Voyage 7111

Leith to Lubeck

 

 

Day 1 - May 25, 2011 - Leith, UK

Welcome glasses of champagne were served as everyone checked in and settled into their suites.


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Day 2 - May 26, 2011 - Stromness, Orkney, UK

Dating back to around 2,500 BCE, there is much speculation as to the purpose and meaning of the Ring of Brodgar


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Day 3 - May 27, 2011 - Stornoway

Our first visit was to the henge at Callanish, a ceremonial avenue leading to a ring of stones calculated at being around 5,000 years old – older than Stonehenge and, unlike Stonehenge, accessible to all.


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Day 4 - May 28, 2011 - Armadale, Skye and Rum

Armadale Castle is the home of the Clan Donald (a.k.a. the MacDonalds), the most famous daughter of which was Flora who was the lady who had helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape in the C18th Jacobite Risings.


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Day 5 - July 13, 2010 - Isle of Mull

It was decided to head towards Duart Castle, situated further southeast on the island.


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Day 6 - May 30, 2011 - St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, UK

From here we had sweeping views both down to the bay and across to St Kilda’s other islands, and up the slope behind the village to the cliffs.


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Day 7 - May 31, 2011 - Alongside in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

The hours of the morning were filled with the dramatic scenery of our approach to the Faroe Islands.


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Day 8 - June 1, 2011 - Vestmanna, Faroe Islands

It was the landscape though, that blew everyone away, these sheer cliffs, with magical waterfalls and pinnacles rising out of the water.


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Day 9 - June 2, 2011 - At sea, en route to the Shetland Islands

The wind had picked up overnight and was chasing us from behind starboard as we sailed towards the Shetland Islands.


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Day 10 - June 3, 2011 - Lerwick, Shetland

We sailed away from port and took station to the north of the Island of Noss, from where we embarked in Zodiacs for a tour of the spectacular bird colonies resident on the cliffs.


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Day 11 - June 4, 2011 - Norway, Bergen

Bergen is such an attractive town with history going way back through the centuries.


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Day 12 - June 5, 2011 - En route to Helsingor

At 11.15 several guests gathered in the Panorama Lounge to observe our Pastry Chef José Calab at a cooking demonstration.


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Day 13 - June 6, 2011 - Helsingor, Denmark

Kronborg Castle is best known as Lord Hamlet’s Castle and Shakespeare includes many correct details about it in ‘Hamlet’; maybe he learned of it from travelling players who performed in all the courts of Europe.


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Day 14 - June 7, 2011 - Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark

Known as the sunshine island, this small part of the Kingdom of Denmark has a long and rich history, including the unusual round churches of the 11th century


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