$1500pp air credit

Scottish & Icelandic Highlights

13-Night Cruise & Stay Offer + BONUS $1,500pp Airfare Credit

This deal expires on 31st Jul 2024
Price From $4,199*/pp

*Based on Interior Stateroom.

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What's Included

DISCOVER SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS & ICELANDIC WONDERS WITH THIS EXCLUSIVE 13 NIGHT STAY AND CRUISE PACKAGE, PLUS $1500PP AIR CREDIT INCLUDED.

Spend time at leisure in Hamburg, Germany, a prominent European port on the river Elbe, bridging continental Europe and Scandinavia. Explore the geothermal wonders of the Blue Lagoon in Reykjavic before marvelling at the dramatic fjords and untouched wilderness of Isafjordur. In Akureyri, embrace the serenity of Iceland’s north, where cascading waterfalls like Godafoss and volcanic landscapes await. Lastly, in Kirkwall, delve into Orkney’s ancient history with visits to the historic Ring of Brodgar and the mystical Standing Stones of Stenness. This is a voyage filled with awe-inspiring natural beauty and enriching cultural encounters across these captivating destinations.

YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

⚓ 2-nights pre-cruise accommodation in a 4* hotel in Hamburg
⚓ Private transfer from the hotel to the port
⚓ 11 night cruise on MSC Preziosa, from Hamburg return
⚓ All meals and entertainment onboard
⚓ Port charges, government fees and onboard cruise gratuities

Plus, book  now for  these additional bonus offers:

⚓ Exclusive Savings of up to $800* savings per stateroom
Air Credit of $1,500 per person~ to use towards your flights

Book your Scotland & Iceland voyage with your Cruise Travel Advisor today and prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey, where exploration knows no limits.

YOUR ITINERARY

Date
Port
Info
Arrive
Depart
Day 1
7th Jun 2025
Hamburg

Arrive in Hamburg where you have 3 nights to explore the c ...

Arrive in Hamburg where you have 3 nights to explore the city. Located between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, Hamburg will fascinate you from the moment you first set eyes on its elegant and austere buildings looking onto the port, one of the largest in Europe. In Hamburg, you can explore the historic Speicherstadt district with its iconic brick warehouses lining the canals, visit the impressive Miniatur Wunderland for intricate model railways, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Elbe River promenade with stunning views of the harbour and passing ships.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
8th Jun 2025
Hamburg

Another city icon, St Michaelis, at the western edge of the city ...

Another city icon, St Michaelis, at the western edge of the city centre by Ludwig-Erhard-Strasse, is Hamburg’s iconic church and no wonder. More than any other building, the “Michael” mirrors the city’s irrepressible spirit. Burned down after a lightning strike in1750, it was rebuilt in Baroque style under Ernst Georg Sonnin but it again accidently caught fire in1906.
In 1945, the Allies obliterated the roof and decor of church number three. Reconstructed again to Sonnin’s plans, it is now the finest Baroque church in North Germany.

Arrive
Depart
Day 3
9th Jun 2025
Hamburg

Today, a private transfer will take you from your hotel to t ...

Today, a private transfer will take you from your hotel to the port to board your cruise.

Arrive
Depart
18:00
Day 4
10th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can r ...

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax and unwind at the luxurious Aurea Spa for rejuvenating treatments, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Vertigo waterslide—the longest at sea, and savour delicious cuisine at one of the ship’s specialty restaurants offering a variety of international flavours.

Arrive
Depart
Day 2
11th Jun 2025
Invergordon

When you step ashore from your MSC cruise in Invergor ...

When you step ashore from your MSC cruise in Invergordon, you’ll be enthralled by the Scotland’s Northwest Highland region, which covers the northern two-thirds of the country and holds much of the mainland’s most spectacular scenery.

