Duration
14 Nights
Fitness
Relaxed
Travel
19 Jun 2020
Destination
Europe
Encounter snowy volcanoes and mighty glaciers on this voyage to Iceland which includes an overnight in lively Reykjavik. Calls to Shetland, the Faroe Islands and Orkney offer raw beauty to savour.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy optional trips to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and more
  • Trace Viking footsteps at Akureyi’s icy peaks, Torshavn in Faroe Islands and St Magnus’ Cathedral in Kirkwall
  • Lap up the luxury of Cunard’s regal Queen Victoria
  • Need help arranging flights to the embarkation point, Southampton? Call us on 1300 404 606 for a personalised quote.

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
14 Night Cruise on Cunard’s Queen Victoria
All meals onboard
Daily activities onboard, including fitness facilities, theatre and music performances, guest speakers and more
We can arrange flights to embarkation point of Southampton. Call MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606.

SAIL DATE
  • Departs 19 Jun 2020

ITINERARY – PANAMA CANAL CRUISE
  • Day 1: Fri 19 Jun – Southampton, England
  • Day 2: Sat 20 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 3: Sun 21 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 4: Mon 22 Jun – Lerwick, Scotland
  • Day 5: Tue 23 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 6: Wed 24 Jun – Akureyri, Eyjafjordur & Hrisey, Iceland
  • Day 7: Thu 25 Jun – Isafjordur, Iceland
  • Day 8: Fri 26 Jun – Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 9: Sat 27 Jun – Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Day 10: Sun 28 Jun – At Sea
  • Day 11: Mon 29 Jun – Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Day 12: Tue 30 Jun – Kirkwall, Scotland
  • Day 13: Wed 01 Jul – At Sea
  • Day 14: Thu 02 Jul – At Sea
  • Day 15: Fri 03 Jul – Southampton, England
For full itinerary information CLICK HERE
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WHY BOOK WITH MY DISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
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FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: 19 Jun 2020
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • Advertised prices are based on a twin and single package staying in an Inside cabin
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees.  In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team who will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: Items of a personal nature, travel insurance, visas, flights, shore excursions, speciality restaurants, beverages.

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Fri 19 Jun - Southampton, England

Departs 16:30 The ideal start or ending point for a memorable voyage, the United Kingdom’s premier passenger port and sprawling South Coast city, Southampton, was home to iconic transatlantic liners of yesteryear. Its great location means you’ve access to a range of historic sites, charming villages and national landmarks, and the great metropolis of London with all to see and do there.
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Sat 20 Jun - At Sea

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Sun 21 Jun - At Sea

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Mon 22 Jun - Lerwick, Scotland

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Around 100 miles north of mainland Scotland, the 100 or so Shetland Islands are Britain’s most northerly isles. Of these, 15 are inhabited, including Mainland which is home to the capital, Lerwick. Life has thrived here for around 6,000 years, and signs of it are remarkably well preserved. One of the most astonishing and multi-layered archaeological sites is Jarlshof, 25 miles south of Lerwick on a headland at the southern tail of the island. Here, Neolithic dwellings stand close to Bronze Age houses that share underground tunnels. During the Iron Age, locals constructed a broch, or circular stone tower; later Norse arrivals built longhouses before it became a farmstead in medieval times. The result is as eye-catching as it is educational, with patterns of dry stone walls upon, and indeed mostly sunken into, the lush green turf. There’s plenty more history in the air. The restored Broch of Clickimin looks out onto Clickimin Loch near Lerwick. The Broch of Mousa, one of the best-preserved examples of a broch, stands on a small island of the same name a short boat ride away. Old Scatness near Jarlshof is the site of another broch as well as an Iron Age village. Although Norse explorers set ashore and bestowed the name ‘Leir Vik’ that roughly translates as ‘muddy bay,’ Dutch herring fisherman laid the permanent foundations for the modern capital in the seventeenth century. Fishing has been vital to the islands ever since. You can’t really miss Lerwick Town Hall. It occupies the highest point in town and stood as a symbol of regional wealth on the back of a herring boom on its completion in 1884. At Fort Charlotte, first built in 1665 before being rebuilt and named after the wife of George III in 1781, learn of attacks by enemy fleets during two Anglo-Dutch Wars. Another favourite is the ruined castle of Scalloway, six miles to the west of Lerwick. Staying in the capital, the Shetland Museum and Archives tells the story of the islands in various exhibits, from archaeological artefacts to historic photographs, from maritime memorabilia to examples of local crafts such as weaving and basketry. Indeed, the islands are still renowned for woollen and cashmere knitwear, intricate lace shawls and fine jewellery. Last but by no means least, there are nature’s treasures. Stunning landscapes and seascapes define the islands. Of course, you may meet some of the famous locals, the adorable Shetland ponies. Puffins are a favourite for wildlife spotters too. At Sumburgh Head, an RSPB reserve on the southern tip of Mainland, a colony of about 5,000 birds choose the steep grassy banks and rocky cliffs as their breeding ground.
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Tue 23 Jun - At Sea

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Wed 24 Jun - Akureyri, Eyjafjordur & Hrisey, Iceland

