Iceland and Greenland specialist Iceland ProCruises announced today that their catalog of cruises for 2019 is now available. Demand for these unique cruises continues with Iceland ProCruises reporting 30+ percent increase in bookings this year.
In 2019 Iceland ProCruises offers nine trips of the OCEAN DIAMOND around Iceland with ten harbors, an “Island Circumnavigation Express” voyage that will travel around the island in just seven nights and two trips to Greenland. In addition to the Iceland Circumnavigation cruise, another “Northern Lights and Whales” cruise has been added to the schedule, making a total of three trips. There is an early bird discount of 20 percent for bookings by December 28, 2018.
A complete renovation to the interior of the OCEAN DIAMOND was begin in 2018; passengers were enjoyed the redesign of the outer cabins on Deck 3 and 4 with new bathrooms, carpets, furniture and décor. Renovations to the OCEAN DIAMOND will be completed on schedule in 2019.
The company’s premier itinerary – the circumnavigation of Iceland, is offered on eight departure dates from mid-May to mid-July and one in early September. These trips with the OCEAN DIAMOND are soft expedition cruises and are accompanied by an Icelandic expedition team, which also speaks English and German. The journey begins and ends in Reykjavik. Ports on the circuit are Stykkisholmur, Isafjördur, Siglufjördur, Grimsey, Akureyri, Husavik, Seydisfjördur, Djupivogur and Vestmannaeyjar. The ten-day (nine-night) trip is available from 2,160 USD per person.
The voyage “Island Circumnavigation Express” will takes guests to and from Reykjavik on the OCEAN DIAMOND for seven nights around the island. The tour visits Stykkisholmur, Isafjördur, Akureyri, Husavik, Djupivogur and on the Westman Islands. The eight-day (seven nights) trip sails September 6-19 is available from 1,750 USD per person.
There are two trips to Greenland with flights to and from Kangerlussuaq (Greenland) and Keflavik included in the price. The Natural Wonders of the West Coast of Greenland is available August 9-20 from Reykjavik via the Westman Islands to Narsarsuaq.. From Greenland’s capital Nuuk, the route leads to Ilulissat with its ice fjord before cruising onward via Uummannaq to the destination port of Kangerlussuaq. The twelve-day trip (11 night) is available from 3,085 USD per person. The second itinerary travels from Kangerlussuaq to Reykjavik August 20 to 31 and is available from 3,085 USD per person.
Due to high demand, additional departures were added for “Northern Lights and Whales”. This is a combination trip by bus and ship. There are now three departures available for booking at the end of the 2019 season on this seven-day (6-night) trip to and from Reykjavik. The OCEAN DIAMOND will run from Reykjavik to Stykkisholmur, Isafjördur and Husavik September 16-22; & 22-28 where guests will leave the ship for an interesting bus trip back to Reykjavik with many excursions along the way. The trip is also offered in reverse order and beginning September 16 with the bus trip from Reykjavik going on to Husavik and then on-board the ship back to Reykjavik. These three trips are priced from 2,215 USD per person. Sightings of whales are common at this time of year along with the possibility of seeing the spectacular Northern Lights making this a very popular trip.
Iceland ProCruises, www.icelandprocruises.com