Ignite your curiosity and go deeper into the mystical fjords of Norway on this spectacular journey through the Norwegian Sea. Explore the UNESCO-protected site such as the Standing Stones of Stennes before heading to Shetland Islands and witness the amazing coastline and an abundant birdlife. Guided by our experienced expedition team, you'll be sure to discover unique sites and enjoy plenty of opportunity to capture special moments to remember for a lifetime.
Departing from Edinburgh, United Kingdom, this itinerary will take you beyond the Arctic Circle towards the remote archipelago of Svalbard. Along the way, you will visit mainly the Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Jan Mayen before spending 4 complete days exploring Spitsbergen. Experience a true expedition to the High Arctic Wilderness where polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses, are common sightings that complement the 360 degree view of incredible landscapes.
Discover some of the stunning and dramatic islands of the North Atlantic with expedition cruises to Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland or play at some of the world’s top courses on a unique expedition golf cruise. Scotland has a rich tapestry of history, culture and rugged, natural beauty, not to mention some of the world’s best golf. The Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, are some of the more remote, inhabited islands in the world
Embark on a luxury cruise aboard Le Soleal for an exclusive and different experience of sea travel. Combining exceptional itineraries and 5-star hotel services, these French-style cruises are designed to offer you excellence. Encounter the people of the far North, Zodiac excursions and exceptional wildlife on your next Ponant expedition cruise
No places are as linked to the history of golf as Scotland and Ireland. The earliest mention of golf is a 1457 Scottish Act of Parliament where, ironically, it was banned because it distracted from the military sport of archery. Today more than a dozen of the World’s Top 100 Courses (Golf Digest) can be found in the region, a pedigree we are proud to match with the advanced capability and comfort of our expedition ship – RCGS Resolute. This expedition offers a totally unique take on a traditional golfing holiday
Follow the Vikings’ way from northeast Scotland to the land of the midnight sun. Our enthusiastic historian and expert naturalist reveal the Orkney and Shetland islands, from Stone Age villages and Viking relics, to world class distilleries and spectacular birdlife. We follow migrating whales along Norway’s dramatic coast, visit picturesque fishing villages and toast our Arctic Circle crossing. In Spitsbergen, we enter a polar wonderland, where delicate wildflowers adorn tundra and the summer sun never sets
Introducing Scenic Eclipse, the point on the map where luxury meets discovery. Scenic Eclipse sets the standard in ocean cruising in terms of technology, size and luxury. State-of-the-art safety features allow us to unlock destinations others can only dream of. Designed to deliver the ultimate experience of a lifetime for only 200 in the Polar Regions, Scenic Arctic Cruises will take you to the northernmost regions of the Arctic and showcase the world’s most breathtaking natural sceneries, marine and wildlife
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour, we’ll enjoy contemporary comforts as we explore our way out from Glasgow, through the Western isles and the Pentland Firth to Orkney and Shetland. Abundant ecology and spectacular geology beckon adventurers for a closer look. Scotland’s western and northern isles are a dream destination—and for many, a long-awaited return to ancestral homelands. Culture, heritage, and natural history abound here, echoes of Europe’s ancient past
The North Atlantic Odyssey cruise searches the waters of the North East Atlantic for a variety of marine life. The expedition crosses paths with dolphins as well as large baleen whales on the way to mysterious Jan Mayen with its massive volcano. The pack ice towards Svalbard may reveal surprises. You will board the ship in Aberdeen, Scotland where you will cross the North Sea and sail towards Fair Isle, the volcanic island of Jan Mayen and Spitsbergen.
The North Atlantic Odyssey cruise searches the waters of the North East Atlantic for a variety of marine life. The expedition crosses paths with dolphins as well as large baleen whales on the way to mysterious Jan Mayen with its massive volcano. The pack ice towards Svalbard may reveal surprises.
Explore the amazing wild Scotland as we enter a world full of booming sea caves, puffins, basking sharks and playful dolphins. We’ll visit the World Heritage-listed site in St Kilda and its rocky outliers that are home to breeding seals, some of European’s largest seabird colonies, fantastic sea stacks and derelict crofts, where hardy islanders, once lived. This voyage offers a great chance to travel back to ancient times as we visit 5000-year old archaeological wonders like Skara Brae and the exquisite Italian Chapel