ICELAND & GREENLAND CRUISE TOUR

FROM REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – ONBOARD CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE

 

AUGUST 12 – 28, 2025

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Summary

Discover Arctic vistas and marvel at dramatic scenery on one of our cruises to Greenland and Iceland, where you’ll be surrounded by natural wonders and quaint colonial towns at every turn. These twelve-night journeys are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Combine quiet days at sea with exciting stops in breathtaking ports of call like Akureyri in Iceland and Greenland’s Qaqortoq, where you’ll experience adventure, beauty, and relaxation like never before.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2025

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO ICELAND

Join us at Pearson International Airport today as we check-in for our overnight flight to Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Sit back, relax and rest as we cross the Atlantic tonight.

DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2025

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND

This morning we arrive at Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Upon arrival, we transfer to Reykjavik to enjoy a guided tour of the city and a visit to Perlan Wonders of Iceland. Perlan is one of the top attractions in Reykjavik. The stunning glass dome structure offers incredible views of the city and surrounding mountains. Inside, visitors can explore a range of exhibits and immersive presentations, including a glacial ice cave, a planetarium, and interactive displays of Icelandic nature and culture. Lunch included today. Later we check in to our Reykjavik hotel for two nights. Balance of the day free. (L)

DAY 3 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2025

HELLISHEIÕI POWER PLANT and THE BLUE LAGOON

Breakfast included at your hotel this morning before we depart for the Hellisheiði Power Plant. The Geothermal Energy Exhibition exists to show how the geothermal forces beneath the earth in Iceland work, and how they are utilized; it also explains the purpose and functions of the adjacent power plant. Both of these places exist because of the Mid-Atlantic Rift. This rift runs through Iceland, separating the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates. As they pull apart, magma is brought up from the mantle, making Iceland prone to earthquakes and eruptions, and a hot bed of geothermal activity. Geothermal energy is used in Iceland to provide hot water to the towns, and for electricity. Later we will visit the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa in southwestern Iceland. Named one of 25 wonders of the world by National Geographic in 2012, the Blue Lagoon was honored for its unique geothermal seawater. Found nowhere else on earth, this renowned resource is rich in silica, algae, and minerals—the elements that give the lagoon its skin-nourishing powers. Your visit includes a chance to enjoy the waters and entrance includes a Silica Mud Mask, use of a towel and a drink of your choice. We return to Reykjavik for Dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Blue Lagoon

DAY 4 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2025

BOARD CELEBRITY SILHOUETTE

Ship Departs: 7:00PM

Breakfast included this morning, then enjoy some free time to further explore Reykjavik on your own. Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 A.D., Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings. Reykjavik's culinary scene is eclectic and awesome. The seafood is amazing just about anywhere throughout the city and traditional Nordic salt cod or fish stews are readily available. But there is no shortage of international culinary favorites like French and all sorts of new Nordic fusion-style options as well. Explore the city’s artistic boutiques for authentic Icelandic souvenirs and trinkets, like music boxes, unique clothing, driftwood furniture and fish-skin handbags.

Late afternoon we transfer to the pier to board Celebrity Silhouette to begin our 13 Night cruise around Iceland and across the Atlantic Ocean to Greenland, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia before we disembark in Boston, Massachusetts. The unique cruise itinerary allows you the opportunity to visit ports of call in Iceland and Greenland before sailing back to North America. Once you board the beautiful Celebrity Silhouette you can unpack and relax for the next fourteen days in your selected cabin category. You can be as active or inactive as you like – the choice is yours! Celebrity Silhouette offers a wide range of daily activities on board that can keep you occupied from sunrise until long past sunset. Entertainment options on board include cooking demos, port shopping talks, bingo, lectures, and art and language classes. Nightly entertainment can be found at Silhouette Theatre which offers musical and show productions in the evenings. There is also a smaller show lounge called Celebrity Central which has comedy shows, musical performances, and movies. Other options for entertainment at night can be found at the Passport Bar, The Entertainment Court Bar, Michaels Club (piano bar), Martini Bar, Sky Observation Lounge and Nightclub, and the Casino. To help you enjoy your cruise even more, we have included the Surf Wi-Fi package, Classic Beverage Package and Prepaid Gratuities in your tour package. The Grand Cuvee Dining Room is where you can enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner served by your attentive staff, or you can visit the Oceanview Café and Buffet’s numerous food stations if you wish. Both of these dining options are included in your cruise fare. The only thing you have to do is enjoy the experience on board Celebrity Silhouette! (B)