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 20:30 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. There’s no shortage of Viking sagas, spectacular fjords and snow-capped mountains, yet the geography here means Akureyri is unusually mild, and therefore ideal for exploring on long summer days.
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Thu 25 Jun - Isafjordur, Iceland

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Keep your binoculars handy in Iceland’s western fjords. These are prime whale-watching waters and, if your luck is in and those binoculars are ready, you may spot the tell-tale spout from a blowhole.
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Fri 26 Jun - Reykjavik, Iceland

Arrives 09:00 A mass of brightly coloured corrugated iron roofs is one of many charming and fascinating sights to enjoy in Reykjavik, the world’s most northern capital city. It is among the greenest global cities.
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Sat 27 Jun - Reykjavik, Iceland

Departs 17:00 Experience views of the Golden Waterfall and the spouting geysers, or perhaps join in with the nation’s love for shopping. Designer labels, gourmet treats and even a flea market are all here.
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Sun 28 Jun - At Sea

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Mon 29 Jun - Torshavn, Faroe Islands

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 17:00 There are few capital cities in the world that are smaller, or more full of character, than Torshavn. The city’s name translates literally as ‘Thor’s harbour’ and confirms the strong Viking heritage. Enjoy the colourfully painted wooden houses of the old town, some with turfed roofs, alongside modern counterparts such as the Norse House, built with gleaming glass, and also with a grassy top.
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Tue 30 Jun - Kirkwall, Scotland

Arrives 08:00 – Departs 18:00 Kirkwall’s Norse heritage stretches back almost a millennium, when the Vikings laid the foundations for St Magnus Cathedral, the most northerly cathedral in Britain, and is built from local sandstone. Tune in to the history of the radio at the Wireless Museum or sample the island’s peaty single malts at the Highland Park Distillery.
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Wed 01 Jul - At Sea

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Thu 02 Jul - At Sea

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Fri 03 Jul - Southampton, England

Arrives 06:30 It’s time to say goodbye to Queen Victoria! Don’t forget to visit the historic sites, charming villages and national landmarks, and the great metropolis of London with all to see and do there.
QUEEN VICTORIA
Savour a slice of the regal elegance of Queen Victoria, cruising royalty from first-class brand Cunard. Relax and enjoy impeccable service in spacious staterooms and luxurious lounges. Dining Eating on board the Queen Victoria is a gourmand’s dream. Expert sommeliers will help you pair fine wines with the polished and perfected menus on offer in the main dining room. Specialty delights await at the Verandah and the various venues inside Kings Court or the Lido, including Aztec’s Mexican favourites, Bamboo’s Asian creations, La Piazza’s Italian cuisine and American grill-inspired Smokehouse. Live out your foodie fantasies with the Queen Victoria’s famous Gin & Fizz experience, a bar specialising in premium gins, prosecco and champagne. Learn from wine experts on board with tastings, pairings and fine wine packages.
Entertainment Dress to impress and dance the night away at one of Cunard’s famous themed gala balls. Enjoy live music in the lounges and venues across the ship, and be sure to see at least one West-End style show in the theatre. Make the most of fitness classes available such as tai chi, yoga, Pilates, aerobics, spin classes and even personal training sessions. At your own leisure, enjoy table tennis, paddle tennis, a nice swim or golf putting. For armchair enthusiasts, there is coverage of major sporting events in select bars and lounges.
Cabin categories
Britannia Inside Cabin A bottle of sparkling wine welcomes you to your Inside stateroom, which boasts a king-sized bed, satellite TV, sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, mini-bar, desk with stationery. Your bathroom has an invigorating shower, Penhaligon’s toiletries and robes and slippers. Our nightly turndown service, with a ‘good night’ chocolate on your pillow, ends each day in style. Your steward is always available for help, and to keep your stateroom in fine order, and you can order complimentary service 24 hours a day.
Upgrade to an Britannia Oceanview Cabin
These stylish staterooms feature a king-sized bed, a living area with desk and sofa, tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV, ample storage and a mini-bar. The stylish bathroom has a shower plus bathrobes, slippers and Penhaligon’s toiletries. They offer natural light from their window, although the view is slightly obscured due to its position on the ship. Your steward will help keep your stateroom immaculate, while there’s also a nightly turndown and complimentary room service at any time of night or day.
Upgrade to a Britannia Balcony Cabin
These stylish staterooms feature a king-sized bed, and a bathroom with a shower, as well as Penhaligon’s toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. There’s a living area with a desk, satellite TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, a mini bar and a private balcony, which has a slightly obstructed view due to its position on the ship. Your steward will help everything stay in order, there’s a nightly turndown service, complete with a pillow chocolate, and you also benefit from complimentary 24-hour room service.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
How many people in a cabin? At MyDiscoveries we can book a cabin that is right for you. For Solo, Triple and Quad cabins call us on 1300 404 606 
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
How do I book shore excursions? This depends on the cruise line. Bookings for shore excursions can only be made once your cruise has been paid in full and the cruise line has opened up the booking capability in their system (typically this is around 6 months before departure).
Can I take alcohol on my cruise? This depends on the cruise line, however, the in most instances the answer is no.
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I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the My Discoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
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