Professor in the Sandford School of Public Policy
Date: Thu, May 10, 2018 - Fri, May 18, 2018
Trip Status: Taking Waitlist
Price: from approximately $4,995 per person
Activity Level: Moderate
Arrangements: Thomas P. Gohagan & Co.Download the brochure
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, seven-night journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Bergen, Norway, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal with 100% ocean-view Suite and Stateroom accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amid spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Specially arranged excursions include two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys—The Jacobite steam train through the famed Scottish Highlands and the Flåm Railway through Norway’s stunning fjordlands. Also, visit Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands; the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Orkney’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by the Ness of Brodgar archaeological site director and head archaeologist; and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen. An Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise Option and Norway/Copenhagen Post-Cruise Option are offered.
Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Norwegian Fjords
*Cruise itinerary is subject to change.
Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise Option and Wonders of Norway/Copenhagen Post‑Cruise Option.
To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.
To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-684-2988
Professor in the Sandford School of Public Policy
Small Ship, State-of-the-Art Design
The exclusively chartered m.s. Le Boréal launched the newest generation of Five-Star small ships, featuring only 110 Suites and Staterooms, distinctive French sophistication and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
Elegantly Appointed Suites and Staterooms, 95% with Private Balconies
Each air-conditioned, deluxe Stateroom and Suite (200 to 484 square feet) features a private bathroom with shower, luxurious Five‑Star hotel amenities and minibar with complimentary beverages; most have two twin beds that convert into one queen bed. Enjoy accommodation amenities including individual climate control, satellite flat‑screen television, safe, full-length closet, writing desk/dressing table, plush robes and slippers.
Chic and Casual Dining
International and regional cuisine is served in the stylish, spacious La Licorne dining room in single, unassigned seatings; alfresco in the casual La Boussole Restaurant; or from 24‑hour room service. Complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages are available throughout the cruise. Continental and buffet breakfasts, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a four‑course dinner are served daily. Wine is served with lunch and dinner.
Spacious Public Areas/World-Class Service and Facilities
In keeping with the low passenger density, the public areas are spacious and inviting, and they can accommodate all passengers comfortably. Enjoy views from the Panoramic Lounge; nightly entertainment in the Main Lounge; and lectures, cultural performances or film screenings in the state‑of‑the‑art theater. There is a library, Internet salon, Sun Deck with open-air bar, swimming pool, beauty salon, spa, Turkish bath‑style steam room, full range of fitness equipment, two elevators and an infirmary staffed with a doctor and a nurse. The highly trained and personable, English‑speaking, international crew provides attentive service.
Respect for the Environment
The state-of-the-art propulsion system and custom-built stabilizers provide an exceptionally smooth, quiet and comfortable voyage. By design, the ship is energy efficient and environmentally protective of marine ecosystems and has been awarded the prestigious “Clean Ship” designation due to its advanced eco-friendly features, a rarity among ocean-cruising vessels. The ship has two tenders.
On board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal
Scotland’s Cultural Capitals
Edinburgh ◆ Glasgow Pre-Cruise Option
Explore two of Scotland’s great cities and their histories of fascinating clans, medieval knights
and royal and religious intrigue. In Edinburgh, discover the historic Old Town, the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Royal Mile and iconic Edinburgh Castle; and tour the Museum of Scotland for
a glimpse of the nation’s formative years from the Bronze Age to Roman and Viking invasions. During a panoramic tour of Glasgow, see George Square and the Tolbooth of Glasgow, Scotland’s most remarkable building from the 17th century, and visit the captivating St. Mungo Museum. Admire the extensive collection of art and antiques during a visit to the impressive Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Accommodations for two nights are in the Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, located in Edinburgh’s neoclassical New Town.
Wonders of Norway ◆ Copenhagen Post-Cruise Option
Immerse yourself in majestic Norwegian landscapes and traditional Scandinavian culture on this unique and exclusive five-night journey featuring Stalheim, Oslo and Copenhagen. Experience the highlights of vibrant Oslo, including a visit to its stately City Hall, where the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held, and the impressive Opera House. Spend two nights in Copenhagen, Scandinavia’s most cosmopolitan city and the capital of Denmark, an inviting and exuberant showcase of culture rooted in Viking ancestry, historical architecture and fabled literature. Enjoy an exclusively chartered cruise along Copenhagen’s idyllic canals past Christiansborg Palace and the famous sculpture inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” See Amalienborg Palace, the King’s Gardens and the vivacious Tivoli Gardens. In the nearby town of Roskilde, visit its 12th-century Gothic cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the Vikings’ lives at sea in the fascinating Viking Ship Museum. Accommodations are for four nights in comfortable hotels, including the historic Stalheim Hotel, and one night aboard an award-winning Seaways ferry from Oslo to Copenhagan.
The Pre- and Post-Cruise Options are available at additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.