DAY 5 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

ISAFJORDUR, ICELAND

Tendered: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breathtaking landscapes. Here guests can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding to whale watching. They can explore the history of the town that started as a trading post in the 16th century with growth triggered in the 19th century by salt fish production which is still the most important industry for the town.

DAY 6 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

AKUREYRI, ICELAND

Docked: 7:00AM to 6:00PM

Akureyri, Iceland is the country’s second-largest city and one of the country’s most important ports and fishing centers. Affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland, it has a cool café scene, a growing gourmet movement, and a bustling nightlife that proves this city is more than meets the eye. From fabulous summer festivals fueled by the Midnight Sun, like the Akureyri Summer Arts festival (late June-late August), to some of the best skiing this side of the arctic circle, Akureyri, Iceland is a laid-back Nordic city and a study in contrasts. Soar into the blue sky to discover Grimsey Island, home to only 92 residents and thousands of sea birds. The city’s Botanical Gardens is famed for its collection of high-latitude plants and well worth a visit. Explore the ancient lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal landscape of bubbling mud and hissing fumaroles at Namafjall Mountain. The Great Fish Day of Dalvik, on the second Saturday in August, where revelers feast for free on the North Atlantic’s bounty is a paradise for seafood lovers.

The city is best known as the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders – thundering waterfalls, gurgling lava fields, snow-capped mountains, sweeping fjords, and robust folk culture. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.

DAY 7 - MONDAY, AUGUST 18

AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 8 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

PRINS CHRISTIAN SUND (CRUISING)

Named for King Christian VIII of Denmark, this dramatic fjord separates the southernmost islands from the rest of South Greenland, a land of jagged mountains and green pastures where sheep farms border icy fjords and Norse history intersects with modern communities. Prince Christian Sound presents beautiful scenery for cruising, with mountains reaching 4,000 feet, glaciers inching toward the sea, and tidal currents that limit the formation of ice.

DAY 9 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

QAQORTOQ, GREENLAND

Tendered: 7:00AM to 6:00PM

The largest town in South Greenland, which can still be covered on foot, offers visitors art, culture, Norse history, boat tours, hot springs, kayaking, and hiking. It's like an arctic riviera, but with floating icebergs and frolicking whales instead of sandy beaches and palm trees. Next to the central square, with historic buildings and pleasant cafés, Qaqortoq Museum displays a mix of modern art and classic culture. Trek up the hills for a stunning panorama of the area, complete with migrating sea ice. Take an excursion out to the local hot springs. Ahhh, this is the life.

DAY 10 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

DAY AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 11 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

DAY AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 12 - SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND

Tendered: 9:00AM to 6:00PM

On the western shore of Newfoundland lies a hidden gem of immeasurable natural beauty. Home to ancient mountains and spectacular ocean views, Corner Brook will take your breath away. First surveyed by renowned explorer Captain James Cook, this small city is your gateway to outdoor adventure. From hiking and fishing to watching for whales in the Atlantic Ocean, Corner Brook is full of fun for everyone.

