Whale Safari

This item appears on page 54 of the November 2012 issue.

12-day / 11-night North Atlantic whale-watching cruise aboard 105-passenger M / V Ortelius. Departures June-October 2013. Highlights: Hansweert, NETHERLANDS / Aberdeen, SCOTLAND / in Shetland Island waters, minke whales, white-beaked dolphins / Pictish stone ruins on Fair Isle / glaciers, bird-watching on NORWEGIAN island of Jan Mayan / look for blue whales, orcas, polar bears, walrus near Alkhornet / Longyearbyen. Cruise, from €1,500 (near $1,937) quad porthole to €2,900 suite. Single rate is base times 1.7. Oceanwide Expeditions (Houston, TX; 800 / 453-7245).