Aurora Expeditions Cruise: Wild Scotland

Exhilaration and adventure are key ingredients in a genuine expedition cruise. Aurora’s Wild Scotland isn’t short on either of these, adding a sprinkle of challenge and a dash of mystery into the mix on this tour of the country’s most rugged and remote places. As a pioneer in expedition cruising, this Australian company seeks far-flungContinue reading “Aurora Expeditions Cruise: Wild Scotland”

Ponant: From Scotland to Spitsbergen

Ponant, the luxury French cruise line, has a fantastic voyage from Dublin to Longyearbyen in 2020 … taking in the magical Scottish Islands of Mull, Skye, Orkney and Shetland as it goes. If an expedition cruise is on your bucket list, and the idea of exploring scenic Scottish archipelagos before crossing the Arctic Circle forContinue reading “Ponant: From Scotland to Spitsbergen”

Viking Cruises: British Isles Explorer

The winds are favourable for Scotland’s cruise industry with a surge in cruise calls predicted over the next few years. After all, it’s an easy size to explore. For a small country there’s lots to see and do; from the vast swathes of rugged wilderness to the spectacular coastline, vibrant cities, fascinating history of warringContinue reading “Viking Cruises: British Isles Explorer”

Lindblad: Ancient Isles

If Stone Age ruins, an ancient abbey, volcanic caves, fishing villages, whales and seabird nesting sites sounds like your cup of tea … or pint of ale … then Lindblad’s Ancient Isles cruise might be just for you. Travelling from London to Bergen in May 2019, the cruise basks in the long summer light asContinue reading “Lindblad: Ancient Isles”

Hurtigruten: In the Wake of the Vikings

If you fancy igniting your inner Viking then Hurtigruten, the Norwegian exploration cruise line, has an 11-day trip from Norway to Iceland in May 2019. Making full use of the exceptional summer daylight, the cruise stops en-route to visit the ruggedly beautiful Orkney and Shetland islands as it ventures northwards. Your ship is the recentlyContinue reading “Hurtigruten: In the Wake of the Vikings”