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Icelandic Mosaic

  • Overview

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    Discover Iceland and the Arctic Circle and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings with this brand new cruise. For 8 days, Le Champlain will take you to extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife. Iceland is the starting point of this adventure and will captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives. Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum. During the cruise, Le Lapérouse will reach the Arctic Circle, as well as the small and remote island of Grimsey. Here it is the kingdom of birds such as guillemots and puffins. Its volcanic rock forms splendid basaltic columns in certain areas. You will also call at Seydisfjordur, one of the most picturesque ports in the country and the gateway to a 1250 hectare nature reserve that is home to a multitude of birds. To conclude you will discover Heimaey. The only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands, fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes. Your voyage will conclude in Reykjavik, leaving you with the memories of some unique moments.

    Duration: 8 days
    Passengers: 180 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Disembarkation Point: Reykjavik, Iceland
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Reykjavik, Iceland; Embarkation Day

      This attractive harbour city is located just a few kilometres from the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik Arriving by sea, youメll see fishing boats moored in Hafnarfjörðurメs baysᅠ and volcanic rocks; ᅠHafnarfjörður is built on an ancient field of lava flow. In the town centre, basalt rocks point you in the direction of the historic houses of Sivertsen and Siggubær : their interiors and period furniture bring old Iceland back to life before your very eyes. Not far from here is a spectacular coastal walk and warm geothermal pools.

    • Day 2/7 - Icelandic Mosaic

      Discover Iceland and the Arctic Circle and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings with this brand new cruise.

      For 8 days, Le Lapérouse, one of the most recent additions to our fleet, will take you to extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife.

      Iceland is the starting point of this adventure and will captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives.
      Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum.

      During the cruise, Le Lapérouse will reach the Arctic Circle, as well as the small and remote island of Grimsey. Here it is the kingdom of birds such as guillemots and puffins. Its volcanic rock forms splendid basaltic columns in certain areas.
      You will also call at Seydisfjordur, one of the most picturesque ports in the country and the gateway to a 1250 hectare nature reserve that is home to a multitude of birds.

      To conclude you will discover Heimaey. The only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands, fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes.
      Your voyage will conclude in Reykjavik, leaving you with the memories of some unique moments.

    • Day 8 - Reykjavik, Iceland; Disembarkation

      Discover Iceland and the Arctic Circle and follow in the footsteps of the Vikings with this brand new cruise.

      For 8 days, Le Lapérouse, one of the most recent additions to our fleet, will take you to extreme lands, a paradise for birdlife.

      Iceland is the starting point of this adventure and will captivate you with its breathtaking scenery. Glaciers, lava fields, geysers and steam baths – this is undoubtedly the place of all the superlatives.
      Reykjavik is the most northerly capital in the world, lying slightly above the 64th parallel. Houses with colourful roofs line its streets and this, coupled with the many ducks in its lake, produces a picture postcard setting. It boasts real cultural riches, particularly in contemporary art, notably with the Reykjavik Art Museum.

      During the cruise, Le Lapérouse will reach the Arctic Circle, as well as the small and remote island of Grimsey. Here it is the kingdom of birds such as guillemots and puffins. Its volcanic rock forms splendid basaltic columns in certain areas.
      You will also call at Seydisfjordur, one of the most picturesque ports in the country and the gateway to a 1250 hectare nature reserve that is home to a multitude of birds.

      To conclude you will discover Heimaey. The only inhabited island in the Westmann Islands, fishing is the main source of income in this exceptional site. You can admire its volcanoes and its almost-desert like landscapes.
      Your voyage will conclude in Reykjavik, leaving you with the memories of some unique moments.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your captain and expedition leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities

    Explore Iceland

    A land placed atop the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, makes Iceland’s geologically very active. Her waterfalls are some of the Europe’s most powerful, while her geysers and volcanoes are by far some of Europe’s most active. Iceland’s landscapes are of stark contrast and yet seemingly picturesque at the same time.