You may be surprised at just how remote much of it still is: the vast peat bogs in the north, for example, are among the most extensive and unspoilt wilderness areas in Europe, while a handful of the west coast’s isolated crofting villages can still be reached only by boat.
The only major city, Inverness, is best used as a springboard for more remote areas where you can soak in the Highlands’ classic combination of mountains, glens, lochs and rivers, surrounded on three sides by a magnificently pitted and rugged coastline. Inverness Castle is closed to the public, but the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery offers an insight into the social history of the Highlands, with treasures from the times of the Picts and Vikings.
A shore excursion on your MSC Northern Europe cruise can also be the opportunity to discover Loch Ness. Twenty-three miles long, unfathomably deep, cold and often moody, Loch Ness is bounded by rugged heather-clad mountains rising steeply from a wooded shoreline with attractive glens opening up on either side. Its fame, however, is based overwhelmingly on its legendary inhabitant Nessie, the “Loch Ness monster”, who ensures a steady flow of hopeful visitors to the settlements dotted along the loch, in particular Drumnadrochit.
The first mention of a mystery creature crops up in St Adamnan’s seventh-century biography of St Columba, who allegedly calmed an aquatic animal that had attacked one of his monks. Nearby, the impressive ruins of Castle Urquhart – a favourite monster-spotting location – perch atop a rock on the lochside.

Arrive
06:30
Depart
18:00
Day 6
12th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax and ...

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax and unwind at the luxurious Aurea Spa for rejuvenating treatments, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Vertigo waterslide—the longest at sea, and savour delicious cuisine at one of the ship’s specialty restaurants offering a variety of international flavours.

Arrive
Depart
Day 7
13th Jun 2025
Reykjavik

Reykjavík is mirrored in the waters of its b ...

Reykjavík is mirrored in the waters of its bay, as you can see when your cruise ship sets anchor in the port. The quays along the seafront host a variety of shops, live music clubs and cafés.

Take a stroll down Frakkastigur up to Lækjartorg, to admire the Sólfar, also known as the Sun Voyager, a large modern steelsculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, that represents a Viking vessel, with the bow pointing towards the north.
Go back in history as you reach the historic centre, in the districts of Aðalstræti and Suðurgata, where you can still see the remains of some primitive Icelandic dwellings. Also the church of Hallgrímur, probably the most important architectural monument in Reykjavik, is worth a visit. As you will discover during your MSC cruise of Northern Europe, geothermal energy positively conditions the life of the entire country and there is an abundance of spas.
Don’t miss an excursion to the Þingvellir national park, in the south west region of the island, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. On the northern shores of the Þingvallavatn, the largest Icelandic lake, the Öxará river forms the Öxaráfoss waterfall in the vicinity of Almannagjá, the largest cleft in this land.
If you like waterfalls, you should not miss a visit to Gullfoss, in the south east of the island: the river Hvítá here drops down 11 and then 21 metres forming the queen of all Icelandic waterfalls and then continues along a narrow gorge in the plateau. In this area we also find the Strokkur, the only geyser that regularly erupts every 4-8 minutes. Then proceed to Geysir, in the Haukadalur valley, the oldest known geyser, from which the term originates.
Its eruptions spray boiling water up to 60 metres into the air, but often reach higher than 100 metres: it is the tallest of the active geysers.

Arrive
09:00
Depart
23:59
Day 8
14th Jun 2025
Reykjavik

Reykjavík is mirrored in the waters of its bay, as you can ...

Reykjavík is mirrored in the waters of its bay, as you can see when your cruise ship sets anchor in the port. The quays along the seafront host a variety of shops, live music clubs and cafés.

Take a stroll down Frakkastigur up to Lækjartorg, to admire the Sólfar, also known as the Sun Voyager, a large modern steelsculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason, that represents a Viking vessel, with the bow pointing towards the north.
Go back in history as you reach the historic centre, in the districts of Aðalstræti and Suðurgata, where you can still see the remains of some primitive Icelandic dwellings. Also the church of Hallgrímur, probably the most important architectural monument in Reykjavik, is worth a visit. As you will discover during your MSC cruise of Northern Europe, geothermal energy positively conditions the life of the entire country and there is an abundance of spas.
Don’t miss an excursion to the Þingvellir national park, in the south west region of the island, a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004. On the northern shores of the Þingvallavatn, the largest Icelandic lake, the Öxará river forms the Öxaráfoss waterfall in the vicinity of Almannagjá, the largest cleft in this land.
If you like waterfalls, you should not miss a visit to Gullfoss, in the south east of the island: the river Hvítá here drops down 11 and then 21 metres forming the queen of all Icelandic waterfalls and then continues along a narrow gorge in the plateau. In this area we also find the Strokkur, the only geyser that regularly erupts every 4-8 minutes. Then proceed to Geysir, in the Haukadalur valley, the oldest known geyser, from which the term originates.
Its eruptions spray boiling water up to 60 metres into the air, but often reach higher than 100 metres: it is the tallest of the active geysers.

