From Hull: 35 Night Arctic Greenland, Iceland & Spitzbergen £1382pp @ Iglu Cruise
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From Hull: 35 Night Arctic Greenland, Iceland & Spitzbergen £1382pp @ Iglu Cruise

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Found 2nd Apr 2016
For those that don't mind booking over a year in advance then this could be a great opportunity for a 35 night cruise next July especially if you don't want to fly. Visiting the Arctic as well as an itinerary that includes Iceland, Greenland and Norway (some of the most expensive places), I think this is a pretty amazing deal for less than £40 a night. Even if you were doing a land based tour of these placed accommodation and hotel costs are so expensive I doubt you could even find places to stay pee night as cheap as this let alone with all your food.

I've been to the Antarctic and believe me this is an amazing price for this Arctic itinerary. It's something I'm very much tempted with myself. I've been with Cruise and Maritime before and it's not great but this itinerary is good so thank god you don't have that many at sea days, take your own entertainment as their entertainment is really not great. Food wasn't bad though and when you think what you are getting it's a bargain.
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didn't know they did cruises from hull
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mercslkman

didn't know they did cruises from hull



Yep, also Tilbury and Liverpool (not this specific cruise though). I did a 8 night Norway one for £299 a while back and were one of the first ships to sail out from Liverpool. Very convenient......
rachelandgromit

Yep, also Tilbury and Liverpool (not this specific cruise though). I did … Yep, also Tilbury and Liverpool (not this specific cruise though). I did a 8 night Norway one for £299 a while back and were one of the first ships to sail out from Liverpool. Very convenient......


I live 2 mins drive from the hull port the boat will actually pass my house so I hope I am on my days off
Would there be additional costs as well for things such as food, drinks, going on land etc.

Sorry if a stupid question, I've never had a holiday like this but it looks great!
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OpineDevine

Would there be additional costs as well for things such as food, drinks, … Would there be additional costs as well for things such as food, drinks, going on land etc. Sorry if a stupid question, I've never had a holiday like this but it looks great!



When I went alcohol is extra. As far as drinks go not too badly priced especially if you go for thinks like the cocktail of the day. We did manage to take some alcohol onboard into our hold luggage but they may check these at Hull. As Liverpool cruise port had only recently opened when I went with them it was chaos and bags weren't checked for alcohol. They always have tea and coffee available and at breakfast juice. Food is in abundance and included. We never did any cruise excursions massively overpriced, look into what's available yourself and DIY it, or book direct locally. Much better options and you are under no obligation to book cruise excursions.

Tipping is automatically added onto your account per day which you settle onboard but we removed these a day or so before the end of our cruise and asked for envelopes so we could tip directly to staff.

If you are a drinker then you could find alcohol expensive but we spent very little. There were two formal nights over our 8 nights and I think we had a cocktail each of about £3! I'm sure somewhere there will be a drink price list I'll have a Google for it now.
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Drink wise, you can order in advance a wine package which compromises 5 bottles of wine and some mineral water http://i.imgbox.com/EYnVmnw3.png

There is also the option to have all inclusive at £17pp per day but this can only be done for the whole cruise so you can't just pay for one day here and there all inclusive. It also says all occupants is the cabin must purchase it which in my opinion is a bit rubbish especially if one of you doesn't drink!

It says bottled mineral water is extra. Now when I went there was always mineral water available in the buffet from 'the machine' and we did fill our water bottles up, especially for when we went ashore, climbing Pulpit Rock in Norway for example. You do not want to buy things like drinks in these places. In Norway some friends of ours paid £7 for two tiny glass bottles of Coca-Cola.


Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 2nd Apr 2016
Does seem a cracking deal to visit some really interesting places. 36 days of all you can eat temptations may be detrimental to the old waistline though. :-)

We went on a cruise to Norway with these folks and never were checked for booze. Do they normally only check when you initially board? If so you could always pick up provisions in Rosyth.
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supergran

Does seem a cracking deal to visit some really interesting places. 36 … Does seem a cracking deal to visit some really interesting places. 36 days of all you can eat temptations may be detrimental to the old waistline though. :-)We went on a cruise to Norway with these folks and never were checked for booze. Do they normally only check when you initially board? If so you could always pick up provisions in Rosyth.



