Crystal Expedition Cruises swaps out two Norway sailings for Iceland
Crystal Endeavor in Vopnafjordur, Iceland (photo credit Bruno Cazarini)

Crystal Expedition Cruises swaps out two Norway sailings for Iceland

MIAMI — Crystal Expedition Cruises has announced two new September 2021 voyages exploring the Land of Fire and Ice for Crystal Endeavor including the addition of a sixth 10-night Luxury Iceland Expedition scheduled to embark Sept. 5 roundtrip from Reykjavik.

Crystal Expedition has also added a new 13-night voyage Iceland to the Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic that will begin on Sept. 15 with an overnight in Reykjavik before departing to explore Iceland, the Arctic Circle, Faroe Islands, Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, with a call in remote Fair Isle. The sailing ends with overnight calls in Edinburgh (Leith), where Crystal Endeavor will dock for the night steps from the Royal Yacht Britannica before cruising up the Thames to London.

The cruise line says these new voyages replace previously scheduled itineraries that included calls in Norway, which has now imposed new travel restrictions.

“The feedback we are receiving from guests is that they’ve been thrilled with Iceland as a destination and the unique up-close adventures we are able to launch directly from the ship as well as the extraordinary wildlife encounters,” said Jack Anderson, President, Crystal.

Crystal Endeavor has been cruising Iceland since its debut on July 17.

The new, and sixth in the series, 10-night Luxury Iceland Expedition voyage replaces the previously scheduled 10-night Journey of Vikings: Iceland & Norway voyage.

The new 13-night voyage Iceland to the Thames River: Isles of the North Atlantic replaces the originally scheduled Norwegian Fjords & Scottish Isles with a revised itinerary exchanging calls in Norway with an overnight in Reykjavík and calls in Ísafjörður, Grimsey Island, and Seyðisfjörður, Iceland; as well as an exploration of the Faroe Islands; and a new call in Fair Isle, Shetland Islands. Originally scheduled calls in Lerwick, Shetland Islands and Kirkwall, Orkney Islands as well as overnights in Edinburgh (Leith) and London remain.