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Celtic Shores Cruise

**SPECIAL OFFER** Save up to 30% on full prices. The earlier you book the better the discount available. Please call for latest special offers. Pricing shown here reflects full brochure price only. The state-of-the-art mega-yacht, L’Austral launched in May 2011, bringing a unique blend of luxury, intimacy and well-being to small ship cruising. With just 132 cabins, L’Austral’s sleek design and small size means she can offer exclusive itineraries featuring ports of call that are inaccessible to larger ships. The yacht’s distinctive shape features smooth contours and large, arched windows, opening up to the sea and letting in the light. Precious materials in soothing neutral tones are brought to life with splashes of colour to create a discreet elegance reminiscent of a private yacht.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Dublin.

Day 1: Dublin

Board L'Austral in Dublin. You will have time to explore your cabin and new surroundings. Later you will join fellow guests for the captains first dinner, drinks and evening entertainment.

Day 2: Belfast

Spend the day in the capital city of Northern Ireland. Along the waterfront, the building shaped like a fragmented liner is non other than the Titanic Belfast, a homage to the famous transatlantic liner, with full-scale reconstructions making for an insightful experience of the Belle Epoque. You will also explore the historical centre with its fine examples of Edwardian architecture. You may also join an optional excursion to the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Day 3: Liverpool

Arrive at the historical and culturally significant city of Liverpool which sprawls along the banks of the River Mersey. Birthplace to the Beatles with many references to their talents found around the city plus a number of excellent galleries and museums. A walk down the Waterfront from Pier Head to Albert Dock is also a major highlight. You may choose to join an optional panoramic tour of the city around based around the history of the Beatles.

Day 4: Douglas

Today the ship arrives at Douglas, the captial of the Isle of Man, a self governing island located in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. Here you will find a charming seaside resort, pretty villages, medieval castles and a train that will take you to the mountainous interior of the island. There are a number of optional excursions available including a panoramic tour of the island and visiting Castletown which traces its history back to 1090.

Day 5: Cork

Arrive in the city of Cork located in the south-west coast of Ireland and boasts countless historical and cultural treasures. Discover the Saint Finbarr cathedral, renowned for its impressive neo-gothic architecture, as well as the emblematic English Market, a magnificent covered food market in the Victorian style that will reveal all the richness of Irish produce

Day 6: Isles of Scilly

Located at the south west tip of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly form a small British island chain whose climate, landscapes and lifestyle are unlike any other and seem to have come straight from an Enid Blyton story. Here you will find long sandy beaches, tropical plants and ancient castle ruins and its rugged coastline plays host to a variety of wildlife. Optional excursions include a walking tour visiting the stunning Tresco Abbey Gardens were created nearly 170 years ago by Augustus Smith around the remains of the 12th century Saint Nicholas Priory or a walking tour of the lovely island St Mary's, the largest of the Scilly islands.

Day 7: Jersey, Channel Islands

Your penultimate destination is Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands boasting a wonderful blend of French and English cultures. Spend the day discovering its wonderful beaches, historic castles, cliffside trails and pretty villages.

Day 8: Portsmouth

Your voyage ends in Portsmouth where you will disembark the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Portsmouth.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board L'Austral
  • Full Board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day
  • Flight from Longyearbyen to London plus ship to airport transfer
  • Mineral water, coffee and wine served with lunch and dinner
  • Afternoon tea daily
  • 24 hour room service (selected menu)
  • Evening gatherings and organised entertainment
  • Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
  • English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
  • Open Bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request)
  • Water sports activities (except scuba diving) using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
  • Port Taxes

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Port Taxes
  • Optional excursions
  • Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure
  • Visas (where required)
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
 

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