I'm not sure as we only took it on at Liverpool on boarding. Perhaps if you had some kind of backpack you could try and take it back on but I wouldn't be as obvious to walk on with a Tesco carrier bag with lots of booze inside

mercslkman

didn't know they did cruises from hull



The more ways out of Hull the better...City of Culture!! I've heard it all now
I was really interested, until I saw the price for a single room, that's even more than paying twice at the base rate, in fact 4 people can go for that price !! from £5765 for singles, that does not seem fair. Grudgingly I could accept paying twice the cost, as they will lose the occupancy, but more than 4 times, sorry will have to give that a miss.
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Satchmo

I was really interested, until I saw the price for a single room, that's … I was really interested, until I saw the price for a single room, that's even more than paying twice at the base rate, in fact 4 people can go for that price !! from £5765 for singles, that does not seem fair. Grudgingly I could accept paying twice the cost, as they will lose the occupancy, but more than 4 times, sorry will have to give that a miss.



I know I noticed that I was really surprised as I've know Cruise and Maritime offer no single supplement before. They even have single cabins!
Nice cruise - just a shame about the cruise line.
Really good deal and brilliant info in the thread. May have to do something like this in the future, heat added.
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Newbold

Nice cruise - just a shame about the cruise line.



I agree but as I said you won't get this price on any other. I went to the Antarctic with Ponant who were amazing. Everything was included, minibar etc L'Occitaine products and it was cheaper than the GA 'backpacker' cruises. To get to the Antarctic/South Georgia and Falklands though expect to pay over £4k pp!! And that is cheap......
This sounds like a brilliant way to 'lay low' for a month (espeicially useful in Hull)

Heat added !
Geraingerfjord is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The scenery as the ship meanders to dock is stunning
Great deal if you are retired. I would have to use nearly all of my annual leave allocation for this. Still great value
Satchmo

I was really interested, until I saw the price for a single room, that's … I was really interested, until I saw the price for a single room, that's even more than paying twice at the base rate, in fact 4 people can go for that price !! from £5765 for singles, that does not seem fair. Grudgingly I could accept paying twice the cost, as they will lose the occupancy, but more than 4 times, sorry will have to give that a miss.



Just book and pay for a double cabin for 2 and just turn up. Pricing for singles are so unfair. I did this the other week with a hotel, it was cheaper for 2 to stay then pay for a single room
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It will be the height of summer in Norway, so lots of sun and beautiful scenery. The Arctic will always have ice, but it will be near 24 hours of daylight.
yorxman

The more ways out of Hull the better...City of Culture!! I've heard it … The more ways out of Hull the better...City of Culture!! I've heard it all now


Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've been an insult to sh*tholes.
However, I'm led to believe it's much improved now, so before you knock it, I'd suggest a revisit.
Antarctic and Arctic are two places at opposite sides of the planet. Just to clarify this deal is for the North Pole aka Arctic. OP and some others take note. Good deal though.
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fo_sho_yo

Antarctic and Arctic are two places at opposite sides of the planet. Just … Antarctic and Arctic are two places at opposite sides of the planet. Just to clarify this deal is for the North Pole aka Arctic. OP and some others take note. Good deal though.



I know I've been to Antarctic so I know the difference! Would you believe someone asked the expedition team on the Antarctic cruise if they were likely to see polar bears! Polar bears and penguins have never met.....

Penguins - Antarctic
Polar Bears - Arctic

Summer in the Antarctic is around Christmas and you can only cruise the Antarctic Nov-March. I was there are Christmas.

There are similarities I believe in terms of scenery and you will find ice in both of course, but many places around the Arctic have people residing there where you won't find that in Antarctica, unless you count some of the scientific research stations.

