Join Bob Sirott and
Icelandic & Scottish Stars Cruise
August 20 - 29, 2024
Iceland cruises bring you to the edge of the Arctic Circle and fill your days with magnificent fjords, dramatic natural wonders and outdoor adventures on these remote North Atlantic island countries.
Bob Sirott and
Generations of Midwesterners have grown up with lifelong Chicagoan and Emmy award winner Bob Sirott, first as a top Chicago rock and roll DJ in the 70s and later as a news anchor on CBS2, NBC5 and Chicago Tonight on PBS. Bob also worked as an anchor/correspondent for the 1985 CBS-TV network newsmagazine “West 57th.” Bob’s frequent broadcast partner is his wife Marianne Murciano who co-anchored the ground-breaking Emmy award winning “Fox Thing In The Morning” on Fox32 in the 90s. Sirott is currently heard on WGN Radio weekday mornings, 6-10am. He also hosts “Icons of the Ivy”, a series of interviews with Chicago Cubs legends on the Marquee Sports Network.
Marianne Murciano is an Emmy award winning writer, journalist and TV personality and now runs a successful e-commerce business. With her husband Bob Sirott, the duo hosted the popular Sirott and Murciano daily talk shows on Chicago’s legendary WGN and WLS radio stations. They co-anchored Fox Thing in the Morning on WFLD-TV from 1994 to 2000. Marianne can be heard weekly on WGN Radio with a savvy tips feature on the Bob Sirott Morning Show, where she offers useful lifestyle advice on health, food and relationships plus the delicious recipes she creates on her savvy-planet.com website. Born in Havana, Cuba, Marianne began her TV and radio career in Miami. She’s currently working on her first book, A Savvy Guide to Life.
Icelandic and Scottish Stars Cruise
Iceland cruises bring you to the edge of the Arctic Circle and fill your days with magnificent fjords, dramatic natural wonders and outdoor adventures on these remote North Atlantic island countries. Cruise Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice, to experience the famed Blue Lagoon, the popular Golden Circle route, Sophisticated city adventures meet bucolic countryside escapes where you can unlock hidden secrets in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy local tours to experience local cuisine, culture and hi
Discover this fascinating land where the forces of nature hold sway as you visit the modern capital with its thermally heated outdoor swimming pool, remarkable botanic gardens and folk museum. Explore the starkly beautiful countryside of lava formations, glaciers and incredible waterfalls and the site where the first parliament sat in 930 A.D.
Although remotely located in northwest Iceland and surrounded by ruggedly beautiful fjords, Isafjordur is surprisingly cosmopolitan. The capital of the Westfjords has long been a cultured oasis in the midst of this haunting beauty, fueled by the rewards of being one of Iceland’s largest fishing centers. The first merchants lived in wooden houses now preserved in the Neöstikaupstaöur section of town, which is alive with shops and restaurants. Two museums are of particular interest – the West Fjords Folk Museum for tools and heritage items and the Maritime Museum for a look at the 19th century fishing industry.
Renowned as Iceland’s whale-watching capital, the picturesque fishing village of Husavik offers unforgettable adventures to witness a variety of extraordinary whale species. Skjálfandi Bay is home to a diverse array of whales and other sea life, including minke, humpback and blue whales; white-beaked dolphins and harbor porpoises. The Husavik Whale Museum makes an excellent accompaniment to whale watching, shedding light on the ecology of these fascinating creatures as well as the history of whaling. Meanwhile, the Culture House provides an interesting look at the folk, maritime and natural history of northern Iceland. Lake Myvatn and Jökulsárgljúfur National Park make equally compelling day adventures.
Embrace the traditional Icelandic character of Eskifjördur, a sleepy fishing hamlet tucked into a dramatic fjord of the same name. As you sail into the harbor, marvel at the towering silhouette of Hólmatindur Mountain, an immensely picturesque feature that watches over the town from the opposite shore. Gain a deeper understanding of the region’s fishing heritage at the Maritime Museum and, in the home-turned-museum of a charming local couple, study an astonishing collection of gems, geodes and minerals gathered throughout Iceland. While exploring the surrounding countryside, rejoice at the breathtaking scenery of craggy mountains that rise from vividly green meadows.
Stroll through this picturesque fishing town and admire the views from the headland. Take a drive around this stunning, craggy island of majestic waterfalls, beautiful fjords, farms, villages, enigmatic sea stacks and panoramic views of the neighboring islands. Or visit an ancient Viking settlement in a valley of lakes.
The unspoiled Outer Hebrides is a world of its own, separated from mainland Scotland by more than water. The language is Gaelic, the attitude heavily self-sufficient and the wildlife uncommon. The capital of the Outer Hebrides, Stornoway is tucked into a beautiful natural harbor on Lewis Island, which the Vikings repeatedly invaded. While renowned as a center for Harris Tweed, Stornoway is also home to the Neo-Gothic Lews Castle, the An Lanntair arts center and a multitude of northern birds such as the Arctic skua, golden eagle and corncrake.
Offering some of the finest Victorian architecture in the UK, Glasgow is a major center of commerce and culture. Glasgow Cathedral is one of the only cathedrals in Scotland to have survived the Reformation in tact and houses a celebrated collection of stained glass windows. The Burrell Collection showcases a range of work by major artists such as Rodin, Degas and Cézanne, as well as examples of late medieval, Chinese and Islamic art. When exploring Scotland’s culinary culture, be sure to taste some of the famed single malt whiskies.
