Iceland ProCruises: Walking on glacier said to be portal to center of earth

ABOARD THE OCEAN DIAMOND – Today we walked on a glacier. I’ve seen many glaciers in my travels but I’ve never set foot on one. This was quite an adventure. First we docked in Stykkisholmur at about 10 a.m. Those of us going on the glacier tour (and it seemed like almost all of us were) then disembarked and climbed on tour buses. One nice thing about our cruise, I’ve been told, is that we seldom leave …

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Iceland ProCruises: First evening on ship

ABOARD THE OCEAN DIAMOND – It felt like one of those episodes of “American Idol” where someone is standing on stage, then starts singing. And you can hardly believe your ears. Well, that’s what happened on our first night aboard the Ocean Diamond. It was an evening gathering to meet the ship’s expedition team and learn about life onboard and our interesting itinerary. Then expedition leader Örvar Már Kristinsson opened his mouth and started to sing. The …

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Iceland ProCruises: Touring the Golden Circle in Reykjavík before boarding the Ocean Diamond

ABOARD OCEAN DIAMOND-Now this is the way to start a trip. After a two-hour flight from Indianapolis to Boston, I caught a five-hour flight to Reykjavík on Icelandair. The Icelandair plane was clean and comfy. I had a window seat which I prefer. The man seated next to me plugged in ear phones and immediately fell asleep. The plane left on time, flight attendants dimmed the lights and that was it. I awoke as we were landing …

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Trading Hoosier summer for Iceland snow aboard the Ocean Diamond

Hoosier summers are hot and humid. That’s the norm. So what I am doing pulling out sweatshirts, snuggly vests, warm black socks and fleece-lined shoes? I’m getting ready for a 10-day cruise around Iceland on the Ocean Diamond. Woo hoo! I have never been to Iceland but a well-travelled friend who went there last year told me it is now his new favorite place.  The ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, he said, is so beautiful it looks …

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Iceland circumnavigation trip brings adventure to cruising in 2015

Offering cruises to Iceland and Greenland, Iceland ProCruises sets sail in June 2015 as the first Icelandic owned expedition cruise line. The company is pleased to announce their Iceland Circumnavigation trip and itinerary. Iceland ProCruises takes guests to Iceland aboard the 224 passenger super yacht Ocean Diamond to discover the natural beauty of Europe’s last great adventure.  Although a new company, Iceland ProCruises is a subsidiary of Iceland ProTravel – a leading DMC in Iceland.   Owners Gudmundur …

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At Sea On The Emerald Princess

September 18, 2011 AT SEA on the Emerald Princess – After three busy days of touring, everyone on board was ready for this full day at sea. The waters were a bit rough through the night, but nothing like a few days ago. I think most folks have their sea legs. This morning we attended a port talk on Reykjavik, Iceland, which we will be visiting tomorrow. Iceland has always been on my “bucket list” – isn’t …

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Plans are underway for our Northern Atlantic cruise on the Emerald Princess

  It is always exciting preparing for a cruise and I am in that process now. We are going to sail on a repositioning cruise of the Emerald Princess, from Copenhagen to Ft. Lauderdale, beginning Sept. 11. We only booked the cruise a couple of weeks ago so we have been busy firming up the details. On Sept. 8, we will fly from Detroit to Copenhagen via Delta/KLM. I booked the one-way transatlantic ticket through Airfare.com, a …

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