Iglu Cruise is offering a 2-week voyage to Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords for £629 per person. This sailing with P&O Cruises would have cost £370 more just a few weeks ago.
This adults-only offer is for travel from Southampton on 19 August. Summer, with its longer, warmer days, is an ideal time to visit Iceland. The price includes 14 nights' accommodation in an Inside Cabin, all meals and snacks. Click here for more information.
Oriana first sails to Ireland, with a stop in Dublin, where guests can visit some of the city's famous attractions, such as the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery**. The ship then continues north to Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Daily Telegraph's guide to Reykjavik calls the city an "ideal grandstand from which to experience Iceland's elemental beauty", including its "ice-capped peaks", "grumbling volcanoes" and "the steaming geothermal vents".
Oriana then starts its trip around Iceland, starting with Ísafjörður, a natural port surrounded by mountains on three sides and a popular starting point to discover the West Fjords. The next port of call is Akureyri, which is described as a "pristine Icelandic destination" by avidcruiser.com. The specialist cruise website adds that the town's location, at the end of Iceland's longest fjord, makes it "Iceland’s prettiest town".
Oriana then sails to Norway for some scenic cruising in the fjords, stopping in Ålesund, Flåm and Stavanger. Cruise International calls fjords sailings a "favourite amongst thousands of cruise enthusiasts, thanks to the long light evenings, unique scenery and charm-filled ports of call".
Oriana has a restaurant by Marco Pierre White (The Ocean Grill), an alfresco pizzeria, a Mediterranean restaurant, a huge Tiffany-glass atrium and a traditional teak promenade. The ship also has three pools, four whirlpool spas, a theatre, a cinema, a show lounge, a nightclub and a casino.
Upgrade to an Outside Cabin for £150 more per person.