalls to charming fishing villages.

Unlocking the Secrets of the Wild Lands

Each of these captivating cultural expedition cruises offers voyagers a unique opportunity to unlock the rich secrets of these beautiful wild lands, where the legacies of Celtic and Viking culture intertwine. Moreover, they can be daisy-chained to create an extended in-depth experience, allowing travelers to immerse themselves fully in the magic of these ancient lands.

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Swan Hellenic Chief Commercial Officer Patrizia Iantorno remarks

“The myths and legends of the Celts and Vikings have long exerted a fascination as strong as that of the otherworldly landscapes and rich wildlife of the regions where they lived. These three cultural expedition cruises have been crafted by our experts to provide an immersive experience of every aspect. We’re extremely proud of the result, knowing the unforgettable moments that will await our guests as they voyage in the sophisticated casual ambience of SH Vega, with its gourmet dining and designer amenities.”

Don't miss your chance to embark on this extraordinary journey of discovery. Limited availability remains, particularly for the middle cruise, In the Wake of Celts and Vikings. Secure your spot now and prepare for an adventure of a lifetime with Swan Hellenic.

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