DAY 13 - SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 14 - MONDAY, AUGUST 25

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA

Docked: 7:00AM to 4:00PM

Sydney, Nova Scotia lies on the northeast coast of Cape Breton Island and is the largest metropolitan area on the island. Founded in 1785 by the British, this small port city has served as home to many immigrants who arrived on Canadian shores through the centuries, including French Acadians, Eastern Europeans, Scotsmen, and Africans. Sydney is the perfect gateway to the beauty and wonder of Cape Breton Island on a Nova Scotia cruise. Just outside the city limits lies a wealth of sightseeing possibilities, including nature walks and museums. Visit the Louisbourg Fortress, the largest historical reconstruction in North America, and relive the life of the first settlers of this region. Discover Cabot Trail and explore the raw unspoiled nature of Canada, breathtaking coastal vistas, kayaking, hiking and much more. Seafood fresh from the ocean and traditional pub fare are always on local menus. Head to the Big Fiddle Market located inside the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion where you’ll find local arts and crafts for keepsakes and souvenirs.

DAY 15 - TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

9:00AM to 6:00PM

Located on the shores of the world's second-largest natural harbor, the "City of Trees" adds to the pastoral beauty of Canada's maritime region. An extensive network of walking trails extends from the waterfront out to a series of beautiful parks and vibrant gardens, inviting exploration.

DAY 16 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 17 - THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

ARRIVAL BOSTON and FLIGHT TO TORONTO

This morning we arrive in Boston at 7:00 AM and after disembarkation and clearing United States Immigration and Customs formalities, we transfer to Boston’s Logan International Airport for our return flight to Toronto. We hope that you have enjoyed this unique tour and cruise itinerary and we look forward to seeing you again on a future tour with BST Vacations.

Inclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • Air Flights Toronto to Reykjavik and Boston to Toronto
  • Two nights accommodation in Reykjavik including Breakfast (B)
  • 13 Night Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette in your choice of Cabin Category
  • Transfers from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik and Pier in Boston to Boston Logan International Airport
  • Motorcoach transportation for tour itinerary in Iceland on Days 2 – 4
  • Admission to Perlan Wonders of Iceland, Hellisheiði Power Plant Tour and Blue Lagoon including Silica Mud Mask, use of towel and first drink of choice at Blue Lagoon
  • One Lunch and one Dinner in Reykjavik (L, D)
  • Transfer from Reykjavik to Reykjavik Cruise Harbour pier to board Celebrity Silhouette
  • Surf Wi-Fi Package, Classic Beverage Package and Prepaid Gratuities on Celebrity Silhouette
  • All meals in Main Dining Room and Oceanview Buffet on Celebrity Silhouette
  • Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd. Professional Fee
  • Services of a BST Vacations Tour Manager

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks on land portion of tour in Iceland, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc. Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and/or Out-of-Province Medical Insurance
  • New Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control
  • Fees for Passports or Visas that may be required
  • Any item not specified as being included

Pricing

COST PER PERSON

(Based on Double/Twin Occupancy)

in Canadian Dollars

A1 – Aqua Class Veranda Stateroom $10,599.00 includes taxes and fees of $1,293.28 + $11.05 HST

C1 – Concierge Class Veranda Stateroom $ 9,489.00 includes taxes and fees of $1,265.38 + $11.05 HST

V1 – Veranda Class Stateroom $ 9,269.00 includes taxes and fees of $1,260.18 + $11.05 HST

I1 – Inside Stateroom $ 8,299.00 includes taxes and fees of $1,237.46 + $11.05 HST

Celebrity Silhouette

INAUGURAL DATE - July 23, 2011

OCCUPANCY - 2,886

REFURBISH DATE - 2020

Celebrity Silhouette® is impressive, with chic upgrades to the iconic Lawn Club. They've created more space to relax, and socialize in the fresh sea air and provided an interactive outdoor grilling experience. 85% of the ship's luxurious staterooms are enhanced by sweeping veranda views. Celebrity has created an extraordinary vacation experience. Again.

Trip Notes

Weather in Iceland

August is one of the warmest months of the year in Iceland. The average daily temperature hovers around 50-59°F (10-15°C), but it can leap up to 77°F (25°C). Rain and chilly arctic breezes are possible, so be sure to pack for all types of weather.

