Cruise Dialysis

Iceland & Shetland onboard Astor sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany, 19 June 2019, 12 nights

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation.

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation. With fine cuisine, high class entertainment, comfortable lounges and accommodation, the philosophy of the crew onboard is simply to ensure your voyage is an outstanding and memorable experience.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
19/6/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 17:00
20/6/19 Rest at sea
21/6/19 Lerwick, Shetland Islands (United Kingdom) 07:00 18:00
First, the Norsemen settled in the 9th century, where later in the 17th century Lerwick was founded as an unofficial trading post for the Dutch herring fleet. The city center is a labyrinth of narrow stone-paved streets in front of 18th-century sandstone buildings overlooking the bustling harbor. Hay’s Dock was once the center of fishing and boat building on the Shetland Islands. Today it houses the wonderful Shetland Museum and Archive. At the southern tip of the island of Mainland, the Jarlshof, an extraordinary archaeological site, reports about the approximately 4,000 years of human settlement history of this remote archipelago with its abundance of animals.
22/6/19 Rest at sea
23/6/19 Country by launch or tenderDjupivogur (Iceland) 07:00 15:00
24/6/19 Akureyri (Iceland) 8.30 8:00 pm
Akureyri is located at the end of the 60 kilometer long Eyjafjörður, the longest fjord in Iceland. The capital of the north was founded as a trading post and today presents itself as an attractive city with colorful houses and manicured gardens. Here you will find both the northernmost botanical garden in the world and the northernmost golf course in the world. The focus of the excursions offered is on the exceptional nature and landscape of Iceland, such as the pseudo craters of Skutastadir, the surreal lava formations at Dimmuborgir, the bird paradise Mývatn and the impressive, crescent-shaped waterfall Goðafoss. Visiting the Laufas open-air museum or the Mývatn Nature Baths, Iceland’s newest thermal spa, are relaxing alternatives.
24/6/19 Viewing OnlyCruising in the Eyjafjord (Iceland)
25/6/19 Grundafjordur (Iceland) 15:00 21:00
26/6/19 Reykjavík (Iceland) 07:00
The Icelandic capital has a very idiosyncratic character, partly Old Norse, partly very modern. Despite the fact that half of all Icelanders live in Reykjavík, it is one of the smallest capitals in the world. In the oldest part of the city, one encounters mosaics, murals and sculptures, and brightly colored houses with tin roofs are guarded by the towering Hallgrímskirche. The popular classic amongst the optional, varied and exciting excursions offers vast lava fields, a dramatic, historic gorge, bubbling mud springs, thunderous waterfalls and water-spouting geysers all in one. Another, very nice trip, allows a relaxing dip in the geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
27/6/19 Reykjavík (Iceland) 18:00
The Icelandic capital has a very idiosyncratic character, partly Old Norse, partly very modern. Despite the fact that half of all Icelanders live in Reykjavík, it is one of the smallest capitals in the world. In the oldest part of the city, one encounters mosaics, murals and sculptures, and brightly colored houses with tin roofs are guarded by the towering Hallgrímskirche. The popular classic amongst the optional, varied and exciting excursions offers vast lava fields, a dramatic, historic gorge, bubbling mud springs, thunderous waterfalls and water-spouting geysers all in one. Another, very nice trip, allows a relaxing dip in the geothermal waters of the famous Blue Lagoon.
28/6/19 Country by launch or tenderHeimaey, Westman Islands (Iceland) 06:00 11:45
Heimaey is not only the largest of the 15 islands of the Westman archipelago off the south coast of Iceland, but also the only inhabited one. On 23 January, without warning, a volcano erupted on the city boundary next to Mount Helgafell, forcing its residents to leave their homes and move to safety on the mainland. Fortunately, the entire fishing fleet was in the harbor to evacuate the islanders and, surprisingly, not a single death was to be lamented. Six months later, when the volcano was extinguished, most of the residents returned and began rebuilding their homes on an island that has gained one fifth of its original size from the lava flows.
29/6/19 Rest at sea
30/6/19 Rest at sea
07/01/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 11:30

Note: In case of bad weather or sea conditions that prevent the ship from reaching a planned port, alternative arrangements will be made as far as possible.

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* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore

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Testimonials

  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt