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Copenhagen , Denmark | Skagen , Denmark | Kristiansand , Norway | Lerwick / Shetland , Scotland | Akureyri , Iceland | Reykjavik , Iceland | Reykjavik , Iceland | Prins Christian Sund , Greenland | Qaqortoq , Greenland | Sydney , Nova Scotia | Halifax , Nova Scotia | Boston , Massachusetts

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DAY 1 - Departure Day

Copenhagen, Denmark

DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

DANE TO DISCOVER

Pick up a Danish pastry from Conditori La Glace, the city’s oldest confectioner’s shop. Then see where writer Hans Christian Andersen lived and worked in Nyhavn’s brightly hued quay district. Meander around Frederiksberg Gardens’ leafy pathways. Meet exotic animals at the National Aquarium. And if you go roaming the royal palaces, don’t miss Amalienborg’s changing of the Royal Guard.

Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark in a sunny day

Pick up a Danish pastry from Conditori La Glace, the city’s oldest confectioner’s shop. Then see where writer Hans Christian Andersen lived and worked in Nyhavn’s brightly hued quay district. Meander around Frederiksberg Gardens’ leafy pathways. Meet exotic animals at the National Aquarium. And if you go roaming the royal palaces, don’t miss Amalienborg’s changing of the Royal Guard.

Scenic Summer sunset view of Nyhavn pier with color buildings, ships, yachts and other boats in the Old Town of Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark
Frederik's Church in Copenhagen, Denmark
A lake with boats, with a roller coaster in the background in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark
The Marble Church (Frederik's Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark
Aerial view of Copenhagen, Denmark in a sunny day
Things To Do

in Copenhagen

A Moorish Palace in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

PUT IT IN PARK

Pump up the adrenaline at Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Go upside down on the 62 mph Vertigo, or feel the thrill of riding the famous wooden roller coaster that marked its 100th birthday in 2014. Arcade games, pantomime shows and live music only add to the park’s appeal.

Little Mermaid statue sitting on a rock on the harborfront in the northern Kastellet area in Copenhagen, Denmark

PLOT TWIST

Inspired by the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, The Little Mermaid sculpture remains one of the most visited landmarks in all of Copenhagen. Find her sitting on a rock in the harbor, in all her bronze and granite glory, looking forlorn in search of her prince on land.

The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen

NATIONAL TREASURES

Housed in the old Prince’s Palace, the National Museum’s galleries span the Great Hall and former sleeping quarters of Danish royalty. Here you can admire furniture from the early 18th century, as well as impressive collections of classical and eastern antiquities, handicrafts, coins, medals and children’s toys.

Danish smørrebrød sandwich with salmon fish and egg on wooden board, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Local Cuisine

Copenhagen has the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any Scandinavian city. Noma is consistently named “Best Restaurant in the World” for its New Nordic cuisine. But if you’re hungry for a quick lunch, try a herring smørrebrød sandwich and a dozen Limfjord oysters. Savor Danish cheese, coffee and pastries at Torvehallerne market— or sip on an ice-cold pint of Carlsberg pilsner.

Denmark Copenhagen Mini Hot Air Balloons

Shopping

Hit the famous shopping strip of Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian-friendly streets in Europe, for international brands and kitschy collectibles. Copenhagen is perhaps best-known for its Danish-designed glass and ceramic home goods. Many vendors sell secondhand porcelain and silver pieces in street markets, but be prepared to bargain.

DAY 2 - DOCKED

Skagen, Denmark

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

Explore Skagen

Drive three kilometers from Skagen to Grenen, the geographical top of Denmark, where the Baltic Sea meets the North Sea — here, you can get up close and personal with seals. Take the four-kilometer bike ride west is Old Skagen, a former fishing hamlet picturesque yellow houses. Or stay in town and check out the Skagen Lighthouse, then head to a seaside restaurant for Dublin Bay prawns — they're so big you might think they're lobsters at first.

A historic windmill in Skagen, Denmark
The Lighthouse of Skagen on the coast in Denmark
The Sand-Covered Church in Skagen, Denmark

Drive three kilometers from Skagen to Grenen, the geographical top of Denmark, where the Baltic Sea meets the North Sea — here, you can get up close and personal with seals. Take the four-kilometer bike ride west is Old Skagen, a former fishing hamlet picturesque yellow houses. Or stay in town and check out the Skagen Lighthouse, then head to a seaside restaurant for Dublin Bay prawns — they're so big you might think they're lobsters at first.

A historic windmill in Skagen, Denmark
The Lighthouse of Skagen on the coast in Denmark
The Sand-Covered Church in Skagen, Denmark
Things To Do

in Skagen

A World War 2 bunker at a beach in Skagen, Denmark

Bunker Down

Skagen's coastline is home to a number of bunkers dating back to World War II, some half-submerged in water or sand. Check out the Skagen Bunker Museum, located in an old German bunker. It features a number of artifacts from the time, including weapons and uniforms, along with a film room and an operations room that take you back in time.

A close-up view of The Sand-Covered Church in Skagen, Denmark

Sandy Worship

Built in the 14th century and dedicated to Saint Lawrence of Rome, the Sand-Covered Church was overcome by rising levels of sand that buried the structure faster than it could be dug out. At one point, the door had to be dug out before every service, which led to the locals abandoning the church. Today, just the main tower remains, still at the mercy of the shifting sands and winds.

The Skagen lighthouse in Skagen, Denmark

Northern Lighthouse

Make time for a visit to the Skagen Grey Lighthouse. Not only is this a distinctive sight of north Jutland, with sweeping views of Kattegat Bay, it's also home to a migratory bird sanctuary — head here to spot species of Arctic birds on their way from Scandinavia to warmer environments.

Two filets of smoked mackerel

Local Cuisine

Seafood is the name of the game in Skagen. Try pan-fried fish cakes or smoked salmon with dill and herbs. Cruise to Skagen to indulge in local delicacies like smoked salmon or freshly caught lobster served alongside local potatoes, wild garlic and beach peas. For a distinctive dessert, head to Ruth's Gourmet for the famous oak bark ice cream.

A souevnir shop in Denmark selling an assortment of souvenirs

Shopping

You'll find charming boutiques and shops along the streets of Skagen. Butik Skagen carries local handicrafts, such as sweaters, blankets and ceramics, as well as number of well-known Danish brands, including Mogens Alex Petersen. Den Bla Appelsin is another notable shop, carrying quality women's fashion and wonderful handicrafts and textiles.

INSIDER TIP

Danes love to bike everywhere, so make like a local and rent a bike to explore the beautiful coastline.

DAY 3 - DOCKED

Kristiansand, Norway

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
4:00 PM

Southern City

Norway's fifth-largest city on the south coast faces Denmark and is surrounded by crystal blue water on three sides. Explore the colorful central market, and admire the original wooden houses in the historic quarter Posebyen. Go to the Ravnedalen Valley Nature Park west of town for a quiet walk on paths lined with trees and cliffs, or head to the Kristiansand Waterfall — you can wild salmon swimming in the waters here.

Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway
Baneheia lakeside view in Kristiansand, Norway
A white church in Kristiansand, Norway

Norway's fifth-largest city on the south coast faces Denmark and is surrounded by crystal blue water on three sides. Explore the colorful central market, and admire the original wooden houses in the historic quarter Posebyen. Go to the Ravnedalen Valley Nature Park west of town for a quiet walk on paths lined with trees and cliffs, or head to the Kristiansand Waterfall — you can wild salmon swimming in the waters here.

Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway
Baneheia lakeside view in Kristiansand, Norway
A white church in Kristiansand, Norway
Things To Do

in Kristiansand

Coastal buildings and a lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway

Idyllic Wooden Houses

Take a stroll through Posebyen, the old part of town, admiring the collection of wooden buildings, painted in white and pastel colors. A big city fire in 1892 destroyed most of Kristiansand but left this neighborhood intact.

The Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway

Redefine Island Fun

Cross the bridge south of the center to the island of Odderoya. Walk the pleasant seaside walking paths, admire the endless views and sandy beaches, have a look inside the cool galleries, and relax in the laid-back cafes. In summer, the island hosts several festivals and large outdoor concerts with both national and international artists.

A vintage cannon overlooking the ocean in Kristiansand, Norway

Protect Against Pirates

Visit the photogenic Christiansholm Fortress, on the seaside promenade in the city center. Built between 1662 and 1672 by Fredrik III to keep watch over the strategic Skagerrak Straits, which were often assailed by pirates. The fortress features five-meter-thick walls — perfect for soldiers to hold up in a bunker.

Five scallops on a black plate with garnish

Local Cuisine

For breakfast, head to the charming coffee shops in Skippergada street to have some quality coffee and a "horn," a savory crescent roll often filled with cheese and ham. Follow the locals to the Fiskebrygga (fish market) and buy a some fish cakes and a basket of strawberries during your Kristiansand cruise. You can enjoy them sitting at the quayside. For dinner, try distinctive dishes like local scallops served with trout roe and radishes at one of the city's upscale, modern restaurants.

Assorted wool hats in Norway

Shopping

Shop for local products at the Posebyen Market, including traditional wool hats and sweaters, as well as antique homegoods and decorations. For trendy fashions and modern Scandinavian home designs, head to Kristiansand's main street, Markens. Here, you'll find the large shopping center Slotts Quartalet. For charming boutiques, head to Skippergata — there are small shops specializing in everything from upscale fashions to leather goods.

INSIDER TIP

Kristiansand is flat, so it's an ideal place to explore on foot or by bicycle.

DAY 4 - TENDERED

Lerwick / Shetland, Scotland

ARRIVES:
10:00 AM
DEPARTS:
7:00 PM

Adventure in Scotland

Begin your Lerwick adventure at the Shetland Museum and Archives, where you can learn about the Viking roots of this far-northern corner of Scotland. Then, wander around the harbor and town center and make your way to Fort Charlotte, a five-sided artillery fort built in the 1600s. In the afternoon, head to Clickimin Loch and the Broch of Clickimin, an Iron Age drystone structure that dates back to the first century A.D.

View of the town hall in Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland
The ruins of old stone homes in Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland
Buildings in the old town of Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland

Begin your Lerwick adventure at the Shetland Museum and Archives, where you can learn about the Viking roots of this far-northern corner of Scotland. Then, wander around the harbor and town center and make your way to Fort Charlotte, a five-sided artillery fort built in the 1600s. In the afternoon, head to Clickimin Loch and the Broch of Clickimin, an Iron Age drystone structure that dates back to the first century A.D.

View of the town hall in Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland
The ruins of old stone homes in Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland
Buildings in the old town of Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland
Things To Do

in Lerwick / Shetland

A vintage textile loom

Be Tempted by Textiles

Learn more about the heritage textile skills unique to these islands at Shetland Textile Museum. The museum's collection includes hundreds of items, dating from 1870 to 2016. These include Shetland lace, Fair Isle knitting, Shetland Taatit rugs and woven tweed. The museum also has tools, papers and patterns on display.

A man bicycling on a road in Lerwick/Shetland, Scotland

Cycle the Isles

The North Sea Cycle Route runs through Norway, Scotland, England, Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden. Visit one of Lerwick's bike hire companies and spend a day exploring the coastline along the section of the North Sea Cycle Route that stretches through the island during your Norway cruise. There are signposts around Shetland for directions.

Sliced black pudding on a fresh salad

Local Cuisine

Hay's Dock Cafe Restaurant is a waterfront dining option, located inside the award-winning Shetland Museum and Archives. Fjara Cafe Bar is also on the waterfront; serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fjara focuses on local produce. Here you'll find, pork, leek sausage, black pudding and espresso to satisfy your cravings. Lerwick Brewery is a family-run business with four beers on constant rotation.

An assortment of Scottish wool

Shopping

Shetland Museum and Archives' gift shop also has Shetland-theme books and maritime souvenirs. The Shetland Times Bookshop stocks both an array of books and gifts. On Commercial street, you'll find shops selling handcrafted homeware and items made from Shetland lace and wool — including hats, sweaters, scarves and even jewelry.

INSIDER TIP

Unless you want to cycle the North Sea Cycle Route, Lerwick's top attractions are within walking distance of each other.

DAY 5 - AT SEA

CRUISING

CAN'T MISS FAVORITES

Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

Girl Learning to Play Mini Golf with her Father
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

THINGS TO DO

Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
Mini Golf

ON PAR FOR ADVENTURE

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall
Rock Climbing Wall

A BOLDER BOULDER

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

DAY 6 - DOCKED

Akureyri, Iceland

ARRIVES:
8:00 AM
DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

Artic Adventure

Iceland's second city is cozy but vibrant, with regular music festivals and top-notch restaurants. Stroll around the old town and join the locals for a spot of relaxation in the indoor or outdoor Akureyri Thermal Pool. Admire the many colors of Icelandic flowers in the botanical garden, and marvel at the magic of the Northern Lights.

Scenic countryside landscape in Akureyri, Iceland
The steps leading up to the Church of Akureyri
A beautiful landscape of yellow flowers, the bay, Akureyri, Iceland, and mountains in the distance

Iceland's second city is cozy but vibrant, with regular music festivals and top-notch restaurants. Stroll around the old town and join the locals for a spot of relaxation in the indoor or outdoor Akureyri Thermal Pool. Admire the many colors of Icelandic flowers in the botanical garden, and marvel at the magic of the Northern Lights.

Scenic countryside landscape in Akureyri, Iceland
The steps leading up to the Church of Akureyri
A beautiful landscape of yellow flowers, the bay, Akureyri, Iceland, and mountains in the distance
Things To Do

in Akureyri

Colorful flowers at a botanical garden in Akureyri, Iceland

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Find a wealth of plant life at a stone's throw from the Arctic Circle. At Lystigardurinn, the most northerly botanical garden in the world, you can walk along green pathways lined with colorful, sweet-smelling flowers, and take a look at Iceland's native species, as well as 4,000 foreign plants.

Buildings at the Laufas Rectory Farm Museum in Akureyri, Iceland

Turf Tour

Take a taxi 23 kilometers to Laufas, where you'll find quaint turf-roofed farmhouses built in the 1860s. They may remind you of the hobbits' houses in "The Lord of the Rings" — but more importantly, they're a window into how Icelanders once lived.

Clear blue water within a cave in Iceland

Heat It Up

The Akureyri Thermal Pool is one of Iceland's finest. Cruise to Iceland and splash about or relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, which are open year-round. Join the locals for a dip in the geothermal hot spots, the 25-meter pool or the Turkish bath. There are also water slides and a pool for younger children.

Hardfiskur dried fish with a side of charcoal bread and butter

Local Cuisine

After sightseeing and bathing, you'll probably have worked up quite an appetite. Luckily, Akureyri has lots of restaurants nestled in its downtown center. Icelandic cuisine is based on fish, lamb, dairy, root vegetables and herbs. If you're brave enough, try hakarl (fermented shark). Wash it down with a local craft beer or a taste of Brennivin, the traditional schnapps.

An assortment of wool sweaters at a store

Shopping

You don't need to walk far when shopping in Akureyri: Most shops are in the city center along Hafnarsteti street and in the Glerartorg shopping mall. You'll find trendy designer brands, fun souvenirs and high-fashion labels. The Icelandic Kroner (ISK) is the official currency, and many stores accept credit cards.

INSIDER TIP

There's a free town bus service on four routes. Look for the yellow buses.

DAY 7 - DOCKED

Reykjavik, Iceland

ARRIVES:
2:00 PM

Discover Iceland

Reykjavik offers adventure for travelers of all stripes. Climb to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church spire before enjoying one of the city's daily concerts. For art lovers, the Reykjavik Art Museum spoils you with works from an array of modern Icelandic artists. Soak in the geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon spa, just under an hour outside town. Up for some volcanic exploration? Tour the magnificent lava tunnel at Raufarholshellir.

Aerial view of Reykjavik, Iceland with mountains in the background.
The Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland
Waterfront homes in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik offers adventure for travelers of all stripes. Climb to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church spire before enjoying one of the city's daily concerts. For art lovers, the Reykjavik Art Museum spoils you with works from an array of modern Icelandic artists. Soak in the geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon spa, just under an hour outside town. Up for some volcanic exploration? Tour the magnificent lava tunnel at Raufarholshellir.

Aerial view of Reykjavik, Iceland with mountains in the background.
The Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland
Waterfront homes in Reykjavik, Iceland
Things To Do

in Reykjavik

View of the organ inside a cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reach for the Sky

Hallgrimskirkja Church towers over the city. Hop on the elevator to rise 75 meters into the spire, where you'll enjoy panoramic views. In the surprisingly understated interior, you'll find the vast 5,275-pipe organ, upon which an organist performs near-daily concerts.

View of the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland

Worldwide Wonder

Grab the free shuttle bus every half hour from Harpa Music Hall to the Perlan Dome, which reveals the wonders of Iceland through exhibitions that include a man-made ice cave, a planetarium and an interactive glacier show. The observation deck puts your attention on the natural wonders of Iceland, including mountains, volcanoes, geothermal areas, the ocean and a glacier.

People enjoying the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Reykjavik, Iceland

Get Steamy

Built on a lava field and heated with geothermal energy, the famous Blue Lagoon is an easy 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. Pamper yourself with mud masks and massages while in the hot water. There's plenty to do on dry land as well with cruises to Iceland — relax in a steam room, dine at LAVA Restaurant or shop for skincare products to bring a piece of Iceland home.

An Icelandic hot dog

Local Cuisine

Reykjavik holds culinary pleasures both high and low. Many local spots serve up hearty Icelandic meat stew, made with lamb, potatoes, carrots and lots of herbs. Seek out creamy lobster stew and locally caught langoustine tails. And don't miss out on the national street food: the Icelandic hot dog.

A wool sweater on a wooden floor

Shopping

Laugavegur, or "the Wash Road," is the hippest shopping street in this compact city. An easy walk from port, the district offers a wide range of designer clothes, artisan wools and housewares. It's also home to an excellent bookstore and several spots for modern, design-driven home goods that bridge the gap between decorative and utilitarian.

INSIDER TIP

Take a 30-minute guided tour of the glittering Harpa Music Hall, located on the edge of the port.

DAY 8 - DOCKED

Reykjavik, Iceland

DEPARTS:
5:00 PM

Discover Iceland

Reykjavik offers adventure for travelers of all stripes. Climb to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church spire before enjoying one of the city's daily concerts. For art lovers, the Reykjavik Art Museum spoils you with works from an array of modern Icelandic artists. Soak in the geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon spa, just under an hour outside town. Up for some volcanic exploration? Tour the magnificent lava tunnel at Raufarholshellir.

