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Cruises to Iceland

f you are looking for a holiday that will take you well off the beaten track, there are few better choices than heading north on Arctic, Iceland and Greenland cruises.

The image you have in your mind when you think about cruises is likely to be of sunning yourself in the Caribbean or Mediterranean, but you will also find plenty to enjoy in the north Atlantic and Arctic oceans, including the fascinating city of Reykjavik.

Iceland’s largest city – the most northerly capital in the world – is packed with interesting sights, including the spectacular Hallgrimskirkja church, City Hall and Hofdi House, the scene of the crucial 1986 summit meeting between presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.

You can also enjoy some peace and quiet on the shores of Tjornin, Reykjavik’s city centre lake, or take in the views over the capital’s brightly coloured traditional houses from the futuristic Perlan building.

Reykjavik is also a great place from which to explore Iceland’s glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls and geysers. The island has a rugged landscape with unusual sights at every turn, so you won’t have to travel far from the capital to experience something new.

Thingvellir National Park is a great example of the spectacular countryside you can expect to enjoy during your call in Iceland, with its lava plain and mountains covered in wild flowers, moss and birch trees.

Iceland has a number of geothermal areas, where you will find warm mud pools and geysers. One of the most famous of these is the Strokkur – a spectacular geyser that sprays jets of steam and hot water 16 metres into the air every ten minutes.

Another geothermal-related attraction is the Blue Lagoon, a vast outdoor spa. It is filled with beautiful blue mineral-rich seawater that is ideal for bathing and swimming. The water, which has a temperature of 37-39C, is said to have healing properties, but even if you don’t have any ailments, you are certain to find it a relaxing experience.

Iceland is one of the best places to see a volcano close up and you will be able to arrange a trip to Eyjafjallajokull during your cruise liner’s stop in Reykjavik. If you want to make it an extra special experience, you could even book a helicopter tour that will take you to four different volcanoes.

If you are searching for something a little different for your next holiday, why not take a look at what Arctic, Iceland and Greenland cruises have to offer? To find the best voyages available get in touch with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines for full details. Fred Olsen Cruise lines as well as other cruise lines offer cruise departures from southampton

Business class flights

Business class is a class of its own. People who travel long routes that span different continents or even those going from East coast to West coast make the most of business class air fare tickets and fly with a little style and luxury. The reason why business class is so great for long journeys is because the ample features and benefits allow you to truly relax and make the most of your journey without being weary of travel.

Flying is a time consuming activity which is why the business class perks can make all the difference. In today’s post we will look at some of the features in great details.

Let’s Talk Seats

There are three types of seats that come with the benefits of business flights. The first one is the cradle seat that offers a 160 degrees recline; a fair angle to lay back on. Next up, is the Angled Seats which stretch as far as 170 degrees offering more recline and space for passengers to spread their legs. Last but not least, and everyone’s favourite are the flatbed seats which offers business class passengers a full 180 degree angle to lay back on. It’s as if they are laying on their bed. These seats are really comfy and cushiony as well. It makes you feel right at home.

Priority Checking

There is always an ever-present urge to get on board the plane at the earliest possible convenience. However different airlines have different ways of boarding passengers accordingly. First Class and Business Class travellers get priority check-in. They don’t have to stand in long lines and they surely do not have to wait. Once the boarding signs comes on, they are whisked away almost immediately to their seat. Oftentimes they don’t even get to see the economy passengers and are usually the first few on the plane.

Access to Better Cuisine and Space

There is definitely a difference in cuisine as you upgrade from economy to business. A better food selection awaits passengers on business class. There are also different forms of entertainment as well. For example for most airlines, passengers have access to audio/video systems that are already on-board. They can also request a DVD player to listen to their favourite CD or watch their favourite movie. There is certainly more space in Business Class which means there are a great number of things you can accomplish with that given space. There is plenty of room for your laptop which can also be charged from an outlet beneath your seat. You have internet access so you can stream music while you fly to your desired destination.

Accumulating Business Miles

You collect mile point each time you travel provided you have a mileage card that records your flight data. Business class passengers get more points due to a higher costing seat and they also earn huge discounts when they accumulate enough points.

Flying Business Class is an experience everyone carries with them forever. It’s not as pricey as First Class yet it retains some of the best air travel features and luxuries in the airline business.