Scandinavia and The British Isles

Viking Ocean Cruise Ship – courtesy of Viking

We booked the 2023 World Journeys cruise from Los Angeles to London, aboard Viking’s newest ship the Viking Neptune. In fact, this ship is so new they haven’t even laid the keel yet. In addition to the World Cruise, Judi and I have discussed staying on after the World Cruise for a European cruise and/or a prequel, with a Trans-Atlantic from the shipyard to Ft Lauderdale.

Last month, Viking finally published some additional Viking Neptune cruises, so we booked this 29-day Scandinavia & The British Isles cruise. Please click “continue reading” to discover this amazing itinerary.

Scandinavia & The British Isles Itinerary

This new cruise departs London immediately after the World Cruise, so it is really a continuation, and since we booked early, we received the same cabin. The itinerary is:

  • Day 1 – Greenwich (London) – overnight onboard
  • Day 2 – Greenwich (London) – dep 16:30 for daylight sail up the River Thames
  • Day 3 – Dover Arr 08:00 Dep 18:00
  • Day 4 – At Sea
  • Day 5 – Dublin Arr 08:00 Dep 23:00
  • Day 6 – Holyhead Arr 08:00 Dep 18:00
  • Day 7 – Liverpool Arr 07:00 Dep 18:00
  • Day 8 – Belfast Arr 08:00 Dep 18:00
  • Day 9 – Ullapool Arr 12:00 Dep 18:00 (tender port)
  • Day 10 – Orkney Is. Arr 08:00 Dep 17:00 (tender port)
  • Day 11 – Edinburgh Arr 08:00 Dep 17:00 (tender port)
  • Day 12 – Invergordon Arr 08:00 Dep 17:00
  • Day 13 – Shetland Is. Arr 08:00 Dep 17:00
  • Day 14 – Bergen Arr 08:00
  • Day 15 – Bergen
  • Day 16 – Bergen Dep 18:00
  • Day 17 – Eidfjord Arr 07:00 Dep 19:00 (tender port)
  • Day 18 – Stavanger Arr 07:00 Dep 13:30
  • Day 19 – Aalborg Arr 12:30 Dep 19:00
  • Day 20 – Copenhagen Arr 08:30 Dep 21:00
  • Day 21 – Warnemunde Arr 06:00 Dep 18:30
  • Day 22 – Gdansk Arr 13:00 Dep 22:00
  • Day 23 – At Sea (yeah!! finally another relaxing sea day)
  • Day 24 – Tallinn Arr 07:00 Dep 15:00
  • Day 25 – St Petersburg Arr 07:00
  • Day 26 – St Petersburg Dep 18:00
  • Day 27 – Helsinki Arr 07:00 Dep 16:00
  • Day 28 – Stockholm Arr 09:00 – Overnight (mostly daylight transit of the archipeligo)
  • Day 29 – Stockholm (Disembark)

A great itinerary that adds 2 new countries for me (Norway & Poland) and 4 new countries for Judi (Wales, Norway, Denmark & Poland). Although both Orkney & Shetlands are part of UK, these are also new ports for both of us.

Since I posted on Cruise Critic when we added this booking, we have received a fair bit of interest from our fellow World Cruise passengers, with at least 1/2 dozen couples booking London to Stockholm or London to Bergen.

This cruise is a real contrast to the World Cruise, as in 29 days it only has 2 seadays. Days to boarding – 570

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