Cruise liner to stop in Greenland for first time

QaqortoqThe cruise liner Carnival Legend is scheduled to stop in Greenland for the first time on its transatlantic sail this month.

The ship is repositioning from the English port of Dover after completing its summer European season and is now heading west to begin its new season cruising out of Tampa and New York. It will move onwards to Australia after next August.

The trip will visit Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Reykjavik before stopping at the Greenland town of Qaqortoq. It will then sail onwards to St. John’s, in the Canadian province of Newfoundland.

Qaqortoq, situated at the southern tip of Greenland, is the island’s fourth largest settlement. To reach the port, passengers must transfer to a smaller vessel. The town features colonial buildings as well as landmarks dating as far back as the 18th century when the town was founded.

Visitors will be given the opportunity to see fascinating wildlife, visit hot springs, check out Norse ruins and learn about Inuit culture.