Scotland Cruise June 15-25, 2017

Pure Scotland

11-DAYS CRUISING SCOTLAND'S Isolated Coastal ISLANDs INCLUDING THE HEBRIDES, ST. KILDA, North RONA, ORKNEYS AND SHETLANDS AND MORE ONBOARD THE AMAZING M/S POLAR PIONEER.

This longer Scotland voyage is the unsung hero of our trips.  Our staff simply love it for the non-stop wonders the islands provide and the beauty and age of everything we encounter. Many guests make a connection to their ancestors here and there is very little that compares to an English garden in Spring.

The 2017 Pure Scotland Cruise takes us on an incredible journey through time from the pre-historic ages to present.  The outer islands of the Scottish coast are much as they have been for centuries: stone walkways, thousand-year-old structures, bird-life beyond the imagination and a culture clinging to the ways of old.  On one morn, you can walk pristine white beaches dotted with plate-sized scallop shells, the afternoon can bring a Scotch tasting at famed Lagavoulin Distillery or a castle visit to the Isle of Rum.  Visiting these places by small ship is exclusive, fun and traditional. Red deer, basking sharks, gannets and puffin colonies keep our binoculars busy while pre-historic stones circles, monk enclaves and medieval towers keep us engaged with the history around us.    M/S Polar Pioneer, with Her quiet and unobtrusive nature, provides the perfect platform to experience, up-close, the essence of the Scottish coast, its whales, people, traditions and outposts.

We hope you will considering being a part of this in-depth voyage exploring the utterly fascinating history, wildlife and culture that only the coast of Scotland can provide.

Please give us a call with questions on space, the program, itinerary or activities.

Scotland Ho!

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PURE SCOTLAND ITINERARY

June 15 - 25, 2017.  11-days and over 20 stops filled with nature, wildlife, history, wonders and culture.

Aboard the 48-guest expedition ship, Polar Pioneer.

Below is a sample itinerary for the cruise.  Our leaders can provide additional details.
Please note, it is subject to wind and weather conditions.
June 15 - Oban.
June 16 - Iona, Staffa, Tobermory.
June 17 - Loche Scavaig, Rum, Rubh’an Dunain.
June 18 - Callanias Stones, Black House Village on Lewis, Pabay Mor.
June 19 - St. Kilda, Herta, The Stacks and Caves.
June 20 - Sula Sgeir and the amazing Isle of Rona.
June 21 - Foula, Papa Stour and Hermaness.
June 22 - Mousa and Jarlshof.
June 23 - Glorious Fair Isle.
June 24 - Kirkwall and Skara Brae.
June 25 - Aberdeen.

Expedition Ship: M/S Polar Pioneer

M/S Polar Pioneer

M/S Polar Pioneer Expedition Ship

Over the past 15 years, we have led Arctic and Antarctic voyages on a dozen expedition ships covering the full range of sizes and styles.

After leading 16 amazing trips aboard Polar Pioneer, She has become one of our favourites by far, and we are thrilled to be operating this custom trip on such an accomplished passenger vessel.

Affectionately called "The Pioneer", She has achieved numerous expedition firsts throughout Antarctica. Her A-1A Super ice-rating allows us to venture safely into ice, remote bays and sensitive areas without disruption. Originally built in the famed polar shipyards of Finland, Pioneer has been refurbished to accommodate a maximum of 48 passengers for our trip in 25 comfortable twin cabins and suites. An ice-strengthened polar ship, Pioneer is very well appointed and provides loads of deck space and an open bridge policy. The fleet of inflatable Zodiac boats ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on otherwise inaccessible coastlines.

All cabins include a desk and ample storage space. Public areas feature a large dining room (one sitting), a lounge and bar, sauna, conference room with modern multimedia equipment, a well-stocked library and a small infirmary. Our expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Arctic and Antarctica navigation and have a great love and passion for this ice-covered world. Fathom's specialist team of international expedition leaders and lecturers are all extremely experienced, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated. Onboard chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits for celebrations at the end of each day.

Please give us a call for more details or e-mail: info@fathomexpeditions.com

Scotland Dates and Prices

 

To join this special Fathom Expeditions’ Antarctic voyage, simply click on the link below for a PDF of our Reservation Form.

Please print the form, complete and fax it to 1 (587) 349-4921. We will then contact you and mail out a comprehensive expedition kit to help you prepare for your grand journey South. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have at any time.

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Calgary, Alberta
Canada, T2T 2P8
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