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Boston to Europe Cruises

Every year there is a cruise from Boston to Europe. The round-trip cruise makes stops in Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Norway, Netherlands and Ireland.

The cruise from Boston to Europe is called the "Voyage of the Vikings" and is on Holland America Line. The cruise departs July 30 2019 to go to Bar Harbor (Maine), Sydney (Nova Scotia), Corner Brook (Newfoundland), Red Bay (Labrador), Paamiut (Greenland), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Reykjavik (Iceland)(overnight), Stavanger (Norway), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Cork (Ireland), Dublin (Ireland), Belfast (Northern Ireland), Djupivogur (Iceland), Akureyri (Iceland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Nanortalik (Greenland), St Anthony (Newfoundland), St Johns (Newfoundland) and Halifax (Nova Scotia).

In 2020 the cruise departs July 18 and goes to Bar Harbor (Maine), Red Bay (Labrador), Qaqortoq (Greenland), Reykjavik (Iceland)(overnight), Djupivogur (Iceland), Geiranger (Norway), Alesund (Norway), Bergen (Norway), Amsterdam (Netherlands)(overnight), Dublin (Ireland), Torshavn (Faroe Islands), Seydisfjordur (Iceland), Akureyri (Iceland), Isafjordur (Iceland), Nanortalik (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 is a gateway to the scenic Cabot Trail drive along the Atlantic shore and into Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Corner Brook on the island of Newfoundland in Canada has a rocky coast and Long Range Mountains that make for impressive scenery. Be sure to visit Gros Marine National Park.

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

Paamiut, Greenland is a port at the mouth of Kuannersooq Fjord. It is known for white-tailed eagles, hiking trails, foggy weather and distinctive architecture.

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.

Blue Lagoon Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

The cruise continues to Iceland and an overnight stay in Reykjavik. Enjoy thermal pools and spas, fascinating museums, famous restaurants, great music, and unique shopping.

From Stavanger, Norway, you can visit famous Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) with one of the best views in the world. The city is a former European Capital of Culture with impressive museums.

The next stop is Rotterdam, Netherlands. Enjoy spectacular views of the harbor, wharves and canals. Explore the architecture of the Delfshaven quarter.

Voringsfossen Norway
Rotterdam Netherlands

In Cobh (Cork), Ireland, you can take a walking tour through the hilly streets. Explore Blackrock Castle, English Market, Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral, and pubs with live music.

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.

Belfast, Northern Ireland, top attractions include Titanic Belfast, St George's Market, a Black Taxi tour of famous wall art, Ulster Museum, and the spectacular Botanic Gardens.

Iceland puffins
Akureyri Iceland

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

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

Isafjordur, Iceland, is 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.

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

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.

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