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Scottish Isles & Faroes Cruise - Discovery ex Leith
This wonderful short cruise from Leith, which returns to Greenock, makes a trio of island calls in the Orkneys, Faroes and misty Skye, with opportunities to discover some splendid scenery.
- 4 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
- Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, luncheon, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
- On-board entertainment as arranged
- Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
- The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
- Port charges and taxes
Travel to Leith to board Discovery, as she prepares to sail early this evening.
A day of Orcadian delights, as Discovery docks in Kirkwall. Explore the historic capital of Orkney and visit its magnificent centrepiece, St Magnus Cathedral. A mile away are the waters of fabled Scapa Flow, where HMS Royal Oak sunk in WW2. Shore excursions will include highlights of the island's unique mix of history, archaeology, crafts and wildlife.
Tiny, Toytown-like Torshavn is the capital of the remote Faroe Islands. A birdwatcher's Paradise, the islands are home to countless species. Their inhabitants are guardians of a deep-rooted Norse tradition, living surrounded by natural beauty and drawing their income from the sea through fishing and oil exploration.Explore Torshavn's confusion of lanes and narrow passages, or join an excursion to other parts of the islands. Perhaps you'll cross the famous Atlantic bridge that connects the main island of Streymoy with smaller, scenic Eysturoy.
The tiny harbour of Portree, on the sheltered eastern side of the Isle of Skye, is gateway to windswept moors, the great Cuillin 'Hills' and a coast teeming with bird- and aquatic-life. Historic Dunvegan Castle is the world's oldest continuously inhabited fortress, which can be explored on a shore excursion today, before Discovery makes her way south.
Discovery arrives back in Greenock at the end of a simply wonderful cruise.
In 2013, 20,000-tonne Discovery sets out on a series of exciting departures from ports around the UK, on her first season of cruises. With her classic profile, eight passenger decks, and accommodation for 700 passengers, Discovery is a smaller ship built in traditional style, and offers the perfect 'home from home' for a memorable holiday.