Aerial view of Reykjavik, Iceland with mountains in the background.
The Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland
Waterfront homes in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik offers adventure for travelers of all stripes. Climb to the top of the Hallgrimskirkja church spire before enjoying one of the city's daily concerts. For art lovers, the Reykjavik Art Museum spoils you with works from an array of modern Icelandic artists. Soak in the geothermal waters at the Blue Lagoon spa, just under an hour outside town. Up for some volcanic exploration? Tour the magnificent lava tunnel at Raufarholshellir.

Aerial view of Reykjavik, Iceland with mountains in the background.
The Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland
Waterfront homes in Reykjavik, Iceland
Things To Do

in Reykjavik

View of the organ inside a cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reach for the Sky

Hallgrimskirkja Church towers over the city. Hop on the elevator to rise 75 meters into the spire, where you'll enjoy panoramic views. In the surprisingly understated interior, you'll find the vast 5,275-pipe organ, upon which an organist performs near-daily concerts.

View of the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland

Worldwide Wonder

Grab the free shuttle bus every half hour from Harpa Music Hall to the Perlan Dome, which reveals the wonders of Iceland through exhibitions that include a man-made ice cave, a planetarium and an interactive glacier show. The observation deck puts your attention on the natural wonders of Iceland, including mountains, volcanoes, geothermal areas, the ocean and a glacier.

People enjoying the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Reykjavik, Iceland

Get Steamy

Built on a lava field and heated with geothermal energy, the famous Blue Lagoon is an easy 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. Pamper yourself with mud masks and massages while in the hot water. There's plenty to do on dry land as well with cruises to Iceland — relax in a steam room, dine at LAVA Restaurant or shop for skincare products to bring a piece of Iceland home.

An Icelandic hot dog

Local Cuisine

Reykjavik holds culinary pleasures both high and low. Many local spots serve up hearty Icelandic meat stew, made with lamb, potatoes, carrots and lots of herbs. Seek out creamy lobster stew and locally caught langoustine tails. And don't miss out on the national street food: the Icelandic hot dog.

A wool sweater on a wooden floor

Shopping

Laugavegur, or "the Wash Road," is the hippest shopping street in this compact city. An easy walk from port, the district offers a wide range of designer clothes, artisan wools and housewares. It's also home to an excellent bookstore and several spots for modern, design-driven home goods that bridge the gap between decorative and utilitarian.

INSIDER TIP

Take a 30-minute guided tour of the glittering Harpa Music Hall, located on the edge of the port.

DAY 9 - AT SEA

CRUISING

FOR FOODIES

Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.

Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
Flat Italian bread with potatoes and herb, marinated artichokes, olives & pesto. Cruise fine dining at Giovanni's Table.

THINGS TO DO

Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
Chops Grille

A CUT ABOVE THE REST

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Hot Lasagna
Giovanni's Table

AL DENTE INDULGENCE

A casual Italian trattoria, Giovanni's Table offers rustic dishes with a contemporary flair, including fresh pastas, braised meat dishes and stews.

DAY 10 - CRUISING

Prins Christian Sund, Greenland

Discover Prins Christian Sund

Greenland, the biggest non-continental island in the world, is an unusual destination of exhilarating natural beauty. You'll be amazed by the clear, still waters of the Prins Christian Sund waterway, named after Prince Christian VIII of Denmark. Admire impressive glaciers, stunningly blue icebergs and the dramatic, jagged peaks of the mountain ranges. Don't leave without catching sight of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second-largest body of ice in the world.

A distant glacier in Prins Christian Sund, Greenland
The surrounding mountain terrain in Prins Christian Sund, Greenland
An iceberg floating in Prins Christian Sund, Greenland

Greenland, the biggest non-continental island in the world, is an unusual destination of exhilarating natural beauty. You'll be amazed by the clear, still waters of the Prins Christian Sund waterway, named after Prince Christian VIII of Denmark. Admire impressive glaciers, stunningly blue icebergs and the dramatic, jagged peaks of the mountain ranges. Don't leave without catching sight of the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second-largest body of ice in the world.

A distant glacier in Prins Christian Sund, Greenland
The surrounding mountain terrain in Prins Christian Sund, Greenland
An iceberg floating in Prins Christian Sund, Greenland
Things To Do

in Prins Christian Sund

Multiple humpback whales

Where Animals Rule

At the entrance and exit to the fjord, you can spot minke, fin and blue whales. Blueberry ringed and bearded seals can be seen on top of icebergs. You may also see reindeer, polar fox, muskox and of course many different species of birds.