Considering it’s the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest literary figures – Beckett, Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, Yeats – you can’t help but wonder what it is about Dublin that so inspires. Exploring the city, you find answers. It’s the strong sense of community embodied in its pub culture, in the stunning churches seemingly on every corner, and in the sprawling parks where residents gather to commune with nature. It’s also the history preserved in the ancient books of Trinity College’s Old Library and in the story of Guinness and his iconic beer. Meanwhile, the charming seaside town of Dún Laoghaire possesses its own sense of timeless appeal, from the James Joyce Tower and Museum to the National Maritime Museum of Ireland.
Enjoy a relaxing day at sea and all the amenities the Marina offers.
Say farewell to your home away from home. Consider taking a trip up to London and get a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye and visits sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly.
Bob and Marianne's Group Exclusives
●Cruise group hosts – Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
●9-night luxury cruise accommodations
●Exclusive Group Welcome and Farewell cocktail parties
●Private Group Discussion with Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
●$600 simply MORE Shore Excursion Credit per Stateroom
●Free Economy Class Air from major US and CA gateway cities
●Free airport transfers with Oceania’s air program*
●Free Champagne, Wine & Beer at Lunch and Dinner
●Free Gourmet Specialty Dining
●Free In-Room Dining available 24 hours a day
●Free WiFi onboard Marina for two devices
●Pre-Paid Gratuities – value of $162 per person
●Free shuttle service from ship to city center in many ports
●Fare includes air-related government taxes, surcharges and fees of $368 per person
Oceania Cruises is the world’s leading culinary- and destination-focused cruise line. The line’s seven small, luxurious ships carry no more than 1,238 guests and feature The Finest Cuisine at Sea® and destination-rich itineraries that span the globe. Expertly curated travel experiences aboard the designer-inspired, small ships call on more than 450 marquee and boutique ports across Europe, Alaska, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, New England-Canada, Bermuda, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Tahiti and the South Pacific in addition to the epic 180-day Around the World Voyages. The brand has an additional 1,200-guest Allura Class ship on order for delivery in 2025.
Timelessly sophisticated, Marina was designed for the ultimate epicurean. She embraces the elegant ambiance of our renowned 1,250-guest ships while also offering an array of amenities and choices. In addition to multiple open-seating gourmet restaurants, Marina features memorable food and wine experiences at La Reserve by Wine Spectator as well as the opportunity for private dining at exclusive Privée. From the sparkling Lalique Grand Staircase to the exquisite Owner’s Suites furnished, designer touches are everywhere, highlighting the finest residential design and furnishings.
From sipping fine vintages at a wine tasting to attending a show-stopping performance in the ship lounge, a wonderful spectrum of enriching activities and lively entertainment awaits you on board Marina. Join one of our esteemed Guest Speakers to discover their unique destination expertise, indulge in a treatment at Aquamar Spa + Vitality Center or take a hands-on cooking class at The Culinary Center. As the sun lowers, gather with friends in one of the convivial bars, attend a spectacular production show or take in an unforgettable musical performance. Perhaps stop by the lively Monte Carlo-style Casino for a rousing game or two. Unforgettable evenings are just steps from your stateroom.
Designed for epicureans and travel connoisseurs, Marina features an array of complimentary specialty restaurants and unique dining experiences you’ll remember long after your cruise ends. The gourmet restaurants each serve a distinctive set of dishes created à la minute, from Continental cuisine at The Grand Dining Room and classic French fare at Jacques to vibrant Asian cuisine at Red Ginger and steakhouse favorites at Polo Grill.
Wonderful private sanctuaries, these 174-square-foot staterooms boast elegant designs and handsome furnishings that add to the serenity. Highlights include a spacious marble and granite-clad bathroom with a shower, as well as thoughtful touches such as a vanity desk, breakfast table and refrigerated mini-bar.
Stateroom with Veranda
The 291-square-foot Veranda Staterooms are the largest at sea. Featuring a comfortably
furnished private veranda, our most requested luxury, each stateroom also includes a plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar, spacious closet and a marble and granite-clad bathroom with a shower.
Categories B1, B2, B3, B4
Concierge Level Veranda
These beautifully decorated 291-square-foot staterooms reflect many of the luxurious
amenities found in our Penthouse Suites, including a private veranda, plush seating area, refrigerated mini-bar and an oversized marble and granite-clad bathroom with a shower. Guests also enjoy access to the private Concierge Lounge featuring your own dedicated concierge, magazines, daily newspapers, beverages and snacks.
Categories A1, A2, A3, A4
The elegant Penthouse Suites rival any world-class five-star hotel for comfort and beauty. Their design is ingenious, maximizing the generous 440 square feet of space and featuring a dining table, separate seating area, oversized bathroom with a shower, walk-in closet and private veranda. Enjoy exclusive card-only access to the private Executive Lounge and the services of a dedicated concierge.
Categories Ph1, PH2, PH3
More About Oceania Cruises
Featuring a fleet of intimately luxurious ships, Oceania Cruises offers an unrivaled experience renowned for the finest cuisine at sea and destination-rich itineraries spanning the globe.
The landscapes are wondrous and beguiling. Eerie rocks line the coast, populated by puffin and Arctic tern colonies. There are the massive Godafoss and Gullfoss waterfalls, bubbling mud pots, Dimmuborgir lava fields, the Vatnajokul glacier field, the Geysir in Haukadalur, and the 100 degree Blue Lagoon with its beneficial silicate minerals not to be missed.
Iceland & Scottish Stars Cruise with
Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano
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