  • Inclusions
    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Airfares unless stated in the itinerary
    - Passport and Visa expenses
    - Baggage / cancellation / interruption and medical travel insurance
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Laundry expenses
    - Bar expenses
    - Internet and Wifi expenses
    - Gratuities
    - Massage services
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  • Vessel

    Featuring innovative and environmentally-friendly equipment, elegantly designed staterooms, spacious suites with large windows, and lounge areas that open onto the outside, this new limited-capacity yacht boasting just 92 staterooms and suites will offer you a truly unique cruising experience.

    As one of the four ships in a new series that remains true to the expedition spirit, Le Bellot will embody the unique atmosphere is a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy and comfort.

    Aboard this ship that flies the French flag, you will experience the incomparable pleasure of an intimate cruise, with the possibility of exploring an ever-increasing range of destinations in an ethnic-chic ambience with luxury service.

    Experience a luxurious setting where the accent is on authenticity and passion for travel.

     

    RESTAURANTS

    As it is an essential part of French culture, gastronomy will naturally have pride of place aboard this new ship.

    To the back of Deck 4, you will find a 260 m² panoramic restaurant which can accommodate all of our passengers in a single sitting. Designed differently to that on our other ships, this dining area, which opens onto the outside, will have a buffet of salads, desserts and cheeses at your disposal. Our discreet and attentive crew will provide table service for hot meals.

     

    In a relaxed atmosphere, an outdoor grill on Deck 3 will serve grilled meats with a variety of salads and desserts.

     

    PUBLIC AREAS

     

    Le Bellot has many common areas that are designed and equipped to meet all of your needs while preserving the intimacy of each passenger.

    A 140 m² reception area includes:

    • A reception/concierge desk,
    • An excursions desk,
    • The ship’s administrative services,
    • The sales office, manned by our Guest Relations Officer,
    • Our 50 m² boutique which sells clothing, jewellery, beauty products, postcards and various accessories,
    • Toilets accessible to passengers with reduced mobility.

    A new hydraulic platform with adjustable height provides:  

    • Easier boarding than on any other cruise ship,
    • Easier Zodiac embarkation and disembarkation for expeditions,
    • Easier access to the sea for swimming and practising various water sports such as kayaking or paddle-boarding.

    A pool deck offering:

    • A pool with a panoramic view, equipped with a counter-current swimming system,
    • A pleasant solarium,
    • An outdoor bar and lounge with armchairs and sofas.

    A 200 m² main lounge which can accommodate all of our passengers to share convivial moments and to host activities organised during the day or evening.

    Lastly, a theatre that seats 188, equipped with:

    • The latest sound and lighting technology,
    • A LED wall as the stage backdrop, for the projection of high-resolution images and videos.
    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 184
    Crew #: 110
    Ice Class: 1C
    Speed: 18
    Refurbished: 2020
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2020
    Length: 128m
    Width: 18
    Draft: 4
    Tonnage: 10000
    Registry: France
    Elec Outlets: 220V / 2 Round Pin
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le champlain deluxe stateroom

Deluxe Stateroom

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 7,990pp
AUD 7,990pp
le champlain prestige stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 4

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 9,060pp
AUD 9,060pp
le champlain prestige stateroom

Prestige Stateroom Deck 5

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 9,520pp
AUD 9,520pp
le champlain prestige deck

Prestige Deck 6

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 9,990pp
AUD 9,990pp
Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite Deck 3

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 13,990pp
AUD 13,990pp
le champlain prestige suite

Prestige Suite Deck 5

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 18,990pp
AUD 18,990pp
le champlain prestige suite

Prestige Suite Deck 6

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 19,990pp
AUD 19,990pp
le champlain privilege suite

Privilege Suite

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 20,990pp
AUD 20,990pp
le champlain grand deluxe suite

Grand Deluxe Suite

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 22,990pp
AUD 22,990pp
le champlain owner's suite

Owner's Suite

13 Jul 2020 - 20 Jul 2020
AUD 23,990pp
AUD 23,990pp