Arrive
00:01
Depart
18:00
Day 9
15th Jun 2025
Isafjordur

When your MSC cruise to northern Europe takes you to the n ...

When your MSC cruise to northern Europe takes you to the north western point of Iceland, you will cast anchor at Isafjordur, a small town of ancient origins.

In Isafjordur you will find the oldest standing Icelandic house, built in 1743. In the periphery of Bolungarvík, the northernmost location in the western fjords, one can instead visit Ósvör, once a fisherman’s village and now an open air museum.
The past re-emerges also in the old town of Nedstikaupstadur, where Icelandic and Norwegian merchants first, and then British and German ones, would meet in the mid-15th century in the bay of Isafiord. Here, in the second half of the 18th century, Krambud (the shop) was built, that was converted in the 20th century into a private home; as well as Faktorshus (the farmers house); Tjoruhus (the tar house) and Turnhus (the tower house) used as warehouses and fish processing centres.
While on your MSC cruise to Northern Europe, if you want to get an idea of how Icelanders used to live in the past, try an excursion to Vigur, literally the “spear-shaped island”. Its waters host a great deal of sea lions who feed on marine birds such as the puffin, the black guillemot, the aggressive arctic tern (who can attack people if it feels threatened) and the common eider.
Another spectacle of nature is the Naustahvilft, the “troll’s seat”, a large depression shaped like a half moon in the flat mountains that surround the Isafjordur fjord. Legend has it that it was created by a troll caught by the sunlight sitting on the mountain with its feet in the water.
Whether you believe in the legend or more likely in a valley dug out by the ice during the last ice age, try this brief but intense excursion, it is certainly worth it.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
19:00
Day 10
16th Jun 2025
Akureyri

When you set ashore from your cruise ship for a vacation i ...

When you set ashore from your cruise ship for a vacation in Akureyri, you should take an excursion to Lake Myvatn. To get there you will pass through Eyjafjördur, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the city port.
The first worthy stopover is in Godafoss, here the waters if the Skjálfandafljót form a 12 meter tall waterfall. According to the legend, in the year 999 or 1000, one of the Icelandic rulers proclaimed Christianity as the official religion of Iceland and hurled the idols of the Nordic gods (Odin, Thor and Freyr, to which probably the waterfall was previously dedicated) in its waters.

A stained glass window of the church of Akureyri (Akureyrarkirkja) depicts this legend. As you continue along the Icelandic wild nature, with its incredible variety of colours, varying from the bright green meadows to the red minerals erupting from the depths of the island, one reaches the pseudo-craters of Skutustaðir, generated by underground vapours produced by an eruption 2500 years ago.

From here one can reach Dimmuborgir, an incredible labyrinth of lava, where amidst peculiar formations rises the Kirkjan, a natural church with two pointed-arch portals and, inside, real chapels with altars. You can end your visit at the Viti crater, known also as the Inferno, one of the many mouths of the central Krafla volcano.

If you feel like tackling the steep climb from its internal lake, you can also enjoy a relaxing hot bath. Here you will also find the Askja, an immense caldera that extends for 50 sq.km., a desert of lava and the finest sand resembling moon dust: this in fact was where the astronauts of the Apollo 11 trained for their lunar landing.

Before returning to Akureyri, if you feel curious, you can stop to visit Santa Clause’shouse, about ten kilometres south, a delightful Christmas toy shop, with the largest Advent calendar in the world.

Arrive
07:00
Depart
18:00
Day 11
17th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax and u ...

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax and unwind at the luxurious Aurea Spa for rejuvenating treatments, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Vertigo waterslide—the longest at sea, and savour delicious cuisine at one of the ship’s specialty restaurants offering a variety of international flavours.

Arrive
Depart
Day 12
18th Jun 2025
Kirkwall, Scotland

In Kirkwall, Scotland, you can explore the stunning 1 ...

In Kirkwall, Scotland, you can explore the stunning 12th-century St. Magnus Cathedral, known for its impressive Norse architecture. Visit the Orkney Museum to delve into the rich history and archaeology of the Orkney Islands, including exhibits on Viking heritage. Don’t miss a stroll through the charming streets to discover local shops offering crafts and traditional Orkney knitwear.