A small coastal settlement in Greenland

Colorful Nordic Homes

The world's largest non-continental island has a small but unique population, which is a blend of Inuit and Danish heritage. In Prins Christian Sund, the only settlement is Aappilattoq.

A coastal hiking trail in Greenland

Adventurous Views

While Greenland has only few roads, South Greenland has a system of hiking trails that link towns and villages to each other. Look for stunning, unfenced wilderness, with the ever-present icy vistas set against towering mountains ridges and rolling green hills.

INSIDER TIP

Pack warm clothes during all seasons, and be prepared for sudden changes in the weather.

DAY 11 - TENDERED

Qaqortoq, Greenland

ARRIVES:
7:00 AM
DEPARTS:
8:00 PM

Explore Greenland

Qaqortoq is ideal for exploring on foot. Admire the colorful houses, the open-air sculpture gallery Stone and Man and the spouting, whale-adorned Mindebronden Fountain. Learn more about the town's history in the Qaqortoq Museum. Just a few minutes away, you'll find the deep blue Lake Tasersuaq. Visit the nearby Hvalsey Church Ruins, the most famous Norse ruins in Greenland.

Aerial view of Qaqortoq, Greenland
A moored boat at a marina in Qaqortoq, Greenland
The Hvalsey mountainside fjord in Greenland

Qaqortoq is ideal for exploring on foot. Admire the colorful houses, the open-air sculpture gallery Stone and Man and the spouting, whale-adorned Mindebronden Fountain. Learn more about the town's history in the Qaqortoq Museum. Just a few minutes away, you'll find the deep blue Lake Tasersuaq. Visit the nearby Hvalsey Church Ruins, the most famous Norse ruins in Greenland.

Aerial view of Qaqortoq, Greenland
A moored boat at a marina in Qaqortoq, Greenland
The Hvalsey mountainside fjord in Greenland
Things To Do

in Qaqortoq

A small river in rural Greenland

Take Your Bath Outside

Take a boat to the nearby uninhabited island of Uunartoq (Greenlandic for "very hot island"). In the middle of the grassy fields, you'll find wonderful hot springs, surrounded by mountain peaks and drifting icebergs. With a water temperature of around 98 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, they are perfect for bathing.

The ruins of a Norse building in Greenland

Norse Knowledge

Visit the Qaqortoq Museum, housed in a tar-blackened building dating back to 1804. Check out the blue room, the red room, the collection of talismans and the peat hut. For more Nordic history, check out the Norse ruins at Hvalsey Church.

A face carved in stone

Art, On The Rocks

Explore the intriguing sculpture park Stone and Man near the museum. Greenlandic artist Aka Hoegh launched the project in the mid-1990s with artists from all of the Nordic countries. There are now around 40 sculptures and carvings, also in other parts of town.

A roasted fillet of halibut and potato puree in a white bowl

Local Cuisine

Dine in at of the atmospheric eateries with tasteful art and wooden floors at the old town square. Greenlandic food is based on marine mammal meat, game, birds and halibut. There are a handful of forward-thinking restaurants dishing out modern takes on the traditional fare. Cruises to Greenland allow you to sample musk-ox filet poached in juniper berry juice, mustard-baked halibut or smoked breast of auk, a local sea bird, marinated in honey.

An assortment of handcrafted jewelry

Shopping

Head to the Qaqortoq Souvenir Shop, right next to the jetty, run by the Greenland Sagalands tour operator and tourist information center. Browse the typical Greenlandic handicrafts like artwork, jewelry, musk ox knitwear or a tupilaq, a carved figure to protect against enemies.

INSIDER TIP

At the Tourist Office, you can get free town maps, buy hiking maps and use the internet.

DAY 12 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SUN DRENCHED DAYS

Family Swimming and Enjoying the Pool
Sunset at the Solarium Pool

Family Swimming and Enjoying the Pool
Sunset at the Solarium Pool

THINGS TO DO

Girls Diving and Swimming in the Covered Pool
Pools

SWIM IT TO WIN IT

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.

Guests Enjoying the Drinks and Pool at the Solarium
Solarium

SUN AND SERENITY

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.

DAY 13 - AT SEA

CRUISING

SHOW STOPPERS

Performers on stage dresses in Retro clothing during the Stage to Screen Cruise Show on Serenade of the Seas
Performers dressed in white on stage during the Vibeology Cruise Show on Serenade of the Seas

Performers on stage dresses in Retro clothing during the Stage to Screen Cruise Show on Serenade of the Seas
Performers dressed in white on stage during the Vibeology Cruise Show on Serenade of the Seas

THINGS TO DO

Performers on stage during the Stage to Screen Cruise Show on Serenade of the Seas
Stage to Screen

STAGES SET FOR SPECTACULAR

From the world-revered theaters of Broadway to the star-studded studios of Hollywood, we bring you the greatest musicals to ever go from Stage to Screen.

