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Famously known as the Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is wild, remote and bursting with nature’s raw power, from thundering waterfalls, bubbling geothermal pools and explosive hot spring geysers to simmering volcanoes surrounded by vast ice fields and majestic glaciers. This voyage calls at five ports in the country, including an overnight stop at Iceland’s cosmopolitan capital Reykjavik, along with the starkly beautiful Faroe Islands and the Orkney Isles’ pretty capital Kirkwall.

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Itinerary

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Embark CMV's Amy Johnson and enjoy exploring the ship.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS Dinner included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Columbus
  • MEALS All meals included

The capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, the Royal Burgh of Kirkwall sits almost exactly in the centre of Mainland, dividing the island into East and West. The magnificent St. Magnus Cathedral, a legacy of the town’s rich Viking heritage, dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. In its shadow, the town is a cluster of grey stone buildings lining narrow, flagstone streets. Excursions explore these beautiful islands whose history can be traced back some 6,000 years through Neolithic standing stones and the magnificent archaeological site of Skara Brae. Modern day Orkney is a hive of creative activity and its craft workshops are perfect for a special souvenir.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Once the site of an annual Viking gathering, Tórshavn is today one of the smallest and most pleasant capital cities in the world. It sits on the southern tip of Streymoy, one of eighteen islands in the Faroese archipelago. Tinganes is the old part of the town where characteristic, red wooden buildings with turf-covered roofs cluster on a narrow peninsula. It juts into the natural harbour around which the modern town has been built. The Faroe Islands have a wild and dramatic landscape, which is a magnificent backdrop to optional excursions showing how islanders live on this remote and unspoiled archipelago.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Nestled between Mt. Bjólfur and Strandartindur, Seyðisfjörður is the smallest cosmopolitan town in the world. The small town's centre is known for its many original early 19th-century timber houses and picturesque setting around the lagoon. The town stretches along the south side of the fjord, but along the shoreline, you can find access to the sea, rocky beaches, a puffin colony and ruins of former activity.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Akureyri lies at the head of the 60-kilometre long Eyjafjördur, which is the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north, which was founded as a trading post, is today an attractive town with colourful houses and well-kept gardens. It is also home to both the northernmost botanical garden and northernmost golf course in the world. Optional excursions highlight Iceland’s extraordinary landscapes including surreal rock formations, the lunar-like pseudo-craters at Skutastadir and the stunning, crescent-shaped Godafoss Waterfall. Laufas Folk Museum, or Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest spa, are relaxing alternatives.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Though Grundarfjörður is not the most well-known town in Snæfellsnes, its mountain is certainly one of the most famous mountains in Iceland, if not the world. It is not unusual for photographers from all over the world to make their way to Grundarfjörður for the sole purpose of photographing this unique landmark which has even starred in a number of films.

Once visitors have had their fill of Kirkjufell, they quickly discover that there is a lot more on offer in Grundarfjörður than merely magnificent mountains. Nature abounds, with vibrant birdlife, spectacular waterfalls, great hiking trails and exciting marine visitors such as seals and whales putting in an appearance every now and then.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Part old Norse, part modern city, the Icelandic capital has a quirky character of its own. Although Reykjavik is one of the world’s smallest capital cities, it is home to almost half of Iceland’s population. Mosaics, murals and sculptures are found throughout the oldest part of the town where brightly coloured houses with tin roofs are watched over by the towering Hallgrimskirkja Church. The classic ‘Golden Circle’ featuring vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, crashing waterfalls and spouting geysers, is a popular optional excursion along with the chance to bathe in the famous geothermal Blue Lagoon.

Overnight in port.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Days at Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast this morning, disembark Amy Johnson.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS Breakfast included

CMV Amy Johnson

The splendid Amy Johnson will soon become a wonderful new addition to the CMV fleet. This impressive mid-sized cruise is beautifully stylish with contemporary decor, comfortable and expansive cruise ship. Amy Johnson offers a real feeling of spaciousness and yet still retains that sense of intimacy and camaraderie so loved by CMV guests.

 

The Limelight Club - Get cosy beneath the low lighting of The Limelight Club as you prepare yourself for a show-stopper of an evening. Featuring entertainment by one of Britain’s best-loved musical talents, this exclusive show is bound to dazzle and delight. Paired with a sumptuous three-course supper that’ll have your taste-buds tingling, the limited capacity of this exclusively-for-adults venue makes for an intimate atmosphere. We recommend booking in advance to avoid losing a place in this sought-after hotspot. More than just an event, The Limelight Club is a feast for the senses, an experience you can take away with you. How’s that for a souvenir? (Extra charges may apply)

Headliners Theatre - Headliners introduces a new era of on-board entertainment.  With its stunning LED backdrop, her theatre offers dynamic shows and the slickest of production values.

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Dining

The very attractive Waterfront Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner or for something more casual, there’s the buffet-style Pantry. At lunchtimes, when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill adds more choice. 

