NEW CRUISES IN ICELAND
Launched last summer as Iceland’s first locally owned expedition cruise line, Iceland ProCruises has announced new itineraries for 2016 that head beyond home base to northerly neighbors from the Faroe Islands to Greenland. Its sole ship, the 224-passenger Ocean Diamond, will start the season on a new tour from Hamburg, Germany, and island-hop to the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe Islands before skirting the northern coast of Iceland and finally docking at Reykjavik. The 14-day trip starts at $2,695 a person, triple occupancy. The ship will then spend the majority of the summer on trips that circumnavigate Iceland or break away to Greenland. Two new seven-day Northern Lights and Whales itineraries in Iceland close out the season in September (from $1,685). All itineraries focus on the natural wonders of the north and offer off-ship excursions by small boat to spot whales, visit villages or get close to icebergs.