Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) www.cruiseandmaritime.com 0844 998 3877 has a couple of good opportunities early next year to go off in search of the Northern lights from £740pp. You can set off from London – Tilbury on a 14 nights cruise on board CMV’s Magellan 16th February or for an 11 night cruise 1st March. Both cruises visit the places where the chances of seeing the spectacle of Aurora Borealis, one of nature’s most amazing natural phenomenon, are among the best.
16th February prices are from £935pp in the current deal. This cruise begins with a visit to Amsterdam before heading north to Ålesund in Norway with waterfalls, snow capped peaks and glaciers nearby to view. This exciting itinerary includes overnight stay on board in Alta, the home of the first Northern Lights observatory, and recognised one of the best places to view the lights. You will call into Honningsvåg in the Arctic Circle where you have the option to see the North Cape. Calls are also made to Tromso, Åndalsnes and Bergen – so some spectacular scenery and interest throughout the voyage. If the atmospheric conditions are right, then you have a treat in store when you see the Northern Lights.
1st March prices are from an £740pp. Start again with a visit to Amsterdam before sailing north to the beautiful and unspoilt Faroe Islands then up to Reykjavik, in Iceland for an overnight stay on board. If you like the TV series Game of Thrones, then take an optional excursion out into the heart of the island and enjoy the locations where some of the earlier winter scenes were shot. It is here chances are good of see the Lights. The journey back to London – Tilbury stops in the Orkneys at Kirkwall, one of Scotland’s most attractive islands with plenty of very old and more recent wartime history plus stunning landscapes.