What to pack

Layers, and more layers. Be prepared for all types of weather. Iceland’s weather is as varied as its incredible landscape!

Some travellers find it difficult to sleep with the light of the midnight sun, so eye shades may be helpful. It is also recommended to bring sunglasses and sunscreen.

Weather in Greenland

In August, weather conditions in Greenland make it a medium trip destination. Among our chosen destinations (see below), the average temperatures you'll face in August would be between 6.0°C and 11.0°C, with exceptional possible peaks as low as -3°C and high as 21°C as observed in previous years.

What to pack

The Arctic summer is notorious for small pesky insects like mosquitoes and flies. They are not usually a problem when sailing, but on land they’re sure to find you soon enough. Only a light breeze will give natural respite from the bugs. Thus, bug repellent and a mosquito head net are your friends. Not very fashionable, but oh-so-functional.

Layers, and more layers as the weather can be varied here as well. You will also want to bring comfortable, supportive footwear.

Terms & Conditions

BST Escorted Group Terms & Conditions

(These Terms & Conditions do not apply to Charters. Separate T & C apply.)

Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions outlined below. Any reservation made with BST constitutes a binding agreement signifying your acceptance of, and your agreement to follow, these Terms & Conditions, and to be bound by them.

To process your reservation, we will need your personal information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, citizenship, and information you have disclosed regarding health, medical, dietary, mobility and other special requirements. BST will require a copy of your valid passport at time of deposit.

Deposit and Final Payment

Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit amount due is $500.00 CAD per person.

The final payment deadline is due in our office on or before the date included on your invoice.

All payments once received are non-refundable. Please refer to insurance sections below.

Please make cheques payable to Blowes and Stewart Travel. We also accept in-office cash / debit payments, or Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.

Completion of the electronic credit card authorization form or the PDF credit card authorization form commits you to your reservation and the charges on your credit card.

The Company reserves the right to cancel a reservation if payment has not been received by the specified due date.

Final Travel details will be issued 2 weeks prior to departure.

Not Included in the Trip Cost

All quoted trip costs do not include items of a personal nature such as but not limited to; medical insurance, cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, phone calls, airline baggage fees where applicable and meals that are not included or listed in the itinerary.

Escorted Group Cancellation Policy

All escorted groups require a minimum number of passengers to travel. Should minimum numbers not been reached, the Company has the right to cancel the tour with a full refund to the passengers booked. Refund will be processed in manner received. Tours unable to operate due to Travel Advisory, acts of God, Terrorism or any other event and no fault of BST, will be subject to cancellation charges as listed above.

BST highly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance for all trips. BST will not be held responsible for loss of monies due to cancellation/changes.

Medical insurance is mandatory for all trips outside of the Province of Ontario. If client has out of province medical insurance with a separate insurance provider, BST must be advised of insurance company name, policy number & company contact information prior to trip commencement.

Persons leaving the tour during operation will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client. For additional information on packages/plans offered, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/Direct/ManulifeGlobal.aspx? ag=STEWPET&lang=E

Global Pandemic

Customer acknowledges the risks related to the spread of infectious or contagious diseases. It remains the customer's responsibility to take the necessary precautions applicable to any health hazards, including but not limited to a Global Pandemic. To ensure the safety of all guests and employees, suppliers may have mandatory safety protocols in place, and the availability of their services and facilities may be impacted.

Customer agrees to follow all current and future regulations/protocols set forth for safety in compliance with government policies at your own expense.

BST is not responsible for any fees for, or associated with, mandatory government testing in destination or for returning to Canada, quarantine or expenses relating to any Global Pandemic or similar. If additional insurance protection is declined, it remains the customer's responsibility to verify if their travel insurance policy covers a Global Pandemic.