And, why not try the specialty dining options? The Fusion, Grill and Chef’s Table present truly intimate and delightful settings and outstanding menus (supplements apply).

Facilities

Amy Johnson offers no less than 11 different lounges and bars including Raffles Bar, The Orient, Dome Observatory, Ocean Bar and Taverner’s Pub, so there’s a wide choice of contrasting venues to choose from.

Cabins

All accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and is graded according to size and/or position within the ship. A high priority is placed on your comfort, and your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service throughout your time onboard.

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Entertainment

Entertainment venues include the multi-tiered Palladium Show Lounge where the talented CMV Show Team and guest artists will entertain you. The stylish Dome Observatory & Nightclub plays host to cabarets and the late-night disco. In addition, there are various entertainment options around the ship including our classical interludes.

Other Facilities

The heart of this beautiful ship is the impressive three-decked Atrium where you will find Hemmingway’s for some refreshment, Ocean Bar, Casino Royale, shopping gallaria, photo gallery, Reception, shore excursions and future cruises. Other facilities on Amy Johnson include Cappuccino’s, Trumps & Access bridge and card room, Crafters Studio, Livingstone Library, CMV Active Studio, gym and Jade Spa.

There are spacious deck areas from which you can enjoy the panoramic views. And, when the weather is fine, there are two swimming pools, four whirlpools and a large screen for outdoor movies and sporting events.

What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Drinks (soft drinks, speciality coffees, wines & spirits)
  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking £77 (unavailable to book within a week of departure)
  • Coach transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
  • Gothenburg 15°C
  • Oslo 15°C
  • Skagen 12°C

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

 

Useful Information

Baggage Restrictions

With Ex-UK Cruise Only bookings there are no luggage restrictions. We do ask that each bag does not exceed 23kg for health and safety reasons for our porters. As there are no separate Baggage Room facilities aboard our ships, it should be noted that all baggage must be stored within the cabin. Under bed storage is available in most cabins for suitcases not exceeding 23cms depth. 

Passports
A passport is essential for all cruises, including mini cruises and sailings around the British Isles and Republic of Ireland and all British Citizens, must hold a full ten-year passport. Many countries, including most of those visited during the winter cruise programme and on the Astor cruise schedule, require visitors to hold passports that have at least six months validity beyond the return date of the cruise. It is the responsibility of holders of non-British passports to check with the relevant consular authorities of the countries to be visited to ascertain if there are any specific restrictions or requirements for their planned itinerary. Any passenger arriving at the departure port without a passport, or with the incorrect documentation, will not be allowed to embark. Such circumstances are not covered by insurance and no refund claims will be entertained.

Dress Code
During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given on board in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally, there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress or trouser suits and stylish co-ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Medical
The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you on board in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full prior to your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception at a nominal charge.

On Board Payments
All prices on board Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo are quoted in Sterling. A cashless system is in operation for all of your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise and you sign a debit when purchasing goods and services on board. This is charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by Travellers’ Cheques, which incur a 3% transaction fee, or by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards, and of course, cash. It is not possible to use personal cheques to settle onboard accounts. The Reception staff also offer a facility to purchase small amounts of certain foreign currencies for use in some of the ports of call. Please note that in payment of your onboard account an extra charge may be levied by your issuing bank for using your credit/debit card. Please note that we do now accept Pre-Paid Credit Cards (showing the VISA or Mastercard symbol) on our vessels.

Optional excursions
These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Duty-Free Sales
The onboard shops are open daily when each ship is at sea, but local customs regulations do not permit the sale of duty-free goods whilst a ship is in port. It should be noted that liquor and tobacco products purchased will only be delivered to your cabin on the last day of the cruise. Drink and tobacco may, of course, be purchased throughout the cruise from the ships’ bars at the listed shipboard prices.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Embarkation/Disembarkation Arrangements
The embarkation procedures at UK ports normally commence four hours prior to the published sailing time. At final disembarkation, you should allow approximately 90 minutes from the scheduled arrival time before disembarkation will commence. The full embarkation and disembarkation procedures and timings will be confirmed when tickets and cruise documentation are dispatched, usually 14 days prior to sail date.

Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. All our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All cruises that include a flight will be ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
31 May 2021 13 Jun 2021 13 All Ages £1,589 Call to book

What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Drinks (soft drinks, speciality coffees, wines & spirits)
  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking £77 (unavailable to book within a week of departure)
  • Coach transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
  • Gothenburg 15°C
  • Oslo 15°C
  • Skagen 12°C

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

 

All Our Holidays Include

ATOL protected

Sociable experience with like-minded travellers

Breakfast daily, plus meal plan

Flights and transfers for overseas holidays

Welcome drink and meeting

Accompanying Tour Leader

Regional flying options

Freedom and flexibility to enjoy new experiences

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