Explore The White Sea with Crystal Cruises

May 2, 2014


Solovetsky Monastery White Sea Crystal Cruises

Explore the White Sea Aboard Crystal Symphony in 2015

Departing in July 2015, Crystal Symphony shall sail an 18-night itinerary taking in some of the most remote and beautiful regions in and around the White Sea.

The White Sea is an area not regularly frequented by cruise ships, so the chance to explore this region and via the luxurious comfort of Crystal Symphony really is a wonderful opportunity. To give you a little more information, The White Sea is actually a southern inlet of the Barents Sea located on the north-west coast of Russia. To the west is Karelia, Kola Peninsula to the north and the Kanin Peninsula to the north-east. Essentially the White Sea is surrounded and falls under Russian Sovereignty.

Aside from this featured Crystal voyage taking in the White Sea, it also offers guests a wonderful chance to discover the natural beauty of Norway and the North Cape. Take in some of Norway’s more popular ports such as Bergen and Geiranger but also explore some hidden gems that are rarely visited by cruise ships including Narvik and Bodo – This really is a voyage that offers a little bit of everything. Popular hot-spots are combined with off the beaten track treasures and Crystal Cruises shall sail you there in ultimate 5-star luxury.

Itinerary and Fares

Date of Departure: July 8 2015

Duration: 18-nights

Ship: Crystal Symphony

Itinerary: Reykjavik, Iceland |Akureyri, Iceland | Cruising Norwegian Sea x2 | Cruising Coast of Norway | Cruising White Sea | Archangel, Russian Federation | Solovetsky Island, Russian Federation | Cruising the Coast of Russia | Murmansk, Russia | Honningsvag, North Cape, Norway | Leknes/ Lofoten, Norway (overnight in port) | Bodo, Norway | Narvik, Norway | Cruising the Coast of Norway | Geiranger, Norway | Oye, Norway | Bergen, Norway | North Sea Cruising | Dover for disembarkation

Fares: This cruise is available for just £6269 per person based on two people sharing a deluxe stateroom with large picture window.

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White Sea Cruise Highlights

Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik – The Blue Lagoon Spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Aside from being visually stunning, the Lagoons mineral rich waters are said to have healing properties. Sit back, relax and soak up the crystal blue waters of this geothermal paradise

Panoramic Murmansk – Explore the sights of Murmansk at a leisurely pace on this 2-hour excursion. Enjoy views of the Palace of Culture, Marine Orthodox Cathedral, Sports Square and the monument to the anti-Hitler coalition and the highlight of your city overview, a photo stop at the monument to the World War II defenders of the Polar Region, known as Alyosha.

Solovetsky Monastery – Founded in 1436 by the monk Zosima, Solovetsky Monastery is a true architectural work of art and something not to be missed. The cathedral was the greatest citadel of Christianity in the Russian north before being turned into a soviet prison and labor camp between 1926 and 1939,

Journey to the North Cape from Honningsvag – This half day tour is the perfect chance to get out into the Arctic atmosphere and explore. Enjoy a glimpse into the lives of the Sami people as you make a stop at a local camp, next you shall descend on the North Cape where you can explore at your leisure and also take in an audio-visual presentation about Lapland within the North Cape Hall.

Fjord Sightseeing Adventure by Helicopter from Bergen – A truly exhilarating way to view the beauty of the Norwegian Fjords, this helicopter tour shall soar you high above Hardangerfjord, considered by many to be the most beautiful Fjord in Norway. You will also pass over the third largest glacier in Norway, Folgefonna, Fyksesund Bridge, Botn and Byfjord where you (weather permitting) shall hopefully catch a wonderful glimpse of Crystal Symphony in port.

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This superb White Sea voyage is expected to sell out fast so please call one of our Cruise Experts today to book your stateroom on 0800 008 6677

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