Arrive
06:30
Depart
18:00
Day 13
19th Jun 2025
Cruising At Sea

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax ...

Onboard the MSC Preziosa during a sea day, you can relax and unwind at the luxurious Aurea Spa for rejuvenating treatments, enjoy a thrilling ride on the Vertigo waterslide—the longest at sea, and savour delicious cuisine at one of the ship’s specialty restaurants offering a variety of international flavours.

Arrive
Depart
Day 14
20th Jun 2025
Hamburg

Your cruise ends today in Hamburg. Interested in extending ...

Your cruise ends today in Hamburg. Interested in extending your holiday? Ask us about our incredible range of accommodation packages, river cruises and touring options.

Arrive
06:00
Depart

YOUR SHIP - The MSC Preziosa

Cruise all round the world in luxury on the eco-ship MSC Preziosa, savouring the pleasures of the Mediterranean way of life.

The classic design and detailed craftsmanship of our ships include a real stone piazza and spectacular features such as sweeping Swarovski crystal grand staircases and a magical ‘infinity’ pool.

Award winning favourites such as the MSC Aurea Spa with beauty and wellness treatments melt the tension away. And the secluded luxury of MSC Yacht Club, a ship-within-a-ship of exclusive suites, butler service, dedicated facilities and private decks – all offer privileged access to the world-class leisure on board, including a full-gaming casinoand Broadway -scale theatre. Discover services exclusive to MSC Preziosa, like the delicious Eataly slow food gastronomy, the adults-only sun deck complete with spa treatments and the Tiki bar for kids and teens.

From the splash-packed fun and games of the Doremi Castle kids aqua park, to Vertigo, the longest single-rider water slide on the seas, awarded ‘Best Innovation’ by Cruise International in 2013, there’s every facility for kids and teens.

The Galaxy restaurant open-kitchen boasts delicious all-day dining and a panoramic disco that keeps the beat ‘til late ensures the fun continues into the evening.

There’s all this and more to discover at your own pace on the MSC Preziosa cruise line, living in the Mediterranean style and enjoying every moment to the full as you voyage to the most beautiful places on earth across the seas.

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Cruise all round the world in luxury on the eco-ship MSC Preziosa, savouring the pleasures of the Mediterranean way of life.

The classic design and detailed craftsmanship of our ships include a real stone piazza and spectacular features such as sweeping Swarovski crystal grand staircases and a magical ‘infinity’ pool.

Award winning favourites such as the MSC Aurea Spa with beauty and wellness treatments melt the tension away. And the secluded luxury of MSC Yacht Club, a ship-within-a-ship of exclusive suites, butler service, dedicated facilities and private decks – all offer privileged access to the world-class leisure on board, including a full-gaming casinoand Broadway -scale theatre. Discover services exclusive to MSC Preziosa, like the delicious Eataly slow food gastronomy, the adults-only sun deck complete with spa treatments and the Tiki bar for kids and teens.

From the splash-packed fun and games of the Doremi Castle kids aqua park, to Vertigo, the longest single-rider water slide on the seas, awarded ‘Best Innovation’ by Cruise International in 2013, there’s every facility for kids and teens.

The Galaxy restaurant open-kitchen boasts delicious all-day dining and a panoramic disco that keeps the beat ‘til late ensures the fun continues into the evening.

There’s all this and more to discover at your own pace on the MSC Preziosa cruise line, living in the Mediterranean style and enjoying every moment to the full as you voyage to the most beautiful places on earth across the seas.

Entertainment

Disco
Entertainment Team
Theatre

Food and Drink

Bar

STATEROOMS

    Suite

    Balcony Sitting area with sofa Comfortable double or single beds (on request) Spacious wardrobe Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area with hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, Wifi connection available (for a fee), safe and minibar Surface approx. from 28 to 32 sq.m.* Discover a world of privileges with MSC Yacht Club

    Balcony Stateroom

    Balcony Sitting area with sofa Spacious closet Bathroom with shower or bathtub, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

    Oceanview Stateroom

    Premium Ocean View

    Interior Stateroom

    Relaxing armchair Spacious closet Bathroom with shower, vanity area and hairdryer Interactive TV, telephone, safe and minibar Wi-Fi access available

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