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Boston to Iceland & Europe Cruises

Every year there are cruises from Boston to Iceland and Europe. One round-trip cruise is to several ports in Iceland, Greenland and Canada. The other round-trip cruise goes all the way to Europe and makes stops in Iceland, Greenland, Norway, Netherlands, Scotland and Ireland.

A one-way cruise from Boston to Reykjavik, Iceland, is available on Norwegian Cruise Line. The 10-day voyage goes to Halifax (Nova Scotia), St Pierre, St John's (Newfoundland), Akureyri (Iceland) and Isafjordur (Iceland). Depart August 15, 2024.

A 15-night round-trip cruise from Boston to Greenland is offered by Royal Caribbean. It goes to Sydney (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Nanortalik (Greenland), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Nuuk (Greenland) and St John's (Newfoundland). Depart September 7, 2024.

A 25-day round-trip cruise from Boston to Iceland is on Holland America Line. It departs July 27, 2024, and visits Sydney (Nova Scotia), Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Red Bay (Labrador), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Akureyri (Iceland), Seydisfjordur (Iceland), Djupivogur (Iceland), Reykjavik (Iceland), Grundarfjordur (Iceland), Nanortalik (Greenland), St Anthony (Newfoundland), St Johns (Newfoundland), Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Bar Harbor (Maine).

The 35-day round-trip cruise from Boston to Europe is called the "Voyage of the Vikings" and is also on Holland America Line. In 2024 the cruise departs July 20 and goes to Bar Harbor (Maine), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Red Bay (Labrador), Paamiut (Greenland), Nanortalik (Greenland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Akureyri (Iceland), Eidfjord (Norway), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Cork (Ireland), Dublin (Ireland), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Djupivogur (Iceland), Reykjavik (Iceland), Qaqortoq (Greenland), St Anthony (Newfoundland), St Johns (Newfoundland) and Halifax (Nova Scotia).

The itinerary begins with a stop at Bar Harbor in Maine. It is a summer resort town on Mount Desert Island. See the Millionaire's Row mansions and Acadia National Park.

Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada is on Cape Breton Island. Visit the Centre for Craft & Design. Relax in the tap room at Breton Brewing.

Red Bay, Labrador, Canada is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The town is known for its Basque history.

In Nanortalik, Greenland, polar bears sometimes pass through town in the summer. Take a tour of the rugged wilderness.

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

The cruise continues to Iceland and Isafjordur. It's surrounded by mountains and features a waterfall, nature preserve, and a large seabird colony at Hornbjarg cliff. It is known for music and visual arts.

Akureyri, Iceland, offers whale watching tours, hiking paths, and the Akureyri Botanical Garden.

At Eidfjord, Norway, a walk around the famous Voringsfossen waterfall includes the spectacular step bridge.

Voringsfossen Norway
Rotterdam Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands, is a port city known for art and architecture. Visit the famous Cube Houses and the amazing modern Market Hall. See MiniWorld Rotterdam.

Cork, Ireland, highlights include the English Market, St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and the Cork Public Museum.

Dublin, Ireland, is famous for many things and the attractions include Dublin Castle, Ha'Penny Bridge, Trinity College, the National Gallery of Ireland, and the shopping of Grafton Street.

Iceland puffins
Akureyri Iceland

Djupivogur, Iceland, is a charming village with famous sculptures, bird watching, seal watching boat tours.

You'll have an overnight stay in Reykjavik. Enjoy thermal pools and spas, fascinating museums, famous restaurants, great music, and unique shopping.

Qaqortoq, Greenland, is one of the prettiest towns in all of Greenland. Explore the colonial buildings, Inuit culture, and the "Stone and Man" carvings. The hot water spring site of Uunartoq is a little farther south.

The cruise finishes with three stops in Canada. St Anthony and St Johns, Newfoundland, have iceberg tours, the Rooms museum, and jelly bean houses. In Halifax, Nova Scotia, tour the Citadel fort, Pier 21, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and the landscape of the south shore.

See the full range of round-trip Transatlantic cruises. This one from Boston is one of a select few.

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