Performers on blue stage during the Vibeology Cruise Show on Serenade of the Seas
Vibeology

SUBSCRIBE TO THE VIBE

Listen up— all your favorites are getting a fresh new twist with remixes of the music that defined an era.

DAY 14 - DOCKED

Sydney, Nova Scotia

ARRIVES:
9:00 AM
DEPARTS:
6:00 PM

Explore Nova Scotia

Come to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and immerse yourself in multicultural Cape Breton, informed by the influence of the French, the Scotts and the native Mi'kmaqs. Hang out in the French Fortress of Louisburg, sample Gaelic culture at the Highland Village Museum, or take in the ancient art and history of the island at Membertou Heritage Park.

The Louisbourg Lighthouse during a beautiful day
Rocky coastline in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Buildings on a coastal cliff in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Come to Sydney, Nova Scotia, and immerse yourself in multicultural Cape Breton, informed by the influence of the French, the Scotts and the native Mi'kmaqs. Hang out in the French Fortress of Louisburg, sample Gaelic culture at the Highland Village Museum, or take in the ancient art and history of the island at Membertou Heritage Park.

The Louisbourg Lighthouse during a beautiful day
Rocky coastline in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Buildings on a coastal cliff in Sydney, Nova Scotia
Things To Do

in Sydney

An antique black and gold telephone

Answer the Call

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, which overlooks the inventor's summer home in Baddeck. Learn how Bell achieved invented only the telephone but also the world's fastest boat, Canada's first powered airplane flight and advanced recording technology. Marvel at his artifacts, films and family photographs.

Close up view of the exterior of Fort Louisbourg

Dance Like It's 1744

Visit the 18th century at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The largest reconstructed French fortified town in North America is alive with music, dancing, cooking and military drills. Don't leave without sipping the Fortress Rum, sold in traditional bottles and sealed in wax.

A historic log cabin in Sydney, Nova Scotia

Celtic Sojourn

Gaelic may not be your first language, but it's worth the trip to Highland Village in the Bras d'Or Lakes region to hear the melodic sounds of Celtic culture. Traditional music, stunning vistas and friendly farm animals backdrop 11 period buildings, a general store and a one-room schoolhouse.

A baked salmon fillet with a side salad on a black plate

Local Cuisine

It's all about fresh and local. Head to one of the many pubs along the downtown waterfront for maple-glazed Atlantic salmon or a lobster dinner. Be sure to try the island's signature mussels before you go. Wash it all down with a mug of Sydney's favorite beer from Big Spruce Brewing.

Bins with local wool

Shopping

It's an artisan extravaganza in Sydney. Head to the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design for affordable hand-crafted lamb's wool apparel, leather, glass and art. Get on Canada cruises to pick up some raw local lambswool or sheep's wool to take home and work with yourself.

INSIDER TIP

The town center and Charlotte Street are only a five-minute walk from port.

DAY 15 - DOCKED

Halifax, Nova Scotia

ARRIVES:
10:00 AM
DEPARTS:
7:00 PM

Great Adventure

As Canada's Atlantic gateway, Halifax brings together unique history and modern excitement. Stroll the festive waterfront to get a feel for the bustling downtown with its boutique shops and art galleries. Then, visit the museum at Pier 21 to learn the stories of Nova Scotia's immigrants. Got foodie inclinations? Stop by the Halifax Farmers Market and sample the fresh-caught local seafood.

A picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
Boats docked at a harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia
A gazebo located in a garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia

As Canada's Atlantic gateway, Halifax brings together unique history and modern excitement. Stroll the festive waterfront to get a feel for the bustling downtown with its boutique shops and art galleries. Then, visit the museum at Pier 21 to learn the stories of Nova Scotia's immigrants. Got foodie inclinations? Stop by the Halifax Farmers Market and sample the fresh-caught local seafood.

A picturesque view of the Halifax cityscape
Boats docked at a harbor in Halifax, Nova Scotia
A gazebo located in a garden in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Things To Do

in Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia Minke Whale Going Underwater

Hit the High Seas

Hop aboard a boat tour of the harbor — from the observation deck, you can spy marine wildlife, including the majestic whales that inhabit Nova Scotia's waters. On some tours, the crew will even help you pull in a lobster trap.

Peggy's Cove Lighthouse on a rocky coast

Light It Up

Nova Scotia is home to 160 lighthouses, and you can get to many of them easily from Halifax. Visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world at Peggy's Cove, just a one-hour drive from the city, where you'll find some of the best panoramic views around.

Graves of victims of the Titanic in Nova Scotia

Titanic Adventure

What does the sinking of the Titanic have to do with Halifax? A lot, it turns out. Take the Halifax Connection tour to visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where you'll see a collection of Titanic artifacts and hear stories about the iconic event of 1912.