BST will not be held liable should customers be denied boarding due to insufficient proof of a negative Global Pandemic test prior to departure, or displaying symptoms of a Global Pandemic upon check in. No monies will be refunded to customers who have been denied boarding or refunded at port of entry.

Additional Notes

All prices listed are per person in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted. Pricing is based on supplier cost, currency exchange rates and conditions in effect at the time of brochure printing. Final payment may fluctuate based on changes to the currency exchange at that time. Should there be a pricing increase, a maximum of 7% of base cost, may be applied, or to the taxes and/or government-imposed fees, fuel surcharges or additional airline fees before final payment, these increased charges will be levied to the customer and applied to the final invoice. No additional surcharges may be applied after the trip is paid in full. All trips may be subject to change in situations beyond our control.

When travelling outside of Canada all Canadian passengers require a valid passport. If travelling with a foreign passport (not Canadian) BST must be advised at time of booking so we can advise accordingly. Most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date.

Some countries may also have visa requirements for entry. Any fees to obtain visas or additional travel documentation that may be required are the responsibility of the traveler. Entry into another country cannot be guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the local authorities. BST takes no responsibility for a customer being denied entry into another country. Cancellation charges and any additional fees will be at the customer’s expense.

It is the passenger's responsibility to obtain information, and to have in their possession, all the required documentation to travel (such as passports, visa where applicable, etc.) required by the relevant governmental authorities, for themselves and passengers in their care. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

BST is not responsible for any missing or inappropriate documents. Failure to have proper travel documents will result in denied boarding and automatic cancellation of your reservation without refund.

BST accepts any passengers that have a disability, intellectual or physical condition providing they are able to care for themselves during the trip which includes boarding the plane/bus on their own; participating in any included tours/sightseeing without assistance; the ability to understand meeting points/times and the ability to care for their own documents. BST will accept any passenger who’s intellectual or physical condition is such as to render him/her incapable of caring for him/herself without assistance, provided that he/she is accompanied by an attendant (at an additional cost) who is responsible for the passenger enroute and with the care of such attendant, he/she will not require attention or assistance beyond that which is usually provided by BST tour escort. Some destinations may not be suitable for physical mobility issues.

Baggage restrictions vary by airline and destination. Specific details will be provided with your final travel documents.

Please ensure that you have secured baggage tags to your luggage prior to arriving at the airport, train station or boarding the coach.

Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own luggage and are responsible for the safety and security of your luggage at all times. BST will not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage due to breakage, fire, water, or theft, during transport on the plane, coach, train or at hotel. Ask your agent for details of Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance coverage.

Airline seating requests are taken into consideration and sent to each airline if applicable. Additional charges apply for premium seating on aircraft. Specific seating on coaches or trains cannot be guaranteed. BST will try to accommodate all requests.

BST reserves the right to decline any person as a member of the trip at any time before or during the trip should such person’s presence be considered detrimental to the interest, comfort, and enjoyment of the other members. Persons leaving the trip after commencement will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client.

When travelling outside of Ontario, please note local customs may differ and conditions of travel may not be the same as home. Clients not travelling on full itinerary as outlined assume full responsibility for any cancellation penalties or fees incurred due to cancellation or alteration to itinerary in any way.

Our Role

In offering travel arrangements for sale, BST acts solely as the organizer of the tours and responsible for making all reservations as outlined. BST cannot be held responsible for supplier errors or omissions. We do not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any supplier and we assume no responsibility for, and shall not be expected or required to pay for any financial loss, personal injury, other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which you may experience either by reason of (1) non-performance by any supplier for whatever reason (2) wrongful causes, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any supplier or its employees or on the part of any other party not under the control of BST (3) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any aircraft, train, bus, automobile, accommodation, ship or other equipment or instrumentality operated and owned or otherwise used by a supplier or (4) BST is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from circumstances beyond its direct control such as unexpected weather conditions, civil unrest, acts of God, force Majeure or any other unforeseen circumstances.

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