Edited by: "rachelandgromit" 2nd Apr 2016
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For those that don't know the difference between their Arctic and Antarctica this is helpful.
rachelandgromit

I know I've been to Antarctic so I know the difference! Would you believe … I know I've been to Antarctic so I know the difference! Would you believe someone asked the expedition team on the Antarctic cruise if they were likely to see polar bears! Polar bears and penguins have never met.....Penguins - Antarctic Polar Bears - ArcticSummer in the Antarctic is around Christmas and you can only cruise the Antarctic Nov-March. I was there are Christmas.There are similarities I believe in terms of scenery and you will find ice in both of course, but many places around the Arctic have people residing there where you won't find that in Antarctica, unless you count some of the scientific research stations.


Reading your post seemed like you didn't but if you do congrats.
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rachelandgromit

I know I've been to Antarctic so I know the difference! Would you believe … I know I've been to Antarctic so I know the difference! Would you believe someone asked the expedition team on the Antarctic cruise if they were likely to see polar bears! Polar bears and penguins have never met.....Penguins - Antarctic Polar Bears - ArcticSummer in the Antarctic is around Christmas and you can only cruise the Antarctic Nov-March. I was there are Christmas.There are similarities I believe in terms of scenery and you will find ice in both of course, but many places around the Arctic have people residing there where you won't find that in Antarctica, unless you count some of the scientific research stations.


i thought the two above had effectively the same habitat.
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ozyl

i thought the two above had effectively the same habitat.



I've not been to the Arctic but they do have differences and the habitat and wildlife, fauna etc are different too.
Great prices for cruising on a budget. Cabins are basic but adaquate. Funny how cruise lines differ on ideas of a big window, marco polo premium twin oceanview large window looks about 4ft x 3ft, ncl family suite floor to ceiling...now thats what I call a large window!

I really like the way cruise lines are offering 2 or 3 taster cruises, and highly recommend for both newbie and seasoned cruisers alike to get an idea of cabins, food and fellow travellers. For instance we looked at possibllity of doing p&o on our australia cruise next year, but a 3 day cruise indicated it definitely wasn't for us.
Seems a really decent deal. I'm from Hull and the City has improved and a lot of work is being done. A lot of people knock the City who have never been. Like every City there are rough areas, but you find a lot of people come, love the people and place and make it their home. Lots of stuff going for 2017 but the bungling council have lots of the work going on behind schedule... not good.
Seems to good to be true. On the C&M website the cheapest price is about double the Iglu price.
It's the same price on the planet cruise website so doesn't appear to be an April Fools Joke!!
It's stories like this, though, that put you off the Marco Polo :

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This sounds like something my Dad would be interested in, but I'm wondering why the ship comes back to the UK halfway through the trip? Spending half a day in Rosyth as part of a luxury cruise isn't my idea of fun and I used to live there
Edited by: "MrsBartolozzi" 2nd Apr 2016
dantesfireplace

This sounds like a brilliant way to 'lay low' for a month (espeicially … This sounds like a brilliant way to 'lay low' for a month (espeicially useful in Hull)Heat added !



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lanc1979

Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've … Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've been an insult to sh*tholes.However, I'm led to believe it's much improved now, so before you knock it, I'd suggest a revisit.



​don't bother nothing's changed
MrsBartolozzi

This sounds like something my Dad would be interested in, but I'm … This sounds like something my Dad would be interested in, but I'm wondering why the ship comes back to the UK halfway through the trip? Spending half a day in Rosyth as part of a luxury cruise isn't my idea of fun and I used to live there



I expect it is far cheaper to refuel and restock groceries in the UK than it is in any of those other ports en route
Leaving the delightful surroundings of Hull.....I'd pay double to get out of that **** hole.
lanc1979

Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've … Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've been an insult to sh*tholes.However, I'm led to believe it's much improved now, so before you knock it, I'd suggest a revisit.



I'd rather do that than head to W**kyshire!!
lanc1979

Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've … Used to work in Hull 10 years back and to call it a sh*thole, would've been an insult to sh*tholes.However, I'm led to believe it's much improved now, so before you knock it, I'd suggest a revisit.



& you can't polish a turd son
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