A plate of steamed lobster

Local Cuisine

Halifax is a seafood feast. There are plenty of upscale eateries along the downtown waterfront area serving full lobster dinners. Try the classic Nova Scotia seafood chowder, which brings together the best of the local seafood — mussels, haddock and scallops are commonly in the mix — in a creamy broth flavored with bacon. Or opt for one of the less pricey spots, where you can order some of the freshest fish and chips you've ever had.

Assorted maple leaf containers of maple syrup

Shopping

Retail therapy in Halifax includes both world-class shopping and carefully curated boutiques. Try the Historic Properties for sweaters, the Hydrostone Market for art or Bishop's Landing for jewelry and unique cosmetics. Want a locally crafted keepsake? Head to the Seaport Farmers Market or Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique. Cruise to Halifax and be on the lookout for maple syrup — Nova Scotia produces some of the world's best.

INSIDER TIP

Go sightseeing at your own pace with an all-day hop-on, hop-off bus pass.

DAY 16 - AT SEA

CRUISING

LIGHTS OUT NIGHTS OUT

Vintages Small Bites with Chardonnay
GR, R Bar, , Grandeur of the Seas,Public Spaces, Revitalization, Lounge, Couple Having Drinks,

Vintages Small Bites with Chardonnay
GR, R Bar, , Grandeur of the Seas,Public Spaces, Revitalization, Lounge, Couple Having Drinks,

THINGS TO DO

Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine
Vintages

UNCORK A VINTAGE ADVENTURE

Whether you favor a bold Cab or the subtle nuance of Pinot Noir, Vintages has the perfect glass. From France to California, Chardonnay to Shiraz, the wide world of wine is well represented through extensive partnerships with top winemakers. This is the perfect setting for indulging your passion for wine, or igniting it. Vintages also offers a small bites menu.

LB, Liberty of the Seas, young couple, man, woman, smiling, laughing, at R-Bar, R Bar, bartender serving mixed drinks, enjoy, enjoyment, fun,
R Bar

SHAKING UP THE CLASSICS

Vintage glamor comes alive at R Bar — serving classic cocktails, like gin martinis and Old Fashioneds, in a distinctly sophisticated setting.

DAY 17 - Arrival Day

Boston, Massachusetts

ARRIVES:
6:00 AM

ONE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS

Discover American history with a modern edge. Marvel at the Boston Public Library’s artistic interiors. Get hands-on at the Boston Children’s Museum. Eat and shop your way around Faneuil Hall. Enjoy sweeping city views from the Prudential Center’s Skywalk Observatory. And don’t leave without joining a ghost and graveyard tour— it’s the best way to unearth some of the city’s haunting history.

Discover American history with a modern edge. Marvel at the Boston Public Library’s artistic interiors. Get hands-on at the Boston Children’s Museum. Eat and shop your way around Faneuil Hall. Enjoy sweeping city views from the Prudential Center’s Skywalk Observatory. And don’t leave without joining a ghost and graveyard tour— it’s the best way to unearth some of the city’s haunting history.

Things To Do

in Boston

Time Travel

Walk the 2.5-mile, red-lined Freedom Trail past 16 historical sites. See the grave of John Hancock, old meetinghouses, famous churches, the home of Paul Revere, the site of the Boston Massacre, Quincy Market and the USS Constitution— Old Ironsides— the world’s oldest commissioned warship still floating today.

Two If By Sea

See Boston from the water while on a scenic sightseeing harbor cruise. Check out the city’s historic skyline, bridges spanning the Charles River, and Boston’s harbor islands. You can sail by wooden schooner, take a climate-controlled boat ride, or enjoy a fully narrated Duck Tour in a WWII-style amphibious landing craft.

Steeped In History

Step aboard a full-scale restored 18th-century boat and explore American history at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museums during your Boston cruise. Let historical interpreters, artifacts, and an award-winning film engage you in the story of the Sons of Liberty, whose infamous political protest helped ignite the American Revolution.

Local Cuisine

Nothing beats eating a New England lobster roll by the harbor. And don’t miss Union Oyster House, one of America’s oldest restaurants, for Island Creek oysters and their famous clam chowder. Try Boston baked beans and scrod fish fillets. Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie were both conceived here too— and head to the North End for Italian-American fare, especially sweet cannoli.

Shopping

Newbury Street offers a mix of upscale retailers and art galleries. Converse shoes were born here — design your own pair at the flagship store. Cruise to Boston and brattle Book Shop sells rare first editions in a hidden alleyway. Or stop by Faneuil Hall for handbags, scrimshaw items and jewelry hand-made by local artisans.

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